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).
You get a free margarita each time you participate in the weekly 5K or 10K with the Muldooniacs Running Club (5710 S. Carefree Circle, josemuldoons.com). But if that isn't enough incentive to join this newly formed group, wait until you've run 12 times, and you'll get a T-shirt that's almost magical: It'll earn you a free margarita whenever you visit either José Muldoon's — east-side or downtown. So grab your running shoes and your friends and head to José's between 5 and 6 p.m. for an outing on the nearby Homestead Trail. — Ellie Cole
Meet CrossFit: "Workouts comprised of constantly varied functional movements (like pushing, pulling, squatting, lifting, running) executed at high intensity," says CrossFit SoCo's website. Watch CrossFit run at SouthSide Johnny's (528 S. Tejon St., crossfitsoco.com), where crazed athletic-types meet to traverse a roughly three-mile route — hitting America the Beautiful Park, Fountain Creek and CrossFit SoCo's main location on West Las Vegas Street — then back up South Tejon for grub and drink specials, as official members of the new, hybrid SouthSide Johnny's Running Club. See CrossFit at 6 tonight, and find it every Wednesday night thereafter, running — run CrossFit, run. — Bryce Crawford
Would you like a little haute culture with that martini? No? How about some stand-up comedy or slam poetry? Hump Day is now Local Talent Day thanks to Word Wednesdays open mic nights at the V Bar (19 E. Kiowa St.). Every Wednesday, poets, singers, comedians and actors are invited to sign up before 8 p.m., when host Patrick James opens the show. Meanwhile, the audience benefits from an extended happy hour, including $3 shots and the chance to call a coin toss and get any drink for a dollar. Call or text 313-0683 for more information, or search "Word Wednesdays at V Bar" on Facebook, where 190 people like it already. — Claire Swinford
Richard Roxburgh, the actor best known as the icky Duke from Moulin Rouge!, had this to say about his experience dancing: "My most difficult thing so far, to be brutally honest, has been to waltz as if I knew what I was doing." But according to the Broadmoor Waltz Club, you can learn, and succeed, with some basics and good ol' fashioned practice. Interested? The group's giving a free lesson from 6:30 to 7:30 tonight at Austin Bluffs Community Church (5090 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., broadmoorwaltzclub.com). You'll need a partner and a phone — call 598-2885 to reserve your space. — Edie Adelstein
a club for people 50 and over who want to ski, bike, go to wine tastings, theater, monthly potlucks and other activities. Visit the website for more.
a 5K run through the neighborhood with drink specials and menu items just for club members. Freebies include a free t-shirt after 5 runs, a free appetizer after 10 runs and a free entree after 20 runs. Free
held on the lower level. $5, first class free
weekly 12-step meetings for those struggling with debt, overspending and/or underearning.
seeks volunteers for this program, which helps provide free home support to families with children 0-3.
offering 10 peer-led support groups weekly, hosted by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Colorado Springs. Call or go online for more information.
open to anyone who has lost a loved one. For information on dates and times, call 573-4166.
seeks volunteers to play games, sing, make arts and crafts and more with North End's seniors, who are in need of memory care. Call for more information.
offering photography and Photoshop classes at various locations around town. Visit 3peaksphoto.com/classes.html for a schedule. A photography group is also open to new members of all skill levels. Visit meetup.com/The-Colorado-Photography-Learning-Group for more information.