The Bonfils Blood Center has scheduled several community blood drives for November.
Fort Carson Community Blood Drive, noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the main post exchange. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 750-4482, ext. 1.
American Furniture Warehouse Community Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at 2805 N. Chestnut. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 750-4482, ext. 1.
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
Matt Mayberry, director of the Pioneers Museum and Rock Ledge Ranch historic site, will present a program about Zebulon Pike’s mission, his goals, achievements and legacy from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Nov. 14 at the Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road.
For more information about the free event, call 475-2510.
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.
The program is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 14 at Fort Carson.
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.
The Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Office in El Paso County is offering a Turkey 101 class to help prepare for the upcoming holidays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at 305 S. Union Blvd.
The class will provide the information necessary to confidently select, prepare and serve terrific turkey at any holiday meal.
Ideas for healthy side dishes to serve with the turkey and samplings of recipes that utilize leftovers also will be available.
The cost is $8 and reservations should be made by Nov. 15. Call 636-8920 or e-mail Debbie Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.coopext.colostate.edu/elpaso/.
Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care’s 22nd Annual Tree of Life Celebration is scheduled for 5 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.
Each of the Trees of Life is covered in lights, and behind every light is the story of a loved one who shines in someone’s memory.
To purchase a light to add to the Trees of Life, call 633-3400 or visit www.pikespeakhospice.org.
The Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Office in El Paso County is hosting three pesticide applicator trainings this fall.
The first two sessions are at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at the CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. The final training is at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in Ellicott at the Community Center, 23355 Highway 94.
Registration is $25 for private applicators and $35 for commercial applicators wanting to receive continuing education credits for the training.
The fee includes materials, handouts and resources, and the office will process participant’s applications for their licenses.
Beginning in January, it will cost applicators about $95 to obtain a private pesticide applicators license from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
Training attendees will be able to avoid that cost. Licenses are valid for four years.
Space is limited. Call 636-8920 to register.