Published: Sept. 18, 2023

Welcome to another week of classes and activities! This week brings a gardening opportunity, a guided plant walk, a stress management workshop, time to destress with puppies, elote preparado, sounds of the universe, bi-cookies, CU on the Weekend and more. 

Students play with a therapy dogMonday, Sept. 18 

Volunteer at Table Mesa Community Garden

6–8 p.m. 2560 Table Mesa Drive
According to CU Boulder research, community gardening can play an important role in preventing cancer, chronic diseases and mental health disorders. Join the Farm and Garden Club for an evening of weeding, planting, harvesting and more. It can benefit both the Earth and your well-being. 

Tuesday, Sept. 19 

Intro to Urban Foraging guided tour

5:15–7 p.m.  Norlin Library sundial 
Urban spaces are occupied by many types of plants. Veteran plant forager Uriah Beauchamp is taking students on a guided plant walk this Tuesday. Come learn about the world of wild edible plants and fungi in urban environments. 

Feel Better Fast

1:30–2:30 p.m.  ​Virtual 
Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) is holding this free workshop throughout the semester. Participants will learn stress management skills, ways to regulate emotions and more. Students are recommended to attend three sessions for best results. 

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Paws for a Cause

2–4 p.m. ​Visual Arts Complex loggia 
De-stress this Wellness Wednesday and spend some time with pups from Lifeline Puppy Rescue. Time with dogs can reduce feelings of stress and loneliness. Additionally, attendees will get information on supporting fellow Buffs for Suicide Prevention Week. 

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with Elote!

2–4 p.m.  ​UMC 457
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept.15–Oct.15. Celebrate with a cup of elote preparado (prepared corn) at the Dennis Small Cultural Center. 

4 things to check off your to-do list

Thursday, Sept. 21 

Science Under the Dome: ‘The Music of the Universe’

7–8 p.m.   ​Fiske Planetarium Free with Buff OneCard, $8–$12 for others
Have you ever wondered how the universe sounds? During this presentation you will learn more about how radio astronomers tune into distant objects. Bring your valid Buff OneCard for free admission. 

Friday, Sept. 22 

Celebrate Bisexuality Day

12:30–2 p.m.  ​C4C Abrams Lounge
Bisexuality Day is annually observed on Sept. 23. Celebrate bisexuality at CU and decorate your very own bi-cookie.

Friday Night Film Series: ‘Barbie’

8 p.m.  ​CHEM 140 
“Barbie” starring Margot Robbie is a hit 2023 film that tackles themes of patriarchy, equality, independence and more. Follow Barbie as she starts questioning her existence in Barbie Land. 

Saturday, Sept. 23 

Football watch party: Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks

1:30 p.m.  ​The Connection 
Coach Prime is heading up to Oregon for a showdown this Saturday. Head down to The Connection for a watch party of the Buffs vs. Ducks game. Sko Buffs! 

CU on the Weekend: ‘Protecting Antarctica’

1–2:30 p.m.  ​CASE Chancellor’s Hall and Auditorium  Virtual
Join Professor Cassandra Brooks as she tells stories and imagery from the bottom of the world—and her efforts to protect it. Join in person or virtually.