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February 1, 2021 – All El Paso County Recreation Services Events for February-March require pre-registration. In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call for current status.

El Paso Pacers

Thursday, February 11, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Participating in a walking club rewards both body and soul. Walking boosts energy levels, improves blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, combats depression and reduces stress. This hike is easy/moderate, casual pace, about 2 miles and is geared towards seasoned adults. Registration required. $1 per person donation.

Virtual Wine Tasting

Saturday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

This is a great opportunity to try some excellent Colorado wines and to develop your tasting palate by participating in the special Zoom event. The expert wine panel includes Dirk Stamp, owner of The Wine Seller, Liz and Alec Blakeley, owners of UVA Wine Bar, and your host, Theresa Odello, official wine drinker. The wine package can be picked up from The Wine Seller or if you live in El Paso County, they will be hand-delivered on Friday, February 19. After the Virtual Tasting, join us for the 2021 Hobby Wine Competition Awards at 8 p.m. This competition was open to all non-professional hobby winemakers throughout the state. The cost of the wine package is $65. All proceeds from this event will go to the Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers, a 501(c)3 organization, and will support environmental education programs in El Paso County.

First Aid, CPR, AED Classes for private groups

This American Red Cross course will prepare your group to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. This blended learning course includes an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. Upon completion, participants will receive a Certification through the American Red Cross valid for two years from completion date. Participants must be at least 16 years old to take this class. The classroom portion can be held at Fountain Creek or Bear Creek Nature Center by appointment only. $75 per person with a maximum of 4 people per group.