Guided hikes, North Cheyenne Canon. Free. Sundays, 1-3:30 p.m. Strawberry Hill on Sept. 26, Gold Camp path on Oct. 3, Stratton Open Space on Oct. 10, Lower Columbine and Meadow on Oct. 17, mystery hike on Oct. 24. Bring water and rain gear. Meet at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. For reservations, call 578-6146.
Guided family walks, North Cheyenne Canon, Free. Saturdays 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and Sundays from 1-1:45 in September. For reservations and information, call Starsmore Discovery Center at 578-6146.
Bear Creek Nature Center Activities, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Gary Scott speaks on Summit Strategies: Secrets of Mastering the Everest in Your Life, Sept. 24, 7-8:30 p.m., $10. Reservations required at 520-6387.
Florissant Fossil Beds Activities, , Teller County Rd. #1, Florissant. Wapiti Walk (Elk Walk), Sat., Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m. For cost and reservations, call 719/748-3253.
Sierra Singles Hike, hike with other singles on Mt. Herman, a moderate to easy hike that is 3 miles round trip. Sun., Sept. 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Dave at 597-3996 by Sat. 25 to reserve a spot.
Inside/Out Cripple Creek Fall Foliage & Fat Tire Ride, Cripple Creek to Gold Camp Rd. Donation of $35 suggested to benefit Inside/Out Youth Services. Sat., Oct. 2, 9:30 a.m. Call 328-1056 for more.
Volksmarch, 5, 6 or 11km walk through Ute Valley Park area. Family walk, leashed pets allowed. Sat., Oct. 2, 8 a.m. to noon. Call Russ at 667-5662 for more.
CC Tiger Classic 5k Race, South Monument Valley Park, at Cache la Poudre. $20-$25. Benefits the CC athletic booster club. Sat., Oct. 9, 8 a.m. Call 389-6773 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. 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. A family environment without smoking or drinking, all ages welcome. For more, call 266-6453.
Country Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $3. Smoke and alcohol free. No experience or partner necessary. Sat., Sept. 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m. For more call 598-8624.