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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, Mon., Jun. 5, 10 a.m., 6385 Corporate Dr., Suite 200, Colo. Springs. Meets 1st Mon. each month. Info: 327-5810
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Jun. 5, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 884-8017.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Jun. 6, 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.
  • D-38 Informational Meeting for Potential School Board Candidates, Tue., Jun. 6, 5 p.m., Community Room, D-38 Administration Building, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. John Mann, past Board president, will host the meeting for citizens interested in running for the School Board in the November 2017 election. Seats for Director District 1 and Director District 3 will be on this election ballot. Info: Vicki Wood, secretary to the Board of Education, 481-9546, VWood@lewispalmer.org.
  • D-38 LPSD’s Home School Enrichment Academy Open House, Thu., Jun. 8, 1-3 p.m., 66 N. Jefferson St., Monument. Info: 488-4700.
  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Jun. 8, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 488-2525.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., Jun. 8, 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., Jun. 8, 6:30 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd & 4th Thu. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Jun. 13, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks, 481-4053.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Jun. 13, 5 p.m., 15275 Struthers Rd. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: 488-6868.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jun. 14, 10 a.m., 120 Middle Glenway. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2732.
  • Palmer Lake Planning Commission Workshop, Wed., Jun. 14, 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., Jun. 14, 6:30 p.m.. Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 884-8017.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon, Jun. 19, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 884-8017.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Jun. 20, 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.
  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board Meeting, Tue., Jun. 20, 6 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. A public hearing on the proposed budget is scheduled. Normally meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-4700.
  • Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Jun. 20, 6:30 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 488-8680.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jun. 21, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Now meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-4886.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jun. 21, 6 p.m., Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-0711.
  • Palmer Lake Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Jun. 21, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Public Meeting, Thu., Jun. 22, 1:30 p.m., 15850 Holbein Dr., Colorado Springs. Normally meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-3603.
  • Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Wed., Jun. 28, 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., Jun. 28, 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., Jun. 28, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: 488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.

Local Library Events

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! Info: 592-9420.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Club Breakfast Meeting, every Sat., 8 a.m., new meeting place, 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.
  • Monument Community Yoga, every Sat., 9 a.m., Woodmoor Community Center, 1691 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. All levels. Cost: cash donation. Info: BePresentYogaLLC@gmail.com.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • Tai Chi for Health and Wellness Classes, every Mon., noon-1 p.m., Dance Art Academy, 13866 Gleneagle Dr. Info: 232-1618, sifumo@whitecranetaichi.net.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: $8 adults, $7 military/AAA, $6 seniors & students, $4 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. 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.
  • Tai Chi for Health and Wellness Classes, every Wed., noon-1 p.m., Sundance Studio, 1450 Cipriani Loop, Monument. Info: 232-1618, sifumo@whitecranetaichi.net.
  • 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.
  • 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., Jun. 5, 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. Meets 1st Mon. each month. Info: TriLakesluc@gmail.com.
  • American Legion Tri-Lakes Post 9-11, Tue., Jun. 6, 6:30 p.m., Depot Restaurant, Hwy 105 & Primrose St., Palmer Lake. New members welcome. Meets 1st Tue. each month. Info: 481-8668, www.americanlegiontrilakespost911.com.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, Wed., Jun. 7, 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.
  • Senior Bingo, Thu., Jun. 8, 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., Jun. 8, 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., Jun. 8, 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., Jun. 8, 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., Jun. 9, 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.
  • El Paso County Hazardous Materials & Recycling Collection Facility, Sat., Jun. 10, 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., Jun. 10, 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., Jun. 10, 9:45-11:30 a.m., The First National Bank of Monument, 581 Hwy 105. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: Gail, 481-3711.
  • Chess Nuts, Mon., Jun. 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 Mon. each month. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org/chess.
  • Palmer Divide Photographers Group, Mon., Jun. 12, 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: Social Media 101 for Small Business, Tue., Jun. 13, 9 a.m.-noon, 166 Second St., Monument. Learn how to increase success in your business through the use of social media. Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 481-3282.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Wed., Jun. 14, 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.
  • Black Forest AARP Potluck Lunch & Meeting, Wed., Jun. 14, noon, Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. All ages welcome. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: Chuck, 749-9227, or www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Art Hop is back! Thu., Jun. 15, 5-8 p.m., Downtown Monument west of I-25.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. Info: 481-3282, www.monumentarthop.org.
  • Art Hop Book Signing at Covered Treasures Bookstore, Thu., Jun. 15, 5-8 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. Brendan Leonard will sign The Great Outdoors, A User’s Guide. Free, open to all. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society: Hummingbirds, Up Close and Personal, Thu., Jun. 15, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Jerry DalFerro shares the fascinating world of hummingbirds with a slide show of stunning photographs. Light refreshments after the presentation. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Jun. 16, 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.
  • Drummers! Mon., Jun. 19, 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 WØTLM (Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association), Mon., Jun. 19, 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., Jun. 20, 1-3 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., Jun. 20, 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., Jun. 20, 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., Jun. 20, 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., Jun. 21, 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., Jun. 21, 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., Jun. 21, 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.
  • Chess Nuts, Mon., Jun. 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 Mon. each month. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org/chess.
  • Senior Social, Wed., Jun. 28, 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., Jun. 30, 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.
  • 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

