Tour explores history
Downtown Colorado Springs offers guided tours 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month through December. From General Palmer to Fannie Mae Duncan, learn about downtown’s legendary names and faces. With a collection of bronze sculptures memorializing famous historical names and faces, downtown is an ideal “classroom” for learning the heritage of the region. This tour features stories of these legendary civic founders and visits the places that helped shape their lives and the city. Ticket price is $10; admission free for those 17 and under. Tour location will be confirmed with reservation. All paid tour tickets include a free coffee or tea. To register, 886-0088 or www.downtowncs.com/tours.
The Colorado Springs Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) will host its February networking dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Johnny Martin’s Car Central, 1 South Nevada Ave. The cost for dinner is $45. RSVP by Friday Feb. 7 to Heather at 632-5414.
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 Colorado Springs 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.
Credit report seminar
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.
Manitou Urban Renewal Authority
The city of Manitou Springs will host an open house on its land use model. The city is asking about the possibility of the redevelopment of the east end of Manitou Avenue between the U.S. Highway 24 overpass and the historic gateway arch. The open house will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave.
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 by Feb. 21. Nominees are sought 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, CO 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.