Grand Prix 5 Miler or 5K in the Garden of the Gods, Pre-register at Runners Roost, 107 E. Bijou St. or on-line at www.csgrandprix.com. $18-23. Sat., May 3, on-site registration 7 a.m., race 8 a.m. For more, call 632-2633.
Astronomy Day Event, hosted by Colorado Springs Astronomical Society Bear Creek Park, Sat., May 10, Activities for all ages noon - 4 p.m., Bear Creek Park Pavilion, S. 21st St., Evening observing session (telescopes provided) 8-11 p.m. at the east end of the Garden area 21st St. and Rio Grande. For more, call Bob at 473-6375.
Free Electric Bike Test Rides, Southern Colorado Expo, 1801 N. Union Blvd. Fri., May 9, 2-6 p.m. and Sat., May 10, 10 a.m.-3p.m. Call 888/540-2283 to schedule.
4PAWS Rescue Dog Adoptions, Southgate PetsMart, 2160 Southgate Rd. Sat., May 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more, call 719-687-3963.
Laughing in the Face of Stress, Adelphia, 2221 East Bijou, Suite 101.The Colorado Springs Customer Service Association (CSCSA) 4th Annual Spring Conference. Thurs., May 22, 7:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For more, call Pam Richardson at 636-5076 x 105.
Special Events, Humor is Healing! A Night of Comic Relief to Benefit Pikes Peak Mental Health, Doubletree Hotel World Arena, 1775 East Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Silent auction, dinner and comedy show featuring four nationally performing comedians. Sat., May 3, 6 - 11 p.m. $75 For more, call 572-6142.
Colorado Springs Diversity Career Fair, Doubletree Hotel Colorado Springs, 1775 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Free to the job seeker. Mon., May 12, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more, call 888/851-9004.
Black Forest Slash-Mulch Program, Black Forest, at Shoup and Herring, Covered and tied loads of slash accepted May 17 - Sept.14. Sat. and Sun. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thurs. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Mulch distribution starts June 1. For more info, call 520-7878 or Ruth Ann Steele at 495-3107.
Benefit Auction for Nik Slothower and family. Whittemore Building on the El Paso County Fair Grounds, Sat., May 10, 6 p.m. Donations also accepted. For information, call Calhan School at 347-2766.
Second Annual Cerebral Palsy Baby Race, Stars Gymnastics, 3870 Mallow Rd. Sat., May 10 Noon-2 p.m. For information call 633-4601 x 107.
Beltane Ritual with Earth Spirit Pagans, the Grove in Monument Valley Park (far north end, west of Boddington Soccer field) $1-$3. Sat., May 3, 11:30 a.m. Bring drums, food/drink and leashed pets. Potluck after ritual. (Backup date May 4) Also food and clothing drive. For more, call 800/731-2650.
Mother's Day Angel Trees, Citadel Mall. The Women's Resource Agency will sponsor a fundraiser to benefit the Viletta Brown Scholarship Fund. Individuals may come by our display to donate and receive an ornament ($10) in memory of a special woman. For more, call 444-4509.