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).
Sticks and strings come together on Mondays with the Knitwits & Hookers, a local group of crafty and hilarious knitters and crocheters. (Meetup details vary; find them on Facebook at tinyurl.com/knitwitsandhookers.) Its project posts on ravelry.com tell the story: a woven ball of knitted loops; winter hats with knitted beard attachments; a lovely, yet unexpectedly challenging "lacy cap-sleeve top" with the note, "DONE. OH MY GOD I NEVER WANT TO KNIT THIS AGAIN." Even if scarves and potholders are more your game, give this group a try; maybe you can make your own bearded beanie. — Edie AdelsteinFree
A newly developed section of town will offer a weekly reproach to slothful mammals when the University Village Colorado Running Club premieres tonight at the University Village shopping center (5230 N. Nevada Ave., uvcrunningclub.com). Social animals and their well-behaved dogs are welcome to walk, jog or run any of three different routes: one on-site loop of a single mile, or two others running north or south on the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail for four or six miles round-trip, respectively. Check in by SmashBurger starting at 5:15. — Eric CalderFree
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 meeting of men and women sharing their experiences, strength and hope to help each other overcome alcoholism.
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.
is seeking volunteers in various capacities, especially for help on the weekends, such as working in prescription animal therapy, courier duties, vigil volunteers (who sit with dying patients) and Helping Hands volunteers who perform various chores after a patient dies.
offering five support groups around the region for those living with MS and their caregivers. For locations and information call 633-4603.