Holiday Gift Workshop, Manitou Springs Elementary School, 110 Pawnee Ave. $10 per child $25 family of 3 or more. Open house. We will be making sand candles, food gifts, wrapping paper, bath fizzies and more. Children 3rd grade and under must be accompanied by adult. Sat., Dec. 13, 9 a.m. to noon. For more, call 685-2141.
Teen Writing Workshop, East Branch Library, 1550 N. Union Blvd. Led by a published high school senior, workshops for middle and high school authors of poetry, short stories, and prose. Mon., Dec. 15, 4-5:30 p.m.
Sarah, Plain and Tall, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $9.50. Performed by Theatreworks USA from New York, the play is based on Patricia MacLachlan's book. Kids are encouraged to come dressed as 19th century attire. Hands-on art experience in the lobby before performance. Tues., Dec. 16, 7 p.m. For more, call 520-SHOW.
Colossal Cookies, Rockrimmon Branch Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Children of every age are invited to enjoy the simple pleasure of combining cookies with icing and sprinkles. Wed., Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m.