ESCAPE Ride 2005 Rider/Volunteer Social, Gill Foundation, 315 E. Costilla. Free. Learn about the ESCAPE ride and eat dinner. No pressure to commit. Sat., June 18, 5-7 p.m. Call 578-9092 for more.
Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo, 719/561-1452. Featuring Zoofari on Fri., June 24. Camp-Out with Critters on Sat., July 9. Turtle Tuesdays in June, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
PICK Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, by the 30th Street entrance to Garden of the Gods on Gateway Road, 578-6777. Free evening concert with Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout on Fri., June 17, 7 p.m. Basic Blacksmith Workshop on June 25 or 26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lake Pueblo State Park Events, 640 Reservoir Road, Pueblo, 561-9230 ext. 16. Open daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Junior Rangers Batty for Bats, June 11, 9-11 a.m. Rock Canyon Geology, June 12, 4:30 p.m. Junior Raners Reptiles and Amphibians, June 18, 9-11 a.m. Something's Fishy at Lake Pueblo, June 19, 4:30 p.m.
Starlight Spectacular Bike Ride, Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Registration required. Take a midnight ride through the streets of Colorado Springs with proceeds benefiting the Trails and Open Space Coalition. Sat., June 18, 10 p.m. to midnight. Visit starlightspectacular.org for more.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Activities, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain. Zoo Road, 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. Also, now featuring white lions, Matunde and Zakera, through Labor Day.
Trails and Open Space Coalition 2005 Hike Schedule: Austin Bluffs Open Space, June 11, 8:30 a.m.; Mid and Lower Shook's Run, July 9, 9 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 vary in cost. Offers interactive exhibits, nature trails, guided and self-guided programs, Junior Ranger program, special events and more. Visit elpasoco.com/parks for more. Bear Creek Summer Nature Camp, June 20-24, 9 a.m. to noon. Early Blooms Flower Walk, Sat., June 11, 9:30-11 a.m. Live Songbirds, Sat., June 18, 9-10:30 a.m.
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Free admission, programs vary in cost. Offers interactive exhibits, nature trails, guided and self-guided programs, Junior Ranger program, special events and more. Visit elpasoco.com/parks for more. Stewardship Saturdays, volunteer workdays on Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Fountain Creek Summer Nature Camp, June 20-24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fox Run Nature Detectives, Sat., June 11, 10 a.m. to noon. Nature Adventures" Rock, Paper Scissor-bill, Wed., June 15, 10-11:30 a.m.; 1:30-3 p.m. Twos and Threes: Rolypolies, Thurs., June 16, 9-10 a.m. Wildflower Mini-seminar, Thurs., June 16, 7-8 p.m. and Sat., June 18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 578-6146. June events include Wild About Wildlife, The Smallest Flying Machine -- Hummingbirds, We're Searching for Scientists, The Starsmore House, Adaptive Gardening, Trail Maintenance Day, Starsmore Day, National Hummingbird Day, Wildlife Watch and more.
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.
dance parties and workshops Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $4. Learn easy lines, cotton-eyed Joe, country waltz, squares, cowboy cha-cha and more. Sat., June 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.