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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., May 9, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks, 481-4053.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., May 9, 5 p.m., 15275 Struthers Rd. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: 488-6868.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., May 10, 10 a.m., 120 Middle Glenway. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2732.
  • Palmer Lake Planning Commission Workshop, Wed., May 10, 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, CANCELED, 6:30 p.m. Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 884-8017.
  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., May 11, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 488-2525.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., May 11, 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., May 11, 6:30 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd & 4th Thu. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon, May 15, 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., May 16, 9 a.m., 2880 International Circle (off Union Blvd & Printers Pkwy). Meets 1st & 3rd Tue. (if required) each month. Info: 520-6300, http://adm2.elpasoco.com/planning/agendas/pc/pc-agn.asp.
  • Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., May 16, 6:30 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Discussion of Volunteer Pension. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 488-8680.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., May 17, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Now meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-4886.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., May 17, 6 p.m., Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-0711.
  • Palmer Lake Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., May 17, 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., May 18, 1:30 p.m., 15850 Holbein Dr., Colorado Springs. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-3603.
  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board Meeting, Thu., May 18, 6 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-4700
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., May 24, 6:30 p.m., TLMFPD Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: Jennifer Martin, 484-0911, www.tlmfire.org.
  • Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Thu., May 25, 5 p.m., Monument Sanitation District board room, 130 Second St. Meets 4th Thu. each month, Info: 488-2110, www.fvawd.com.
  • Woodmoor Improvement Association Board Meeting, Thu., May 25, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Normally meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: 488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.

Local Library Events

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.

