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., July 9, Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $18-$70; colorado musicfestival.org/concert/strings-at-sunset/.
Hot! Hot! Hot! — Celebrate summer with Hot! Hot! Hot!, the Flatirons Food Film Festival fundraiser. Enjoy bites from top local chefs, beverages, dancing, film and live auction. Restaurants/food businesses include Basta, Flagstaff House, Mercantile Dining and Provision, Auguste School of Culinary Arts, Bijou’s Little Curry House, Chiporro Sauce Company and more; 6 p.m., The Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; $75- $85; 303-449-5928, facebook.com/events/517495872118480.
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., 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., 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., 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., July 9, Go Far Shop, 2005 Pearl St., Boulder; Free; 720-428-8965, gofarshop. com/pages/events.
Hike at Chautauqua — Join the ISSS Summer Outdoor Club for a casual hike at Chautauqua. Make sure to bring plenty of water, a trail snack or two and sunscreen. Wear appropriate footwear (hiking boots or athletic shoes) and bring layers because weather can change during the hike. We’ll meet at the corner of Baseline Road and 8th Street; 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, Chautauqua Park, 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder; calendar.colorado.edu/event/hike_at_chautauqua.
Work From Home Meetup — Come hang out with other “work from home” people. Get out of the house and work alongside others. The Rayback serves, coffee, lunch (food trucks) and starting at 11 a.m.; 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder; meetup.com/Boulder-work-from-home-peeps-working-at-a-Meetup/events/262481205/.
STEAM Storytime — Each week will feature stories and a STEAM-based activity focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts. All ages; 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder; calendar.boulderlibrary.org/event/5129533.
Midday Music Meditation — Take a pause in your day to immerse yourself in an improvised soundscape; noon, Wednesday, July 10, Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder; Free; calendar.boulderlibrary.org/event/4755155.
“Max Goes to the Moon” & “Our Moon and You” — Max (the dog) and a young girl named Tori take the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo era. Along the way, the story sets the stage for the more sophisticated science of the “Big Kid Box” sidebars, which cover topics including “Phases of the Moon,” “Wings in Space?” and “Frisbees and Curve Balls on the Moon.” The 30-minute film will be accompanied with a live talk titled “Our Moon and You.” Join us to uncover the mysteries of our lovely Moon; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Dr., Boulder; ticketswest.com/events/detail/max-goes-to-the-moon-our-moon-and-you.