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Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. "Birding for beginners" class and fieldtrips through May 20, $50. Dream Catchers, June 3. Twilight Wildlife Hike, June 9. Butterflies are Free, June 17. Firefly Celebration and Night Hike, June 23. Paint Mines Photographic Safari, June 24. Call 520-6745 for more.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Wildflower hike, May 27, 10-11:30 a.m. National Trails Day Hike, June 3. Strawberry Moon Hike, June 9. Basic Bike Maintenance, June 10. "Wildfires Where We Live," June 17. Bird banding, June 24. Call 520-6387 for more.

The Rock Climbing Center Events, 16240 Old Denver Hwy., Monument. Offering introductory classes from $30, outdoor daytrips for $50 and climbing camps from $100. Call 719/481-9099 or visit for more.

Colorado Climbing School is offering four different weeklong summer camps on various topics. Call 322-5970 for more information.

Ultimate Frisbee League, Fountain Valley School, 6155 Fountain Valley School Road. $50. Play with the Colorado Springs Ultimate Network on Thursdays from June 1 through Aug. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 651-5298 for more or visit

Mountain Park Environmental Park Events, 9161 Mountain Park Road. $5. Mason Gulch burn site hike, June 3, 1 p.m. Full Moon Music Hike, June 10, 7 p.m. Beginning Bird Hike, June 17, 7:30 a.m. Call 719/485-4444 or visit for more.

Trails and Open Space Coalition Hikes, Mount Rosa on June 3. Bear Creek to Buckhorn Trails on June 17, 8 a.m. Call 633-6884 for meeting locations and more information.

Birding in the Backcountry, Catamount Institute Mountain Campus, 3168 Country Road 28, Woodland Park. Be the first to spot a red-naped sapsucker, hairy woodpecker or dark-eyed junco. Optional campout available; $25-$50. June 9, 7-10 p.m. and June 10, 7 a.m. to noon. Call 471-0910, ext. 105 for more or visit

Wildflowers and the Woods, Catamount Institute Mountain Campus, 3168 Country Road 28, Woodland Park. Enjoy workshops, hiking and more. Sat., June 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 471-0910, ext. 105 for more or visit

dance parties & workshops The Carriage Stop Events, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Country-Western Dance Party, Sat. May 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Colorado Ballroom instruction that includes waltz, tango and more. Sat., June 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Partners not mandatory, but preferred for classes. Call 598-8624 for more.

PPUSADance Tea Dance, Manitou City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. $10-$12. Enjoy tea and dancing. Sun., May 28, 1-5 p.m. Call 337-8249 for more.

Colorado Springs Victorian Dance Group, Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Free. Learn Victorian dance and meet friends. Partners not mandatory. Sat., June 22, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 592-1648 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.

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