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Arts Council presenting performance, artist awards

The Pikes Peak Arts Council is hosting the Peak Area Performances and Artists Awards at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.

The awards were conceived in 2001 as a way to honor the arts in the Pikes Peak Region and heighten awareness of the thriving local art scene among the general public. Awards will be presented for classical music, visual art show and artist, theatre, popular music, poetry and choreography.

The cost is $20. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Center Box Office or by calling 634-5583.

Ent Federal Credit Union hosting seminars

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following seminars this month:

First-Time Home Buyers, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Fountain Valley Fire Department. Call 382-3190 to register.

Building a Home: Help from the Ground Up, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 24. Call 550-6998 for reservations.

Planning for the Future with Trusts and Investments, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Call 550-6095 for reservations.

Alternative Investment Strategies for Today’s Market, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Call 550-6096 for reservations.

Catamount Institute hosting photo workshop, safari

The Catamount Institute is hosting the “Autumn Nature Photography Workshop and Photo Safari” from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 1.

Professional photographer and teacher Kevin Snyder will teach attendees how to take nature images, including the basics of digital and film photography, photographic composition, lighting and exposure.

The cost for the workshop and safari is $55 for institute members and $75 for non-members. Reservations are required by Sept. 23. Call 417-0910, ext. 105 or programs@catamountinstitute.org.

Junior League hosting fifth annual Fall Fling

The Junior League of Colorado Springs is having its fifth annual Fall Fling from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 15 at The Warehouse Restaurant.

“Get Down, Downtown” will be an evening of cocktails, food, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit the Junior League’s signature project, CARE Fair, as well as other community projects for children and families.

Regular tickets are $50. Patron tickets are $100. Add-on wine tasting tickets are $20 each, and include a wine and beer tasting with dinner.

Tickets are available in advance at the league office, 2914 Beacon St., or online at www.fallfling.net. For more information, call 532-3855.

PR associations hosting media ethics panel

Public relations professionals and business communicators can learn about ethics codes the media work with during a program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle, Room 110-111.

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, the Southern Colorado Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Colorado School Public Relations Association are presenting a panel of experts from the media, legal and academic communities who will discuss ethical media reporting.

The cost is $15 for member and $20 for non-members. RSVP to Kevin Hunter at 473-0704 or ken@praco.com by 5 p.m. Sept. 15.

UCCS hosting professional, grad school fair

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is hosting its inaugural Graduate and Professional School Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 in the University Center gymnasium and atrium.

The fair is designed to give prospective graduate students the opportunity to explore a variety of options for continuing their education.

Participating schools include Adams State College, Alamosa; Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Bastyr University, Bothell, Wash.; Chapman University Law School, Orange, Calif.; Colorado College; Jones International University, Centennial; New Mexico State University; Texas Chiropractic College, Pasadena; the University of Colorado at Boulder; the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; the University of North Colorado and the University of Wyoming College of Law, Laramie.

The fair is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the visitor parking lot for $1.50 per hour.

For more information, visit web.uccs.edu/careercenter or call Jennifer Hane at 262-3072.

Junior League hosting membership info. nights

The Junior League of Colorado Springs is hosting a membership information night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21 at 2914 Beacon St., off Filmore.

Membership is open to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in volunteerism.

The Junior League has been working in Colorado Springs for 80 years. The group develops new organizations and holds events that address community needs, including Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, CASA, CourtCare, Safe Kids, Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Literacy Center and CARE Fair.

To RSVP, or for more information, call 632-3855 or e-mail jlcos@qwest.net.

LeaderBoard hosting luncheon at Biaggi’s

LeaderBoard is hosting a luncheon at noon Sept. 20 at Biaggi’s at the Shops at Briargate.

The featured speaker will be Jerry B. Jenkins, who is the author of more than 150 books, including the “Left Behind” series.

The cost is $15. For more information, visit www.leaderboard.org.

DOR offering sales tax, wage withholding classes

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free training seminar about state sales tax issues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 7 and Oct. 21 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, Lakewood.

The seminar will include information a general review of all forms related to sales tax collection and remittance. Participants will learn about:

  • Sales tax licenses
  • How to collect sales tax
  • Distinguishing sales and use tax
  • Available electronic services

Training materials are provided and registration is not required. For more information, visit www.taxcolorado.com.

A seminar about wage withholding is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at the same location.

The course, which is being presented in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, features the following topics:

  • Federal and Colorado wage withholding regulations
  • Forms instruction
  • Department of Labor requirements
  • Unemployment insurance issues

Training materials are provided and continuing professional education credits are available. Space is limited and reservations are required via e-mail.

Send full name, date of session, e-mail address and phone number to taxtraining@spike.dor.state.co.us.

D11 hosting community business classes

School District 11 is hosting the following community business classes. All classes are held in District 11 facilities and require paid pre-registration. Call 520-2384 or visit www.d11.org/communityed.

Components of a Successful Web Site, two sessions, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct 3 and 5. Learn how to choose a domain name, a Web developer or designer and a Web hosting company. Understand how to plan your site so that it reflects the goals, look and features that are important to you. A certified Web master will teach you how to create your copy so that search engines locate your site. You will gain skills that enable you to maintain your site. The cost of the class is $24, and $5 for the instructor for materials.

Entrepreneurship at Home, four sessions 6:30 to 9 p.m., October 13, 20 and Nov. 3, 10. Starting and running a business from your home office can be done. You will learn how to take your vision and adapt it to the basic requirements of a home business setting. Bookkeeping, record keeping, equipment needed, marketing and preparing the outline for a business plan will be covered. The cost is $45, and $5 for the instructor for materials.

Importing – Essential Steps to Success, six sessions, 6:30 to 8 p.m. October 4, 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1, 8. Analyze aspects of the international trade business in this beginning level course. Topics include transportation, carriers, shipping terms, commodity classifications, working with other government agencies, fees, record retention and more. The cost is $53.

Managing Rental Property, one session, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13. Avoid headaches, hassles and lawsuits by learning how to manage your rental property professionally. Learn about advertising, tenant screening, discrimination, showing vacancies and essential lease clauses. Receive information about crime prevention, security issues, deposits, handling evictions, premises liability, record keeping and more. This course can be used for real estate continuing education credit if the registrar is told in advance that you need a certificate. The cost is $36, and $10 for material.

Income tax for CPAs, agents, practitioners

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free update seminar for certified public accountants, enrolled agents and tax practitioners from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 25, and Nov. 1, 22, 29 and 30 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, Lakewood; Oct. 17 and Nov. 21 at 4420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs; and Nov. 14 at 310 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo.

The seminar provides income tax information about new state tax laws, what to expect on the 2005 income tax forms, policies and processes. The information is tailored specifically to the needs of accountants and tax practitioners and continuing professional education credits are available.

Topics will include legislative updates, delinquency management, document processing and available electronic services

Training materials will be provided, but space is limited.

Send full name, date and location of session, e-mail address and phone number to taxtraining@spike.dor.state.co.us.

For more information, visit www.TaxColorado.com

Tri-Lakes Women’s Club hosting wine tasting

The Tri-Lakes Women’s Club is hosting Wine and Roses IV, “An Event to Attend,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Pinecrest Event Center in Palmer Lake.

The event will include wines from around the world, food samplings and a silent auction. Celebrity wine servers from the Colorado Springs and Denver media will serve guests.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and may be ordered by mailing payment to TLWC, Attn: Wine & Roses IV, P.O. Box 669, Monument, CO 80132.

For more information, visit www.tlwc.net or call 351-1437.