Get Involved is a weekly series pointing readers toward community-oriented events, volunteer opportunities, and good causes in Colorado.
Gold, beer, and barbecue—what could make this week any better? Only the fact that it's all for a good cause. Here, our picks for volunteer efforts near Denver this week.
Outdoor Restoration: Join Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado in helping restore three areas affected by disaster and heavy use. The Black Forest, the recently-flooded Little Thompson River, and a two-mile stretch of Tanglewood Trail are all points of focus. Sat; times and locations vary.
Guitars, Cars, and Barbecue Sip Scotch, eat barbecue, and kick the tires of some slick cars at Guys’ Night Out, a fundraiser for the Carson J Spencer Foundation and Man Therapy, two organizations that fight against emotional issues—particularly among men. Historian and music journalist G. Brown will emcee the fun and supportive evening championing men’s mental health. Guest speaker Captain Aaron D. Werbel will speak on how men can cope with emotional distress instead of ignoring it as they often do. Thu, 5:30 p.m.; Casselman’s Bar
Fore! Grab your flat cap and green jacket: the golf-themed Country Club Classic is back for the sixth year. Attendees can try their hand at nine “holes” of blind beer tasting from Colorado breweries: They'll sample three beers at each hole and try to guess which beer is which based on the descriptions provided. All proceeds from the event benefit the American Lung Association. Sat 4–8 p.m, Denver Performing Arts Complex Sculpture Park
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