Balancing Skillful Means with Pure Awareness, a talk by Sister Thanasanti, an American Buddhist nun, at the Oddfellows Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Free, 634-0566. Tues., April 30, 7 p.m.
Catamount Institute 2002 Seasonal Naturalist Series featuring Ann Zwinger and Dr. Peter Marchand. The workshop combines natural history with writing and hiking. Gourmet lunch included. For registration, call Libby Foster at 687-1993. Sat., May 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stargazers Rambles, an educational program including information on bright stars, planets and current constellations at the Air Force Academy Planetarium. Free, 333-2779. On the third Friday of every month, 7 p.m.
Cooking Classes at the Broadmoor with Chef Paul Jensen, in the Penrose Room. Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. $25 per class. For reservations, call 634-7711 ext. 5392.
Talk English! Practice speaking social English at these free informal conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced learners. For details, call 531-6333 ext. 2224. Fridays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade. Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 at the Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy.
Photography classes at Shewmaker's Camera Shop. Includes wedding, portrait, black & white, digital photography, Photo 101 and more. Visit www.shewmakers.com for full schedule or call 636-1696.
Community Education Classes presented by School District 11. Registration open now for classes in foreign languages, dance, crafts, art, self-help and more. Locations, times and costs vary. Call 520-2384 for details.
Secular Home Schooling Support Group meeting at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Offering support to parents of home schooled children. For more information, call 637-8282.