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Please note our policy: Our community calendar carries listings on a space-available basis for Tri-Lakes events that are sponsored by local governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations. We include events that are open to the general public and are not religious or self-promotional in nature. If space is available, complimentary calendar listings are included, when requested, for events advertised in the current issue.

To have your event included in Our Community Calendar: Contact John Heiser at 488-3455, P.O. Box 1742, Monument, Colorado 80132-1742, or calendar@ocn.me. The information we need is the day (such as 3rd Wednesday each month, every Tuesday, or whatever), the time, location (with directions if it isn't a place most people are likely to know), and a point of contact with phone number and/or e-mail address for those wanting more information. There is no charge for listings in Our Community Calendar.

Upcoming Events  - Our Community Calendar is subdivided into

Governmental Bodies
Local Library Events
Weekly and Monthly Events
Special Events

Although we strive for accuracy in these listings, you are strongly urged to double-check the time and place of any event you wish to attend by calling the info number for that event.

Items, if any, differ from what was printed in the latest issue of OCN. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Governmental Bodies

  • Town of Monument Workshop: Planning 101, An Overview of the Planning Process from Start to Finish, Mon., Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument.. The public is invited to this workshop of the Board of Trustees, Planning Commission, and Board of Adjustments. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Jan. 9, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks, 481-4053.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Jan. 9, 5 p.m., 15275 Struthers Rd. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: 488-6868, www.colorado.gov/triviewmetro.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jan. 10, 9 a.m., 120 Middle Glenway. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2732. www.plsd.org.
  • Palmer Lake Planning Commission Workshop, Wed., Jan. 10, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Jan. 11, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 488-2525, www.woodmoorwater.com.
  • Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd & 4th Thu. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Jan. 16, 9 a.m., 2880 International Circle (off Union Blvd & Printers Pkwy). Meets 1st & 3rd Tue. (if required) each month. Info: 520-6300, http://adm2.elpasoco.com/planning/agendas/pc/pc-agn.asp.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Tue., Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • D-38 Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) Meeting, Tue., Jan. 16, 7-8:30 p.m., optional LPMS campus tour 6:30-7 p.m., Lewis-Palmer Middle School, 1776 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meets 2nd Tue. each month, location varies. Info: 488-4700, www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Jan. 16, 7 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Normally meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 488-8680.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jan. 17, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-4886.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jan. 17, 6 p.m., Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-0711.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Wed., Jan. 17, 6 p.m., school library, 1150 Village Ridge Point, Monument. Normally meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-1950, www.monumentacademy.net/school-board.
  • Palmer Lake Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Jan. 17, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • D-38 Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), Wed., Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 785-4208, cpetersen@lewispalmer.org.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Jan. 18, 1:30 p.m., 15850 Holbein Dr. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-3603, www.donalawater.org.
  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board Meeting, Thu., Jan. 18, 6 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-4700, www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Wed., Jan. 24, 6 p.m., Monument Sanitation District board room, 130 Second St. Normally meets 4th Wed. each month, Info: 488-2110, www.fvawd.com.
  • Monument Planning Commission Special Meeting, Wed., Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.. Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Normally meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m., TLMFPD Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105. Normally meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: Jennifer Martin, 484-0911, www.tlmfire.org.
  • Woodmoor Improvement Association Board Meeting, Wed., Jan. 24, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Normally meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: 488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.

