My Antonia (by Willa Cather) book discussion, West Center, 21 N. 20th St. Thurs., Aug. 14, 12:30 2:30 p.m. for more, call 385-7920.
The Magic of Ordinary Days (by Ann Howard) book discussion. Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Thurs., Aug. 14, 1:30 3 p.m. For more, call 385-5933.
Baxter Black, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade. $25. Sat., Aug. 16, 7 p.m. For more, call 520-SHOW.
Poetry Open Mikes: Bare-Knuckle Poetry, third Tues. of the month, The Coffee Warehouse, 526 S Tejon St., Call 477-1028. Every Sunday at Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. 685-0986. All start at 8 p.m.
The Mystery Book group. Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1791-D South 8th Street. Third Wed., 2 p.m. Call 633-6278. Wed., Aug. 20 topic: "favorite mysteries."
literary announcements Call for entries, Mighty Muse Writing Project contest, No Lie. Submit stories and essays about women's personal experiences of poverty, domestic violence, discrimination, addiction and criminal justice for The Muse publication. Also, poems and first-person essays from men and women about serving as soldiers in Iraq. Deadline Oct. 15. For more, call 262-0810.
What Tree is That? Tree-Identification Guide Book available from National Arbor Day Foundation. $3. To obtain your tree ID guide, write to National Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410 or visit