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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

  • Forest Lakes Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Sep. 5, 10 a.m., 6385 Corporate Dr., Suite 200, Colo. Springs. Normally meets 1st Mon. each month. Info: 327-5810
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Sep. 5, 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., Sep. 5, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Normally meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Community Open House, Sat., Sep. 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105, Monument. Meet the crews. Free car seat checks, hotdogs, and lemonade. Station 3 open house Sep. 16. Info: 484-0911.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Sep. 12, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks, 481-4053.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Sep. 12, 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., Sep. 13, 9 a.m., 120 Middle Glenway. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2732. www.plsd.org.
  • Palmer Lake Planning Commission Workshop, Wed., Sep. 13, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Monument Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Sep. 13, 6:30 p.m.. Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • D-38 Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), Wed., Sep. 13, 6:30 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 785-4208, cpetersen@lewispalmer.org.
  • Lewis-Palmer Board of Education Meeting, Thu., Sep. 14, 6 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Watch live, www.ustream.tv/channel/lpsd-live. Info: Vicki Wood, 481-9546, VWood@lewispalmer.org; www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., Sep. 14, 6 p.m., school library, 1150 Village Ridge Point, Monument. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-1950, www.monumentacademy.net/school-board.
  • Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Sep. 14, 6:30 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd & 4th Thu. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • D-38 Community Engagement Seminar, Sat., Sep. 16, 8 a.m. (breakfast) to 3:30 p.m., Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. The public is invited to learn about various education topics such as deliberative engagement, conflict management, and much more. See ad on page 8. RSVP & Info: dsimington@lewispalmer.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Community Open House, Sat., Sep. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Station 3, 1855 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meet the crews. Free car seat checks, hotdogs, and lemonade. Info: 481-2312.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon, Sep. 18, 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.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Sep. 19, 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.
  • Donald Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Sep. 19, 6:30 p.m., pension meeting; 7 p.m., regular meeting, Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 488-8680.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 20, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Now meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-4886.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 20, 6 p.m., Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-0711.
  • Palmer Lake Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Sep. 20, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Sep. 21, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Normally meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 488-2525, www.woodmoorwater.com.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Public Meeting, Thu., Sep. 21, 1:30 p.m., 15850 Holbein Dr., Colorado Springs. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-3603.
  • Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 27, 6 p.m., Monument Sanitation District board room, 130 Second St. Meets 4th Wed. each month, Info: 488-2110, www.fvawd.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 27, 6:30 p.m., TLMFPD Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: Jennifer Martin, 484-0911, www.tlmfire.org.
  • Woodmoor Improvement Association Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 27, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: 488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Oct. 2, 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.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Oct. 3, 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.
  • Forest Lakes Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Oct. 3, 10 a.m., 6385 Corporate Dr., Suite 200, Colo. Springs. Normally meets 1st Mon. each month. Info: 327-5810.

Local Library Events

For library events, see the library events column and visit www.ppld.org. All branches will be closed Monday, Sep. 4, for Labor 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.

For library events, see the library events article and visit www.ppld.org.

Weekly and Monthly Events

  • Monument Hill Farmers Market, every Sat., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., In front of the D-38 Administration Building at 2nd and Jefferson St., Downtown Monument. Park behind the administration building or in the Catholic Church parking lot. Playground for the kids. Many new vendors plus all your old favorites! See ad on page 5. Info: 592-9420.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church Worship Hours, every Sun., 8, 9:30, & 11 a.m., Sunday school, all ages, 9:30 a.m., 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. Info: 488-1365, www.tlumc.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Reformed Church Sunday Worship, every Sun., 9:45 a.m., Woodmoor Community Center, 1691 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Info: www.trilakesreformed.org.
  • Cathedral Rock Church Sunday Service, every Sun., 10 a.m., Tri-Lakes YMCA, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Info: www.cathedralrockchurch.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., 11Ėnoon, 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, meet some new like-minded friends. No membership fee, no obligation. 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.
