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Vipassana Buddhist Meditation, 2525 W. Colorado Ave., Ste. A. Free. Sundays, 9-10 a.m.; Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.; Fridays, Noon-12:50 p.m. For more call 473-7609.

Colorado College Lectures, Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Entertaining the Virtues: Islamic Media and Ethical Distraction in Cairo, Thurs., July 22, 4:30-6 p.m. For more call 389-6606.

Astronomical Society Observing Sessions. Free. July 23, Fox Run Park. For more see

Plant Identification Class, Bear Creek Park, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $25. Learn to identify local edible and poisonous wild plants. Sat., July 24, 9-11:30 a.m. Call 632-7433 for more.

Ceremonial Drumming & Singing open forum, Celebration New Age Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Master drum craftsman Jacob Anaya returns to teach the ancient ways, bringing recordings of Archie Lame Deer and Fools Crow. Mon., July 26, 7-9 p.m. Call 634-1855 for more.

Hispanic Culture Lecture, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Dr. Jose Barrera discusses origins of the Southern Colorado Latino/Hispanic experience and community, followed by a reception for Tony Gleaton's art exhibit, Africa's Legacy in Mexico. Wed., July 28, 7 p.m. Call 531-6333 for more.

LEED Program Workshop, UCCS Campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. A program focusing on building high-performance, sustainable buildings. Fri., July 30, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 475-0980 for more.

Permaculture Workshop, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. $25. Learn about forest gardening, natural building and home systems, and home landscaping. Bring a sack lunch. Sat., July 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 485-4444 for more.

Colorado Geology Class, for adults. Class runs for five Tuesdays, starting Aug. 3, 6:30-8:30, $68. A Saturday field trip is $48. Call 687-1229 for more.

Restoring the Dance, Restoration Church, 9355 Peaceful Valley Road. $25 before July 31, $30 after. Beginning through advanced dancers can learn to use dance to worship. Children under ten need adult accompaniment. Sat., Aug. 7, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 382-8331 for more.

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