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Learning Photoshop Basics I, Pro Image, 2835 N. Academy Blvd. $10 per class. Offering a six-part Adobe Photoshop course, from basics to advanced through June 7, Wed., 6:30-8 p.m. Call 574-3535 to sign up.

Elements Art Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., 633-3899. Offering art classes from glass fusing to beading and more, through October. Visit elementsartgallery.com to view a class schedule.

Sex Education for the Real World, Gill Foundation Community Room, 315 E. Costilla St. $50. Offering a 16-hour program on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7-9 p.m., May 11 through June 27. Call 630-2131 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.

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

Colorado Geology Class and Field Trip For Adults, various locations. $68. Learn about Colorado's landscape and take a field trip. Through May 31. Call Sheila at 687-1229 for more.

ACLU Annual Meeting, CC Slocum Commons, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St. Free. National Director of the ACLU's Program on Religion, Jeremy Gunn, will present on "The ACLU, Religion and the Culture Wars." Thurs., May 11, 6 p.m. Call 477-0196 for more.

Mountain Chalet Free Slide Shows, Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St. Bill Houghton presents "Trekking Peru," Thurs., May 11, 7 p.m. Call 633-0732 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 262-3450 for more.

"Unlocking the Mystery of a Cripple Creek Businessman," Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. President of the Pikes Peak Fountain Library District Cal Otto will lecture on a 19th-century clothing merchant in Cripple Creek. Fri., May 12, 11 a.m. Call 636-1225 for more.

Community Discussion on Religious Tensions and Diversity, Vanguard Church, 3950 N. Academy Blvd. Join panel members from Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths in an open-minded discussion. Mon., May 15, 7 p.m. Call 591-8800 or visit vanguardchurch.org for more.

"China: Challenges and Opportunities for Colorado Springs," Broadmoor International Center, 1 Lake Circle. $35. Dr. Richard Kwor will lecture on our local tie to China. Tues., May 16. Call 575-4314 or visit coloradospringschamber.org for more.

Live Birds of Prey Program, Colorado Division of Wildlife Building Classroom, 4522 Sinton Road. Free. The Aiken Audubon Society will present with owls, raptors, hawks and more. Wed., May 17, 7 p.m. Call 548-9863 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.

"VNS: A Pacemaker for the Brain," Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St. Free. Dr. John Fleming will speak on Vagus Nerve Stimulation, the latest treatment for severe depression. Tues., May 23, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 477-1515 for more.

"PR and the Technology Wave," Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle. $15-$20. Join R.A. Burrell of Infront WebWorks for a lunch and lecture. Thurs., May 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP by May 22 at 473-0704.

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.

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