The Birds, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Meet birds of prey from the Pueblo Raptor Center. For teens entering 6 -12 grades in the fall. Tues., July 15, 4-5 p.m. Call 531-6333 for more. Also, all-ages program at Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah, Thurs., July 31, 7 p.m. For more, call 719/485-4444.
North American River Otter Exhibit Opening, Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo. Activities include keeper talks, water conservation programs, otter adaptation program, an interactive theatre presentation and otters. Sat., July 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 719/ 561-1452.
Kids Activities at Celebration Place, Citadel Mall (upper level of Mervyn's wing). Body Packaging III: Identity Crisis High School Workshop (ages 13 18). $5. Tues. July 15 and July 22, 2 4 p.m. Reservations required. Michelle Lobato and the music of Latin America. Free. Wed., July 16, 10:30 a.m. Reservations required. For reservations or information, call 597-3344.
Bear Creek Nature Center Activities, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Wildflower Walk, Sun., July 13, 10 -11 a.m. Reservations required, 520-6387.
Fountain Creek Nature Center Activities, 320 Peppergrass Ln., Fountain, Awesome Owls Sat., July 12, 10:00 a.m.-Noon Interactive hands-on program $4. Reservations required, 520-6745.
Discover Cheyenne Cañon children's programs, Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Blvd. Nature Story Time, Sat.1:30 2 p.m. Wormology, Sat., July 12, 11 a.m. Both programs for ages 7 and above. Mistah Beah and Baby Cakes (ages 5 an up), Sat., July 19. Call for reservations, 578-6146.
museums and history Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site (Carriage House), At the east entrance to Garden of the Gods on 30th St., $1 - $5, Summer Hours: June-Labor Day, Wed. Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 578-6777. Featuring Cultural Crossroads, American Indian Trade in Colorado. Lecture Series (reservations recommended): Thurs., June 12, 7 p.m. Defending the Empire: Spanish Presidial Soldiers in Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Thurs., June 19, 7 p.m. childhood Yesterdays in the Pikes Peak Region.
Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 125 Gleneagle Dr., Gleneagle, 488-0880. $3 - $7 museum admission. July 11 Colorado Treasure Hunters (new exhibit) opening, July 11, 9 a.m. Learn about the 1959 gold rush!
Manatees: The Edge of Extinction, The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria, Parker. $6. A multi-media exhibit promoting awareness and conservation of these gentle creatures. Sat., June 21 Sun., Oct. 26, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 720/488-3300.