The Bonfils Blood Center is hosting the following community blood drives:
Fort Carson, noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 7 in the main PX parking lot.
The Citadel Mall, noon to 4 p.m. Jan 20 at the north entrance to the mall.
Colorado Department of Transportation, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan 23 at 1480 Quail Lake Loop.
Governor’s Advisory Committee on Sickle Cell Research, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan 27 at the Southeast Family Center YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Drive.
24-Hour Fitness, 1:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Southgate Shopping Center, 1892 Southgate Road.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 750-4483, ext. 1.
The Colorado Water Quality Control Commission has scheduled a public rule making hearing at 10 a.m. Jan. 8 to consider changes to current provisions regarding water temperature criteria and standards in the Basic Standards and Methodologies for Surface Water, and in the water quality standards regulations for each of the state’s river basins.
The goal of the hearing is to identify in-stream temperature levels that will be protective of aquatic life, while recognizing variations in temperature resulting from natural conditions and irreversible human impacts.
The meeting will be held in the Sabin Room at the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver.
Copies of the proposals are available at www.cdphe.state.co.us/op.wqcc/MeetingsandHearings.
The Pikes Peak Landlords & Investors Group will have its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock.
For more information, call Debra Draughon at 459-8523.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives is hosting free workshops entitled “Should you start your own business” on the following dates:
The Penrose Library is at 20 N. Cascade Ave. The East Library is at 5550 N. Union Blvd.
The workshops are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and will include information about the rewards of starting a small business, the attributes of a successful entrepreneur, business planning (including how to determine your cash requirements), and the legal form of your business entity.
Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 636-3074 or visit www.coloradospringsscore.org.
The American Society for Training & Development is having a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan 9 at Embassy Suites.
Theresa Seagraves will discuss “The Perils of Pauline: The Dangerous Trap of the Givens.”
Make reservations by Jan. 5 by calling 457-0015.
The Children’s Literacy Center is seeking volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring for first- through sixth-grade students.
Volunteers will tutor one child, two hours a week for 12 weeks.
Orientation and training sessions are scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 16 and 17 at the center, 2928 Straus Lane, Suite 100.
For more information, call 471-8672 or e-mail Pamela@peakreader.org.
The Pikes Peak Advertising Federation is hosting a luncheon featuring Sally Hogshead from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan 16 at the Antlers Hilton Hotel.
Hogshead will discuss her book “Radical Careering.”
The cost is $30 for PPAF/AWRT members and $40 for non-members.
RSVP by 4 p.m. Jan 12 to info@PPAF.org or www.ppaf.org.
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is hosting a grant writing workshop on Jan. 18 at Pikes Peak United Way.
The workshop will feature a morning session, “Creating your message: The case for support,” and an afternoon session, “Effective Grant Writing.”
For more information, call 575-4341 or visit www.cnecoloradosprings.org.
Vectra Bank Colorado is hosting a panel of speakers, including its corporate economist Jeff Thredgold, who will provide insight and make predictions about the state and national economy for 2007 from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Denver Center for Performing Arts’ Seawell Grand Ballroom.
The breakfast if free, but attendees are required to register before Jan. 19.
For reservations, visit www.vectrabank.com/econevent.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives is hosting workshops for military personnel who are considering leaving the service and starting a small business. The cost is $15 per participant or couple.
The presentation will include information about starting a business from scratch, purchasing a franchise and buying an existing business.
The workshops are from 8 a.m. to noon at the following locations:
Fort Carson, Feb. 6, May 8, July 31 and Nov. 13. Call Leonardo Martinez at 526-1002 or 526-0394 to register.
Peterson Air Force Base, Feb. 7, May 2, Aug. 1 and Nov. 7. Call Susan Golden at 556-6141 or 556-6323 to register.
Schriever Air Force Base, Feb. 27, May 15, Aug. 28 and Nov. 20. Call Andrea Hernandez at 567-7340 or 567-7378 to register.
Air Force Academy, Jan. 30. Call Christofer Alfano at 333-344 to register.
For more information, call the SCORE office at 636-3074.