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Imagine all the people….
….who don’t know the untold life story of John Lennon. Make sure you’re not one of them by catching his first wife, Cynthia Lennon, in her first public interview in the United States since she published her new book, John. Get the real truth about the Beatles icon and his pre-Yoko Ono days as the first Mrs. Lennon reveals details of their secret marriage and gives us the goods on Paul, George, Ringo and Brian Epstein-the Beatles’ first manager and best man at the wedding. Stick around for the reception and book signing. Fri 7:30 p.m. Fine Arts Center, 30 West Dale St., Colorado Springs. Interview tickets $28-$32; book signing tickets $15-$18. For tickets, call 719-634-5583 or visit

Imagine all the people….
….in total envy of the perfect backyard barbecue you throw after a trip to Denver’s 2006 Spring Home & Patio Show. Stroll through the “Gardens of Excellence”—20,000 feet of greens and florals featuring new designs by the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado—for some inspiration; learn to cook like a pro in a backyard grilling seminar with BBQ Buddies Mad Dog & Merrill; or peruse the yard and home improvement displays so you’re not stuck wondering which deck furniture goes with your shrubbery. Thu-Sun, times vary. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. Tickets $8. For more information or tickets, call 303-892-6800 or visit


Imagine all the people….
….trying to work off the green beer calories in Colorado’s post-St. Paddy’s Day road races this Saturday. Do you have it in you to go for the (pot o’) gold? Take your pick: Littleton hosts the Lucky Clover 10K, while Fort Collins provides the Sharin’ O’ the Green 5K Run/Walk, and Highlands Ranch offers the St. Patty’s 5K Run for the Green. (Hint: For the true Irish spirit, all-day festivities in Civic Green Park will follow the Highands race.) Sat morning, start times and locations vary. Registration fees $20-$25. For more information, registration, or a complete listing of upcoming races, visit

Imagine all the people….
….who struggle with AIDS in Africa. Sadly, the 14 million children in Sub-Saharan Africa who have been orphaned as a result of AIDS are not imaginary. That’s why the ninth grade World Social Issues class at Denver Christian High School has built a museum on their campus, dedicated to the study of just such children who have lost their parents to the disease. The students created the display of their research and photos to challenge the public to get involved. Though admission costs nothing, donations are highly encouraged, and will go toward building an orphanage in Mozambique. Tue-Thu 6-8 p.m., Denver Christian High School, 2135 S. Pearl. Free with suggested $5 (or greater) donation. For more information, visit

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