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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.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $15-$119. "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.

Pikes Peak Community College Women's Re-Entry Events, Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Featuring "Career Services: What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?" July 20. "Fear of Returning to College," Aug. 7. "Colorado Women's Cancer Control Initiative," Sept. 20. "What's Your Personality?" Oct. 14. "Women's Resource Agency: Dress for Success," Oct. 24. Call 540-7501 to sign up.

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 belly dancing 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.

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. Mon., July 17, 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. Runs through Aug. 24, Thurs., 7-8:15 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.

Tuesday Nights in July: A Series of Colorado History Programs, Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Free. Featuring "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.

"A Man to Match the Mountain: Zeb Pike," Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Free. Pike expert Clive Siegle will be in period clothing to present on Zebulon Pike. July 17-18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 634-6666 for more or visit gardenofthegods.com.

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.

Colorado Geology Class & Field Trip, $68 for class, $68 for fieldtrip. Includes five Tuesdays and a Saturday fieldtrip across four counties. Aug. 1-29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 687-1229 for more.

"Achieving High Success in School," Manitou Elementary School, 110 Pawnee Ave. Participants will acquire five points of success, learn to disengage from power struggles and learn teambuilding skills. Thurs., Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m. Call 632-3204 to reserve a spot.

Adventures in Color Management, a weekend workshop to teach image capture, color management and print making; includes a field trip. Sept. 22-24. Call 260-6637 or visit adventurecamphoto.com 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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