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Red Rock Canyon Events, 30th Street and Highway 24. Offering free, guided, two-hour hikes on Thursdays at 8 a.m. Full Moon Hike, Sat., Oct. 7, 6:30-9 p.m. Join trail building teams, Sept. 30, Oct. 14 and Oct. 20. Visit for more.

Telescope Viewing Session, Fox Run Park, 2110 Stella Drive. Free. The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will treat the public to views of galaxies, planets and stars. Sat., Sept. 30, 7-11 p.m. Call 651-8476 or e-mail for more.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. $50. "Leaf Print Bandanas," Sept. 30. "Leave it to Beaver," Oct. 6. "Woody Woodpecker," Oct. 11. Fall Star Gazing for Beginners, Oct. 13. Pajamas in the Park, Oct. 20. "Creepy Critters," Oct. 21. "Stellaluna the Bat," Oct. 25. Pumpkin Carving Party and Jack-O-Lantern Trail, Oct. 28. Call 520-6745 for more.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Fall Color Walk, Sept. 30. "All About Owls," Oct. 12. "Geocaching: High-Tech Treasure Hunt," Oct. 21. "Super Spiders," Oct. 26. "Bird Banding: Live Songbirds," Oct. 28. Call 520-6387 for more.

Starsmore Discovery Center Events, 2120 S Cheyenne Cañon Road. Fall hours: Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offering a free climbing wall, children's programs, guided hikes, lectures, hand-on activities and more. "Geology Rocks," Sept. 30 and Oct. 14. "Brazil: A Place Like No Other," Sept. 30. Cañon Clean Up, Sept. 30. Call 385-6086 or visit for a calendar of events.

The Ski Shop Swap, 1422 S. Tejon St. Consign ski equipment on Oct. 3-6 for a sale to benefit Visually Impaired & Blind Skiers (VIBeS). Sat., Oct. 7 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 636-3355 for more.

Catamount Institute Events, various venues. Fall Foliage Photography Workshop and Outing, Oct. 5, 7 and 12. Red Rock Canyon Full Moon Hike, Oct. 7. Halloween Costume and Compass Scavenger Hunt, Oct. 28. Visit or call 471-0910, ext. 102 for more.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park Grand Opening, Highway 115 opposite the main gate of Fort Carson. The park will offer a visitor center with gift shop and interpretive displays, hiking and biking trails, picnicking and wildlife viewing. Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 227-5250 for more.

dance parties & workshops Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance, Social Elegance, 2109 Templeton Gap Road. $7. Dancing, every second and fourth Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Beginner classes, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Call 632-4055 for reservations and more.

Suavemente Salsa Dance Class, VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25-$55. Offering a 5-week salsa class. Wednesdays beginning Oct. 4, 7-9 pm. Call 575-0220 for more.

African Drum and Dance Workshops, Community for Spiritual Living Center, 3685 Jeannine Drive, Fri., Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. and Lynmar Racquet and Health Club, 2660 Vickers Drive, Tues., Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. $25-$40. Offering two workshops with master drummer Dr. Djobi for beginners and up. Call 964-8031 for more.

The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Colorado Ballroom instruction followed by dancing the waltz, tango, swing, salsa, disco and cha-cha. Casual dress. No partner required. Sat. Oct. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.

Pikes Peak USA Masquerade Ball, Manitou City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. $10-$12. Featuring a costume contest and dance. Sat., Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Call 634-0827 or visit for more.

Dances of Universal Peace, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. By donation. Offering devotional chants and circle movements from many cultures and religions on the third Friday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. through May. Call 575-0152 for more.

Scottish Country Dancing, 315 E. Costilla St. $5 per month. Featuring basic, intermediate and advanced instruction on social dance of Scotland. Meets the first three Wednesdays of the month, 7-9 p.m. Partner not required. Call 494-0563 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 St. Call 598-2885 to register or visit

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.

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