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Join the League of Women Voters for "The Jobs Machine: Quality of Life and Community in Colorado Springs," a presentation by Daphne Greenwood, economics professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

"The Jobs Machine"

CC's Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave.

Saturday, Sept. 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m., free

Contact: Mary Alice Ayling, 633-2376, lwvppr.org

As featured by Oprah

Castle Rock resident Lisa Gibson founded the Peace and Prosperity Alliance after her brother died in a terrorist bombing. Oprah shows her support on oprah.com, and now Lisa's asking for your support through a golf tourney.

Peace and Prosperity Golf Scramble

Pine Creek Golf Club

9850 Divot Trail

Monday, Sept. 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., $100 for 18 holes with cart, lunch, shirt and prizes

Contact: 720/839-3285, peaceandprosperityalliance.org

Hot dogs & cool cats Drop by Southside Johnny's for a free beer (Laughing Lab, of course) and attend an open house to learn more about Safe Place, the local animal rescue specifically for pets whose owners are terminally ill.

Safe Place Open House

Southside Johnny's

528 S. Tejon St.

Monday, Sept. 10, 5:30-7 p.m., free

Contact: 359-0201, safeplaceco.org

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