Referenda C&D and Education Town Hall Meeting, Manitou Springs Elementary School, 701 Duclo Ave., Manitou Springs. Free. State Representative Michael Merrifield, District 14 Superintendent Roy Crawford, UCCS Vice-Chancellor Jim Henderson and PPCC President Joseph Garcia speak on the significance of the referenda in the Pikes Peak Region. Thurs., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Call Mark at 491-0240 for more.
Plan B for Baghdad -- What You Need to Know, George Washington High School, 655 S. Monaco Pkwy., Denver. $10-$15. Be the Change USA presents an afternoon of provocative panel discussions with Dennis Kucinich, Rocky Mountain News columnist Bill Johnson and Iraq war veterans and experts. Sat., Oct. 15, noon to 8:30 p.m. Call 380-7064 for more.
Eastern El Paso County Town Hall Meeting, Calhan Public School, 488A Yoder St., Calhan. Learn more about the Super Slab and what is being done to stop it. Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, Andrew Romanoff, will be present, along with other legislators from both parties. Share concerns about rural issues like development, eminent domain and water. There will be a Q&A about Referenda C&D. Sat., Oct. 22, 9 a.m. Call Marsha at 238-5600 for more.
"Who Speaks for Islam?" Lecture, West Ballroom, Broadmoor West, 1 Lake Circle. $10-$27. Former United Nations official Mustapha Tlili speaks on Mon., Oct. 24, noon. Reservations required by Oct. 18. Call 579-8443 for more.
Moral Values of the Religious Left: Freedom to Marry, Timberview Middle School, 8680 Scarborough Dr. Free. A public forum sponsored by High Plains Church. Find out why religious liberals support the freedom to marry for all people, and discuss what we can do to make it possible. Wed., Oct. 26, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 260-1080 or visit hpcuu.org for more.
Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association Shareholder Meeting, meeting at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. on Wed., Oct. 26. A PERA representative will be present to speak about PERA's investments, finances and actuarial status and more. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Call 800/759-7372 or visit copera.org for more.
Information Night on New Special Education Law, Tesla Center, 2560 International Circle. Free. Randy Chapman from The Legal Center for People with Disabilites discusses changes to the federal laws regarding special education (IDEA 2004) including the Response-to-Intervention approach being piloted in Pikes Peak area schools. Thurs., Oct. 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 382-1314 for more.