Medication Management. Learn how to take medication for the best effect, manage side effects and monitor interactions with other medications and herbals. Free workshop presented by Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Tom Simpleman and the Fawks Company. Tues., Oct. 7, 10-11:30 a.m., Rockrimmon Branch Library, 832 Village Center Dr. or Thurs., Oct. 9, 10-11:30 a.m. - Old Colorado City Branch Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
Mental Illness Awareness Week activities. Communication Skills: Strategies that Work, First United Methodist Church, 440 N. Nevada Ave., Sat., Oct. 4, 10 a.m.; When Worlds Collide: Tackling Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., Mon., Oct. 5, 7 p.m. NAMI 20th Anniversary Open House, NAMI Office, 510 E. Willamette Ave., Wed., Oct. 6, 4-6 p.m.; Free depression screening, Otis Park Community Center, 731 N. Iowa St., Thrus., Oct. 9, 5-8 p.m.
Native American Moon Reflections Lecture and Guided Meditation, 790 Sun Burst Vista, Monument. $25, includes lunch. Sat., Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Learn about indigenous people's relationship to sun, moon and celestial beings, and how it relates to us today. Register at 487-7672.
Lecture and EFT demonstration, Smooth Changes Hypnotherapy, 4935 N. 30th St. Free. EFT is the painless way to stop smoking and lose weight. Mon. Oct. 13. Register at 271-6089.
Alzheimer's Association Family Caregiver Support Groups meeting at various times and locations throughout Colorado Springs. Free. Early and late stage programs available. Call 266-8773 for details.