Colorado Balloon Classic, Memorial Park. Free. Sat., Aug. 30-Mon., Sept. 1. 5:30-9:30 a.m. country breakfast; 8-10 a.m. entertainment. Balloons begin ascent at 7 a.m. each day. Sat. and Sun. include evening "Balloon Glo;" entertainment and food booths begins at 5 p.m., Glo at 8 p.m.
Commonwheel Artists Labor Day Art and Craft Festival, Manitou Springs Memorial Park, Manitou Springs. Free admission. Sat., Aug. 30 through Mon., Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call 685-1008..
Pikes Peak Bonsai Society Bonsai Show and Sale, Worner Student Center, Colorado College, 902 N. Cascade, Free. Sat., Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bonsai on display and for sale, demonstrations, help and advice. Portion of proceeds benefit Asian American Student Union For more, call 684-9653 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Murder at Buffalo Chip, Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Dr. $75. Murder mystery dinner and silent auction benefits the Pikes Peak Center on Deafness. Fri., Sept. 5, 6-9 p.m. For more, call 719-591-2777.
Is There Sex After Advertising? by Bob Berkowitz, Ph.D., Red Lion Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. $20-$25. Sponsored by Pikes Peak Advertising Federation and American Women in Radio and Television. Tues., Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m. registration, presentation at noon. The former host of Real Personal offers a provocative and humorous look at sex, advertising, and the new and improved politically correct America. Call 487-8512 for reservations and information.
PAYO (Performing Arts for Youth Organization) Golf Tournament, Pine Creek Golf Club, 9850 Divot Trail. A fun golf event to benefit the oldest local child-oriented nonprofit in town. Fri., Sept. 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 473-8867.
K&N Filters/Goodguys 6th Colorado Classic, Pikes Peak International Raceway, 16650 Midway Ranch Rd., Fountain. $6 - $12. A street rod and custom car show with over 2,000 vehicles through 1972 on display, exhibits, swap meet, cars for sale, nostalgia entertainment and model car show. Fri., Sept. 5 - Sun., Sept. 7, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call PPIR: 719/382-4338.
Star Trek Rocket Derby and Sport Launch, Skyview Middle School, 6350Windom Peak Blvd. Free. Hosted by the Colorado Springs Rocket Society. Sat., Aug. 30, 9 a.m. For more, call 392-1000.
Golf Tournament for Silver Key, Pine Creek Golf Club, 9850 Divot Trail, $600 per team of 4. Foursome not required; organizers will match you up. Sponsorships available. Mon., Sept. 15, 11 a.m. registration, shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. For more, call 632-1521.
CSFD Fill-the Boot Kick-off, Rum Bay, 20 N. Tejon St. and Tequila's, 25 N. Tejon St. Fundraiser where all tips and a portion of the proceeds go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Fri., Aug. 29, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Farmers Markets, Mon and. Thurs.: Memorial Park, Pikes Peak Ave. and Union Blvd. Wed. Farmers State Bank, Meridian Road and US Highway 24. Fri: Woodland Park, on Hwy. 24. Sat.: Old Colorado City at 24th St., Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road, Lewis Palmer District 38 headquarters, 2nd Street.