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.
Sewing Classes, Second Floor Studios, 2418 W. Colorado Ave. Offering beginning and intermediate private lessons and workshops. Call 634-7820 for more.
The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $15-$119. QuickBooks I, July 7. "Funding Your Business," July 11. "Understanding Financial Statements to Manage Your Business," July 20. QuickBooks II, July 21. "Winning Government Proposals," Aug. 9. Basics of Bookkeeping, Aug. 17. Call 262-3844 or visit cssbdc.org for a complete schedule and more information.
PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, call 633-4991 to register. Featuring classes on immigration issues, film, alternative healing, wine, spiritual growth, travel, and more. Visit 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.
Tipi Building and Ute Heritage Workshop, Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, 4075 N. Cheyenne Cañon Road. Workshops that include a hike and construction of a tipi in the field, July 15 and Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 633-5701 for more.
Colorado Springs Astronomical Society Public Viewing, Fox Run Park, Stella Drive and Rollercoaster Road. Free. View galaxies, planets, stars and more. Fri., June 30, 8:30-11 p.m. Call Alan at 651-8476 for more information.
"The Great Story: The History of Everyone and Everything that Honors all Religious Traditions," Timberview Middle School, 8680 Scarborough Drive. Free. Michael Dowd presents on the sacred narrative of an evolving universe. Sun., July 2, 10-11:15 a.m. Call 260-1080 for more.
An Introduction to Buddhism, All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. $10 per class. Presenting four 90-minute weekly lectures that cover the basic doctrinal foundations of Buddhism, history and more. July 3, 10 and 17. Mon., 5:30-7 p.m. Call 389-6616 for more.
"Voluntary Simplicity," Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo Ave. $40. Attend an eight-week discussion course by the Northwest Earth Institute on material and psychological distractions that prevent us from healing the Earth. July 6 through Aug. 24, Thurs., 7-8:15 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.
Colorado Sales Tax Class, Department of Revenue, 4420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. A one-and-a-half-hour seminar covers a variety of tax topics. Thurs., July 6, 2:30 p.m. Call 303/205-8203 or visit taxcolorado.com 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.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Women & Judaism, Fire Station # 14 Community Room, corner of Academy and Dublin boulevards. $15. New York's Bronya Shaffer is the guest of Chabad of Southern Colorado for this presentation. Mon., July 10, 7:30-9 p.m. Call 634-2345 for more.
"Impressionist Still Life Pastel Class," Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave. Free. Local artist Lisa Lundquist will present a free tutorial. Tues., July 11, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 685-5206 for more.
Tuesday Night Community Forums, Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. Take a moonlit walk through 22 acres. July 11, 8-9:30 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more or visit therenaissanceacademy.org.
Rocky Mountain Natural Store Events, 1502 W. Colorado Ave. All natural soap-making class, Wed., July 12, 6-7 p.m. $20. Call 329-0180 for more.
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.
Tuesday Nights in July: A Series of Colorado History Programs, Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Free. Featuring "John Harper, Deported Miner: The Cripple Creek Strike of 1904 as Family and Social History," July 11. "History of Cowboy Songs of the West," July 18. "The Secret Treasure Inside Gold Hill," July 25. All lectures at 7 p.m. Call 636-1225 for more.
"The Ultimate Mystery: The Self-Reflective Nature of Reality," Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. $10-$25. Psychologist Robin Robertson presents a two-day lecture on Carl Jung's psychology principles. July 14-15, Fri., 7-9 p.m. and Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 685-4205 for more.
"Forest, Bugs and Hot Oak," Cascade Community Resort, 4455 Fountain Ave., Cascade. $5. Forester Steve Spaulding will present an overview on the latest forest pest conditions. Sat., July 15, 9-11 a.m. Call 632-3236 for more.
Marigreen Pines Estate Tour, Ute Pass Elementary, 9230 Chipita Park Road, Cascade. Tour a mansion built in 1923 that features Roman fireplaces, marble floors and European artwork. Sat., July 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun., July 16, noon to 4. Purchase tickets in advance through utepassshistoricalsociety.org or 686-7512.
Vacation Bible School, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of living in Bethlehem; all ages. July 17-21, 6-8:15 p.m. Call 633-8888 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.