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Special Events One Faith, Many Faces ministry congress at the University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo. Presentations by Hispanic, Native American, Asian and Croatian groups will express their traditions in music, movements, prayer and costumes. Fri., Sept. 27, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. & 6-8:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 28, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. 719/544-9861, Ext. 113 or

amadic@dioceseofpueblo.com.

Superkarts USA Mountain Region Tour at CRE Motorsports Park, 21430 Spencer Road, Calhan. $8-$10. Sat-Sun., Sept. 28-29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 749-9840.

Colorado Springs Annual Oktoberfest at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande. Family fun, arts and crafts, pastries, food, domestic and German beers, lemonade, pop, music. Snacks and full dinners, $3-$8. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 27 to Oct. 5. Daily admission: $5 at gate. 520-6711.

Fifth Annual Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest, food, German and domestic beer, wine, cake, pop, at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, corner of Hwy 24 & Fairview, Woodland Park, Sat., Sept. 28th, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $5 for those over 21. Everyone else is free. 687-9885.

Southern Colorado Sports and Arms Expo at the Southern Colorado Expo, 1801 N. Union Blvd. Fri., Sept. 27, noon to 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5, children under 12 free with adult. Call 633-6853.

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.

Fall Festival at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Features crafts, face painting, food, hikes. Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 520-6387.

Briarhurst Manor presents a fundraiser for the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Culinary Federation serving delicious foods, local wines and beer tastings, silent auctions, live food preparation demonstrations, ice carvings, at 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Wed., Oct. 2, 69 p.m. Cost is $60 per person of which 50% is tax deductible. Tickets available at the Briarhurst or Sinton Diary. 685-1864.

Chartreuse Tie Extravaganza fund raiser at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. Featuring Maestros of Astounding Eccentricities and Mango Fan Django. $25-$30. Fri., Oct. 4, 7 p.m. to midnight. Call 685-4729.

Whiskers & Wine, the fourth annual silent auction and wine-tasting event to benefit Dreampower Animal Rescue at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St. Fri., Oct. 4, 5:30-9 p.m. $15-$20; dinner package, $55. Call 390-7838.

Roots and Wings 2002, the annual Unitarian Universalist conference at the downtown Red Lion Motel. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 4-5. Call 210-5553 or

www.uua.org/mdd.

Antique Show & Sale, Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa, Sat., Oct. 5, 9 a.m.to 5 p.m., Sun., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $2. 596-8839.

Chili Supper and Bluegrass Gospel Concert with the High Atmosphere Bluegrass Band, Muddy Creek and Faithful Calling, at Faith Covenant Bible Chapel on Sun. Oct. 6, 4 p.m. 597-8211.

Rabbi Bob Alper, the only practicing clergyman doing stand-up comedy, will deliver the sermon, "The Spirituality of Laughter," at Temple Shalom. On Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., free, no reservations necessary. On Saturday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m., includes hors d'oeuvre reception, dessert and coffee; for reservations, mail check for $25 to Temple Shalom, 1523 East Monument, Colorado Springs 80909. For more, call 634-5311.

North Cheyenne Canyon Fall Clean-Up. Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canyon Rd. For ages 14 and older. Lunch provided at 1 p.m. Volunteers are asked to bring water and gloves, wear sunscreen, a hat and sturdy shoes. Pre-register: 578-6146. Sat., Oct. 5, 9 a.m.

Fore A-Breast 18-Hole Golf Tournament, to benefit Puebloans diagnosed with breast cancer, at the Hollydot Golf Course in Colorado City. Sat., Oct. 5. Call 671-1617 for fees and details.

Tanner 4 x4 Truck Competition & Swap Meet at the Southern Colorado Expo, 1801 N. Union Blvd. Sat., Oct. 5, 9 a.m. Sun., Oct. 6, 9 a.m. Entries $15-$60. Spectators $5, pre-registration recommended, 475-8057.

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