*Doggone Democrats will be marching in the Pridefest Parade, at Cache La Poudre and Tejon St., July 17, 11-11:45 a.m. The theme is "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," so dress your dogs as your favorite Wizard of Oz character. Parade begins at noon. Water and treats at the end for pups and their humans. Call 271-9665 for more.
Jerusalem Marketplace, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-8888, ext. 208. Experience the sights and sounds of Jerusalem in Jesus' time. A family event from July 18-22, 6-8:15 p.m.
Gyros for a Cause, Greek Grill, 4486 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 636-5101. Buy a gyro, be a hero as the Greek Grill and the American Cancer Society hosts a fundraising event. July 23, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
C.A.R.E. Fair, Peak Vista Community Health Centers Family Health Clinic, 2840 International Circle. The Junior League of Colorado Springs is hosting a health fair for uninsured or underinsured school-aged children. July 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Parents are encouraged to bring their child's immunization record to the event. Call Memorial HealthLink, 444-CARE for more.
Xeriscape Garden Tours, of six gardens in Colorado Springs. Tickets are available at all King Soopers locations in town and cost $15. Arrive at the address printed on the ticket and get a map for the other locations on the tour. July 9-10. Visit coloradogardenclubs.org/events/xeritours.html for more.
Relay for Life, Goose Gossage Stadium at I-25 and Fillmore. A 12-hour relay against cancer from 7 p.m., Aug. 19 until 7 a.m., Aug. 20. For info, call 636-5101 or cancer.org.
*Obon Dance, Tako Japanese Restaurant, 1840 Dominion Way. July 31, 6-7:30 p.m. Watch and participate in this Japanese folk dance. Free, call 548-9257.
Victor Gold Rush Days, downtown Victor. Free. Featuring a chili feed and talent show on Fri., July 15; mining games, music and more on Sat., July 16; parade, Victorian home tours on Sun., July 17. Call 719/689-3177 or visit victorcolorado.com for more.
Third Annual Hike for Habitat, call for location. $25 minimum for adults. The hike raises support for Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity's local efforts to build affordable houses for deserving, low-income families in El Paso County. Sat., July 16, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 475-7800 for location and info.
Western Collectible Show, Colorado Springs Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa, July 29-31. Show hours Fri., noon-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 100 dealers will be present, and an auction of 300 fine Western antiques will be held at 5 p.m. on Sat., July 30. Call 685-9024 for more.
Rockin in the Rockies Car Show, Cowboy's Night Club parking lot, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. A benefit for the Pikes Peak Quarter Midget Association, July 30, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Registration 7-9 a.m., call 683-8760 for more info.
Tejon Street Beach Ball Bar Crawl, Sun., July 24. The event kicks off at Southside Johnnies (528 S. Tejon St.) at 5 p.m. To sign up, order your t-shirt before Tues., July 19rder at tejonstcrawl.whereseddie.com.