Looking Glass Exhibit at ARTSpace Gallery
The ARTSpace Gallery is presenting “Through the Looking Glass: Photography, Collage & Sculpture” from March 28 through April 30 at the Hillside Community Center on the southeast corner of Fountain and Institute.
The event will feature the artwork of Colorado Springs artists, including photographic images of Susan Jiron, landscape photography by Edward Raye, watercolor/collage by Carol Shuck and traditional Native American Dream Catchers: Spirit Visions by Jim Cantu.
An opening reception is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. March 28.
Women’s Chamber “Finish Rich” Seminar
The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce is hosting a program entitled “Smart Women Finish Rich” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at the Embassy Suites Hotel at Interstate 25 and Woodmen.
The seminar is based on the best-selling book by David Bach and will include seven simple steps to help achieve financial security.
The cost is $20 for chamber members, $25 for nonmembers and $25 at the door.
To reserve a seat, call 442-2007 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop to Focus on Brand-building
Suzanne Tulien of Brand Culture Creative, I.D. By Design and Carol Chapman of Total Value Impact Inc. are hosting a brand-building workshop for small- to medium-sized businesses on April 8 at the Junior Achievement offices on One Education Way, next door to the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
The workshop will include information about what “conscious branding” means to a businesses bottom line and seven mandates that ensure consistent delivery of a brand’s promise.
Registration is limited to 40 participants. The cost is $179 before March 28 and $199 after. Call 265-1707 for reservations.
Non-traditional Careers for Women
The City of Colorado Springs, the Women’s Resource Agency and Colorado Springs Utilities are hosting a program entitled “Women in Non-Traditional Careers” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 25 at the Fire Department, 375 Printers Parkway.
Information will be available about opportunities for women in non-traditional fields.
For information, call Marcia Watson-Hilton at 471-3170
Colorado Springs Chorale “The Creation” Performances
The award-winning 120 voice Colorado Springs Chorale is presenting Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation” at 8 p.m. April 16 and 2:30 p.m. April 17 at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.
“The Creation” is based on The Book of Genesis and “Paradise Lost.” Ticket prices range from $12 to $30, with discounts for seniors, military, students and accompanied children. Tickets may be purchased at the Pikes Peak Center Box Office, by calling 520-7469 or at any TicketMaster outlet.
Mortgage Lenders Group Forum for Borrowers
The Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association is hosting a consumer forum entitled “How to be a Better Borrower” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 31 at Ent Federal Credit Union, 4545 Galley Road.
Attendees will receive information about the proper questions to ask when going through the loan process and community resources will be available to assist consumers. There is no charge to attend and there will be no selling.
Parking will be available on the south end of the Ent parking lot, facing UPS.
NRA Conducting Crime Prevention Program
The National Rifle Association’s Refuse To Be a Victim program will conduct at crime prevention seminar at 9 a.m. March 27 at the YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Drive. The seminar is free and open to the public.
The seminar will include information about methods to avoid dangerous situations and how to prevent criminal confrontations.
To register, call the YMCA at 622-9622 or Lori A. Carnes at 444-7210.
Starlight Spectacular Bike Rides Registration
The 10th Annual Starlight Spectacular is schedule to kickoff “Colorado Springs Bike Week” at midnight June 19. Riders can chose either an 11 or 26 mile route beginning and ending at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center.
Entry fees are $30 in advance and $65 for a family, and include a T-shirt, entertainment, prize drawings, refreshments at the rest stops and breakfast. Registration can be done online at www.starlightspectacular.org or at Ted’s Bicycles, Old Town Bike Shop, Colorado Springs Bike Shop or REI.
The Starlight Spectacular is a fund-raising event for the Trails and Open Space Coalition.
Program on Investment Tools at the Library
The Pikes Peak Library District is a free program about investment tools available at the library at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Penrose Public Library. Information will be available about how to research a company and how to follow company or mutual fund performance. Sources will include Value Line and Morningstar, subscription databases on the library’s Web site, and other Internet sites.
For information, call 531-6333, ext. 2308.
Small Business Development Workshops
The Small Business Development Center is offering the following workshops:
* Business Licenses and Permits, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, free
* SBA 8A Certification – Overview, 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, free
* Getting the Most out of the Media, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, $15
Reservations are requested. Call Kaye Jacobson at 272-7232 for locations.
Class descriptions are available at www.web.uccs.edu/sbdc.
Job Fair Scheduled for Recruiting Young Workers
The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado Inc., the El Paso County Teen Self-Sufficiency Program, Goodwill Industries and the City of Colorado Springs are hosting a job and career fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Teen Resource Center at the West Intergenerational Center, 25 N. 20th St.
The event will provide an opportunity to recruit workers between the ages of 14 and 25.
Hi-tech networking event scheduled for Tuesday
The Colorado Association of Internet Professionals is hosting a hi-tech networking happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Phantom Canyon Brewery. The event is open to the public.
For information, log onto www.csaip.org.