4PAWS Rescue Dog Adoptions, Southgate Petsmart, 2160 Southgate Road, Colorado Springs 80906 , Sat., June 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 687-6347.
Monastic Experience, Benet Hill Monastery, 2555 N. Chelton Rd. An opportunity for single women to explore the Monastic vocation to the Religious Life. Thurs., through Sun., July 10 14. For more, call Sister Clare at 303/756-7349.
Christian Poetry Sought. Poems must be 21 lines or less; may be written on any subject, using any style, as long as there is a spirital reference. Send poem to Free Poetry contest, 9588 Thornbrush Ln., Fishers, IN 46038. Deadline June 23. For more, visit www.freecontest.com.
Open Days Private Garden Tour, Meet at Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, 2855 Mesa Road, Sat., June 10,10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $25 for all six gardens. Rain or shine, no reservations required. Call 1-888-842-2442 for more information and wheelchair accessibility.
Colorado Springs Independence Center provides help for nursing home residents who are transitioning to home. For information, contact Cindi at 471-8181.
Workplace Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Forum, Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1791-D S. 8th St. Free and confidential forum facilitated by a professional trainer and an employment attorney. Thurs., June 12, 6 8 p.m. Advanced registration required. Call 1-800-522-0925.
Full Moon Ritual, 'the Grove' in Monument Valley Park (far north end, west of Boddington Soccer field), $1 members, $3 nonmembers suggested donation. No alcohol, leashed pets welcome. Sat., June 14, 6:30 9 p.m., ritual at 7 p.m., social following. For more, call1-800-731-2650.
Adoption Options: If you are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, Adoption Options can help. We provide assistance, referral and support free of charge. Call 719/444- 8949, or www.myoptions.org