Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following seminars this month:
Give Yourself Credit: Preparing for Your First Loan, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 4, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6095.
Online Banking at Ent: The Basics and More, 6 to 7:30 p.m., May 9, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6095.
Great Wheels, Smart Deals … Buying and Financing the Car You Want, 6 to 7:30 p.m., May 16, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6095.
First-Time Home Buyers, 10 a.m. to noon, May 20, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6998.
Reverse Mortgages, 10 a.m. to noon, May 23, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6998.
Building a Home: Help from the Ground Up, 6:30 to 8 p.m., May 23, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.comm or call 550-6998.
What’s New in Mortgage Lending, 6:30 to 8 p.m., May 24, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6998.
Home Buying Tips from the Pros, 6:30 to 8 p.m., May 25, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6998.
Fort Carson is inviting the public to learn about environmental restoration projects on post at the quarterly meeting of the Restoration Advisory Board at 6:30 p.m. May 11 at Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center, Building 7300 off Wood Fill Road.
For more information about the meeting or to find out about access to Fort Carson, call 526-8001.
REI and the Catamount Institute are hosting a geocaching clinic and outing next month.
The two-part workshop begins from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 11 at REI, 1376 E. Woodmen Road and continues with a wilderness outing from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13 at the Catamount Institute mountain campus, 3168 Country Road 28, Woodland Park.
Instruction will include GPS setup, capturing waypoints, working with coordinates and waypoint navigation.
The registration fee is $20 for institute and REI members and $25 for non-members. The registration deadline is May 8.
For more information, or to register, call 471-0910, ext. 105, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Colorado Association of Internet Professionals is hosting a meeting, “Why Doesn’t My Web Site Work?” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 16 at the Air Services Museum, 425 E. Fillmore St.
Information will be available about demystifying the Internet and maximizing Web site performance. The presenter will be Bob Shinn, founder of Dublin Blue.
The meeting is free for association members, $10 for non-members and $3 for students. For more information, or to RSVP, call David Ashley at 638-9925 or visit www.csaip.org.
SCORE, Service Corps of Retired Executives, has announced the schedule for its free workshop, “Should You Start Your Own Business,” for the first half of 2006. All workshops are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and registration is not necessary.
May 16: East Library, Community Room
June 6: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room
June 27: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room
The workshop will include information about how to access and evaluate your business ideas, how to assess your risks and management skills while setting realistic expectations, funding realities for a start up, marketing considerations – such as demand, customers and competition, the business plan – describing your business, the marketing plan, the financial plan and why you need one, and how SCORE counselors can help with the process.
For more information, call the SCORE office at 636-3074.
The Colorado Springs Chorale will hold auditions by appointment from 6:30 to 10 p.m. May 23 at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave.
The season includes Beethoven “Missa solemnis” and “Christmas Classics and Carols” with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic; a Christmas “Deck the Hall” pops concerts; a Great Choral Works production highlighting the best of the chorale’s 50 years of performances and an appearance with the Air Force Academy Band.
For more information, call 634-3737.
The Colorado Springs SCORE chapter is offering “Starting a Small Business” workshops for members of the military.
The four-hour course is designed to answer the basic questions for people leaving the service and starting a small business.
The presentation includes discussions about the advantages and disadvantages of starting from scratch, purchasing a franchise or buying an existing business. While the information is an important first step, it does not replace the need to seek legal and accounting advice for concerns unique to an individual business.
Registration is done through the Family Support Center at each base or post. The cost is $15 per participant. Additional information is available by calling the SCORE office at 636-3074.
Programs are scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon at the following locations:
Fort Carson – May 9, Aug. 8 and Nov. 14
Peterson Air Force Base – Aug. 2 and Nov. 1
Schriever Air Force Base – May 23, Aug. 29 and Nov. 7
The University of Phoenix is hosting the 2006 Southern Colorado Career Advancement Opportunity Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 at 5725 Mark Dabling Blvd.
Job candidates will have the opportunity to interview employers and employers will “pitch” to candidates why they should work for their companies.
For more information, call Anthony Garnica at 235-4027 or visit www.phoenix.edu/colorado.