Local Library Events

For additional information on library events, see the library events column and visit www.ppld.org. All branches will close Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • The Palmer Lake Library hours are Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 66 Lower Glenway. Info: 481-2587, www.ppld.org.
  • The Monument Branch Library hours are Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 1-5 p.m. 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Book Break, every Mon., Wed., & Fri., 10:30-10:45 a.m. A short read-aloud session for preschoolers. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Paws to Read, every Mon. & Wed., 4-5 p.m. Let your child practice reading to a Paws to Read dog. No registration required. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Storytime, every Tue., 10:30-11 a.m. & 11:15-11:45 a.m. Children ages 3 and up, with a favorite adult, experience stories through books, flannelboards, puppets, songs and activities. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Peak Reader, every Tue. & Thu., 5-6 p.m. Children’s Literacy Peak Reader program. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Palmer Lake Library: Storytime, every Wed., 10:45-11:10 a.m. Children ages 3 and up, with a favorite adult, experience stories through books, flannelboards, puppets, songs and activities. Palmer Lake Branch Library, 66 Lower Glenway. Info: 481-2587, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Toddler Time, every Thu., 9:30 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Rhymes & rhythms for one- and two-year-olds. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Palmer Lake Library Family Fun: Lego Build, Sat., Jan. 6, 10:30 a.m. Legos provided, please do not bring your own. Palmer Lake Branch Library, 66 Lower Glenway. Info: 481-2587, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library Family Fun: The Snow Show with Denise Gard, Sat., Jan. 13, 2:30 p.m. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Teen Gaming Night, Fri., Jan. 19 , 3:30 p.m. Ages 9-18, video games and snacks. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: LEGO Build, Sat., Jan. 20, 10-11:30 a.m. Build Legos with fellow enthusiasts. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library Teens: Teen Advisory Board: Interest Meeting, Tue., Jan. 23, 4:30-5 p.m. Earn volunteer hours and share your ideas. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Anime Club, Thu., Jan. 25, 5-6 p.m. Ages 13/14+, eat snacks, help plan the new anime club. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library Teen Arts and Crafts: Anti-Valentine’s Day Crafts, Wed., Jan. 31, 4 p.m. Snacks and crafts. Supplies provided. Registration required. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Meets last Wed. each month. RSVP & Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Kinderspark, Sat., Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-noon. Discover fun ideas to help your child get ready for kindergarten. For ages 5 and under with an adult. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 531-6333, x2403; www.ppld.org.
  • Palmer Lake Library Family Fun: Lego Build, Sat., Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Legos provided; please do not bring your own Legos. Palmer Lake Branch Library, 66 Lower Glenway. Info: 481-2587, www.ppld.org.
  • Pikes Peak Library District’s Kids Web and PPLD Teens: Kids Web at www.ppld.org features resources for school reports and homework, Tumblebooks––free online read-along books, and a Fun & Games link. A "grown-ups" link has information about local school districts, home-schooling, and more.

Adult programs

  • Monument Library: Socrates Café, every Tue., 1-3 p.m. This group focuses on philosophy, religions, spirituality, and the common threads among humanity. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: German Conversation Group, every Tue., 3:15-4:15 p.m. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Senior Chats, every Wed., 10 a.m.-noon. Seniors, share conversation and a cup of coffee. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Knitting, every Wed., 3-4:30 p.m. Adults and teens, practice materials and some instruction provided. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: Tarah, 531-6333 x1838, 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Monumental Bookworms, Tue., Jan. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. All are welcome to this evening book club sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Friends of PPLD. This month’s book: The All-Girls Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Second Thursday Craft--Embossing Powder, Thu., Jan. 11, 1-3 p.m. Materials provided, registration required. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. RSVP & Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: La Leche League Meeting, Fri., Jan. 12, 10 a.m., Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Mothers, babies, and mothers-to-be are all invited. Meets 2nd Fri. each month. Info: Kelley, 440-2477, kdghorashi@gmail.com.
  • Monument Library: Scrap Exchange—Who Gives a SCRAP, Sat., Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A free craft material exchange. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Palmer Divide Quiltmakers Sewing Bee, Wed., Jan. 17, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Cravings, Weight Gain, and the Blood Sugar Rollercoaster, Wed., Jan. 17, 5-6 p.m. Learn from a nutritionist how nutrients affect blood sugar levels and appetite. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Baseball Club of Monument, Wed., Jan. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Plan events to support Palmer Ridge Bears Baseball. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Monumental Readers Book Club, Fri., Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-noon. All are welcome to this spirited group. This month’s book: Faithful Place by Tana French. Meets 3rd Fri. each month. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Monument Essential Tremor Support Group, Sat., Jan. 20, 1-3 p.m. Movement disorder support group. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: History Buffs Book Discussion Group, Wed., Jan. 24, 1-3 p.m. Meets 4th Wed. each month, Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Spinning Group, Thu., Jan. 25, 1:30-3:45 p.m. Explore hand spinning. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Undersea Wonders, Thu., Jan. 25, 7-8:45 p.m. Dr. Pat Shahan presents a DVD of beautiful underwater images from the warm oceans of the world. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Bonfils Blood Center Blood Drive, Sat., Jan. 27, 11 a.m-3 p.m., Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: Coloring for All Ages, Fri., Feb. 2, 3-5:45 p.m. Drop in once a month for coloring and light conversation. Pages and coloring tools provided. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Monument Library: WØTLM Radio Association FCC Amateur Radio Service License Examinations, Sat., Feb. 3, 12:30-2:45 p.m. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Free and open to the public. Info: Joyce Witte, 661-9824, Joycewitte@gmail.com; www.W0TLM.com.
  • The Library Channel (Comcast 17) broadcasts 24/7. See live simulcasts of programs, recorded presentations, a schedule of Library events, children’s storytimes, an adult literacy program, El Paso County Commissioners meetings, and much more. Find the schedule online at www.ppld.org, then click on the link "Happenings @ Your Library," then click on the "Comcast 17" link to search the schedule.

