On the Horizon – 5/19/2006

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Ent Federal Credit Union hosting seminars

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

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.com 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.

Public relations society hosting monthly meeting

The Public Relations Society of America is holding its monthly meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25 at the Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle, Room 129.

R.A. Burrell of Infront WebWorks will discuss public relations and the technology wave.

The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

RSVP by 5 p.m. May 22 to Cara Housman at chousman@praco.com or 473-0704.

Colorado Springs Chorale holding auditions

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.

SCORE offering workshops for military personnel

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 – Aug. 8 and Nov. 14

Peterson AFB – Aug. 2 and Nov. 1

Schriever AFB – May 23, Aug. 29 and Nov. 7

Start Your Own Business SCORE workshops for 2006

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.

  • 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.

GLCI hosting range school

The Colorado Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Committee, in conjunction with the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, is sponsoring a rangeland school June 15-16 at the Hub City Senior Center in Limon.

Topics to be covered include ecological sites, plant growth, response to grazing, prescribed grazing management, production versus profit, animal behavior, facility design and monitoring.

The registration fee is $30 if paid by June 1, and $40 thereafter. Checks should be made payable to the Kiowa County Extension Office and sent to P.O. Box 97, Eads, CO 81036.

For more information, call Bruce Fickenscher at 438-5321.