On the Horizon – 9/14/2007

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Saturday, September 15

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.
Free emergency training available
The Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management is offering a free two-day Citizen Emergency Response Training class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16 at the Fire Department Complex, 375 Printers Parkway.
Residents must know how to be self-sufficient during the first critical 72 hours immediately following a natural or manmade disaster.
Topics of discussion include disaster preparedness, disaster medical assistance, light search and rescue, fire safety, and terrorism and disaster psychology.
To register, visit www.springsgov.com.

Tuesday, September 18

Tri-Lakes Chamber hosting business expo
The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Front Range Business Expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the U.S. Air Force Academy Press Box.
The event will feature 70 regional businesses. Tickets are $5 at the door. Chamber members and their guests may attend free of charge.
For more information, call 481-3282.

Thursday, September 20

Workforce seminars
The Pikes Peak Business Relations Group is hosting a Love ’em or Lose ’em seminar from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 20.
Learn how to become an employer of choice by studying proven practices from many of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies.
The BRG also is hosting a Creative and Low-Cost Ways to Market Your Small Business from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 20.
There is no charge to attend either seminar, but registration is required. Contact the Pikes Peak Workforce Development Center at 667-3703 or visit www.ppwfc.org.

Saturday, September 22

Ent hosting seminar
Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting a First-Time Home Buyers seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 22 at 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6998 or (800) 525-9623, ext. 6998.
Warm up with soups, chili
The Colorado State University Extension Office is offering a class about making and preserving soups, chili and hearty dishes for fall and winter from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 22 at 305 S. Union Blvd.
The class will provide basics about using slow cookers for preparing dishes safely, as well as procedures for saving soups and chili for later use.
The cost is $10 and pre-registration is required. Call 636-8920 or e-mail debbierivera@elpasoco.com to reserve a space.

Thursday, September 27

Ent hosting seminar
Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting and All About Trusts seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at 7350 Campus Drive, second floor. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095 or (800) 525-9623, ext. 6095.
Workforce seminars
The Pikes Peak Business Relations Group is hosting a Marketing to Non-Residents, Why and How seminar from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27.
More than $1 billion dollars annually is spent by travelers. Learn how your business can share a piece of that pie.
BRG also his hosting The Impact of Personality Type in the Workplace seminar from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27.
To be an effective manager, you must understand the strengths, weaknesses and challenges of your employees’ personalities. Explore the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to see how you can encourage and support different personality types under your supervision.
There is no charge to attend either seminar, but registration is required. Contact the Pikes Peak Workforce Development Center at 667-3730 or www.ppwfc.org.
Identity theft seminar
Kathy Schullek of ERA Shields Real Estate and Judy Ingels of CB&T Mortgage are hosting a seminar about how identity theft affects credit ratings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 W. Lake Ave.
Debbie Atencio of Credit Plus will discuss how to dispute falsely reported information, what a FICO score means and how to recover from identity theft.
RSVP by calling Ingels at 229-7999 or Schullek at 502-5998.

Saturday, September 29

Ent hosting seminar
Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting a Reverse Mortgages seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 at 7350 Campus Drive, second floor. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6998 or (800) 525-9623, ext. 6998.
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.

Wednesday, October 3

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 class, formerly know as the “Income Tax Update” class, is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 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.

Thursday, October 4

SCORE hosting workshop for entrepreneurs
The Service Corps of Retired Executives is hosting a free workshop entitled “Should you start your own business” on Oct. 4 at the East Library Community Room, 5550 N. Union Blvd.
The workshop is 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.

Tuesday, October 9

Professional Insurance Women monthly meeting
The Professional Insurance Women of Colorado Springs will have its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Embassy Suites.
Call Sherrie Campbell at 570-9090 for more information or to make a dinner reservation.

Tuesday, October 23

SCORE hosting workshop for entrepreneurs
The Service Corps of Retired Executives is hosting a free workshop entitled “Should you start your own business” on Oct. 23 at the Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
The workshop is 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.