Downtown Toastmasters meets at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada. Call 634-1408 for information. Meeting every Friday, noon to 1 p.m.
Little London Stitchers, local chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, looking for new members who are needlepoint enthusiasts. Meetings held on the third Thursday of every month from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Call Jennifer at 635-2235.
Pikes Peak Landlords & Investors Group monthly meeting at the Modern Woodmen building, 2924 Beacon St. All landlords or investment property owners welcome. For info, call Dale Osborn, 339-9329. Tues., Sept. 3, 7-9 p.m.
Pikes Peak Jugglers meeting every Sunday from 3-4:45 p.m. in the multi purpose room at the YMCA downtown. No charge, all skill levels welcome. For details call 477-9978.
Pikes Peak Neighbors (formerly Welcome Wagon of Colorado Springs) seeking new members interested in book clubs, tours and luncheons, bridge, arts and crafts, ladies' socials and more to greet area newcomers. Luncheon meetings held every second Wednesday of the month September through May. Dorothy Greenway, 630-5047. Next meeting, Sept. 11.
Vegetarians of Colorado Springs gathering for a potluck on the second Sunday of each month at 5:30 p.m., at varying members' homes and city parks. For details or club information, visit www.vsc.org or call Nancy at 330-2165.
Film & VideoGerman Film Series presenting Heimat, a 16-hour film about the fictional village of Schabbach, shown in nine evenings at Colorado College's Max Kade Theatre, Armstrong Hall Room 300. Free, 389-6607. Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Sept. 3 through Oct. 29.
Lavender Film Festival, featuring 26 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender films including the best of the San Francisco and London festivals, plus a filmmakers forum at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. For details, visit
http://www.pplff.org, call 38-MOVIE, or see our coverage in last week's paper at www.csindy.com. Sept. 5-8.
Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $7, 800/965-4827. Thursdays, 7 and 10 p.m. Fridays, midnight. Sept. 5-27.
First Congregational Church Film Series, St. Vrain and Tejon St. Enter on the St. Vrain side. Potluck munchies at 6:30 p.m., film at 7 followed by discussion. Free. 471-8215. On Sun., Sept. 15: Nazarin and Pas de deux. On Oct. 27: Elmer Gantry and Village of Idiots. On Nov. 17: Aparjito and the Family that Dwelt Apart.
World Horizons Travel Film Series narrated by the filmmakers at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $6-$7 per film. On Sept. 15-16: Great Parks of the West, and Trains, with Clint Denn. On Oct. 27-28: Magic of Malaysia. On Nov. 24-25: Cuba at the Crossroads. On Jan. 5-6: Hawaii and Tahiti. On March 9-10: In Search of the Albino. On April 13-14: Australia.
International Experimental Cinema Exposition seeking volunteers in all areas. The group exists to illuminate fine, avant-garde films of a global magnitude while generating understanding of motion pictures in the Pikes Peak Region. Call 331-6546 after 8 p.m.