On the Horizon – October 7, 2011

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Oct. 8

Intergeneration Week

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum presents “From One Generation to the Next: Sharing Stories through Artifacts and Photographs” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community members are asked to dive into their family history and bring an artifact or photo to the museum where Pikes Peak Community College professor Katherine Sturdevant will help families preserve stories through short interviews. Participants will leave with a CD of their interview.

Oct. 11

Pitch Night

Peak Venture Group hosts Pitch Night at 5:30 p.m. Prospective entrepreneurs can pitch an idea for a new business and get instant feedback from local business leaders. Anyone who is interested in making a pitch has five minutes to make a pitch and five minutes for questions. Check the Web site, meetup.com (and type in Pitch Night) for location.

Oct. 13

The Economics of Sin

The Colorado College economics and business department is hosting speaker Jessica Holms at 4 p.m. in Palmer Hall, room 121. Holms will speak on, “The Economics of Sin: Tales from the Underground.” She is an associate professor of economics at Middlebury College and teaches courses in microeconomics, statistics, public finance, health economics, the economics of social issues and the economics of sin. She has worked as a litigation consultant conducting economic analyses for companies facing lawsuits involving securities fraud, product liability and intellectual property.

Oct. 14

UCCS Intersections Film Festival

This year’s festival explores the theme of displacement due to economic need, war, imprisonment, and occupation. An opening reception will be at 5 p.m. at the Gallery of Contemporary Art on the UCCS campus with free public screenings. Seating is limited. For more information and a schedule, visit www.uccs.edu/iff.

Oct. 15-16

Women’s Living Expo

A weekend of 200 exhibits, runway fashion shows, makeovers, health screenings, cooking demos and tastings, book signings, moms’ pavilion, zumba classes and welcoming special guests: Public Television Chef Christy Rost and Michael Muhney who plays Adam Newman on the “Young and the Restless.” Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 15 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Colorado Springs Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Avenue. Tickets are $5.

Oct. 17

Colorado River

Come hear Colorado Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs and Colorado River legal scholar Larry MacDonnell, of the University of Wyoming’s College of Law, discuss the implications of the river’s legal foundation for the next generation at 7 p.m., in the Richard F. Celeste Theatre in the Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., on the Colorado College campus.

Oct. 18

Women, Wealth and Wine

Linda Jacob, wealth manager for Integrity Bank and Trust, will host a relaxed discussion about unique challenges women face in the world of personal finances at 6:30 p.m. at Integrity Bank & Trust Wealth Management conference room, 13335 Voyager Parkway, suite 100. For details call 484-0077.

Oct. 20

Benefits 101

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado’s monthly Benefits 101 class at noon at 25 N. Wahsatch Ave. will discuss the benefits one receives as a BBB Accredited Business. You’ll learn how membership can ultimately increase your bottom line, and help your business succeed in this increasingly competitive marketplace. The class is free and light refreshments will be provided.

To RSVP online, go to www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: Benefits1020 (All one word, not case sensitive.)

Diversity Forum

The Colorado Springs Diversity Forum 2011 Diversity and Inclusion Awards Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. The Diversity and Inclusion Awards are given to businesses and organizations in the Pikes Peak Region that demonstrate and promote diversity and inclusion in both their internal operations and external civic engagement.

Keynote speaker is Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, vice president of government and external relations for Kaiser Permanente Colorado. Tickets are $35 for early bird registration. For details, call Sue Hamilton at 719-329-5209.

Conflict resolution conference

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado will host the sixth annual Conflict Resolution Month Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Nikola Tesla Education Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle. Experts, professionals and agencies specializing in resolving conflict will introduce community members to conflict resolution techniques and share success stories. Keynote speaker is County Court Judge Regina Walter of the Fourth Judicial District. Pre-registration is required; cost is $25 and includes lunch. For tickets, go to www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: BBB1020 (All one word).

Oct. 21

Be the News!

eWomen Network presents Jill Lubin and a workshop on “Guerrilla Publicity” from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Cost is $45 for eWomen Network members and $55 for non members. Lubin will share strategies for getting you name from unknown to newsworthy. For details go to www.ewomennetwork.com/chapterHomePage/chapterHomePage.php?code=colosprings.