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Jackson Hewitt sponsoring book drive for troops

Jackson Hewitt offices are showing their support for the military by launching a nationwide book drive.

New and used book donations will be accepted through April 15. The books will then be collected by the Army National Guard and shipped overseas to deployed troops.

To find the Jackson Hewitt office nearest you, call (800) 234-1040.

Silver Key Senior Services hosting annual book fair

Silver Key Senior Services’ annual book fair is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23 at the organization’s offices at 2250 Bott Ave.

The cost of the fair is free. Early bird tickets, which allow shopping from 8 to 9 a.m. April 22, are $5

Silver Key also is hosting a wine and cheese reception to kick off the book fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 21 at its offices. The cost of the reception is $25 per person.

For more information, call 632-1521.

Goodwill to honor businesses, individuals at annual dinner

Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs will honor 15 businesses and six individuals at its annual dinner on April 12 at The Broadmoor Hotel’s International Center.

Tickets are $39 per person or $390 for a table of 10. No-host cocktails begin at 6 p.m., followed by a three-course dinner at 7.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 785-9200.

Tri-Lakes Women’s Club hosting antiques show, sale

The Tri-Lakes Women’s Club is hosting the 29th Annual Pine Forest Antiques Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 16 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 at Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument.

Antiques from more than 60 dealers will be featured, along with a homemade bake sale. Over the last 29 years, the club has donated more than $415,000 to District 38 schools, fire and police departments, senior citizen groups and other nonprofit organizations.

For more information, log on to www.tlwc.net.

Colorado Lending Source hosting SBA 504 Loan Program update

Colorado Lending Source is hosting a free Small Business Administration 504 Loan Program update from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 14 at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 324 Beckers Lane.

The class will focus on changes and improvements to the 504 Loan Program, including moving quickly from loan approval to funding and secondary market opportunities for 504 bank lenders.

For more information or to RSVP, call (303) 657-0010 or e-mail china@Colorado LendingSource.org.

UCCS hosting Unstoppable Women Luncheon

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs’ Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment is hosting its inaugural Unstoppable Women Luncheon on April 15 to honor the 2005 graduates.

The scholarships provided by the endowment allow non-traditional women (ages 25 and older) to attend college for the first time or return to college after an extended absence. The endowment was established in 1997 and has graduated 47 students, seven of whom also received graduate degrees. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA and prove financial need. Each student receives $1,500 per year. Currently there are 13 students receiving the scholarship and mentoring.

Individual tickets are $50 and tables of 10 are $500. Reservations can be made by contacting Jaime Garcia at 262-3676 or Jaime.Garcia@cufund.org.

USAFA sixth concert in recital series on tap

The United States Air Force Academy Band is presenting the sixth concert in this season’s Chamber Recital Series at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at Colorado College’s Packard Hall, at the corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade.

The concert will feature Master Sgt. Sandra Tiemens, flute, and Tech. Sgt. Sarah Stewart, bassoon.

The recital is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

ASIS hosting technology,security seminar

The Pikes Peak Chapter of American Society for Industrial Security is hosting its first security seminar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12 at the LeBaron Hotel.

The event will include “Technology and Systems” and Managing Security Programs” programs. The cost of the seminar is $25 for ASIS members and $35 for non-members.

For more information contact Earl Truncer at 332-4976 or earl_truncer@irco.com.

Workforce Center hosting ‘future’ presentation

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is hosting a presentation to the community from 8 to 11 a.m. April 27 at the Doubletree World Arena Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., about preparations for the 21st century economy and wealth creation through work force development.

The speaker is Ed Barlow, president of Creating the Future Inc. He has held executive positions in health care, business, higher education and a Washington, D.C.-based management consulting firm.

For more information, visit www.cratingthefuture.com.