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September 2, 2017
Monu-Palooza, Sun. Sept. 3, 2 p.m.
Forest Lakes Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Sep. 5, 10 a.m.
El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Sep. 5, 9 a.m.
Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Tue., Sep. 5, 6:30 p.m.
Shorts Night, Fri., Sep. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Black Rose Acoustic Society Open Stage headlined by the Hydes, Fri., Sep. 8, opening act at 7 p.m.
Neighborhood Garage Sale in Monument Villas, Fri.-Sat., Sep. 8-9, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Clean Sweep, a county household hazardous waste disposal event, Sat., Sep. 9, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Palmer Lake Elementary Annual Community Garage Sale, Sat., Sep. 9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling Event, Sat., Sep. 9, 9-11 a.m.
Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Community Open House, Sat., Sep. 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Front Range Open Studios, Sat.-Sun., Sep. 9-10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gleneagle Sertoma 16th Annual Patriot Golf Benefit, Mon., Sep. 11, 7 a.m. check-in, 8 a.m. start.
Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Community Open House, Sat., Sep. 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Sep. 12, 10 a.m.
Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Sep. 12, 5 p.m.
Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 13, 9 a.m.
Palmer Lake Planning Commission Workshop, Wed., Sep. 13, 6 p.m.
Monument Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Sep. 13, 6:30 p.m.
D-38 Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), Wed., Sep. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Lewis-Palmer Board of Education Meeting, Thu., Sep. 14, 6 p.m.
Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., Sep. 14, 6 p.m.
Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Sep. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI): Exhibit Lecture, Thu., Sep. 14, 6 p.m. refreshments, 7 p.m. lecture.
D-38 Community Engagement Seminar, Sat., Sep. 16, 8 a.m. (breakfast) to 3:30 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Community Open House, Sat., Sep. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Larkspur Autumn Harvest & Craft Fest, Sat.-Sun., Sep. 16-17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
D-38 Community Engagement Seminar, Sat., Sep. 16, 8 a.m. (breakfast) to 3:30 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Community Open House, Sat., Sep. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon, Sep. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Lions Charity Golf Tournament, Mon. Sep. 18,  registration 7:30 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m.
Tri-Lakes Community/Centura Blood Drive, Tue., Sep. 19, 2:30-7 p.m.
El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Sep. 19, 9 a.m.
Parenting the Snapchat Generation, Tue., Sep. 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 20, 9 a.m.
Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 20, 6 p.m.
Palmer Lake Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Sep. 20, 6 p.m.
Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Sep. 21, 1 p.m.
Donala Water & Sanitation District Public Meeting, Thu., Sep. 21, 1:30 p.m.
Art Hop Book Signing at Covered Treasures Bookstore, Thu., Sep. 21, 5-8 p.m.
Art Hop at Sew-In-Tune: Swords, Thu., Sep. 21, 5-8 p.m.
Black Rose Acoustic Society Open Stage headlined by Toney Rocks, Fri., Sep. 22, opening act at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15.
Tom Paxton & Don Juans at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Sep. 22, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m.
Sound the Alarm and Save a Life, Sat., Sep. 23, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Community Service: Wood Chipping, Sat. Sep. 23, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Best Dog Grand Re-Opening, Sat., Sep. 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bines & Brews Hopfest, Sat., Sep. 23, 1-5 p.m.
Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 27, 6 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Woodmoor Improvement Association Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 27, 7 p.m.
Paint Mines Senior Trip, Tue., Sep. 29.
Be A Senior Smarty: A Free Workshop, Tue., Sep. 29, 9 a.m.-noon
Bill Anderson Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Sep. 29, 7 p.m.
Creek Week Community Clean-Up, Sat., Sep. 30, 9 a.m.
Bethesda Gardens Community Open House, Sat., Sep. 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Music Alliance Concert, Sat., Sep. 30, 7 p.m.
Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m.
El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Oct. 3, 9 a.m.
Forest Lakes Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Oct. 3, 10 a.m.
Kiwanis 2017 Anne Shimek Memorial Empty Bowls Dinner & Silent Auction, Wed., Oct 4, 5-7:30 p.m.
South Africa’s Kuyasa Kids Choir Concert, Wed., Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
MVEA Member Appreciation Day, Thu., Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Haunted Mines & Colorado Fear Fest, Oct. 5-31
Palmer Lake Art Group’s 44th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair, Fri.-Sat., Oct. 6-7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival, Sat., Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI): Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival, Sat.,-Sun., Oct. 7-8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Palmer Lake .5K Run, Sun., Oct. 8, 10-11:30 a.m.
MVEA Member Appreciation Day, Thu., Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Black Forest Arts and Craft Guild 53rd Annual Fall Show and Sale, Thu.-Sun., Nov. 2-5, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sun.

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Vol. 17 No. 9 - September 2, 2017

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Amateur Radio Tech Field Day event, Saturday, June 24, 8am - 5pm, open to the public, sponsored by WØTLM Radio Association. Hands-on ham radio demos, educational forums, emergency communications info, Q&A with radio experts, and more. Food service on site 11 - 1. Black Forest Fire Station, 11445 Teachout Road. For more info: www.w0tlm.com

 Vol. 17 No. 6 - June 3, 2017

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