offering Zen meditation sessions Monday evenings from 6:10-8 p.m. (newcomers please arrive at 5:45); Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 a.m.; and Saturdays 6-8 a.m. (winter).
a new exhibit from local creators of fused glass sculpture and watermedia and batik paintings.
The Independent Film Society of Colorado recently launched a new, free monthly series called The Colorado Film Showcase, focused unsurprisingly on films with a Centennial State connection. (Submissions are encouraged.) Tonight at 7 in the Lon Chaney Theater (221 E. Kiowa St., ifsoc.org), shorts by local high school students will be on display, as selected by area film teachers. Also, filmmaker Sarah Lotfi of Menschen and Last Bogatyr acclaim will screen one of her earlier films, as well as host a Q&A afterward with the student filmmakers. So, get behind the scene, and get behind the lens. — Matthew SchniperFree
a panel discussion of the 2013 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report on health and education issues facing children throughout the state, with a keynote address by Jill Tiefenthaler, President of Colorado College. RSVP required.
a free class discussing the finer points of varied bloom times, textures, and contrasting leaf color in creating a sustainable, beautiful, year-round perennial garden.
a networking and educational event for local professionals and entrepreneurs, presented by New American Colonies. RSVP by May 22. $20-50
a chance for 2- and 3-year-olds to experience nature with interactive activities and a hike. $3
an open-to-the-public event sponsored by Military Spouse Connection focusing on businesses and schools that cater to the unique needs of military spouses and their families.
an introduction to paper collage with dry embossing techniques. All materials provided. $22