On the Horizon – July 12, 2013

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July 12

Women’s Small Business Conference

Held in Durango, the Women’s Small Business Conference provides seminars, one-on-one counseling and networking from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino Del Rio. The cost is $50 and exhibitors pay $100 for booth space. Go to http://coloradosbdc.eventbrite.com/ to register.

Side by Side: Jazz in the Garden

Side By Side performs Friday, July 12, 7:00 pm at Jazz in the Garden at Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, corner of North Tejon and Monument Streets. Free and open to the public. Picnics welcome. Beverages available. Lawn chairs and blankets encouraged.

July 15-16-18

Community Meetings

City Councilor Don Knight will host District 1 community meetings to hear input about solar gardens, downtown development, retail marijuana sales, park watering, stormwater repair and water rationing. The first meeting is 7:30 to 9 a.m. July 15 at Mesa Conservation and Environmental Center conference room, at 2855 Mesa Road. The second is from 6 to 8 p.m. July 16 at Fire Station 14, 1875 Dublin Blvd., and the final meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. July 18 at Fire Station 18, 6830 Hadler View.

July 17

Lunch and Learn

Colorado Springs’ city government holds its next Green Bag Lunch and Learn from 12:11 to 12:49 p.m. at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada in conference room 102. The program will cover the climate and hydrological conditions that have lead to the current water shortage and the community’s response. Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunches during the presentation. Those who come have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag made from reused City banners.

July 18

How to Start a Business

UCCS professor Tom Duening will talk about starting a business at the Business Alliance rising professionals luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UCCS. Tickets are $25 for rising professionals, $35 for nonmembers and $15 for UCCS students and staff. Register at springsbusinessalliance.com.

Cyber Attack: Consequences

The Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership will hold a meeting from 8;15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. The event will cover cyber crime and threats to networks. Register at thecepp.org.

July 19

Free outdoor movie

Bring the family downtown for a free outdoor movie, Brave, at 9 p.m. at the Palmer Center in front of the Antlers. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Partnership.

July 20

Native American Intertribal Festival

The Palmer Lake Historical Society and One Nation Walking Together are sponsoring a one-day Native American Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the freedom Financial Services Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave. The event celebrates history and culture, and sponsors will be collecting nonperishable food items to help needy families.

July 19-21 and 26-28

Rocky Mountain State Games

The Rocky Mountain State Games is an annual multi-sport festival for Colorado residents of all ages and abilities. Recognized by the National Congress of State Games, the games will cover two weekends again in 2013. This year the games will offer competition in 36 sports at locations along the Front Range, including the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Memorial Park, Fort Carson, Colorado College and other venues. Go to www.coloradospringssports.org/ to register, with thousands of participants expected.

July 23

Guns and Surveillance in America

Prof. Emeritus Bill Hochman will speak about guns and surveillance, the second amendment, freedom and the current government response to violence at a talk from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Penrose Library room, 20 N. Cascade.

July 26

Denver’s diversity career day

City Career Fairs comes to Denver from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 4040 Quebec Street in this free event that matches employers with qualified employees from all classes covered under the TitleVII Civil Rights Act of 1964 — women, minorities, seniors and LGBT candidates. Admission is free and open to the public. Business attire is required.

Outside Equipment Operations

The Western Museum of Mining and Industry will feature an exhibit about outside equipment operations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at its location in northern Colorado Springs. Admission is $8. Call 488-0880 for more information.

July 27

Leadership Seminar

Consultant Mike Lehnertz is holding a leadership seminar, “Lead with Personal HorsePower” for business leadership and communication development from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.at Latigo Training and Equestrian Center. Proceeds from the event benefit fire recovery efforts from the Black Forest Fire, and Catholic Charities of Central Colorado will distribute the funds. The seminar uses untrained horses to illustrate active leadership, followership, communication and mentoring. Cost is $35 in advance or $50 at the door. Lunch is not included, but can be purchased from the Latigo Grill from $7 to $10. Go to www.personalhorsepower.com to register.

July 28-30

Crypto-Jewish Conference

Historians, scholars and individuals interested in tracing religious roots to ancestors who were exiled from Spain and Portugal to the American Southwest will gather July 28-30 at UCCS for the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies. Complete meals and beverage services are included with the $195 registration fee. Partial registration is available for those who cannot attend all days of the conference. For information about registration, contact Roger Martinez, assistant professor, UCCS Department of History at 255-4070.

July 30

Breakfast with the Journal: Are you practicing Safe Cyber?

Businesses need to take extra steps to secure networks and information. This panel of local experts will discuss cyber emergency readiness, new best practices and new federal efforts. The event will start at 7 a.m. at Embassy Suites. Go here to register.

August 15

Drake decommissioning open house

The Colorado Springs utilities Board will hold an open house about the study to decommission to Martin Drake power plant from 6 to 8 p.m. at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. The board is asking for comments based on on timeframes related to retirement, energy alternatives for replacement power and quantitative work metrics.