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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

  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Mon., Jul. 8, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: 488-2525, www.woodmoorwater.com.
  • El Paso Board of County Commissioners Meeting, Tue., Jul. 9, 9 a.m. Centennial Hall, 200 South Cascade Ave., Suite 150, Colo. Springs. Meets every Tue. only during summer, except Jul. 16. Info: 520-6430, www.agendasuite.org/iip/elpaso.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Jul. 9, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks, 481-4053.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jul. 10, 9 a.m., 120 Middle Glenway. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2732. www.plsd.org .
  • El Paso County Park Advisory Board Meeting, Wed., Jul. 10, 1:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade. Info: 520-7529.
  • Monument Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Jul. 10, 6:30 p.m.. Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Livestreamed at http://bit.ly/2uZxjfa. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Jul. 11, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board Meeting, Mon., Jul. 15, 6 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meets 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 488-4700, www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Jul. 15, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Normally meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Jul. 16, 9 a.m., 2880 International Circle (off Union Blvd & Printers Pkwy). Meets 1st & 3rd Tue. (if required) each month. Find agendas: https://planningdevelopment.elpasoco.com/el-paso-county-planning-commission/2019-meetings/. Info: 520-6300.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Jul. 16, 5:30 p.m., Triview Metro office, 16055 Old Forest Point, Suite 300, Monument. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 488-6868, https://triviewmetro.com.
  • Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Jul. 16 7 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 488-8680.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jul. 17, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-4886.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jul. 17, 6 p.m., Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-0711.
  • Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Jul. 17, 7 p.m., Station 1, 11445 Teachout Road, Colorado Springs. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 495-4300.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Jul. 18, 1:30 p.m., 15850 Holbein Dr. Workshop is open to the public. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-3603, www.donalawater.org.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., Jul. 18, 6 p.m., school library, 1150 Village Ridge Point, Monument. Normally meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-1950, www.monumentacademy.net/school-board.
  • Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Wed., Jul. 24, 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., Jul. 24, 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., Jul. 24, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: 488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.

Local Library Events

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

  • The Palmer Lake Library hours are Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 66 Lower Glenway. Info: 481-2587, www.ppld.org.
  • The Monument Branch Library hours are Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 1-5 p.m. 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, www.ppld.org.

Weekly and Monthly Events

  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Club Breakfast Meeting, every Sat., 7:30 a.m., D-38 Admin. Building, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Guests are welcome at weekly meetings featuring speakers on a variety of topics and a free continental breakfast. Memberships open to the public. Join the 150+ 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 11.
  • 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., Monument. Park behind the administration building or in the Catholic Church parking lot. Playground for the kids. Info: 592-9420. See ad on page 5.
  • Aliyah Congregation, every Sat., 10 a.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Visitors are welcome. Info: 330-2382, www.aliyahcongregation.com. See ad on page 31.
  • 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, every Sat., 1-4 p.m., 2805 Roberts Dr., Monument. Info: 488-3019, www.thewineseller.net. See ad on page 3.
  • Bingo by the American Legion, every Sat., game sales start at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m., the Depot Restaurant, in Palmer Lake. Proceeds go to scholarships and other community support activities. Info: 481-8668, www.americanlegiontrilakespost911.com/bingo.htm.
  • Artful Outdoors: Weekly art and nature hikes, most Sat.-Sun., 1-3 p.m. and by appointment. Join Janet Sellers at local nature, cultural, and gallery spots. Info: 719-357-7454, www.StartMyArt.com.
  • Fuel Church Sunday Service, every Sun., 9:30 a.m. fellowship with free donuts and coffee, 10 a.m. main service; 14960 Woodcarver Rd. (just west of I-25 off Baptist Road). Non-denominational, spirit-led. Info: info@fuel.org, www.fuelchurch.org. See ad on page 11.
  • Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church Worship Hours, every Sun., traditional services 8 & 11 a.m., contemporary service 9:30 a.m., Sunday school, all ages, 9:30 a.m., 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. Info: 488-1365, www.tlumc.org. See ad on page 3.
