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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

  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Apr. 10, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks, 481-4053.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Apr. 10, 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., Apr. 11, 9 a.m., 120 Middle Glenway. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2732. www.plsd.org.
  • D-38 Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), Wed., Apr. 11, 6:30 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 785-4208, cpetersen@lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Apr. 11, 6:30 p.m.. Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Apr. 12, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 488-2525, www.woodmoorwater.com.
  • Palmer Lake Roads Department Informational Open House: Douglas Avenue Improvement Project, Thu., Apr. 12, 5 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., Apr. 12, 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., Apr. 12, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • D38 Deliberates: Community Engagement Opportunity, Mon., Apr. 16, 6-8 p.m., 146 N. Jefferson St. Share your thoughts and ideas and learn more about mental health, safety, and security. RSVP & Info: dsimington@lewispalmer.org, See ad on page 9.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Apr. 16, 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.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Apr. 17, 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.
  • Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Apr. 17, volunteer pension meeting 6:30, regular board meeting 7 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Normally meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 488-8680.
  • D-38 Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) Meeting, Tue., Apr. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Normally meets 2nd Tue. each month, location varies. Info: 488-4700, www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Apr. 18, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-4886.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Apr. 18, 6 p.m., Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-0711.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Apr. 19, 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., Apr. 19, 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., Apr. 25, 6 p.m., Monument Sanitation District board room, 130 Second St. Normally meets 4th Wed. each month, Info: 488-2110, www.fvawd.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Apr. 25, 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., Apr. 25, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: 488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., May 1, 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.

Local Library Events

For additional information on library events, see the library events column and
visit www.ppld.org.

  • 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.

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. See ad on page 8.
  • 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.
  • The Wine Seller Free Wine Tastings, every Sat., 1-4 p.m., 2805 Roberts Dr., Monument. Info: 488-3019, www.thewineseller.net. See ad on page 3.
  • 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. Info: 488-1365, www.tlumc.org. See ad on page 3.
  • Cathedral Rock Church Sunday Service, every Sun., 10 a.m., Tri-Lakes YMCA, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Info: www.cathedralrockchurch.org. See ad on page 11.
  • 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, Silver Alliance 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., Silver Alliance 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.
  • 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: $10 adults, $9 military/AAA, $8 seniors & students, $6 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. 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.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Sat., Apr. 7, 10 a.m.-noon, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Lively discussions about art topics, general studies on creativity. Meets 1st Sat. each month. Info: 481-0475, info@trilakesarts.org, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Palmer Divide Photographers Group, Mon., Apr. 9, 7 p.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Wildlife photographer Bryce Yamashita will talk about how his life journey and battle with bacterial meningitis has influenced his photography. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: www.pdphotographers.com.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Apr. 10, 5-9 p.m., Silver Alliance 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., Apr. 10, 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., Apr. 11, noon, Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. Come early for the Atlas of Caregiving workshop by Rita Fitzpatrick, 9:30-11:30 a.m. All ages welcome. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: Stan, 596-6787, or www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Wed., Apr. 11, Silver Alliance 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., Apr. 12, 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., Apr. 12, 1-4 p.m., Silver Alliance 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., Apr. 12, 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., Apr. 12, 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., Apr. 13, 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 Celebration Champagne Tour, Fri., Apr. 13, 4-9 p.m., 16575 Roller Coaster Rd. (at Baptist Road). Art Talk 7 p.m. with Susan Fowler, Chinese artist Fang Shiying demonstrates marble engraved portraits. Meets 2nd Fri. each month. Info: 481-6157.
  • El Paso County Hazardous Materials & Recycling Collection Facility, Sat., Apr. 14, 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., Apr. 14, 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., Apr. 14, 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., Apr. 14, 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, Sat., Apr. 14, 1-4 p.m., 16575 Roller Coaster Rd. (at Baptist Road). Mariya Zvonkovich 1-4 p.m., Fang Shiying’s demonstration 2 p.m. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: 481-6157.
  • Amateur Radio WØTLM (Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association), Mon., Apr. 16, 6 p.m. social time, 7 p.m. meeting. 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.
