Bring a toy to this drive for Christmas Unlimited, the only organization "that actually lets parents 'shop' for toys." A ticket buys a complimentary drink, classes at Yoga Studio Satya and entry into drawings.
10th Annual Colorado Springs Young Professionals Toy Drive
Thursday, Dec. 18, 6-9 p.m.
The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave., $12 advance, $15 at door, with unwrapped toy.
Bird in the hand
Learn more about birds while helping collect valuable field data. Open to all ages and abilities.
115th Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, Dec. 20, 8:30 a.m.
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $5 donation for bird seed.
Contact: 520-6387, elpasocountyparks.com
A moment of silence
Attend this candlelit service to remember those who have died as a result of homelessness this year.
Longest Night of the Year Memorial Service
Saturday, Dec. 20, 5 p.m.
Bijou House Memorial Garden, behind the house at 411 W. Bijou St.
For more civic and volunteer opportunities, see Listings on p. 52.