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December 3, 2017
Forest Lakes & Pinon Pines Metropolitan Districts Board Meeting, Mon., Dec. 4, 10:30 a.m.
Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Land Use Committee Meeting, Mon., Dec. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Dec. 5, 9 a.m.
Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Dec. 5, 7 p.m.
Do Good Drinking, Tue., Dec. 5, 5-8 p.m.
Community Forum on possible commercial development, Tue., Dec. 5, 6:30-8 p.m.
Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Wed., Dec. 6, 6 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Donala Water & Sanitation District Public Budget Hearing & Board Meeting, Thu., Dec. 7, 1:30 p.m.
Black Rose Acoustic Society Holiday Show/Singalong Potluck with Bettman & Halpin, Fri., Dec. 8, 7-10 p.m.
Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery: Advent Retreat--An Advent Pause, Show up, Slow down; Sat., Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Covered Treasures Bookstore Book Signings, Sat.,Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Gallery 132 Ice Carving Event, Sat., Dec. 9, noon.
Annual Handbell Christmas Concert, Sat., Dec. 9, 7 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Dec. 12, 10 a.m.
Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Dec. 12, 5 p.m.
Palmer Lake Yule Log Pot Luck Dinner, Tue., Dec. 12, 6 p.m.
Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Dec. 13, 9 a.m.
Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Dec. 13, 9 a.m.
Palmer Lake Planning Commission Workshop, Wed.,Dec. 13, 6 p.m.
Monument Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Woodmoor Improvement Association Board Meeting, Wed., Dec. 13, 7 p.m.
Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Dec. 14, 1 p.m.
Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Monument Hill Farmers Market Winter Indoor Market, Sat., Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Richard Lindsay Trunk Show at Santa Fe Trail Jewelry, Fri.-Sun., Dec. 15-17, Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Music Association Annual Christmas Concert: The Story of Christmas, Fri.-Sun., Dec. 15-17, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m.
Wescott Fire Department Santa Patrol, Sat., Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Annual Palmer Lake Yule Log Hunt, Sun., Dec. 17, 1 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Trek up the mountain in search of the Yule Log. Hunt participants should arrive 11 a.m.-noon.
Holiday Make & Take: Last-Minute Gift Classes at Sew-In-Tune, Sun.-Mon., Dec. 17-18, 10 a.m-4 p.m.
Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon, Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m.
D-38 District Middle School Band Concert, Mon.,Dec. 18, 7 p.m.
El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Dec. 19, 9 a.m.
D-38 District Band Concert, Tue., Dec. 19, 7 p.m.
Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Dec. 20, 6 p.m.
Palmer Lake Planning Commission Meeting, Wed.,Dec. 20, 6 p.m.
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board Meeting, Thu., Dec. 21, 6 p.m
Silver Alliance Christmas Party, Thu., Dec. 21, noon-2:15 p.m.
Santa on Patrol, Sat., Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cathedral Rock Church Christmas Eve Service, Sun., Dec. 24, 10 a.m.
Fuel Church Christmas Service, Sun., Dec. 24, 10 a.m.; fellowship with free donuts and coffee, 9:30 a.m.
St. Matthias Episcopal Church Christmas Eve Services, Sun., Dec. 24, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church Christmas Eve Services, Sun., Dec. 24, 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.
County’s Annual Treecycle, Sat.-Sun., Dec. 30-31; Jan. 6-7, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Tue., Jan. 2, 6:30 p.m.
El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Jan. 2, 9 a.m.
Town of Monument Workshop: Planning 101, An Overview of the Planning Process from Start to Finish, Mon., Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m.
Town of Monument Workshop: Planning 101, An Overview of the Planning Process from Start to Finish, Mon., Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m.
Monument Police Department Active Shooter Class, Wed. Jan. 10, 10 a.m.-noon.
Rocky Mountain Music Alliance Concert, Sat., Jan. 20, 7 p.m.

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Vol. 17 No. 12 - December 2, 2017

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