In this informative and entertaining account, Florence Williams investigates cutting-edge research to uncover the science behind nature's positive effects on the brain. "The Nature Fix" demonstrates that our connection to nature is much more important to our cognition than we think, and that even small amounts of exposure to the living world can improve our creativity and enhance our mood. Williams shows how time in nature is not a luxury but is in fact essential to our humanity, 7:30 p.m., Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074 or boulderbookstore.net.
"It's A Small World:" Found Object Miniature and Mail Art Guest curator and established mixed media artist Suzette Rosenthal is joined by 10 regional artists who create evocative small artworks — many suitable for mailing — from the detritus of a disposable world. ^^ 10:30 a.m., Bricolage Gallery, at Art Parts Creative Reuse Center, 2870 Bluff St., Boulder; Free; 720-379-5328 or ArtPartsBoulder.org.
Oil Paintings by Ninel Senatorova Ninel Senatorova's artistic dream is a dynamic fusion of cultures, experience and the wisdom of all human history, bound together by her concept that world perception is of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Ninel's work beautifully conveys three of her artistic principles: that art is a strong bond between previous centuries and the new century; that both experience and a newness of feeling are prerequisites for artistic work, 8 a.m., NCAR, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder; free; 303-497-2570 or scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program.
"Victims - Witnesses - Survivors" The Boulder Creative Collective presents artist William Stoehr's exhibition "Victims-Witnesses-Survivors." Staged as a church-like setting, Stoehr's paintings explore the process of human resilience. Stoehr describes the essence of his art as an exploration of fundamental issues of our time and our shared moral imperatives, 10 a.m., The Boulder Creative Collective, 2500 47th Street Unit 10, Boulder; Free.
Dinner Napkins with Mitered Corners Class Mitered corners are an essential skill for making napkins, dish towels, tablecloths, or any other single layer fabric project with corners. We'll show you the quickest and easiest technique to create perfect corners. In this class you will make four dinner napkins, each 1 inch square when completed, 10 a.m., Fabricate, 2017 17th st, Boulder; $40 303-997-8245 or fabricateboulder.com.
Battling Heart Disease Women s No. 1 Killer Heart disease is a leading cause of death in women. In fact, heart disease is responsible for one third of women’s deaths each year killing about one woman every minute. The good news is that heart disease can be prevented and controlled. Come hear a board-certified cardiologist describe the latest approaches for preventing heart disease in women and screening for early detection, 6:30 p.m., Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette; host5.evanced.info/lafayette/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=25640.
Andrew Holecek: The Death of Death. Bardos for the Modern Age This class will reveal the hidden dimensions and vast applicability of the bardos, joining ancient wisdom with modern knowledge, 7 p.m., Nalandabodhi Boulder, 100 Arapahoe Ave., Suite #6, Boulder; $75-$90; boulder.nalandabodhi.org/events/andrew-holecek-2017-02-07.
Fox Squirrel, the Cutest Devil on the Block Dave Leatherman will explore the local life history of the Fox Squirrel. Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, you have to be amazed at the variety of things they do. We will discuss how they affect other animals, shape tree architecture, challenge bird feeders, and at this very moment, are probably learning to hack your computer, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder; free; 303-635-6433 or boulderaudubon.org/all-events.
Jon Pickett & Friends 6 p.m., Ed's Cantina, 390 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park; edscantina.com
Flash Mountain Flood 6 p.m., Upslope Brewing Company (Flatiron Park), 1898 South Flatiron Court, Boulder; upslopebrewing.com
Open Mic 6 p.m., SKEYE Brewing, 900 S. Hover St., Suite D, Longmont; skeyebrewing.com
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