Rock Climbing Lessons for Women, The Rock at Soc 'n Roll, 16240 Old Denver Hwy. $60. A four-part series for women new to rock climbing. Fee includes gym time, lesson, all gear and climbing after class. Wed., May 18-June 8, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 481-9099 for more.
Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo, 719/561-1452. Spring Plant Sale featuring plants adapted to the Pueblo County climate, unusual perennials and rock garden plants, Sat., May 14.
Lake Pueblo State Park Events, 640 Reservoir Rd., Pueblo, 561-9230 ext. 16. Open daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wapiti, Wild About Elk, May 6, 6:30 p.m. Jr. Rangers, Oh Deer!, May 7, 9-11 a.m. Bats, Misunderstood Heroes, May 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jr. Rangers Life Zones in Colorado, May 14, 9-11 a.m.
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.
Falcon Wanderers Walks, 24th anniversary walk will begin at Memorial Park's fitness center, go through downtown Colorado Springs and the Olympic Training Center. 5K and 10K routes avail. 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.; Austin Bluffs Open Space, June 11, 8:30 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: 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. Pajamas in the Park: Spring Spectacular, May 20-21 4 p.m. to 9 a.m. Folklore of Wild Birds, Sat., May 21, 1-2 p.m. 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. 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. Dragons in the Sky., Sat., May 21, 10 a.m. to noon. 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. 10th Anniversary Open House for the Visitor's Center with many special fun events, May 7-8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.