All branches close May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

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

Weekly and Monthly Events

  • Monument Hill Farmers Market, every Sat., beginning May 27, 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 (then press 0) or 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.
  • Vinyasa Yoga Class with Olivia Pennington, every Mon., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. All levels. Cost: $7. Info: 481-2953 (then press 0) or www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • 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.
  • Sew Motion Knitting & Crochet Social Group, every Mon., 3-5 p.m., 862 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. 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. If you have furniture to donate, 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.
  • Gentle Hatha Yoga Class with Olivia Pennington, every Wed., 9:30-11 a.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. All levels. Cost: $7. Info: 481-2953 (then press 0) or www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • 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.
  • Chess Nuts, Mon., May 8, 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., May 8, 7 p.m., Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Jim and Marjorie Van Hoy will highlight some of the photographs taken on their tour of Patagonia, Chile and Argentina. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: www.pdphotographers.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Chamber Monthly Education Series: Understand Your Brand/Marketing, Tue., May 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 166 Second St., Monument. Bring some food and learn! Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 481-3282.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Wed., May 10, Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines your feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $30 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed. and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • Black Forest AARP Potluck Lunch & Meeting, Wed., May 10, 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.
  • Senior Bingo, Thu., May 11, Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, after the senior lunch. Come for lunch at noon, then stay and play. Free! Prizes! Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: Maggie Nealon, 488-3037.
  • Bridge, Thu., May 11, 1-4 p.m., Tri-Lakes Senior Center located on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Walk-ins are welcome. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Reservation suggested: call Judy, 626-399-2733.
  • Legacy Sertoma Dinner Meeting, Thu., May 11, 6:30 p.m., Monument Hill Country Club, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. New members and visitors welcome. Meets 2nd & 4th Thu. each month. Info: Ed Kinney, 481-2750.
  • Ben Lomond Gun Club, Tri-Lakes Chapter, Thu., May 11, 7 p.m., Tri-Lakes Fire Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105 west of Monument near the bowling alley. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-3364.
  • La Leche League Meeting, Fri., May 12, 10 a.m., Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Mothers, babies, and mothers-to-be are all invited. Meets 2nd Fri. each month. Info: Kelley, 440-2477, kdghorashi@gmail.com.
  • El Paso County Hazardous Materials & Recycling Collection Facility, Sat., May 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3255 Akers Dr., Colorado Springs. Open the 2nd Sat. each month as well as Mon.-Thu., 7 a.m.-5 p.m., accepts porcelain fixtures, common recyclable items, household hazardous waste, various electronics, and TVs up to 19-inch diagonal. Accepts documents from private households for shredding, up to two legal paper-sized boxes. Bring a nonperishable food item for Care and Share. Info: 520-7878, http://adm.elpasoco.com/Environmental_Services/Solid_Waste_Management.
  • Palmer Lake Art Group, Sat., May 13, 9 a.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. A variety of art programs are offered after the social gathering and business meeting. Guests welcome. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: 487-1329, www.palmerlakeartgroup.com.
  • Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, Sat., May 13, 9:45-11:30 a.m., The First National Bank of Monument, 581 Hwy 105. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: Gail, 481-3711.
  • NEPCO Meeting, Sat., May 13, 10 a.m.-noon, New Monument Town Hall & Police Building, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. The speaker is Lenard Rioth, HOA Attorney. All are welcome to this meeting of local homeowners associations. Info: 481-2723 or visit www.nepco.org.
  • Amateur Radio WØTLM (Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association), Mon., May 15, 7 p.m. All amateur radio operators or those interested in becoming amateur radio operators are welcome. Meets 3rd Mon. Info: Joyce Witte, 661-9824, Joycewitte@gmail.com; www.W0TLM.com.
  • Senior Tea, Tue., May 16, 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., May 16, 5 p.m., Police Station, 7850 Goddard (1 block off Academy on Kelly Johnson near Chapel Hills Mall), Community Room just inside main entrance. A DVD will play 5-6 p.m.; meeting starts at 6 p.m. Share concerns and success stories and talk to a D.O. Learn how you can become pain-free. No charge, no products sold. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 481-2230.
  • Outpouring: TLUMC Supporting our Community, Tue., May 16, 7 p.m., back Barrel Room at Pikes Peak Brewing Company, 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Everyone is welcome. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: Mr. Lynn Weber 488-2832, LWeber1971@aol.com.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7829, Tue., May 16, 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., May 17, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Dr., (off Voyager Blvd in Colorado Springs). Interesting speakers and programs; all are welcome. Meets 1st & 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Garrett Barton, 433-5396; Duane Gritzmaker, 481-2424; www.gleneaglesertoma.org.
  • Senior Bingo, Wed., May 17, 1-2 p.m., Tri-Lakes Senior Center, Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Sue Walker, 464-6873.
  • Drummers! Wed., May 17, 6:30-8 p.m., Yoga Pathways, Suite A, West End Center, 755 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Free and open to the public. Bring any kind of drum or other hand percussion instrument. Beginners welcome! Usually meets 3rd Wed. each month. Verify date & time: Nan, 481-3256.
  • VFW Auxiliary to Post 7829, Wed., May 17, 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 is back! Thu., May 18, 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., May 18, 5-8 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. Peter Heller will sign his book, Celine. Free, open to all. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Mt. Herman 4-H Club, Thu., May 18, 6:30 p.m., Prairie Winds Elementary School, 790 E. Kings Deer Point, Monument. All are welcome. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: Tim O’Grady, 481-1324.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society: Charles Goodnight in Colorado, Thu., May 18, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Laurel Campbell and Lynda Crawford present the history of cattleman Charles Goodnight’s life. Light refreshments after the presentation. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., May 19, Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines your feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $35 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed., 3rd and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • Chess Nuts, Mon., May 22, 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., May 24, 1-4 p.m., Fellowship Hall of the Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., May 26, Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $35 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed., 3rd and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • Monument Homemakers Club Monthly Potluck Lunch & Meeting, Thu., Jun. 1, 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., Jun. 1, 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting, Trinity Lutheran Church 17750 Knollwood Dr., Monument. Meets 1st Thu. each month. Info: pdq504@gmail.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Lions Club, Thu., Jun. 1, 6:30 p.m. social, 7-8 p.m. meeting, The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. Meets 1st Thu. each month. Info: David Prejean, 434-7031.
  • Lupus Support Group. If you suffer with an autoimmune disease and want to connect with others, you are welcome to join this group. Info: dmbandle@hotmail.com.
  • Myasthenia Gravis Association of Colorado Support Group. Location varies. Info: Carolyn, 488-3620, www.4-mga.org, 303-360-7080, 4mga@4-mga.org.

