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Barnes & Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Storytimes: Peter Rabbit costumed character visit, Oct. 15, 16, 10:30 a.m. Jamie Lee Curtis stories, Oct. 22, 23, 10:30 a.m. Halloween stories, Oct. 29, 30, 10:30 a.m.

Imagination Celebration Events: Chinese Golden Acrobats, Fri., Oct. 15, 7 p.m. Stage Fright, Halloween spooky stories, Sat., Oct. 30, 11 a.m. Call 597-3344 or visit

www.imaginationcelebration.org for more details.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Events, 4250 Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo Rd., 633-9925. Zoo Career Day, Oct. 8, 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $35-$45; Mysterious Myths and Folklore, Oct. 12-13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $55-$65; Spooky WildNight, Oct. 29, 5 p.m. to 9 a.m., $40; Winter Wonderland WildNight, Dec. 10, 5 p.m. to 9 a.m., $40. Call 633-9925 ext. 112 for reservations.

Pikes Peak Library District Events, various locations. Stories in the Dark, for the brave aged 8 and up, Oct. 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. Slightly Scary Stories, for K-3rd grade, Oct. 25, 30.

JoyRides Family Fun Center, 5150 Edison Ave. $3-$18. Corn maze, hay and train rides, pumpkin, bounce house, haunted house and more. Open Sun., noon to 6 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., 3-7 p.m.; Fri., 3 p.m. to midnight; Sat., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Open through Oct. 31. Call 573-5500 for specific dates.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Music of the World performed by Todd Green Sat., Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 2:30 p.m. In Buell Children's Museum, Horse Sense: Art & The Pony, including games, performances, crafts and much more. Runs through Nov. 6.

David Simpich's Original The Firebird, Mt. St. Francis Auditorium, 7665 Assisi Heights. $11-$13.50. An original play written by David Simpich using his hand-carved marionettes. Oct. 15- Nov. 14, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m. Call 636-3272 for more.

Our Next Generation, Business of Arts Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $10-$25. Featuring The Sonny Rhodes Band, activities for kids involvig free workshops in many instruments, perfomances and more. Sat., Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to midnight. Call 685-1861 ext. 42 for more.

Sky-High Stories from the Pikes Peak Region, Pioneer's Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Free. Storyteller John Stansfield tells stories for kids six to twelve and their parents. Sat., Oct. 16, 2 p.m. Call 385-5990 to RSVP.

Intergenerational Community Night, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St. $5-$10/family. All families invited for this festive evening of food, fellowship and fun. Reserve a space by noon on Oct. 17. Dinner on Wed., Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m. Call 633-7717 to RSVP.

Colorado Springs School Scholarship, 21 Broadmoor Ave. For outstanding students entering 9th grade in the fall of 2005. Exam registration by Oct. 22, exam date Nov. 13. Call 475-9747 or visit

www.ccs.org/admissions to register.

Cool Science at UCCS, UCCS Science Auditorium Rm. 221, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Donations accepted. See chemistry and physics demonstrations from noon to 4 p.m. Hands-on experiements from 1:30-4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 23. Call 761-3874 or visit

www.coolscience.org for more.

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