- Al Sharpton Speaking Engagement, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. Former Democratic Party presidential candidate Al Sharpton will speak during the 2005 Democratic Summit on Sat., Aug. 27. Call the El Paso County Democratic Party office at 473-8713 or visit peakdems.org for tickets.
Pro-Choice Coalition, All Souls Church, 730 N. Tejon St. The Pro-Choice Coalition invites the public to its August general membership meeting. Includes screening of the film Vera Drake. Thurs., Aug. 25, 5-8 p.m. Call 473-8537 for more.
Salt & Light Prayer Breakfast, Gotta Have It Gourmet Coffee Shop, 4755 N. Carefree Circle. Where people of all faiths come to learn more about the Lord. Wed., Aug. 17, 31, 9-11 a.m. Call 531-0161 for more.
Christian Singles Night Out, Gotta Have It Gourmet Coffee Shop, 4755 N. Carefree Circle. Live entertainment, fellowship and fun. Dinner is free if you bring a single friend. Sat., Aug. 27, 7-10 p.m. Call 531-0161 for more.
United Nations Association, Penrose Library's Adult Meeting Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Heather McCartney's video on the world's land mine crisis will be presented. New members always welcome. Wed., Aug. 17, 4:30-6 p.m. Call 687-5438 for more.
The Junior League, informational meetings about its women's organization on Aug. 23 and Sept. 7 and 21, 6:30-8 p.m.. at its offices at 2914 Beacon St. Call 632-3855 for more.
Front Range Herb Society, meetings the fourth Tuesday of every month except December. Call Debbie at 534-9070 for more.
Rocky Mountain Inventors Association, East Library Conference Room 2, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. All novice and experienced inventors are invited. Wed., Aug. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 303/534-1004 for more.
- Falun Gong Training, Monument Valley Park, right behind the Fine Arts Center at 30 W. Dale St. Free. Graceful exercises and meditation practice every Sunday, 1:45-3:15 p.m. Call Frank at 282-9236 for more.
Networking Groups, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Promotes networking for those unemployed, concerned about losing their job or looking for a new opportunity. Several different interest group meetings per week. Visit ppwfc.org/networking_groups.asp for more.
Daughters of the British Empire, a club for women of British empire or commonwealth ancestry. Info meeting on Sun., Aug. 14, 2-4 p.m. Call 303/683-6154 or visit dbecolorado.org for more.
20-30 Somethings Life Makeover Group. Meet a community of other 20- to 30-somethings committed to making positive changes in their lives. The monthly group is free and led by Theressa Blackwell, life coach. Call 684-6804 for more.
Zen Buddhist Meditation, Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Mon., 6 p.m.; Wed., 6-7 a.m.; Sat., 6-8 a.m. Arrive 10 minutes early for your first practice. Call 684-0210 or visit smszen.org for more.
Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition Meetings, VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Call 388-0138 for more.
Toastmasters Club 555, Maggie Mae's, 2405 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Visitors welcome. Meets every Mon., 6-7:30 p.m. Call Jim at 473-8740 or Shel at 599-3095 for more.
- Pikes Peak Model Mugging Classes, 24 Hour Gym, 800 Research Drive, Suite 260, Woodland Park. $95. Learn techniques to set verbal and physical boundaries, de- escalate threatening confrontations and fight off attackers. Sun., Aug. 14, 12:45-6 p.m. Call Dennis at 641-1334 for more.
Empower Colorado is a support group for parents and caregivers of children with bipolar, depression or other brain disorders. Meets the second Saturday of each month, 9-11 a.m. Call Crystal at 559-7679 or visit empowercolorado.com for more.
West Side Moms, a club for open-minded, liberal moms and their kids. Visit westsidemoms.org for more.
WINGS, therapist-facilitated support groups where people work to heal the wounds of sexual abuse. Women's groups meet on Mon. and Tues. evenings. Call 800/373-8671 for more.
Star Performers Toastmasters, Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd. Meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 5:50-6:50 p.m. Call 260-5967 for more.
Friends of Red Rock Canyon, Academy room of the Colorado Springs City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Enter through the lower level entrance at the southeast corner of the building. Meetings are the first Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. Call 633-6884 for more.
Looking for more Clubs and Organizations? Check out our full online version of the community calendar at csindy.com. Click on "Calendar" on the left-hand side of the page!
SEEKERS, a club for people looking for a spiritual connection through the discussion and study of various topics. Every other Thursday at 7 p.m. Call 205-4989 for locations and info.
Inside/Out Youth Services, 121 E. Pikes Peak Ave. #215. Discussion group Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m.; trans/gender-questioning Youth, second Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m.; recreation night, Fri., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 328-1056 for more.
Internet Advice and Networking Happy Hour, Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Aug. 11, Oct. 13, Dec. 8, 4:30-7 p.m. Visit csaip.org/monthly_forums.asp for more.