9 a.m. – La Groupe Francais Debutantes, a free French conversational group, meets at The Book Haven, 109 N. F St. 719-221-0157.

9-10 a.m. – Free Paws for Exercise & Therapy Hikes with Laura Pintane of Laura’s Dog Training. To learn the location, contact Pintane at 719-239-2503 or laurasdogtraining@msn.com. Participants will receive a raffle ticket for the Salida Fit Challenge.

10-11:30 a.m. – Junior Rangers with Colorado Parks & Wildlife is a free opportunity for kids ages 5-11 to explore the natural world in Riverside Park. This week’s topic is Big Furry Critters. cpw.state.co.us or 719-539-3771 for info.

10-11 a.m. – Blast Off with “Mr. E” & Kyle Groves at A Church, 419 D St. Doors open at 9:45 a.m. The family-friendly event features a magic show, comedy and music. Sponsored by Salida Regional Library.

5-8:30 p.m. – Kickoff to FIBArk at Salida SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett Ave. Food from the grill will be available from 5-7 p.m. and music with Mo’Champipple from 7-8:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

6-8 p.m. – Free Community Game Night at A Church, 419 D St., features a potluck, games for all ages and a scavenger hunt through downtown.

7 p.m. – Bruce Hayes plays a free show at Benson’s Tavern & Beer Garden, 128 N. F St.

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