Springs Automobiles Strips: Remnants of a Bygone Era, $12. Understand building types, land uses and auto travel in the Springs and the U.S. Presented by John Harner, offered by PILLAR. Wed., Sept. 15, 9:30-11 a.m. For location and information, call 633-4991.
Vipassana Buddhist Meditation, 2525 W. Pikes Peak 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.
Astronomical Society Observing Session. Bear Creek Park, 245 Bear Creek Rd. Free. Sept. 24, Fox Run Park. For more see
Start a Bed & Breakfast Inn seminar, Holden House, 1102 W. Pikes Peak Ave. $60. Includes 100-page workbook. Sun., Sept. 19-Oct. 17, 1-5 p.m. Call 471-3980.
What is the Palmer Foundation?, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Wed., Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Learn about one of Colorado's first land trusts with Dave VanDerWege. Horticultural Art Society program. Call 531-6333.
Kabbalah Seminar, Celebration Community Room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. $25 donation. Rabbi Joel David Bakst teaches the secrets of the High Holy Days, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. Sun., Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 685-0999 for more.
Gus Gustafson Lecture, Springs Community Church, 7290 Lexington Dr., 590-1705. Learn how the business owner and motivational speaker Ron "Gus" Gustafson turned personal tragedy into triumph. Sun., Sept. 12, 8, 9:15 and 10:45. Call Sid at 590-1705 for more.
General Palmer Lecture, Pioneer's Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Free. Terrell Garren presents the program and signs his book, The Secret of War. Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Call 385-5990 for more.
Free voice lessons by the Velvet Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines. 6-week course beginning Mon., Sept. 13. For more, call 592-1322 or 481-6267.
Home Depot Lectures and Workshops. Call 800/430-3376 for location. Free. Clinics for September: Power Tools 101: Miter Saw to build a picture frame, Tues., 7 p.m. Decorate a child's bedroom, Thurs., 7 p.m. Update a countertop and cabinets, Fri., 7 p.m. Install laminate flooring, Sat., 10 a.m. Fun with color and faux painting, Sun., 2 p.m. Kids workshop, Sat., Sept. 4, 9 a.m.
Diabetes and Prediabetes Lectures, Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation's Family Medicine Center, 15 W. Cimarron. Prediabetes: Early Detection and Treatment, Thurs., Sept. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 635-9057 to reserve a spot.
National Alliance of the Mentally Ill Family-To-Family Education, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Free. The program covers depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and co-occurring brain disorders. Tues., Sept. 14, 6:45-9:15 p.m. Call NAMI at 473-8477 to register.
Discovering a Sense of Place Discussion Course, Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo. $30 for book. A nine week course discussing place bioregionally. Sept. 15 to Nov. 10. Call 632-6189 for more.
Introduction to Insight: Vipassana Meditation, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. A. $75. Beth Chorpenning Instructor. Classes Sept. 16- Oct. 21. To register call 473-7609 before Sept. 2.
Canine Good Citizen Course, Top Dog Training Center, 432 W. Fillmore. $60. For pet owners who want their canines to become therapy dogs. Runs for four weeks, starts Fri., Sept. 17. Call 448-9600 to reserve a spot.
Medical Marijuana Lecture, UCCS's University Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Associate Professor Bob Melamede and others debate the use of medical marijuana. Sat., Sept. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Call 262-3135 for more.
Independent Media in a Time of War and Election, CC's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks. Mon., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. Visit
www.pikespeakmedia.org for more.
Men's Spirituality, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. A two session course focusing on the personal nature of a man's relationship with God. Wednesdays, Sept. 22, 29, 7-8:30 p.m. Call Constance at 633-0655, ext. 31 for more.
Family Dog I Workshop, Top Dog Training Center, 432 W. Fillmore. $90. For pet owners and puppies 14 weeks and older. Runs for six weeks, starts, Wed., Sept. 22. Call 448-9600 to reserve a spot.
Advanced Fair Housing, AACS, 888 Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 103. $40-$60. Learn about fair housing laws and issues effecting the apartment industry. Wed., Sept. 22, 12:30-5 p.m. Reservations required, call 264-9195 for more.
All Natural Soap Making Class, Rocky Mtn. Natural Store, 1502 W. Colorado Ave. $10. Learn to make your own natural soaps. Wed., Sept. 22, 7-8 p.m. Call 329-0180 for more.
Driven by Wellth, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25. Learn to translate personal health into effective business performance. Renee Moorefield, CEO of Wisdom Works presents. Thurs., Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 471-0910 for more.
Dog Adoption Seminar, Top Dog Training Center, 432 W. Fillmore. Free. For dogs adopted at Dreampower or 9 Lives Rescue Animals only. Owners come and learn how to potty train and teach their dog discipline after adoption. Owners only. Fri., Sept. 24, 6 p.m. Call 448-9600 to reserve a spot.
Bear Paw, Great-Grandson of Geronimo Lecture, Springs Health and Wellness Center, 7834 N. Academy Blvd. Free. Fri., Sept. 24, 7-9:30 p.m. Call 598-9200 for more.