  • Outpouring: TLUMC Supporting our Community, Tue., Apr. 17, 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., Apr. 18, 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., Apr. 18, 1-2 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center, Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Sue Walker, 464-6873.
  • Drummers! Wed., Apr. 18, 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., Apr. 18, 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., Apr. 18, 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., Apr. 19, 12-1:30 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center at Lewis-Palmer High School (across from the YMCA). John Zondlo from Penrose-St. Francis will present: From Coverage to Care: Making the Most of Your Health Insurance. Catered lunch included. Come early to socialize. Volunteers needed. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Reservations required: contact Sue, 464-6873, sue@monumentalfitness.com.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society Film: Forging the West, Thu., Apr. 19, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Steelworks Center curator Victoria Miller, presenter. The film reveals the human side of an epic American story about the steel mill that fueled the development of the West. This program is free and open to all, refreshments served. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Apr. 20, Silver Alliance 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., Apr. 21, 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. Info: 592-9420. See ad on page 5.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Sat., Apr. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St, Monument. Come for socializing, discussions on Parkinson’s-related issues including available support, and occasional speakers. Meets 3rd Sat. each month. Info: John Farley, 481-2364, robun2good@gmail.com; or Syble Krafft, 488-2669.
  • Monument Essential Tremor Support Group, Sat., Apr. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Movement disorder support group. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: Jean: walk2k@live.com or Margaret: lumargaret@aol.com.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Apr. 24, 5-9 p.m., Silver Alliance 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: Proactive Legal Considerations for Small Business, Wed., Apr. 25, 9-11 a.m., 166 Second St., Monument. Free. Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 481-3282.
  • Senior Social, Wed., Apr. 25, 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., Apr. 27, Silver Alliance 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.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, Wed., May 2, 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., May 3, 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., May 3, 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., May 3, 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.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA), Sat., May 5, 10 a.m.-noon, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Lively discussions about art topics, general studies on creativity. Meets 1st Sat. each month. Info: 481-0475, info@trilakesarts.org, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • 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

  • 42nd Annual Pine Forest Spring Show & Sale, Sat.-Sun., Apr. 7-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. Tri-Lakes Women’s Club’s popular fundraiser features Artfest, antiques, home decor, garden exhibits, gourmet food trucks, "The Bakery," raffle, and MOPS Kid’s Corner. Bring in ad or a can of food for Tri-Lakes Cares for $1 off admission. All proceeds benefit nonprofit service organizations and public schools in the Tri-Lakes community. Info: www.tlwc.net.
  • Sundance Ninja Competition 2018, Sat., Apr. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1450 Cipriani Loop, Monument. Entry fee: $40. Info: 481-8208, www.thesundancestudio.com. See ad on pages 3 and 32.
  • CASA Volunteer Informational Hour, Mon., Apr. 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 418 South Weber St., Colo. Springs. CASA offers a volunteer opportunity like no other. CASA Volunteers are empowered to make a lifelong difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. Learn more about volunteering for CASA at this informational session on the Advocacy and Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time (SEPT) program. Hear from seasoned volunteers, as well as from CASA staff members on what it is involved in becoming a CASA volunteer. RSVP to Uriko Stout, 447-9898 ext. 1060, urikos@casappr.org; or visit www.casappr.org.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Speakers’ Bureau Lecture, Tue., Apr. 10, doors open 6 p.m., lecture 7-8 p.m.; 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Peter McCollum will discuss the history of the Yule Marble Quarry and Finishing Mill, which supplied marble for the Lincoln Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknowns, and the Denver Post Office. Cost: $5, members free. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, rsvp@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • D38 All-District Choir Concert, Tue., Apr. 10, 7 p.m., Palmer Ridge High School, 19255 Monument Hill Rd., Monument. Info: 867-8600. See ad on page 9.
  • AARP Free Workshop: The Atlas of Caregiving, Wed., Apr. 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. Rita Fitzpatrick prepares you for potentially devastating, unexpected and unpleasant "surprises" in family caregiving situations. Stay for the potluck lunch and meeting at noon. Info: Rita, 573-6895.
