Spirits of the High Plains — The Colorado Wine Board comes to Erie to speak about several of the wineries in Colorado and what makes Colorado a great place to grow grapes and make wine. Registration required; ages 21+; 6 p.m., July 8, Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St, Erie; Free; 888-861-7323, bit.ly/2XAOi1A.
Crayons to Calculators — Help at the packing site for Crayons to Calculators by stuffing backpacks, sorting supplies and 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., July 8, Community Montessori School, 805 Gillaspie Drive, Boulder; free; 303-524-3865, crayonsto calculators.org.
Meadow Music — Our hike takes about 30 minutes because of all the little legs that join it, but all ages should be able to accomplish the task. Along the way we’ll look for our color of the week and at the end our hike we’ll sing a song to bring out our animal of the week — Coyote Bob, Ranger Paula or The Black Bear. After our hike we return to Chautauqua Green for a concert full of our original nature and science-based music. Bring a blanket to sit on, a picnic and some hiking shoes; 5:30 p.m., July 8, Chautauqua Park, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; eventbrite.com/e/meadow-music- tickets-62069826522?aff=ebapi.
An evening with Melissa Etheridge — 6:30 p.m., July 8, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St, Boulder; $66.50 – $81.50; bouldertheater.com/event/1826910-evening-melissa-etheridge-boulder.
Boulder Concert Band at East Boulder Rec Center — Bring a picnic and join us; 7 p.m. , July 8, East Boulder Rec Center, 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder; free; 303-478-3044, BoulderConcertBand.org.
KGNU Summer of Love Fund Drive— Make a contribution to KGNU any time now through July 14 and enter into a drawing to win a pair of three-day passes to the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons at Planet Bluegrass. Travel expenses are not included; 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, KGNU Community Radio, 4700 Walnut St, Boulder; free; 720-422-5012, kgnu.org/ cgi-bin/moreinfo.py? Notice=1559924587.
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. Tuesday, July 9, Galvanize, 1023 Walnut St., Boulder; meetup.com/Boulder-Open- Coffee/events/262228586/.
Sound Beginnings Sample Class— Come join us for a free sample class of Sound Beginnings, a “mom-and-me” music class for kids ages up to 4 ; 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, George Reynolds Branch Library, 3595 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder; eventbrite.com/e/sound-beginnings-sample-class-tickets-63416651913?aff=ebapi.
Go Far Speaker Series: Zach Davis from The Trek— “The Trek” has become one of the biggest backpacking media companies in existence, dedicated to shining a spotlight on hikers’ journeys. Join us for our monthly Speaker Series to meet its founder, Zach Davis. Davis will share his introduction to backpacking — a 2,191-mile trip — and how he was able to turn his subsequent passion into a career ; 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, Go Far Shop, 2005 Pearl St., Boulder; Free; 720-428-8965, gofarshop. com/pages/events.
Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery call for entries— The Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery looks for new work on an ongoing basis. Consignment applications can be picked up at our gallery or filled out online. There is a $35 application fee to apply; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, 1421 Pearl St., Boulder; $35; 303-443-3683, boulderartsand crafts.com.
Strings at Sunset— Join us for an intimate evening of Chamber Music featuring the Colorado Music Festival’s world-class musicians performing Mozart’s “String Trio in B Flat Major” for two violins and cello; Boccherini’s “String Trio No. 5 in G Minor”; and Dvorák’s “String Quintet in G Major”; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $18.00 – $70; colorado musicfestival.org/concert/strings-at-sunset/.