Civic Opportunities 

Book Drive, Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church, 1102 S. 21st St. Donate used books to generate money for the church through May 31, Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 471-0130 for more.

"Expressions of Hope," ERA Shields Estate Office, 5475 Tech Center Drive. $25. Attend an art show to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Thurs., May 4, 6-9 p.m. Call 535-7335 for tickets or 260-8777 for more information.

Cresson Dance Benefit Concert and Kick-Off Party, Cripple Creek Coffee, 166 E. Bennett Ave. Featuring the music of Bruce Goldish to raise awareness for the Cresson Dance nonprofit dance company. Fri., May 5, 6-8 p.m. Visit cressondance.org for more.

Al Kaly Shriners Special Events, various venues. Attend a statue re-dedication, parade, celebration ball and more. May 5-7. Call 520-6068 or 499-6282 for calendar details.

SHARE Colorado, Stratton Meadows SHARE, 1943 El Paso St. Purchase packages of half-retail price groceries to support this nonprofit organization in feeding others. May 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 210-3244 for information or to locate one of 20 other SHARE sites and visit sharecolorado.com to order online.

Street Market & Bazaar for Habitat for Humanity, 17th Street and Colorado Avenue. Purchase antiques, collectibles, vintage goods and more. Sat., May 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 635-4456 for more.

8th Annual Memories in the Making Art Auction and Dinner, Paragon Culinary School Royal Ballroom, 3125 Sinton Road. $80. Enjoy wine, food, art and more to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Sat., May 6, 6-10 p.m. Call 266-8773 for more.

7th Annual Kicks for CASA, CC Campus, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $10. Kappa Alpha Theta will host an all-community kickball tournament to raise money for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Sat., May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 970/560-3064 for more.

Walk on the Wild Side Walk for Diabetes, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road. Help raise funds for research, advocacy, and diabetes services. Sat., May 6, 9 a.m. Call 633-9925 for more.

30th Annual Junior League's Trash and Treasure, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $1-$5 donation. Come rummage used items of all sorts with proceeds to benefit the Junior League's youth programs. Sat., May 6, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 632-3855 for more.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Bijou House, CC Bemis Great Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. $10. Enjoy soup and take home your handcrafted bowl. Tues., May 9, 6-9 p.m. Call 332-9649 for more.

Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board Meeting, Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center, building 7300, Woodfill Road, Fort Carson. Learn about environmental restoration projects and ongoing site clean-ups. Thurs., May 11, 6:30 p.m. Call 526-8001 for more.

2nd Annual Dusk-Til-Dawn Golf-A-Thon Fundraiser, Cherokee Ridge Golf Club, 1850 Tuskegee Place. Golfers are seeking pledges and donations to golf all night and benefit the Colorado School for the Deaf & the Blind. May 11-12, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Call Kristin for donation information and more at 471-4810, ext. 31.

Grace Roots 2nd Community Concert Canned Food Drive, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. Free. Featuring live music from the Swinging Duezers Band and The Flying W Wranglers, children's activities and more to benefit Care and Share Food Bank and Grace Roots. Sat., May 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 391-2881 for more information.

Urban League Equal Opportunity Day Dinner, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $50-$75. Presenting POW Shoshana Johnson. Thurs., May 18, 6 p.m. Call 634-1525, ext. 110 for more.

24th Annual Bowl for Kid's Sake, Peak Bowling Center, 2816 N. Prospect St. $75 pledges for four-member teams. Bowl with a pirate theme and enjoy pizza and beverages to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sat., May 20, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 633-2443, ext. 201 for more.

Gleneagle Spirit 5K Run or Walk for Fun, Antelope Trails Elementary, 15280 Jessie Drive, Palmer Lake. $23-$30. Run or walk to support Boy Scout Troop 194, then enjoy live music and food. Sat., May 20, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call 719/492-3974 for more.

2nd Annual Compassion for Kids Poker Run, Western Omelette, 16 S. Walnut St. to Townhouse Lounge, 907 Manitou Ave. Enjoy food and prizes for the best poker hand while supporting a nonprofit that assists children with cancer. Sat., May 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 540-9830 for more.

Be Aware & Prepare Wildfire Fair, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Free. Learn about mitigating wildfire hazards, fire history and ecology and more. Sat., May 20, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. call 719/687-2921 or visit rockymountainwildandfire.info for more.

Fair Trade Workshop, Gill Foundation, 315 E. Costilla Ave. Jeff Briggs and Becca Sickbert wil present a workshop on the social, economic and environmental benefits of fair trade. Sat., May 27, 1-4 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.

Donald Rumsfeld Protest, Air Force Academy North Gate. Bring your own signs or banners to welcome Rumsfeld to the Air Force Academy's graduation. Wed., May 31, 7:30-10 a.m. Contact Dennis at 832-6189 or dynamic@ppjpc.org for more.

3rd Forum on Ending the Iraq War, Gill Foundation, 315 E. Costilla Ave. Join Iraq war veterans and others opposed to the war for a continuing dialogue. Sat., June 3, 1-3 p.m. Call Dennis at 832-6189 for more.

2006 Democratic Leadership Council National Conversation, Hyatt Regency, 650 15th St., Denver. Featuring hundreds of Democratic leaders from across the nation. July 22-24. Visit dlc.org for more.

6th Annual Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Buddy Walk, Manitou Springs. Raise pledges for a three-mile walk through Manitou Springs and enjoy food, entertainment and more to benefit individuals with Down syndrome. Sat., Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Visit csdsa.org for more.


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