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Emergency Food Drive for volunteers, firefighters and evacuees of Southern Colorado fires accepting both monetary and nonperishable food donations at the Care & Share warehouse, 4875 Northpark Drive. Most-needed items include bottled water; canned tuna, soup, fruit and vegetables; peanut butter and cereal. A one-dollar donation can buy up to 10 pounds of food. Call 528-1247 or visit

What does it take to represent Uncle Sam abroad? Find out at the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council's Young Professionals Dinner Meeting on Tuesday, June 25. Ex-State Department officer Tom Crawford will discuss "Life in the Foreign Service" at 8 p.m. at Antonio's restaurant, 301 Garden of the Gods Road. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. The presentation is free, but you must pay for your own meal. Sign up by calling 574-0323.

Fight terrorism through culture and education by supporting U.S. Senate Bill 2505, the "Cultural Bridges Act of 2002," which seeks to promote U.S. national security through cultural and educational exchange programs between America and the Islamic world. To support the bill, call Rep. Joel Hefley at 520-0055, Sen. Wayne Allard at 634-6071, and Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell at 636-9092. For more, visit

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