Waterwise Weekend at the C.S. Utilities Xeriscape Demonstration Gardens, 2855 Mesa Road. On Sat., July 6: "Gardening with Nature" at 9 a.m.; "Native Plants" at 11 a.m. $5. Call 448-4800.
A River of Influence, a discussion about the roles of the Arkansas River in the social, cultural and economic development of Pueblo and other communities, by Deborah Espinoza. At Rock Ledge Ranch, at the east entrance of Garden of the Gods at 30th St. Free, RSVP to 578-6777. Thurs., July 11, 7 p.m.
War Between the States, a symposium exploring our country's history and heritage with Northern and Southern viewpoints. At the East Library, 5550 N. Union St. Free, 531-6333 Ext. 1204. Sat., July 13, noon to 4 p.m.
Wildlife Watch, with the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Learn how to spot wildlife, discover habitats and use binoculars and field guides. At Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. $15 per family. 227-5221. Sat., July 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Understanding Each Other, a lecture and discussion series focused on issues in ethics from a multi-cultural perspective at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. 633-7717. Free, childcare provided. Sundays, 6:30-8 p.m. On July 14: Non-Violence.
Rape Aggression Defense classes for women at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $25, 262-3444. July 15, 22, 24 and 26, 6-9 p.m.