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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, dates or times are often changed after publication. Please double-check the time and place of any event you wish to attend by calling the info number for that event.

The unpredictability of the COVID-19 situation presents scheduling challenges to area governance entities and other organizations. Because OCN is a monthly publication, readers should assume that information published in this issue is subject to change and event information should be confirmed a day or two before the event by calling the information number or checking the organization’s website.

Many entries show dates even though the event has been canceled or suspended. The date indicates when the event was planned to be held or when it would normally have been held.

Items, if any, differ from what was printed in the latest issue of OCN. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Governmental Bodies

  • Monument Board of Trustees Workshop, Mon., May 3, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Info: 719-884-8017.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., May 3, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Normally meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 719-884-8017, www.townofmonument.org/260/Board-of-Trustees for remote attendance links.
  • El Paso Board of County Commissioners meeting, view agendas and meetings at www.agendasuite.org/iip/elpaso Tue., May 4. 9 a.m. Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 150, Colo. Springs. Meets every Tue. Info: 719-520-6430, www.agendasuite.org/iip/elpaso.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission special meeting, Wed., May 5 and May 26. Adoption of Your El Paso Master Plan as the Master Plan for El Paso County, replacing previously adopted county Master Plan elements. Special hearings begin at 9 a.m. 719-520-6300. See www.elpasoco.com, Departments, Planning and Community Development, Planning Commission, 2021 meetings.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission meeting, live-streamed at www.elpasoco.com/public-meetings/, Thu., May 6 & 20, 1 p.m., Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 150, Colo. Springs. Meets 1st & 3rd Thur. (if required) each month. Info: 719-520-6300, https://planningdevelopment.elpasoco.com/.
  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Mon., May 10, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: 719-488-2525, www.woodmoorwater.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., May 11, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks,719-481-4053.
  • Monument Land Development Code and Zoning Map Update Public Open House, Tue., May 11, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monument Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Info: Debbie Flynn, Planner II, Town of Monument Planning Department, 719-488-1604.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board meeting, call in only: 650-479-3208, Access Code 76439078, Wed., May 12, 9 a.m., 120 Middle Glenway. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 719-481-2732. www.plsd.org.
  • Monument Planning Commission meeting, Wed., May 12, 6 p.m. Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Topics are expected to include the Land Development Code and Zoning Map Update. To see the options for remote public participation in each meeting, visit www.townofmonument.org/263/Planning-Commission-Board-of-Adjustment. Info: 719-884-8028. www.townofmonument.org.
  • Monument Academy School Board meeting, Thu., May 13, 6 p.m., see website for YouTube meeting link. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 719-481-1950, www.monumentacademy.net/school-board/board-meeting-minutes/.
  • Palmer Lake Town Council meeting, Thu., May 13, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 719-481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • D38 District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC), (skip May) Wed., 7 p.m., Usually meets five times per school year on the second Tuesday of the month (Sept., Oct., Nov., Jan., Feb., Apr.). https://www.youtube.com/user/LPSDCommunity. Info: 719.481.9546, vwood@lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Academy School Board meeting, Thu, May 13, 6:00 p.m., Board meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 719-481-1950, www.monumentacademy.net/school-board/board-meeting-minutes/.
  • Palmer Lake Town Board of Trustees meeting, Thu., May 13, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 719-481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board meeting, Mon. May 17, 6-10 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meets 3rd Mon. each month. Livestream on the district’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/LPSDCommunity, Agenda and supporting documents at https://go.boarddocs.com/co/lewispalmer/Board.nsf/vpublic. Info: (719) 488-4700, vwood@lewispalmer.org, www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Board of Trustees workshop, Mon., May 17, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Discuss schedule revisions, TABOR, and home rule initiation. Info: 719-884-8017
  • Monument Board of Trustees meeting, Mon., May 17, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Normally meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 719-884-8017, www.townofmonument.org/260/Board-of-Trustees for remote attendance links.
