Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd., 520-6387. "No Moon Night Hike" on Fri., Feb. 24, 8-9:30 p.m. "Homestead Ranch Hike" on Sat., Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to noon.
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. "Dressed for Survival" on Sat., Feb. 25.
Sierra Club Snowshoe Hike, Bear Creek Canyon, free. Snowshoe up Bear Creek Canyon Trail. Call Spencer at 649-3837 for more.
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, 520-6745. "Worms Ate My Lunch" on Sat., Feb. 25, 10-11:30 a.m.
Winter Morning Hike, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Free to members, $5 for guests. Birdwatch, view flowers, and get some exercise on a 2-3 hour hike. Call 485-4444 for more.
Backcountry Hut Trip, to Shrine Mountain Inn. $56. Experience the Colorado backcountry on this overnight backpacking trip. Sat., March 4 through Sun., March 5. For more call 573-0452.
2006 Gander Mountain Colorado Classic Ice Fishing Tournament, Eleven Mile State Park, Lake George. $60. Catch "Marina March Madness," a combination contest of ice fishing and basketball. Cash prizes. Sat., March 11. Call 719/748-0317 for registration before March 4.
dance parties & workshops 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 p.m., start anytime. Call Arthur at 634-3029 for more.
Learn to Swing Dance, Rampart Range Campus Atrium, 11195 Hwy 83., free. PPCC is teaching swing dancing on Fri., March 17 and Fri., April 7 from 3-4:30 p.m. No partner needed. Call 540-7106 for more.
Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St. $3-$7. Dances are easy to learn and partners are not required. Sat., March 18, potluck at 6:30 p.m., lesson and dance following. Call 473-6935 for more.
Broadmoor Waltz Club, Austin Bluffs Community Church, 5090 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Learn basic ballroom dancing on Tuesdays, through 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.