National Poetry Month: Pikes Peak Library District will host a citywide poetry performance in the Carnegie Room of the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade. Guitarist Henry Quintana will lead off the evening, followed by poets: Jane Wampler, Malcolm McCollum, Joseph Uphoff, Kollin James, Janice Hays, Jesse Randall, Maryann Karras, Chelly Gardner-Smith, Jim Ciletti and others. Tues., April 29, 7 p.m.
Karen Fox will sign Impractical Magic, the latest in her romance series from Berkley. Author, Author! New & Used Books, 5975 N Academy Blvd #206. Also, award-winning author, Jodi Dawson will sign her first book, Her Secret Millionaire from Harlequin. Free. Sat., May 10, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. For more, call 277-7323.
Poetry Open Mikes: On Sundays at Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. 685-0986. Every second Wednesday and fourth Tues. of the month at Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St., $2. 633-1080. Every third Tuesday of the month at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. All start at 8 p.m.
Fiction Book Club at the Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1791-D S. 8th St. Join this free discussion about The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel; registration is not necessary. For more call 633-6278. Thurs., May 1, 2 p.m. For more, call 633-6278.