  • Wescott Fire Protection District Board meeting. Tue., May 18, 4 p.m. Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. For a virtual meeting, the phone number is 669-900-9128, and the meeting code is 980 378 2073. Meetings are usually on the third Tuesday of each month. For information, call Executive Administrator Stacey Popovich at 719-488-8680 or see www.wescottfire.org.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board meeting, Wed, May 19, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Zoom meeting. Find joining instructions on the website. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 719-481-4886, www.colorado.gov/msd.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board meeting, the public can join the Skype meeting: https://join.skype.com/PAcujKTn7Nrh. Check the website for a link: https://academywsd.colorado.gov/notices-and-alerts, Wed., May 19, 6 p.m. Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 719-481-0711, https://academywsd.colorado.gov.
  • Palmer Lake Town Planning Commission meeting, Wed., May 19, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 719-481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District Board meeting, Wed, May 19, 7 p.m., Station 1, 11445 Teachout Rd. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 719-495-4300, www.bffire.org.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Board meeting, Check the website for the access code for the electronic meeting, Thu., May 20, 9 a.m., 15850 Holbein Dr. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 719-488-3603, www.donalawater.org.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board meeting, Thu., May 20, 5:30 p.m., 16055 Old Forest Point, Suite 302, Monument. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 719-488-6868, www.triviewmetro.com.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission special meeting, Wed., May 26, Action for the Master Plan adoption. 2021 special hearings begin at 9 a.m. Contact Planning and Community Development Department at 719-520-6300. Full staff reports for each item can also be found at www.elpasoco.com, Departments, Planning and Community Development, Planning Commission, 2021 Meetings.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board meeting. Zoom meeting. Find joining instructions at www.tlmfire.org or contact Jennifer Martin, 719-484-0911, Wed., May 26, 6:30 p.m. . Location change: From May-October 2021 the meetings will be held at the Chamber of Commerce, 166 Second St. downtown Monument. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: www.tlmfire.org.
  • Woodmoor Improvement Association Board meeting, Wed., May 26, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: 719-488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., June 7, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Topics are expected to include a public hearing on the Land Development Code and Zoning Map Update. Public hearing on Normally meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 719-884-8017, www.townofmonument.org/260/Board-of-Trustees for remote attendance links.

Local Library Events

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

Weekly and Monthly Events

  • Monument Hill Farmer’s Market, every Sat. starting May 15. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 66 Jefferson St. Many new vendors plus all your old favorites. 592-9420. See ad on page 5.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA), SUSPENDED, 10 a.m.-noon, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Lively discussions about art topics, general studies on creativity. Meets 1st Sat. each month. Info: 481-0475, info@trilakesarts.org
  • The Centering Prayer Group at Black Forest Community Church. First Sat. of every month from 8:30-10 a.m. at the old log church. Centering prayer opens and closes the meetings with discussion and fellowship in between; open to all. Contact Rev. Roger Butts, 719-433-3135 for information.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Club Meeting, Zoom meeting, www.MHKiwanis.org, MonumentHillKiwanis@gmail.com for details; every Sat., 9 a.m., Guests are welcome at weekly meetings featuring speakers on a variety of topics and a free continental breakfast at normal meetings. Memberships open to the public. Join the150+ men & women of the Tri-Lakes area who work together to make a difference for youth and our community. Info: RF Smith, 719-210-4987, www.MHKiwanis.org. See ad on page 3.
  • Neighborhood Net, every Sat., 10 a.m. Amateur radio operators practice for emergencies on weekly repeater nets so neighbors can help neighbors. Sign up at www.mereowx.org/neighborhood-net or contactus@mereowx.org.
  • The Wine Seller Free Wine Tastings, SUSPENDED, every Sat., 1-4 p.m., 2805 Roberts Dr., Monument. Info: 719-488-3019, www.thewineseller.net.
  • Bingo by the American Legion, SUSPENDED, 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: 719-481-8668, http://legionpost9-11.org/ .
  • Lions Clubs Bingo, SUSPENDED, every Sat., 10 a.m., and Wed., 7 p.m.; Carefree Bingo, 3440 N. Carefree Circle, Colo. Springs. Tri-Lakes Lions Club’s portion of the proceeds benefit those in need in the Tri-Lakes Community. Info: Jim Naylor, 719-481-8741 or www.trilakeslionsclub.org
  • Lucretia Vaile Museum, closed for now, 66 Lower Glenway St., Palmer Lake. Free. The museum houses items of local historical significance. Special displays rotate every 4-6 months. Info: 719-559-0837, https://palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Artful Outdoors, every Sat.-Sun., 1-3 p.m. and by appointment. Join Janet Sellers for weekly art and nature talks and DIY art techniques at local nature and art spots. All ages, good social distancing, masks required, all outdoors for now. Limited to 5 at a time for now. Info: janetsellers@ocn.me, www.StartMyArt.com.
  • Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, both in-person and livestream at www.tlumc.org/live every Sun., 8 & 11 a.m. traditional, 9:30 a.m. contemporary. Watch live or on replay: www.facebook.com/tlumc, www.youtube.com/tlumc. Registration required for in-person worship www.tlumc.org/registration. Info: 719-488-1365, www.tlumc.org. See ad on page 3.
  • Fuel Church Sunday Service, every Sun., Connection 9:30-10 a.m. New service times, 10:45 a.m. Live service streaming at www.fuelchurch.org at 11:25 a.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Nursery & kids service. Non-denominational, spirit-filled. Need prayer? Email us info@fuel.org. See ad on page 8.
  • Women’s A.A. Step Study, meeting remotely, call for details, every Mon., 6:30 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 Baptist Rd. Park in west lot. Info: 866-641-9190.
  • Monument Life Recovery Group, Check the website, every Mon., 6:30-7:30 p.m., The Ascent Church, 1750 Deer Creek Rd. This faith-based support group is for those seeking freedom from all hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Daycare provided for children under age 11. Info: 303-946-2659, www.liferecoverygroups.com/meetings/life-recovery-group-3/.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Bingo, SUSPENDED, every Mon., 7:30 p.m., Carefree Bingo, 3440 N. Carefree Circle, Colo. Springs. All proceeds benefit those in need in the Tri-Lakes Community. Info: bingo@mhkiwanis.org.
  • Senior Citizen Luncheons, Connections Café sites will have "grab and go" (prepared meals). every Mon.-Fri., 12-12:30 p.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. A $2.25 donation is requested. Please call 719-884-2300 to reserve your meal. See the menu for the month in the Senior Beat newsletter. Meals on Wheels and Home Delivered Meals will deliver frozen meals for the week to Monument on Wednesdays. Food Pantry offers a "pick up only" model for clients.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), every Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Group tours are suspended temporarily. Masks required. Cost: $11 adults, $10 military/AAA, $9 seniors & students, $6 children 3-12, free to children under 3 & museum members. Info: 719-488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), Lecture Series, check the website, Tue., 7-8 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). RSVP & Info: 488-0880, RSVP@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance Thrift Store, now open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 755 Hwy 105, Suite N, in the West End Center. All proceeds support Tri-Lakes Senior Programs. Volunteers needed, phone 716-464-6873. To donate furniture, call 719-488-3495 for a pickup. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org.
  • Tri-Lakes YMCA Senior Coffee, SUSPENDED, 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: 719-630-2604, https://ppymca.org/locations/north/tri-lakes/tri-lakes/holly-brandon.
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families meeting: ACA Promises, every Tue., 6:30-7:30 p.m. As a child, did you develop a false self in order to survive? See quiz at https://adultchildren.org/newcomer/am-i-an-adult-child/. The solution is learning to re-parent ourselves with gentleness, humor, love, and respect. Meeting via Zoom. Call/text Stacey 206-384-8285 or see www.adultchildren.org (click on Newcomer), information@acawso.com
  • Al-anon Meeting: Monument Serenity, visit www.al-anon-co.org to find online and phone meetings every Tue., 7:30-8:30 p.m., Ascent Church (formerly the Tri-Lakes Chapel), 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. Info: Kay, 719-481-9258, www.al-anon-co.org.
  • Essentrics Fitness Program at Senior Center, every Tue., 9 a.m. & Thu., 10 a.m., Lewis-Palmer High School modular building across from the YMCA, on Jackson Creek Pkwy. Registration & info: Sue Walker, 719-330-0241, www.trilakesseniors.org
  • Peak Reader Children’s Literacy Program, SUSPENDED, every Tue. & Thu., 5:30-6:30 p.m., Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Free one-to-one tutoring for children reading below grade level. To enroll your child or volunteer as a tutor, visit www.childrensliteracycenter.org or call 719-471-8672.
