Thursday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m.: The Pikes Peak Green Party will host a free lecture on "Health Care for All Colorado the Single Payer Solution," at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Those attending can also register to vote and meet the Green Party's candidate for governor, Ron Forthofer. Refreshments will be served. Info: 210-5144.
Saturday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The Coalition for Child Support Enforcement is sponsoring a Community Health and Resource Fair and Benefit Concert, at the Acacia Park bandstand. Bands will include Distant Warning, MR.2Fistr and Liquid Kaos. Food and beverage vendors will be on site, and attendees can also register to vote and win prizes. Info: 260-8724.
Learn about your city government by signing up for the 2002 fall session of the Citizens Academy, sponsored by the City of Colorado Springs. The academy consists of professionally led sessions to familiarize citizens with the workings of city government. For information and to apply, call 385-5343 or visit www.springsgov.com.