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. to 9 p.m.; July 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
*Archery National Target Championships, Memorial Park. Archers from around the country, including Olympians, Paralympians, world champions and more will compete for national titles. Aug. 1-5. Call 866-4621 or visit usarchery.org for more.
Cycle for SET, Monument Valley Park. A community bike ride for families, groups and individuals on 6, 10 and 16 mile loops or 20 and 32 mile trails that go through Garden of the Gods. Sat., Aug. 6, 8 a.m. Call 328-0908 for more.
Geology Hike, Aiken Canyon Preserve, 3350 Turkey Canyon Ranch Rd. A six mile hike to explore the geologic history of the preserve. Bring plenty of water. Sat., Aug. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 576-4336 to reserve a space.
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.
Blind Sports Association World Youth Championships, a variety of locations. Free. Competitions in track and field, swimming, judo and goalball for visually-impaired athletes aged 13-19. Aug. 4-9. Visit usaba.org or call 630-0422 for locations and info.
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. 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. Reservations required for all programs.
Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 578-6146. Tipi Building and Ute Heritage Workshops, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. To 1 p.m., for ages 8 to adult. Wild About Wildlife, Aug. 4 or 5, 10 a.m. The Smallest Flying Machine: Hummingbirds, Fri., Aug. 5, 1 p.m. Searching for Scientists, Aug. 3, 6. 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., Aug. 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.