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
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.
Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition Meeting, Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. Free. Take action to promote and protect wildlands in our region. Thurs., Aug. 21, 7 - 9 p.m. For more information, contact John Stansfield, 303/660-5849 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.