  • Tri-Lakes Cruisers, a nonprofit car club. Wed., May 5, 7 p.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce community room. Meets the first Wed. of every month. The club is preparing for its annual car show scheduled for the last Sunday in August (Aug. 29, 2021) with 20 trophies to be awarded. Club membership applications are now being accepted and are available on the website: www.tl-cruisers.weebly.com on the "ABOUT" page.
  • Tri-Lakes Church of Christ Wednesday Night Fellowship Meal (Free) & Classes, SUSPENDED, 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.
  • Zoom Bible Study, Kehilat, every Wed., 6:15 p.m. Bring your hungry and tired so they can be filled and more blessed. Ms. Williams, 719-453-6279.
  • Al-anon Meeting: Letting Go, visit www.al-anon-co.org to find online and phone meetings every Thu., 9-10:10 a.m., Ascent Church, 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. Info: www.al-anon.co.org.
  • Monumental Impact’s Community of Support, Thu., May 20 and Thu., June 10, 5 p.m. 55 Adams St. (virtual link can be emailed), Connect with businesses and individuals involved in technology, engineering and entrepreneurship that are interested in being the Community of Support to high school students in these career pathways. May and June students will have an opportunity to pitch their product and project ideas. Info: 719-387-7414, enable@monumentalimpact.org. Register: www.monumentalimpact.org/community/.
  • A.A. Big Book Study, Call 425-436-6200, access code 575176# every Thu., 7 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 W. Baptist Rd.
  • The Speedtrap, Music on the Patio. every weekend in May. 84 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Open 8-2 every day, later on weekends. Info: 719-488-2007, www.speedtrapbistro.com. See ad on page 5.
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), check website, every Fri., 8 a.m., Monument Chamber of Commerce, 166 2nd St., Monument. Info: Terry, 719-684-4912, or visit www.TOPS.org.
  • Chess Nuts, every Mon., 5-9 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center, across the street from the YMCA. Any age, any skill. Learners welcome. Drop in and leave when you want. Bring your own board and pieces if you have them. Meets every Monday, 1 p.m. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org/chess.
  • Black Forest AARP Potluck Lunch & Meeting, all in-person AARP activities are canceled through the first quarter of 2021, 12455 Black Forest Rd. All ages welcome. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. RSVP & info: Stan, 596-6787, www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Silver Alliance Senior Center 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. By appointment only. Info: Nurse Association, 719-577-4448.
  • Bridge, SUSPENDED, Silver Alliance Senior Center, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. Formerly met 2nd Thu. each month, Sept.-June. Info: www.trilakesseniors.org/programs/events.html.
  • Senior Bingo, SUSPENDED, Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, after the senior lunch. Come for lunch at noon, then stay and play. Free! Prizes! Formerly met 2nd Thu. each month. Info: Maggie Nealon, 719-488-3037.
  • Ben Lomond Gun Club, SUSPENDED, Tri-Lakes Chapter Formerly met 2nd Thu. each month. Info: https://blgc.org/.
  • Silver Center Book Club, Fri., May 14, 11 a.m.-noon, Senior Center across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. All are welcome. Coffee & snacks served. Meets 2nd Fri. each month. RSVP & Info: Sue, 719-330-0241.
  • El Paso County Hazardous Materials & Recycling Collection Facility. https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/environmental-division/ Appointments required. 719-520-7878.
  • Palmer Lake Art Group. Check the website. Formerly met 2nd Sat. each month, , Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. A variety of art programs is offered after the social gathering and business meeting. Guests welcome. Info: 719-460-4179, www.palmerlakeartgroup.com.
  • Amateur Radio WØTLM (Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association), check the website, Mon., May 17. All amateur radio operators or those interested in becoming one are welcome. Meets 3rd Mon. Info: Joyce Witte, 719-661-9824, Joycewitte@gmail.com; www.W0TLM.com.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma luncheon meeting, SUSPENDED, Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Dr., Colo. Springs. Interesting speakers and programs; all are welcome. Formerly met 1st & 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Garrett Barton, 719-433-5396; Duane Gritzmaker, 719-481-2424; www.gleneaglesertoma.org.