Special Events

  • Black Forest Arts & Crafts Guild 53rd Annual Spring Show & Sale, Thu.-Sun., May 4-7, 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, non-perishable donations welcome. More than 90 artisan and culinary members will sell unique items. A portion of sale proceeds benefit the BFACG Scholarship Fund and the Black Forest community. The facility is wheelchair accessible, but no strollers allowed due to fire regulations. Info: www.facebook.com/BFACG, www.bfacg.org, 495-3217.
  • Neighborhood Wildfire Leadership Summit, Sat., May 6, 9 a.m.–noon, 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. Join neighborhood leaders from throughout El Paso County working to create more Firewise Communities. Free, brunch included. Register & Info: www.epcwildfire.eventzilla.net.
  • Palmer Lake Free Chipping Day, Sat., May 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Palmer Lake residents can bring slash to a site on County Line Road. Arrange branches parallel with butt ends pointed toward the rear of the vehicle. No stumps, roots, lumber, trash. Remove pine needles from branches. Call May 5 for location. Info: 481-2953.
  • Tri-Lakes Community Celebration, Sat., May 6, 6-9 p.m., Maguireville, 18110 Knollwood, Woodmoor. A fundraiser for the Tri-Lakes Y featuring comedy, cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. Info: 481-8728.
  • Rocky Mountain Music Alliance: Works for Violin, Oboe, & Piano, Sat., May 6, 7 p.m., Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way. Buy $10 tickets online, www.rmmaonline.org, or $12 at the door. Students with ID, and children 12 and under are free. Info: Coleen Abeyta, 630-8165, Coleen.Abeyta@gmail.com, www.rmmaonline.org.
  • 41st Annual Pine Forest Spring Show & Sale, Sat.-Sun., May 6-7, Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. This annual fundraiser presented by the Tri-Lakes Women’s Club features antiques, home decor, garden exhibits, gourmet food trucks, "The Bakery," raffle, glass repair, and MOPS Kid’s Corner. Admission: $6. 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. For more information visit www.tlwc.net.
  • Pack for the Platte Pack Test Fundraiser for the Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP), Sun., May 7, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Baptist Road trailhead access to the New Santa Fe Trail, Monument. Take the pack test that every firefighter must pass each year and see how you stack up. Carry 45 pounds for 3 miles in 45 minutes alongside our wildland firefighting crew and other firefighters,. Donations will support CUSP’s Wildland Fire Team. Info: 719-748-0033, Rachel@cusp.ws, www.cusp.ws/P4P/.
  • Classic Homes New Model Opening at Sanctuary Pointe, Mon., May 8, 1654 Summerglow Lane, Monument. A new master-planned community at the western edge of Black Forest. Info: 719-888-3445, www.classichomes.com.
  • Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Tue., May 9, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: www.trilakesarts.org, 481-0475.
  • Seniors May Trip: Paint Mines Interpretive Park, Calhan, Wed., May 10. See the May Senior Beat for details. Registration required. RSVP & Info: Sue, 464-6873.
  • Seniors: Hear it Here, Fri., May 12, 9 a.m.–noon, Tri-Lakes Senior Center, on the campus of Lewis-Palmer High School. Gleneagle Sertoma, device suppliers, audiologists, and the local Hearing Loss Association of America chapter have organized this free event open to anyone in our area. Find out how to enrich your life through better hearing. Info: Sue Walker, 464-6873.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Pikes Peak Antique Machinery Days, Fri.-Sun., May 12-14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). WMMI will host the first annual Pikes Peak Antique Machinery Days. Silent auction, antique tractor pull (Sat. & Sun.), antique engines and tractors, operating steam engines, and more. Cost: $5. Info: 488-0880, www.wmmi.org.
  • CPR/AED Class, Sat., May 13, 9 a.m. Silver Alliance will host an American Heart Association CPR/AED class. The class will take approximately 3-4 hours. Cost: $35. Registration is required. RSVP & Info: Sue, 464-6873.
  • Wescott Annual Safety Fair & Penrose Blood Drive, Sat., May 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Free hot dogs, Flight for Life, wildland truck display, smoke trailer, pet safety, and more. Info: 488-8680, www.wescottfire.org.
  • A Tea for All Ages, Sat., May 13, 1-3 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Everyone ages 5-99 is invited to attend this delightful tea, with treats and activities for all ages. Please wear your Sunday best (hats optional) and bring your own unique tea cup. Space is limited. Please RSVP by May 3 with staff at either Monument or Palmer Lake Libraries. RSVP & Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Epiphany 3 Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Sat., May 13, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: www.trilakesarts.org, 481-0475.
  • Palmer Lake’s 2nd Annual Glow Run, Sat., May 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Palmer Lake. Come at 7:30 p.m. for fun music and dancing, as well as charging stations for your Glow Run T-Shirts. Food, glow t-shirts, glow candies, and lots of fun. The run/walk/crawl will begin at dark. Registration & Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-palmer-lake-glow-run-tickets-33249212289.
