Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Activities, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain. Zoo Rd., 633-9925. Primate World, Feb. 11. Winter Fun, Feb. 4. Zoo Career Day, ages 13-18, Feb. 11, 21, $45. Animal Affairs, an adult-only program about animal mating habits, Feb. 11-12, reserve a space at 633-9925 ext. 112.
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. Open Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission, programs $2-$5. Offers interactive exhibits, nature trails, guided and self-guided programs, Junior Ranger program, special events and more. Visit www.elpasoco.com/parks for more. Ice Age Mammoth Discovery, Sat., Feb. 19, 10-11 a.m.
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Free admission, programs $2-$5. Offers interactive exhibits, nature trails, guided and self-guided programs, Junior Ranger program, special events and more. Visit www.elpasoco.com/parks 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. Dinosaurs of the Rocky Mountain West on Feb. 13, Hawkquest on Feb. 20, all from 2-3 p.m. For more call 219-0108.
dance parties and workshops Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $3. Learn as you dance with licensed instructors, no partners necessary. No smoking or alcohol. Sat., Feb. 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.
Swing in the Springs, VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5. Dancing in a smoke-free, non-alcoholic family environment. Sun., Feb. 13. Lessons from 7:30-8 p.m., open dance 8-10 p.m. Call 266-6453 for more.
Master Jazz Dance Classes with Pattie Obey, Ormao Dance Studio, 128 N. Nevada Ave. $48/3 classes or $18/class. For ages 8-adult, intermediate and advanced dancers. Feb. 18-20. Call 471-9759 to reserve a spot.
Ballroom dance classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave. Fees vary. Classes include swing, salsa, tango, cha-cha, fox trot, waltz. Register any time; open to members and nonmembers. Ongoing Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Call Arthur at 634-3029.