Weekly and Monthly Events

  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Club Breakfast Meeting, every Sat., 8 a.m., D-38 Administration Building, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Guests are welcome to the weekly meetings that feature speakers on a variety of topics and a free buffet breakfast. Join the 140+ men and women of the Tri-Lakes area who work together on projects to support our community. Info: Bob Hayes, 481-9693, www.monumenthillkiwanis.org.
  • Southwinds Fine Art Gallery Open Studio Saturdays, every Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, 16575 Roller Coaster Rd. (at Baptist Road). Weekly costumed figure drawing studio sessions, no instruction. Cost: $10. Info: 481-6157.
  • Bingo by the American Legion, every Sat., game sales start at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m., the Depot Restaurant, in Palmer Lake. Proceeds go to scholarships and other community support activities. Info: 481-8668, www.americanlegiontrilakespost911.com/bingo.htm.
  • Watercolor Painting Demo, with art class afterward, every Sat.-Sun., 3-5 p.m. For watercolor art for fun and good health, join Janet Sellers and get free local scene coloring pages while she demos at local cultural, coffee, and food spots. RSVP & Info: janetsellers10@gmail.com, 357-7454.
  • Fuel Church Sunday Service, every Sun., 9:30 a.m. fellowship with free donuts and coffee, 10 a.m. main service; 14960 Woodcarver Rd. (just west of I-25 off Baptist Road). Non-denominational, spirit-led. Info: info@fuel.org, www.fuelchurch.org.
  • Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church Worship Hours, every Sun., traditional services 8 & 11 a.m., contemporary service 9:30 a.m., Sunday school, all ages, 9:30 a.m., 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. See ad on page 3. Info: 488-1365, www.tlumc.org.
  • Cathedral Rock Church Sunday Service, every Sun., 10 a.m., Tri-Lakes YMCA, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. See ad on page 11. Info: www.cathedralrockchurch.org.
  • St. Matthias Episcopal Church Holy Communion, every Sun., 10 a.m., 18320 Furrow Rd. (1/2 mi. N of 105). Info: 426-9809, www.saint-matthias.org.
  • Tai-Chi Class, every Mon., 9-10:30 a.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Cost: $5. Drop-ins welcome. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Seniors: Tai Chi Classes, every Mon., 11–noon, Senior Center at Lewis-Palmer High School (across from the YMCA). This soft, slow, and gentle form of exercise has many benefits. Registration required. $3 suggested donation. RSVP & Info: 464-6873.
  • Seniors Monday Movie Matinee, every Mon., 1-4 p.m., Tri-Lakes Senior Center located on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Free movies and snacks. See the schedule of films in Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance Senior Beat.
  • Sew Motion Knitting & Crochet Social Group, every Mon., 3-5 p.m., 862 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Drop in, work on your yarn related projects. Info: 481-1565, www.sew-motion.com.
  • Artfully Speaking Toastmasters, every Mon., 5:45 p.m., DeVry University, 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd., room 13. Info: Jon Walsh, 640-9428; www.artfullyspeaking.toastmastersclubs.org.
  • Women’s A.A. Step Study, every Mon., 6 p.m. Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 W. Baptist Rd. Info: 481-0431.
  • Yin Yoga Classes, every Mon., 6:30-7:45 p.m., Yoga Pathways Studio, 755 Hwy 105, West End Center, Suite A (3⁄4 mile west of Safeway). A slow yoga practice; all levels welcome. First class always free. Info: Deb Harano, 338-8467; DimensionsYoga@gmail.com.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Bingo, every Mon., 7:30 pm, Carefree Bingo, 3440 N. Carefree Circle, Colo. Springs. All proceeds benefit those in need in the Tri-Lakes Community. Info: mark.zeiger@gmail.com.
  • Adult Literacy Class, every Mon. & Wed., 6-7:30 p.m., D-38 Admin. Building, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Open to the public. Info: 488-4700.
