Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. "Soil Preparation for Organic Gardening," April 15, 2-3 p.m. Watercolor Journaling Class on April 23, 10 a.m. to noon. Birds and Bagels, May 6, 8-9:30 a.m. Wildlife Woodcarving, May 6, 1-3 p.m. Full Moon Hike, May 12, 7:30-9 p.m. Birds of Prey Protection Program, May 20, 10-11 a.m. Wildflower hike, May 27, 10-11:30 a.m. Call 520-6387 for more.
Trails and Open Space Coalition Hikes, Austin Bluffs and Pulpit Rock, 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.
Castlewood Canyon Hike, Join the Sierra Club for an eight-mile round-trip hike. Sun., April 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Dave at 597-3996 for information.
Pueblo Mountain State Park Events, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. $5 for non-members. Early wildflower hike, Sat., April 15, 10 a.m. Lynn Prebble presents on climbing Mount Everest, 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, April 22, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for either a 5K or 10K walk. Call 667-5662 for more.
Pup Walk, From Bear Creek Nature Center to Dog Park at Bear Creek East. Take an hour-long hike or 20-minute walk with other dog enthusiasts. Sat., April 29, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call Dusty at 964-7826 for more.
Women's Beginner Road Ride, Criterium Bicycles, 6150 Corporate Drive. Enjoy a beginner's ride with the VeloNation Club coach, 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.
"Birding and Breakfast," Sondermann Park, 740 W. Caramillo St. $20-$25. Eat and learn about birds in the Beidleman Environmental Center habitat. Sat., May 20, 7:30 a.m. to noon. Call 471-0910, ext. 105 to register.
dance parties & workshops The Carriage Stop Events, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Colorado Ballroom instruction that includes waltz, tango and more, Sat., April 15 and 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Country-Western Dance Party, Sat., April 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, 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, 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.
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.