As you try to catch up on the semester’s readings, quizzes and assignments that you should have completed weeks ago, take a breather and check out this week’s freebies.

COFFEE
ANY DAY THROUGH MAY 17
Get recharged for more endless studying by grabbing a cup of coffee at the Village Inn. Present the coupon, which you can find at villageinn.prm1.net/e/messages/2013apr16vi.php, for a free cup. The nearest participating Village Inn is at 2340 Yale Blvd S.E.

NOVEL-WRITING
WEDNESDAY
You know you want to start your novel during the middle of finals week … not. But if your finals are over early in the week, and you’re looking for writing inspiration, check out the “Writing From Your Soul” workshop at the Glorybound Ministries at 11913 Menaul Blvd. N.E. It’s a basic-skills group that will cover everything from publishing and marketing to writing and editing. The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



TRANSITION TOWN
THURSDAY
If you’re worried about the world running out of power sometime soon and want to be self-sufficient, the transition movement is for you. A group of concerned environmentalists meet to discuss strategies for energy independence, as well as lots of other juicy topics. The meeting runs from 5 to 6 p.m. in the SUB Scholars Room.

ROCK, PAPER, PRESSURE
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
This print-making exhibition at the Tamarind Institute showcases the work of UNM students who have been learning the art of print-making. You can see the works from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tamarind Institute, at 2500 Central Ave. S.E.

MOUNTED SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
People shooting guns from racing horses — what more could you ask for to celebrate the semester’s end? The New Mexico Territory Mounted Shooting Championship Match runs Friday through Sunday at Founders Ranch at 144 Juan Thomas Road. in Edgewood. The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

HERBFEST
SATURDAY
No, this is not a weed-smoking congregation. If you’re interested in less-mind-altering herbs, check out this festival at the Rio Grande Nature Center at 2901 Candelaria Road. N.W. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and includes speakers, food, live music and garden tours. Watch out, though — parking may cost a few bucks.