  • Womenís 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.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Farmers Market, every Mon. & Wed. through Oct., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (depending on the weather), 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables from local Pueblo farms, breads, meats and more. Look for the vendors in front of the red house right off of Northgate Blvd. Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Adult Literacy Class, every Mon. & Wed., beginning Sep. 6, 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., 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. WMMI is located at 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). 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.
  • Palmer Divide Run Club Social Run, every Wed., 6 p.m., If you like to run or walk a 5K and enjoy local food and beverages, join us! Info: PalmerDivideRunClub@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/PalmerDivideRunClub/.
  • 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. beginning Sep. 7, 8:20 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Grace Best Education Center, 66 Jefferson St., Monument. Use east entrance on Adams Street. A program designed to support families of homeschooled students in kindergarten through 8th grade. 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.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, Wed., Sep. 6, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Dr.,Colo. 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.
  • Monument Homemakers Club Monthly Potluck Lunch & Meeting, Thu., Sep. 7, 11:30 a.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 166 Second St., Monument. Meets 1st Thu. each month except Jan. and unless D-38 is delayed or closed. Newcomers welcome. For a ride to the meeting, call Faye Brenneman, 488-0076. RSVP & info: Irene Walters, 481-1188, or Bev Wells, 488-3327.
  • Palmer Divide Quiltmakers, Thu., Sep. 7, 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., Sep. 7, 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.
  • La Leche League Meeting, Fri., Sep. 8, 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.
  • NEPCO Meeting, Sat., Sep. 9, 10 a.m.-noon, New Monument Town Hall & Police Building, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Guest speakers: County Commissioners Dist. 1 Darryl Glenn & Dist. 3 Stan VanderWerf. All are welcome to this meeting of local homeowners associations. Info: 481-2723 or visit www.nepco.org.
  • El Paso County Hazardous Materials & Recycling Collection Facility, Sat., Sep. 9, 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., Sep. 9, 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.
  • Alzheimerís Caregiver Support Group, Sat., Sep. 9, 9:45-11:30 a.m., The First National Bank of Monument, 581 Hwy 105. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: Gail, 481-3711.
  • Tri-Lakes Land Use Committee Meeting, Mon., Sep. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 166 2nd St., Monument. All are welcome to get involved; to give input on proposed developments in the Tri-Lakes area to influence the direction of growth. Normally meets 1st Mon. each month. Info: TriLakesluc@gmail.com.
  • Palmer Divide Photographers Group, Mon., Sep. 11, 7 p.m., Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: www.pdphotographers.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Chamber Monthly Education Series: Basics of Bookkeeping, Tue., Sep. 12, 9 a.m.-noon, 166 Second St., Monument. Free. Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 481-3282.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Sep. 12, 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.
  • Black Forest AARP Potluck Lunch & Meeting, Wed., Sep. 13, 11:30 a.m., Old Country Buffet, 801 N. Academy (across from the Citadel). All ages welcome. Normally meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: Chuck, 749-9227, or www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Wed., Sep. 13, 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., Sep. 14, 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., Sep. 14, 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., Sep. 14, 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., Sep. 14, 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.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Sep. 15, 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.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinsonís Disease Support Group, Sat., Sep. 16, 10 a.m.-noon, Tri-Lakes Senior Center on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus (across the street from the YMCA). Discuss stages of Parkinsonís Disease, locations of various Parkinsonís specific therapy clinics, and local support groups that can help patients, relatives, and caregivers. Venue is wheelchair-accessible. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Meets 3rd Sat. each month. Info: info@co-parkinson.org, www.co-parkinson.org.
  • Drummers! Mon., Sep. 18, 6:30 p.m., summer location in Limbach Park, Monument, next to the band shell. Free and open to all ages. Bring any kind of drum or other hand percussion instrument. Beginners welcome! Meets 3rd Mon. each month. Info: Nan, 466-1257.
