Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following seminars in September:
First-Time Home Buyers, 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 23, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6998.
Creating a Living Legacy, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 28, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.
The Colorado State University Cooperative Extension is holding introductory meetings for the Colorado Master Gardner Program from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 4 at the CSU Cooperative Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd.
The 15-week training program is designed to provide the public with information about fostering a successful home garden in the Colorado region.
Participants are required to attend one of the introductory meetings.
Reservations can be made by calling Linda Smith at 636-8923.
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Colorado Springs is 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.
The Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs is hosting a free workshop about how to repair a stone or masonry wall from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept 30 at The Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron St.
The event is being co-sponsored by Murphy Constructors.
For reservations, call Pat Doyle at 473-8108 by Sept. 26.
The Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management is offering a free two-day Citizen Emergency Response Training class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Fire Department Complex, 375 Printers Parkway.
Residents must know how to be self-sufficient during the 72 hours immediately following a disaster, whether natural or manmade.
The course provides training in disaster preparedness and response. Through classroom learning, hands-on training and a simulated disaster exercise, participants will lean how to help themselves, their families and their neighbors during and immediately following a disaster.
Topics covered include disaster preparedness, disaster medical assistance, light search and rescue, fire safety, terrorism and disaster psychology.
Registration forms are available at www.SpringsGov.com.
The Pikes Peak Library District is offering the following business program:
Investment Tools at Your Library, 8:30 a.m., Sept. 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 Colorado Department of Revenue is hosting a free training seminar about state sales tax issues at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at 4420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.
The 90-minute seminar will provide information about sales tax licenses, trade names, how to collect sales tax, distinguishing sales and use tax, and available electronic services.
No pre-registration is required.
For more information, visit www.TaxColorado.com.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Southern Colorado Chapter, is hosting a luncheon and panel discussion about the strategy needed to have a “winning” nonprofit organization from 11 to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Olympic Training Center.
Featured panelists include Dr. Michael De Marsche, president and CEO of the Fine Arts Center; Susan Edmondson, executive director of the Bee Vrandenburg Foundation; Michael Hannigan, executive director or the Pikes Peak Community Foundation; and Karla Raines, principal at Corona Research.
The cost is $35 for AFP members and $45 for non-members. Reservations can be made at www.blacktie-colorado.com.
The Junior League of Colorado Springs is hosting its annual Fall Fling at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 W. Rio Grand.
Proceeds from the event, which will include dining, a silent auction and entertainment, will support CARE Fair, the league’s free health fair for uninsured children.
Tickets are $50.
For more information, call 632-3855 or visit www.jlcsfallfling.org.
The 14th Annual Signature Chefs gala is scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Colorado Ballroom at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
The event is a fundraiser for the March of Dimes of Colorado Springs. Money raised will help promote research and programs for premature births.
In addition to food samplings from nearly two dozen area chefs, there will be a silent and live auction.
Individual tickets are $100; corporate tables are $1,500.
For more information, contact Ann Giambalvo at 439-2564 or Shannon Brinias at 649-8989.
The Colorado Department of Revenue, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, is hosting a free seminar about wage withholding tax from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at 1881 Pierce St. Room 110, Lakewood.
The seminar will provide information about federal and state wage withholding regulations, forms instruction, Department of Labor requirements and unemployment insurance.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Send full name, date of session, e-mail address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (303) 205-8299.
For more information, visit www.TaxColorado.com.
The Fourth Annual Artists’ Studio Tour and Sales is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 11 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 in Manitou Springs.
Ten studios will exhibit oil and watercolor paintings, bronze sculpture, drawings, prints, ceramics, knitting, stained and fused glass, photography, clay and fiber sculptures, mixed media and silver jewelry.
Artists include Maria Battista, Michael Baum, Petra Bigger, Kay Beaubien, Micheline Brierre, Jeannie Breeding, Lori DiPasquale, Carol Ettenger, Jeremiah Houck, Marc Jenesel, L. Brook Johnson, Deb Komitor, Kathryn A McMahon, Rob Morlan, Eric Murphy, Karen Pierce, Jane Roberts Shirley Semonchick and Mariya Zvonkovich.
For more information, visit www.pikespeakstudiotour.com