Grass it up
Support Pikes Peak Urban Gardens and tap your toe to a bluegrass concert by Grass It Up. Triple S Brewing will provide a pulled-pork dinner, and $10 of your ticket price will go to the gardens.
PPUG at the Pub
Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m.
Triple S Brewing
318 E. Colorado Ave., $25
Contact: 344-5477, triplesbrewing.com
Be a better helper
Learn how to render first aid to young people experiencing mental health crises, as well as how to identify mental health problems in their early stages.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free, registration required.
Cedar Springs Hospital
2135 Southgate Road
Contact: 473-8477, firstname.lastname@example.org
Open your mind
Attend this reception and a lecture about the ongoing refugee crisis. Joe Wismann-Horther, integration partnerships coordinator for the Colorado Refugee Services Program, will explore the reasons some cities are raising objections to hosting Syrian refugees.
"Refugees: Fact and Fiction"
Tuesday, May 24, 5-7 p.m., RSVP by May 19
4 S. Cascade Ave., $20-$25
Contact: 955-5600, csworldaffairs.org
For more civic and volunteer opportunities, see Listings on p. 36.