  • Amateur Radio WōTLM (Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association), Mon., Sep. 18, 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.
  • Senior Tea, Tue., Sep. 19, 12-2 p.m., Senior Center at Lewis-Palmer High School (across from the YMCA). Come early to socialize, bring a salad or dessert to share. Meat dishes and tea provided. Voluntary donations welcome. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: Irene C., 484-0517.
  • Fibromyalgia Support Group, Tue., Sep. 19, 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., Sep. 19, 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: Mr. Lynn Weber 488-2832, LWeber1971@aol.com.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7829, Tue., Sep. 19, 7 p.m., Monument Hill Country Club 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. New members welcome. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: Post Commander Joe Carlson, jcarlson@vfw7829.org, 488-1902, www.vfw7829.org.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, Wed., Sep. 20, 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., Sep. 20, 1-2 p.m., Tri-Lakes Senior Center, Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Sue Walker, 464-6873.
  • VFW Auxiliary to Post 7829, Wed., Sep. 20, 7 p.m., Monument Hill Country Club, 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.
  • Art Hop, Thu., Sep. 21, 5-8 p.m., Downtown Monument west of I-25. The last Art Hop of the season! The 3rd Thu. each month, May-Sept., the galleries, restaurants, and boutiques of historic downtown Monument stay open until 8 p.m. for a celebration featuring art openings, book signings, great food, live music, and more. See ad on page 11. Info: 481-3282, www.monumentarthop.org.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society: Historic Homes of Colorado Springs & Vicinity, Thu., Sep. 21, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Gordon Andersonís program is based on the book, Historic Homes of Colorado Springs and Vicinity, written by his mother, Helen M. Anderson. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Sep. 26, 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.
  • Free Lunch and Learn: Seasonal Depression, Wed., Sep. 27, 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.
  • Senior Social, Wed., Sep. 27, 1-4 p.m., Fellowship Hall of the Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: http://aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Sep. 29, 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.
  • Tri-Lakes Land Use Committee Meeting, Mon., Oct. 2, 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.
  • Tri-Lakes Chamber Monthly Education Series: Holiday Retail 101, Tue., Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-noon, 166 Second St., Monument. Free. Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 481-3282.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, Wed., Oct. 4, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Dr.,Colo. 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.
  • Monument Homemakers Club Monthly Potluck Lunch & Meeting, Thu., Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 166 Second St., Monument. Meets 1st Thu. each month except Jan. and unless D-38 is delayed or closed. Newcomers welcome. For a ride to the meeting, call Faye Brenneman, 488-0076. RSVP & info: Irene Walters, 481-1188, or Bev Wells, 488-3327.
  • Palmer Divide Quiltmakers, Thu., Oct. 5, 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., Oct. 5, 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

  • Monu-Palooza, Sun. Sept. 3, 2 p.m. onward. Free music event at Limbach Park. Matt Bloom Band, Skin & Bones, Ashtonz, VooDoo Hawks. Food trucks.
  • Shorts Night, Fri., Sep. 8, 6:30 p.m., Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane. Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery and Rocky Mountain Womenís Film Institute present a series of films shown at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Womenís Film Festival. This free event includes five films from 5 to 30 minutes long. Visit the website for more events. See ad on page 14. RSVP & Info: 633-0655 Ext. 132, www.benethillmonastery.org.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society Open Stage headlined by the Hydes, Fri., Sep. 8, opening act at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15. Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. at Shoup Road. Cost: $10 general, $5 BRAS members, $5 nonmember students with ID. Info: Joe Maio, 528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • Neighborhood Garage Sale in Monument Villas, Fri.-Sat., Sep. 8-9, 9 a.m. Ė 4 p.m. Community moving/garage sale, behind Kum & Go. 1272 Paula Circle, 80132.
  • Clean Sweep, a county household hazardous waste disposal event, Sat., Sep. 9, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. The event is free and open to residents of El Paso and Teller counties, but you must make an appointment. Registration & Info: 520-7878, www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-fall-clean-sweep-event-tickets-36075806709.
