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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., Aug. 7, 10 a.m., 6385 Corporate Dr., Suite 200, Colo. Springs. Meets 1st Mon. each month. Info: 327-5810
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 884-8017.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Aug. 8, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks, 481-4053.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Aug. 8, 5 p.m., 15275 Struthers Rd. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: 488-6868.
  • D-38 Home School Enrichment Academy Open House, Tue., Aug. 8, 5-7 p.m., Grace Best Education Center, 66 Jefferson St., Monument. Use east entrance on Adams Street. Staff will be present to answer questions about LPSD’s Home School Enrichment Academy. Tour. Repeats Aug. 14, 10 a.m.; Aug. 17 & 23, 6 p.m. Info: ctanner@lewispalmer.org.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Aug. 9, 9 a.m., 120 Middle Glenway. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2732.
  • Palmer Lake Planning Commission Workshop, Wed., Aug. 9, 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., Aug. 9, 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., Aug. 10, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 488-2525.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., Aug. 10, 6 p.m., school library, 1150 Village Ridge Point, Monument. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: www.monumentacademy.net/school-board or 481-1950.
  • Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd & 4th Thu. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Early Bird Coffee with Chris Lowe, Tue., Aug. 15, 7-9 a.m., Espresso Americano, 15954 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Meet Monument’s town manager, Chris Lowe, and share your concerns and ideas. Info: clowe@tomgov.org.
  • Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Aug. 15, 7 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 488-8680.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Aug. 16, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Now meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-4886.
  • Lunch Break with Chris Lowe, Wed., Aug. 16, 1-3 p.m., Serrano’s Coffee, 625 Highway 105, Monument. Meet Monument’s town manager, Chris Lowe, and share your concerns and ideas. Info: clowe@tomgov.org.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Aug. 16, 6 p.m., Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-0711.
  • Palmer Lake Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Aug. 16, 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., Aug. 17, 1:30 p.m., 15850 Holbein Dr., Colorado Springs. Normally meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-3603.
  • Lewis-Palmer Board of Education Meeting, Thu., Aug. 17, 6 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Watch live, www.ustream.tv/channel/lpsd-live. Info: Vicki Wood, 481-9546, VWood@lewispalmer.org; www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon, Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 884-8017.
  • Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Wed., Aug. 23, 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., Aug. 23, 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., Aug. 23, 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! See ad on page 5. Info: 592-9420.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Club Breakfast Meeting, every Sat., 8 a.m., D-38 Administration Building, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Guests are welcome to the weekly meetings that feature speakers on a variety of topics and a free buffet breakfast. Join the 140+ men and women of the Tri-Lakes area who work together on projects to support our community. Info: Bob Hayes, 481-9693, www.monumenthillkiwanis.org.
  • Bingo by the American Legion, every Sat., game sales start at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m., the Depot Restaurant, in Palmer Lake. Proceeds go to scholarships and other community support activities. Info: 481-8668, www.americanlegiontrilakespost911.com/bingo.htm.
  • 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.
  • Seniors Monday Movie Matinee, every Mon., 1-4 p.m., Tri-Lakes Senior Center located on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Free movies and snacks. See the schedule of films in Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance Senior Beat.
  • Sew Motion Knitting & Crochet Social Group, every Mon., 3-5 p.m., 862 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Drop in, work on your yarn related projects, meet some new like-minded friends. No membership fee, no obligation. Info: 481-1565, www.sew-motion.com.
  • Artfully Speaking Toastmasters, every Mon., 5:45 p.m., DeVry University, 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd., room 13. Info: Jon Walsh, 640-9428; www.artfullyspeaking.toastmastersclubs.org.
  • 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. See ad on page 32. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org.
  • Tri-Lakes YMCA Senior Coffee, every Tue., 9:30-11:30 a.m., 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Members and non-members are welcome. Socialize, have coffee and snacks in the front lobby. Free. Info: 630-2604, hbrandon@ppymca.org, www.ppymca.org.
  • Al-anon Meeting: Monument Serenity, every Tue., 7:30-8:30 p.m., Ascent Church, (formerly the Tri-Lakes Chapel) 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. Info: Kay, 481-9258.
  • Act II Thrift Shop, open Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds benefit Tri-Lakes area non-profits. Info: 487-3268, cara@mynothlandchurch.org, www.mynorthlandchurch.org/act-ii.
  • Palmer Divide Run Club Social Run, every Wed., 6 p.m., If you like to run or walk a 5K and enjoy local food and beverages, join us! Info: PalmerDivideRunClub@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/PalmerDivideRunClub/.
