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"The Hidden Center in Science and Spirituality," Unity Church, 1945 Mesa Rd. $8-$10. John Hitchcock, Jungian Psychotherapist, lectures on the dynamics of the journey to God. Fri., March 10, 7-9 p.m. Call 685-4205 for more.

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

"New York's African Burial Ground: Bioarchaeology for the 21st Century," UCCS Science Building Auditorium, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Dr. Michael Blakey will lecture on human remains from the 18th century found in New York. Fri., March 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 262-3563 for more.

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 through June 15, 6-7 p.m. Call 632-7509 for more.

Sunrise Church events, 2655 Briargate Blvd., 598-7013. "Fresh Start" divorce recovery workshop, March 9 through April 27 on Thursdays 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 University Center, Room 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. As part of the Curiosity Unlimited Lecture Series, Carol Schoffstall will address this topic. Fri., March 10, 9:30 a.m. Call 598-3020 for more.

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.

"Why Mineral Water Spas?", Congregational Church Community Hall, 103 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs. Kathleen Morrow and Kathy Verlo lecture at 3 p.m. on Sun., March 12. Call 685-5089 for more.

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.

"Springs Equinox: Time of Awakening," Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Ahriana Platten speaks on "Ostara." Mon., March 13 7-9 p.m. Call 634-1855 for more.

Topographical Map and Compass Class, Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. Stay safe in the wilderness by learning how to properly use a top map and other tools. Tues., March 14, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 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.

Oliver Herring, UCCS University Center Room 302, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. The New York based artist will lecture on performance, sculpture and film works. Wed., March 15, 6-7 p.m. Call 262-4612 for more.

John Stansfield as Enos Mills, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 4255 Sinton Road. Free. The Aiken Audobon Society presents this telling of the founding of Rocky Mountain National Park. Wed., March 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 548-9863 for more.

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.

"Cynthia Lennon speaks about John," Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $28-$32. Fri., March 17, 7:30 p.m. Call 634-5583 for tickets.

Pike's World discussion, Pioneers 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.

"The World's Dirty Money: Capitalism's Achilles Heel," West Ballroom, Broadmoor West, 1 Lake Circle. $20-$27. Internationally respected corruption authority Raymond Baker will lecture Tues., March 21 at noon. Reserve a spot by March 16 at 579-8443.

"Space: The Final Frontier," PPCC Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Free. "The Case for Mars" on Mon., March 20, 7 p.m. "Where is NASA Going Next?" on Tues., March 21, 7 p.m. "Flying Saucers Are Real" on Thurs., March 23, 7 p.m. Call 540-7106 for more information.

"History of the Manitou Soda Springs & Spa Building," Congregational Church Community Hall, 103 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs. Deborah Harrison lectures at 3 p.m. on Sun., March 26. Call 685-5089 for more.

"Blue Meanie Memories: Peregrine Falcons in the Southwest," CC Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $12. Join Jim Enderson at the Aficionados Luncheon on Wed., April 5 at noon for a lecture and book signing. Call 389-6649 by Mon., April 3 to make reservations.

"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.

"Classic Literature Equals Great Movies," Kraemer Family Library, third floor, UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. This lecture series examines Jane Austen's works as relative to the big screen. April 9, 23 and 30, 2 p.m. Call Tom at 262-3439 for more.

"Pandemic? The Lessons from SARS," Rocky Mountain Ballroom, Broadmoor West, 1 Lake Circle. $20-$27. Andrew Thomas Price-Smith, professor of Environmental Science, will lecture Tues., April 11 at noon. Reserve a spot by April 6 at 579-8443.

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.

2006 Colorado Xeriscape Garden Tours, to be held July 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit coloradogardenclubs.org for location and ticket information.

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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