On the Horizon – 10/20/2006

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Library offering career, business programs

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

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.

Ent hosting several seminars this month

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

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.

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 infor, visit TaxColorado.com.

State offering class about sales tax issues

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free training seminar about state sales tax issues from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Nov. 2 at 4420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

The seminar will include information about stales tax licenses, trade names, how to collect sales tax, distinguishing sales and use tax and available electronic services.

Training materials are provided and no pre-registration is necessary.

For more information, visit www.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

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.

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

Emergency response training available

Citizens Emergency Response Training is scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at LDS Church, 950 W. Highway 105 in Monument.

Participants will receive training about how to protect themselves and their families in case of a disaster or natural hazard.

To register, call the Monument Police Department at 481-3253.