  • Senior Citizen Luncheons, every Mon.-Fri.,, 12-12:30 p.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. See the menu for the month in the Senior Beat newsletter. A $2.25 donation is requested. Stay for bingo the 2nd Thu. each month. Reservations are requested, phone 884-2304.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Daily guided tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost: $9 adults, $8 military/AAA, $7 seniors & students, $5 children 3-12, free to children under 3 & museum members. Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance Thrift Store, open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 755 Hwy 105, Suite N, in the West End Center. Seniors 62+ get a 20% discount on Wednesdays. All proceeds support Tri-Lakes Senior Programs. To donate furniture, call 488-3495 for a pickup. See ad on page 32. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org.
  • Tri-Lakes YMCA Senior Coffee, every Tue., 9:30-11:30 a.m., 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Members and non-members are welcome. Socialize, have coffee and snacks in the front lobby. Free. Info: 630-2604, hbrandon@ppymca.org, www.ppymca.org.
  • Al-anon Meeting: Monument Serenity, every Tue., 7:30-8:30 p.m., Ascent Church, (formerly the Tri-Lakes Chapel) 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. Info: Kay, 481-9258.
  • Act II Thrift Shop, open Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds benefit Tri-Lakes area non-profits. Info: 487-3268, cara@mynothlandchurch.org, www.mynorthlandchurch.org/act-ii.
  • Tri-Lakes Awana Club, every Wed., 6-7:45 p.m., 14960 Woodcarver Rd. (just west of I-25 off Baptist Road). For kids ages 5-12, club hosted by Fuel Church. Info: www.trilakesawana.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Church of Christ Wednesday Night Fellowship Meal (Free) & Classes, every Wed., 6-7:30 p.m., 20450 Beacon Lite Road, Monument (Corner of Beacon Lite & County Line Roads). Info: 488-9613, gregsmith@trilakeschurch.org, www.trilakeschurch.org.
  • D-38 Home School Enrichment Academy, every Thu., 8:20 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Grace Best Education Center, 66 Jefferson St., Monument. Use east entrance on Adams Street. Info: ctanner@lewispalmer.org, or enroll online at www.lewispalmer.org/domain/543.
  • Al-anon Meeting: Letting Go, every Thu., 9-10:10 a.m., Tri-Lakes Chapel, room 209, 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. Info: Kay, 481-9258.
  • A.A. Big Book Study, every Thu., 7 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 W. Baptist Rd. Info: 481-0431.
  • Tri-Lakes Land Use Committee Meeting, Mon., Jan. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 166 2nd St., Monument. Get involved: give input on proposed developments in the Tri-Lakes area to influence the direction of growth. All are welcome. Normally meets 1st Mon. each month. Info: TriLakesluc@gmail.com.
  • Palmer Divide Photographers Group, Mon., Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Award-winning sports photographer Dougal Browing will talk about "The Decisive Moment" in action photography. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: www.pdphotographers.com.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Jan. 9, 5-9 p.m., Tri-Lakes Senior Center. Any age, any skill. Learners welcome. Drop in and leave when you want. Bring your own board and pieces if you have them. Meets 2nd & 4th Tue. each month. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org/chess.
  • Pikes Peak Music Teachers Association meeting, Tue., Jan. 9, 9 a.m., Graner Music, 4460 Barnes Rd., Colo. Springs. Music teachers and students, meet for coffee, a meeting, and program presentation. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Susan Marten, 231-9272, www.ppmta.org.
  • Black Forest AARP Potluck Lunch & Meeting, Wed., Jan. 10, noon, Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. All ages welcome. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: Stan, 596-6787, or www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Wed., Jan. 10, Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines your feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $30 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed. and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • Senior Bingo, Thu., Jan. 11, Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, after the senior lunch. Come for lunch at noon, then stay and play. Free! Prizes! Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: Maggie Nealon, 488-3037.
  • Bridge, Thu., Jan. 11, 1-4 p.m., Tri-Lakes Senior Center located on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Walk-ins are welcome. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Reservation suggested: call Judy, 626-399-2733.