  • Palmer Lake Elementary Annual Community Garage Sale, Sat., Sep. 9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 115 Upper Glenway. All items are priced to sell! All proceeds go towards the 5th grade Outdoor Education Program. Donations to the sale may be dropped off at Palmer Lake Elementary any weekday before the sale during school hours. Info: 488-4760.
  • Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling Event, Sat., Sep. 9, 9-11 a.m., Lewis-Palmer High School (enter the south parking lot from Higby Road). Legacy Sertoma sponsors this event. Clear out old electronics and outdated records and papers, three boxes or bags max. See ad on page 10. Info: 481-4189, d.myers@comcast.net, www.legacysertoma.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Community Open House, Sat., Sep. 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105, Monument. Meet the crews. Free car seat checks, hotdogs, and lemonade. Info: 484-0911.
  • Front Range Open Studios, Sat.-Sun., Sep. 9-10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See how art is made in this free and family-friendly self-guided tour of the working studios and workshops of the finest artists and craftsmen in the Tri-Lakes region. See ad on page 9. Info & map of participating artists: www.frontrangeopenstudios.com, or contact Nancy Bonig, 488-0629, frontrangeopenstudios@gmail.com.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma 16th Annual Patriot Golf Benefit, Mon., Sep. 11, 7 a.m. check-in, 8 a.m. start, USAFA Eisenhower Blue Course. Gleneagle Sertoma will host Patriots Teams composed of local military, firefighters, and police. Cost: $140, $500 for a foursome; includes breakfast and lunch, green and cart fees, range balls, prizes. Proceeds benefit Home Front Cares and other local charities. Register at www.gleneaglepatriotgolf.com. See ad on page 18. Info: John Coyle, 494-4284; Joe Gray, 599-4265.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI): Exhibit Lecture, Thu., Sep. 14, 6 p.m. refreshments, 7 p.m. lecture, 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico; exhibit runs through Dec. 9. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, rsvp@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • D-38 Community Engagement Seminar, Sat., Sep. 16, 8 a.m. (breakfast) to 3:30 p.m., Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. The public is invited to learn about various education topics such as deliberative engagement, conflict management, and much more. See ad on page 8. RSVP & Info: dsimington@lewispalmer.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Community Open House, Sat., Sep. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Station 3, 1855 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meet the crews. Free car seat checks, hotdogs, and lemonade. Info: 481-2312.
  • Larkspur Autumn Harvest & Craft Fest, Sat.-Sun., Sep. 16-17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Larkspur Community Park, 8850 Spruce Mountain Rd. More than 70 booths of arts & crafts, food & drinks. Entertainment for kids, live music, hayrides, inflatables, and much more. See ad on page 7. Info: www.LarkspurAACFest.com, info@LarkspurChamberOfCommerce.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Lions Charity Golf Tournament, Mon. Sep. 18, The Golf Club at Flying Horse, 1880 Weiskopf Pt., Colo. Springs, registration 7:30 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m. Cost: $150 per player includes breakfast, lunch, and prizes. Proceeds help support Lions Club charities, Tri-Lakes Cares, and The Home Front Cares. Info: Jim Naylor, 481-8741, (303) 883-8329, jim1947n@comcast.net.
  • Tri-Lakes Community/Centura Blood Drive, Tue., Sep. 19, 2:30-7 p.m., Bloodmobile at Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St., Monument. No appointment needed, just walk in. Bring driverís license or ID. Info: 776-5822.
  • Parenting the Snapchat Generation, Tue., Sep. 19, 6:30-8 p.m., Monument Academy, 1150 Village Ridge Point, Monument. This free workshop is open to the public. Find out about the state of technology in a studentís life, rules you should have for technology with your child, apps you need to know about, and much more. Info: Jim Cunningham, 481-1950. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/parenting-the-snapchat-generation-tickets-37136183324.
