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Ninth annual Microbrewer's Exposition downtown on Pikes Peak between Tejon and Cascade. Sat., Sept. 7, noon to 7 p.m. 597-4748. See Livelong Days, page 23 for more.

Populist political commentator Jim Hightower speaking on Sat., Sept. 7, 7 p.m. See Livelong Days, page 23 for more.

10th Annual Contesting Powwow at Pueblo Community College, 900 W. Orman, Pueblo. Gourd dancing: 10 a.m. Grand entry: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Bring your own chairs. Call Shelly, 719/948-9601. Sat., Sept. 7.

Memory Walk, a benefit for the Alzheimer's Association in Antler's park, 266-8773. Sat., Sept. 7, 8 a.m. to noon.

Culture Fest at Meadows Park, 1943 S. El Paso Ave., celebrating diversity and community, featuring cultures of the world through arts, entertainment and food. Sat., Sept. 7, noon to 4 p.m. or 578-6120.

Antique Show & Sale at the Colo. Springs Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa. Sat., Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $2 admission, 596-8839.

All Pikes Peak Reads 2002, opening launch celebration in downtown Acacia Park. Includes food, drink, big-band music, gospel music and more on Mon., Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. [See Literary Events, page 40, for more.]

September 11: A Day of Remembrance at museums around the country and here at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. The FAC will be open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at no charge. "Tribute panels" and art materials will be set up in the gallery for the public to use to express their emotions.

September 11: One Year Later, a Colorado College symposium, Sept. 12-14. Speakers include: controversial speaker Hanan Ashrawi, an elected member of the Palestinian Legislative Council since 1996, on Thurs., Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m.; Gideon Doron, political science professor at University of Tel Aviv, on Fri., Sept. 13, 12:30 p.m. Panels include: "The New International Disorder" on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.; "Evaluating U.S. Responses to Terrorism" on Thursday at 7 p.m.; "Religious Identity, Islam and Women's Liberation on Friday at 10:30 a.m.; "Poverty and Causes of War" on Friday at 2:30 p.m.; "Can Liberal Democracy Accommodate Religious Fundamentalism" on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

24th Annual Country Christmas Folk Art Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site at the east entrance to the Garden of the Gods Park off 30th Street. Adults $5, seniors $4, children (6-12) $1. For more, call Kathy at 636-2752. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 13-15.

Eighth annual BOMA/IREM Charity Golf Tournament at Gleneagle Golf Club Cost is $100 per golfer, which includes cart, 18 holes of golf, driving range and range balls, cocktails, food, prizes, giveaways and raffle. Proceeds benefit Assistance League of Colorado Springs and CASA. Friday, Sept. 13. For more, call Joyce at 633-7718.

Van Briggle Pottery Tour to benefit the Women's Educational Society of Colorado Springs. Building at corner of Uintah Street and Glen Avenue. $5, 481-3907. Sat., Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sidewalk Scarecrow Days in Old Colorado City starts Fri., Sept. 13 with Scarecrow judging Saturday, Sept. 14. Visit for more info.

Third annual Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome at Memorial Park in Manitou Springs. Sat., Sept. 14, 9 a.m. walk-up registration, 10:30 walk begins. Call 633-1133 or visit for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous 22nd annual Colorado State Convention at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Woodmen Road and I-25. $60 for the weekend conference, $50 for Saturday only. For more, call 593-0761. Fri., Sept. 13, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 15, 9-11 a.m.

24 Hour Fitness Tour de 24 Challenge, an indoor 24-hour bike marathon benefiting the American Cancer Society. Colorado Springs Sport, 3650 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, #197, 262-0024. Sat., Sept. 21, 1 p.m. to Sun., Sept. 22, 1 p.m. Registration ends Sept. 16, 2002.

Greening the Home Eco-Party with the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission. Hands-on workshop exploring ways to make your house more eco-friendly through water conservation, waste reduction and energy conservation. Small donation requested. Register by calling 632-6189. Mon., Sept. 16, 7-9 p.m.

The Political Vision of Islam featuring Professor David Weddle, chair of Colorado College's department of religion, in Gaylord Hall in Worner's Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $10; RSVP by Sept. 17 to 389-6603. Thurs., Sept. 19, 7:30-9 p.m.

Pikes Peak Farmers Markets, featuring fresh Colorado grown and organically grown produce, honey, flowers, plants, cheese and more. At Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City: Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Oct. 13. At Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road: Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 29. At Memorial Park: Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Sept. 27.

A Step Back in Time, a benefit for the Cheyenne Mountain Heritage Center featuring Linda Purl at the Sheraton Hotel, I-25 and Circle. Includes gala luncheon, ragtime music, fashion show women's wear in the late 19th century. Sat., Sept. 28. For more, call 632-7000.

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