A New View of the Moon — In this presentation, Paul Hayne — an assistant professor in CU’s department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences — will take us on a guided tour of the moon, highlighting discoveries made in the last 10 years by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. He will also discuss NASA’s plans for future lunar exploration by robots and astronauts; 7 p.m., July 11, Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder; ticketswest.com/events/detail/live-talk-a-new-view-of-the-moon-from-nasa-s-ongoing-lunar-exploration-program-kcfp0711c.

Mornings at the Museum: Fun in the Sun, Rain and Wind —Join us for a hands-on introduction to the wonderful world of science, literacy and nature. This week learn all about weather, design cyanotype images using the sun, then develop them in water; 9:30 a.m., July 11, CU Museum of Natural History, 1035 Broadway, Boulder; Free; colorado.edu

Boulder Environmental/Nature/Outdoors Film Festival — The selection of feature and short films will be drawn from around the world to bring a local and global perspective of the challenges and solutions ahead for our environment and nation. The films are just the beginning. Making our festival unique, we bring guests from film, media, politics and the art world to celebrate, and discuss the films’ issues. At this year’s festival, we’ll honor an individual for their commitment and efforts to further the discussion and offer solutions to our environmental challenges as a nation we face. Four days and nights of film, art, music, and discussion with special events and parties; 4 p.m., July 11, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $75; 774-392-2972, boulderenoff.org.

Civic Soup: Holidays — During these informal drop-in events, the community is invited to stop by and chat with each other during a communal soup meal. Each happening has a different theme to give the conversations a starting point. In July, join the Office of Arts and Culture to talk about holidays. We’ll chat about what celebrations we, as a community, want to dream up; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; Free; 720-564-2355, boulderarts.org.

2019 Boulder Stroke & Stride Series — The Boulder Stroke & Stride offers athletes a fun 1-lap, 750-meter swim, or 2-lap, 1,500-meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5K run on the reservoir dam; 6 p.m., July 11, Boulder Reservoir, 5565 N. 51st St., Boulder; $20-$190; withoutlimits.co.

Open Long Form Improv — All levels are welcome. This is not a class, though there will be some side coaching at times. Audience is welcome. Taking a single suggestion from the audience, long form improvisers will create around 30 minutes of made-up scenes; 7 p.m., July 11, Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., Boulder; meetup.com/BoulderImprov/events/sccrnpyzkbxb/


eComBootCamps: Food Brands on Amazon —Do you own a food brand? This exclusive one-day event will equip food brand owners to launch, grow and protect their brand on Amazon. Tickets include a full day of six speakers, expert panel Q&A, breakfast, lunch and cocktail hour; 8 a.m. Friday, July 12, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St, Boulder; $245; bouldertheater.com.

Boulder Chamber Policy Roundtable: Energy and Climate — Come to the Boulder Chamber to discuss Colorado’s Energy and Climate Goals with Will Toor, director of Colorado Energy Department and Legislative Priorities with Senator Stephen Fenberg, Colorado Senate Majority Leader. We will address what opportunities exist for Boulder’s businesses in our evolving energy future. We will also hear about a proposed carbon tax and what it could mean for businesses and residents alike; 8 a.m. Friday, July 12, Boulder Chamber, 2440 Pearl St, Boulder; Free; cm.boulderchamber.com

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