On the Horizon – August 2, 2013

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August 2-4

Rocky Mtn. Chautauqua

The Palmer Lake Historical Society will sponsor the Rocky Mountain Chautauqua Friday Saturday and Sunday. The events start Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Palmer Lake town hall with a movie and contest for the best period costume; Saturday at 1 p.m., there’s an ice cream social followed by a 3 p.m. walking tour of Old Town Palmer Lake and 8 a.m. Sunday at walking tour of Glen Park. At 10 a.m., there will be a service at Little Log Church.

The Sound of Music

This fully staged performance of “The Sound of Music” includes an orchestra and stars Jennifer DeDominici as Maria Von Trapp. The play is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Tickets are $10 for students and children, $25 for the balcony and $35 for general admission.

August 2

GOCA exhibit and concert

Galleries of Contemporary Art will pair its exhibit, “Visual Environments: Pattie Lee Becker and Suchritra Mattai” with its Peak FreQuency concert series. Starts at 5 p.m. with a 5:30 gallery talk at the UCCS campus on Austin Bluffs Parkway.

August 6

Financial Business Plan

Have you ever felt there should be a more systematic approach to creating your business’s wealth building strategy? Learn how to transform your business by creating a comprehensive plan. The workshop will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Small Business Development Center offices. Register at coloradosbdc.org.

August 8

Affordable Care Act 101

Small Business Administration and the Small Business Majority are launching a weekly webinar series for small business owners to learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for their company and employees — including insurance reforms, the small business health care tax credit, new health insurance marketplaces and employer-shared responsibilities. The webinar will be held at noon. Register at https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=p4kn4esrz8en.

Everything you need to know about franchising

Learn more about franchising from Cindy Rayfield from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Small Business Development Center offices. Go to coloradosbdc.org to register.

Keys to a Winning Team

Learn how to build an effective team from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with business coach Janna Hoiberg at the Small Business Development Center offices. The class costs $20. Go to coloradosbdc.org to register.

August 9

Art in Public Places

The Art Commission of the Pikes Peak Region is bringing together artists and cultural groups from around the state to examine community initiatives to engage the public in the arts. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ivywild School.

August 10

Rocket in my beer?

The Space Foundation is hosting a beer-tasting and educational seminar about how space technology helps create quality beer; $24 admission at the Space Foundation’s Discovery Center. Breweries scheduled on tap are The Paradox, Bristol, Great Storm, Colorado Mountain, Pikes Peak and RedLeg. Go to www.spacefoundation.org for more.

August 13

Marijuana Workshop

The Regional Business Alliance is hosting a workshop about marijuana and employers from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Nazarene Bible College, 1111 Academy Park Loop. Cost is $5 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Call 884-2828 for information.

August 14

Basics of Bookkeeping

Scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center offices, this workshop teaches people with little experience in business accounting the basic fucntions of record keeping. Patti Asher will speak. Go to coloradosbdc.org to register.

August 15

Drake study open house

The Colorado Springs Utilities Board will host 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.

Rising Professionals Mixer

After-hours business-to-business networking for rising professionals from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers, and prepayment is required. Register at springsbusinessalliance.com.