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Bear Creek Nature Center Activities, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Insect and Spider Safari, Sat., Aug. 7, 10-11:30 a.m. $4. Blooming Flowers, Thurs., Aug. 12, 10-11:15 a.m., 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. Animals and Art, Aug. 16-20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $120. Mushrooming for Beginners, Sat., Aug. 7, 10-11:30 a.m. $3. Windy Wonders, Wed., Aug. 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 1:30-3 p.m. $4. Reservations required at 520-6745.

Starsmore Discovery Center Events, 2120 W. Cheyenne Rd., 578-6146. Starsmore Day, Sun., Aug. 8, Free. Climbing wall lessons, must be over 4'6" tall. Tuesdays through Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m. Guided hikes through the Pike National Forest on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. Wild About Wildlife for 3-5 yr. olds runs Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Evergreen Cemetery Historic Reenactment and walking tour, Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock. $6 adults, kids free. Walk through the cemetery while actors reenact the lives of early pioneers. Proceeds to benefit the restoration of Historic Evergreen Chapel. Sat., Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 630-7328 for more.

Family Volksmarch, Mount St. Francis, 7665 Assisi Heights. Free. Aug. 14, starts between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m., ends by 2:30 p.m. Call Karen at 632-9320 for more.

S-CAP ESCAPE Ride Fundraiser, in the Collegiate peaks outside of Buena Vista. Ride a bike and raise funds, donate pledges, sponsor an individual rider, sponsor the event, volunteer on the event crew. Aug. 19-22. Call 578-9092 for more.

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. Bat Walks, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. For more call 219-0108.

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