Cannabis Calendar for the Week of August 17: Reggae at Red Rocks

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The dog days of summer seem to have taken their toll on cannabis event organizers, but we've still got a few pot-friendly shindigs in this week's Cannabis Calendar.

Broadway dispensary Denver Relief's charity group GREEN TEAM will be assisting Ekar Farms in planting and harvesting organic produce for local food banks on Wednesday, August 19, at 5:30 p.m. at Ekar Farms, 6825 East Alameda Avenue. Free food, drinks and GREEN TEAM T-shirts will be provided for volunteers. Check out the event's Facebook page to learn more. An RSVP is required.

The Grow School will hold a Grow 101 class on Friday, August 21,  from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For $149, students will learn about growing laws, equipment, air circulation, fertilization and more; course registration includes an online textbook. The southeast Denver address of the class will be revealed upon registration. Check out the Grow School website for more information.

Looking for some good karma? Reggae on the Rocks returns to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 22, and will feature Sublime With Rome, Pepper, Third World, Wailing Souls, John Brown’s Body, Mighty Diamonds and Judge Roughneck. General-admission tickets are $50 on the Red Rocks website. Doors open at noon.

Colorado NORML will be holding Throw Down at Ghost Town — a disc-golf tournament to benefit Colorado NORML — on Saturday, August 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ghost Town Disc Golf Center, 190 Russell Gulch Road, Idaho Springs. General-admission tickets, $50, include live music, a BBQ lunch and raffle entry. Those wishing to compete can sign up for $80 on the Colorado NORML website.

National Cannabis Chamber of Commerce will host Hemp the Movement — a panel discussion and networking event for people from all sides of the hemp industry to learn about its future markets — at Green Labs on Sunday, August 23. Check-in begins at 3 p.m., with keynote speakers, question-and-answer panels and meet-and-greets to follow. The event is free to attend. Learn more at the Cannabis Chamber's website.

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