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Pumpkin Carving Party, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Ln., Fountain. Free. Pumpkins, patterns and some carving tools provided. more tools and extra pumpkins always welcome. Sat., Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 520-6745.

Samhain ritual, Community for Spiritual Living, 3685 Jeannine Drive. $3. Samhain, the Pagan New Year; a time for honoring the dead. Open to all interested. Social and events after ritual. Please bring food or drink to share, something comfortable to sit on, a votive candle in a fire-proof container and divination tools. Fri., Oct. 31, 7:30-11 p.m. Canned goods/clothing are also needed. For more, call 800/731-2650.

Jack-'o-Lantern Trail, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Ln., Fountain. $10 per vehicle. A 3/4-mile trail lit with 250 jack-o-lanterns, a show about bats and candy treat. Sat., Oct. 25 and Sun., Oct. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more, call 520-6745.

Bare-Knuckle Poetry, The Coffee Warehouse, 526 S. Tejon, Free. Poetry open mike. Bring your own poems and, for Halloween, something by your favorite dead poet to read. Open to the public. Tues., Oct. 21, 8 p.m. to midnight For more, call 477-1028.

The Thirteen Ghosts of the Haunted Hearthstone, Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. $6, partial proceeds go to Fine Arts Center. Be prepared for the most ghoulish of sights in the darkenend stairways and historic halls of the Hearthstone Inn. Guided tour; not recommended for kids under 12. Fri., Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m. For more, call 473-4413.

Blue Moon Haunted History Tours, 108 Canon Ave., #2, Manitou Springs. $10 and up. Walking tours, haunted mansion, ghost museum. Museum open Wed.-Sun., 3-9 p.m. For more, call 685-2409.

The Inferno haunted house, northeast corner of Nevada and Pikes Peak. $12. Open Fri., Sat. and Sun., 7-10 p.m. Oct. 3-19, and nightly, 7 p.m. to midnight October 22-31. Special "no-scare" shows for younger audiences Oct. 12 and 19, 4-7 p.m. For more, call 262-3232 or visit

Planet of Terror and Misery Mile, Joyrides Family Fun Center, 5150 Edison Ave. $5-$12. Planet of Terror indoor/outdoor adventure; Misery Mile, a two-acre haunted corn maze. No-scare activities also available for those under 12. Fri. and Sat., 7 p.m. to midnight, Sun., 7-10 p.m. Oct. 10-19. Extended days and hours Oct. 23-31. For more, call 573-5500.

Murder at Buffalo Chip, Creeker's Casino, 274 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. Free. Interactive murder mystery by Red Herring Productions. Complimentary appetizers and drinks. Sat., Nov. 1, 5-6 p.m. For more, call 719/-689-3239.

Manitou Springs 5K Mayor's Cup and Emma Crawford Coffin Races, Sat., Oct. 25. Kids 1K run, 10 a.m. Adult 5K run, 10:30 a.m. Parade of coffins 12:30 p.m., races at 1 p.m. Lantern-lit walking tours in the evening; tickets at the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, 354 Manitou Ave. For more information, call 685-4433.

Holiday art shows and fairs Black Forest Arts & Crafts Guild Fall Show and Sale, Black Forest Community Center, Black Forest and Shoup roads. Free admission. Locally made gifts and decorative items, food. Please, no strollers. Thurs., Nov 6 through Sat., Nov. 8, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun., Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Own Your Own Holiday Art Show and Sale, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Mon. through Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (holidays excluded). Original artwork. Public reception with the artists, Wed., Nov. 19, 5-8 p.m. For more, call 719/295-7200.

Handwoven Holiday 2003, 217 S. Grand (Union and Grand), Pueblo. Handweavers Guild of Pueblo annual sale. Fri., Oct. 31-Sat., Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, e-mail

Christmas Arts & Crafts Bazaar, Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. Free admission. Handcrafted items, homemade baked goods recipes, raffle. Sat., Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 520-6470.

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