  • Palmer Lake Roads Department Informational Open House: Douglas Avenue Improvement Project, Thu., Apr. 12, 5 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Project Reasons Inaugural Mystery Dinner, The Great Heist, Fri., Apr. 13, 6-8:30 p.m., Cordera Community Center, 11894 Grand Lawn Circle, Colo. Springs. Event benefits the teen-led 501c3 focused on self-harm & suicide prevention for teens by teens. Advance ticket purchase required: www.ProjectReasons.org.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society: The Colorado College Bluegrass Ensemblet, Fri., Apr. 13, 7-10 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 non-member students with ID. Info: Joe Maio, 528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • Forte Handbell Quartet Concert: Rethink Possible, Fri., Apr. 13, 7:30-9 p.m., Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St., Monument. This amazing group performs a wide variety of styles of music in new and different ways. No admission charge, just a freewill offering to help with the group’s expenses. Info: Betty Jenik, 488-3853.
  • Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Spring Retreat, Sat., Apr. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane. "You are loved, forgiven and pursued by a jealous God." Cost: $45. Online registration is requested: www.benethillmonastery.org. Info: 633-0655. See ad on page 12.
  • Gallery 132: Bud Ford, Dulcimer, Sat., Apr. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 251 Front St., Suite 8, Monument. Visit the gallery to see award-winning art created by PRHS students, Apr. 14-28. Check the website for low-cost two-hour classes in the Art after Hours series; enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres while creating a unique piece of art. Info: 375-8187, info@gallery132.com, www.gallery132.com. See ad on page 10.
  • Covered Treasures Bookstore: National Poetry Month, Sat., Apr. 14, 1-3 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. Poets Gary Schroeder, James Scott Smith, and Loring Wirbel Readings hold a round-table discussion on the poetic process, with audience participation. Refreshments served. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com. See ad on page 24.
  • Awake Palmer Lake: Boot Scootin’ Boogie, Sat., Apr. 14, 6-10:30 p.m., 106 Pinecrest Way, Palmer Lake. Country music, dancing, BBQ dinner, cash bar. Cost: $20. Info: info@awakepalmerlake.com.
  • Benet Hill Monastery Chamber Concert Series: Colin McAllister, guitar, Sun., Apr. 15, 2:30 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane, Colo. Springs. Two concerti and more, with pianist Kelly Zuercher. Purchase tickets online at: www.benethillmonastery.org. See ad on page 12.
  • Let the Stars Shine, Sun., Apr. 15, 7 p.m.-midnight. Turn off your outdoor lights for a day to reduce light pollution and help your neighbors appreciate the stars. This is a community service project of a sophomore at Palmer Ridge. Info: Madelyn, madelyn.letendre@gmail.com.
  • D38 Deliberates: Community Engagement Opportunity, Mon., Apr. 16, 6-8 p.m., 146 N. Jefferson St. Share your thoughts and ideas and learn more about mental health, safety, and security. RSVP & Info: dsimington@lewispalmer.org, See ad on page 9.
  • Monument’s Citizens Police Academy, Tuesdays, Apr. 17-May 29, 7-10 p.m., plus one Saturday. The free, 8-week program is open to all who live or work in the Tri-Lakes area and are at least 16 years old. Learn about criminal law, patrol procedures, use of force, computer forensics, internal affairs, community policing, tactical considerations; shoot a variety of police weapons. The application is available on the town’s website: www.townofmonument.org/194/Citizens-Academy. RSVP & Info: 481-3253 or e-mail Officer Andrew Romano at aromano@tomgov.org.
  • Gardening with Kids, Wed., Apr. 18, 5-6:30 p.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 166 2nd St., Monument. A free workshop on what to plant that is easy for kids to sow and harvest, and yummy to eat! Drinks and snacks. Everyone goes home with seeds to plant. RSVP & Info: Cassie Olgren, 481-2954, colgren@tomgov.org.
