MS Challenge Walk, Colorado Springs to Denver. Fri., Sept. 5 through Sun., Sept. 7, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. A 3-day, 50-mile walk to raise money to end MS. For more, visit www.fightmscolorado.org or call 800/356-9619.
Advice of the Wise, Grandparents Day Contest, What is the best advice a grandparent ever gave you? Entries due Sept. 5. For more information or to submit words of advice, visit www.elderwisdomcircle.org and click Advice Contest.
Colorado Health Education hotline, providing free health information including West Nile virus prevention. 800/462-2911.
Alzheimer's Memory Walk. The 5K walk begins at 10 a.m.; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Walk alone, form a team, or walk your dog in the Dog Walk. Pledge forms available now. Call 266-8773 for more.
Pet Adoption Workshop, Animal Instincts, 20 Mountview Lane, Suites B & C. $10 donation to Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue. Wed., Aug. 12, 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 16, 10 a.m. For more, call 264-6460.
Meet 'n Greet a pet, Petsmart on Powers Blvd., Sat., Aug. 17, noon to 4 p.m. For more, call 264-6460.
4PAWS Rescue Dog Adoptions, Southgate PetsMart, 2160 Southgate Road, Sat., Aug. 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 687-6347.
Starting a Restaurant, Small Business Development Center, 815 Eagle Rock Road. $35. Fri., Aug. 15, 9 a.m. to noon. For more, call 272-7232 or visit
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. Mon., Aug. 11, 6:30 9 p.m., ritual at 7 p.m., social following. Backup date July 14. For more, call 1-800-731-2650.
Civic Opportunities Public Input/Open House for State Highway 16 transportation options, Mesa Ridge High School, 6070 Mesa Ridge Parkway (at Syracuse Street). Free. For anyone who uses SH 16 and Mesa Ridge Pkwy. as a connection between Powers Boulevard and I-25 Thurs., Aug. 14, 5:30 - 8 p.m. For more, call Cheryl at 520-5800.
West Side Neighbors Meeting, West Intergenerational Center, 20 N. 20th St. Free. Program on neighborhood policing. Thurs., Aug. 14, 7 9 p.m. For more, call 575-9897.
Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board Meeting, City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Open to the public. Thurs., Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m. For more, call 526-8001.
Pikes Peak Library District Friends Board of Directors has vacancies, needing people who are passionate about libraries and who have the time and energy to devote. Call for an application form, 531-6333 ext. 1008.
Picnic in the Park with the Chamber PAC, Antlers Park (behind Antlers Adam's Mark Hotel), $35 per ticket. Help eliminate campaign debt for City Council. Fri., Aug. 15, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more, call 575-4330.