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Academy holding military retiree appreciation day

The U.S. Air Force Academy is hosting its annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day and Information Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 12 in the Arnold Hall ballroom.

The event is for all Department of Defense military retirees and their families. Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard D. Murray, president of the Association for Uniformed Services, will be the keynote speaker and provide information about legislation affecting the military retiree community.

Parking will be at the Cadet Field House. Shuttle service will be available to Arnold Hall.

CDOT to present proposal for Powers Boulevard

The Colorado Department of Transportation will present the recommended alternative and update the community on the status of the Powers Boulevard Environmental Assessment at two public open houses later this month.

The first open house is from 4 to 7 p.m. May 25 at the Radisson Inn & Suites Colorado Springs Airport, 1645 N. Newport Road. The second open house is from 4 to 7 p.m. May 27 at Friendship Assembly of God, 3685 Bloomington. The same information will be presented at both open houses.

CDOT, along with the Federal Highway Administration, is conducting an environmental assessment of Powers Boulevard from Woodmen Road to Interstate 25 at State Highway 16 to evaluate roadway alternatives that will reduce congestion projected for 2025.

Project information also is available at the Powers Community Center, 953 N. Powers Blvd. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.

CIAP hosting search engine panel discussion

The Colorado Association of Internet Professionals is hosting a panel discussing focusing on search engine issues, and changes and positioning strategies from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 25 at the East branch of the Pikes Peak Library, 5550 N. Union.

Topics will include being found on the Web, increasing your return on investment, determining what works best for search engine rankings and reviewing what has changed. A panel of e-marketers will discuss the latest techniques, tips and best practices.

There is no cost to CIAP members who RSVP. The cost for non-members and members who do not RSVP is $10. The cost for students is $3.

For information or to RSVP visit http://www.csaip.org/events.asp.

Kidney Foundation hosting national golf tournament

The inaugural Colorado Springs Kidney Foundation Golf Tournament is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. June 11 at Kissing Camels Golf Club, 4500 Kissing Camels Drive.

The event is a fund raiser for the foundation’s programs of direct patient services, public health education and research into the causes and improved treatments of kidney and urologic disease.

The tournament is part of the Cadillac Invitational National Qualifying Event. Each four-player team must have a minimum combined USGA Handicap Index of 43 to qualify for the National Tournament, and no more than one player per team may have a Handicap Index of 8 or less.

Each member of the first-place foursome will be eligible to compete in the National Finals in January at Pebble Beach.

To register, call Vicki Vinterrella at (800) 263-4005, ext. 16, Jay Belote at (719) 227-1499 or Dr. Dave Huffman at (719) 471-9562, or visit www.kidneycimw.com.

Rich Designs hosting open house, plein aire art show

Rich Designs Home and The Gallery at Rich Designs is hosting a gallery show and open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 12.

The gallery will feature 14 plein aire artists. In addition to showing their current work, the artists will be painting in and around the gallery so visitors may view them in action.

The show ill feature Lee Cable, George Hart, Michael Gault, Nancy Moeglein, Ken Shanka, Harold Diest, Kazuko Stern, David Mayer, Chuck Mardosz, C.J. Caldwell, Ken Valastro, Richard Dahlquist, Dan Schultz and Kay Jeansonne.

A preview of the artists’ style and works is available online at www.richdesignsgallery.com.