  • No Boys Allowed (NBA) Tour, Thu., Apr. 19, 5:30-9 p.m., Downtown Monument. A night on the town with the girls! Participating stores will be open late with specials, gifts, & refreshments! Tickets, $10, available at Lillians, The Love Shop, Bella Casa, & Covered Treasures Book Store. Info: 487-0444 or 598-3348.
  • Ross Estate Sale, Thu.-Sat., Apr. 19-21, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 3220 Leslie Dr., Colo. Springs. Steinway grand piano, original art, antique furniture, jewelry, collectibles, and much more. Info: . See ad on page 10.
  • Black Forest Slash and Mulch Site’s Annual Community Meeting, Sat., Apr. 21, 9 a.m., Black Forest Community Hall, 12530 Black Forest Rd. Come and bring your neighbor, newcomers welcome. Great door prizes distributed throughout the meeting: chainsaws and much more. Info: www.bfslash.org; Carolyn, 495-3127; Chuck, 495-8675; Jeff, 495-8024; or the County Environmental Services, 520-7878.
  • Great American Cleanup, Sat., Apr. 21, 9 a.m.-noon, 3rd Street Trail Head, 340 Third St., Monument. Get your club or some friends together and join the community to clean up parks, trails, creeks, and roadways. All ages welcome! Trash bags & safety vests will be provided. Please dress appropriately, bring refillable water bottle, sunscreen, gloves, and wear closed toe shoes. Participants under 16 must be supervised. Register online, www.gacppp.com. Info: Madeline VanDenHoek, 884-8013, mvandenhoek@tomgov.org, www.gacppp.com.
  • Healthy Kids Day® at the Tri-Lakes YMCA, Sat., Apr. 21, 9 a.m.-noon, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy., Monument. Free and open to all. Awaken your imagination with creative, healthy fun. Food trucks, demonstrations, bounce house, games, and more. Info: 481-8728, www.ppymca.org. See ad on page 6.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Bridges of Hope, Tue., Apr. 24, 8:30-10 a.m. Bridges of Hope is a free program designed to educate faith communities about mental illness. Participants leave with ideas and tools for creating stronger safety nets and more welcoming communities for those affected by mental illness. Breakfast included, registration required. Info: 473-8477, www.namicoloradosprings.org.
  • Grief Group, Thu., Apr. 26, 1-4 p.m., The Church at Woodmoor, 18125 Furrow Rd., Monument. A six-week, small group gathering with trained leader, Jacque Adams, who will provide a safe place to discuss the grief resulting from loss of those we loved. No charge. Register by Apr. 16 by emailing koregan.tcaw@gmail.com.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Free Mental Health First Aid Training, Fri., Apr. 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Citizens Service Center, Third Floor Nautilus Room, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Colo. Springs. This eight-hour course teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Repeats May 18 and June 22. Class size is limited and registration is required. Register online at www.mhfaco.org/find-a-class. Info: 473-8477 or info@namicos.org.
  • GameCon Gaming Convention for Teens, Sat., Apr. 28, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Rampart High School, 8250 Lexington Dr., Colo. Springs. For middle and high school students. Lunch and drinks included with entry fee. Snacks, beverages, t-shirts, and merchandise available for purchase. Registration & Info: www.gamebewithyou.org.
  • Darlene Armstrong Trunk Show at Santa Fe Trail Jewelry, Sat., Apr. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 106-A Second St., Monument. Info: 481-0250. See ad on page 2.
  • AARP Drive Smart, Sat., Apr. 28, 11:45-5:30 p.m., Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Any aged person may attend, but the insurance discount only applies to those age 55 and older. Court-directed persons are welcomed; instructors are authorized to sign off related court documents. Cost: $15 AARP members, $20 for non-members. Pre-class reservations are requested; a few walk-ins might be accepted. RSVP & Info: 685-2242.
  • Shield of Faith Charity Dinner, Sat., Apr. 28, 6-8 p.m., Living Word Chapel, 290 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Living Word Chapel and Shield 616 are hosting this event to help equip our local police departments with active-shooter and crowd control gear. Cost: $61.60. Info: Lori, 332-2489, lori.megginson@livingwordpalmerlake.org. See ad on page 18.
