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Four events we're talking about in June and July
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June 2003

1. Street Museum
Over the course of two days, 200 artists will transform the expanse of asphalt along Larimer Square into a breathtaking street museum. Armed with pastel chalks, these uniquely talented artisans will spend hours recreating major world masterpieces. In addition to the visual carnival, the festival features great music, Italian food, and beverages. For more information, call 303-685-8143.

June 21 through 22 Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.?Larimer Square Larimer Street between Speer Boulevard and 15th Street and 14th Street between Market and Lawrence streets Free

2. Ride for a Reason
The 14th annual Courage Classic, a three-day bike race over Tennessee, Vail, and Fremont passes, is one of Colorado’s most rewarding pledge bicycle tours. Benefitting the Children’s Hospital, the race raised a record $688,000 last year and has raised more than $5 million since 1990. Team Courage, made up of former and current Children’s Hospital patients, will once again participate – serving as an inspiration to all riders. The race is limited to 2,000 participants so sign up early. For more information or to register, call 303-456-9704 or logon to the website at www.couragetours.com.

July 19 through 21 Race takes place all day Saturday through Monday Starting line is at West Fourth and Washington streets by Leadville High School Registration fees are $100 to $105 but do not include meals or accommodations. Visit website for additional details Participants must also collect $200 in pledges

3. Steamboat Sings
The 14th annual Courage Classic, a three-day bike race over Tennessee, Vail, and Fremont passes, is one of Colorado’s most rewarding pledge bicycle tours. Benefitting the Children’s Hospital, the race raised a record $688,000 last year and has raised more than $5 million since 1990. Team Courage, made up of former and current Children’s Hospital patients, will once again participate – serving as an inspiration to all riders. The race is limited to 2,000 participants so sign up early. For more information or to register, call 303-456-9704 or logon to the website at www.couragetours.com.

June 6 through August 21 Concert dates and times vary Events are at the base of the ski mountain at Torian Plum Plaza Ticket prices range from free to $30

4. InSPAration: Featuring Deepak Chopra
Recognized as one of the world’s leaders in the field of mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. will be the keynote speaker for InSPAration: A Day of Health and Beauty. The event benefits the National Jewish Medical and Research Center’s programs to fight against diseases that affect women. Informational workshops run throughout the day. For more information, call 303-398-1122.

June 12, Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hyatt Regency Denver, 1750 Welton St. $150 per person, $25 per workshop