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Mitchell High School Car Show, 1205 Potter Dr., on the football field. Free admission, $12 entry fee for cars. Mitchell's vocational auto class holds their annual car show. All proceeds go to the Mitchell auto shop. Fri., May 6, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 328-6795 for more.

Biotechnology Career Fair, UCCS University Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., room 116. Free, free parking in lots 3 & 4. Fri., May 6, 1-4 p.m. Call Vanessa at 262-3745 for more.

Kentucky Derby Day, 11720 Woodmen Hills Dr. $2. Watch derby highlights from past years and learn about horse racing, games, movies, contests, a real horse. Watch this year's race live. Sat., May 7, 1-5:30 p.m. Call Eddie at 495-2500 ext. 109 for reservations.

Reclaim Red Rock Canyon on Arbor Day, Red Rock Canyon, 3615 High St. Volunteers needed to plant trees, see Forestry Award presentation and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Sat., May 7, 8:30 a.m. Call 385-5947 for more.

Pueblo's "Preserve America" City Celebration, Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center, 201 West B. St., Pueblo. A ceremony dedicating 39 educational and historic plaques depicting the history of the area will be held on Sat., May 7, 9 a.m. Kathie White and Mary Orf will be signing their book Landmarks and Legacies: A History of Pueblo's Union Avenue Historic District as well. Call Kathie at 719/545-4459 for more.

Hummingbird Festival, Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Free. Celebrate the seasonal return of the hummingbirds with live entertainment, face painting, vendors, nature walks, hummingbird viewing bus tours, children's activities and more. Sat., May 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 578-6146 for more.

Blow the Whistle on Asthma Walk, Bear Creek Park. A short 3K walk to support children who suffer from asthma. Sat., May 7, 9-11 a.m. Call 635-3891 or visit for more.

Mothering Mother Earth Event, Acacia Park, corner of Platte Ave. and Nevada Ave. A celebration of mothers and mother earth through sustainable means. Exhibits of biodiesel, straw bale building and clay wall texturing, permaculture, educational booths, musicians and more. Sat., May 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.

Rosa Parks-Cesar Chavez Awards Luncheon, UCCS' 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., Rm. 303. $13 includes lunch. Rocio and Rosaura Padilla and Nicole Vallance will be presented with awards for fighting discrimination on Sat., May 14, 11 a.m. Call Molly at 576-3988 for reservations by May 9.

Sunday on the Town, downtown Colorado Springs. Live local jazz music, door prizes, food and art events in a mapped-out area of downtown. Funds raised will benefit the Downtown Partnership and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Sun., May 15, 3-8 p.m. Admission buttons avail. through the Downtown Partnership at 886-0088.

Pentecost Taize Service, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. Free. An ecumenical service of prayer, singing and silence. Sun., May 15, 4-5 p.m. Call 635-3549 for more.

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