  • Black Forest Community Church Sunday Worship, every Sun., 10 a.m., 6845 Shoup Rd. All are welcome to the family friendly services. Info: www.bfcc-ucc.org.
  • Cathedral Rock Church Sunday Service, every Sun., 10 a.m., Tri-Lakes YMCA, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Info: www.cathedralrockchurch.org. See ad on page 11.
  • Tai-Chi Class, every Mon., 10 a.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Cost: $5. Drop-ins welcome. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Seniors Monday Movie Matinee, every Mon., 1-4 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center located on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Free movies and snacks. See the schedule of films in Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance Senior Beat.
  • Artfully Speaking Toastmasters, every Mon., 5:45 p.m., DeVry University, 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd., room 13. Info: Jon Walsh, 640-9428; www.artfullyspeaking.toastmastersclubs.org.
  • Women’s A.A. Step Study, every Mon., 6 p.m. Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 W. Baptist Rd. Info: 481-0431.
  • Monument Life Recovery Group, every Mon., 6:30-8 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. Find support seeking freedom from addictions and family members with practical tools for change. Daycare provided for children under age 11. Info: 481-3600.
  • 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 p.m., Carefree Bingo, 3440 N. Carefree Circle, Colo. Springs. All proceeds benefit those in need in the Tri-Lakes Community. Info: mark.zeiger@gmail.com.
  • Farmers’ Market at Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), every Mon. & Wed. through Sep. 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Adult Literacy Class, every Mon. & Wed., 6-7:30 p.m., D-38 Admin. Building, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Open to the public. Info: 488-4700.
  • Blue Wave Taekwondo Club, every Mon. & Fri., 4:30 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. New members welcome. Cost: $15 ea. to cover rental, first class FREE! Info: Alex Ratcliff, TaekwondoBlueWave@gmail.com, 817-962-8044.
  • Senior Citizen Luncheons, every Mon.-Fri., 12-12:30 p.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. See the menu for the month in the Senior Beat newsletter. A $2.25 donation is requested. Stay for bingo the 2nd Thu. each month. Reservations are requested, phone 884-2304.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Free child admission with a paid adult during April. Daily guided tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost: $10 adults, $9 military/AAA, $8 seniors & students, $6 children 3-12, free to children under 3 & museum members. Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance Thrift Store, open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 755 Hwy 105, Suite N, in the West End Center. Seniors 62+ get a 20% discount on Wednesdays. Military & Teacher Appreciation Day, 20% off regular priced items on Saturdays. All proceeds support Tri-Lakes Senior Programs. To donate furniture, call 488-3495 for a pickup. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org.
  • Tri-Lakes YMCA Senior Coffee, every Tue., 9:30-11:30 a.m., 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Members and non-members are welcome. Socialize, have coffee and snacks in the front lobby. Free. Info: 630-2604, hbrandon@ppymca.org, www.ppymca.org.
  • Al-anon Meeting: Monument Serenity, every Tue., 7:30-8:30 p.m., Ascent Church (formerly the Tri-Lakes Chapel), 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. Info: Kay, 481-9258.
  • Peak Reader Children’s Literacy Program, 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 471-8672.
  • 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. Volunteers and donations needed. Info: 487-3268, cara@mynothlandchurch.org, www.mynorthlandchurch.org/act-ii.
  • Palmer Divide Run Club, every Wed. through Oct. 30, 6 p.m., The Stube, 292 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Come run or hike one of four local 2-5 mile trail or dirt road courses. Each run will have a short and longer route. Optional social hour afterwards. Info: Instagram, Strava, PalmerDivideRunClub@gmail.com, or www.facebook.com/PalmerDivideRunClub/.
  • Concerts in the Park, every Wed., through Aug. 21, 7-9 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. Music, food trucks, and fun for the family. Bring chairs, blankets. Info: www.trilakeschamber.com and click on ‘Events.’