  • Legacy Sertoma Dinner Meeting, Thu., Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m., Monument Hill Country Club, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. New members and visitors welcome. Meets 2nd & 4th Thu. each month. Info: Ed Kinney, 481-2750.
  • Ben Lomond Gun Club, Tri-Lakes Chapter, Thu., Jan. 11, 7 p.m., Tri-Lakes Fire Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105 west of Monument near the bowling alley. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-3364.
  • La Leche League Meeting, Fri., Jan. 12, noon-1 p.m., Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Mothers, babies, and mothers-to-be are all invited. Meets 2nd Fri. each month. Info: Kelley, 440-2477, kdghorashi@gmail.com.
  • Southwinds Fine Art Gallery Champagne Celebration Art Tour, Fri., Jan. 12, 4-9 p.m., Art Talk 7 p.m., 16575 Roller Coaster Rd. (at Baptist Road). January speaker is Atomic Brunette, aka artist Thia Lynn. Meets 2nd Fri. each month. Info: 481-6157.
  • El Paso County Hazardous Materials & Recycling Collection Facility, Sat., Jan. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3255 Akers Dr., Colorado Springs. Open the 2nd Sat. each month as well as Mon.-Thu., 7 a.m.-5 p.m., accepts porcelain fixtures, common recyclable items, household hazardous waste, various electronics, and TVs up to 19-inch diagonal. Accepts documents from private households for shredding, up to two legal paper-sized boxes. Bring a nonperishable food item for Care and Share. Info: 520-7878, http://adm.elpasoco.com/Environmental_Services/Solid_Waste_Management.
  • Palmer Lake Art Group, Sat., Jan. 13, 9 a.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. A variety of art programs are offered after the social gathering and business meeting. Guests welcome. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: 487-1329, www.palmerlakeartgroup.com.
  • Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, Sat., Jan. 13, 9:45-11:30 a.m., The First National Bank of Monument, 581 Hwy 105. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: Gail, 481-3711.
  • Random Acts of Kindness, Sat., Jan. 13, 1-4 p.m., location and activity varies each month. Join other community members to collect food or toy donations, rake leaves, shovel snow, or whatever the need is. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: Melinda Reichal, 719-313-0688, mreichal@aol.com.
  • Southwinds Fine Art Gallery Afternoon Tea & Champagne, Sat., Jan. 13, 1-4 p.m., 16575 Roller Coaster Rd. (at Baptist Road). January spotlight artist is Janet Sellers showing her Spirit Trees and Animals of our local forests. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: 481-6157.
  • Amateur Radio WØTLM (Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association), Mon., Jan. 15, 7 p.m.. All amateur radio operators or those interested in becoming amateur radio operators are welcome. Meets 3rd Mon. Info: Joyce Witte, 661-9824, Joycewitte@gmail.com; www.W0TLM.com.
  • Fibromyalgia Support Group, Tue., Jan. 16, 5 p.m., Police Station, 7850 Goddard (1 block off Academy on Kelly Johnson near Chapel Hills Mall), Community Room just inside main entrance. A DVD will play 5-6 p.m.; meeting starts at 6 p.m. Share concerns and success stories and talk to a D.O. Learn how you can become pain-free. No charge, no products sold. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 481-2230.
  • Outpouring: TLUMC Supporting our Community, Tue., Jan. 16, 7 p.m., back Barrel Room at Pikes Peak Brewing Company, 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Everyone is welcome. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: LWeber1971@aol.com; for current speaker info go to http://tlumc.org/outreach/outpouring.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, Wed., Jan. 17, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Dr., (off Voyager Blvd in Colorado Springs). Interesting speakers and programs; all are welcome. Meets 1st & 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Garrett Barton, 433-5396; Duane Gritzmaker, 481-2424; www.gleneaglesertoma.org.
  • Senior Bingo, Wed., Jan. 17, 1-2 p.m., Tri-Lakes Senior Center, Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Sue Walker, 464-6873.
