CC vs. University of Winsor Tiger hockey kickoff, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Fri., Oct. 8, 7:35 p.m. Call the box office at 477-2100.
Guided hikes, North Cheyenne Canon. Free. Sundays, 1-3:30 p.m. Stratton Open Space on Oct. 10, Lower Columbine and Meadow on Oct. 17. Bring water and rain gear. Meet at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. For reservations, call 578-6146.
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.
Catamount Institute Hike to Lander's City. Donations welcome. Explore the montange ecosystem on a 3-mile round trip hike to Lander's City, a ghost town. Sat., Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 471-0910 ext. 103 for reservations.
Denver Nuggets, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Call 866/464-2626 for more or www.ticketswest.com
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.
Broadmoor Skating Club Exhibitions, Olympic Rink at the Ice Hall, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Free. Fire and Ice Exhibition featuring members of BSC and visiting skaters. Oct. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 579-6570 or 492-7566 for details.
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., Oct. 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. For more call 598-8624.