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.
Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m., Colorado Press Women's spring meeting is at the Kendrick Cottage, 5414 Kendrick Court, Golden. A panel on covering the West for a national/international audience features Paul Beban, Denver correspondent for Al Jazeera America, and Jim Anderson, Colorado-Montana-Wyoming news editor for The Associated Press. CPW also will honor Sandy Graham as Communicator of Achievement as well as contest winners. Cost and payment information available at http://www.coloradopresswomen.org/events.shtml.