  • Drummers! Wed., Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m., Yoga Pathways, Suite A, West End Center, 755 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Free and open to all ages. Bring any kind of drum or other hand percussion instrument. Beginners welcome! Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Nan, 466-1257, nananddon@hotmail.com.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7829, Wed., Jan. 17, 7 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument, New members welcome. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Post Commander Joe Carlson, 405-326-2588, jcarlson@vfw7829.org, www.vfw7829.org.
  • VFW Auxiliary to Post 7829, Wed., Jan. 17, 7 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. New members welcome. If you are a male or female relative of a veteran who served on foreign soil during war or other military action, you may be eligible. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Kathy Carlson, 488-1902, carlsonmkc@aol.com.
  • Senior Tea, Thu., Jan. 18, 12-1:30 p.m., Senior Center at Lewis-Palmer High School (across from the YMCA). Come early to socialize, bring a side, salad, or dessert to share. Volunteers needed. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: Sue, 464-6873.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society: Annual Potluck Dinner and Membership Meeting, Thu., Jan. 18, Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. The PLHS provides ham, rolls, coffee, and tea. Bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share. This program is free and open to all. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Jan. 19, Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines your feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $35 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed., 3rd and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • Monument Hill Farmers Market Winter Indoor Market, Sat., Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Grace Best, 66 Jefferson St., Monument. Many new vendors plus all your old favorites. Meets every 3rd Sat. through April. See ad on page 5. Info: 592-9420.
  • NEPCO Meeting, Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-noon, New Monument Town Hall & Police Building, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Find out about current actions pertaining to Northern El Paso County Trails and Open Space. All are welcome to this meeting of local homeowners associations. Info: 481-2723 or visit www.nepco.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-noon, Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St, Monument. Normally meets 3rd Sat. each month. Info: info@co-parkinson.org, www.co-parkinson.org.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Jan. 23, 5-9 p.m., Tri-Lakes Senior Center, across the street from the YMCA. Any age, any skill. Learners welcome. Drop in and leave when you want. Bring your own board and pieces if you have them. Meets 2nd & 4th Tue. each month. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org/chess.
  • Tri-Lakes Chamber Monthly Education Series: Multi-Channel Marketing Panel, Wed., Jan. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 166 Second St., Monument. Free. Representatives from local media will help with your marketing and advertising options. Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 481-3282.
  • Senior Social, Wed., Jan. 24, 1-4 p.m., Fellowship Hall of the Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Jan. 26, Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $35 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed., 3rd and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • Free Lunch and Learn: Self Harming, Wed., Jan. 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m., INNOVA Recovery Services, 1824 Woodmoor Dr., Ste. 101, Monument. Please RSVP so they know how much food to order, 719-445-9330. Info: www.innovarecovery.com.
  • Palmer Divide Quiltmakers, Thu., Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting, Trinity Lutheran Church 17750 Knollwood Dr., Monument. Meets 1st Thu. each month. Info: pdq504@gmail.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Lions Club, Thu., Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m. social, 7-8 p.m. meeting, The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. Meets 1st Thu. each month. Info: David Prejean, 434-7031.
  • Lupus Support Group. If you suffer with an autoimmune disease and want to connect with others, you are welcome to join this group. Info: dmbandle@hotmail.com.
  • Myasthenia Gravis Association of Colorado Support Group. Location varies. Info: Carolyn, 488-3620, www.4-mga.org, 303-360-7080, 4mga@4-mga.org.

