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Bring a new children's book to the Pikes Peak Library District booth at the Colorado Balloon Classic and you'll receive a free copy of Zorro from All Pikes Peak Reads 2007, while supplies last.

Give a Book, Get a Book

Memorial Park, Pikes Peak Library Booth

Sat.-Mon., Sept. 1-3, 6-8 a.m., free

Contact: 531-6333, ppld.org

Rein yourself in

Fast growth has led to a shortage of volunteers at Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center. Help with tasks like grooming, saddling and leading horses during lessons for people with disabilities.

Fall Volunteer Orientation

Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center

13620 Halleluiah Trail, Elbert

Sat., Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to noon, free registration

Contact: 495-3908, pptrc.org

Party with purpose Meet the people behind your meals and feast on the harvest at this benefit dinner for Peak to Plains Alliance, an organization that supports and promotes the use of locally grown food.

Peak to Plains Alliance Benefit Dinner

The Margarita at Pine Creek

7350 Pine Creek Road

Sun., Sept. 9, 4-7 p.m., $100 per person includes tax and gratuity

Contact: 598-8667, peaktoplains.com

For more civic and volunteer opportunities, see Listings.

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