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Bear Creek Nature Center Activities, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Spring Moon Hike, Fri., May 7, 7:30-8:30 p.m., $2; Dinosaurs! Sat., May 8, 10-11:30 a.m. $3; Birds and Bagels, Sat., May 15, 8-10 a.m., $4; ABC Animals, Thurs., May 20, 1:30-2:45 p.m., $4. Reservations required at 520-6387.

Fountain Creek Nature Center Activities, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Ln., Fountain. Forester Day, Sat., May 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m., $3; Slithery Snakes, Wed., May 12, 1:30-3 p.m., $4. Marsh Mania Camp, June 14-18 and July 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $120. Reservations required at 520-6745.

Sierra Club full-day hike, Table Mountain Proposed Wilderness. Sat., May 15. Wilderness area just west of Royal Gorge. Also Beaver Creek Proposed Wilderness on Sun., May 23. For more information and to register, contact John Stansfield, 303-660-5849 or e-mail

Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo, $4-$8 per class. Programs include A-Z Animals, May 8, 9:30-11 a.m. and Migratory Bird Day Celebration, Sat., May 8, 9:30 a.m. Call 719/561-1452 ext. 100.

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory Workshop, Chico Basin Ranch, 22500 Peyton Hwy. S. Free. Sat., May 15, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. To RSVP and for directions to ranch call 970/482-1707.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mt. Zoo Rd. $12-$15. Touch, Feel and Grow, ages 6-10, Sat., May 15, 2-3:30 p.m.; Your Own Backyard, ages 8-12, Sat., May 22, 2-3:30 p.m. Pre-registration required at 633-9925 ext. 112.

Geology: Weekend Trip/Class and Field Trip, Woodland Park, to Colorado's amazing rift zone. Weekend Trip: $65/day plus lodging. May 15 and 16. Class and Field Trip: $68/5 weeks; $48/all day field trip. Wednesdays through June 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 687-1229 for details.

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th. Free; some programs $1-$2. Nature Walks, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily; Nature Presentations and Multi-media Movie, various times daily; Become a Junior Ranger, available daily; Prairie Falcon Walks, 5 p.m. daily. For more call 219-0108.

dance parties and workshops Swing in the Springs, Downtown VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5. Free swing lessons with the price of admission. Every Sun., 7:30-10 p.m. All ages. For more, call 7192666453.

Country Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $3. No experience required, instruction provided, no smoking or alcohol. Sat., May 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.

Ballroom Dance Classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada. Fees include 6 hours. Includes swing, salsa, tango, cha-cha, fox trot, and waltz. Register anytime, open to members and non-members. Ongoing classes on Wed., 7:30-9 p.m. Call Arthur at 634-3029 for more.

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