Ent hosting seminars this month

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following seminars in September:

Building a Home: Help from the Ground Up, 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 16, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6998.

Medicare Facts and Figures, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 21, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.

First-Time Home Buyers, 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 23, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6998.

Creating a Living Legacy, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 28, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.

City holding public meeting about golf course fees

The City of Colorado Springs is hosting a public meeting about proposed fee changes at Patty Jewett and Valley Hi golf courses.

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The meeting at Valley Hi will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20. The meeting at Patty Jewett will be at 6:30 Sept. 21.

The proposed changes include different charges for higher demand days and lower demand days. Higher prices would be charged for greens fees on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May through October. A lower fee would be in place for Monday through Thursday and from November through April.

For more information, call Dal Lockwood at 385-6931.

Master Gardner training available

The Colorado State University Cooperative Extension is holding introductory meetings for the Colorado Master Gardner Program from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 4 at the CSU Cooperative Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd.

The 15-week training program is designed to provide the public with information about fostering a successful home garden in the Colorado region.

Participants are required to attend one of the introductory meetings.

Reservations can be made by calling Linda Smith at 636-8923.

SBA hosting Regulator Fairness Board Hearing

The Small Business Administration’s National Ombudsman’s Office is holding a regional Regulatory Fairness Board Hearing from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 26 at the SBA’s Colorado District Office, 721 19th St, Suite 426, in Denver.

The hearing offers small business owners an opportunity to comment about regulatory enforcement action in a forum that ensures the government is listening. Participants will be allowed to give testimony about unfair or excessive federal regulatory enforcement actions such as repetitive audits, investigations, punitive fines, penalties, threats or retaliation.

To testify, contact Amy McDowell at (303) 844-2607, ext. 209, or amy.mcdowell@sba.gov by Sept. 15.

Experience the Springs accepting registrations

Leadership Pikes Peak is hosting its Experience the Springs class on Sept 27 and 28.

Participants will learn about the local arts scene, the pubic education system, Colorado Springs history, the inner workings of local government, the state of the regional economy and the challenges faced by human services agencies. The program will include tours of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Pioneer’s Museum, City Hall, the Salvation Army New Hope Center and the Carnegie Library.

The cost of the program is $250, and the registration deadline is Sept. 20.

To receive a brochure or to register, call 632-2618 or e-mail llp@leadershippikespeak.org.

Hispanic chamber hosting summer event

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Colorado Springs is hosting its Summer Extravaganza from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Sheraton Hotel.

The event will include a fashion show, casino games and dancing. The cost is $65 for individuals, $100 for couples and $550 for parties of 10.

For tickets, call 559-9300 or 460-1432.

Library district offering business program

The Pikes Peak Library District is offering the following business program:

Investment Tools at Your Library, 8:30 a.m., Sept. 30 at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn to research company information and follow company or mutual fund performance. Sources will include Value Line and Morningstar, subscription databases on the library’s Web site, and other Internet sites. Call 389-8968 for more information.

SCORE offering workshops for military personnel

The Colorado Springs SCORE chapter is offering “Starting a Small Business” workshops for members of the military.

The four-hour course is designed to answer the basic questions for people leaving the service and starting a small business.

The presentation includes discussions about the advantages and disadvantages of starting from scratch, purchasing a franchise or buying an existing business. While the information is an important first step, it does not replace the need to seek legal and accounting advice for concerns unique to an individual business.

Registration is done through the Family Support Center at each base or post. The cost is $15 per participant. Additional information is available by calling the SCORE office at 636-3074.

Programs are scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon at the following locations:

Fort Carson – Nov. 14

Peterson AFB – Nov. 1

Schriever AFB –Nov. 7