From the listings desk: Here's a roundup of happenings to keep in mind this coming week:
• National Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast, a free breakfast to learn more about participating in the iconic Red Kettle drive. Reservations required. Thurs., Nov. 4, 7-8 a.m. Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave., 884-1050, tsacs.org.
• 13th annual Mayor's Breakfast, a breakfast hosted by the Downtown Partnership with featured speaker Lionel Rivera and gubernatorial hopeful John Hickenlooper. Seats are limited, call to register. Thurs., Nov. 4, 7:30 a.m. $30-$35. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 886-0088.
• "Poetic Turns," a Poetry West Workshop with Joe Hutchison on "poetic turns," or shifts in the POV, tone, syntax or other element that surprises the reader and often signals revelation. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own poem to work on or create one on site to practice this. Sat., Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to noon. Free. CC's Worner Center, 902 N. Nevada Ave., poetrywest.org.
• An Autumn Tea, a catered tea (offered at two times) to benefit the Junior League of Colorado Springs. Teas include a pot of cream tea, fresh house-made scones, served with cream, lemon curd and strawberry jam, seasonal fruit clafoutis and more. Sat., Nov. 6, 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. $15-$25, Wisdom Tea House, 65 Second St., Monument, 632-3855, jlcoloradosprings.org.
• "To the Moon!", a chance to meet sci-fi and fantasy authors Rebecca Moesta and Kevin J. Anderson and learn about the new book, Moonbase Crisis, which follows students who travel into the future to create a permanent lunar base. Following that, meet June Scobee Rogers, widow of Challenger Space Shuttle STS 51L Commander Dick Scobee. Rogers will give a presentation over lunch at the East Library. RSVP by Nov. 10 for the Nov. 13 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. event. $20-$25. Challenger Learning Center, 10215 Lexington Drive, #110, 598-9755.
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