  • 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.
  • Overeaters Anonymous Big Book Study, every Thu., 7-8 p.m., Natural Grocers, 1216 W. Baptist Rd., Monument. Info: Beth, 773-682-1223; or Nancy, 640-3343.
  • Live Music at the Speedtrap, every Thu. open mic 7-9:30 p.m., musicians every Fri. & Sat., 8-11 p.m., 84 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Info: 488-2007, www.speedtrapbistro.com.
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), every Fri., 8 a.m., Monument Chamber of Commerce, 166 2nd St., Monument. Info: Terry, 684-4912, or visit www.TOPS.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Lions Club Meeting, Thu., Jul. 4, Cancelled, 6:30-8 p.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 166 2nd St., Monument. Meets 1st Thu. each month. Info: 303-883-8329, jim1947n@comcast.net, www.trilakeslionsclub.org.
  • Palmer Divide Quiltmakers, Thu., Jul. 4, Cancelled, 6:45 p.m., Monument Hill Church, 18725 Monument Hill Rd., Unit 18, Monument. Meets 1st Thu. each month. Info: PDQ504@gmail.com.
  • SOLO Senior Travel Club, Sat., Jul. 6, 9:30-11 a.m., Serrano’s, 625 Highway 105, Monument. All individuals who want to travel but don’t have a travel partner are welcome. Meets 1st and 3rd Sat. each month. Info: Kit, 630-618-9400.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Sat., Jul. 6, 10 a.m.-noon, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Lively discussions about art topics, general studies on creativity. Meets 1st Sat. each month. Info: 481-0475, info@trilakesarts.org, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Future of Palmer Lake Fire Department Community Meeting, Sat., Jul. 6, 10 a.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Info: Kit, 630-618-9400, 419-4488.
  • Drummers! Mon., Jul. 8, 6:30-8 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument, near the band shell. Free and open to all ages. Bring any kind of drum or other hand percussion instrument. Beginners welcome! Meets 1st & 3rd Mon. during the summer. Info: Nan, 466-1257, nananddon@hotmail.com.
  • Palmer Divide Photographers Group, Mon., Jul. 8, 7 p.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Master Photographer Jeff Johnson will talk about "Critiques & Competitions, Why You Need to Consider Both for Photographic Growth." All are welcome. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: 649-4241, www.pdphotographers.com.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Jul. 9, 5-9 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center. Any age, any skill. Learners welcome. Drop in and leave when you want. Bring your own board and pieces if you have them. Meets 2nd & 4th Tue. each month. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org/chess.
  • Friends of Monument Preserve (FOMP) Trail Work Night, Tue., Jul. 9, 6-9 p.m. Help maintain our area trails. Bring leather gloves, water, and bug repellent. Park at the main parking lot at the trailhead at the corner of Mt. Herman and Nursery Roads. Meets 2nd Tue., Apr.-Oct. Info: Bill Normile, 303-619-2156, info@fomp.org, www.fomp.org.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Speakers’ Bureau: Finding Gold in Colorado, Tue., Jul. 9, 7-8:30 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Kevin Singel, presenter. Cost: $5. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, RSVP@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Black Forest AARP Catered Picnic & Meeting, Wed., Jul. 10, 11:30 a.m.,Black Forest Regional Park, Pavilion 1, Shoup & Milam. Bingo, potted plant exchange. All ages welcome. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. RSVP & Info: Stan, 596-6787, www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Wed., Jul. 10, Silver Alliance Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines your feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $30 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed. and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • Senior Bingo, Thu., Jul. 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.
  • Ben Lomond Gun Club, Tri-Lakes Chapter, Thu., Jul. 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.
  • Silver Center Book Club, Fri., Jul. 12, 11 a.m.-noon, Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. The July selection is "These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901" by Nancy E. Turner. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Fri. each month. Coffee & snacks served. RSVP & Info: Sue, 330-0241.