  • Art Hop Book Signing at Covered Treasures Bookstore, Thu., Sep. 21, 5-8 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. David P. Wagner will sign Return to Umbria, and Kevin Wolf will sign Homeplace. Free, open to all. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Art Hop at Sew-In-Tune: Swords, Thu., Sep. 21, 5-8 p.m., 252B Front St. (in the alley), Monument. Swords (suicide awareness program) benefit features artwork by local high school students for sale. See ad on page 11. Info: 310-5362.
  • Tri-Lakes Womenís Club presents Harvesting Hope, Thu., Sep. 21, 5:30-9 p.m., Spruce Mountain Ranch, 14771 Spruce Mountain Rd., Larkspur. This premier food and wine tasting event features music & dancing, silent auction, raffle/door prizes, local on-site chefs, affordable jewelry sale, and more. All proceeds benefit qualified non-profit service organizations and public schools in the Tri-Lakes area. Info & tickets: www.TLWC.net.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society Open Stage headlined by Toney Rocks, Fri., Sep. 22, opening act at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15. Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. at Shoup Road. Cost: $10 general, $5 BRAS members, $5 nonmember students with ID. Info: Joe Maio, 528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • Tom Paxton & Don Juans at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Sep. 22, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Sound the Alarm and Save a Life, Sat., Sep. 23, 8 a.m.Ė1 p.m., Palmer Lake Elementary School, 115 Upper Glenway, Palmer Lake. American Red Cross needs volunteers to help distribute and install free smoke alarms in at-risk communities. Register to volunteer OR have a smoke alarm installed in your home. Info: 719-785-2767 or http://SoundtheAlarm.org/Colorado.
  • Community Service: Wood Chipping, Sat. Sep. 23, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Assist and train neighbors in Red Rock Ranch to remove scrub oak and other fuels encroaching on homes and roads. Work at this example property will include dragging slash closer to the wood chipper. Safety briefing and personal protective gear provided. Age 16+ invited. Registration required. Contact TLUMC Emergency Preparedness Group (EPG) leader Andreí at epg@tlumc.org or call Lisa, 719-339-7831.
  • Best Dog Grand Re-Opening, Sat., Sep. 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 3070 Doolittle Rd., Monument. Bring your dog to the new location for free classes, hot dogs and sodas, and prizes. See ad on page 10. Info: 648-9122, www.bestdogltd.com.
  • Bines & Brews Hopfest, Sat., Sep. 23, 1-5 p.m., Limbach Park, Front and Second Street, Monument. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Enjoy beer, hard cider and moonshine from 15 breweries as well as food vendors and music in the park. No one under age 21 (including designated drivers) and no dogs allowed. Cost: $25 regular, or $10 designated driver admission. Proceeds will benefit Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance and Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, EDC and Visitor Center. See ad on page 13. Info: 481-3282, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm.
  • Paint Mines Senior Trip, Tue., Sep. 29. Cost: $10 includes water and snacks. Pack a lunch. RSVP & Info: Sue, 464-6873.
  • Be A Senior Smarty: A Free Workshop, Tue., Sep. 29, 9 a.m.-noon, Tri-Lakes Senior Center located on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Learn about senior nutrition, Silver Key SOS programs and services, fire preparedness, and more. Snacks provided. See the registration form in this monthís Senior Beat, last page. Info: Sue Walker, 464-6873, admin@TriLakesSeniors.org.
  • Bill Anderson Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Sep. 29, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Creek Week Community Clean-Up, Sat., Sep. 30, 9 a.m., Third Street Trailhead (behind JJ Tracks). All are welcome; get your team or some friends together to form a Creek Crew. Register at www.fountaincreekweek.com, choose Public Events, then site #404. Info: Madeline VanDenHoek, 884-8013, mvandenhoek@tomsgov.com.
