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Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, by the 30th - Street - entrance to Garden of the Gods on Gateway Road, 578 - -6777. Ceremony and drill on horseback by A-Troop - 10th U.S. Calvary Buffalo Soldiers on Sun., July 24, 10 - a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, by the 30th Street entrance to Garden of the Gods on Gateway Road, 578 -6777. Ceremony and drill on horseback by A-Troop 10th U.S. Calvary Buffalo Soldiers on Sun., July 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, by the 30th Street entrance to Garden of the Gods on Gateway Road, 578-6777. Ceremony and drill on horseback by A-Troop 10th U.S. Calvary Buffalo Soldiers on Sun., July 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pikes Peak Derby Dames, Colorado Springs first all-girl roller derby league is looking for fun and fearless women, ages 18 and up. Dames of all skating abilities welcome, e-mail Courtney at cjdn@aol.com for more info.

National Little Britches Finals Rodeo, Colorado State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo. $1-$6, $1 off with donation of two cans for Care and Share. Also featuring an indoor expo and kid zone amusement rides. July 25-30. Call 800/876-4567 for more.

Sports and Recreation Expo, Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop, 867-1670. Runs July 29, 5-9 pm.; July 30, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; July 31, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Citadel Mall, 750 E. Citadel Drive. Local athletes are invited to participate in this State Games of America 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, July 30-31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to all ages and ability levels. Register by July 25, 5 p.m.; call Matt, 303/948-7108 ext. 23.

Party in the Park, America the Beautiful Park (formerly Confluence Park), 126 Cimino Dr. For two weeks, events will be held at the park. All events are free to attend. Masterpiece in the Park, a one-day art-making extravaganza, with contests and classes. July 23, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., $30 entry fee for art competition. Call 385-5421 for info.

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, 686-1820. Summer Program for kids runs through July.

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.

ArtSports Trampoline Safety Course, 4626 N. Park Dr., 531-JUMP. Aug. 9, 2:30-4 p.m. Coaches will teach correct skills progressions and safety for trampolines. Trampolines will be provided.

Stories & Stones, Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave., 578-6646 or 630-7328. The fifth annual Evergreen Cemetery Historic Re-enactment and Benefit Walking Tour takes place Aug. 6, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with the last tour leaving at 12:30 p.m. The $6 fee for adults (children under 12 are free) goes toward restoration projects at the cemetery.

Grand Prix Classic 10K, Tiffany Square, Woodmen Road and I-25. July 30, 7 a.m. Call 266-8910 for more.

Trails and Open Space Coalition 2005 Hike Schedule: Catamount Trail, Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m.; Pancake Rocks, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.; Skelton Ranch, Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m.; Monument Fire Center, Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m.; Crews Gulch and Fountain Creek Regional Park, Dec. 10, 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 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. Midsummer Wildflower Hike, Sat., July 23, 10-11:30 a.m. Summer Nature Camp, July 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon. More Hands-on Science, Sat., July 30, 1-3 p.m. Reservations required for all programs.

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. New youth volunteer programs for ages 12 and up available. Visit elpasoco.com/parks for more. Stewardship Saturdays, volunteer workdays on Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Crawdad Fishing, Sat., July 23, 9-11:30 a.m. Nature Adventures: Be Where It's At ... Habitat!, Wed., July 27, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Twos and Threes Outdoors: Nature's Thumbprints, Thurs., July 28, 9-10 a.m. Reservations required for all programs.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 578-6146. Tipi Building and Ute Heritage Workshops, July 23 and Aug. 27, 10 am.-1 p.m., for ages 8 to adult. $5 donation requested, reservations required. Call 633-5701 for more.

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., 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. Bat Walk, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Prairie Falcon Walk, Wed., 5 p.m. Colorful Characters of the Pikes Peak Region, Thurs., 4:45 p.m.

dance parties and workshops Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $4. Learn as you dance easy lines, cotton-eyed Joes, mixers, country waltz and more. Sat., July 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.

Swing in the Springs, Downtown VFW, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave., every Sunday through July, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Free beginning lesson starts at 7:30, dance is from 8-10 p.m. $5. For more, call 266-6453.

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