Pikes Peak Bar-B-Que Festival, Rustic Hills Center, Palmer Park and Academy. Food and entertainment to benefit Operation Back To School. Aug. 6-7. Call 597-1821 for more.
Yard Sale to benefit Jeremy Lanosga, Mt. Calvery Lutheran Church, 1318 N. Circle Dr. To raise money to aid Jeremy, a 17 year old who broke his neck and became a partial quadriplegic while rock climbing at Garden of the Gods Park. Aug. 6-8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 634-7395 for more.
McAllister House Museum Ice Cream Social, 423 N. Cascade Ave. $5 adult tour, $4 seniors, $3 kids 6-12. Hot dogs for $1, ice cream for five cents per scoop. Sat., Aug. 7, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call Barbara at 635-7925 for more.
CommUNITY Fest/Treasure Fair, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Rd., 471-4556. Booths, kids carnival, silent auction, performers, concessions, bake sale and more. Sat., Aug. 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rose Expo Metaphysical & Holistic Expo, Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 East Kiowa St. $2 or $1 plus non-perishible food item. Readers, healers, gems, crystals, feng shui, nutritional products, free workshops and prizes. Aug. 11, 1-9 p.m., Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 970/586-3565 for more.
Black Forest Festival, Black Forest Community Center, Black Forest and Shoup Roads. Pancake breakfast at 6:30 a.m., parade at 10:30 a.m., flea market, business booths, food court and live music all day Sat., Aug. 14, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 495-8675 for more.
Cooking up Solutions to Family Violence, The Colorado Springs School Trianon, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $65/person. A pasta cook-off to benefit TESSA, a group working to reduce domestic violence and adult sexual assault in El Paso County. Sat., Aug. 14, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Call 785-6808 for reservations.
Ritz Grill and Vintage's Food and Wine Events, the Elbo Room at Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon St. Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m.; Sake and Japanese food cooking, Call 520-5733 for reservations and prices.
High Plains Church Unitarian Universalist, 10 year anniversary. Reunion and Homecoming, Aug. 20-22. Call 260-1080 or visit
www.hpcuu.org for more.
How to Communicate Effectively with the Four Personality Styles, Colorado Springs Internet, 8 N. Nevada Ave. $10. Presented by the Colorado Springs Customer Service Association. Thurs., Aug. 26, 8-10 a.m. Call 636-5076, ext. 105 to RSVP.
Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Association, Manitou Springs Memorial Park, Manitou Ave. Continental breakfast and lunch provided. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m. on Aug. 28. Call 633-1133 for more.
Tin Can Sailors Bull Session, Radisson Inn, 8110 N. Academy Blvd. Session for DD, DE, FF, DL, AD, DM for veterans and their guests. Sat., Aug. 28. Call 800/223-5535 or visit
www.destroyers.org for more.
Run for a Cause, Friendship Academy Dog Training, 11975 Bradshaw Rd., Peyton. $1. Watch dog agility and support the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Professional pet photographer on site; bring your pets. Sat., Aug. 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 749-2990 for more.