Fire Ecology Workshop and Hike in the Nature Conservancy's Aiken Canyon. For details, call 576-4336. Sun., Aug. 11.
John Taylor Gotto, author of Dumbing Us Down speaking at the Colorado Libertarian Awards Banquet at the Radisson Inn, I-25 and Academy Blvd. $45. RSVP to 570-0747. Sat., Aug. 17, 6 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 Aug. 11: Euthanasia. On Aug. 25: Environmental Ethics.
Harvesting the Home Herb Garden, a class with the Pikes Peak Herb Association. $2 plus a canned good, 599-7466. At Winslow Court Community Room, 3920 E. San Miguel. Fri., Aug. 16, 7 p.m. Also hands-on experience: Sat., Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m.
Wicca 101 Course by Earth Spirit Pagans at the Celebration Community Room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. $10 per class, or $50 for the course if paid by second class. 800/731-2650. Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m., Aug. 14-Sept. 18.
Circle of Simplicity study circles forming based on Cecile Andrew's book, The Circle of Simplicity. Friday evenings in Manitou Springs. Call 685-3157 or e-mail
Handmade Paper Classes at Hobby Lobby, Palmer Park & Academy. Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. $10 includes materials. Call Nicole, 471-8782.