Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. Arbor Day Celebration on Sat., April 8, 10 a.m. to noon. "Soil Preparation for Organic Gardening" on April 15, 2-3 p.m. Watercolor Journaling Class on April 23, 10 a.m. to noon. Birds and Bagels on May 6, 8-9:30 a.m. Wildlife Woodcarving on May 6, 1-3 p.m. Full Moon Hike on May 12, 7:30-9 p.m. Birds of Prey Protection Program on May 20, 10-11 a.m. Wildflower hike on May 27, 10-11:30 a.m. Call 520-6387 for more.
Trails and Open Space Coalition Hikes, Austin Bluffs and Pulpit Rock on April 15, 9 a.m. Spruce Mountain on May 20, 9:30 a.m. Mt. Rosa on June 3. Bear Creek to Buckhorn Trails on June 17, 8 a.m. Call 633-6884 for meeting locations and more information.
Pueblo Mountain State Park Events, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. $5 for non-members. Early wildflower hike on Sat., April 15, 10 a.m. Lynn Prebble presents on climbing Mount Everest on Thurs., April 20, 7 p.m. Call 719/485-4444 for more.
Earth Day Walk at Garden of the Gods, join the Falcon Wanderers Volkssport Association on April 22, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for either a 5K or 10K walk. Call 667-5662 for more.
Women's Beginner Road Ride, Criterium Bicycles, 6150 Corporate Drive. Enjoy a beginner's ride with the VeloNation Club coach on Sat., April 29, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 599-0149 for more.
A Dressage Event for Riders With Disabilities, Norris Penrose Events Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande Ave. Featuring a two-day clinic with Paralympics coach Jerry Schwartz. May 18-21. Call 598-4496 for more.
dance parties & workshops The Carriage Stop Events, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Colorado Ballroom instruction that includes waltz, tango and more on Sat., April 15 and 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Country-Western Dance Party on Sat., April 8 and 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m. No partner needed. Call 598-8624 for more.
Suavemente Salsa Dance Classes, VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25-$90. Happening on Mondays from 7-9 p.m. through April 17. Call Hector at 575-0220 for more.
Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St. $3-$7. Learn easy dances on Sat., April 15, 7:30-10 p.m. No partner needed. Lessons begin at 7:10 p.m. Call 473-6935 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 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., April 7, 3-4:30 p.m. No partner needed. Call 540-7106 for more.
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.