"The History of the Colorado Springs Fire Department," Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Free. Ray Turner, a 29-year Fire Department veteran, will lecture on Fri., April 14, 11 a.m. Call 636-1225 for 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, 9:30 a.m. Call 598-3020 for more.
"Integration of Stone and Metal," Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Nationally known artist Michael Boyd will present on Mon., April 17, 9:45 p.m. Call 719/295-7200 for more.
"What is Your Ecological Footprint," Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. Linda Kogan presents on how much productive land and water one needs to support what one consumes and wastes. Tues., April 18, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.
Mel Goebel Lecture, Woodmen Valley Chapel, 250 E. Woodman Road. Free. Hear the story of this inmate turned ministry leader. Tues., April 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 388-4900 for more.
Promoting the Olympic Dream, Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle, room 129. $15-$20. USA Hockey and USA Figure Skating representatives will discuss positive public perception. Thurs., April 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 473-0704 to reserve a spot by April 17.
"Electroboy" Andy Behrman, CC Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $5 suggested donation, $10 per family. Learn about Behrman's battle with bipolar disorder and his experience with electroconvulsive therapy. Sat., April 22, 1-5 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.
23rd Annual UCCS Mathematical Olympiad, UCCS Campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Lecture by Hideshi Fukaya, the inventor responsible for the world's first graphing calculator. Fri., April 21, 9 a.m. Call 262-3439 for more.
William C. Henderson History Day, Colorado Springs Pioneer's Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Free. Local students will present on their historical research. Sat., April 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 385-5990 for more.
"Psychology of Writing and Publishing: From Wanna-be to Writer," Attend a workshop with a college professor. $49. Sat., April 29, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Call Larry at 630-0829 for registration and venue information.
A Conversation with David Faber, CC Slocum Commons, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Hear the story of a holocaust survivor, Sat., April 29, 1:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.
Building Healthy Families in the Community, Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel, 4285 N. Academy Blvd. $45-$175. Attend a five-week course on attachment and bonding from a broad perspective. Fridays through May 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 632-3204 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, Thursdays through April 27, 6:30-8 p.m.
"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 through April 13, 7-8:15 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.
Glen Eyrie Castle and Conference Center events, Glen Eyrie Conference Center, 3820 N. 30th St. $88-$158. "The Power of a Positive Woman," 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. May 3, 6-7 p.m. Call 471-9086 to make reservations or visit moonriverweddings.com for more.
Free Laughter Session, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Be silly and laugh with others. Meets Tues., April 25, 12:30 to 1 p.m. 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 23 and 30, 2 p.m. Call Tom at 262-3439 for more.
Songwriting Workshop, La Veda School of Arts, La Veta. $180. Chicago blues artist Ken Saydak teaches. Sat., April 22 and Sun., April 23. Call 719/742-5193 for more.
Learning Unlimited Series, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Blvd. Travel with Cyndy Estes to South Africa through her presentation. Tues., April 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 535-2646 for more.
"Advances in the Fight Against Cancer," CC Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Dr. Ajit Singh, global president of Siemens Corporation Oncology Group, presents a lecture, Wed., April 26, 7 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.
"The Effects of El Nino and La Nina on SE Colorado Weather," Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. Free. Bill Fortune from the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration discusses this topic on Thurs., April 27, 7 p.m. Call 719/485-4444 for more.
"The Organic Baby," Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. $20. The Catamount Institute is hosting Full Spectrum Nutrition founders for a workshop on healthy children, Sat., April 29, 1-4 p.m. Call 471-0190 for more or visit catamountinstitute.org for more.
Colorado Geology Class and Field Trip For Adults, various locations. $68. Learn about Colorado's landscape and take a field trip. May 3-31. Call Sheila at 687-1229 for more.
Fluency Fast, St. Paul's Conference Center, 9 El Pomar Road. $149. Learn a foreign language in only three days with Karen Rowan. May 4-6, Thurs. and Fri., 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 633-6000 or visit fluencyfast.com for more.
"Defending the Homeland: The Roles of NORAD and Northern Command," Rocky Mountain Ballroom, Broadmoor West, 1 Lake Circle. $20-$27. Admiral Timothy Keating will lecture, Fri., May 5 at noon. Reserve a spot at 579-8443.
REI and Catamount Institute Geocaching Clinic and Outing, REI, 1376 E. Woodman Road and Catamount Institute, 3168 County Road 28, Woodland Park. $20-$25. Learn to use a GPS at a two-part workshop. May 11 and 13, Thurs., 7-8:30 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 471-0910, ext. 105 by May 8 to register.
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.
"Has Pike Peaked," Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 217 S. Tejon St. Free. Dr. Michael Olsen will present on Zebulon Pike's role in American culture. Sat., May 20, 2 p.m. Call 385-5990 for more.
Zebulon Montgomery Pike Bicentennial Symposium, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. A full day of lectures on various topics, Sat., June 3, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Call 531-6333, ext. 2253 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.
2nd Annual TCA Summer Institute, 975 Stout Road. Offering various classes and workshops June 13-30. Call 488-6295 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 May 3, 9, 23, Aug. 2, 8, 29, Nov. 1, 7, 14. Call 636-3074 for more.