The Odyssey Hour, New South Wales Restaurant, 5901 Corporate Drive. $15-$20. "Self Defense Common Sense" on March 9, noon to 1 p.m. "Women and Finance" on March 23, noon to 1 p.m. Call 339-2930 to make a reservation or for more information.
Lunch Break, Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., $7. For all women in the workplace, a buffet luncheon with the theme of "desperately seeking ... more". Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Call 884-6234 by Monday prior.
The Breakfast Club for Singles 50+, The Academy Hotel, 8100 N. Academy Blvd. Sat., March 11, 9 a.m. Call Sherry at 475-8386 for more.
Southern Colorado Aquarium Society Spring fundraiser, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St. Free. View tropical plants, fish, and more. Sat., March 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 265-5147 for more.
Colorado Association of Internet Professionals, Sunbird Restaurant, 230 Point of the Pines Drive. Quarterly networking and happy hour to be held on Tues., March 14, 4:30-7 p.m. Call 638-9925 for more.
Pikes Peak Landlords & Investors Group, Colorado Springs Seniors Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Monthly meeting on Tues., March 14, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 593-8788 for more.
The Holistic Networkers Association, Edelweiss Restaurant, 34 E. Ramona Ave. $13-$16. A monthly luncheon held third Thursdays of each month from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 475-8880 for reservations.
Sno-Jet Ski & Recreation Club, Howard's BBQ, 3350 N. Chestnut Ave. Meets weekly on Thursdays through March 30. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 232-9887 for more.
8minuteDating, Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. 25-35 year olds meet March 21 and 35-45 year olds meet March 22. Call 385-0766 or visit 8minutedating.com for more.
Conversation Caf, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Featuring lively conversation that respects different viewpoints. Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Call 205-5175 for more.
Colorado Springs Chess Club, Acacia Apartments' cafeteria, 104 E. Platte Ave. Any chess player is welcome on Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m. Call Richard at 685-1984 for more.
Nar-Anon Parents of Addicted Children Family Group, The Dwelling Place, 508 N. Tejon St. The group is a fellowship of relatives and friends of drug addicts who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m.
Colorado Carnivorous Plant Society Meeting and Sale, Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Drive. Show and tell, silent auction and more. Sat., May 13, 2-4 p.m. Call 578-8123 for more.
SCORE Workshops, topic: "Should You Start Your Own Business?" Workshops at various PPLD locations through June 27. Call 636-3074 for more.
WINGS, promoting healing for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Two women's groups, one meeting on Monday evenings, the other meets on Tuesday evenings. Men's group meets Thursday evenings. Contact the WINGS office, 800/373-8671, for more info.
Forty+ of Colorado Springs, TREA Club, 834 Emory Circle. Free. A non-profit for anyone over 40 who is searching for employment through management and leadership. Meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. Call Mark at 548-9114 for more.
El Paso County Democratic Women's Club, Democratic Headquarters, 25 N. Iowa St. Meets the second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. Call Mark at 548-9114 for more.
Drinking Liberally, Old Chicago, 118 N. Tejon St. Like-minded liberals meet to drink and chat on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. Visit drinkingliberally.org or call JJ at 650-6893 for more.