  • Senior Bingo, Silver Alliance Senior Center, Wed., May 19. Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Masks required. Space is limited to 16 participants; RSVP required. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. RSVP & Info: Sue Walker, 719-464-6873, or email sue@monumentalfitness.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7829, via Zoom.com; POC Delbert Zehrung, 559-362-3223. Wed., May 19, 7 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. New members welcome. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Post Commander Joe Carlson, 405-326-2588, jcarlson@vfw7829.org, www.vfw7829.org.
  • VFW Auxiliary to Post 7829, meeting by videoconference, Wed., May 19, 7 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. Guests are welcome to join; contact carlsonmkc@aol.com for instructions on how to connect. 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, 719-488-1902, carlsonmkc@aol.com.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society meeting, SUSPENDED, Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. All are welcome. Formerly met 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 719-559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Gleneagle Women’s Club, SUSPENDED, Come for lunch, book discussions, bridge, and more. Location for lunch varies. Formerly met the third Fri. each month, Sept.-June. Info: Syble Krafft, 719-488-2669.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, SUSPENDED; if you need any help, please call Syble or Barry. Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St., Monument. Come for socializing, discussions on Parkinson’s-related issues including available support, and occasional speakers. Formerly met the 3rd Sat. each month. Info: Syble Krafft, 719-488-2669; Barry (group president), 719-351-9485.
  • Faithful Friends discussion group, 3254 Forest Lakes Dr., Monument. Info: Ellen, 303-526-5000.
  • Grief Share Support Group, Tue., May 15, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Tri-Lakes Senior Center, across the street from the YMCA. The Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance has partnered with Colorado Palliative & Hospice Care to host a 13-session grief support group in Monument. Meets last Tue. each month. RSVP & Info: Sue Walker, 719-330-0241.
  • Tri-Lakes Chamber Monthly Education Series. 166 Second St., Monument. Free event for members and non-members. Please register for virtual attendance information: www.trilakeschamber.com. Info: 481-3282.
  • Senior Social, all in-person AARP activities are canceled through the first quarter of 2021, 12455 Black Forest Rd. Formerly met the 4th Wed. each month except Nov. & Dec. Info: www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Friends of Fox Run Park, Zoom meeting, Thu., May 27, 6-7 p.m., email friendsoffoxrunpark@gmail.com and they will email you the link the day of the meeting. Join the growing group to learn about volunteering and supporting the park for safety, trails, trees, education, more. Meets 4th Thu. each month. Info: marlenebrown@ocn.me.
  • 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 & Craft Guild sale. Thu.-Sat., Apr. 29-May 1, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. May 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thousands of handmade craft items, baked goods, etc. Near The Corner of Black Forest & Shoup Roads, Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908. Info: www.bfacg.org.
  • Ready Set Go! - Wildland Fire Prevention/Mitigation Day, Sat. May 15, 8 a.m.-noon, on grounds of Lewis-Palmer Elementary School, 1315 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument. See before & after demonstrations of wildfire vegetation risk reduction. Dave Root Colorado State Forester, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Wildland Crew, emergency evacuation planning. See www.tlmfire.org or jbumgarner@tlmfire.org for details.
  • Friends of Fox Run Park HollyDay, Sat., May 15, 11-1 p.m. Holly Williams, county commissioner District 1, will be at Fox Run Regional Park. Bring your lunch and walk and talk with Holly. Bring your concerns about the future of the park, traffic, and any other questions you might have for our commissioner for Northern El Paso County. For more information, contact marlenebrown@ocn.me
  • Monumental Med-Spa Grand Reopening, Sun. May 16, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Food, live music, prizes. The Loft, 4 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. See ad on page 12.
  • Shred Event, Mon.-Fri., May 17-21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., May 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.. Sensitive Household Documents - up to 50 pounds for secure shredding. Pound for pound, Schur Success Group recommends a pound of food for a pound of shred or $1 per pound, all benefitting Tri-Lakes Cares. 366 Second St., Suite B, Monument.
  • Colorado Springs Philharmonic Guild Listening Club, free virtual event, Tue., May 18, 2 p.m. Maestro Wilson will conduct monthly, one-hour programs. RVSP at www.cspguild.org/listening-club.html
  • Art Hop. Thu., May 20, 5-8 p.m. Art Hop is the third Thu. May-Sep. Info: 719-481-2665.
