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Ritz Grill and Vintage's Food and Wine Events, the Elbo Room at Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon St. Franciscan wine, Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m.; Sake and Japanese food cooking, Sept. 7, 5:30-8 p.m.; Wines of Oregon, Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m. Call 520-5733 for reservations and prices.

Rose Expo Metaphysical & Holistic Expo, Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 East Kiowa St. $2 or $1 plus non-perishible food item. Readers, healers, gems, crystals, feng shui, nutritional products, free workshops and prizes. Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 970/586-3565 for more.

Black Forest Festival, Black Forest Community Center, Black Forest and Shoup Roads. Pancake breakfast at 6:30 a.m., parade at 10:30 a.m., flea market, business booths, food court and live music all day Sat., Aug. 14, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 495-8675 for more.

ProRodeo Hall of Fame Inductions, 101 ProRodeo Dr. Class includes Fred Whitfield, Clint Corey and Tee Wolman. Aug. 14, 10 a.m. Call 528-4764 for more.

Cooking up Solutions to Family Violence, The Colorado Springs School Trianon, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $65/person. A pasta cook-off to benefit TESSA, a group working to reduce domestic violence and adult sexual assault in El Paso County. Sat., Aug. 14, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Call 785-6808 for reservations.

Korean Independence Celebration, Korean-American Community Center. Materials from PPLD's Korean language collection will be available and they will be issuing free library cards. Festival includes food, arts, crafts and giveaways. Sat., Aug. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 531-6333 for more.

Beth-El College's 100th Anniversary, Art and Healing Exhibit Opening, Aug. 13, 5-7 p.m., Aug. 16-21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open House, Aug. 20, 3-6 p.m. Mayoral Proclamation, Aug. 20, 3 p.m. Speaker Presenations, Aug. 20, 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Call 262-3439 for more.

Gala in the Garden, Rock Ledge Ranch at Garden of the Gods. $35. Food from Front Range Barbeque, dancing to the String Dudes and silent auction. Benefits TOSC. Tues., Aug. 17, 5:30-9 p.m. Call 633-6884 for more.

Red Hat Society Picnic, Palmer Park Lazyland. $3. Women over 50 wearing red hats are invited to bring their own lunch and lawn chair to this event. Canned goods will be donated to Silver Key. Wed., Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

High Plains Church Unitarian Universalist, 10 year anniversary. Reunion and Homecoming, Aug. 20-22. Call 260-1080 or visit

www.hpcuu.org for more.

Daylily Sale, Shops at the Bluffs Mall, 3650 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Sat., Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ice Cream Social at Heritage Gardens, in Monument Valley Park at Cache La Poudre and Glen Ave. Celebrating Arbor Day with the completion of arbors in Heritage Gardens. Sun., Aug. 22, 2 p.m.

How to Communicate Effectively with the Four Personality Styles, Colorado Springs Internet, 8 N. Nevada Ave. $10. Presented by the Colorado Springs Customer Service Association. Thurs., Aug. 26, 8-10 a.m. Call 636-5076, ext. 105 to RSVP.

Fill-The-Boot Kick-off, Rumbay and Tequila's, Tejon St. The C.S. Fire Department bartends with all tips and a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Fri., Aug. 27, 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call 260-8777 for more.

Look What's Cooking Chili Cook-off, Memorial Park, parking lot south of Velodrome. $30 per entry for red, green or vegetatarian chili. Tasters pay $1 for three tickets, each ticket is for one taste. Benefits Workout Ltd. Sat., Aug. 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 471-4200 for more.

Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Association, Manitou Springs Memorial Park, Manitou Ave. Continental breakfast and lunch provided. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m. on Aug. 28. Call 633-1133 for more.

Tin Can Sailors Bull Session, Radisson Inn, 8110 N. Academy Blvd. Session for DD, DE, FF, DL, AD, DM for veterans and their guests. Sat., Aug. 28. Call 800/223-5535 or visit

www.destroyers.org for more.

Run for a Cause, Friendship Academy Dog Training, 11975 Bradshaw Rd., Peyton. $1. Watch dog agility and support the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Professional pet photographer on site; bring your pets. Sat., Aug. 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 749-2990 for more.

Country Folk Art Craft Show, Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop. $5-$6. August 27-29. For more see

www.countryfolkart.com

Estemere Mansion Annual Open Day, 380 Glenway St., Palmer Lake. $5-$8. Bring slippers or socks to wear inside the mansion, food vendors and music are present during this one day access event to the mansion. Sat., Aug. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Leon at 488-9450 for more.

Lagerfest, Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. $20. Fifty four microbreweries available with brew for sampling. Food will be available for purchase. Music by John Alex Mason, The John Wise Group and Me & Julio. Sept. 4.

Bike4BreastCancer, KOA Kampground, 8100 Bandley Dr. Kathy Betz and her staff will be available to speak while on her 3500-mile solo cross-country bike ride to promote breast health. Sept. 7. Call 888/906-2453 for more.

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