On the Horizon – March 18, 2011

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March 19

Minding Your Business

A free class about the resources that Pikes Peak Library District has to help start or grow your business is scheduled from 8:30 — 10 a.m. on March 8 at the Penrose Library downtown.

March 22

Mayoral Forum (may include ballot measures)

A mayoral candidate forum is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 22 at Stargazers Theatre, 10 Parkside Drive.

The event is presented by Citizens Project and the Colorado Springs Independent, co-sponsored by 9to5, National Association of Working Women — Colorado, Artemis Women, Colorado Springs Branch NAACP, League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and the Women’s Resource Agency.

Investment Tools at Your Library

Learn how to use free resources at the library to track investments or get started with something new. This class will teach how to research companies and industries as well as specific types of investments.

The class is scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m. March 22 at the Penrose Library downtown.

March 23

How to Develop a World Class Brand on a Small Business Budget

Tri-Lakes Business Incubator will host a class about branding from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 at the incubator offices at 14960 Woodcarver Road.

Registration fee is $30.

Call the Small Business Development Center at (719) 255-3844 to register and prepay.

City Council Forum (may include ballot measures)

A city council candidates forum is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 22 at Stargazers Theatre, 10 Parkside Drive.

The event is presented by Citizens Project and the Colorado Springs Independent, co-sponsored by 9to5, National Association of Working Women — Colorado, Artemis Women, Colorado Springs Branch NAACP, League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, and the Women’s Resource Agency.

March 31

Nonprofit workshop: Grantseeking

Learn how to identify foundation and corporate giving programs using free online databases accessible through the Pikes Peak Library District. Successfully search the Foundation Directory Online, the Colorado Grants Guide, and other online databases.

The class is scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. March 31 at the Penrose Library downtown.

Registration is by calling 531-6333, ext. 2335.

April 2

Fashion to the Rescue

The Women’s Resource Agency will present the 8th Annual Fashion to the Rescue event at 6 p.m. April 2 at the Antlers Hilton hotel. The event will include cocktails, dinner, a live auction and a fashion show featuring Colorado Springs firefighters and local volunteer models.

Tickets are $75 per person, and all proceeds benefit The Women’s Resource Agency.

Call (719) 471-3170 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center will hold the following workshops in February. There is no charge to attend, but attendees must register with Connecting Colorado, the state job search database, at www.connectingcolorado.com.

Workforce Center Orientation

9 or 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

CSI: Career Scene Investigation

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays

A hands-on, exploration tools to survey interests, occupations, required training, wages, and labor market information for clues to your career plan.

Basic computer skills needed. To register, call (719) 667 -3790.

Federal Jobs: How to Apply

Feb. 23, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

This workshop provides hands-on help with complex Federal Job Application process. Register online at www.ppwfc.org for Veterans sessions.

Managing Stress

10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays

Learn tips and techniques for dealing with stress. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome.

Job Search: Interview Skills and Network Techniques

9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays

Interviewing begins with networking — both in person and online via social media. Learn techniques to mine for job leads, answer interview questions and negotiate salary. Register online at www.ppwfc.org or call (719) 667-3790.

Resume ‘Righting!’ — Resume and Portfolio Design

These sessions provide intermediate to advanced resume and portfolio guidance.

2 to 4 p.m. Mondays

10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays

Network Groups: Ongoing job search and support on trends and leads

Job Search Group: Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon. No registration required.

50+ Job Seekers Group: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon. No registration required.

Veterans: Regular sessions on Jan. 5 and 12, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Register online at www.ppwfc.org for the veteran’s session.