- Allan Ufer Memorial Chess Tournament, Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring a tournament for experienced players with a guaranteed prize of $1,400 and a community tournament with prizes. Sat., Jan. 7, registration from 8-8:45 a.m. Call Richard at 685-1984 for more.
Rescue Run 5K/10K, Palmer Park. $18. All proceeds benefit the El Paso County Search and Rescue. Sun., Jan. 1, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 473-7848 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.
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. Reservations required for all programs. Featuring "Winter Trails Day Celebration" on Sat., Jan. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.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. 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. New Years Eve Hike, Sat., Dec. 31, 2:30 p.m.
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. 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 & workshops Broadmoor Waltz Club, Austin Bluffs Community Church, 5090 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Learn basic ballroom dancing on Tuesdays, Jan. 10-April 11, 7-8:30 p.m. Call Loretta to register at 598-2885.
Scottish Country Dancing, 315 E. Costilla St. Featuring basic, intermediate and advanced instruction on social dance of Scotland. Meetings on the first three Wednesdays of each month. Call 473-0714 for more.
Ballroom Dance Classes, YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave. Fees include six hours of classes, and Y membership is not required. Learn swing, salsa, tango, cha-cha, fox trot, waltz and more. Wednesdays, 7:30, start anytime. Call Arthur at 634-3029 for more.