  • Hooked on Palmer Lake Kids Fishing Derby, Sat., Jun. 3, 8-11:30 a.m., Palmer Lake. For elementary and middle school-age kids; must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own fishing gear if you have it. Colorado Parks & Wildlife hands out a limited number of rods and reels at no charge; first come, first served. Door prizes! Presented by Tri-Lakes Lions Club. Admission: a non-perishable food item for Tri-Lakes Cares. Info: David Prejean, 719-434-7031.
  • Tri-Lakes Women’s Club First Ever Pre-Harvesting Hope Jewelry Sale, Sat., Jun. 3, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Exquisite jewelry is all silver, with beautiful gemstones. Most are under $20. This is the same style jewelry you will see in the club’s silent auction at their fall fundraiser "Harvesting Hope." Tri-Lakes Women’s Club is a 501(c)3, and all profits from this sale help support Tri-Lakes area educational and first responder services. Info: Diane, 488-5934, www.tlwc.net.
  • D-38 Informational Meeting for Potential School Board Candidates, Tue., Jun. 6, 5 p.m., Community Room, D-38 Administration Building, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. John Mann, past Board president, will host the meeting for citizens interested in running for the School Board in the November 2017 election. Seats for Director District 1 and Director District 3 will be on this election ballot. Info: Vicki Wood, secretary to the Board of Education, 481-9546, VWood@lewispalmer.org.
  • Ribbon Cutting: Park Bench Dedication, Wed., Jun. 7, 6:30 p.m., Limbach Park, 2nd and Front Streets, Monument, near the tot lot playground. The Town of Monument/No Methadone in Monument, is dedicating a park bench in honor of Jamie Fenley in recognition of her efforts fighting an attempt to bring a methodone clinic to Monument. Info: Madeline VanDenHoek, 884-8013.
  • Concerts in the Park, every Wed., Jun. 7-Aug. 2, 7-9 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. Music, food, and fun for the family. Bring chairs, blankets. Info: www.trilakeschamber.com and click on ‘Events.’
  • D-38 LPSD’s Home School Enrichment Academy Open House, Thu., Jun. 8, 1-3 p.m., 66 N. Jefferson St., Monument. Info: 488-4700.
  • Mountain View Electric Association Annual Meeting, Thu., Jun. 8, 4:30 p.m. registration, dinner, entertainment; 6:30 p.m. business meeting, board election, door prizes; Limon Public Schools, 912 Badger Way, Limon. All members of the electric cooperative are invited to the free BBQ dinner with giant cinnamon rolls and live music by Brad Richmond. Info: (800) 388-9881, www.mvea.coop.
  • El Paso County Parks Open House on Pineries Open Space, Thu., Jun. 8, 6-8 p.m., Lodge at Cathedral Pines, 13977 Milam Rd., Black Forest. Planned improvements for the 1067-acre parcel include a trailhead with entrance from Vollmer Road, the addition of non-motorized trails and park amenities. The Pineries Open Space Master Plan and other information on the property is available online at: http://adm.elpasoco.com/CommunityServices/planning/Pages/PineriesOpenSpacePlanning.aspx. Info: Elaine Kleckner, 520-6999, elainekleckner@elpasoco.com; or Ross Williams, 520-6984, rosswilliams@elpasoco.com.
  • Color Splash, Annual Fine Art Show & Sale Opening Reception, Fri., Jun. 9, 6-8 p.m., Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. The public is invited to celebrate the Palmer Lake Art Group’s free show opening with live music, great food, and fine art. Proceeds benefit art scholarships for District 38 high school seniors, which will be presented during the reception. The show runs June 6-30 and includes examples of the scholarship winners from Palmer Ridge and Lewis-Palmer High Schools. Info: 481-0475.
  • Lakeside Free Summer Concert at Waterfront Park: Jody Adams, Fri., Jun. 9, 6-8 p.m., Forest Lakes Drive, Monument. Free concerts 2nd and 4th Fri., June-July. Info: www.forestlakescolorado.com/events.html.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society Open Stage headlined by Jack Williams, Fri., Jun. 9, 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.
  • Monument’s Free Movie Night: Moana, Fri., Jun. 9, 7 p.m. activities begin, movie begins at dark, Monument Marketplace Clock Tower (between WalMart & Home Depot), Jackson Creek. Bring chairs & blankets, no pets please. Info: 884-8013, www.TownofMonument.org.
  • Wesley Owens Coffee & Cafe Waffle Saturdays starting Jun. 10, 7 a.m., 1744 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Check out the new summer menu, offering gluten-free options. Info: 719-238-0725.
