Paint your pet — Send us a picture of a pet at least one week before the class, we will sketch it onto a 16-by-20 canvas. Come in, we will instruct on how to paint it. Space is limited so sign up early and email pics to firstname.lastname@example.org. One pet sketch and painting is $45. For each additional pet sketch on the same canvas an extra $5 will be charged. Cost includes the sketch of the pet and all materials for the painting, plus instruction through the painting itself; 11 a.m., Nov. 17, PoshSplat, 1468 Pearl St., Ste 120, Boulder.
Wilderness Medicine workshop — Join REI to learn how to take care of minor trail injuries. Attend the morning session called Managing Blisters & Cuts, stay for lunch, and then attend the afternoon session Managing Breaks & Sprains. Lunch and drinks available for purchase. Make sure to register for Part I & II if you plan to attend both; 9 a.m. and noon, Nov. 17, Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder; $25-$45; 303-583-9970.
Boulder Writes: Eat, Memory — In this free 2-hour workshop, we’ll read food essays by contemporary authors that chart a range of emotions — comfort, grief, connection, loss — and explore the many ways food intersects with our lives. We’ll spend time writing our own most memorable meals, and talk about the direction our work might take; 10 a.m., Nov. 17, Boulder Writing Studio, 777 Pearl Street #211, Boulder; free.
Film Screening with Live Music: “The Phantom Carriage” — Join the American Music Research Center and the International Film Series for a silent film featuring live music by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, directed by CU Boulder alumnus Rodney Sauer. “The Phantom Carriage” tells the story of a ghostly carriage driver who forces a drunken man to look back at his wasted life on New Year’s Eve; 2 p.m., Nov. 17, Muenzinger Auditorium, 1905 Colorado Ave., Boulder; free; 303-492-8008.
Yarn Social — A community gathering of yarn enthusiasts to work on personal projects, share ideas, and enjoy the company of like-minded yarnies. True beginners should consider learning basics of the desired yarncraft outside of this group; 2 p.m., Nov. 17, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder.