Sack Lunch Serenade, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., Silent movie accompanied by a live organist. Free, Every Thurs., noon 1 p.m.
Creating a Fund-Raising Plan, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Workshop by El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center. Free, Wed., May 21, 7:30 9 a.m.
Communication: the Key to Successful Relationships, Woodmen Valley Chapel, in the Windchime Center at Rockrimmon and Woodmen roads, for singles or couples, $20-25, Sat., May 17, 9 a.m. to 4 .m. For more, call 599-8652 x 164.
Annual Historic Preservation Ball, Cripple Creek Elks Lodge, 123 E. Bennet, Cripple Creek, music by Bob Alexander's Promises, roaring 20s theme, costimes encouraged, free, Sat., May 17, 6 p.m., 689-7463.
Landscaping Options for Our Semi-Arid Area. Ruth Holley Branch Library, 923 N. Murray Blvd., LuAnn Weems, Master Gardener. Sat., May 24, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
4PAWS Rescue Dog Adoptions, Southgate PetsMart, 2160 Southgate Rd., Sat., May 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 719-687-3963.
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 El Paso County Solid Waste Management at 520-7878 or Ruth Ann Steele at 495-3107.
Adoption Options: If you are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, Adoption Options can help. A non-profit, non-sectarian agency, that has been operating in Colorado since 1981. We provide assistance, referral and support free of charge. Call 719/444- 8949, or www.myoptions.org