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Barnes & Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Jamie Lee Curtis stories, Oct. 22, 23, 10:30 a.m.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Events, 4250 Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo Rd., 633-9925. Spooky WildNight, Oct. 29, 5 p.m. to 9 a.m., $40. Call 633-9925 ext. 112 for reservations.

Pikes Peak Library District Events, various locations. Read with a Dog, for trained dogs and their families, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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.

College Fairs, sponsored by School District 11. Nov. 4. Call 328-5031 for more.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 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.

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.

Mammography Fund Walk-Run Fundraiser, Bongo Billy Caf, Sackett St., Salida. $10. Walk or run to raise money for the Chaffee County Mammography Fund. Sat., Oct. 23, 8 a.m. Call 539-4060 for more.

Latino Youth Leadership Conference, PPCC Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Free. Highlights career and education opportunities, resources for students, leadership development programs, cultural activities, entertainment and prizes. Breakfast and lunch included. Sat., Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Mario at 237-0333 for more.

Volunteer Opportunities

Black Forest Animal Sanctuary, volunteers needed to help build a barn. Material donations and monetary donations also accepted. Call 494-0158 for more.

Suicide Prevention Partnership, volunteers needed to take hotline calls. All training provided on listening skills, depression, suicide and referral assistance. Training on Tues., Oct. 26, 6 p.m. Call 573-7447 for more.

Silver Key Volunteers Wanted, to transport Meals-On-Wheels to senior citizens. Volunteers urgently needed. Donations of food or sponsorship for holiday baskets also needed. Call 632-1521 for more.

Colorado House and Resource Center, receiving a matching grant for every dollar donated. They provide transitional housing for the homeless. Send donations to American Red Cross, Attn: Colorado House Matching Grant, 1040 S. 8th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

Pikes Peak Library District, volunteers needed at the gala to honor Dick and Judy Noyes. They will set up and decorate the library, register guests, staff silent auction and coat check and clean up and provide general support. Sat., Nov. 6. Call Dee at 531-6333 ext. 2205 for more.

Rocky Mountain Field Institute, strong volunteers needed to work in the Garden of the Gods Oct. 22-23. Work weekend in Indian Creek Canyon, Utah, Oct. 30-31. Call 719/471-7736 for more.

Pueblo Zoo, volunteer docents needed. Become a docent and help children learn about animals. Call 561-1452 ext. 103 to find out about training.

Stitches from the Heart, needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, little sweaters and hats for babies in need, which are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns avail., yarn donations appreciated, Call Kathy at 866/472-6903 for more

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