Bear Creek Nature Center Activities, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Sunset Hike, Nov. 12, 4:30-6 p.m., $2. Colorado's Wild Cats, Nov. 20, 1-2 p.m. Reservations required at 520-6387.
Fountain Creek Nature Center Activities, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Ln., Fountain. Environmental Science, Sat., Nov. 13, 10-11:30 a.m., $4. Nature's Textures for 2-3 yr. olds, Nov. 16, 3-4 p.m., $3. Turkey Trivia and Hike, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to noon, $4. Reservations required at 520-6745.
Altitude Volleyball Club Try-Outs, Match Point, 3725 Bloomington St. $50. Auditions Oct. 31-Nov. 14. Call Ann at 475-0212 for more.
YMCA Activities, various locations around the city, open to all. Parent/Child Cooking Class, Southeast YMCA, Nov. 15, 23, 622-9622. School's Out Daycamp, Tri-Lakes YMCA, Nov. 11, 24, 26, 481-8728. Turkey Shootout Dodgeball, Tri-Lakes YMCA, Nov. 19-21, 481-8728.
Indoor Winter Cycling Classes, Carmichael Training Systems, 110 S. Sierra Madre. Run from Nov. 6-Dec. 23, 6-7 p.m. Call 866/355-0645 for more.
Volksmarch, Fort Carson Special Events Center, building 1829, Fort Carson. $3-$6. A 5/10/20 kilometer Veteran's Day volksmarch. Please register for easy passage into the base. Sat., Nov. 13, 8 a.m. to noon. Call 559-7953 for more.
Wildlife Watch, DOW Office, 4255 Sinton Rd. $15/family. Workshop with activities, viewing skills lessons and more. Sat., Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 227-5207 for more.
4 Mile Hike, Palmer Park, NE corner of Maizeland and Academy. Free. An easy four mile hike through Palmer Park. Meet at the parking lot at the Maizeland entrance. Sat., Nov. 13, 9-11 a.m. Call 633-6884 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 Country Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $3. Smoke and alcohol free. No experience or partner necessary. Sat., Nov. 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m. For more call 598-8624.
Tawnie-Centers Dance, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $1-$3. Focus is on children with special needs and their families, though all are welcome. Square dancing and other traditional folk dances and some games will be features. Sat., Nov. 13, 2-4 p.m. Call 347-0903 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.
Thanksgiving Eve Ball, Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. $10. Featuring the Bob Alexander Sextet. Full bar and food available. Wed., Nov. 24, 8-11 p.m. Tickets through TicketsWest, 576-2626.