Volksmarch, Homestead Ranch Regional Park, 16444 Gollihar Road, Peyton. Free. Includes 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) and 10 kilometer (6.2 miles) walks. Anyone under12 must be accompanied by adult. Leashed pets only. Large wheeled strollers OK; wheelchairs cannot complete this event. Sat., Oct. 18, start any time between 8 a.m. and noon. For more information call Ray or Gretchen Malaski (719) 487-8275.
Catamount Institute Hikes, Catamount Field Campus, Woodland Park. $3 adults, $1 kids 12 and under. Every second Saturday through October. Next hike Sat., Oct. 11,10 a.m. to noon.
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. 12: Lower Columbine and Meadow.
Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 125 Gleneagle Dr., Gleneagle, 488-0880. $3 - $7 museum admission. Super Saturday, Oct. 11: Bats 'n' Rats (1 p.m.). Come discover the wild side of mining and learn how creepy critters and mining are related!
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. For more, call 578-5282.
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. Call 634-3029 or 473-9622.