Rainbows and Chemistry, UCCS University Center, Rm. 124, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Free. Lecture by Rahda Pyati. Sponsored by Curiosity Unlimited, part of a learning and get-acquainted session for prospective students and others. Free parking in Visitor Parking. Fri., Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m. For more, call 598-2131 or 475-2035.
Sacred Teachings of Native America. Open Forum at Celebration New Age Store. 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Celebration is giving thanks for the spiritual practices & attainment of our indigenous peoples. Jacob Anaya returns to convey the power, purity, and deeper meanings of the Sweat Lodge ceremony of the Plains Indians. Mon., Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m. Free. For more, call 634-1855.
Punishment, Power and Profit: The Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Free. Lecture that details the illegal Spanish slave trade of the 17th century as well as the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680 using 17th century ecclesiastical records. Reservations encouraged; call 385-5990.
Nitty Gritty on Getting Grants, Gay & Lesbian Fund, 315 E. Costilla. Free. Wed., Nov. 19, 1-4 p.m. Reservations required, call 473-4455.
The Democratic Legacy of the Mexican Revolution, Carnegie Reading Room, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free. A talk by Dr. Francisco Valds Ugalde, Ph.D., Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Wed., Nov. 19, 7 - 8 p.m. For more, call 540-7617.
Literary Events Book signing by Carol Cail, Book Sleuth, 2501 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Ms. Cail will sign her new book, His Horror the Mayor. Sat., Nov. 15, noon to 2 p.m. For more, call 632-2727.
Book Signing by Connie Willis, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Sat., Nov. 15, 2 p.m. Call 531-6333, x1202 for more information.
Book signing by Michael Hague, Chinook Bookshop, 210 N Tejon Street. Free. Mr. Hague's latest are The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus, The Nutcracker, and the 100th anniversary edition of Peter Pan. Sun., Nov. 16, 1 p.m.
Book signing by Elizabeth Wallace, Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Local author Elizabeth Wallace will sign and discuss her new book, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Sun., Nov. 16, 2-4 p.m.
Cate Wiley Poetry Reading, UCCS Breckenridge Hall 5101, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Free. Denver poet Cate Wiley will read from her recently published chapbook Failing Better. Thurs., Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 262-4035.
Time Travel, Roswell, and Other Near-Death Experiences: The Life of a Writer, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Meet Connie Willis, an internationally known award-winning science fiction author. Sat., Nov. 15, 2 p.m.
Poetry Open Mikes: Every Sunday at Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., 685-0986. All start at 8 p.m.
Progression Session Poetry Slam, The Underground, 110 N. Nevada, Interactive poetry performance competition held the second and fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. $2. For more, call (719) 573-6820.
The Mystery Book group. Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1791-D South 8th Street. Third Wed., 2 p.m. Call 633-6278. Wed., Nov. 19 topic: police procedurals.
Old Colorado City Book Club, Old Colorado City Branch Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Thurs., Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topic: Burden of Desire by Robert NacNeil. Call 634-1698 or 630-1163 for more.