- Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, seeking donated building, medical and office supplies in preparation of the beginning of their busy season. Call 683-8152 for more.
Sierra Singles Hike, on the Section 16 trail for about 8 miles with a 800 foot gain. Sun., March 20. Call Dave at 597-3996 for more.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Activities, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain. Zoo Rd., 633-9925. Featuring Dinosaurs at the Zoo exhibit. Animal All-Stars Day Camp, March 21-24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Father/Son Wildnight, March 25-26, 6 p.m.-9 a.m. Reserve a space at 633-9925 ext. 122.
Trails and Open Space Coalition 2005 Hike Schedule: Sat., April 30, May 21, June 11, 9:30 a.m. Call 633-6884 for more.
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. Nature Explorers: Fabulous Fish, Thurs., March 17, 1:30-2:45 p.m. Colorado's Weather Dangers, Sat., March 19, 10-11 a.m. Amateur Meteorologits: Weather Hazard Spotter Training, Wed., March 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Little Buddies' Moonlight Hike, Fri., March 25, 7:30-9 p.m. Natural Soap Making, Sat., March 26, 1-2:30 p.m. Nature Explorers: Curious Coyotes, Thurs., March 31, 1:30-2:45 p.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. Spring Break Nature Camp, March 21-25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $120. Twos & Threes Outdoors, Animal Hide & Seek, Thurs., March 17, 9-10 a.m. Skullology, Sat., March 19, 10-11:30 a.m. Full Moon Family Hike, Fri., March 25, 6-8 p.m. Natural Egg Dyeing, Sat., March 26, 9-10 a.m.; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Easter Bunny Hike, Sat., March 26, 1:30-3 p.m. Nature Adventurers: Silly Squirrels, Wed., March 30, 10-11:30 a.m. Birding for Beginners, Thursdays starting April 7, $50.
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. Earth Day celebration, Sat., April 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Messages from the Ancestors lecture, Mon., April 18, 7 p.m. Crocodiles in Colorado Springs lecture, Mon., April 25, 7 p.m. An Ecological Crossroads Under Threat, Mon., May 2, 7 p.m. For more call 219-0108.
Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd., 578-6146. Wildlife Watch Workshop, Sat., April 9. Maps, Compass and GPS, Sat., April 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
dance parties and workshops
Square Dancing, Carriage Stop, 2700 Robinson (a smoke and alcohol free environment.) $6 every Tues. after April 5. Married couples, singles, adults, teenagers are all welcome. Tues., April 5, 7-9 p.m. and Tuesdays thereafter. Call Jeff and Debbie at 638-2758 for more.
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.