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"Hats and Hair: The History and Elegance of African American Women," PPCC's Downtown Studio Campus, student commons, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Dr. Jaki Taggart presents the history of hats from slavery's head rags to today's couture wear and Regina Lewis, M.A. offers a conversation focused on the work and artistry behind African American women's hair. Thurs., Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m. Call 540-7106 for more.

Israeli Festival, various locations. Featuring a talk on "The Ten Commandments and the American Declaration of Independence" on Fri., Feb. 24. "Current Themes in Jewish Mysticism" on Sat., Feb. 25. "Study and Travel in Israel" on Sun., Feb. 26, 1-4 p.m. Call 634-5311 to RSVP or for more info.

Carnivale Parade, Manitou Springs' Mardi Gras-style festival with street performers, floats and other Mardi Gras-style festivities. The parade starts at 1 p.m. and continues until it's over. Sat., Feb. 25. Call 685-5089 for more.

Springs Career Fair, UCCS University Center Gym, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. More than 60 recruiters and employers will present opportunities and answer questions. Thurs., March 9, noon to 4 p.m. Visit for more information.

Florence Nightingale Awards Banquet, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. Help recognize excellence in human caring by Colorado nurses. Fri., March 10, 6:30-10 p.m. Register online at to attend.

St. Paddy's Day Gala, The DoubleTree World Arena Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., $75 An auction and live music will benefit programs of Catholic Charities on Friday, March 17 from 6-11 p.m. Call 866-6422 for more.

9th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance, Doubletree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. $27.50 per person, $55 per couple. Daddies bring your daughters to a dance with a New York, New York theme. Fri., April 21, 7-9:30 p.m., Sat., April 22, 6:30-9 p.m. Call for reservations at 385-6036.

30th Annual Pine Forest Antiques Show and Sale, Lewis Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. $5. Catch door prizes, a bake sale, Miss Colorado and more. Sat., April 22 and Sun., April 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit for more.

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