On the Horizon – 11/17/2006

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Colorado Springs community blood drive

The Bonfils Blood Center has scheduled a community blood drive for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at American Furniture Warehouse, 2805 N. Chestnut. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 750-4482, ext. 1.

Annual Trees of Life Celebration on tap

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 a 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.

Women’s Resource Agency hosting ‘First Steps’

The Women’s Resource Agency is hosting a free four-week program to help women re-entering the work force beginning Nov. 29 at 220 E. Bijou St., Suite E.

The class size is limited and the registration deadline is Nov. 22.

For information, contact Rosemary Harris at 471-3170 or rharris@wrainc.org.

State offering pesticide applicator training

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.

Fraud recognition and prevention

Angela Morelock of BKD LLP will share her insight into the world of internal embezzlement during a seminar for nonprofit executive directors, chief financial officers and board members during two free seminars on Dec. 7.

A breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, and a luncheon is scheduled for 1:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave., in Colorado Springs.

Morelock will discuss the signs that management should watch for and how organizations can better protect themselves.

Space is limited. To register, visit www.bkd.com/seminar or call (303) 837-2261 by Dec. 1

State offering sales tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free training seminar about state sales tax issues at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at 4420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

The 90 minute seminar will include 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 and Continuing Professional Education credits are not available.

For more information, visit www.TaxColorado.com.