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Ten Free Shade Trees from the Arbor Day Foundation will be sent to new members who join the foundation by April 30. Learn details at arborday.org.

Book Drive, Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church, 1102 S. 21st St. Donate used books to generate money for the church through May 31, Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 471-0130 for more.

Black Leadership Forum Parent Education Summit, YMCA, 2190 Jetwing Drive. La Vonne Neal from UCCS will speak on "Sparking the Genius of Our Children." Sat., April 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call 527-3405 for more.

Community Auction and Dinner, Mr. Biggs Event Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd. $10-$17. Help raise funds for the working poor and Springs Community Preschool's playground equipment at a country-themed auction. Sat., April 22, 6 p.m. Call 573-1312 for more or make a donation at springscommunitychurch.org.

Earth Day Computer Recycling Event, Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore Ave. Recycle your old, too slow or burned-out systems; $10 per carload recycling fee to be donated to D-11 school. Sat., April 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 273-1456 for more.

Dreampower Animal Rescue's 2nd Annual Rummage Sale Fundraiser, Elk's Lodge No. 309, 3400 N. Nevada Ave. Rummage for a good cause Sat., April 22 and Sun., April 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 390-7838 to make a donation or for more information.

Sustainable Energy Forum, Salida Steam Plant, 220 W. Sackett Ave. Free. Attend a discussion on our energy future and sustainable alternatives. Sun., April 23, 5 p.m. Call 719/539-0300 to make a reservation or e-mail mtucker@bbibiofuels.com.

The Fur-R-R Ball, The Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $125. Attend a benefit for homeless animals with the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region on Sat., April 29, 5:30 p.m. to midnight. Call 473-1741, ext. 177 for more.

Liberty High School Spring Bookfair Fundraiser, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Support the Liberty Band by purchasing a book at Barnes & Noble at this event. Sat., April 29, 1-6 p.m. Call 234-2200 for more.

Fort Carson Spouses' Club Scholarship fundraiser, Special Events Center, Building 1829, Viva Las Carson Casino Night on Sat., April 29, 7-11 p.m. Call 559-7989 for more.

Food Drive for American Indians, One Nation Walking Together, 45-A Commerce St. Accepting donations of food, hygiene items, building supplies and money through April 30. Call 329-0251 for more.

Juveniles in the Criminal Justice System, UCCS Campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Learn how to take action to help children in adult prisons. View a film and hear lectures by professors and violence prevention representatives. Mon., May 1, 12:45-3 p.m. Contact mgraves@uccs.edu for more.

"Expressions of Hope," ERA Shields Estate Office, 5475 Tech Center Drive. $25. Attend an art show to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Thurs., May 4, 6-9 p.m. Call 535-7335 for tickets or 260-8777 for more information.

Al Kaly Shriners Special Events, various venues. Attend a statue re-dedication, parade, celebration ball and more. May 5-7. Call 520-6068 or 499-6282 for calendar details.

8th Annual Memories in the Making Art Auction and Dinner, Paragon Culinary School Royal Ballroom, 3125 Sinton Road. $80. Enjoy wine, food, art and more to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Sat., May 6, 6-10 p.m. Call 266-8773 for more.

7th Annual Kicks for CASA, CC Campus, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $10. Kappa Alpha Theta will host an all-community kickball tournament to raise money for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Sat., May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 970/ 560-3064 for more.

Walk on the Wild Side Walk for Diabetes, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd. Help raise funds for research, advocacy, and diabetes services. Sat., May 6, 9 a.m. Call 633-9925 for more.

30th Annual Junior League's Trash and Treasure, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $1-$5 donation. Come rummage used items of all sorts with proceeds to benefit the Junior League's youth programs. Sat., May 6, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 632-3855 for more.

Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board Meeting, Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center, building 7300, Woodfill Road, Fort Carson. Learn about environmental restoration projects and ongoing site clean-ups. Thurs., May 11, 6:30 p.m. Call 526-8001 for more.

2nd Annual Dusk-Til-Dawn Golf-A-Thon Fundraiser, Cherokee Ridge Golf Club, 1850 Tuskegee Place. Golfers are seeking pledges and donations to golf all night and benefit the Colorado School for the Deaf & the Blind. May 11-12, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Call Kristin for donation information and more at 471-4810, ext. 31.

24th Annual Bowl for Kid's Sake, Peak Bowling Center, 2816 N. Prospect St. $75 pledges for four-member teams. Bowl with a pirate theme and enjoy pizza and beverages to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sat., May 20, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 633-2443, ext. 201 for more.

Gleneagle Spirit 5K Run or Walk for Fun, Antelope Trails Elementary, 15280 Jessie Drive, Palmer Lake. $23-$30. Run or walk to support Boy Scout Troop 194, then enjoy live music and food. Sat., May 20, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call 719/492-3974 for more.

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