Bear Creek Nature Center Activities, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Colorado's Wild Cats, Nov. 20, 1-2 p.m. Animals Among Us, Dec. 2, 10-11:15 a.m., 1:30-2:45 p.m. Reservations required at 520-6387.
Fountain Creek Nature Center Activities, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Ln., Fountain. Turkey Trivia and Hike, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to noon, $4. Fly In Restaurants, Nov. 24, 10-11:30 a.m., 1:30-3 p.m., $4. Wildlife Ecology Hike, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to noon, $2. Reservations required at 520-6745.
YMCA Activities, various locations around the city, open to all. Parent/Child Cooking Class, Southeast YMCA, Nov. 23, 622-9622. School's Out Daycamp, Tri-Lakes YMCA, Nov. 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.
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 Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. $7 adults, $3 students, children free. Easy to learn, no partner needed. Potluck at 6:30, free lesson at 7 p.m., dance runs 7:30-10 p.m. Sat., Nov. 20. Call 578-8979 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.
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.