Boulder Open Coffee — This is an informal group for anyone interested in the startup community, particularly those with an interest in technology. The group typically includes entrepreneurs, investors, designers, developers, product managers and other interesting people; 8 a.m., July 23, Galvanize, 1023 Walnut St., Boulder.
Twisted Tuesday 5K Lunchtime Run — Join us for an easy 5K run up Boulder Creek Canyon, and return for free appetizers and $5 pints after the run. All ability levels are welcome for the free run every Tuesday; noon, July 23, InMotion Running, 1880 30th St., Unit B, Boulder; free; 720-808-7232.
Open Mic Night — Put on a show, or sit back and listen to some of Boulder’s most talented musicians and poets; 6 p.m., July 23, Twisted Pine Brewing, 3201 Walnut St., Suite A, Boulder; free; 303-786-9270.
Video Marketing: Creating Professional Videos on Your Smartphone — 6 p.m., July 23, Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder.
How to Climb a 14er — Join REI as we present the basic essentials and know-how to tackle the Colorado giants: 14,000-foot and other high altitude peaks. Learn about food, equipment, training, weather and safety considerations. Grab a beer and learn with us; 6:30 p.m., July 23, Finkel & Garf Brewing Company, 5455 Spine Road, Boulder; free; 303-583-9970.
R. L. Maizes: “We Love Anderson Cooper” — R. L. Maizes will speak about and sign her new book, “We Love Anderson Cooper: Short Stories”; 7:30 p.m., July 23, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074.
Crayons to Calculators — Help at the packing site for Crayons to Calculators by stuffing backpacks, sorting supplies, restocking the assembly line and have fun while helping students in need who attend Boulder Valley Schools. Great opportunities for groups, families, school teams and students; 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, Community Montessori School, 805 Gillaspie Drive, Boulder; free; 303-524-3865.
STEAM Storytime— Each week will feature stories and a STEAM-based activity focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts; 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder; .
The Mighty Summer Mixer — Join the awesome folks from SheSays Boulder and Flatirons LGBTQ Tech, as well as other meetups and organizations in the area. Have a drink or two, meet great people and start any conversation with “How can I help you?” or chat about some of life’s great questions; 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, Bohemian Biergarten, 2017 13th St., Boulder; meetup.com/ Flatirons-LGBTQ-Tech-Startup -Meetup/events/262566938.
Dynafit Fun Runs-Run— Join us and our friends from Dynafit for a pair of fun runs. These will be mostly trail miles, 5-6 of them to be exact, and will be casually paced. There will be demo gear and shoes available; 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S. Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-499-8866.
“The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!” — 126 min. Directed by Norman Jewison, featuring Alan Arkin, Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Theodor Bikel, Jonathan Winters (1966).; 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder.