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Eat up

Get your noodle on at TESSA's annualfundraiser, which supports the organization's programs that educate and assist in cases of sexual assault and domestic violence. There will be wine and beer tastings, a pasta sauce cook-off, live and silent auctions, a cork pull, TESSA-tinis and, of course, pasta.

24th Annual Pasta in the Park

Saturday, Aug. 20, 5:30 p.m.

Myron Stratton Home, 2525 S. Hwy. 115 $120 per person

Contact: tessacs.org

Walk and wag

Bring the family, including your dog, to participate in this 5K fun run and pet festival, with vendors, games and more. Proceeds benefit National Mill Dog Rescue.

National Mill Dog Rescue's Dog Jog

Saturday, Aug. 20, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Cottonwood Creek Park, 7040 Rangewood Drive, $30/adult, $20/child

Contact: customerservice@nmdr.org

Change a life

Enjoy a light dinner while learning to mentor people who have been incarcerated. The goal is for them to reenter the community after six months to a year.

Community Life Coach Training & Dinner

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6-8 p.m.

Positive Impact Colorado

2210 E. LaSalle St., #114, free

RSVP: 634-7813, reentry@positiveimpactco.org

For more civic and volunteer opportunities, see Listings on p. 45.


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