  • La Leche League Meeting, Fri., Jul. 12, noon-1 p.m., Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Mothers, babies, and mothers-to-be are all invited. Meets 2nd Fri. each month. Info: Kelley, 440-2477, kdghorashi@gmail.com.
  • El Paso County Hazardous Materials & Recycling Collection Facility, Sat., Jul. 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. 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., Jul. 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., Jul. 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., Jul. 13, 10 a.m.-noon, New Monument Town Hall & Police Building, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Topic includes insurance concerns for HOAs. 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., Jul. 15, 6 p.m. social time, 7 p.m. meeting. All amateur radio operators or those interested in becoming amateur radio operators are welcome. Meets 3rd Mon. Info: Joyce Witte, 661-9824, Joycewitte@gmail.com; www.W0TLM.com.
  • Drummers! Mon., Jul. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument, near the band shell. Free and open to all ages. Bring any kind of drum or other hand percussion instrument. Beginners welcome! Meets 1st & 3rd Mon. during the summer. Info: Nan, 466-1257, nananddon@hotmail.com.
  • Outpouring: TLUMC Supporting our Community, Tue., Jul. 16, 7 p.m., Pikes Peak Brewing Company, 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Everyone is welcome. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: LWeber1971@aol.com; for current speaker info go to http://tlumc.org/outreach/outpouring.
  • Tri-Lakes Chamber Monthly Education Series: Where’s The Money?, Wed., Jul. 17, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 166 Second St., Monument. Free. Funding options for starting or growing your business, Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 481-3282.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, Wed., Jul. 10, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Olive Garden, 7815 N. Academy Blvd., Colo. Springs. Interesting speakers and programs; all are welcome. Meets 1st & 3rd Wed. each month, location varies. Info: Garrett Barton, 433-5396; Duane Gritzmaker, 481-2424; www.gleneaglesertoma.org.
  • Senior Bingo, Wed., Jul. 17, 1-2 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center, Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Sue Walker, 464-6873.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7829, Wed., Jul. 17, 7 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. New members welcome. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Post Commander Joe Carlson, 405-326-2588, jcarlson@vfw7829.org, www.vfw7829.org.
  • VFW Auxiliary to Post 7829, Wed., Jul. 17, 7 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. New members welcome. If you are a male or female relative of a veteran who served on foreign soil during war or other military action, you may be eligible. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Kathy Carlson, 488-1902, carlsonmkc@aol.com.
  • Senior Tea, Thu., Jul. 18, 12-1:30 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center at Lewis-Palmer High School (across from the YMCA). Come early to socialize. Volunteers needed. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Reservations required: contact Sue, 464-6873, sue@monumentalfitness.com.
  • Art Hop, Thu., Jul. 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. See ad on page 10.
  • Art Hop at Covered Treasures Bookstore, Thu., Jul. 18, 5-8 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. Fred Bartlit will sign his title, "Choosing the Strong Path: Reversing the Downward Spiral of Aging," and Nancy Atherton will sign her latest title in her Aunt Dimity series, "Aunt Dimity and the Heart of Gold." Birthday cake will be served to celebrate the store’s 26th anniversary. Stop by for a fun evening with the authors and celebrate a year of change at the store. Free, open to all. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society: American Milking Devon Oxen at Three Eagles Ranch, Thu., Jul. 18, meet at 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Participants will caravan to the Three Eagles Ranch, located along the Palmer Divide. Program begins at 7 p.m. Learn about local efforts to preserve a historic breed of oxen. All are welcome. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Jul. 19, Silver Alliance Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $35 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed., 3rd and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • The Breakfast Club, Sat., Jul. 20, 8:30 a.m., The Ridge at Castle Pines North (Ridge Grill and Bar), 1414 Castle Pines Pkwy. Single people 50+ meet new friends and have fun. Meets 3rd Sat. each month. Info: 303-815-8428, www.TBC50plus.org.
