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Libraries offering retirement planning, investment program

A program about financial issues facing retirees is scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 3 at the Rockrimmon Branch Library, 832 Village Center Drive.

Topics of discussion include money management before retirement, stand of living during retirement, Social Security, taxes, insurance, when to sell your house and savings bonds.

A program about investment tools available at the library is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 5 at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Information will be available about how to follow company or mutual fund performance using Value Line and Morningstar, subscription databases on the library’s Web site, and other Internet sites.

For information, call 531-6333, ext. 2308

Both programs are free.

Sunnyrest hosting benefit art show

Sunnyrest Health Care Center and Cottonwood Artists’ School are hosting the inaugural Artists for Elders Art Show to benefit the center and its residents.

The show, which will be juried by Chuck Mardosz, is scheduled for Aug. 27-29 at Sunnyrest, 2400 E. Cache La Poudre St., and Sep. 10-27 at Cottonwood, 25 Cimino Drive.

Entries are $15 for up to three works of art; 25 percent of sales will be donated to the center.

For information or entry forms, call Sunnyrest at 471-8700, ext. 61 or Cottonwood at 520-1899.

UCCS event to feature Matalin and Carville

Mary Matalin, former assistant to President George W. Bush, and political consultant turned television pundit James Carville will headline an Aug. 22 fundraising event for student scholarships at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Matalin and Carville will deliver the keynote address at the third annual community lecture series to benefit the university’s Reach Your Peak Scholarship Fund. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Broadmoor Hotel International Center. Tickets are $250 and include dinner. Corporate tables and sponsorships are available.

Carville, co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire,” and Matalin will discuss current political issues with an emphasis on the presidential. The couple are co-authors of the national best-seller, “All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President.”

Proceeds from the lecture are donated to the Reach Your Peak Scholarship fund. This fund provides need- and merit-based scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students at the university. About half of the university’s 7,600 students receive some form of student financial aid.

Previous speakers included former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani and former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Robert Dole.

Call 262-3357 for information.

Airport art exhibit under way

The 2004 Third Quarter Art Exhibit is on display at the Colorado Springs Airport through Sep. 30.

The exhibit features Balloon Classic 2003 Photography Contest winning entries, works by painter Janet Brugos, sculptor Ruth Burink, fabric artist Brenda Cameron, photographer Lucas Cichon, painter Sherry Rogers and youth art by Imagination Celebration.

For information about the exhibit, contact Joan Bryant at 550-1917 or jbryant@springsgov.com.

Inventors group holding roundtable meeting

The Southern Colorado Inventors will have its informal roundtable meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Howard’s Pit BBQ, 3350 N. Chestnut.

The public is invited, and there is no charge for admission. For information, call Dale Halling at (719) 447-1990.