Midnight African Dance Class, CC Cossitt Hall, 906 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Featuring live drumming, singing and spirited dance from West African dance traditions. Fri., June 30, midnight. Call 389-6098 for more.
Ride for the Brand Ranch Rodeo Events, Longhorn Cattle Drive down Tejon St., June 30, noon. Cowhorse Classic Sale and Western Art Auction, July 1, 10 a.m. at the Norris-Penrose Events Center, 1045 West Rio Grande St. Wild cow milking, trailer loading and other competitions, 6 p.m. Call 635-9975 or visit rideforthebrandrodeo.com for more.
84th Running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the "race to the clouds" will take place Sat., July 1. Call 685-4400 for more or visit ppihc.com.
The Palmer Lake Big Bang, Tri-Lake Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Featuring a week of music, automobile shows and more. July 1-7. Call 719/481-0475 or visit trilakesarts.org for a complete events schedule.
Independence Day Grand Prix, 7-Eleven Velodrome in Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Watch international cyclists compete in track cycling. July 3-4.
Rock Ledge Ranch July 4 Celebration, 3202 Chambers Way. $2-$6. Hear famous speeches and songs from historic characters and enjoy carnival games and more. Tues., July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 578-6777 for more or visit rockledgeranch.com for more.
Woodland Park's Annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, Memorial Park, Woodland Park. Featuring contests, parades, fire engine rides and more. Tues., July 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 686-0705 for more.
Hope in the Park, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. Hear community leaders discuss the Bill of Rights and enjoy jugglers, clowns, and more. Tues., July 4, noon to 4 p.m. Call 667-1110 for more.
Let Freedom Ring Fourth of July Parade, Ellicott Park. Angel Fire 4-H clubs features a jalapeo-eating contest, big air jumper, bingo, and more July 4, 4:45 until dark. Call 683-2427 for more information or to enter contests.
Colorado Springs Coin Show, Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop. Free. Buy, sell or trade coins, paper, tokens and medals. July 7-9, Fri., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 632-4260 for more.
Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade & Western Heritage Festival, downtown Colorado Springs. Featuring a parade along Tejon Street and festival in Acacia Park that includes live music, children's activities and more. Sat., July 8, 10 a.m. Call 262-7160 for more.
Front Range Roller Derby Blow Out Bout, Bladium Sports Club, 2400 Central Park Blvd., Denver. $13-$15. See the Pikes Peak Derby Dames take on the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls. Sat., July 8, 7 p.m. Visit rockymountainrollergirls.com for more.
ProRodeo Hall of Fame Cowboy Ball, 101 ProRodeo Drive. $35-$60. Presenting cocktails, dinner, dancing and more. Fri., July 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 593-8840, ext. 4763 by June 30 to reserve a spot.
Goodwill Doll Sale, 2340 Montebello Square Drive. Free. Shop for vintage 1960s and 1970s dolls to support Goodwill. July 14-15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 635-4483 or visit goodwill-coloradosprings.org for more.
Victor Gold Rush Days, Victor. Featuring traditional mining games, crafts, a parade, and more. July 14-16. Call 719/689-2091 or visit victorcolorado.com for more.
8th Annual Greek Festival, Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 2215 Paseo Road. Free. Featuring traditional foods, dancing, wine, music and more. July 14-16, Fri., 4-10 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 634-5678 for more.
Derby Rotten Scoundrels: Pikes Peak Derby Dames Bout, Tour Inline Arena, 3325 Meadow Ridge Dr. $10-$12. Catch more irresistible derby action. Sat., July 15, 8 p.m. Call 597-1235 for more.
Voices in Time: A Commemoration of Zebulon Pike's 1806 Journey, Antlers Park, 31 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Join the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum in opening a 100-year-old time capsule and contribute to a time capsule that will be opened in 100 years. Sat., July 15, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 385-5990.
ProRodeo Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 101 ProRodeo Drive. Free admission for members; $5-$10 for guests, $12-$20 for lunch. Presenting the class of 2006 inductees with lunch and live music. Sat., July 15, 9 a.m. to early afternoon. Call 593-8840, ext. 4763 to reserve a seat.
17th Annual Courage Classic, 155-mile, three-day cycling fundraiser to leave Leadville and tour Summit County. July 22-24. Register online at couragetours.com or call 303/456-9704 for more.
Wrestling Summer Blast at the 2006 El Paso County Fair, El Paso County Fairgrounds, 366 Tenth St., Calhan. $6-$10 plus gate admission. Featuring six matches with the likes of Zach Gowen, The Patriot and Doink the Clown. Sat., July 22, 7 p.m. Call 719/520-7880 or visit elpasocountyfair.com for more.
Champions on Ice, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $67 and up. Many of the best from Torino will compete again in Colorado Springs. Sun., July 23, 3 p.m. Call 576-2626 for tickets or more information.
Demolition Derby at the 2006 El Paso County Fair, El Paso County Fairgrounds, 366 Tenth St., Calhan. Featuring an $11,000 winner's purse; enter to compete by 4 p.m. day of event. Enjoy the competition, Sat., July 29, 6 p.m. Call 719/520-7880 or visit elpasocountyfair.com for more.
Toni&Guy Synergy, Paragon Royal Ballroom, 3125 Sinton Road. Featuring a demonstration on the latest styles in hair color as seen on many celebrities. Sun., July 30, 7-9 p.m. Call Lisa at 226-9277 to reserve a spot by July 17.
USAF Academy Wheels of Blue Car Show, USAF Academy, 2346 Academy Drive. Presenting a variety of activities. Fri., Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 333-4538 for more.
2006 Rocky Mountain State Games, various venues in Colorado Springs and Denver. Running from August 4-6. Visit thesportscorp.org for more information.
The Spectacular August Holiday Showcase Tejon Street Bar Crawl, various bars along Tejon St. $12. Celebrate random events at ten different bars and drink with friends. Aug. 6. Visit tejonstcrawl.whereseddie.com for more.
Pueblo In Their Honor Air Show, Pueblo Memorial Airport, 31201 Bryan Circle, Pueblo. $5-$10. Featuring aerobatic performances, displays, flight simulators, children's activities and more .Aug. 12-13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 719/635-8803 for more.
Pikes Peak Challenge, Barr Trail, Manitou Springs. Hike to the summit of Pikes Peak on the Barr Trail in this benefit for the Brain Injury Association of Colorado. Sat., Sept. 9, 5 a.m. Call 574-1634 for more or visit pikespeakchallenge.com.
Sweet 16 Sock Hop, Doubletree World Arena, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. $40. Enjoy a dinner, silent auction and dance to the music of Flash Cadillac. Sat., Sept. 16, 6-10:30 p.m. Call 475-1422 for more or visit blacktie-colorado.com.
2nd Annual Robert's Race for Lung Cancer Research, Monument Valley Park. Offering a 5-K run or walk to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer. Sat., Sept. 16, 9 a.m. Call 303/913-1980 or visit lungcancerrun.com for more.