  • Tri-Lakes Church of Christ Wednesday Night Fellowship Meal (Free) & Classes, every Wed., 6-7:30 p.m., 20450 Beacon Lite Road, Monument (Corner of Beacon Lite & County Line Roads). Info: 488-9613, gregsmith@trilakeschurch.org, www.trilakeschurch.org.
  • 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., Aug. 7, 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.
  • Black Forest AARP Potluck Lunch & Meeting, No meeting this month; see members at booth #316 at Black Forest Festival Aug. 12. All ages welcome. Normally meets 2nd Wed. each month, noon, Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. Info: Chuck, 749-9227, or www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Wed., Aug. 9, 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.
  • Tri-Lakes Chamber Monthly Education Series: Beyond Customer Service, Thu., Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon, 166 Second St., Monument. Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 481-3282.
  • Senior Bingo, Thu., Aug. 10, 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., Aug. 10, 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., Aug. 10, 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., Aug. 10, 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., Aug. 11, 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., Aug. 12. 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., Aug. 12, 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., Aug. 12, 9:45-11:30 a.m., The First National Bank of Monument, 581 Hwy 105. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: Gail, 481-3711.
  • Palmer Divide Photographers Group, Mon., Aug. 14, 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.
  • Senior Tea, Tue., Aug. 15, 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.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Aug. 15, 5-9 p.m., Tri-Lakes Senior Center. Any age, any skill. Learners welcome. Drop in and leave when you want. Bring your own board and pieces if you have them. Meets 2nd & 4th Tue. each month. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org/chess.
  • Fibromyalgia Support Group, Tue., Aug. 15, 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., Aug. 15, 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., Aug. 15, 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., Aug. 16, 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., Aug. 16, 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., Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Monument Hill Country Club, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. New members welcome. If you are a male or female relative of a veteran who served on foreign soil during war or other military action, you may be eligible. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Kathy Carlson, 488-1902, carlsonmkc@aol.com.
  • Art Hop, Thu., Aug. 17, 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., Aug. 17, 5-8 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. Margaret Mizushima will sign her latest title of the Timber Creek K-9 mystery series, Hunting Hour, and Laurra Fitzgerald will showcase her jewelry. Free, open to all. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society: No meeting this month; presenting Rocky Mountain Chautauqua Aug. 12. Normally meets 3rd Thu. each month, 7 p.m., at Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Info: 559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Aug. 18, Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines your feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $35 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed., 3rd and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Sat., Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-noon, Tri-Lakes Senior Center on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus (across the street from the YMCA). Discuss stages of Parkinson’s Disease, locations of various Parkinson’s specific therapy clinics, and local support groups that can help patients, relatives, and caregivers. Venue is wheelchair-accessible. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Meets 3rd Sat. each month. Info: Kent Jarnig, 488-8351, www.Tri-LakesPDco.org.
  • Drummers! Mon., Aug. 21, 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., Aug. 21, 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.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Aug. 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 Tue. each month. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org/chess.
  • Senior Social, Wed., Aug. 23, 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., Aug. 25, 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

  • Sundance Studio Annual Open House, Sat. Aug. 5, 3-5:30 p.m., 1450 Cipriani Loop, Monument. Face painting, games, and more. Tumbling & trampoline exhibition 4 p.m., dance performance 4:30 p.m. See ad on page 10. Info: 481-8208, www.thesundancestudio.com.
  • Lorrie Morgan Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Sat., Aug. 5, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Peach Sale Pick-up Day, Sun., Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. If you ordered peaches, this is the pick-up day. Info: Mark Zeiger, 488-5934, or Larry Young, 418-6623.
  • Shorewood Real Estate Open House, Sun., Aug. 6 and 13, 1-4 p.m., 1630 Cashmere Point in gated Brookmoor Estates. See ad on page 3. Info: 719-290-1331, timixrealtor@aol.com.
  • Suits for Troops Collection Day, Sun., Aug. 6, 1-4 p.m., 3613 Jeannine Dr., Colo. Springs. Rampart Range Blue Star Mothers along with American Legion Post 209 will collect gently-used men’s and women’s suits and professional attire for the Fort Carson Transition Battalion. Please help support the 400+ servicemen/women who leave the military service every month from the Pikes Peak region as they prepare to enter civilian life. Info: rampartrangebsm@gmail.com.
  • D-38 Home School Enrichment Academy Open House, Tue., Aug. 8, 5-7 p.m., Grace Best Education Center, 66 Jefferson St., Monument. Use east entrance on Adams Street. Staff will be present to answer questions about LPSD’s Home School Enrichment Academy. Tour. Repeats Aug. 14, 10 a.m.; Aug. 17 & 23, 6 p.m. Info: ctanner@lewispalmer.org.
  • Friends of Monument Preserve (FOMP) Trail Work Night, Wed., Aug. 9, 6-8:30 p.m. Volunteers should bring leather gloves, water, and bug repellent. For location & info: Chris Tirpak, 719-439-8865, info@fomp.org, www.fomp.org.
