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CAIP offering Web development workshop

The Colorado Association of Internet Professionals is offering a workshop to help smooth the trouble spots Web development and make it easier to create a good Web site.

The meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the East branch of the Pikes Peak Library, 5550 N. Union, between Montebello and Vickers.

The workshop is free to members who RSVP. The cost for non-members, and members at the door, is $10. Students pay $3.

Register by logging onto www.csaip.org/events.asp.

All City Boychoir festival on tap

The Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale is presenting the third annual All City Boychoir Festival April 13-16 at the City Auditorium and Palmer High School.

The festival offers workshops, clinics and rehearsals, at which participants will learn music for the concert and skills to help them grow musicals.

A mass choir concert finale is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 16 at Palmer Auditorium. Tickets for the concert are $5 and are available by calling 633-3562 or at the door.

Violinist focus of philharmonic in April

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will focus the musical spotlight on violinist Michael Hanson in April.

Selections will include Brahms’ Haydn Variations, Op. 56a; Dvorak’s Violin Concerto, Op. 53; Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess and Dubussy’s La Mer.

The concerts are at 8 p.m. April 3 and 2:30 p.m. April 4 at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.

Ticket prices range from $12 to $48 and are available at the Pikes Peak Center Box Office, by calling (719) 520-SHOW or online at Ticketmaster.com

Community action seminar offered

WeTip will be presenting a community action training seminar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at the Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive.

The seminar, which is free, is designed to introduce the WeTip internal/external crime hotline program to security personnel, business owners and managers.

To register, call WeTip no later than April 7 at (800) 78-CRIME, ext. 239.

Second public meeting on energy plan scheduled

Colorado Springs Utilities is having a public meeting from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the East Library, 5550 N. Union. Blvd., to discuss the Springs Utilities Electric Integrated Resource Plan, a long-term strategic outline for electric resource supply.

The meeting will focus on components of the plan, including: current forecast situation, existing resources, conservation programs and demand management, supply additions and new technology and renewable energy strategies (including wind power).

The last plan was completed in 2002. The utility uses the plan as a guideline in determining business practices and submits the plan to the Western Area Power Administration to secure the purchase of federal electric power.

SCORE hosting series of free workshops

The Service Corps of Retired Executives is hosting a series of free workshops entitled “Should You Start Your Own Business.

The workshops are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates:

* April 6, East Library, Community Room

* April 26, Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room

* May 17, East Library, Community Room

* June 7, Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room

* June 28, Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room.

Registration is not necessary. For information, call 636-3074.

Luncheon planned to honor artists, businesses, educators

The Arts Business Education Consortium is celebrating 25 years of supporting art education in the Pikes Peak region with a luncheon to honor artists, businesses and educators at 11 a.m. April 21 at the Antler’s Adams Mark Hotel.

Ken Fergeson, chairman and CEO of the National Bank of Commerce in Altus, Okla., and chairman elect of the American Bankers Association, will be the keynote speaker

The group will present scholarships to middle school students to attend the Bemis School of Arts at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The Chamber of Commerce and Pikes Peak Art Council will present their annual awards at the luncheon.

For information, call Joyce Robinson at 635-3220 or Lew Davis at 598-2566.

Ent hosting several seminars in April

* Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting several seminars in April. Each will be in the Galley Seminar Room, 4545 Galley Road.

* Protecting Your Identity, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 14

* Long-Term Care Planning, 6 to 7 p.m., April 20

* IRA Beneficiary Designations in Estate Planning, 6 to 7:30 p.m., April 22

* Retirement Planning, 6 to 7:30 p.m., April 29.

Call 550-6095 for reservations.

* First-Time Home Buyers, 10 a.m. to noon, April 17

* Construction Loans, 10 a.m. to noon, April 24

Call 550-6998 for reservations.

Small Business Development Center workshops for April

The Small Business Development Center is offering the following workshops during April:

* Business Licenses & Permits, 2 to 3:30 p.m., April 5, 12 and 26, free

* Leading Edge/NxLevel Business Planning (a 12-week program, Monday evenings), 6 to 9 p.m., April 5, $400

* Funding Sources for Your Business, 1 to 4 p.m., April 6, free

* Career & Life Transitions, 6 to 8:30 p.m., April 6, 13, 20 and 27, $140

* SBA 8 A Application Process, 9 a.m. to noon, April 7, $35

* Smart Marketing for Small Business, 1 to 4 p.m., April 8, $35

* Protect Your Corporation or LLC, 9 a.m. to noon, April 16, $35

* Basics of Business Bookkeeping, 9 a.m. to noon, April 22, $35

* Financial Reports, 9 a.m. to noon, April 29, $35