Here's a man who'll make you feel dumpy about yourself no matter how accomplished you might be: W. C. Jameson. Regarded for his Buried Treasures series, the author has penned more than 50 books and 300 songs and poems and is also considered a fortune hunter, geographer, folklorist, musician and environmentalist. Find out if there's anything that this adviser to the film National Treasure doesn't do at 7 p.m. in CC's Bemis Hall (920 N. Cascade Ave.). There, he'll read from his latest book, Beating the Devil, as part of CC's Visiting Writers Series. Call 389-6607 for more on this free event. MS
For the record, I'm just as aware as you are that nobody wants to go see a Christmas play in April. That is, unless it's called A Tuna Christmas and is put on by two guys who play 22 roles across all ages and genders. The comedy, the second in a trilogy about the fictional third-smallest town in Texas, shows at 7 tonight and Saturday (and at 2 p.m. on Sunday) at the Damon Runyon Repertory Theatre (611 N. Main St., Pueblo). Tickets range from $8 to $25, including a $36 pre-show dinner option for the evening performances. Call 719/564-0579 or visit runyontheater.org. MS
Not writing at your peak? For inspiration, head to East Library (5550 N. Union Blvd.) from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today for the second Mountain of Authors event. The gathering will feature panels discussing nonfiction, fiction and children's/teen writing. There will also be lunch provided and book signings by local authors. Following the event, the Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project will inaugurate its first poet laureate, Aaron Anstett. At 4, local poet and author David Mason will be given the 2008 Golden Quill Award for his book Ludlow. The event is free and open to the public. For more, call 531-6333 ext. 1301 or go to ppld.org. AA
Pretty interesting bill at The Black Sheep (2106 E. Platte Ave.) tonight, even if you don't particularly dig the Christian pop-punk of MXPX. Starting at 7:30, well before the headliner goes on stage, you'll hear local indie stalwarts leer43. You'll get The Color Fred, too in case you missed Fred Mascherino, formerly of Taking Back Sunday, when he came through last month. Finally, with your $15 ticket (all ages, at sodajerkpresents.com) you'll also hear Billy Talent, a rock band that's Canuck-approved, having earned the Favorite Canadian Group nod at last year's MuchMusic Video Awards. KW
Can you imagine living in 116 different countries with 116 different families? (For me, living with one family in two different houses has been hard enough.) However, author Helene Tremblay has in fact accomplished the feat mentioned above. At 5:30 tonight, she will be at UCCS' Kramer Family Library (1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy.) to discuss her experiences in "Travels Into the Heart of Humankind." Tremblay's free lecture will examine the similarities and differences of families around the globe and how to view our world citizenship. Call 262-3068 if you want to know more. DO
Almost everyone has been to a Sky Sox game, but it's not easy at the ballpark to learn what the players are like. Today's your chance at a "Meet the Sky Sox" luncheon, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. and starting at noon in the Penrose House's Garden Pavilion (1661 Mesa Ave.). Staff and players will be there for conversation and autographs, and some like outfielders Seth Smith and Cory Sullivan will share memories of the Rockies' World Series run last year. Tickets are $30, or $25 for Sports Corp. members and Sox season-ticket holders. For reservations, call Caroline Carroll at 634-7333 ext. 1000. RR
During one of my classes last semester, a student gave a presentation on living green. One of the first things she said was, "I bet none of you know when Earth Day is." Doesn't she know every day is Earth Day? Apparently the folks at Pikes Peak Community College (5675 S. Academy Blvd.) know, because they're hosting Earth Day Unleashed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. (For the record, Earth Day is April 22.) Festivities for this free event include live animal demonstrations, resources for green living and a silent auction. Plus, bring in your empty 20-ounce plastic bottles in exchange for raffle tickets. Call 210-5361 for more. AL
This week's 7 Days contributors: Alexa Acord, Amanda Lundgren, David Owens, Ralph Routon, Matthew Schniper and Kirk Woundy.