  • King’s Deer Community Garage Sale, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 11-13, Highway 105 and Roller Coaster Road. For details and map visit www.KingsDeer.org and click Garage Sale.
  • Northern El Paso County Non-Profit Council, Fri., Aug. 11, 8-10 a.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 166 Second St., Monument. Tammy Sayles, El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center Librarian with Pikes Peak Library District, will discuss the status of nonprofits in El Paso County, where nonprofit dollars come from, fundraising best practices, and resources for additional education and training. Non-profits, schools, churches, government entities, businesses, other organizations, and anyone else interested in serving the community are invited. RSVP & Info: Rich Strom, 719-963-4464.
  • Southwinds Fine Art Gallery Annual Summer Show Artist Reception, Fri., Aug. 11, 4-9 p.m., 16575 Roller Coaster Rd. at Baptist Road. All are invited to meet the nine celebrated gallery artists and celebrate their art show and sale, which runs Aug. 11-13, Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-3 p.m. Info: 481-6157.
  • Lang 19th Annual Pig Roast & Client Appreciation Event, Fri., Aug. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 236 Washington St., Monument. Free, all ages are welcome for fresh roast pig, sides, drinks, and a bounce house for the kids. See ad on page 7. Info: 481-0887.
  • Monument’s Free Movie Night: The Secret Life of Pets, Fri., Aug. 11, 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. See ad on page 8. Info: 884-8013, www.TownofMonument.org.
  • Black Forest Festival, Sat., Aug. 12, 6:30 a.m-9 p.m., 12530 Black Forest Rd. A pancake breakfast by R&R Café at 6:30 a.m., festival activities, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., include booths, crafts, panning for gold, pioneer demos and games, Native American heritage highlights, music, expanded food venues, and more. The parade begins 10:30 a.m.; outhouse races around 11:40 a.m.; barn dance 6-9 p.m. To volunteer, call 495-2718. Info: www.bfcommunityclub.org.
  • Return of the Rocky Mountain Chautauqua, Sat., Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., in the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, and on the Village Green. A full day of vintage arts, crafts, portrayals of historic men and women, wildlife displays, walking tours of the area, live music, screenings of Summer Sojourn--a movie on the history of Colorado Chautauqua, gold panning and other activities for kids. The Friends of the Tri-Lakes Library will hold their annual ice cream social during the afternoon. Free and open to all. Info: www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Play Ball! Silver Alliance group outing to a baseball game, Mon., Aug. 14, bus departs Senior Center 11:15 a.m. The Sky Sox play New Orleans, game time is 12:40 p.m. Cost: $20 (includes food voucher). Registration required; see page 6 of the August Senior Beat.
  • Enchanted Flowers Acrylic Painting Workshop with Laura Reilly, Wed., Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 366 Second St., Suite A, Monument. Learn a basic foundation method, have fun, go home with your own beautiful painting. Cost: $115. See ad on page 4. Registration required. RSVP & Info: 488-1116, 650-1427, laura@laurareilly.com, www.LauraReilly.com.
  • Lunch Break with Chris Lowe, Wed., Aug. 16, 1-3 p.m., Serrano’s Coffee, 625 Highway 105, Monument. Meet Monument’s town manager, Chris Lowe, and share your concerns and ideas. Info: clowe@tomgov.org.
  • After Hours with Chris Lowe Wed., Aug. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Bistro, 65 Second St., Monument. Meet Monument's town manager, Chris Lowe, and share your concerns and ideas. Info: clowe@tomgov.org.
  • John Gorka Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Aug. 18, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Y Back to School Movie Night featuring Sing, Fri., Aug. 18, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy a free outdoor movie on the field at the YMCA. Food trucks and activities begin at 7 p.m., movie at dark. Please leave your pets at home. See ad on page 6. Info: 884-8013.
  • Academy Martial Arts Back to School Open House, Sat., Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 1435 Cipriani Loop, Monument. See ad on page 7. Info: 719-800-2551, www.monumentjiujitsu.com.
  • Pickin’ on the Divide, Sat., Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. The Church of Woodmoor, the Town of Monument, and the Tri-Lakes Lions Club present this annual family music festival. The Lion’s Club Chili Cook-off starts at 11 a.m., winner announced at 2 p.m. The beer garden is open all day. Colorado bluegrass bands perform 1-7 p.m., emceed by KOAA’s News 5 main anchor, Elizabeth Watts. No smoking or pets except service animals. Admission: $15 per person. Free for 12 and under. See ad on page 18. Info: www.pickinonthedivide.com.
