North Cheyenne Canon Park Hikes, Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Free, reservations required. Guided hikes every Sunday in May, 1-3:30 p.m. Hike locations are determined by the conditions of the trails. Call 578-6146 to sign up.
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center Events, 201 S. Fairview, Woodland Park, 686-1820, www.rmdrc.com. Celtic Ceili on Fri., April 29, 7-11 p.m. Dinosaurs and Dragons, April 29-May 1. Colorado Gators: Reptile Encounter, April 30-May 1, noon to 5 p.m.
PICK Falcon Wanderers Walks, 24th anniversary walk will begin at Memorial Park's fitness center and travel through downtown Colorado Springs and the Olympic Training Center. 5K and 10K routes. On Sat., May 7, start between 8 a.m. and noon and end before 3 p.m. Call Russ at 667-5662 for more.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Activities, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain. Zoo Rd., 633-9925. Featuring Dinosaurs at the Zoo exhibit. What are dinosaurs doing at the zoo? They are extinct! Go see their exhibit and find out.
Trails and Open Space Coalition 2005 Hike Schedule: Blodgett Peak Open Space, May 21, 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-$30. 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: Worms and Rolypolies, Thurs., April 28, 1:30-2:45 p.m. Nature Explorers: Musical Messages of Birds, Thurs., May 12, 1:30-2:45 p.m. Geocatching: High-Tech Treasure Hunting, Sat., May 14, 10 a.m. to noon. Reservations required for all programs.
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Free admission, programs $2-$30. Offers interactive exhibits, nature trails, guided and self-guided programs, Junior Ranger program, special events and more. Visit www.elpasoco.com/parks for more. Bird Banding 101, Sat., April 30, 9-10:15 a.m. Dawn Chorus & Bagels, Sat., May 7, 6-8:30 p.m. Homestead Ranch Spring Hike, Sat., May 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nature Adventurers: Searching for Butterflies, Sat., May 11, 1:30-3 p.m. Sunset Wildlife Hike, Fri., May 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Reservations required for all programs.
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th, 219-0108. 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. An Ecological Crossroads Under Threat, Mon., May 2, 7 p.m. Decade of Discovery Lecture Series, at Colorado College, May 2, 7 p.m. 10th Anniversary Open House for the Visitor's Center with many special fun events, May 7-8, 9 a.m. to 5 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.
Ballroom dance classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave. Fees include 6 hours of classes. Classes include swing, salsa, tango, cha-cha, fox trot, waltz and more. Register any time; open to members and nonmembers. Ongoing Wednesdays, 7:30-0 p.m. Call Arthur at 634-3029 for more.