"Yellowstone's Wild Buffalo Crisis," Java Buddha Coffeehouse, 2820 W. Colorado Ave. Featuring Buffalo Field Campaign volunteers speaking the about the buffalo crisis in Yellowstone National Park. Fri., Sept. 29, 6 p.m. Visit buffalofieldcampaign.org for more.
"Radon's Dirty Little Secret," Pikes Peak Environmental Forum, 25 W. Cimarron St. $14. UCCS Physics Professor James Burkhart will discuss his studies of radon and its potential risks. Fri., Sept. 29, noon to 2 p.m. Call 633-4421 for more.
"Jung's Synchronicity and Tarot," Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. $5-$10. The C.G. Jung Society presents Stephen Foster, Ph.D., in a psychological discussion of Tarot images. Fri., Sept. 29, 7-9 p.m. Call 685-4205 for more.
Mineral and Rock Collecting in Colorado, Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd. Free. Dr. Peter Modreski will talk about the minerals and gemstones that make the Pikes Peak region famous. Sat., Sept. 30, 3 p.m. Call 488-0880 or visit wmmi.org for more.
CSU Extension Office Events, 305 S. Union Blvd. "Homemade Soap Making," Sat., Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to noon, $8. Call 636-8920 for more.
Citizen Emergency Response Training, Fire Department Complex, 375 Printers Pkwy. Offering comprehensive training in disaster preparedness and response. Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
First Time Homebuyers Workshop, Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust, 21 S. Wahsatch Ave. Free. Providing down payment help and information for limited-income homebuyers. Wed., Oct. 4, 6 p.m. Call 447-9300 for reservations and more.
"Next Steps" Workshops, Women's Resource Agency, various locations. "How To Work a Room: The Art of Networking," Wed., Oct. 4, 3-4:30 p.m. "How to 'Right' a Resume," Thurs., Oct. 5, 6-7:30 p.m. "Sell Yourself into a Great Job," Fri., Oct. 6, 7:30-9 p.m. "Public Speaking for Job Seekers," Tues., Oct. 10, 1-3 p.m. Call 471-3170 for locations and more.
"Becoming a Love and Logic Parent," Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. Learn new parenting techniques during this six-week class. Wednesdays, Oct. 4 through Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.
Colorado Springs Autism Resource Symposium, University Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Room 303. Free. Highlighting services, organizations and support groups in the Pikes Peak Region that assist the local autism spectrum community. Sat., Oct. 7. Call 265-6141 for more.
Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Earth Science Classes, various locations. $66-$99. "The Fossil Record: An Introduction to Paleontology," Sat., Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. "Field Studies in Paleontology: Exploring the Shelf Road from Cripple Creek to Garden Park," Sat., Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. "History and Geology of the Cripple Creek Mining District," Sat., Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 520-6364 for more.
"Let's Make Soap," Rocky Mountain Natural Store, 1502 W. Colorado Ave. $30. Learn to make inexpensive, non-toxic skin care products. Sun., Oct. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. Call 329-0180 or visit allnaturalcreations.com for more.
"Local Pepsi: A Lane Family Tradition," Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Local Pepsi Representatives Jim Lane and Diane Plassmeyer will share the success story of a small town businessman who became a board member of a national company. Fri., Oct. 13, 11 a.m. Call 636-1225 for more.
Curiosity Unlimited Series, University Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Room 303. $25 for entire series. Lectures on the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. "Native American Culture," Oct. 13. "Flooding and the Front Range," Nov. 10. "The Brain-Development/Decline of Cognitive Processes," Dec. 8. "Teaching African American History," Feb. 9. "Why is Most of the Universe Missing?" March 9. "Current Trends in Math Research," April 13. "Jane Austin Visits Country Houses," May 11. For more call 598-3020 or visit uccs.edu.
"Women in the Church: The Long View," Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road. $15-$20. Featuring Sister Christine Schenk on the role of women in the church throughout history. Sat., Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m. Call 473-5226 to register.
Symposium on Religion and Public Life, Colorado College, various venues. Free. Featuring a wide range of speakers including JimWallis, author of God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It; Gary Hart, former presidential candidate and author ofGod and Caesar in America: An Essay on Religion and Politics; and Ted Haggard, religious advisor to President Bush and senior pastorat New Life Church. Wed.-Sat., Oct. 18-21. Visit coloradocollege.edu/news_events/religion.asp for venues, times and more.
Pikes Peak Community College Women's Re-Entry Events, Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Featuring "What's Your Personality?" Oct. 14. "Women's Resource Agency: Dress for Success," Oct. 24. Call 540-7501 to sign up.
"Captain Pike Comes to Colorado," Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 South Tejon St. Free. Hear John Murphy, who has studied Zebulon Pike for over 20 years and walked in Pike's footsteps through the mountains. Sat., Oct. 21, 2 p.m. Call 385-5990 for reservations and more.
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.
"Dick Lamm Speaks Out," Business of Arts Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $50. Colorado's former governor speaks on intergenerational equity, sustainability and demography. Thurs., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. lecture and 6 p.m. dinner. Call 685-2432 for more.
Learning Differences Seminar, Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. $110-$150. Learning Expert Dr. Mel Levine will discuss "Demystification: Discovering and Celebrating Individual Learning Styles of Children and Adolescents" and "The Myth of Laziness." Thurs., Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call The Hillsprings Learning Center at 576-3840 for more.
PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, call 633-4991 to register. Featuring classes on film, politics, war, global warming, alternative healing, Colorado history, business and more. Visit visitpillar.org for more.
Sheppard Art Institute, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Fees vary. Offering classes through a nonprofit with the mission of providing opportunities to study art and culture. For more call 282-2706.
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.
District 11 Community Education Classes, various locations. Offering a wide variety of classes including foreign language, dance, art, health, home decorating, computer, business and others. Call 520-2384 or visit www.d11.org/communityed 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.