Facility Tour — Join us for a free, behind-the-scenes walking tour of our Trash & Recycling Center and get a close-up look at how we responsibly manage Boulder County’s waste stream. Visits will last about one hour and include a primer on recycling and waste diversion in Boulder County. Then it’s on with the show with stops at our natural gas fueling station, solar array, transfer station, recycling and baling bays, yard and wood waste site and organics transfer station; 11 a.m. , July 17, Western Disposal, 5880 Butte Mill Road, Boulder.

CAPCOM Go! The Apollo Story — Discover the story behind the Apollo 11 moon landing which will inspire the next generation of explorers and dreamers. On July 20 1969, 600 million people around the world gathered to witness a historic moment of human achievement broadcast live from the Moon. But few people were aware of just how huge an effort it had taken to get them there. These Apollo 11 astronauts were just 2 of nearly 400,000 people who had worked over ten years towards this goal. Recommended for ages 9 and up; 2:30 p.m. , July 17, Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder

REI Boulder Campfire Sessions: Exploring RMNP — Come to one of our short Campfire Session clinics to learn all about Rocky Mountain National Park. An REI expert will be there to share insight and info about the park, as well as answer questions. Leave with a better understanding of hiking trails and campsites available; 2:30 p.m., July 17, REI Boulder, 1789 28th St., Boulder; free; 303-583-9970.

Flatirons Mineral Club — The Junior Geologists Meeting is for children ages 5 to 15. Organizers present educational information on minerals and geology topics. This is a free group centered around fun, educational activities; 6 p.m. , July 17, Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder.

Alan Sumler: “Cannabis in the Ancient Greek and Roman World” — Alan Sumler will speak about and sign his new book, “Cannabis in the Ancient Greek and Roman World”; 7:30 p.m. , July 17, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074.


Boulder County Fair: Meet the Steer — Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Boulder County Fair by joining the festivities at the Chamber. there will be snacks, games, and a chance to meet a Boulder County Fair steer. This is a family-friendly event, so make sure to bring the kids; 9 a.m. Thursday, July 18, Boulder Chamber, 2440 Pearl St., Boulder; free.

Mornings at the Museum: Dinosaurs — Visit our fossil themed Discovery Corner for a story time all about dinosaurs and the environment they lived in; 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 18, CU Museum of Natural History, 1035 Broadway, Boulder; free.

929 PRL Summer Concert Series — Come eat delicious organic food, drink local craft beer, and boogie the night away. All proceeds from this rooftop party will benefit Conscious Alliance, a Boulder-based nonprofit on a mission to end hunger in vulnerable communities nationwide; 5 p.m. Thursday, July 18, Conscience Bay Company, 929 Pearl St., Boulder; $30; 703-399-1542.

Community Tea Ceremony — Tea practice is a graceful and gentle offering of plant medicine that allows a deeper connection to the self, nature and community. In this practice, we will silently enjoy bowls of tea together knowing there is no right and there is no wrong. Come start the morning with the experience a deeper connection to nature in a quite gentle offering of Tea Medicine; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, Settler’s Park, 100 Pearl St., Boulder.

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