On the Horizon – 2/1/2008

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Wednesday, February 6

Beginners sales/use tax
The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free state sales and use tax class from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 6 at Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge.
The class is for new businesses or taxpayers considering opening a business, and/or those with no sales tax knowledge. Topics covered will include an overview of sales and use tax, required sales/use tax licenses, working with tax-exempt organizations, available electronic services and miscellaneous guidelines.
Training materials will be provided.
Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Continuing Professional Education credit is available.
For more information, or to register, visit www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us.

Thursday, February 7

Investment tools
Learn to research company information and follow company or mutual fund performance during “Investment Tools @ your library” from 8:30 to 10 am. Feb. 7 at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
Sources include Value Line and Morningstar, subscription databases on the library’s Web site, and other Internet sites.

Friday, February 8

Buzz with the Bs
The Better Business Bureau is hosting a series of meetings, Buzz with the Bs, that focus on topics of interest to business owners.
Richard Myers, of the Colorado Springs Police Department is the featured speaker for Feb. 8. The meeting is scheduled for 7:15 to 9 a.m. at Valley Hi Golf Course.
The cost is $12 and includes breakfast. Attendees do not need to be BBB members.
RSVP to info@bbbsc.org.

Saturday, February 9

For the Love of Children
The Family Attachment Center is hosting it annual silent auction and concert fundraiser, For the Love of Children, at 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at Circle Drive Baptist Church, 801 N. Circle Drive.
The event is free.
For more information, or to donate, call 632-3204.

Sunday, February 10

Hearts for the Homeless
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Colorado Springs is hosting its annual Hearts for the Homeless luncheon and auction at noon Feb. 10 at the Marriot Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Drive.
IHN provides shelter, meals, hospitality and case management support for families with children who are homeless.
The cost is $35 or $300 for a table of 10.
For more information, call 329-1244.

Tuesday, February 12

Landlords and investors
The Pikes Peak Landlords & Investors Group will host its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock.
Call Ann Proctor at 684-9010 for more information.

Thursday, February 14

Fort Carson restoration
Fort Carson is hosing its quarterly Restoration Advisory Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center, Building 7300, off Woodfill Road.
Information will be available about a variety of ongoing site cleanup projects.
For more information, or to find out about access to the post, call 626-8004.

Friday, February 15

Pesticide applicator testing
The Colorado Department of Agriculture is offering testing for people interested in obtaining a license as a commercial pesticide applicator at 8 a.m. Feb. 15 at the CSU Cooperative Extension Office, 305 S. Union.
The fee is $100 and reservations are required.
Call Mary Jo Dennis at (303) 239-4148 to register.
Individuals interested in applying for a private pesticide applicator license should contact Carol Barton at (303) 239-4186 or carol.barton@ag.state.co.us.

Saturday, February 16

Minding Your Business
Learn about business resources available at the library by attending a free tour from 8:30 to 10 .m. Feb. 16 at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Wednesday, February 20

Advanced sales/use tax
The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free advanced and sales use tax class from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge.
The class is for current or previous business owners with sales/use tax knowledge, and/or those who have attended the sales/use tax class for beginners.
Topics covered will included sales/use tax collection, common errors when filing and available electronic services.
Training materials will be provided.
Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Continuing Professional Education credit is available.
For more information, or to register, visit www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us.

Friday, February 22

Senior issues discussion
The Palisades at Broadmoor Park is hosting a discussion about “Senior Caregiving Options” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St.
Space is limited. Call 226-2273 for reservations

Sunday, February 24

Chefs’ Gala
The Colorado Springs Chorale will present the 23rd Annual Chefs’ Gala and Silent Auction on Feb. 24 at The Broadmoor’s Rocky Mountain Ballroom.
Guests will sample cuisine prepared by two dozen of the region’s finest chefs as they compete in the categories of appetizers, entrees and desserts.
For more information, visit www.cschorale.org.

Thursday, February 28

Investment tools
Learn to research company information and follow company or mutual fund performance during “Investment Tools @ your library” from 8:30 to 10 am. Feb. 28 at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
Sources include Value Line and Morningstar, subscription databases on the library’s Web site, and other Internet sites.
Agricultural forum
The 17th annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Double Tree Hotel, 3203 Quebec St., Denver.
State and national experts will provide information about aspects of rural development such as water legislation, broadband Internet access, rural transportation infrastructure and agritourism.
Registration is $100 per person and $45 for students until Feb. 8; late registration is $120 and $50.
For more information, visit www.colorado.gov/ag and click on “Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture.”

Tuesday, March 4

Pesticide applicator testing
The Colorado Department of Agriculture is offering testing for people interested in obtaining a license as a commercial pesticide applicator at 8 a.m. March 4 at the Pueblo County CSU Cooperative Extension Office, 311 12th St., second floor.
The fee is $100 and reservations are required.
Call Mary Jo Dennis at (303) 239-4148 to register.
Individuals interested in applying for a private pesticide applicator license should contact Carol Barton at (303) 239-4186 or carol.barton@ag.state.co.us.

Saturday, March 8

Safe Passage fundraiser
Safe Passage is hosting its 13th Annual Fundraising Dinner at 6 p.m. March 8 at the Antlers Hilton Hotel.
The theme for the event is the “Roaring Twenties.”
Tickets are $95 per person. For more information, call 636-2460.

Friday, March 14

Buzz with the Bs
The Better Business Bureau is hosting a series of meetings, Buzz with the Bs, that focus on topics of interest to business owners.
Sue Breeze, a presentation coach, is the featured speaker for March 14. The meeting is scheduled for 7:15 to 9 a.m. at Valley Hi Golf Course.
The cost is $12 and includes breakfast. Attendees do not need to be BBB members.
RSVP to info@bbbsc.org.

Tuesday, March 18

Walk the Talk
Leadership Pikes Peak is hosting the third of its Walk the Talk breakfasts from 7:30 to 9 a.m. March 18 at the Patty Jewett Clubhouse, 900 E. Espanola St.
Brenda Smith will discuss “Leaving Your Footprint in Your Community.”
The cost of the breakfast is $20 and seating is limited.
For more information, or to make reservations, call 632-2618 or e-mail lpp@leadershippikespeak.org.

Sunday, March 30

Restaurant expo
The 12th Annual Restaurant Expo and Culinary Competition is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. March 30 at The Broadmoor’s Colorado Hall.
The event is being presented by the Pikes Peak chapters of the Colorado Restaurant Association and the American Chef’s Federation.
Money raised will benefit the new St. Francis Medical Center and the Colorado ProStart program.
Participating restaurants include: The Craftwood Inn, The Broadmoor, Paravicinis, The Mason Jar, Solos, The Melting Pot, Flying W Ranch, Alpine Chef Catering, Rocky Mountain Waffles, Slayton’s BBQ, Sonterra Grill, Salsa Brava, Pikes Peak Culinary Program, Paragon Culinary School, The Black Bear, Bristol Brewery, Front Range BBQ, Jake and Telly’s, Otho’s Gourmet Cookies, Rotelli’s, Margarita at Pine Creek, The Warehouse, Callicrate Beef, Castaway’s, Merlino’s, Anne & Mann’s Ice Cream, Rocco’s Italian Restaurant, Phantom Canyon, McCabes Tavern and the Stagecoach Inn.
Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at the door or through www.ColoradoEats.com.
Visit www.ppcra.org for more information.