September 8

Community storytelling

Colorado College will host a workshop, “Skill Share: River Stories and an Introduction to Community Storytelling,” part of a new program to bolster support for the Colorado College Community Kitchen by strengthening the dialogue between students, guests and volunteers. Skill Shares will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sundays at Shove Memorial Chapel. The first series will be facilitated by Adison Quin Petti, a CC alum and staff adviser to the community kitchen. Contact or 389-6022, with questions or to learn about leading future activities.

September 9

Contracting certifications

The Small Business Administration will host a workshop on federal contracting, covering 8(a), HubZone and women-owned small business certifications. Topics include eligibility, requirements and benefits of each program. The workshop is slated for 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the SBA District Office, 721 19th St., Suite 426 in Denver. Call 303-844-2607 to register.

Colorado College lecture

The 2013-2014 Gaylord Endowed Lecture in Asian Pacific Area Studies will be “Ancestors, Virgins, and Friars: Local Religion in China, 1600-2000,” sponsored by the CC Program in Asian Studies and the History Department. The lecture features Eugenio Menegon, professor of Asian history at Boston University. The event will be at 4:30 p.m. in the screening room at the Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. It is free and open to the public.

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September 11

The Idea Space

The Idea Space presents a free gallery talk, “Systems and Subversions,” which explores aesthetics found within biological systems and the ethics of manipulating those systems. The Idea Space is an ongoing series of informal conversations, performances and experiences from a broad range of perspectives. Colorado College’s Phoebe Lostroh, associate professor of biology, and Darrell Killian, assistant professor of biology, will speak at 4:30 p.m. in the screening room at the Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.

Economic gardening

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting a seminar to teach businesses how to use annually updated demographic data, spending preference information and psychographic data to create strategies to grow businesses and profits. The event is set for 9 to 11 a.m. at 735 Campus Drive, second floor. Register at 574-1100.

September 12

Workforce Center job fair

Pikes Peak Workforce Center is hosting a fall job fair designed to connect companies with job seekers from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Veterans are allowed early entry at 9:30 a.m., but must bring a DD-214 or military identification card. Eighty companies are planning to attend. The fair is designed to connect hiring companies with work-ready job seekers.

September 17

Government outreach

The Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center will host an event for business owners to meet the Colorado Springs-area Department of Defense small business specialists, as well as other key government and business assistance agencies. The specialists will provide briefings about contracting needs and programs from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Colorado Technical University, 4425 N. Chestnut St., room 252.

Contract advice

The Colorado PTAC will have a workshop about how to apply for and receive government contracts from 1 to 4 p.m. at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St., room 252. Go to for more information.

September 18

Developing Your Team

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting a seminar to teach people ways to develop valuable team goals, set clear expectations for your team, achieve continuing team improvement and build a teamwork culture. The seminar will be held at Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main Street in Pueblo. For more information, call 574-1100, ext. 6670.

September 19

“The Federal Reserve”

David Jones, president and CEO of DMJ Advisors, a Denver-based consulting firm, will present the first lecture in Colorado College’s Economic and Business Deparmtent’s lecture series: “The Federal Reserve and Why it Matters.” Jones received a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been featured in Smart Money and Money magazines. The lecture is slated for 2 p.m. at Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. It’s free and open to the public.

Demographics in Grant Writing

Pikes Peak Library District will host a workshop on how to find the demographic information needed to build an effective case for project funding. Attendees will learn how to use demographic data to write grants. The free workshop is slated for 8 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.