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ABWA Golf Classic slated for Fort Carson

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association is hosting its 2004 Golf Classic on May 7 at the Fort Carson Golf Club.

The event is open to men and women golfers.

The registration fee is $85 and includes green fee, cart, goodie bag, dinner and awards ceremony, two door prize tickets and two mulligan coupons. Corporate foursomes are available for $450 and include hole signage and GPS logo display for one hole.

For information or to register, call Lecia Brilliant at 440-9213.

Jr. League Golf Classic slated for Broadmoor East

The Junior League of Colorado Springs is hosting its 8th Annual Top of the Hill Golf Classic April 30 at the Broadmoor East course.

The registration fee is $225 per person and includes a welcome gift, range balls, green fee, cart, amenities, one raffle ticket and admission to the TEE Party, which features hor d’oevures, an awards ceremony, silent auction and raffle.

Tickets for the TEE Party only are $35.

For information, call 632-3855.

Dress for Success hosting fashion fund raiser

Dress for Success of Colorado Springs is hosting Fashion to the Rescue!, a fashion show fund raiser at 7 p.m. May 7 at the Wyndam Hotel.

Tickets for the event are $45 and include appetizers and one drink. In addition to the fashion show, there will be a silent auction and dancing.

DFSCS provides interview suits and business attire to underprivileged women who are seeking to re-enter the work force and career development programs to assit them in retaining that job and achieving their long-term goals.

Library hosting workshop based on best-selling book

The Pikes Peak Library East is hosting a free workshop based on David Back’s best-selling book “Smart Women Finish Rich” from 10 a.m. to noon May 1.

The workshop will outline a seven-step roadmap for taking control of your financial future. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

Call 268-6696 to reserve a seat.

Customer service association hosting annual convention

The Colorado Springs Customer Service Association is hosting its annual convention from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut.

The cost, before May 7, is $50 for members and $70 for non-members. Non-members can join the association and attend the convention for $90. After May 7, the cost increases to $70, $90 and $110 respectively.

To register, call Pam Richardson at the Better Business Bureau at 636-5076, ext. 105.

Groups host forum on children, family issues

The League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region and the Junior League of Colorado Springs are hosting a legislative forum focusing on children and family issues at 9:30 a.m. May 8 at the offices of the Pikes Peak United Way, 518 N. Nevada.

Local legislators will provide an update on progress on important issues affecting children and families in this year’s Colorado legislative session. Among the legislators who will be participating in the forum are Sen. Andy McElhaney and Rep. Michael Merrifield. Each participating legislator will be given time to present, and there will be time for questions. A continental breakfast will be served.

Seniors encouraged to attend fraud conference

The sixth annual Seniors Against Fraud and Exploitation Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24 at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Colorado Springs. This free community event is designed to educate seniors, family members and caregivers about preventing fraud specifically targeted at older adults.

This year’s conference will address elderly abuse, vehicle purchase protection, identity theft, wills and trusts, bank fraud, computer crimes, phone fraud, senior emergency techniques and local resources. Representatives from AARP ElderWatch, the District Attorney’s Office, the Auto Industry Division and the Colorado Springs Police Department will discuss senior issues. The conference is free and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required by June 18. Call 385-5933.

The SAFE Conference is a program coordinated by the Seniors Against Fraud and Exploitation, a committee of the Senior Resource Council and is sponsored by El Pomar and the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging.