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Decorate Project Angel Heart Meal Bags: Looking for a creative outlet? Sketch your finest work on a brown bag canvas and make someone’s day at this decorating extravaganza. Grab a friend or bring the little ones to help you design meal bags to support Project Angel Heart, an organization that delivers meals to Coloradans facing life-threatening illnesses like HIV/AIDS and cancer. Thursday, 6 p.m.; The Studio, 4950 Washington St.; free
BAC Summer Gala: Become A Champion and Touchstone Youth Program combine forces for the 2nd Annual Champion Gala, benefiting the organizations’ sports and physical education programs through training camps and clinics. Score a signed Peyton Manning or Carmelo Anthony jersey or cruise around town in style with a two-day Ferrari rental from their silent auction while you indulge in ViewHouse cocktails and desserts. Thursday, 6:30–9 p.m., ViewHouse, 7101 S. Clinton St., Centennial; ticket prices vary
TRUTH: A Spoken Word Event: Groove to the rhythms of live West African reggae by Boulder’s Selasee and listen to or present your own piece of spoken word poetry during a night that explores what truth means to a variety of people. Proceeds benefit Africa Agenda and The Women’s Bakery, an organization committed to developing women-owned businesses in Africa. Friday, 6 p.m., Posner Center for International Development, 1031 33rd St., #174; $10–$15
Rendezvous Run for Independence: Get into gear this Independence Day weekend and race to the finish at this 5K. Jog through Winter Park Resort and the Fraser River Trail, then party at the post-race celebration, which includes refreshments, awards, and prizes from Cooper Creek Square. Proceeds benefit The Scott Hughes Foundation, administered by Children’s Hospital Foundation of Denver, and will be granted to children with kidney disease and used for camp scholarships at Camp Chief Ouray. Saturday, 9 a.m., The Vintage Hotel at Winter Park Resort, 100 Winter Park Dr., Winter Park; tickets prices vary
Lagers and Lumber: Feeling guilty about that little beer belly? Now you don’t have to. Put your guilty pleasures to good use at this all-day affair filled with live music, including headliner Eufóquestra, and beer available from eight local breweries. For every pint you purchase, $1 will benefit Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley’s House That Beer Built project. Saturday, 2–10 p.m., Wibby Brewing, 209 Emery St., Longmont; free