GOCA121 Cuba exhibit
UCCS will host an exhibit “Cuba & Other Considerations: The Art of Carlos Manuel Cardenes and Esteban Blanco” from 5 to 9 p.m. downtown at Galleries of Contemporary Art, in Plaza of the Rockies, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100.
Both artists will be on hand to give a talk about their work at 5 pm, followed by a public reception. Cuban-born artists Carlos Manuel Cárdenes and Esteban Blanco are Miami and Colorado-based expatriates whose works in photography, bronze and mixed-media sculpture mine the depths of their diasporic experience.
Celebrate Technology reception with Wozniak
Join CSBJ as we honor seven local companies that have excelled in technology and innovation and award one company with the coveted “Celebrate Technology” big kahuna award! Celebrate Technology awards reception, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St., will honor technology companies in our community that foster a climate of innovation that drives our economic vitality and well-being.
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc. and a respected technology speaker worldwide, will be the keynote speaker.
Admission of $35 includes appetizers, one drink, music and celebration. To register, visit csbj.com and click on events.
Personal brand seminar
Ent Federal Credit Union will host a seminar, “For Your Business – Identify, Define and Leverage Your Personal Brand Presence,” from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Ent, 7350 Campus Drive, second floor. Just like companies have brands, every person has a personal brand that already exists in the minds of our audiences. In this interactive presentation, you’ll learn what makes up your own personal brand-style attributes and how to maximize them to create distinction. Presented in partnership with the Small Business Development Center. To register, visit Ent.com/Seminars or call 574-1100 ext. 6670.
The 31st annual Handbell Festival, which features handbell ringers from Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, La Junta, Littleton, Aurora and Alliance, Neb., will offer a free handbell and brass concert at 7:30 p.m., City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa, with Director Cathy Moklebust. Beforehand, at 7 p.m., there will be an organ concert and sing-along.
Ent Federal Credit Union will host a “How to Read Your Consumer Credit Report” seminar from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Ent’s Galley Service Center, 4545 Galley Road, south entrance. Learn what information is included on your consumer credit report and what isn’t, and how to check the accuracy of that information, clear up inaccuracies — and more. Register for this seminar at Ent.com/Seminars or call 574-1100 ext. 6670.
LPP nominees sought
Leadership Pikes Peak seeks nominees for its annual leadership awards to be presented at the annual gala later this year. The awards ceremony is part of the annual Celebration of Community Leadership, during which outstanding leaders from the community are recognized and celebrated. Nominations must be received Feb. 21 in four categories: Community Inspiration Leadership Award (Volunteer Leadership), Modeling the Way Community Leadership Award (Professional Leadership), Emerging Leader Award, Makepeace Community Trustee Award. Nominations may be submitted by faxing 632-5391 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailing to Box 128, Colorado Springs, 80901.
Women Voters nominees
The League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region will honor five women for their efforts to promote diversity, more transparent government and greater youth leadership.
Nominees will be recognized, and the winner announced, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Woman’s Club, 20 Mesa Road. The cost is $25; make checks payable to LWVPPR and send them to LWVPPR, P.O. Box 7888, Colorado Springs, 80933. RSVP by Feb. 20. For their civic contributions, the women are nominees for the League’s eighth annual Making Democracy Work Award. Nominees are Carmen Abeyta, Queen Brown, Jan Doran, Anna Marie Ortiz and Sue Stohlman. The League’s Award recognizes hands-on work that makes the region a strong and vibrant place to live.