On the Horizon – 1/19/2007

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Bonfils hosting blood drives

The Bonfils Blood Center is hosting following community blood drives:

  • 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.

Moms ‘kicking’ in New Year

The Colorado Moms offering Moms Support Club, Northeast Chapter, will be “kicking in the New Year with a self-defense and awareness seminar from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Jan. 20 at Universal Kempo Karate, Norwood Branch, 7085 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

For more information, visit www.momsclubcosne.org

Woodmen improvements

The City of Colorado Springs is hosting a public workshop to obtain input for the first phase of construction and the aesthetics approach for the Woodmen Road Corridor Improvements Project from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan 24 at Jenkins Middle School Cafeteria, 6410 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

The project is a joint effort with El Paso County. The first phase includes plans to widen Woodmen Road to six lanes between Interstate 25 and Academy Boulevard. There also will be a grade-separated intersection at Woodmen Road and Academy Boulevard.

More information is available at SpringsGov.com under Transportation Education, Capital Projects.

Economic forecast breakfast

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.

24th Annual Heart Ball

The American Heart Association is hosting its 24th Annual Heart Ball, an Evening in Vintage Hollywood, at 6 p.m. on Feb. 10 at The Broadmoor Hotel.

Guests will enjoy cocktails, fine dining and dancing, silent and live auctions, and a drawing for a $40,000 shopping spree at the Red Noland Auto Group. Tickets for the drawing are $100 each or three for $250.

Money raised will support the American Heart Association’s fight against heard disease and stroke.

Tickets for the ball are $200 per person.

For event and raffle ticket information, call Christine Ferguson at 244-9582.