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Taize Service, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. A service of prayer, song and silence. Thurs., Oct. 27, 7-8 p.m. Call 635-3549 for more.

A Traveling Moment: The Black and White Ball, Park Plaza Hotel, 505 Popes Bluff Trail. $35. Mountain Post Military Lodge #26, Pikes Peak Lodge #5 and Magnolia Chapter #14 Price Hall Affiliated present their black and white dress-only ball. Fri., Oct. 28, cocktails at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. followed by dancing. Call John at 210-0112 for more.

Reformation Faire, Bethany Lutheran Church, 1401 S. 8th St. Featuring food, entertainment, children's activities, a silent auction, adult activities and more. Sat., Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Liz or Marc at 385-0182 for more.

Gold Party Fund-raiser, Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 125 North Gate Blvd. $50. Featuring live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and drinks to raise money for the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Thurs., Nov. 3, 6-9 p.m. Call 488-0880 or visit wmmi.org for more.

"Cause for Celebration" Fundraiser, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $40. Featuring food and wine, a silent auction, six live music performers and more to benefit the Women's Resource Agency. Thurs., Nov. 3, 5-8 p.m. Call 471-3170 for more.

Labyrinth Celebration, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. The celebration includes walking, dancing and drumming. Families are welcome. Thurs., Nov. 3, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 635-3549 for more.

Model Train Show and Swap Meet, Knights of Columbus Hall, 456 Marquette St., Security. $3. Layouts will be available for adults and children to operate. Learn about model trains, buy and sell pieces. Sat., Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Wade at 380-9060 for more.

Yoga Marathon to Fight Childhood Obesity, Core Power Yoga, 623 N. Nevada Ave. This yoga marathon's proceeds will go toward helping obese teens at risk. Sat., Nov. 5, noon to 1 p.m. Call 477-9642 or visit yogamarathons.com for more.

Goodwill Doll Sale, 2340F Montebello Square Drive. Free. Featuring Barbies, Madame Alexander dolls, Bratz, limited editions, collectors dolls and many, many more. Nov. 11-12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 635-483 for more.

Horticultural Arts Society Meeting and Dinner, Patty Jewett Clubhouse's pine room, 900 E. Espanola St. Tass Keiso of Colorado College speaks. Fri., Nov. 11, social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Call ###-#### for more.

Pine Creek Holiday Bazaar, Pine Creek High School, corner of North Powers Boulevard and Old Ranch Road. Free. Featuring crafters and artisans in 120 booths, to benefit the Pine Creek High School Band. Sat., Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 488-6787 for more.

Japanese Bazaar and Culture Festival, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Free. A Japanese cultural festival featuring dance, a kimono fashion show, koto music and a taiko drum performance. Sat., Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 266-0190 or visit jassc.org for more.

Anniversary Coronation XXX: A One Night Celebration of Tony, Emmy & Oscar, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. $30 donation. Presented by the United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire. Sat., Nov. 12, doors at 5 p.m.; ball at 6 p.m. Visit ucppe.org or call Marc at 393-1330 or Dorian at 287-4961 for more.

Gingerbread & Jazz Gala, Historic Day Nursery, 104 E. Rio Grande St. $75. Child Nursery Centers celebrate their 108th year with this event featuring four live jazz groups, food in four different rooms and four bars. Sat., Nov. 12, 6:30-11 p.m. Call Adele at 632-1754 for more.

Halloween The Vampire of Cripple Creek, Butte Opera House, 139 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $7-$11. A vaudeville comedy and musical revue set in Cripple Creek. Runs Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 31. Special Halloween show at 8 p.m. includes costume contest. Visit cripplecreekplayers.com or call 719/235-8944 for tickets.

Buckskin Joe's Town of Terror, 1289 County Road 3A, Canon City. $13. Step into this haunted frontier town. Oct. 26-31. Call 719/275-5485 or visit buckskinjoe.com/townofterror.htm for more.

Haunted Hall of Climbing Catastrophes, The ROCK at Soc 'n Roll, 16240 Old Denver Road. $3. Visit the hall of climbing catastrophes and learn what NOT to do when climbing from ghosts of climbers past. Runs through Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. Call 481-9099 for more.

Scary Stories: Storyteller Meets Filmmaker, UCCS Library, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Nationally known master storyteller John Stansfield presents scary stories from literature and folklore and Dr. Robert von Dassanowsky discusses how horror is constructed in film. Thurs., Oct. 27, 7-9 p.m. Call Jayne at 262-3068 for more.