  • Clean Sweep, a free household hazardous waste disposal event, Sat., Jun. 10, by appointment only, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Black Forest Regional Park equestrian parking lot on Milam Road, just north of the intersection with Shoup Road. Registration & Info: www.cleansweepjune2017.eventbrite.com.
  • Fight Fraud--Shred Instead! Free AARP ElderWatch community shredding event, Sat., Jun. 10, 9 a.m.-noon, Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. Each car may bring three boxes or paper bags of documents for shredding; no plastic or 3-ring binders please. Bring 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. 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Costilla Street between El Paso and Wahsatch. The public is invited to "World’s greatest amateur racing event" where kids race their hand-made gravity-powered cars, competing for trophies and a chance to represent Colorado Springs at the International Soap Box Derby in July. Food service and parking available. Info: Glenn Scott, 488-8808, www.ppsbd.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Cares Client Appreciation Day, Mon., Jun. 12, noon-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., 235 N. Jefferson St., Monument. Clients, bring the family for hamburgers and hot dogs, cotton candy, Kona Ice snow cones, a raffle, and a free toy for each kid. Info: 481-4864.
  • Friends of Monument Preserve (FOMP) Trail Work Night, Wed., Jun. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Volunteers should bring leather gloves, water, and bug repellent. Meets Jul. 12 and Aug. 9 also. For location & info: Chris Tirpak, 719-439-8865, info@fomp.org, www.fomp.org.
  • Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid Certification Course, Sat., Jun. 17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. Reservations required: send $25 and your e-mail or phone number (for registration confirmation and inclement weather notice) by Jun. 13 to Carley Lehman, 17630 Woodhaven Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80908. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a sack lunch. Info: Carley Lehman, 502-3242.
  • Run to the Ascent 5k for Schools, Sat., Jun. 17, 9 a.m. start; arrive by 8:30 for parking (streets will close prior to the race), Ascent Church, 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. Live music, food trucks, fun vendors, and more at the end. Kids fun run and kids obstacle course. All proceeds go to local schools for suicide prevention. Volunteers needed. Registration & Info: www.theascentchurch.com/5k1.
  • Monument Outdoor Quilt Show, Sat., Jun. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. Info: info.frmqg@gmail.com, http://frontrangemodernquiltguild.webs.com.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI): First Annual All Colorado Festival, Sat., Jun. 17, 1-7 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. Sample the finest of Colorado spirits, beer, and wine (must be 21 or older with valid I.D.). Have a taste, enjoy a snack from a food vendor or two, and listen to live local country music 3-7 p.m. Cost: $25 age 21 and older, free for those under 21. All proceeds will benefit the museum. Purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/all-colorado-festival-tickets-34043958396. Info: Danica Cox, 488-0880.
  • Father’s Day Ice Cream Social, Sun., Jun. 18, 1:15-4 p.m., Palmer Lake Village Green. Last month’s Goodnight in Colorado program was cancelled because of weather and has now been added to the annual Father’s Day Ice Cream Social. The Goodnight presentation is at 1:15 p.m., followed by free Village Inn pie, Rock House ice cream, bluegrass music, and a sing-along 2-4 p.m. The public is invited to both free events. Info: Pat McCarthy, 659-1363; www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Long Term Planning Seminar, Thu., Jun. 22, 6-8 p.m., Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance Senior Center. A New York Life regional long term care planner and a local certified Medicaid consultant will present the facts and answer questions about Long Term Care needs. Refreshments served. RSVP by Jun. 15: Sue, 464-6873.
  • Free Workshop: Be a Senior Smarty, Fri., Jun. 23, 9 a.m.-noon, Silver Alliance Senior Center. Rescheduled from May. Learn about senior nutrition, combining SNAP resources for better buying power, Silver Key SOS programs and services, fire preparedness. Snacks will be provided. Register by Jun. 19. Space is limited so register early. See page 5 of this month’s Senior Beat or contact Paula Blair, 481-4864 x 112, or Sue Walker, 464-6873.
