On the Horizon – 3/9/2007

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PPWC hosting networking groups, workshops

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center has announced its March schedule for networking groups and workshops.

All events will take place at the PPWC main office, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

There is no charge to attend but registration is required. Register at www.ppwfc.org by clicking on the job seeker icon and then workshops.

Self Employment: The Driver’s Seat: 10 to 11 a.m. March 13 and 27 — Tips for those thinking about working for themselves.

Executive Group: 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays

Professional Group: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays

Over-55 Job Seekers: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays

Veterans: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., first, second and fourth Wednesdays

Dyslexia Center, Penrose-St. Francis hosting forum

The Dyslexia Center of Colorado Springs and Penrose-St. Francis Hospital are hosting a “Family Factors” forum about dyslexia from 6 to 7:15 p.m. March 14 in Cancer Rooms B and C at the hospital, 2222 N. Nevada Ave.

Lynne Fitzhugh Ph.D., director of The Dyslexia Center, and Patricia Daily will discuss dyslexia and the challenges of learning to read.

Participants will learn why some children struggle with written language, including reading and/or writing, and what parents and teachers can do to help.

For more information, contact the center at 227-1712 or info@TheDyslexiaCenter.com.

CSU Extension offering small acreage management

The Colorado State University Cooperative Extension office in El Paso County is hosting a series of seminars designed to help people manage small acreages, from 1 to 80 acres.

The seminars are scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 15, 22, 29 and April 5.

Programs will include pasture management for small acreages; weed management strategies for small acreages; water, well and septic systems; manure management on small acreages; pest management; and landowner liability and fence law issues.

The cost for pre-registration (up to Tuesday before the session) is $25 per seminar or $75 for all four. Registration at the door is $35 per session.

To register, or for more information, call 636-8920.

eWomenNetwork hosting luncheon

The eWomenNetwork is hosting a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 16 at The Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive.

Ann Strong will discuss “The magic words: Are your marketing efforts missing this key ingredient?”

To register, call 596-1771.

SCORE hosting workshops for prospective entrepreneurs

The Service Corps of Retired Executives is hosting free workshops, “Should you start your own business,” on the following dates:

March 29, East Library Community Room

April 17, Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room

May 8, Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room

May 29, East Library Community Room

June 19, Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room

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.

Community blood drives for March

The Bonfils Blood Center is hosting the following community blood drives this month:

  • The Promenade Shops at Briargate, noon to 4 p.m., March 10, 1885 Briargate Parkway.
  • The Citadel mall, noon to 4 p.m., March 17, north entrance.
  • Colorado Department of Transportation, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 28, 1480 Quail Lake Loop.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 365-0006, opt. 2.

Contractors association hosting law program

The El Paso County Contractors Association is hosting “Construction Law for Construction Professionals beginning March 15 at the Antlers Hilton, 2 S. Cascade.

The 12-week program, which runs from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. on Thursdays through June 7 (no class on March 29), will teach construction professionals the fundamental legal rules that govern their business relationships, contracts and projects.

The cost is $300 for association members and $500 for nonmembers.

For more information, or to register, contact Jerry Schmitz at 475-0700 or jerry@elpasocountycontractors.com.

Catholic Charities hosting St. Patrick’s Day Gala

Catholic Charities of Colorado Springs is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Gala at 6 p.m. March 17 at the DoubleTree World Arena.

The event includes live and silent auctions, Irish music, dinner and dancing. Money raised will support The Marian House Soup Kitchen, emergency and transition services, Life Connections and the Family Literacy Project.

The cost is $75 per person.

For more information, call 866-6422.