Special Events

  • County’s Annual Treecycle, Sat.-Sun., Jan. 6-7, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Baptist Road trailhead, Baptist Road & Old Denver Hwy. Recycle your Christmas tree. Trees are ground into mulch that is given away free. Remove all decorations from your tree before dropping it off. Bring your own tools and containers for mulch. Cost: $5, benefits community youth sports programs. Info: 520-7878, www.TreeCycleCOS.org.
  • Christmas Tree Recycling with WMMI and Boy Scout Troop 78, Sat.-Sun., Jan. 6-7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (Exit 156 and East from I-25). Please remove all lights, tinsel and ornaments from your tree. Trees will be ground into mulch to help with erosion control at the USAFA B-52 Scout campsite. Donations accepted. Info: 488-0880.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI): Holiday Model Railroad Exhibit, through Sat., Jan. 27, open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., daily guided tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). A holiday-themed model railroad exhibit of model railroad trains in operation. Free with museum admission: $8 adults, $7 military/AAA, $6 seniors & students, $4 children 3-12, free to children under 3 & museum members. Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Family Day: Geology, Sat., Jan. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Learn about Colorado’s minerals and mining, try your luck at "Keep What You Find" gold panning. Cost: $8 adults, $7 military/AAA, $6 seniors & students, $4 children 3-12, free to children under 3 & museum members. Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Town of Monument Workshop: Planning 101, An Overview of the Planning Process from Start to Finish, Mon., Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument.. The public is invited to this workshop of the Board of Trustees, Planning Commission, and Board of Adjustments. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • Monument Police Department Active Shooter Class, Wed. Jan. 10, 10 a.m.-noon, Tri-Lakes Chamber Of Commerce, 166 Second St., Monument. Chief Jacob Shirk will present ways to respond to an active shooter situation. RSVP & Info: Laura, 481-3282, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm.
  • Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Free Film: To the Moon and Back, Fri., Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane. The story behind the Russian Adoption Ban. Benet Hill is partnering with the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute. Online registration is requested: www.benethillmonastery.org. See ad page 12. Info: 633-0655.
  • Winter Woodland Wonders Walk at Fox Run, Sat., Jan. 13, 10 a.m.-noon. Explore the trails at Fox Run Regional Park to discover what wildlife lives here in the winter and how they survive. All ages welcome. Cost: $3 members, $4 general. Prepaid registration required. Register online at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com, click on ‘ONLINE REGISTRATIONS,’ then under Activities click on ‘Bear Creek Nature Center.’ Info: Mary Jo Lewis, 520-6387.
  • Gallery 132: Dave Patrick, Acoustic Guitarist, Sat., Jan. 13, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 251 Front St., Monument. Shop locally made items at this local artisan cooperative. See ad on page 10. Classes have begun. Registration & Info: 375-8187, info@gallery132.com, www.gallery132.com.
  • Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Chamber Concert: Parish House Baroque, Sun., Jan. 14, 2:30 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane. Baroque violin and cello, recorders, harpsichord, and guest soprano. Cost: $20 adults, $15 seniors and students. Buy tickets online: www.benethillmonastery.org. See ad page 12. Info: 633-0655.
  • Tri-Lakes Community/Centura Blood Drive, Tue., Jan. 16, 3-7 p.m., Bloodmobile at Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St., Monument. No appointment needed, just walk in. Please bring driver’s license or ID. Info: 776-5822.
  • Senior Trip: Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, Fri., Jan. 19, bus leaves 9 a.m., Tri-Lakes Senior Center, across the street from the YMCA. Bring a sack lunch. Cost: $12. Registration required. See page 2 of the January Senior Beat newsletter. Info: Sue, 719-330-0241, sue@monumentalfitness.com.
