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File photo Terri Hayes winds up to fling her fruitcake during a previous Great Fruitcake Toss.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Cool Science — Catapults: Come join Cool Science at the Space Foundation and learn about the science behind catapults to prepare for the Mini Fruitcake Toss in Manitou Springs on Jan. 28. Visitors will build a marshmallow catapult. Cost included in admission. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 4425 Arrowswest Drive. Information: Space Foundation website or 576-8000.

Adult Day Camp — The Culture of the Ute People: Come for a day of camp where you’ll learn stories of the Ute people (and how to tell them), as well as aspects of their culture such as music and art. Bring a lunch and as many snacks as you want. Make sure to bring water since you will be hiking. There will also be a craft. Pre-paid registration required. $30 per person; $25 per member. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 245 Bear Creek Road. Information: El Paso County Nature Centers website or 520-6387.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Little Wonders — Who’s Here in Winter: Discover the world of nature with your 2- or 3-year-old. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for little ones. Child must be accompanied by an adult. $3 per person, including siblings and adults. Pre-paid registration required. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 245 Bear Creek Road. Information: El Paso County Nature Centers website or 520-6387.

Thursday, Jan. 26

Build a Snowman: Join the Girl Scouts of Colorado for a fun afternoon of STEM. For girls in kindergarten through third grade. You do not have to be a scout to attend. Participants will make their own snow, listen to a story and build a snowman. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Information: or 304-8315.

Friday, Jan. 27

Teen Astronomy Club: Discovery Center Astronomy Club provides a unique space for teenagers ages 15 to 18 to meet like-minded individuals, practice science presentation skills and learn about current astronomy and physics research while receiving guidance for college preparation and the steps toward a future STEAM career. Free. 5-6 p.m. 4425 Arrowswest Drive. Information: Space Foundation website or 576-8000.

Family Star Party: Learn about how ancient cultures around the world used astronomy to tell time, guide agriculture and build mythologies. Look through multiple telescopes and learn about the objects in our night sky from Colorado Springs Astronomical Society outreach guides and Discovery Center educators. Free. Half-price admission for indoor activities. 6-8 p.m. Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. Information: Space Foundation website or 576-8000.

Saturday, Jan. 28

Great Fruitcake Toss: Join in on the fun of tossing leftover fruitcakes. Fruitcake will be available to rent for $1 or a donation. The Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., will be open and serving hot cocoa and snacks. 1-3 p.m. Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Ave. Information: Chamber of Commerce website or 685-5089.

Great Fruitcake Bake-off: Bake your favorite fruitcake and head over to the Great Fruitcake Toss to put your skills to the test. Winner will receive a prize valued at $75 from Collin Street Bakery. 1-3 p.m. Drop off cake between 1-1:30 p.m. Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Ave. Information and sign-up: Chamber of Commerce website or 685-5089.

Fruitcake Follies: Inspired by the Manitou Springs Great Fruitcake Toss, Fruitcake Follies is a local talent show of fun, funny and hilarious acts, song and dance and fruitcake-inspired comedy. This show is rated R and intended for mature audiences only. Not recommended for anyone younger than 18. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. $10. 8 p.m. Iron Springs Chateau, 444 S. Ruxton Ave. Information: Iron Springs Chateau website or 685-5104.

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