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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, info@namicos.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

Antlers Hotel

4 S. Cascade Ave., $20-$25

Contact: 955-5600, csworldaffairs.org

For more civic and volunteer opportunities, see Listings on p. 36.

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