  • Climb for Courage Stair Climb Race: Steppin’ up for Children’s Health, Sat., Jun. 24, 8:30 a.m., free family festival 9 a.m.-noon, Falcon Stadium, 2169 Field House Dr., U.S. Air Force Academy. This event benefits Children’s Hospital Colorado, opening the region’s only comprehensive children’s hospital in 2018 in northeast Colorado Springs. Info: www.childrenscoloradofoundation.org.
  • Water: Rain Barrels, Your Watershed, and More, Sat., Jun. 24, 10-11:30 a.m. Learn about our unique local watershed, how it impacts our quality of life, and how you can help protect it -- including the use of rain barrels. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. RSVP & Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Purely Ponds Parade of Ponds, Sat.-Sun., Jun 24-25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This self-guided charity pond and waterfall tour benefits the Boys and Girls Club with a matching donation from Purely Ponds Fine Landscapes. Parade of Ponds ticket books with tour maps are just five dollars per ticket and are available in May, online at www.purelyponds.com or at Pioneer Sand Company, 15490 Woodcarver Rd., Monument, and 8335 Vollmer Rd., Black Forest. Info: 896-0038, jessica@purelyponds.com, or www.purelyponds.com.
  • Secret Life of Animals Nature Camp at Fox Run Park, Mon.-Fri., Jun. 26-30, 9 a.m.-noon, Fox Run Regional Park, 2010 Stella Dr., Colo. Springs. Children entering grades 1-5, learn to find secret signs of animal life, amazing animal societies, and creatures hiding in your own backyard. Cost: $90 member, $100 non-member. Register online at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com. Info: 520-6745, ianwilson@elpasoco.com.
  • Poverty Simulator presented by Pikes Peak United Way & Tri-Lakes Cares, Tue., Jun. 27, 4-6 p.m., D-38 Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Get a glimpse into the life of a family living in poverty. RSVP & Info: volunteer@ppunitedway.org.
  • Free Lunch and Learn: Questions and Answers about Substance Abuse, Wed., Jun. 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m., INNOVA Recovery Services, 1824 Woodmoor Dr., Ste. 101, Monument. Find out about the warning signs, treatment options, and enabling behaviors, Please RSVP so they know how much food to order, 719-445-9330. Info: www.innovarecovery.com.
  • Griffith Centers for Children Chins Up 10th Annual Golf Tournament, Thu., Jun. 29, Golf Club at Bear Dance, 6630 Bear Dance Dr, Larkspur. Shotgun start, 8 a.m. Play a challenging course, enjoy great food, and have a chance to win prizes while you help the Griffith Centers change the lives of children and families. Registration & Info: jamie.sachtjen@griffithcenters.org, www.griffithcenters.org.
  • Monument’s Free Movie Night: Pete’s Dragon, Fri., Jun. 30, 7 p.m. activities begin, movie begins at dark, Monument Marketplace Clock Tower (between WalMart & Home Depot), Jackson Creek. Bring chairs & blankets, no pets please. Info: 884-8013, www.TownofMonument.org.

July 4 events

7 a.m., Palmer Lake 4 Mile Fun Run, Palmer Lake Santa Fe Trailhead. Register at www.july4funrun.com.

7-10 a.m., Pancake breakfast, tickets at the door, St Peter Catholic Church, 55 Jefferson St.

8 a.m.-3 p.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Street Fair, 2nd Street and Washington Street

9:30 a.m., Monument Hill Kiwanis Children’s Parade, Starts at Grace Best School

10 a.m.-noon, Monument Hill Kiwanis 4th of July Parade, Downtown Monument. Register to participate: www.monumenthillkiwanis.org.

10 a.m.-7 p.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber Beer Garden, family-friendly, Limbach Park, 2nd and Front streets, Monument

Noon, Monument Community Presbyterian Church Open House, 3rd & Jefferson: cool air, treats, and rest rooms available.

Noon-7 p.m. Live music in Limbach Park, 2nd and Front streets, Monument

Noon-7:45 p.m., Live Music at Bliss Studios, 143 Washington St, Monument

7 p.m., Music and fun at Palmer Lake, fireworks at dark.

Parade spectators are encouraged to come early, park at Palmer Ridge High School, 19255 Monument Hill Rd., or Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., and ride the free bus to and from downtown Monument.

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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