Guided hikes, North Cheyenne Canon. Free. Sundays, 1-3:30 p.m. 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.
Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Fall on the Farm, Sat., Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $3. Call 719/561-1452 ext. 100 or 103.
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.
dance parties and workshops Contra Dance, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. $3-$7. Dance to folk music, easy to learn steps that are taught, no partner necessary. Sat., Oct. 16, 7:30-10 p.m., lesson at 7 p.m. Call 578-8979 for more.
Ballroom Dance Classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada. Fees include 6 hours of classes. Includes swing, salsa, tango, cha-cha, fox trot, waltz and more. Register anytime, open to members and non-members. Ongoing classes on Wed., 7:30-9 p.m. Call Arthur at 634-3029 for more.