  • Bethesda Gardens Community Open House, Sat., Sep. 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 55 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Explore the new, amenity-rich community for seniors. See ad on page 15. Info: 866-958-8771, bethesdagardensmonument.com.
  • Rocky Mountain Music Alliance Concert, Sat., Sep. 30, 7 p.m., Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. The Prometheus Piano Trio performs a Mozart program in this first concert of the season. Pastry chef Guy Mendel will prepare a special reception. Cost: $10 online, $12 at the door, students with ID free. See ad on page 10. Info: Coleen Abeyta, 630-8165, coleen.abeyta@gmail.com, www.rmmaonline.org.
  • Kiwanis 2017 Anne Shimek Memorial Empty Bowls Dinner & Silent Auction, Wed., Oct 4, 5-7:30 p.m., Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd, Monument. This popular event is a major fundraiser for Tri-Lakes Cares. Please bring a non-perishable food item for Tri-Lakes Cares Food Pantry. Ticket purchase includes dinner of soup, bread, drink, dessert, and a handmade bowl donated by local artists. Auction will feature last bowls by co-founder and potter, Anne Shimek. Cost: $20, at door $25, one child under 12 free with each adult ticket purchased. Buy tickets at the door, online, or at local businesses. See ad on page 12. Info: Dave Wittman, 925-683-8291, EmptyBowlsMHK@gmail.com, www.monumenthillkiwanis.org.
  • South Africaís Kuyasa Kids Choir Concert, Wed., Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Black Forest Community Church, 6845 Shoup Rd. The Kuyasa Kids are Horizon Internationalís acclaimed ambassador choir from a Xhosa tribal township, Kayamandi. This concert is part of the Creating Hope Tour, which aims to raise awareness of the plight of African children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. There is no charge for attending, but a free-will offering will be accepted. Volunteers are needed to provide housing and meals during the two days the choir spends in Black Forest. Info: Kay Stricklan, 495-3873, kay@stricklan.net.
  • MVEA Member Appreciation Day, Thu., Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1655 5th St., Limon. Celebrate National Co-op month with a free lunch and LED starter pack. See ad on page 20. Info: 800-388-9881.
  • Haunted Mines & Colorado Fear Fest (at new location), Oct. 5-31, now located in the southwest parking lot of the Chapel Hills Mall, near the AMC movie theaters. Donít miss this terrifying adventure. All proceeds go to WMMI and local charities. Tickets & Info: 487-1666, info@hauntedmines.org, www.hauntedmines.org.
  • Palmer Lake Art Groupís 44th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair, Fri.-Sat., Oct. 6-7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Free admission. Shop all original fine arts and hand-crafted items. Proceeds fund art scholarships for D-38 high school seniors. See ad on page 6. Info: www.palmerlakeartgroup.com, plaginfo@palmerlakeartgroup.com.
  • Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival, Sat., Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, CO. RSVP & Info: 303-660-5849, info@rmstory.org, www.rmstory.org.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI): Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival, Sat.,-Sun., Oct. 7-8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Celebrate fall with a pumpkin patch, hay rides, farmersí market, childrenís crafts, gold and gem panning, the Gold Canyon Gunfighters, and more. Cost: $5, ages 4 and up, members free. Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Palmer Lake .5K Run, Sun., Oct. 8, 10-11:30 a.m., at Welcome to Palmer Lake sign, north end of town. A fun race that everyone can finish! A fundraiser for Awake Palmer Lake. Register at www.eventbrite.com.
  • MVEA Member Appreciation Day, Thu., Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 11140 E. Woodmen Rd., Falcon. Celebrate National Co-op month with a free lunch and LED starter pack. See ad on page 20. Info: 800-388-9881.
  • 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., Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. Shop unique, hand-crafted items. Info: dellaclark.bfacg@gmail.com.

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 listed at no charge in Our Community Calendar, please call (719) 339-7831 or send the information to calendar@ocn.me or P.O. Box 1742, Monument, Colorado 80132.

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