  • Art Hop at Covered Treasures Bookstore. Thu., May 20, 5-8 p.m. Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument. Susan Joy Paul (Woman in the Wild: The Everywoman’s Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Backcountry Travel) and Chris Meehan (Best Outdoor Adventures Colorado Front Range: A Guide to the Region’s Greatest Hiking, Climbing, Cycling, and Paddling). Art Hop is the third Thu May-Sep Info: 719-481-2665.
  • Cherry Creek Crossing Multi-Family Garage Sales. Sat. May 22, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. NW corner Hodgen Rd. & Hwy. 83. See ad on page 6.
  • Service in the Parks Day at Palmer Lake. Sat., May 22, 9 a.m.-noon. All volunteers must sign the Waiver Agreement to participate. www.Townofpalmerlake.com/Forms & Applications. Send form to lindseyleiker@gmail.com to sign up & email your Waiver Agreement.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony. Mon., May 31, 10 a.m., Monument Cemetery, 800 Eighth St., Monument. Honoring all military veterans. Free and open to the public; bring chairs. Carpool to save parking. Contact our events coordinator 719-481-2954 if you would like to participate at this event www.TownofMonument.org/331/Memorial-Day-Ceremony. See ad on page 8.
  • Our Community News mailing days, Wed.-Fri., June 2-4. We need your help for an hour or two. Email editor@ocn.me for slots available to help count and prepare 21,500 newspapers for U.S. Postal Service mailing. Box truck driver needed too.
  • Mountain View Electric Association (MVEA) Telephone Town Hall Annual Cooperative Meeting. Thu., June 3, 6 p.m. in the comfort of your home. Register at www.mvea.coop/annual-meeting. Win bill credits and prizes. See ad on page 12.
  • Woodmoor Neighborhood Garage Sale, Fri.-Sat., June 25-26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register as a seller by June 18 at www.woodmoorgaragesale.com. Claire Garlick (719) 332-8360.
  • Purely Ponds Parade of Ponds and Waterfalls. Sat.-Sun June 26-27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Self-guided charity pond and waterfall tour will be held from on 2021. Visit water feature exhibits throughout Colorado Springs, Monument, and the surrounding area. Purely Ponds Fine Landscapes will match and donate proceeds from ticket sales to The Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region. Ticket books, complete with tour map, addresses, driving directions, and descriptions are just $5 per ticket. Tickets will be available by June 1 online at www.purelyponds.com/parade-of-ponds. Tour attendees are responsible for their own transportation and expected to follow current COVID-19 guidelines. For more information, please visit us online at www.purelyponds.com/parade-of-ponds or call 719-896-0038. The Boys & Girls Club greatly appreciate your generosity. Thank you so much for your support and help to publicize this charity event. Purely Ponds Fine Landscapes. 719-896-0038
  • Independence Day Celebration, Sun., July 4. (Approval for the 2021 parade is expected in early May.) Meanwhile, to view the "Monument Hill Kiwanis 2020 VIRTUAL Parade, Celebrating Our First Responders, Health Care Professionals, and Critical Support Workers," visit www.monumenthillkiwanis.org/mhk/index.php/parade-showcase.
  • Community CPR Class Fundraiser to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares, Tue., July 6, 5 p.m. Limbach Park. You will learn adult, child, and infant CPR in an hour. $10 minimum donation is required. RSVP monumentcommtraining@gmail.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Cruisers Annual Car Show, Sun., Aug. 29. Twenty trophies to be awarded. Club membership applications are now being accepted and are available on the website: www.tl-cruisers.weebly.com on the "ABOUT" page.
  • Palmer Lake Wine Festival, Sat., Sep. 11, 1-5 p.m. VIP noon. Palmer Lake Recreation Area. A portion of proceeds to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares. Buy tickets at PLWF2021.com.

Our community Calendar carries listings on a space-available basis for Tri-Lakes events that are sponsored by local governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations. We include events that are open to the general public and are not religious or self-promotional in nature. If space is available, complimentary calendar listings are included, when requested, for events advertised in the current issue. To have your event listed at no charge in Our Community Calendar, please call (719) 339-7831 or send the information to calendar@ocn.me or Our Community News, P.O. Box 1742, Monument, Colorado 80132.

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