On the Horizon – May 27, 2011

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June 3

Rockies Counseling Center open house

Members of the community can receive therapy at RCC for a flat fee of $25 with insurance.

A sliding scale is in place for individuals who have no insurance or limited ability to pay. Nobody is denied care based on ability to pay.

Open House begins at 4 p.m., Friday, June 3 at 555 East Pikes Peak Ave.

June 4

Inaugural Peace Officer’s Memorial Ball

The Inaugural Peace Officer’s Memorial Ball will be held on June 4at the Colorado Springs Marriott. The Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers’ Memorial is a sustained effort to raise $1million to build a permanent memorial in America the Beautiful Park. The Memorial will pay tribute to the 27 peace officers killed in the line of duty in El Paso and Teller Counties since 1895.

The public is invited to help support and pay tribute to fallen peace officers. For more information and tickets e-mail Macee Balka at mmbalka@comcast.net.

June 8

Basics of Bookkeeping

The Small Business Development Center will host a class about the basics of bookkeeping. This workshop is designed for the entrepreneur with little or no experience in business accounting and is taught by a local CPA. It will cover functions of record keeping; cash versus accrual systems; recording transactions; revenue, expenses, and depreciations; and accounts payable and receivable.

June 9

7th Annual Citizens Project Creating Community Breakfast

Citizens Project will host its 7th Annual Creating Community Breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m. June 9 at Mr. Biggs Event Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd.

Citizens Project promotes equal rights, diversity and religious freedom through separation of church and state and civic engagement. The event is free and open to the public.

RSVP by June 2 to bailey@citizensproject.org or (719) 520-9899.

June 9

Residential Rental Association

The Southern Colorado Residential Rental Association’s next meeting is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9 at Pueblo Convention Center.

Guest speaker will be Capt. Troy Davenport and he will be speaking on Code Enforcement.

Lunch is $20.00 and is open to the public.

RSVP before noon on June 8.

For more information, call (719) 251-2257.

June 11

Free frozen yogurt to benefit March of Dimes

LuLu’s Frozen Yogurt will give free dishes of frozen yogurt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11 at their store, 9475 Briar Village Point.

The purpose of the event is to raise donation money and awareness for March of Dimes. All donations will go to support the MOD of Colorado Springs.

For more information, call Teri Lucero, (719) 371-7457.

June 17

Funding Your Business

The Small Business Development Center will host a class for businesses looking for money to start or expand their business. Taught by a local banker, topics covered include business loans over $100K, micro loans, and SBA loans. The seminar will also explain the lending process and what lenders are looking for; organizing your loan proposal; how to negotiate a loan; identifying internal and external sources of money; and differentiating between equity and debt financing.

Register by calling (719) 255-3844.

June 25

Salvation Army 5K Run/Walk for Hope

The 3rd Annual Salvation Army 5K Run/Walk for Hope is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 25 at The Flying Horse Barefoot Park, 2324 Diamond Creek Drive.

A donation of $35 is suggested. A free T-shirt and water bottle will be offered to participants.

All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army. Call 884-1050 for more or register at www.TSACS.org

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center holds the following workshops on a regular basis. 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.

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