On the Horizon – 4/20/2007

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Junior League hosting annual Trash & Treasure

The 31st Annual Junior League Trash & Treasure Rummage Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 at City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St.

Admission is $5 before noon. The sale will close from noon to 1 p.m. for clean-up. After 1 p.m., all items will be half price and there is no admission charge.

The Junior League also is hosting a kick-off bash for the event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 3 at The Paradox Lounge, 528 S. Tejon St.

Tickets are $25 and include a fashion show and hors d’oeuvres. There will be a cash bar.

Proceeds from Trash & Treasure benefit the league’s CARE Fair, which provides free back-to-school health care for uninsured and underinsured children.

For more information, visit www.jlcoloradosprings.org or call 632-3855.

PPWC hosting networking groups, workshops

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center has announced its April 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. April 24 — Explore a range of resources for starting a business, including legal issues to keep in mind.

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

Ent hosting seminars

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following seminars this month:

  • First-Time Home Buyers, 10 a.m. to noon, April 21, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6998.
  • Legacy Building: Transferring Wealth to the Ones Who Matter Most, 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 24, 4545 Galley Road, south entrance. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.

Library hosting business programs

The Pikes Peak Library District is hosting the following business programs:

  • Minding your business, 8:30 to 10 a.m., April 21, Penrose Library. Learn about business resources available at the library by attending a free tour before the library opens. Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 389-8968.
  • Investment tools at your library, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 28, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn how to research company information and follow company or mutual fund performance. Sources include Value Line and Morningstar, subscription databases on the library’s Web site, and other Internet sites. For more information, call 389-8968.

Fountain Valley southern Colorado Career Expo

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is seeking Fountain Valley employers for its inaugural job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 at the Lorraine Community Center, 301 E. Iowa St., in Fountain.

To reserve booth space, call Duke at 667-3839.

SA Women’s Auxiliary hosting fashion show

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s seventh annual benefit fashion show, luncheon and silent auction is at 11 a.m. April 26 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road.

Tickets are $40. The deadline for reservations and payment is April 20.

Send checks payable to SAWA to Joyce Meiners, 6409 Turret Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.

For more information, call 598-9351.

Mature workers job fair

The Senior Resource Council and the Pikes Peak Workforce Center are hosting the inaugural Mature Workers’ Job Fair from noon to 4 p.m. April 27 at PPWC, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

Businesses interested in being part of the fair or job seekers interested in attending can call SRC at 260-0744 or PPWC at 667-2870.

Tri-Lakes chamber hosting annual dinner

The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual dinner and silent auction from 6 to 10 p.m. April 28 at the Inn at Palmer Divide in Palmer Lake.

Tickets are $50. For more information, call 481-3282.

BBB hosting series of communication seminars

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is hosting a series of seminars to help businesses improve their communication skills. Called “Sweet Talk,” the series will feature communication experts who will share techniques and information about enhancing the communication process.

The seminars are from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Adult Reading Room of the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. The cost is $15 for BBB members and $20 for non-members if paid in advance, and $25 for members and $30 for non-members if paid at the door.

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Debbie Montoya at 636-5076, ext. 115, or debbiem@bbbsc.org.

Dates and topics include:

  • May 3 — Consider it Sold: Perfecting your public speaking skills
  • June 7 — Branding Iron: Branding your company
  • Aug. 2 — Customer Love: Keys to great customer service
  • Sept. 6 — Perfect PR: How to make media relations work for you