On the Horizon – 10/13/2006

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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.

CSU Extension hosting stormwater conference

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension is providing a video conference entitled “Stormwater Management from a Watershed Perspective: Extreme Western Climates” at 8 a.m. Oct. 17 at 305 S. Union Boulevard.

The Washington State University College of Human and Natural Resource Science Information Department and the Pacific Northwest Regional Water Quality Program visited south central Arizona to see how cities, counties and landowners plan for and manage rain events. One of the working strategies is harvesting rainwater for use as irrigation or recharge for aquifers.

They also visited Anchorage, Alaska, where they learned how to manage the unique problems of snow melt.

The video conference will highlight lessons learned and strategies that can be adapted to local need, and should benefit members of the community who want to learn more about the challenges of stormwater management.

For more information, call Gary Hall at 636-8920.

Library offering career, business programs

The Pikes Peak Library District is offering the following career and business programs in October:

Finding that Job, 7 p.m., Oct. 17, Ruth Holley Branch, 685 N. Murray Blvd. Learn how to use the Internet and personal networking to find the perfect job. Call 597-5377 to register.

Minding Your Business, 8:30 a.m., Oct. 19, Penrose Library. Learn about business resources available at the library by attending a free tour before the library opens. Registration is not necessary. Call 389-8968 for more information.

Investment Tools at Your Library, 8:30 a.m. Oct. 24, Penrose Library. 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. For more information, call 389-8968.

Interviewing Skills, 7 p.m., Oct. 24, Ruth Holley Branch, 685 N. Murray Blvd. This class will help job seekers interview at their best. Call 597-5377 to register.

Colorado College hosting fair trade event

Colorado College is hosting Tasting Fair Trade at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 17 at the Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.

The Fair Trade Awareness Project will provide an assortment of fair trade products, including chocolate, bananas, coffee, tea and rice. The event, which is free and open to the public, will highlight the producer countries to convey the benefits that fair trade brings to farmers and consumers.

Ent hosting several seminars this month

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following free seminars during October:

Budgeting Basics, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17, 4545 Galley Road, south entrance. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.

Great Wheels, Smart Deals: Buying and Financing the Car You Want, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 24, 4545 Galley Road, south entrance. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.

Reverse Mortgages, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 27, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6998.

First-Time Home Buyers, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 28, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6998.

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 and clicking on “Calendar of Events,” or by calling 575-4394.

Signature Chefs to benefit March of Dimes

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.

State, IRS hosting wage withholding seminar

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 taxtraining@spike.dor.state.co.us or call (303) 205-8299.

For more info, visit TaxColorado.com.

Annual artists’ studio tour/sale on tap

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

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 – Nov. 14
Peterson AFB – Nov. 1
Schriever AFB –Nov. 7

Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board meeting

The quarterly Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center, Building 7300, off Woodfill Road.

Information will be available about site cleanup projects. The meeting also will serve as a public meeting for a Fort Carson-initiated class 3 permit modification to the post’s hazardous waste permit.

For more information, including how to access the post for the meeting, call 526-8004.