- Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods on 30th Street, 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com. Featuring 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.
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.
American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Goose Gossage Stadium, 3225 Mark Dabling Blvd. Teams camp, eat and play games through the night while taking turns walking or running a track for 12 hours to raise funds to fight cancer. Aug. 19, 7 p.m. to Aug. 20, 7 a.m. Call 800/ACS-2345 or visit cancer.org.
Trails and Open Space Coalition 2005 Hike Schedule: 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.
- BMX Race, Henry Hack Community Center, 128 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $3-$5 registration. Competition categories for ages 5-7; 8-10; 11-13; 14 -16; 17-20. Sat., Aug. 27, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 689 -3514 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. Natural History of the Pikes Peak Region 101, Aug. 18, 25, 6:30-8:30 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. 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, Sat., Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 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. 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.
Summer Swings Dinner-Dance, The Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. $25/person. Bill Emery and the New Century Big Band play featuring Michelle and Randy Rodriguez. Sun., Aug. 28, cocktails from 5-6 p.m., dinner from the Melting Pot from 6-8 p.m., dancing from 6-10 p.m. Call 536-3240 for more.