Backcountry Hut Trips 101 — Backcountry Hut Trips can be intimidating for the first-timer, but they don’t have to be. Join Colorado Mountain School ski guide Jake Gaventa to learn how to plan and carry out a successful hut trip. Come early to grab $4 pints, connect with fellow skiers/boarders and snag a seat.; 6 p.m., Oct. 8, Neptune Mountaineering, 633 South Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-499-8866.

Boulder Tuesday Hikers — We are a drop-in group, and we decide each time where to hike. We carpool to trailheads and reimburse the drivers for expenses. Bring lunch, water and snacks, and be prepared for all weather conditions; 9 a.m., Oct. 8, North Boulder Park, Seventh and Dellwood, Boulder; free; 303-494-8822.

Open Mic Night — Show what you’ve got, or sit back and listen to some of Boulder’s most talented musicians and poets; 6 p.m., Oct. 8, Twisted Pine Brewing, 3201 Walnut St. Ste A, Boulder; free; 303-786-9270.

Life Drawing — This introduction to drawing the human form will focus on line of action, gesture, motion, measurement and foreshortening. Learn about lighting and its effect on the human form, as well as the use of composition, proportion, texture, value and line-as-rendering techniques; 6 p.m., Oct. 8, Casey Middle School, 1301 High St., Boulder; $199; 720-561-5968.

Young Sangha Gathering — A gathering for people ages 16-late 30s. For anyone curious about meditation practice or looking to meet interesting, open people. Everybody welcome. Starts with 30 minutes of sitting and meditation instruction if requested. At the end, all are welcome to socialize with food and drinks. No charge, but donations are appropriate and appreciated; 7 p.m., Oct. 8, Boulder Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St., Boulder; free; 303-444-0190.

Corey Rich: “Stories Behind the Images” — Corey Rich will speak about and sign his new book, “Stories Behind the Images: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography”; 7:30 p.m., Oct. 8, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074.


Instagram for Business: Basics and Beyond — In this workshop we are going to dig into the basics and then keep going to ensure the most out of the platform; 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; $45.

Zippered Pouch Class — Learn to sew zippers and laminated fabric all in one class. Zippered pouches are an excellent project to master for making creative, handmade gifts and they are a great way to use up leftover fabric. The pouches are enormously versatile as they can be made in any shape or size; 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, Fabricate, 2017 17th St., Boulder.

The Dementia Experience — The Dementia Experience promotes greater compassion for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Participants complete a series of tasks while wearing simple alterations to diminish their senses. The experience mimics the frustrations caused by dementia and will be followed by a facilitated discussion, in total 45 minutes; 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, Boulder Public Library (main branch), 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free; 303-545-2300.

Lucky’s Market Hiring Fair — Boulder-born Lucky’s Market will host two hiring fairs to fill full- and part-time positions in all departments in the South Boulder, North Boulder and Longmont stores; 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, Lucky’s Market, 695 South Broadway, Boulder; free.

STEAM Storytime: Constellation Lamps — Each week will feature stories and a STEAM-based activity focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts. Ages 3 and up; 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, NoBo Corner Library, 4600 Broadway, Boulder.

Speaker Series: John Peterson and the “Seven Summits” — Join us for our October Speaker Series event featuring Boulder resident John Peterson. John has climbed the seven summits (the tallest peak on each of the seven continents), and in 2017, he summited Mt. Everest. John will talk about his two-month trip in Nepal, as well as share photos and stories of his adventure and summit of Everest; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, Go Far Shop, 2005 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 720-428-8965.

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