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Kids Cross Country runs, various locations. Free. Includes Toddler Trot, Preschool Prance, School-Age Sprint and I'm almost an adult run. Sun., Oct 5, 1 p.m.North Monument Valley Park; Sun., Oct. 19, Bear Creek Park; Sun., Nov. 2, Ute Valley Park; Sun., Nov. 16, Palmer Park. For more, call 590-7086.

Bird-N-Nature Fest, Pueblo City Park (by the fountain), 800 Goodnight. Presented by the Arkansas Valley Audubon Society. There will be a bird-banding demonstration, nature programs and information booths, guided nature walks, childrens' activities and nature-related vendors. Sat., Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bird-banding and nature walk at 8 a.m. For more, call 719-275-8874.

Sierra Club General Membership Outing: Dayhike to Badger Creek. $1. A moderate 5-6 mile hike. Sat., Sept. 27, 8 a.m. to late afternoon. For reservations or information, call Jim Lockhart at 385-0045.

Cheyenne Cañon Guided Hikes, Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Blvd. Free. Sundays, 1-3:30 p.m. Bring water, rain gear, flashlight, and hiking boots. For information or reservations, call 578-6146. Oct. 5: Gold Camp Path.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 125 Gleneagle Dr., Gleneagle, 488-0880. $3 - $7 museum admission. Colorado Treasures: The Holy Moses Pocket, Thurs. Oct. 2, 7 p.m. Explore the geologic processes that created the largest documented smoky quartz crystals (Some over 4' tall!) in Colorado.

dance parties and workshops Learn to Tango, Gotta Dance Studios, 3625 Betty Dr. (two blocks south of Austin Bluffs & one block west of Academy Blvd. $10 per lesson; $54 for series of six. New Tuesday classes begin Sept. 30: For more, call 578-5282.

Bill Emery and The New Century Big Band (featuring Mary Chapman), Sons of Norway lodge. 1045 Ford Road (east of Powers, north of Murray). $10-$20. Sat., Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Call 576-2626.

Ballroom-Latin-Swing, Social Elegance, 2109 Templeton Gap Rd., $5 drop in. Beginners on Tues., intermed. on Wed., adv. on Thurs. 7 8 p.m. Call 632-4055.

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