  • WØTLM FCC Exams, Sat., Aug. 19, 1-3:30 p.m. VE session. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: Stu Turner, 719-337-1720.
  • Mountain View Electric Association, Inc. (MVEA) Brews, Brats, & Kilowatts, Wed., Aug. 23, 4-7 p.m., Pikes Peak Brewing Co., 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument. First 150 MVEA members get a complimentary beer & brat. Ages 21+ only. Register online by Aug. 11. Registration & Info: www.mvea.coop/bbkregistration.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family-to-Family, Wed., Aug. 23, 6-8:30 p.m., northern Colo. Springs location. This free 12-week course is for family caregivers of individuals with mental illness. Led by NAMI-trained family members since 1999. Meets once weekly. See ad on page 6. Registration required. RSVP & Info: 473-8477, info@namicos.org, www.namicolordosprings.org.
  • Richie Furay & Paul Cotton at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Aug. 25, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Community Service: Wood Chipping, Sat. Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Assist and train neighbors in Red Rock Ranch to remove scrub oak and other fuels encroaching on homes and roads. Work at this example property will include using loppers and chainsaws (for trained volunteers), and dragging slash to the chipper. Safety briefing and personal protective gear provided. Age 16+ invited. Registration required. RSVP & Info: contact TLUMC Emergency Preparedness Group (EPG) leader Andre’ at epg@tlumc.org or call Lisa, 719-339-7831.
  • Taste of Palmer Lake, Sat., Aug. 26, 1-4 p.m. Sample what Palmer Lake has to offer at this festive fundraiser for lakeside improvements. Arlene’s Beans, Bella Panini, The Depot, La Rosa, O’Malley’s Pub, Pikes Peak Catering, Rock House Ice Cream, Sundance, Speedtrap Bistro, The Stube, & The Wine Seller--11 venues; fun all over town. Presale tickets $18, $25 day of the event. Tickets are limited and are on sale at Palmer Lake restaurants, or online at www.eventbrite.com. Info: www.awakepalmerlake.org.
  • Free Lunch and Learn: Support for Spouses In Relationships with Individuals Suffering from Substance Abuse/Addiction, Wed., Aug. 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m., INNOVA Recovery Services, 1824 Woodmoor Dr., Ste. 101, Monument. Please RSVP so they know how much food to order, 719-445-9330. Info: www.innovarecovery.com.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family-to-Family, Wed., Aug. 30, 6-9 p.m., Monument. This free 12-week course is for family caregivers of individuals with mental illness. Led by NAMI-trained family members since 1999. Meets once weekly. See ad on page 6. Registration required. RSVP & Info: 473-8477, info@namicos.org, www.namicolordosprings.org.
  • Monument’s Free Movie Night: Finding Dory, Fri., Sep. 1, 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. See ad on page 8. Info: 884-8013, www.TownofMonument.org.
  • Sawyer Fredericks Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Sep. 1, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family-to-Family, Thu., Sep. 7, 6-8:30 p.m., downtown Colo. Springs location. This free 12-week course is for family caregivers of individuals with mental illness. Led by NAMI-trained family members since 1999. Meets once weekly. See ad on page 6. Registration required. RSVP & Info: 473-8477, info@namicos.org, www.namicolordosprings.org.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma 16th Annual Patriot Golf Benefit, Mon., Sep. 11, 7 a.m. check-in, 8 a.m. start, USAFA Eisenhower Golf Course, Blue Course. This 4-person scramble honors local patriots representing the military, police, and firefighters. Cost: $140, $500 for a foursome; includes breakfast and lunch, green and cart fees, range balls, prizes. Proceeds benefit Home Front Cares and other local charities. Register at www.gleneaglepatriotgolf.com. Info: John Coyle, 494-4284; Joe Gray, 599-4265.
  • Tri-Lakes Lions Charity Golf Tournament, Mon. Sep. 18, The Golf Club at Flying Horse, 1880 Weiskopf Pt., Colo. Springs, registration 7:30 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m. Cost: $150 per player includes breakfast, lunch, and prizes. Proceeds help support Lions Club charities, Tri-Lakes Cares, and The Home Front Cares. Info: Jim Naylor, 481-8741, (303) 883-8329, jim1947n@comcast.net.
  • Tri-Lakes Women’s Club presents Harvesting Hope, Thu., Sep. 21, 5:30-9 p.m., Spruce Mountain Ranch, 14771 Spruce Mountain Rd., Larkspur. This premier food and wine tasting event features music & dancing, silent auction, raffle/door prizes, local on-site chefs, affordable jewelry sale, and more. Purchase tickets before Sep. 1 for a chance to win in the Early Buy Drawing. All proceeds benefit qualified non-profit service organizations and public schools in the Tri-Lakes area. Info: www.TLWC.net.

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