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Napa/Sonoma Valley, California Wine Tasting, The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron $25. Featuring six wines and a variety of hor d'oeuvres from California. Tues., Oct. 7., 6-7:30 pm Please call The Warehouse for reservations at 719-475-8880.

Hispanic Heritage Reception, Penrose Public Library, 1905 Carnegie Reading Room, 20 N. Cascade. View displays of Hispanic and Latino culture and hear PPLD Executive Director Jos Aponte speak. Mon., Oct. 13, 4-6 p.m.Call 531-6333, x2201 for information or to RSVP.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts fundraiser, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. $15-$18. Featuring Phil Volan, Joe Uveges, Jim Sokol, Joleen Bell and Jennifer Griffis. Sat., Oct. 25, doors at 7p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 481-0475 or visit

Christian Jewish Dialogue dinner, Doubletree World Arena, 1775 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., $50. Affirming what Christians and Jews have in common and encouraging understanding and respect. Dialogue presented by Rabbi Howard Hirsch. For reservations and information, call 570-7931.

Thomas Kinkade 20 Years Of Light Tour, Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop. Free. Kinkade will sign works purchased at the event. Sat., Oct. 18, 3-5 p.m. Tickets and info at Thomas Kinkade (Chapel Hills Mall), 260-8800.

Silver Key Pumpkin-thon, Citadel Mall Food Court, 750 Citadel Dr. East. Includes pumpkin pie judging contest, pumpkin decorating, big pumpkin contest. Sat., Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more, call Arlinda at 632-1521.

Habitat for Humanity Hoedown, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. $20 per person, $35 per couple. $10 Children 12 and under. Sat., Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. Reserve tickets by calling 635-3549 or Linda Rumbarger at 328-9482.

Model Railroad Show, Masonic Center, 1150 Panorama Dr. $3, under 12 free. Show and swap meet for slim rail models. Sat., Cct. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

XpressoDate Speed Dating, Coffee Warehouse, 526 S. Tejon, $20. Meet up to 12 possible dates in one evening. Four-minute, one-on-one conversations with no commitment. Discreetly choose who you would like to see again. Age group: 40 & under. Fri., Oct. 17, 7 p.m. For more, call 720/771-3283 or visit

Halloween events The Inferno haunted house, northeast corner of Nevada and Pikes Peak. $12. Open Fri., Sat. and Sun., 7-10 p.m. Oct. 3-19, and nightly, 7 p.m. to midnight October 22-31. Special "no-scare" shows for younger audiences Oct. 12 and 19, 4-7 p.m. For more, call 262-3232 or visit

Blue Moon Haunted History Tours, 108 Canon Ave., #2, Manitou Springs. $10 and up. Walking tours, haunted mansion, ghost museum. Museum open Wed.-Sun., 3-9 p.m. For more, call 685-2409.

Planet of Terror and Misery Mile, Joyrides Family Fun Center, 5150 Edison Ave. $5-$12. Planet of Terror indoor/outdoor adventure; Misery Mile, a two-acre haunted corn maze. No-scare activities also available for those under 12. Fri. and Sat., 7 p.m. to midnight, Sun., 7-10 p.m. Oct. 10-19. Extended days and hours Oct. 23-31. For more, call 573-5500.

Monster Ball, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa. Free. An afternoon of FREE fun with costume contest, awards and prizes, food, games, crafts, music, and more. Sun., Oct. 19, 1 p.m.

Murder at Buffalo Chip, Creeker's Casino, 274 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. Free. Interactive murder mystery by Red Herring Productions. Complimentary appetizers and drinks. Sat., Nov. 1, 5-6 p.m. For more, call 719/-689-3239.

Manitou Springs 5K Mayor's Cup and Emma Crawford Coffin Races, Sat., Oct. 25. Kids 1K run, 10 a.m. Adult 5K run, 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 685-4433.

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