Poetry Open Mikes: On Sundays at Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. 685-0986. Every second Wednesday of the month at Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St., 633-1080. Every third Tuesday of the month at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. All start at 8 p.m.
Helen Hunt Jackson: A Literary Life, discussion and book signing with author Kate Phillips. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., Sat., May 17, 2 p.m. 385-5990.
The Mystery Book group . Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1791-D South 8th Street. Third Wed., 2 p.m. May 21 topic: Literary mystery. Call 633-6278.
Old Colorado City Book Club, Old Colorado City Branch Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Thurs. May 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topic: Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger. Call 634-1698 or 630-1163 for more.