  • Warriors Ice Fishing Tournament, Sat., Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monument Lake. Have a fun morning fishing, win prizes, benefit our Wounded Warriors. Register online at www.warriorsicefishing.com. Info: Bill Miller, 291-3500.
  • Rocky Mountain Music Alliance Concert, Sat., Jan. 20, 7 p.m., Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. Award-winning soprano Tsvetana Bandalovska collaborates with pianist Dr. Zahari Metchkov. Tickets: adults $10 online at www.rmmaonline.org or $12 at the door. Students with ID, and children 12 and under are free. See ad page 2. Info: Coleen Abeyta, 630-8165, Coleen.Abeyta@gmail.com, www.rmmaconcerts.org.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI): Winter Writer’s Nonfiction Writing Class, Sat., Jan. 27, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). A non-fiction writing class with Steven Veatch, for teachers and learners of all ages. Cost: $35 adults ($30 for members), $7 students age 21 and under. Advance registration required. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Gallery 132: Jewelry Trunk Show, Sat., Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 251 Front St., Suite 8, Monument. Shop locally made items at this local artisan cooperative. See ad on page 10. Info: 375-8187, info@gallery132.com, www.gallery132.com.
  • St. Peter Catholic School Open House, Sun., Jan. 28, 12:30-2:30 p.m., 124 First St., Monument. Preschool through 8th grade, academics, athletics, and more. See ad on page 2. Info: 481-1855, http://petertherockschool.org.
  • High Altitude Gardening, Tue., Jan. 30, 10-11:30 a.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 166 2nd St., Monument. A free class on best practices and plant selection to handle wildlife and wild weather; coffee and snacks. Repeats Feb. 7, 5-6:30 p.m. RSVP & Info: Cassie Olgren, 481-2954, colgren@tomgov.org.
  • 2017 State of the Region Lunch, Wed., Jan. 31, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Great Wolf Lodge, 9494 Federal Dr., Colo. Springs. Commissioner Darryl Glenn and other elected officials will speak. Advance registration required. Cost: Members, $37; nonmembers $42. RSVP & Info: 481-3282, www.trilakeschamber.com.
  • Community Emergency Response Training (CERT), Wed.-Sat., Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 6-10 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.; Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. Learn the basics of how to respond to a disaster or emergency in this free course given by the El Paso County Office of Emergency Management. Register at www.epccertfeb17.eventzilla.net. See ad on page 10. Info: Robin, 575-8858.
  • Palmer Lake Art Group Winter Art Show & Sale Opening Reception, Fri., Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m., Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Come celebrate the opening of the show and meet the local artists. The show runs Jan. 30-Feb. 23, Tue.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Proceeds benefit art scholarships for School District 38 high school seniors. Info: www.palmerlakeartgroup.com or email plaginfo@palmerlakeartgroup.com.
  • High Altitude Gardening, Wed., Feb. 7, 5-6:30 p.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 166 2nd St., Monument. A free class on best practices and plant selection to handle wildlife and wild weather; coffee and snacks. RSVP & Info: Cassie Olgren, 481-2954, colgren@tomgov.org.
  • Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid Certification Course, Sat., Feb. 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. Reservations required: send $30 and your e-mail or phone number (for registration confirmation and inclement weather notice) to Carley Lehman, 17630 Woodhaven Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80908, by Feb. 5. American Heart Association course. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a sack lunch. See ad on page 6. Info: Carley Lehman, 502-3242.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Speaker’s Bureau: V. Larry Frank, Jr., Tue., Feb. 13, 7 p.m., museum library. 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Frank, former curator of WMMI, recently published Colorado’s Great Depression Gold Rush: The Oliver Twist Tunnel. Cost: $5 per lecture, members free. This new lecture series meets 2nd Tue. each month, Feb.– Nov. Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.

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