"General Palmer & the Mellon/Clarke Connection," Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Donations accepted. Learn about the family life of Colorado Springs' founding father. Fri., Sept. 8, 11 a.m. Call 636-1225 for more information.
Sheppard Art Institute, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Fees vary. A nonprofit with the mission of providing opportunities to study art and culture. Tuition is based on minimum amounts to cover teaching cost. For more call 282-2706.
Elements Art Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., 633-3899. Offering art classes from glass fusing to beading and more, through October. Visit elementsartgallery.com to view a class schedule.
The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Call 262-3844 or visit cssbdc.org for a complete schedule and more information.
PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, call 633-4991 to register. Featuring classes on immigration issues, film, alternative healing, wine, spiritual growth, travel and more. Visit visitpillar.org for more.
The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Offering classes from CPR to belly dancing and photography. Also offering trips and summer camps. Call 385-7920 for more.
The Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation, Colorado Hall, The Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Ave. $25. Presenting "Facts About Homebuilding and Neighborhood Development in Colorado Springs" and "The Economic Benefits of Home Building in Affordably Priced and Top Ranked Colorado Springs." Thurs., Aug. 24. Call 475-6455 or visit coloradosprings.org for more information.
Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Military Speaker's Luncheon, The Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Drive. $25-$35. Maj. Gen. Robert Mixon, Commanding General of the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, will speak. Thurs., Aug. 31, 11:30 a.m. RSVP to 575-4317 or visit coloradospringschamber.org for more.
"Achieving High Success in School," Manitou Elementary School, 110 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs. Participants will acquire five points of success, learn to disengage from power struggles and learn teambuilding skills. Thurs., Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m. Call 632-3204 to reserve a spot.