Safe Trick or Treat Night at Mitchell High School, 1205 Potter Dr. Free. Sponsored by the National Honor Society at Mitchell High School. The first 300 children will receive a free trick or treat bag with a coupon to Country Buffet. Fri., Oct. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. Call Kris at 328-6697 for more.

Basement of Bones Haunted House, 1612 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo. $5-$8. A haunted house to benefit the Bessemer Historical Society. Oct. 28-31, 7-11 p.m. Call 719/564-9086 for more.

The 13 Ghosts of the Haunted Hearthstone, The Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. $10, a portion benefits the Red Cross' disaster relief efforts. Featuring a haunted guided tour through the inn, including characters such as Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden and more. Oct. 28-31, 6-10 p.m. Call 473-4413 for more.

Emma's Favorite Haunts Ghost Tours of Manitou Springs, meet at Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Lantern-lit walking tours through Manitou travel through downtown to meet "ghosts" who will entertain with harmless hauntings, tall tales and loveable legends. Fri., Oct. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 685-5089 for more.

Emma Crawford's Victorian Wake, Miramont Castle, 9 Capitol Hill Ave., Manitou Springs. $15-$25. In Victorian style, mourn the death of this beloved Manitou Springs figure, in whose name the coffin races continue each year. Fri., Oct. 28, 7-9 p.m. Call Bob at 685-1011 for reservations.

Masquerade to benefit the Old Colorado City Branch Library, Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. $35. Featuring wine, music, entertainment, a silent auction and food to benefit the library's preservation efforts. Sat., Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Call 634-1698 for more.

Sheikhani Mid-East Dance Troupe, Nemeth's El Tejon, 1005 S. Tejon St. Donations accepted. Special Halloween performance, come in costume and enjoy many guest dancers. Sat., Oct. 29, 6 p.m. Call 571-0204 for more.

Emma Crawford Coffin Races, Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs. Teams of four racers pull a coffin with an woman in it down Main Street. Awards also given for most creative coffin and best "Emma." Sat., Oct. 29, 10 a.m. Call 685-5089 for more.

Jack-O-Lantern Trail, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. $10 per vehicle. Walk a trail lit with 200 uniquely carved jack-o-lanterns and meet with friendly animal characters along the way. Oct. 29-30, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call Ken at 520-6745 for more.

Pumpkin Carving Party, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. A contest and party where pumpkins, jack-o-lantern patterns and carving tools with be provided. Awards will be given for best carvings. Sat., Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Ken at 520-6745 for more.

Erotic Exotic Halloween Ball, Icon Nightclub, 5905 N. Academy Blvd. A Halloween bash for the sexy and sensual. Wear your costume and compete in a $1,000 costume contest. Sat., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Call 528-6098 for more.

Halloween Costume and Compass Scavenger Hunt, Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. $10 donation per family. The Catamount Institute presents a family-oriented costumed scavenger hunt using a compass, bobbing for apples, games and more. Sat., Oct. 29, 1-4 p.m. Call 471-0910 ext. 105 for more.

Snojets Halloween Party, First Choice's multipurpose room, 1025 Ford St. $15. A Halloween costume party with appetizers, DJ, refreshments and prizes for the best costumes. Sat., Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Call 577-SNOW or visit snowjets.org for more.

Halloween Spooktacular: An Alien Invasion, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. High school musicians perform with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic with selections from Star Wars and Holst's "The Planets." Sun., Oct. 30, 2:30-4 p.m. Call 520-SHOW for tickets.

Phantom of the Opera Showing, Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Watch the 1925 black and white version of Phantom accompanied by pipe organist Bob Castle. Mon., Oct. 31, 10:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

Halloween Safe Street, CSU-Pueblo's Belmont Residence Hall, ###. $3 or free at Loaf-N-Jug. Featuring games, candy, prizes, inflatable haunted house and more. Mon., Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m. Call Charlie at 719/545-2080 for more.

Adult Halloween Fun, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-5284. Donations accepted. Featuring a showing of a cult classic film where costumes and audience participation are encouraged. Mon., Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

Dread Manor, Mr. Biggs Family Fun Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd. $8. A haunted house with tours every weekend through Oct. 31. Call 955-7220 or visit mrbiggsffc.com for more.

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