Carnivale! Mardi Gras Parade, Downtown Manitou Springs. Gumbo Cook-off and Parade, Mardi Gras style. Sat., Feb. 21. Call 685-5089 or 685-3310 for more.
9th Annual Mystery Dinner, Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd. $75-$85. Hawaiian luau to benefit the Children's Advocacy Center with dinner, entertainment and auctions. Sat., Feb. 21, 6 p.m. Call 636-2460 for more.
Junior League 80th Anniversary Gala- Mardi Gras, Wyndham Hotel Colorado Springs, 5580 Tech Center Dr. $80. Proceeds benefit community programs including the C.A.R.E. fair. Sat., Feb. 21, 6 p.m. to midnight. Call 632-3855 to reserve a seat.
Same Sex Marriage- A Civil Debate, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. Co-sponsored by the Gill Foundation and Focus on the Family. Tues., Feb. 24, 6-9 p.m. Call 303/292-4455 for more info.
Women of Distinction Mardi Gras Gala, sponsored by the Girl Scouts Wagon Wheel Council, Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel, 2886 S. Circle. $75. Food, jazz, and honoring of women from the community. Tues., Feb. 24, 6 p.m. Call 597-8603, x73 to RSVP.
Peak to Prairie Landscape Symposium, Doubletree Hotel- World Arena, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. For homeowners and professionals, sponsored by Colorado Springs Utilities. Fri., Feb. 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat., Feb. 28, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 448-4800 to sign up.
Glenn Miller's 100th Birthday, Historic City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa Ave. $20, active duty in uniform admitted free. Come re-live old memories and make new ones with Bob Alexander and Dwight Shaw big band featuring Marcie Hureau. Sat., Feb. 28, 6:30-10 p.m. Call TicketsWest at 576-2626 for more.
St. Baldrick's 2004, 32 Bleu, 32 Tejon St. Saint Baldrick's needs people who want to shave their head for donations towards the National Childhood Cancer Foundation. Fri., Mar. 19, noon to 9 p.m. Call 328-1312 for more.