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. 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. 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.
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 Pikes Peak Scottish Country Dancers, West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 20 N. 20th St. Informal dance class where newcomers and beginners are always welcome. No need for special clothing, shoes, partner or experience. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Call John at 475-0751 for more.
Traditional Irish Dance, Traditions Studio, 3333G N. El Paso. Adult beginner dance lessons teach ceili (group) dancing. Classes run April 4-June 6, 6-7:15 p.m. Call 659-7590 or visit www.stbrendansschool.org for more.
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.
Country Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $3. A no-smoking or alcohol environment. Learn as you dance from licensed instructors on lines, Texas 2-step, cowboy cha-cha, cotton-eyed-joe, mixers and more. Sat., March 26, April 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 630-2240 for more.