On the Horizon – 9/29/2006

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City offering free emergency training class

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.

Resident 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 learn 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 by clicking Public Safety and following the link to the Office of Emergency management site. CERT is located under Training.

Library district offering business programs

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.

State hosting sales tax class

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.

Luncheon: nonprofit management techniques

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 a.m. 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 of 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.

UCCS hosting Fall Career Fair

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is hosting a Fall Career Fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 in the University Center Gymnasium.

Recruiters from 70 companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Intel, the Peace Corps and Northwestern Mutual Financial, will be available to answer questions, discuss job openings and present opportunities to attendees.

The event is open to the public and parking is available in the visitor lots for $1.50 per hour. After 4:30 p.m., free parking is available in Lots 3 and 4.

For more information, visit web.uccs.edu/careercenter.

Public invited to Land Development Code hearing

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners will consider the adoption of the revised Land Development Code on Oct. 12. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the third floor hearing room at the County Office Building, 27 E. Vermijo Ave.

The Land Development Code provides the zoning, subdivision and development regulations for the county, and complements the Engineering Criteria Manual.

The Final Hearing Draft of the code is available for review at www.elpasoco.com, the offices of the Development Services Department, 2880 International Circle, and the Board of County Commissioners, 27 E. Vermijo Ave.

To find out more about the revised Land Development Code, call Mark Gebhart at 520-6323 or visit www.elpasoco.com and click “current topics.”

Junior League hosting annual Fall Fling

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.

U.S.-India business forum on tap

The Colorado Springs Office of International Affairs and the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce are hosting a forum about the issues that small and medium-sized companies face when doing business with India at 8 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave.

The half-day event, which is being presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S.-India Business Council, will feature information about market access and compliance, intellectual property, distribution and trading rights.

The cost is $50 and includes lunch.

Reservations must be paid in advance and can be made at www.coloradospringschamber.org by clicking on “Calendar of Events,” or by calling 575-4394.