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Cool Chemistry, Colorado College's Chemistry Building, Olin Lecture Hall Room 1, 1130 N. Nevada. Solutions that change colors, liquid nitrogen, glowing liquids that turn into solids, and more. Free. Fri., April 11, 1,5, and 8 p.m. Reservations required, call 339-6516.

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The Cashore Marionettes with puppeteer Joseph Cashore. Presented by the Manitou Art Theater, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $8-$10. Sat. April 12, 2 & 7 p.m. 685-1861.

Young Adult Writer's Workshop, for writers of poetry, short stories, and prose in grades six through eight, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Mon., April 14, 4-5:30 p.m. 531-6333, x1306.

Mbongi! Fusion Pointe Center for Integrated Arts, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Children's music, movement and voice classes. Classes offered to ages 2-9 yrs. For more, call 719.632.7511.

Easter Bonnet Parade and Egg Hunt, Colorado Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Everyone that wears a hat will be judged by the audience for the most outrageous. After the parade, join in a egg hunt for candy and prizes! Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Union Printers Home. Tues., April 15, 1:30-3 p.m.

Wiggle with the Worms, Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave. Pueblo. Learn about earthworms and how they work to help us. Reservations required-program limited to 16 children. $10. Sun., April 18, 9:30 a.m. For more call 719/561-1452 x106

Spring Eggstravaganza, learn how to color eggs using natural dyes from plants, Fountain Creek Nature Center. Sat., April 19, 9-3 p.m. $3. Reservations, 520-6745. Bring 3-6 hard-boiled eggs per person.

Easter Egg Hunt in Old Colorado City, Bancroft Park, Colorado Ave. Kids 12 and under are invited to hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. Sat. April 19, 12:30 p.m. 499-1046.

Summer Program for Gifted Children, a three-week program for kids entering grades 1 though 6, presented by Colorado College. Mon., June 16 through Fri., July 4, 8:30-11 a.m. $190. Call 389-6146 to apply.

Family Theater presented by the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring; Alice in Wonderland on Thurs., April 22. Season tickets are $25, individual seats are $9. Call 520-SHOW.

Musical Messages of Birds, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Children, ages 5-8, are invited to enjoy a puppet show, nature activities, and a hike to learn common bird songs. $3. Sat., May 3, 10:30 a.m. -Noon. Reservations required, 520-6387.

It's A Bug's Life, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Young explorers, ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult, will enjoy hands-on nature activities, puppet shows, crafts and discovery time on the trail. $3. Sat., May 3, 10:30 a.m. -Noon. Reservations required, 520-6387.

Thematic storytimes at the Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave. every Thurs. morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Drop-ins welcome. For babies through preschool. For more, call 685-5206.

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