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Jac Rene, Master Hypnotist, Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. $10 advanced, $12 at the door. Sun., Aug. 10, 3 p.m. A fun show for teens by a famous hypnotist. No smoking or alcohol. Call 591-0707.

Family Fun Bash, North Pole (Santa's Workshop), address. $10 ticket, $10 donation sponsors a child. Sponsored by the Fatherhood Foundation and Shared Parenting Center. Sat., Aug. 16, 9:30 a.m. For more, call 475-3237.

Brazilian Capoeira Kid's Class, Pointe, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. It's part gymnastics, part martial art, and part dance for kids ages 6 to 11. New students may take two weeks of trial classes free. For more, call 231-6833.

North American River Otter Exhibit, Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo. For more, call 719/ 561-1452.

Fountain Creek Nature Center Activities, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Ln., Fountain. Perseid Meteor Showers Friday, August 8, 9-11 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. $2.Reservations required, 520-6745.

Bear Creek Nature Center Activities, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Mythical Moonlight Walk, Friday, August 8, 8-10 p.m. $2. Reservations required, 520-6387.

Discover Cheyenne Caon children's programs, Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Blvd. Mistah Beah and Baby Cakes (ages 7 and under), Sat., Aug. 16, 1 p.m. Wild About Wildlife (kids ages 3-5), Wed. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Who Goes There? (kids ages 5 and up), Tues., Aug 12, 10 a.m. Call for reservations, 578-6146.

Head Start and Early Head Start now enrolling for fall. Early education programs available for children birth to age five. Affordable childcare also available. Children with special needs are welcome. Families must qualify. Call Enrollment at 635-1536 for more.

Storytimes and book activities for kids, Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave. 685-5206. Thurs., 10 to 11 a.m. East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333, Wed., Thurs., Sat, 10:30 a.m., Snuggle Up Wed., 7 p.m.. Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333, Wed. and Sat., 10:30 a.m., Rockrimmon Branch Library, 832 Village Center Dr., 593-8000, Fri., 10:45 a.m. Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1791-D S. 8th St., 633-6278, Thurs., 10:30 a.m., Wed., 10:30 a.m. Fountain Branch Library, 501 East Iowa, Fountain, 382-5347, Tues., 10:30 a.m. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr., 488-2370, Tues. 10:15 a.m., 10:10:45 a.m., Snuggle Up, Thurs., 7 p.m. Old Colorado City Branch Library, 2418 West Pikes Peak Avenue, 634-1698, Palmer Lake Branch Library, 66 Lower Glenway, Palmer Lake, 481-2587 Wed., 10:30 a.m., Ruth Holley Branch Library, 923 N. Murray Blvd., 597-5377, Tues. 10:30 a.m., Sand Creek Branch Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd., 597-7070, Wed., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

museums and history Colorful Characters of the Pikes Peak Region, Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th Street. Actors portray local historical noteables. Every day at 4:45 p.m. For more, call 219-0108.

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., Aug. 7, 7 p.m. An Evening of Classic Cowboy Poetry Thurs., Aug. 14, 7 p.m. Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site: Interpreting an American Tragedy

Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 125 Gleneagle Dr., Gleneagle, 488-0880. $3 - $7 museum admission. Burro Birthday Bash for Oro and Nugget, Sat., Aug. 2, 1 3 p.m. Donations accepted for fundraiser.

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