Civic Opportunities 

Spotlight on Nonprofits, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, $60-$95. The Center for Nonprofit Excellence presents author Mark Sanborn. Thurs., March 9, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 575-4341 for more.

Bookfair fundraiser for West Middle School Language Arts Department, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East. Sat., March 11. Call 637-8282 for more.

PPJASS 2nd Sunday Jazz Affair Scholarship Fundraiser, The Original CastAways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $5-$7. Featuring the Coronado High School Jazz Band and CSU professors. Sun., March 12, 2-5 p.m. Visit ppjass.org for more.

Dorian Frilot Trust Fund Benefit Dinner, Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, 1805 Briargate Pkwy. $10. In memory of Brian "Dirty-B" Frilot. Silent auction and dinner proceeds to go to directly to fund. Mon., March 13, 3-7 p.m. Call Robbie at 262-9500 for more.

Pikes Peak United Way Community Celebration Luncheon, Rocky Mountain Ballroom, Broadmoor West, 1 Lake Circle. $20. Ft. Carson's Harmony In Motion jazz band will entertain the event. Tues., March 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reserve a spot by March 9 at 955-0740.

Open forum on Emergency Medical Technician Certification, Pueblo Community College, 900 W. Orman Ave. Learn about the Colorado Board of Health rule changes that affect certification of emergency medical technicians. Tues., March 14, 4-6 p.m. Call 692-2028 for more.

2nd Annual Tie That Binds Blanket Drive, School Crossings, 5540 Library Lane. Donate fleece blankets to children living in orphanages in China. Sat. March 18, 10 a.m. to noon. Call Diana at 260-9448 for more.

Play for Music symphonic fundraiser, Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $45. Enjoy a luncheon and play card and board games to benefit symphonic music in Colorado Springs. Sat., March 18, 11:30 a.m. Call Jane at 227-9575 by March 11 to make reservations.

The Spring Thing Big Band Dance Benefit for Care and Share, Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. $15-$20. Featuring Randy and Michelle Rodriguez and a silent auction. Call 576-2626 for tickets and 536-3240 for more information.

Tri-Lakes Senior Forum, Lewis-Palmer Middle School, 1776 Woodmore Drive, Monument. Help outline a comprehensive picture of senior issues. Sat., April 29, 8 a.m. to noon. Registration deadline is April 7. Call Chuck at 488-3855 for more

Food Drive for American Indians, One Nation Walking Together, 45-A Commerce St. Accepting donations of food, hygiene items, building supplies and money through April 30. Call 329-0251 for more.

Walk on the Wild Side Walk for Diabetes, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd. Help raise funds for research, advocacy, and diabetes services. Sat., May 6, 9 a.m. Call 633-9925 for more.


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