Bats: Winged Wonders, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Ln., Fountain. $2. Fri., June 27, 7 9 p.m. Reservations required. Call 520-6745.
Paint Mines Hikes, Paint Mines Interpretive Park. Fri., June 27, 6 8 p.m. Hike for a "behind-the-rocks" tour. Take U.S. 24 to Calhan, turn south on Yoder Road/Calhan Highway, and go east on Paint Mine Road to the designated parking area. Bring water and snacks. Reservations required, 520-6387.
Hiking Retreat, at Benet Pines Retreat Center, 15880 Highway 83. Enjoy day hikes that include breathtaking views, mountain trails, streams and time for quiet reflection Sat., July 5 Fri. July 11. Space is limited, call for more information (719) 495-2574.
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center activities, 1805 N 30th St. Open 8 a.m. 8 p.m. daily. Nature walks, presentations, Junior Ranger program daily; bat walks, Tues., 7 p.m.; Prairie Falcon walks, Colorful Characters of the Pikes Peak Region, Every Thurs. For more information, call 219-0108. rose acoustic
Discover North Cheyenne Caon Summer Series, Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Blvd. Climbing wall instruction, Tues. Sat., 3 4 p.m., Guided hikes for kids (ages 10+) and adults, Wed., 6:30 9 p.m. and Sat., 8:30 11 a.m., Morning Stretch n' Breathe, Tues. , July 8 and 15, 9:30 a.m. The Starsmore House, Sat., July 5, 11 a.m. For information or reservations, call 578-6146.
dance lessons Ballroom Dance Classes, including swing, salsa, tango, waltz, fox trot and rumba. Four classes $45 80 per couple, $35 55 individuals. Downtown YMCA, Wed., 7:30 -9 p.m.; Fri., 7-9 p.m. Call 634-3029 or 473-9622.
Swing in the Springs dance lessons and dancing, VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $2-$5, every Sunday, 7:30-10 p.m. 310-3907.