The City of Colorado Springs is accepting applications for its Citizens’ Academy, a series of eight sessions designed to improve understanding about municipal government, residents’ role in government and to develop a pool of knowledgeable individuals for openings on boards and commissions.
The sessions begin Sept. 6, and the deadline to apply is Aug. 3.
Applications are available at SpringsGov.com. For more information, visit the Web site or contact Monique Caterina at 385-5345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free training seminar about state sales tax issues at 2:30 p.m. July 6 at 4420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.
The 90-minute seminar will include information about sales tax licenses, trade names, how to collect sales tax, distinguishing sales and use tax, and available electronic services.
The Colorado Springs Conservatory will have its Summer Session 2006 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 27 to July 23 at 1430 N. Hancock Ave.
The program provides intensive study for young musicians and theater students ages 8-19. Tuition depends on the program, and scholarships are available.
For more information, call 577-4556 or visit www.coloradospringsconservatory.org.
<p>The Pikes Peak Workforce Center and the hotel and lodging industry will be conducting an information session and interviews for the American Hotel & Lodging Skills, Tasks and Results Training at 10 a.m. June 20 at the center’s main office, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
<p>START, which was developed by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, is a curriculum that gives students the knowledge and skills needed for a long-term career in the lodging industry.
<p>If accepted into the program, students will receive training for positions including front desk, reservations, housekeeping, bell services, restaurant service, and banquet setup and service. Classes begin July 21 and last for 12 weeks. Candidates must meet eligibility requirements to participate in the program.
The Colorado Association of Internet Professionals is hosting its quarterly High-Tech/Internet Networking and Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. June 15 at the Sunbird Restaurant, 230 Pointe of the Pines Drive.
The event is free and you do not need to be a CAIP member to attend.
For more information, visit www.csaip.org or call David Ashley at 638-9925.
TESSA, the local rape crisis center and domestic violence shelter, is hosting its tri-yearly volunteer training June 6-8.
The training will cover a range of topics and focus on the facets of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The cost of training is $30. After the program is completed, TESSA asks for a minimum of a six-month commitment from new volunteers.
The Colorado Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Committee, in conjunction with the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, is sponsoring a rangeland school June 15-16 at the Hub City Senior Center in Limon.
Topics to be covered include ecological sites, plant growth, response to grazing, prescribed grazing management, production versus profit, animal behavior, facility design and monitoring.
Pease Consulting Group is offering a free Web seminar for non profit executives at 2 p.m. May 18.
The seminar will show financial, IT and fundraising officers how to improve donor retention while paying the lowest possible software ownership costs. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of “Be Your Donor’s Favorite Charity: 10 Ways to Keep Them Giving and Giving Again.”
Fort Carson is inviting the public to learn about environmental restoration projects on post at the quarterly meeting of the Restoration Advisory Board at 6:30 p.m. May 11 at Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center, Building 7300 off Wood Fill Road.Continue reading …
The Catamount Institute is hosting Mission Reorganization from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6 at the Beidelman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo.
The seminar, which is part of the institute’s Living Simply, Living Well workshop series, will introduce strategies to eliminate clutter, organize your home and personal space for optimal function and maintain a “clutter-lite” lifestyle over the long-term.