Outdoor Events in the Colorado Springs Area Starting March 28 | Events Calendars

Hiking

Bear Creek Nature Center — 245 Bear Creek Road. Registration: 719-520-6387; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers.

• Swimming in the forest, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and April 30, $20 to $30.

• Workshop and hike on the starry sky, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., April 7, $4 to $5.

COTREX – The official Colorado Trails app; trails.colorado.gov.

Rocky Mountain Trails — Information on more than 70 hikes; rockymountainhikingtrails.com.

SATURDAY

Purse Group Walk — Hosted by the Falcon Wanderers Walking Club, beginning between 9 and 10 a.m., with a guided walk at 9:30 a.m., Country Club Corners Mall near Hatch Cover Restaurant, 252 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Strollers can complete the route with some difficulty; wheelchairs not recommended, pets on a lead allowed; Annette Kester, 719-641-1053, Russ Kester, 719-641-9107, falconwanderers.org.

Nature

Bear Creek Nature Center — 245 Bear Creek Road. Registration: 719-520-6387; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers.

• Little wonders: Snouts and sniffers, for 2-3 year olds with an adult, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 1 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, $3.

• Pikes Peak Beekeeping School, 8:30 am to 3:45 pm Saturday to Sunday, $65. Registration: tinyurl.com/45mp4j7y.

• Nature class: 1 to 3 p.m. April 12, $4.

Colorado Birdwatching TrailColoradobirdingtrail.com lists places to watch birds and wildlife.

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center — 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Division. Limited tours available. Registration: 719-687-9742, wolfeducation.org.

Fountain Creek Nature Center — 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Registration: 719-520-6745; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers.

• Nature Adventures: Eggsploring Eggs, for ages 3 to 6 with an adult, 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 7 and 8, $3.

• 2s & 3s Outdoor: Hungry Herons, for 2-3 year olds, 10-11:15 a.m. April 14-15, $3.

Garden of the Gods Nature and Visitor Center — 1805 N. 30th St. Listing: gardenofgods.com/things-to-do/things-1/calendar.

• Rock Identification in the Wild, for ages 10 and up, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, $5.

• Indoor treasure hunt for children, for 3 to 9 year olds with an adult, Wednesday from 10 am to 11 am.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site — 3106 Gateway Road. Living history programs available with tours, demonstrations and hands-on activities. $3 to $8. Tickets: rockledgeranch.com.

SATURDAY

Night Sky and Milky Way Photography Workshop — 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., Paint Mines Interpretation Park, $300. Registration: 719-520-6387.

Functioning

Garden of the Gods Nature and Visitor Center — 1805 N. 30th St. Listing: gardenofgods.com/things-to-do/things-1/calendar.

• Gallop in the garden 5 km, Thursday from 3 pm to 5 pm; gardenofgods.com/things-to-do/things-1/5k-fun-run.

Pikes Peak Road Runners — Go online for events: pprrun.org.

snow sports

UNTIL THURSDAY

Snowshoe hikes guided by Rocky Mountain National Park rangers — Open to all levels of experience from 8 years old; 970-586-1206, nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/ranger-led-snowshoe-walks.htm.

Volunteering

Numerous state parks are looking for volunteers. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y9qafa2o.

Ads are published according to available space. Information by e-mail at least two weeks in advance: listings@gazette.com.

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