- Books are Fun Book Fair, Memorial Hospitals first-floor gift shop, 1400 E. Boulder St. Selling a wide variety of books for all ages and occasions, with proceeds benefiting Memorial Hospitals service programs. Thurs., Aug. 11, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 12, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 365-5235 for more.
Pikes Peak Library District Programs, various library locations in the region. Call 531-6333 for more. Adult programs: Battle of the Bands, Investment Tools, Magnolias in Colorado, Westlaw Class for Attorneys, Digitizing 101, Manga and Anime Club, Master Gardener Plant Clinic, Book Clubs and more. Senior programs: 55+ Computer Classes; AARP Mature Safe Driver; World War II Reflections; Senior Lunch & A Movie; Socrates Caf and more. Children's programs: Children's Yoga; Dewey's Birthday Party, Storytime, Toddler Time, Hora de Cuentos, Reading Buddies and more.
Lifelong Learning Programs with D-11, including Pressed Flowers; Tennis; Felted Tote Bag; Watercolors; Components of a Successful Website; Entrepreneurship; Your Financial Future; Computers; Cooking and Baking; Bellydance; Deer Resistant Gardening; Home Repair and more. Visit d11.org/communityed or call 520-2384 for more.
Nature Wildflower Photo Shoot with professional photographer Kenneth Wajda. At various locations around Colorado Springs, you will take photographs in the field while Wajda answers questions, offers tips and assists you. Sundays, 5 a.m. through November. Call 783-9283 for more.
Looking for more Lectures and Learning opportunities? Check out our full online version of the community calendar at csindy.com. Click on "Calendar" on the left-hand side of the page!
Public Star Party, Palmer Park, intersection of Academy and Maizeland boulevards. Members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will set up their telescopes so the public can enjoy the views of the heavens. Fri., Aug. 12, dark until 11 p.m. Call Alan at 262-0698 for more.
- Fairview Cemetery Crawl, 1000 S. 26th St. $3- $7. Volunteer costumed actors portray a variety of Old Colorado City citizens who lived, spent time, or found their final resting place in this area during a walking tour of the cemetery. Sat., Aug. 20, 2-5 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 21, 2-5 p.m. Call 636-1225 for info and tickets or visit history.oldcolo.com.
The Axiatonal Light Grid and the Bottom Line Open Forum, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Aimee Carruth brings cutting-edge healing ideas and tools to become a conscious co-creator of your reality. Mon., Aug. 15, 7-9 p.m. Call 634-1855 for more.
American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Training, American Red Cross, 1040 S. 8th St. $80. Learn basic outdoor and backcountry emergency response and survival techniques. Registration and pre-payment required. Runs Aug. 16, 18 and 20. Call 632-3563 to register.
Learn to Jam, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. The Yellow Dog Blues Band nurtures performers to feel more comfortable jamming in public by teaching jam etiquette, building confidence and developing the art of jam participation. Sat., Aug. 20, 3-5 p.m. Call 685-1861 ext. 42 for more.
Grant Writing Workshop, CSU-Pueblo, Hasan School of Business, 200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo. Learn to write grant proposals and how to locate and track relevant funding opportunities from Grant Writing USA. Aug. 22-23. Online reservations only at grantwritingusa.com or call Cathy at 800/814-8191 for more.
PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning, call 633-4991 for locations and registration. Notable Women of History starting Aug. 15. Shakespeare's Major Tragedies starting Aug. 15. Women as Butterfly, Aug. 16. Historic Neighborhood Stroll, Aug. 16. Buddhist Meditation in a Nutshell starting Aug. 19. Shakespeare's Major Tragedies starting Aug. 13. Rocky Mountain National Park, Aug. 24. Prevention and Treatment of Common Musculoskeletal Problems, Aug. 29. Learn More About Windows XP, Aug. 17-18. Windows Intermediate, Aug. 24-25. Computer Security, Aug. 30-31.
Renaissance Academy Environmental Lecture Series. Speakers will enrich outdoor experiences, enhance understanding of environmental issues and motivate various outdoor pursuits. Landscapes Through the Lens, Aug. 9. Wolf Habitat, Howling and Hierarchy, Aug. 16. Full Moon Hike, Aug. 19. Xeriscaping, Aug. 23. Living with Lions and Bears, Aug. 30. Fraternizing with Fossils, Sept. 6. Reading and Riding the Rivers, Sept. 13. Full Moon Hike, Sept. 18. Taking the Wild Out of Fire, Sept. 20. Responsible Outdoor Recreation, Sept. 27. Call 475-2510 or visit raec.org to register.
Colorado College Programs: call 389-6607 for more info. API Previous Winners' Concert, Sat., Aug. 13, 7 p.m.