Holiday Soiree, 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $30 per person, $50 per couple. Portion of proceeds to Care and Share and TESSA. Friday, November 21, 6-8 p.m. Reservations required, call 596-0009.
American Sign Language classes, various locations and times. Classes for all ages including hearing babies and their caretakers. Call 599-0920 or e-mail ShowofHandsinCS@aol.com for times, locations, and fees.
College Information Day, PPCC Centennial Campus Theater, 5675 South Academy Blvd. Free. PPCC is currently taking applications for the spring semester, which starts Jan. 19. Apply online, or for more information, attend the open house. Sat., Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 540-PPCC (7722) or 866-411-PPCC.
4PAWS Rescue Dog Adoptions, Southgate Petsmart, 2160 Southgate Road. Sat., Nov. 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 687-6347.
Meet 'n Greet a pet, Petco, 1820 A W. Uintah, Sat., Nov. 22, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more, call 264-6460.
Research on Chronic Wasting Disease, UCCS Science Auditorium, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $2, free with student ID. Dr. Edward Hoover DVM, PhD will present the lecture. A wine and cheese reception and dinner will follow. Sat., Nov. 22, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. For more information, call Ruth Jackson at 262-3266.
Pet Awareness Workshop, Animal Instincts, 20 Mountview Lane. Free with a $10 donation to Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue. Sat., Nov. 22, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Wed., Nov. 26, 6-7:30 p.m. For more, call 264-6460 for more info or visit www.csabr.com.
Starting a Business, Small Business Development Center, 815 Eagle Rock Road. $35. Wed., Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to noon. For more, call 272-7232.
Steele Elementary School's annual book sale, Chinook Bookstore, 210 N. Tejon. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Steele School Library. Sun., Nov. 23, noon-4 p.m.
Buy Nothing Day, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 North Tejon. Free. . Join this conscious non-consumerist celebration, with leftovers potluck, exchange blanket, Dances of Universal Peace, singing and silliness. Fri., Nov. 28, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more, call 575-0152.
First Visitor Fundraiser, Walker Wear factory outlet store, 2845 Janitell Road. Purchase winter clothing and help new parents at the same time. 20% of sales between Nov. 19 and 26 go to First Visitor. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. through Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more, call 579-7382.
Operation Christmas Child, Fellowship Bible Church, 5580 N. Nevada. Fill empty shoe boxes with gifts, toys, school supplies, personal notes and necessity items to be shipped to children in need around the world. Drop off boxes November 17-24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call 1-800-494-3965.
Gathering of Souls Open Forum, Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, Discussions on Spiritual Practice and Living with Music, open poetry mike. Every Sat. through Dec. from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more, call 685-0986
LEAP (Low-Income Energy Assistance Program) eligibility requirements for 2003-2004 season. LEAP is designed to assist with winter heating costs. To be eligible, a household of one person must take in less than $1,384 per month in income. A two-person household must take in less than $1,841 per month. For an application, call 800/432-8435.
Spiritual Truth, Pikes Perk, 14 S. Tejon St. Let's discuss: Does God Exist? Why does God allow suffering? Is Jesus the way to God? All views welcome. We'll give Christian Bible view. Every Mon., 7 p.m. for more, call 667-0426.