On the Horizon – 8/31/2007

Filed under: On the Horizon |

Alzheimer’s Association hosting Memory Walk

The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Memory Walk is scheduled for Sept. 8 at America the Beautiful Park.
Nearly 1,500 people from El Paso, Teller, Elbert and Park counties are expected to participate.
The event is intended to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. More than $200 million has been raised by the walks.
To register or make a donation, visit coloradomemorywalk.org or call 266-8773.

Beacon of Hope hosting Freedom Walk

The Beacon of Hope Outreach Center is hosting the Operation Hope/America Supports You Freedom Walk at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at Fort Carson.
The walk will commemorate 9/11, honor veterans and civil servants, celebrate freedom and show support for U.S. troops.
Admission to the 3.4-mile walk is free, but registration is required. Visit www.bhoc.us or call (303) 290-7412.

Sierra Club hosting general membership meeting

The Sierra Club is hosting a “wine and cheese” general membership meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Gay and Lesbian Center, 315 E. Costilla.
Space is limited.
The meeting is free for members. There is a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.
For more information, call Kirby Hughes at 685-3019.

SCORE hosting workshops for entrepreneurs

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

  • Sept. 11, Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
  • Oct. 4, East Library Community Room

The Penrose Library is at 20 N. Cascade Ave. The East Library is at 5550 N. Union Blvd.
The workshops are from 6:30 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.
Attendees also will be provide perspective about the risks and types of activity involved with owning a small business, the initial planning that should be done by anyone considering starting a small business and issues to consider before launching a business.
Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 636-3074 or visit www.coloradospringsscore.org/view_calendar.html.

CNE hosting grant writing workshop

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is hosting a grant writing workshop on Sept. 12.
The workshop includes two sessions. “Developing Your Message: The Case for Support” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon. “Effective Grant Writing” is scheduled for 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Each session is $35 for members and $45 for non-members.
Call 575-4341 or visit www.cnecoloradosprings.org to register.

CLC hosting 11th Annual Vintners Dinner

The Children’s Literacy Center is hosting the 11th Annual Vintners Dinner on Sept. 14 at The Garden of the Gods Club.
Proceeds from the event help to provide one-on-one tutoring to more than 1,200 children annually.
The event includes a live and silent auction, a four-course meal and wines from Waters Winery.
For more information, call 471-8672.

Arthritis Foundation hosting wine tasting

The Arthritis Foundation is hosting the 15th Annual Jewels of the Vine Wine Tasting, “Bavarian Nights,” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Antlers Hilton Hotel.
The event will feature crafted German and local beer and more than 200 wines poured by local celebrities. There also will be an auction featuring artwork by Laura Reilly, an African safari, custom jewelry, sports tickets and bottle of wine.
Entertainment will be provided by The New Century Big Band.
Tickets are $60 and may be purchased at www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp, event code: jewelsvine, the foundation office at 2914 Beacon St. or by calling 520-5711.
For more information, call Lorri Orwig or Paula Humber at 520-5711.

Junior League Fall Fling

The Junior League of Colorado Springs is hosting its seventh annual Fall Fling, “Paint the Town,” at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
The event is a fundraiser for the organization’s signature project, CARE Fair, which provides free immunizations, physicals, medical and dental exams, hearing tests and vision and diabetes screenings to children of uninsured or underinsured families.
Tickets are $60 if purchased by Sept 15 and $70 thereafter.
For more information, call 632-3855 or visit www.jlcsfallfling.org.

Tax practitioner classes

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free “Tax Professionals Update 2007” class for those who prepare income and/or Colorado sales tax returns.
The classes, formerly know as the “Income Tax Update” classes, are scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 and Nov. 6 at the East Library, 550 N. Union Blvd.
Information will be available about legislation passed in 2007 for Colorado income and sales taxes, tax forms, filing tips and electronic services, and Continuing Professional Education credit is available.
Registration is required. Visit www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us.
The class also is available online.