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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.

Sewing Classes, Textile-O-Phile, 1769 S. 8th St. $10 per hour. Offering sewing classes from beginner to advanced. Call 473-1818 to make a reservation.

The Small Business Development Center, is offering summer workshops on business related topics. Call 262-3844 for a schedule and more information.

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

The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Offering classes from CPR to bellydancing and photography. Also offering trips and summer camps. Call 385-7920 for more.

Colorado Geology Class and Field Trip For Adults, various locations. $68. Learn about Colorado's landscape and take a field trip through July 5, Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 687-1229 for more.

Community Immigration Town-Hall Meetings, four venues across the state, including St. Paul, 9 El Pomar Road. Bishop Michael Sheridan and parishes of the Diocese of Colorado Springs will host immigration discussions through the lens of scripture and Catholic social teaching. June 9 in Buena Vista, June 13 in Highlands Ranch and June 23 in Limon, 7 p.m. Call 303/ 894-8808 for more.

Introduction to Permaculture Workshop, Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo Ave. $30. Becky Elder lectures on permaculture basics. Sat., June 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 632-6189 or visit ppjpc.org for more.

"Composting for a Richer Earth: Water Wisdom," Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. $25-$30. Scott Piggot of Rocky Top Resources will present on soil enrichment and more. Sat., June 10, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 471-0910, ext. 105 for more or visit catamountinstitute.org.

"All That Way for a Drink of Water! The Early History of Manitou Springs," Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs. Free. Deborah Harrison presents on this topic. Tues., June 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 685-5206 to make a reservation.

Tuesday Night Community Forums, Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. "Climbing Colorado's Fourteeners," June 13. The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative will provide information on safely hiking and ecological impacts. "Identifying Edible and Medicinal Plants," June 20. "Sustainable Agriculture," June 27. All forums from 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more or visit therenaissanceacademy.org.

2nd Annual TCA Summer Institute, 975 Stout Road. Offering various classes and workshops June 13-30. Call 488-6295 for more.

"Mountain Lion Behavior: Ideas to Avoid Conflict," Starsmore Discovery Center, 2110 S. Cheyenne Road. $5. Mountain lion expert Linda Sweanor-Logan will present useful information on our relationship with the big cats. Sat., June 24, 3-4:30 p.m. Call 385-6086 to make a reservation.

"Rangeland Health and Grazing Management on Prairie Grasslands," Hanna Ranch. $5. The NRCS District Conversationalist John Valentine will discuss Ecological Site Description and methods to develop and install photo monitoring on affected properties. Sat., June 24, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 632-3236 for more.

Free Computer Security Workshop, PPCC Centennial Campus Theatre, room A-112, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Learn to protect yourself or your business. Mon., June 26, 8 a.m. to noon. Call 262-3844, ext. 105 for more.

"Traveling the Queen Mary II," Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. World traveler Tony Denaray will show slides and discuss his trip on the Queen Mary II. Tues., June 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 535-2646 for more.

The Organic Pet, All Breed Rescue and Training, 20 Mount View Lane. $25-$30. The Catamount Institute presents information on responsible pet parenting. Sat., July 8, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 471-0910, ext. 102 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.

Zebulon Pike Lecture Series, El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo. $4-$5 per lecture. Presenting "In the Footsteps of Zebulon Pike, Army Explorer: Southwest Expedition, 1806-1807," July 10. "Defending the Empire: the Spanish Military," July 11. "The Pike Expedition: a Spanish Perspective," July 12. "A Man to Match the Mountain: The Character of Zebulon M. Pike," July 13. All lectures at 7 p.m. Call 719/583-0453 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. Offering classes Aug. 2, 8 and 29 and Nov. 1, 7 and 14. Call 636-3074 for more.

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