Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. $50. Featuring "Birding 202" course, Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 24 and Sept. 7. Saturday field trips, Aug. 26 and Sept. 9, 8 a.m. to noon. Insect Safari, Sept. 9. Call 520-6745 for more.
Starsmore Discovery Center Events, 2120 S Cheyenne Cañon Road. Free climbing wall available Tues.-Sun., 3-4:30 p.m. Children's programs also available. Call 385-6086 or visit cheyennecanon.org for more.
dance parties & workshops The Carriage Stop Events, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Country-Western Dance Party, Sat., Aug. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Colorado Ballroom, Sept. 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Partners not mandatory, but preferred for classes. Call 598-8624 for more.
Dance of Identity: Uncovering Our True Self, First Congregational Church, 20 E. Saint Vrain St. $25. Uncover the jewel that lies beneath our early conditioning. Fri, Aug. 25, 7-9 p.m. Call 494-7758 for more.
The Fund-Raisin' Freak-Out at the 515: A Psychedelic Sock-Hop, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $12-$15. Aug. 25-26. Benefits KRCC and the Business of Art Center. Call 685-1861 or visit krcc.org/sockhop 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.
Broadmoor Waltz Club Basic Ballroom Dance Lessons, Austin Bluffs Community Church, 5090 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Must have a partner. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Also presenting classes on Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. at the Hancock Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Call 598-2885 to register or visit broadmoorwaltzclub.com.
Ballroom Dance Classes, YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave. Learn swing, salsa, tango and more. Ongoing classes. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Call 634-3029 for more.