The Pikes Peak Community Action Agency is hosting its inaugural Groovin’ in the Garden Smooth Jazz Concert and BBQ from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at Hillside Gardens & Nursery, 1006 S. Institute.
The concert features contemporary jazz artists Chieli Minucci and Special EFX, with special guest Nelson Rangell. Also performing is TruGruv, with Tony Exum Jr.
PPCAA’s mission is to increase the capacity of low-income individuals and families to be self-sufficient.
For ticket information, call Denise Wisdom or Andrea Williams at 471-7870 or e-mail email@example.com.
Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following free seminar:
Show Me the Money: Money Management for Teens, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.
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 – Nov. 14
Peterson AFB – Nov. 1
Schriever AFB – Aug. 29 and Nov. 7
The Pikes Peak Library District is offering the following business programs in September:
Minding Your Business, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 5 and 23 at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn about business resources available at the library during a free tour. Registration is not necessary. Call 389-8968 for more information.
Grantseeking for Nonprofit Organizations, 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 7 in the Gates Computer Lab at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn to identify foundation and corporate giving programs using free online databases, including the Foundation Directory Online and the Colorado Grants Guide. Registration is required. Call 531-6333, ext. 2335 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identity Theft Awareness, 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Briargate Branch, 9475 Briar Village Point. The program will provide information about how identity theft happens, who is vulnerable and the potential consequences of those affected. Registration is not necessary. Call 260-6882 for more information.
Investment Tools at Your Library, 8:30 a.m., Sept. 14 and 30 at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn to research company information and follow company or mutual fund performance. Sources will include Value Line and Morningstar, subscription databases on the library’s Web site, and other Internet sites. Call 389-8968 for more information.
The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is hosting a public meeting about improving the transportation system from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the East Library on North Union.
For more information, visit www.ppacg.org.
The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free training seminar about state sales tax issues from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at 4420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.
The class will include information about sales tax licenses, trade names, how to collect sales tax, distinguishing sales and use tax, and available electronic services.
Training materials will be provided and pre-registration is not necessary.
For more information about this or other seminars hosted by the Department of Revenue, visit www.TaxColorado.com.
Leadership Pikes Peak is hosting its Experience the Springs class on Sept 27 and 28.
Participants will learn about the local arts scene, the pubic education system, Colorado Springs history, the inner workings of local government, the state of the regional economy and the challenges faced by human services agencies. The program will include tours of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Pioneer’s Museum, City Hall, the Salvation Army New Hope Center and the Carnegie Library.
The cost of the program is $250, and the registration deadline is Sept. 20.
To receive a brochure or to register, call 632-2618 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Colorado Springs his hosting its Summer Extravaganza from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Sheraton Hotel.
The event will include a fashion show, casino games and dancing. The cost is $65 for individuals, $100 for couples and $550 for parties of 10.
For tickets, call 559-9300 or 460-1432.