On the Horizon – 2/3/2006

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Ent hosting monthly seminars

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following seminars in February:

Planning for the Future: Trusts, Investments and Insurance – 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 9, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6095.

Getting Your Affairs in Order: Wills and Other Important Documents Everyone Needs – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6095.

First-Time Home Buyers – 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 25, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6998.

Training, development society hosting luncheon

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Society of Training & Development is hosting a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 7290 Commercial Center Drive.

Laura Benjamin and Kevin Kerns will discuss ways to build and expand your business, whether you have an internal or external consultant role.

The cost is $17 for members and $22 for guests. For more information, call 457-0015 or e-mail astdppc@ctcm-acr.com.

Chorale hosting annual Chefs’ Gala

The Colorado Springs Chorale is hosting its 21st annual Chefs’ Gala, a competition among local chefs in the categories of appetizers, entrees and desserts, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Broadmoor International Center.

The event includes a silent auction and live entertainment featuring the chorale’s 12-person pops ensemble, Mosaic and the Teske Jazz Quartet.

Restaurants, caterers and chefs participating include Heidi Cottrill of Amuse Gourmet Inc., Gene Kalesti of the Antlers Grille, K.T. Trombley of Bella Panini, Derek DeVries Howard of Black Tie Gourmet Deli & Catering, James Davis of The Blue Star, Rebecca Christensen of Blue Vervain, Lawrence A. Johnson of Briarhurst Manor, Vito Iacobbo of Charles Court at the Broadmoor, Michael Wood of Cheyenne Mountain Country Club, Bill Poulin of Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Doug Blazavich and Scott Savage of The Cliffhouse at Pikes Peak, Jackie Williams of Cunningham’s Catering and Supper Club, Brandon Martin of The Famous, Andrew Darrigan of The Food Designers Fine Catering, Mark Clements of Gratzi at the Wyndham, Nita Faust of The Herb Garden Bistro, Ivan Sisneros of Liberty Heights Retirement Resort, Eric Viedt of The Margarita at Pine Creek, Steve and Kay Carlson of The Melting Pot, Otho Spencer of Otho’s Gourmet 80906 Café, Camron Welch of Sonterra Grill, Tajinder Dhillon of Taste of India, David Platzer of Tavern at The Broadmoor, Mickey Harden of Tavern at The Broadmoor and BB Bean Coffee Roasters.

Tickets are $90 each or $810 for a table of 10. For more information, visit www.cschorale.org or call 634-3737.

Inventors’ association holding monthly meeting

The Rocky Mountain Inventors’ Association is hosting its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the East Library, Conference Room II, 55 N. Union Blvd.

Contact Dr. Harold Wilcox at 222-5460 for more information.

State offering wage withholding class

The Department of Revenue is offering a free training seminar about wage withholding tax from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, in Lakewood.

The seminar will include information about federal and state wage withholding regulations, forms instruction, Department of Labor requirements and 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. For more information, visit www.TaxColorado.com.

Landlords, investors hosting monthly meeting

The Pikes Peak Landlords & Investors Group will have its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock.

For more information, call Terry Mikesell at 593-8788.

Nonprofit center hosting workshops

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is hosting two workshops geared for the nonprofit newcomer and those wanting a basic refresher Feb. 23 at the Penrose House.

“Creating Your Message: The Case for Support” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, and “Effective Grant Writing” is scheduled from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $45 for each session.

In addition, as part of the center’s mini-MBA series, an all-day workshop focusing on nonprofit financial management is scheduled Feb. 15. The cost is $100.

For more information, call 575-4341.

Workforce center hosting summer hiring event

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is seeking employers who understand the impending worker shortage and are willing to hire and train their future work force.

Local businesses that need summer help and are willing to hire and train young workers are encouraged to attend the center’s Youth Summer Opportunity Fair noon to 4 p.m. March 8 at the Doubletree World Arena. The event is part of the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt.

There is no charge for booth space, but availability is limited. Call 667-3833 for reservations.

For more information, visit www.ppwfc.org.