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Library offering legal, business classes

The Pikes Peak Library District is offering the following classes about legal research and business:

A basic legal research class is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. The class will include information about finding federal and state laws, court cases and legal forms, and what Loislaw is and how to use it.

Registration is required by calling 389-8968.

Minding Your Business is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Penrose Pubic Library. Information will be available about business resources available at the library during a free tour before the library opens. Registration is not necessary.

For more information, call 531-6333, ext. 2308.

Museum holding premier of new video on Gen. Palmer

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Foundation will premiere the video documentary “The Life & Times of General William Jackson Palmer” during a free public event at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St.

Palmer’s biography is told by six local historians who interpret the general’s life through stories, rare archival photos, historic railroad footage and re-enactments. The documentary was produced, written and directed by Emmy-nominee Jim Sawatzki, and is his 11th Pikes Peak regional video history.

Viewers with reservations will be seated first at each showing. Reservations can be made by calling 385-5990.

Conservatory, chamber orchestra present ‘Amahl’

The Colorado Springs Conservatory and The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs are presenting free performances of “Amahl & the Nigh Visitors” by Gian Carlo Menotti, a one-act holiday opera in English, under the direction of Maestro Thomas Wilson.

All performances are free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary and there is no reserved seating at any of the venues.

Performances are scheduled for 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at Palmer High School; noon Dec. 5 at Falcon-Sand Creek High School; 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at Fort Carson-McMahon Theater; noon Dec. 12 at Pine Creek High School; 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at Woodland Park-Cultural Center; and noon Dec. 19 at UCCS Bon Vivant.