Conservatory, chamber orchestra present ‘Amahl’
The Colorado Springs Conservatory and The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs are presenting free performances of “Amahl & the Nigh Visitors” by Gian Carlo Menotti, a one-act holiday opera in English, under the direction of Maestro Thomas Wilson.
All performances are free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary and there is no reserved seating at any of the venues.
Performances are scheduled for 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at Palmer High School; noon Dec. 5 at Falcon-Sand Creek High School; 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at Fort Carson-McMahon Theater; noon Dec. 12 at Pine Creek High School; 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at Woodland Park-Cultural Center; and noon Dec. 19 at UCCS Bon Vivant.
The story of the opera is about Amahl, a young, crippled boy who lives alone with his mother. One night three kings, stop to rest at their humble home. The kings, who have great gifts, are following a star where they believe a very special “child” is born. Amahl would like very much to go with them but realizes that his physical limitations will not allow that. He summons his village friends who all deliver modest gifts for the child. Determined that he too will join the kings on their journey, Amahl is amazed as he is seemingly healed and can suddenly walk. All see this as a sign from the “child” and they leave to complete the journey.
Library offering programs on business, investing
The Pikes Peak Library District is offering the following programs about business and investing:
Minding Your Business, 8:30 a.m. Nov. 30 at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. The program offers information about business resources available at the library during a free tour before the library opens.
Investment Tools @ your library, 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2 at the Penrose Public Library. The program offers information about how to research company information and 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 about either program, call 531-6333, ext. 2308.
Military engineers society hosting training conference
The Denver, Pikes Peak and San Diego posts of the Society of American Military Engineers are co-hosting a conference about “Reaching New Peaks of Engineering Excellence” March 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.
The goal of the conference is to bring together small and large businesses with public and uniformed services engineers to promote education, create networking possibilities and announce engineering opportunities where public and private sector engineers and related professionals can work together in support of national security.
Log on to www.samermsw.org for registration and exhibitor information.
Colorado College having arts and crafts sale
Colorado College is having an arts and crafts sale from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 at the Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.
Artwork will be available for purchase from individual artists. Cash and checks are welcome, and some artists may be prepared to accept charge or debit cards.