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Ent Federal offering title, home buying seminars

Ent Federal Credit Union is offering the following seminars in November and December at its offices at 4545 Galley Road:

Nov. 9 – Title it Right! Asset Ownership in Estate Planning, Members Trust Co., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call 550-6096 for reservations.

Nov. 13 – First-Time Home Buyers, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 550-6998 for reservations.

Dec. 11 – First-Time Home Buyers, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 550-6998 for reservations.

All seminars are free.

Free training available to eligible small businesses

Eligible Colorado small business owners are invited to attend a five day executive training seminar Nov. 15-19 in Aurora about how small firms can do business with the federal government.

Eligible participants include SBA 8(a) certified firms, small and disadvantaged businesses, businesses located in federal HubZones and firms owned by low-income individuals.

Topics to be covered include managing the business development process, strategic planning, how to contact the federal government, basic accounting and loan packaging.

The training is free to eligible participants. To apply, call the Alabama A&M Research Institute at (256) 372-5685. Space is limited to the first 100 participants. For information, log on to www.aamuri.aamu.edu.

Child Nursery Center hosting Gingerbread & Jazz gala

Child Nursery Center’s 10th annual Gingerbread & Jazz gala and fundraiser is scheduled for Nov. 13 at the Historic Day Nursery.

The event raises money for the educational programs of the Child Nursery Centers. For more than 100 years the nonprofit organization has been providing comprehensive early care services to children of working families in the Pikes Peak region.

The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $75 per person. For information, call 632-1754, ext. 23

Workforce Center CCHP hosting allied health seminar

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center and the Community Collaboration of Healthcare Providers and Educators are holding an Annual Partnering for Allied Excellence seminar on Nov. 12 in conjunction with Allied Health Professions Week.

The seminar, which is from 8 a.m. to noon at the El Paso County Health Department Auditorium, 301 S. Union Blvd., is targeted at medical assistants, medical administrative assistants, X-ray technicians, emergency medical technicians, medical lab technicians, surgery technicians, pharmacy technicians and other non-nursing health care workers.

Seminar topics include education in allied health now and in the future, the relationship between poor performance and medical errors when staff stressors are ignored the “face of the office” and good “bedside manner,” conflict resolution and how the allied health field will change during the next 20 years.

Seating is limited. For reservations, call 667-3714.

AFA band presents second Chamber Recital Series

The U.S. Air Force Academy Band has scheduled the second concert of this year’s Chamber Recital Series for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Packard hall on the campus of Colorado College, at the corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade.

The concert will feature Master Sgt. Bill Applegate, guitar, and Tech. Sgt. Nancy Poffenbarger, soprano.

The concert is free and open to the public, and tickets are not required.

Junior League hosting

annual Wale of a Sale

The Junior League of Colorado Springs is hosting its annual Whale of a Sale (formerly known as Trash ‘n’ Treasure) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St.

The sale is a community affair that brings new or lightly used merchandise to the public at a great price. Merchandise includes clothing, furniture, housewares, children’s items and more.

All profits from the sale are used for community programs that benefit children and families.

Admission is $5 for anyone 16 or older. Children younger than 16 are admitted free of charge. For information, contact Jennifer Clarke at jlcs_whaleofasale@yahoo.com

Inventors holding informal roundtable meeting

The Southern Colorado Inventors will have an informal roundtable meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Howard’s BBQ, 3350 N. Chestnut. The public is invited and there is no charge for admission.

For information, call Dale Halling at 447-1990.