  • Spirits of Spring: A Wine and Food Tasting with Live and Silent Auctions, Sat., Apr. 28, 6-9 p.m., 4 S. Cascade Ave., downtown Colorado Springs. Gleneagle Sertoma Club presents a festive evening of wine and food tasting in the Antlers Hotel Summit Ballroom. Proceeds benefit The Home Front Cares and other local charities. Tickets & Info: 488-9879, www.SpiritsofSpring.org. See ad on page 8.
  • Black Forest Arts & Crafts Guild 54th Annual Spring Show & Sale, Thu.-Sun., May 3-6, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun., Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. Free admission, but welcome non-perishable donations for the local food pantry, Black Forest Cares. More than 90 artisan and culinary members will sell quilts and afghans, baby items, paintings, pottery, jewelry, woodworking, stained glass, dolls, stitchery, note cards, food items, and much more. A portion of sale proceeds will benefit the BFACG Scholarship Fund and the Black Forest community. Info: 495-3217, www.bfacg.org. See ad on page 10.
  • Palmer Lake Free Chipping Day, Sat., May 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Palmer Lake residents can bring slash to a site on County Line Road east of the lake. Arrange branches parallel with butt ends pointed toward the rear of the vehicle. No stumps, roots, lumber, trash. Remove pine needles from branches. Info: adrian@cusp.ws.
  • A Taste of Tri-Lakes Cares, Wed., May 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Flying Horse Ranch, Larkspur. Sample culinary treats by local chefs created from a "surprise" box out of TLC’s pantry. Learn about programs and services through interactive games for a chance to win prizes. Buy tickets online, $20. Tickets & Info: www.tri-lakescares.org. See ad on page 8.
  • Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival, Fri.-Sun., May 11-13, various times and venues. The festival offers 30 activities and field trips, from prairie to mountains. Field trips are filling up quickly. Registration & Info: www.pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org.
  • Black Forest Seedling Tree Giveaway, Sat., May 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Fire Station 2 (Hodgen and Black Forest Road). Black Forest Together and Trees 4 Tomorrow will offer bundles of 25-30 seedlings (Scotch Pine, Enlemann Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, and Barefoot Chokecherry) for $5 per bundle, two bundle limit per resident. First come, first served; remaining seedlings will be sold at noon. Info: 495-2445.
  • Wescott Annual Safety Fair, Sat., May 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Watch for details, but might include free hot dogs, Flight for Life, wildland truck display, smoke trailer, pet safety, and more. Info: 488-8680, www.wescottfire.org.
  • Starborn Creations Trunk Show at Santa Fe Trail Jewelry, Sat., May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 106-A Second St., Monument. Info: 481-0250. See ad on page 2.
  • Fight Fraud--Shred Instead! Free AARP ElderWatch community shredding event, Sat., Jun. 2, 9 a.m.-noon, Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. Please enter from Black Forest Road. Each car may bring three boxes or paper bags of documents for shredding; no plastic or 3-ring binders please. Fight hunger with a nonperishable food or money donation for the Black Forest Cares food pantry. Info: Ray, 495-6767; or Stan, 596-6787.
  • Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby Race, Sun., Jun. 10, 8 a.m., Costilla Street between El Paso and Wahsatch. (Practice day, Sun., Jun. 3, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.) The public is invited to the "World’s greatest amateur racing event" where kids race their hand-made cars, competing for trophies and a chance to compete at the International Soap Box Derby in July. Food service and parking available. Info: Glenn Scott, development director, 488-8808, kayglen@comcast.net, www.ppsbd.com.
  • Jackson Creek Community Garage Sale, Fri-Sat., Jun 22-23, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 719-200-7387, www.jacksoncreekgaragesale.com. See ad on page 3.
  • Nature Quest: Nature Camp at Fox Run Regional Park, Mon.-Fri., Jun. 25-29, 9 a.m.-noon. Camp features an environmental stewardship theme with daily play in the woods, exploration of ponds and meadows, hikes, crafts, games, songs, stories, snacks and a t-shirt. Cost: $90/member, $100/nonmember. Registration & Info: nancybernard@elpasoco.com or www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com.

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