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Toy around

Bring a toy to this drive for Christmas Unlimited, the only organization "that actually lets parents 'shop' for toys." A ticket buys a complimentary drink, classes at Yoga Studio Satya and entry into drawings.

10th Annual Colorado Springs Young Professionals Toy Drive

Thursday, Dec. 18, 6-9 p.m.

The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave., $12 advance, $15 at door, with unwrapped toy.

Contact: sypholidayparty.ezregister.com

Bird in the hand

Learn more about birds while helping collect valuable field data. Open to all ages and abilities.

115th Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, Dec. 20, 8:30 a.m.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $5 donation for bird seed.

Contact: 520-6387, elpasocountyparks.com

A moment of silence

Attend this candlelit service to remember those who have died as a result of homelessness this year.

Longest Night of the Year Memorial Service

Saturday, Dec. 20, 5 p.m.

Bijou House Memorial Garden, behind the house at 411 W. Bijou St.

Contact: 632-3297

For more civic and volunteer opportunities, see Listings on p. 52.


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