Colorado Springs Rugby Football Club, practices beginning now for the fall season. In search of new players, fans and sponsors. Practices are Tues. and Thurs., 6:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Park. Visit springsrugby.com for more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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.
5K Walk/Run, Southeast YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Drive. $20-$25. Awards given to top finishers in 13 different age divisions as well as to the overall male and female winners. Sat., Aug. 6, 8-11:30 a.m. Call 622-9622 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.
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview Ave., Woodland Park, 686-1820. Featuring Critter Fest with live raptors, reptiles, llamas, horses and more on Aug. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bats Are Top Secret, Aug. 6-7, 2 p.m.
ArtSports Trampoline Safety Course, 4626 N. Park Drive, 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.
Blind Sports Association World Youth Championships, a variety of locations. Free. Competitions in track and field, swimming, judo and goalball for visually-impaired athletes ages 13-19. Aug. 4-9. Visit usaba.org or call 630-0422 for locations and info.
Falcon Wanderers Walk, Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. There are 10K and 5K routes available through the cemetery's scenery. Sat., Aug. 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Russ at 667-5662 for more.
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods on 30th Street, 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com. Featuring Northern Ute Dancers on Sun., Aug. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Erica Brown Band Concert, Sat., Aug. 20, 7 p.m. Fiddles, Vittles and Vino: A Bluegrass and Culinary Arts Festival, Sat., Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. An Old-Fashioned Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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. Terrific Terrariums, Thurs., Aug. 11. Natural History of the Pikes Peak Region 101, Aug. 11, 18, 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Discover the Paint Mines Hike, Sat., Aug. 13, 9-11 a.m. Hummingbirds, Sat., Aug. 13, 1-2 p.m. Full Moon Hike, Fri., Aug. 19, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Backpacking 101, Sat., Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to noon. Speedy Squirrels, Thurs., Aug. 25. Bug Mania, Sat., Aug. 27, 10-11:30 a.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. Summer Star Gazing for Beginners, Fri., Aug. 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Art in the Park, Sat., Aug. 13, 9-11:30 a.m. Caught in a Food Web, Wed., Aug. 17. The Ants Come Marching, Thurs., Aug. 18, 9-10 a.m. Full Moon Hike, Fri., Aug. 19, 7-9 p.m. Cool Clouds, Wed., Aug. 31. 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. The Starsmore House on Sun., Aug. 14, 1:30 p.m. 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.