Wild & Edible Plant Walk — Join local plant experts for a one-hour walk along Boulder Creek to focus on plant identification, talk about the natural versus artificial presence of plants, and collect and spread seeds of wild edible species; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free; 720-326-9139.

Packing with your Pup— Join REI and other dog-lovers on the front sidewalk at the store for a brief Campfire Session. Learn about proper pack fit, gear and toys for the trip. Pups are welcome, as long as they’re great around others; 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, REI Boulder, 1789 28th St., Boulder; free; 303-583-9970.

The Lovely Liberal Dance Party — A fundraiser for ThereWithCare designed to provide a networking/social outlet for the community; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Avalon Ballroom, Just West of 63 St., Boulder; $12-$15; 720-317-7230.

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. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder.

Medicare Made Easy — Better understand Medicare rights/options and the important decisions to make when first enrolling. Learn about eligibility, enrollment windows and timing, and how to avoid late penalties. Gain clarity about the differences between plans and navigate the complexities of Prescription Plans; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Casey Middle School, 2410 13th St., Boulder; $20; 720-561-5968.


Craft Storytime — A combination of storytime readings and craft activities with hands-on fun; 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder.

Active Minds presents: Venezuela — Venezuela is in an economic and political crisis. Food shortages, rolling electricity blackouts and a crumbling health care system have triggered an exodus of millions out of the country. Join Active Minds as we explore how this once promising economy and evolving democracy has wound up in shambles; 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Brookdale Meridian Boulder, 801 Gillaspie Drive, Boulder; free.

Booker T. Washington and the Lessons of Lincoln — The Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization kicks off its 2019-20 Conservative Thought and Policy Guest Speaker Series with a lecture by Diana Schaub, “Booker T. Washington and the Lessons of Lincoln”; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Eaton Humanities Building Room 250, 1610 Pleasant St., Boulder; free; 303-492-0406.

Growing Gardens Farm to Table Cooking Classes — Join us on the farm and learn to make the most of a garden harvest with our signature cooking classes; 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Growing Gardens, 1630 Hawthorn Ave., Boulder; $60; 303-443-9952.

Board & Card Game Night — Please bring one or several games. Games will be provided, but trying new games is fun too. There is no limit on the type of games we play. Food truck on site. Open to all ages; 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Gunbarrel Brewing Company, 7088 Winchester circle, Boulder; free; 800-803-5732.

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