June 30

The 100 worst mistakes

Learn the worst mistakes in government contracting.  9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., the El Paso County Citizens Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, contact Jason Rupinski rupinski@leidos.com for more information. Hosted by Colorado PTAC and the Pikes Peak Chapter of the National Contract Management Association.

July 8

75th annual rodeo

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo through July 11, Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road. For information and prices, log on to pikespeakorbust.org.

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Google and business

Using Google has its rewards. Ent Federal Credit Union and the Small Business Development Center, 9 a.m.-noon, 7350 Campus Drive, second floor. Call 574-1100, ext 6670.

Systemize your network

Join savvy business women networkers to learn more about the fine art of “Systemizing Your Networking Followup” with Tish Times, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hotel Eleganté. RSVP required: ewomennetwork.com.

LEAN certification

Two-day workshop on methodology to create efficient processes for women and men, $70, at the Women’s Resource Agency, Citadel Mall, 5:30-7 p.m. Second session is July 9, 5:30-7 p.m., same location. For details, wrainc.org. To register, reception@crainc.org or 471-3170.

July 9

Boots ‘N Suits

Business After Hours at the Rodeo by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Authority, 5-7 p.m., $10-$25, Norris-Penrose Event Center. To register, 471-8183.

Special film

Movie on Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) in Oklahoma City, a community-development model, free, 5:30-7:30 p.m., UCCS University Theater, Room 302. Must register by July 6. To register, coloradospringsbusinessalliance.com. For information, 884-2828.

July 10

Jazz

Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church hosts the Air Force Academy Falconaires, 7 p.m., free, 601 N. Tejon Ave.

Proposal writing

Learn to write a strong, competitive proposal. Sponsored by the Colorado PTAC, 8 – 11:30 a.m., El Paso County Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road.

July 11

Buy a home

Home Buying. Ent Federal Credit Union, 10 a.m.-noon, 7350 Campus Drive, second floor, free. Call 574-1100 ext 6670 to register.

History lesson

Learn about the Pikes Peak Range Riders, $5 suggested donation, free for members, Pioneers Museum, 215 Tejon St., 2-3 p.m. To register, cspm.org.

July 14

Retire with money

Aventa Credit Union building your retirement workshop, Dublin branch, free, 6-7:30 p.m., 2735 Dublin Blvd. To register, 482-7648.

July 16

CSBJ power lunch

All surrounding city mayors will discuss issues in their cities and how citizens and cities can work together in a regional approach to economic prosperity. Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S. Circle Dr., 11:30 a.m., $25 includes lunch. To register, csbj.com and click on events.

Business Bootcamp

Learn how to start your own business, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, $15 for seminar, Call 667-3803 for information and to register.

Women in Business

An Evening in Tuscany reception by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Authority, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., $40, Gold Hill Mesa, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive. To register, 471-8183.