  • Tri-Lakes Community/Centura Blood Drive, Tue., May 16, 2:30-7 p.m., Bloodmobile at Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St., Monument. No appointment needed, just walk in. Bring driver’s license or ID. Info: 776-5822.
  • Non-Profit Council, Wed., May 17, 9 a.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 166 Second St., Monument. Attention non-profits, schools, churches, government entities, businesses, other organizations and anyone else interested in serving the community. Meet collaboratively to understand each other’s mission and to explore areas of cooperation. Info: Rich Strom, 719-963-4464.
  • Free Workshop: Be a Senior Smarty, Fri., May 19, 9 a.m.-noon, Silver Alliance Senior Center, Learn about senior nutrition, combining SNAP resources for better buying power, Silver Key SOS programs and services, fire preparedness. Snacks will be provided. Registration deadline is May 15. 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.
  • Monument Vision Clinic Trunkshow, Fri.-Sat., May 19-20, 2-7 p.m. Fri.; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., 1860 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Spring eyewear extravaganza: up to 30% off and 40% off additional pairs. Info: 488-2042, www.monumentvision.com.
  • Springtime in Monument Festival 5k Run/Walk and Chili Cook Off, Sat., May 20, 9:30 a.m. race, 10:30 a.m. chili & after party, Fox Run Park, 2110 Stella Dr., Monument. Monument Professional Firefighters Local 4319 is raising money for Operation Warm, which provides brand new winter coats to children in need. Info: Jeremy Furman, jfurman03@gmail.com; http://springtimeinmonument5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=8773.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), Picnic-N-Planes, Wed., May 24, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). For $5 per carload, come to the museum to see the Thunderbirds fly low over the museum property. Bring your picnic lunch, cameras, and binoculars for a fun outing. Info: 488-0880, www.wmmi.org.
  • MeadowGrass Music Festival, Fri.-Sun., May 26-28, La Foret Conference & Retreat Center, 6145 Shoup Rd., Colo. Springs. Concerts, camping, kids activities. Tickets & Info: www.meadowgrass.org.
  • Bonfils Blood Center Community Blood Drive, Sat., May 27, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.
  • Spirits of Spring: A Wine and Food Tasting with Live and Silent Auctions, Sat., May 27, 6-9 p.m., Enjoy an evening of wine and food tasting in the Antlers Hotel Heritage Ballroom in downtown Colorado Springs. Proceeds to benefit The Home Front Cares and other local charities. Tickets & Info: 488-9879, www.SpiritsofSpring.org. See ad on page 8.
  • Monument Memorial Day Ceremony, Mon., May 29, 10 a.m., Monument Cemetery, 800 Eighth St. The community is invited to a free special ceremony to honor all military veterans. Info: 884-8013, www.townofmonument.org and click on Community.
  • Free Lunch and Learn, Wed., May 31, 1:30-2:30 p.m., INNOVA Recovery Services, 1824 Woodmoor Dr. Ste. 101, Monument. Support for parents with teenagers suffering from substance abuse/addiction. RSVP so they know how much food to order. RSVP & Info: 719-445-9330, www.innovarecovery.com.
  • BBQ & Bingo Night Fundraiser for Black Forest Animal Sanctuary, Fri., Jun. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Black Forest Community Club, 12530 Black Forest Rd. Bring the family for a family-friendly evening of fun! Eat hamburgers & hot dogs (beef/vegan) with sides and desserts, 5:30– 7 p.m.; play bingo for prizes 6:30–7:30 p.m. Free will donations will be accepted to help support the Black Forest Animal Sanctuary. Info: 494-0158, bfasfarm@gmail.com,www.bfasfarm.org, or the Facebook page BFAS So Co Animal Rescue.
  • 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. These designer costume pieces are moderately priced; 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." Come early for the best selection. 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.
  • 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.
  • Color Splash, Annual Fine Art Exhibit Opening Reception, Fri., Jun. 9, 6-8 p.m., Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Celebrate the Palmer Lake Art Group’s show opening with live music, great food, and fine art. The show runs June 6-30. Proceeds benefit art scholarships for District 38 high school seniors. 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.
  • Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby Race, Sun., Jun. 11, 8 a.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 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: Jody Shanklin, 571-606-8885, pikespeak@soapboxderby.org., www.ppsbd.com.
  • 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 June 13 to Carley Lehman, 17630 Woodhaven Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80908. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a sack lunch. Info: Carley Lehman, 502-3242.
  • 2017 Monument Outdoor Quilt Show, Sat., Jun. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. Quilt submissions due by May 10. Info: info.frmqg@gmail.com, http://frontrangemodernquiltguild.webs.com.

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