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Equestrian center hosting super race

The Penrose Equestrian Center is hosting a Rocky Mountain Super Race on April 30 through May 2.

Practice runs begin at 8 a.m. each day. Competition starts at noon April 30 and 11 a.m. May 1-2. There is no admission charge for spectators.

PPCC hosting multimedia graphic design show

Pikes Peak Community College is hosting a Multimedia Graphic Design’s Digital Art Show through April 27 at the Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

The event features digital media design and color, illustration, painting and photography using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXpress, Flash and Final Cut Pro.

Humane society’s Fur-r-r Ball scheduled for May 1

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region will have its 7th Annual Fur-r-r Ball on May 1 at the Sheraton Hotel on Circle Drive. The gala begins at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction. There also will be a pet parade, a three-course gourmet dinner, live auction and dancing. The theme is Paradise.

All proceeds benefit the group’s programs, including lost and found, adoptions, medical care fund, Petmobile, humane education and volunteer programs.

For reservations, call 473-1741, ext. 177.

Colorado College benefit concert on tap

Colorado College’s 20th Anniversary Pre-Season Benefit Concert is scheduled for 5 p.m. April 17 at Packard Hall.

The event will feature Bion Tsang, cello; Susan Grace, piano; and Michael Grace, piano music and paintings commentary. Tickets are $35.

For information or tickets, call Kendra Henry at 389-6098.

Lenders association offering predatory lending forum

The Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association is hosting a forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 14 at Security Title, 1277 Kelly Johnson Blvd., about how to avoid predatory lending scams and dealing with potential foreclosures.

The event is free.

Library district offering job-seekers workshop

The Pikes Peak Library District is offering a job seekers workshop from 10 a.m. to noon April 17 at the Monument Branch Library.

The workshop is free. Peggy Swager, author of “Surviving the 15-Second Resume Read,” will discuss different types of resumes and when to use them, where to find jobs, interview techniques and getting a job after college graduation.

For information, log onto http://ppld.org.

Customer service workshop being offered

The Colorado Springs Customer Service Association is offering a seminar entitled “How to Create a Wining Customer Service Model” from 8 to 10 a.m. April 22 at California Casualty, 1650 Telstar Drive.

Information will be available about how to develop a customer service philosophy and simple methods for converting good customer service into outstanding customer service.

The workshop is free for members and first-time guests and $10 for all participants not covered by dues.

Call Pam Richardson at 636-5076, ext 105, for reservations or e-mail her at pamr@coloradosprings.bbb.org.

SBIR/STTR workshop being offered by CITTI

The Colorado Institute for Technology Transfer and Implementation at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is offering a workshop covering key issues associated with Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 at the El Pomar Penrose House Conference Center.

The workshop will include an introduction to SBIR and STTR programs, finding/creating topics, forming teams and performing background research for proposals, worksheets on potential topis of interest, proposal and budget preparation, strategies for producing winning proposals, proposal submission process, review process and timeline, Phase I reporting strategies and Phase II submission rules.

Registration is $50 before April 15 and $75 afterward. For information, contact the institute at 262-3686 or citti@uccs.edu