April 25, 7 p.m., the Colorado Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will hold its Top of the Rockies Awards event at the club. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. With a record number of entries this year, SPJ is expecting a big crowd as journalists celebrate recognition for a lot of hard work and topnotch work. Entry is free to winners, and SPJ will ask for a small donation. Light appetizers will be provided with a cash bar.
Thursday, May 1, 6:30 p.m., the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Journalism and Women Symposium will co-sponsor a program about elections and campaign finances. This event is free and open to the public. No reservation necessary; just show up.
Colorado again will play a prominent national role in the November elections and where there's interest, there's money - a lot of it - with much of it pouring in from outside the state.
Join Nancy Watzman of the Sunlight Foundation, who will show you tools to follow the federal money that flows into the state, and Sandra Fish, an independent journalist, who will offer tips on tracking money at the state level.
Friday, June 20, 6 p.m., SINATRA NIGHT, with Steven St. James performing once again with a night of Frank Sinatra songs. Menu: Baked lasagna, garlic chicken, roasted herbed potatoes, mixed vegetables, tossed salad. Cost: $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers. MANDATORY RESERVATIONS must be made by 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at www.blacktie-colorado.com. Here's a direct link: http://tinyurl.com/myqvsks