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All-Natural Baby Product Class, Rocky Mountain Natural Store, 1502 W. Colorado Ave. $20. Learn to make all-natural products for mom and baby, include tummy salve, diaper salve, diaper wipes, talc-free powder and more. Thurs., March 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 329-0180 for more.

Benet Hill Center Classes, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. Call 473-6184 to register. "Spiritual Journey Course 1" through April 6, $85. "Search My Heart" on Sat., March 4, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. "Journeying through Lent" on Fri., March 10, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Stand-up comedy workshop, Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., $5 per workshop. An intensive stand-up workshop taught by award winning comic Gary Wilson. Sundays from March 5 through June 15, 6-7 p.m. Call 632-7509 for more.

Ten Top Tips for Training and Resurrecting Your Bicycle, Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Rd. Craig Griffin from Carmichael Training Systems will speak at this free seminar and share tips on bicycling. Tues., March 7, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

Sunrise Church events, 2655 Briargate Blvd., 598-7013. "Fresh Start" divorce recovery workshop, March 9 through April 27 on Thursday's from 6:30-8 p.m. Single parents dinner, Fri., March 10, 6-8 p.m.

"Exotic Gems & Colored Stones," Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St., Free. Hear stories from Michael Steenrod, a Gemologist and Appraiser. Fri., March 10, 11 a.m. Call 636-1225 for more.

"The Nursing Shortage: Its Impact on Quality Patient Care," UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. As part of the Curiosity Unlimited Lecture Series, Carol Schoffstall will address this topic. Fri., March 10, 10 a.m. Call 262-300 for more.

Waterscape and Photography clinic and outing, The Catamount Institute, 740 W. Caramillo St. $20-$75. Attend this hands-on clinic instructed by professional photographers and guided outdoors fieldtrip. Wed., March 8, 6:30-9 p.m. and Sat., March 11, 8 a.m. to noon. Call 471-0910 by March 6 to register.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Attend a workshop to learn about positive discipline, emotional and behavioral issues, as well as legal issues. Sat., March 11, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 444-5226 to register.

Bee Keeping School, Masonic Temple, 455 El Paso St., $35. This two-day course covers all aspects of beekeeping in the Pikes Peak region. Sat., March 11-Sun., March 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 632-0075 for more.

"Wide Open Spaces-Becoming Your Authentic Self Through Organized Living," Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave. Jenny Finn will host this free talk on Tues., March 14, from 7-8:30 p.m. Call 685-5206 for reservations.

Neuroimaging 2006 Progress Report on Brain Research, DBSA Resource Library at St. Francis Health Center, 825 E. Pikes Peak. Pick up a free copy of the report and other free information. Tues., March 14-Thurs., March 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 477-1515 for more.

Pike's World discussion, Pioneer's Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Dr. John Allen and James Ronda will discuss exploration of the southwest. Sat., March18, 2 p.m. Call 385-5990 for more.

America's Boating Course, CSPD Sand Creek Division Command Station, 4125 Center Point Drive. Taught by the Pikes Peak Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Sat., March 18 through Sun., March 19. 12-hour classes begin at 8 a.m. Call Rick at 392-5322 for more.

"Healthy Children, Healthy Planet," Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo Ave. Discuss the powerful fusion of pop culture and peer influence on today's children. Thursdays from 7-8:15 p.m. through April 13. Call 632-6189 for more.

Glen Eyrie Castle and Conference Center events, Glen Eyrie Conference Center, 3820 N. 30th St. $88-$158. "Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity" on March 17-19. "From Plot to Published: A Conference for Beginning or Prospective Christian Novelists" on March 24-26. "King Me: A Conference for Fathers of Boys" on April 7-8. "The Power of a Positive Woman" on April 28-30. Conference fees include all meals and materials. Reservations required. Call 800/944-4536 for more.

The Wedding Crash Course, 1524 N. Nevada Ave., Free. Topics for wedding preparation include photography, flowers, invitations and more. March 16, April 11 and May 3, from 6-7 p.m. Call 471-9086 to make reservations.

Free Laughter Sessions, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Be silly and laugh with others. Meets Tuesdays, 12:30-1 p.m. on March 28, April 25. Call Cheryl at 634-8932 for more.

PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, call 633-4991 to register. Featuring classes on computers, the weather, health, Shakespeare, spiritual growth, movies, fossils, and more.

The Bronte Sisters, UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. As part of the Curiosity Unlimited Lecture Series, Susan Taylor will discuss the contribution of these sisters to literature. Fri., April 14, 10 a.m. Call 262-300 for more.

Songwriting Workshop, La Veda School of Arts, La Veta. $180. Chicago blues artist Ken Saydak teaches the skills. Sat., April 22 and Sun., April 23. Call 719/742-5193 for more.

Hispanic Culture in Colorado, Edelweiss Restaurant, 34 E. Ramona Ave. As part of the Curiosity Unlimited Lecture Series, Fernando Feliu-Mogal will address this topic over lunch. Fri., May 12. Call 262-300 for more.

SCORE Starting A Small Business for Military Personnel, a four-hour workshop to answer basic questions for military personnel considering leaving the service and starting a small business. Classes on May 3, 9, 23, Aug. 2, 8, 29, Nov. 1, 7, 14. Call 636-3074 for more.

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