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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 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 for a complete schedule and more information.

"Intro to Iron Shirt Qi Kung," Manitou Springs Library, 701 Manitou Ave. Free. Learn to purify and cultivate you life energy through breath work. Sat., July 22, 9-10:30 a.m. Call 685-5206 for more.

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 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.

"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 "The Secret Treasure Inside Gold Hill," July 25, 7 p.m. Call 636-1225 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.

Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board Public Meeting, Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center, Building 7300, Woodfill Road. Learn about ongoing restoration projects. Thurs., Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m. Call 526-8001 for more.

Fluency Fast, The Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $149. Learn Spanish, German or French during three four-day workshops. Aug. 8-11, 8 a.m. to noon. Call 633-6000 for more.

Tipi Building and Ute Heritage Workshop, Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, 4075 N. Cheyenne Cañon Road. Attend a workshop that includes a hike and construction of a tipi in the field, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 633-5701 for more.

"Fraud in Nonprofits," Gay & Lesbian Fund, 315 E. Costilla St. Find out if fraud really happens and whose responsibility the problem is. Tues., Aug. 22, 1-4 p.m. Call 800/964-5648 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 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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