Halloween / Samhain -- The Most Magical Night of the Year. Open Forum at Celebration New Age Store. 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Get the straight skinny on Halloween's history and customs, mystical as well as playful, before this year's celebration. This night of power is the Celtic New Year's Eve, when the veil that separates the worlds is at its thinnest. Mon., Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m. Free. For more, call 634-1855.
Computer Resources for Genealogy - Federal Census Fundamentals on HeritageQuest, Penrose Public Library, 1905 Carnegie Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., Learn how to use this new resource; basic computer skills are required. Seating is limited. Mon., Oct. 13 or Mon., Oct. 27, 8:30-10 a.m. Reservations are required by calling 531-6333, x2253.
Future Fluency for CEOs, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. A discussion on leading foresight projects in corporate settings. Wed., Oct. 15, 7-8:45 p.m. Reservations at www.springsfutures.com. For information call Mike at 494-0628
Herbal Crafts for the Holidays, 3920 East San Miguel. $3-$8 plus a canned good. Steffany Neuschaefer will teach workshop. Bring a cup or mug for tea. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Herb Association. Reservations and information at 599-7466.
Relict Landscapes of the Colorado Springs Automobile Strips, Pioneers Museum, 215 South Tejon, Free. Slide show and talk. Dr. John Harner will examine the connection between the rise of the automobile and the quirky and sometimes seedy commercial architecture in our fair city. Sat., Oct. 18, 2-3 p.m. Reservations encouraged; 385-5990
The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, Red Feather Lakes. $54 includes transportation, tour and organic lunch. The Great Stupa is a Buddhist monument filled with original art and sculpture that preserve the cultural heritage of Tibet. Tues., Oct. 14, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call PILLAR at 633-4991 for reservations.
Islam 101, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd., $15. Dr. Chaudhry, a Board Member of the Islamic Society of Colorado Springs and practicing Muslim, will focus on the religion, not the politics, of Islam. Sat., Oct. 11, 9:30 a.m. to noon. For more, call 473-6184.
Organic Cooking, Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, 5075 N. Academy Blvd. Free. Suzanne Mason, registered dietician, will show different ways of cooking organic fruits and vegetables. Wed., Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-noon.
Master Gardener Training Program through Colorado State University Cooperative Extension. Applications available at El Paso County CSU Extension, 305 S. Union Blvd., or call 636-8923 and leave your name and address. Deadline for applications is Fri., Oct. 17.
Santos and Saints, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $15. Sat., Oct. 18, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Learn why and how New Mexican Santos were made, how to identify them and the rich history of saints in our faith life. For more, call 473-6184.
Nature Photography Workshop, Starsmore Discovery Center, Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Blvd. Capture the beauty of fall in North Cheyenne Caon. Sponsored by the Cheyenne Heritage Center and School District 12. Sat., Oct. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Call 475-6100 to register.
Magnificent Monarchs, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Come celebrate the butterfly migration season with Annemarie Garza, member of the Horticultural Arts Society and docent at the Butterfly Pavilion.. Wed., Oct. 15, 7 p.m. For additional information, call 596-4901.
Using Planned Giving Techniques to Realize Major Gifts, Junior Achievement Office, One Education Way. Audio conference hosted by The Southern Colorado Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Junior Achievement. Bring a brown bag lunch. Tues., Oct. 7, 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information, or reservations call Rebecca at 540-8000.
Telecommunications Forum: The Economics of Network Security, City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. Free. Fri., Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. For information, contact Brian Newman at 598-0341 or visit www.tpacforum.org.
Tibetan Photo Project slide show, various locations. $5 or more suggested donation; profits benefit Tibetan causes. Photos of Drepung monastery presented by Joe Mickey. Mon., Oct. 13, 7 p.m., (Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs); Tues., Oct. 14, 7 p.m. (UCCS University Center room 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy.), Wed., Oct. 15, 7 p.m. (All Souls Church, 730 N. Tejon St.), Thurs., Oct. 16, 7 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m.(Gaylord Hall in Worner Center, NW corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade Ave., Colorado College). For more, call 596-4436.
Gardening in the Pikes Peak region fall series, CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $5 individual classes, $25 for all 6 classes. To register, call 636-8923. Four Seasons (flowering perennials), Pruning, Tues., Oct. 14, 2 p.m. or Thurs., Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m.