Tompkins Conservation Awareness Night — Join us for an inspiring evening of photography and storytelling from the frontlines of conservation in Chilean and Argentine Patagonia. Brady Robinson, Paola Caceres and Beth Wald will share stories, photos and video about Tompkins Conservation, a wildlands conservation nonprofit. The trio talk about how to visit these regions and support the work, to be followed by Q&A and a raffle; 7:15 p.m., Sept. 19, Neptune Mountaineering, 633 South Broadway St. Unit A, Boulder.
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.
Friday Art Night: Hilma af Klint Abstract — Be inspired by Swedish artist, Hilma af Kilnt, as we work through an abstract painting. Using blocks of color and shapes we will each create a unique abstract to take home; 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Tinker Art Studio, 693B S. Broadway, Boulder.
Boulder Food Rescue’s Food Rescue Feast — Celebrate food justice by eating, drinking, dancing, and playing games. This annual fundraiser enables Boulder Food Rescue to carry on with our work throughout the year. Kids are both welcome and encouraged to come; 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder; $60.
Outdoor Movie Night on the Farm —Bring a snack. Curated series of talks and movies relevant to a regenerative, sustainable and joyful existence followed by lightly facilitated dialogue; 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Jacob Springs Farm Co-op, 7602 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; free.