Landscape and the Built Environment Series, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free. Peter Hassrick, director of the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of the Art of the American West, will present "Dual in Yellowstone: Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran." Thurs., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. Pre -talk public reception 7 p.m. in the Theatre Lounge including complimentary wine and sodas, hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar.
Lecture by Bear Paw, Black Forest Acupuncture, 7828 N. Academy. Free. Lecture by the Apache medicine man and great grandson of Geronimo. Fri., Nov. 7, 7 p.m. For more, call 598-9200.
The Green Advantage for New and Existing Homes, Doubletree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. Free. Learn environmental features to look for in a new home and gas, electric and water money-saving tips. Thurs., Nov. 6, 6-7:30 p.m. For more, call 471-2656.
The Green Advantage: High Performance Building and Development Conference, Doubletree Hotel , 1775 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. Sustainable buildings are a competitive advantage. Learn why national leaders have chosen green buildings. All day or Luncheon-Plus-One (seminar) package available. Thurs., Nov. 6, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Varies, Luncheon seminar only available. For more, call 719-471-2656.
Minding Your Business, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade. Free. Learn about business resources available at the library. Thurs., Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m. Registration is not necessary. For more, call 531-6333, x2308.
Permaculture, Natural Housing, Edible Landscapes, Self Sufficient Living, Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave. Free. Presented by Master Gardener Becky Elder. Every Thurs., 6:30-8 p.m. For more, call 685-0986.
Holiday Baking and the Monastery, Benet Hill Center 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $15. Learn how to make pokatia, a rich walnut pastry; Mexican wedding cookies, rum balls and cranberry bread. Fee includes samples of treats and coffee. Baked goods and crafts for sale. Sat., Nov. 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Primer on Socially Responsible Investing, Gay & Lesbian Fund Community Room, 315 E Costilla. Wed., Nov. 5, 6 p.m. For reservations, call 477-9883.