  • SOLO Senior Travel Club, Sat., Jul. 20, 9:30-11 a.m., Serrano’s, 625 Highway 105, Monument. All individuals who want to travel but don’t have a travel partner are welcome. Meets 1st and 3rd Sat. each month. Info: Kit, 630-618-9400.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Sat., Jul. 20, 10 a.m.-noon, Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St, Monument. Come for socializing, discussions on Parkinson’s-related issues including available support, and occasional speakers. Meets 3rd Sat. each month. Info: John Farley, 481-2364, robun2good@gmail.com; or Syble Krafft, 488-2669.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Jul. 23, 5-9 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center, across the street from the YMCA. Any age, any skill. Learners welcome. Drop in and leave when you want. Bring your own board and pieces if you have them. Meets 2nd & 4th Tue. each month. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org/chess.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, Wed., Jul. 24, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Carrabbas, 7120 Campus Dr., Colo. Springs. Interesting speakers and programs; all are welcome. Meets 1st & 3rd Wed. each month, location varies. Info: Garrett Barton, 433-5396; Duane Gritzmaker, 481-2424; www.gleneaglesertoma.org.
  • Senior Social, Wed., Jul. 24, 1-4 p.m., 12455 Black Forest Rd. Meets 4th Wed. each month except Nov. & Dec. Info: HTTP://aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Friends of Fox Run Park, Thu., Jul. 25, 5-6 p.m., Southwinds Fine Art Gallery upstairs, 16575 Rollercoaster Rd. (corner of Baptist and Rollercoaster Roads). Join Aaron Rogers of the Trails and Open Space Coalition and the growing group to learn about volunteering and supporting the park for safety, trails, trees, education, more. Meets 4th Thu. Info: 357-7454, janetsellers10@gmail.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Jul. 26, Silver Alliance Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $35 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed., 3rd and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • SOLO Senior Travel Club, Sat., Aug. 3, 9:30-11 a.m., Serrano’s, 625 Highway 105, Monument. All individuals who want to travel but don’t have a travel partner are welcome. Meets 1st and 3rd Sat. each month. Info: Kit 630-618-9400.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA), Sat., Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-noon, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Lively discussions about art topics, general studies on creativity. Meets 1st Sat. each month. Info: 481-0475, info@trilakesarts.org, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Lupus Support Group. If you suffer with an autoimmune disease and want to connect with others, you are welcome to join this group. Info: dmbandle@hotmail.com.
  • Myasthenia Gravis Association of Colorado Support Group. Location varies. Info: Carolyn, 488-3620, www.4-mga.org, 303-360-7080, 4mga@4-mga.org.

Special Events

  • Concerts in the Park, every Wed., through Aug. 21, 7-9 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. Music, food trucks, and fun for the family. Bring chairs, blankets. Info: www.trilakeschamber.com and click on ‘Events.’
  • Future of Palmer Lake Fire Department Community Meeting, Sat., Jul. 6, 10 a.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Info: Kit, 630-618-9400.
  • Monument Community Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School, Mon.-Fri., Jul. 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon, 238 Third St., Monument. Free. K-6th grades. RSVP & Info: 481-3902, www.mcpcusa.org. See ad on page 5.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society: Dawn & Hawkes, Fri., Jul. 12, 7-10 p.m. Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. at Shoup Road. Cost: $10 general, $5 BRAS members, $5 nonmember students with ID. Info: Joe Maio, 528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • Summer Concert Series at Forest Lakes, Fri., Jul. 12, 6-8 p.m., Pavilion at Waterfront Park on Forest Lake Drive, Monument. Free concerts 2nd and 4th Fri. through Aug. 23. Food trucks scheduled. Bring chairs, blankets. No pets. Info: www.forestlakescolorado.com/news.
  • Butterfly/Plant Tours, Palmer Lake Reservoir, Sat., Jul. 13, 9 a.m.-noon, Palmer Lake Reservoir Trailhead, 2-98 Old Carriage Rd. A slow, family-friendly pace. If it is sunny, expect to see 20-30+ different local butterfly species including most of the large Swallowtails that live in Colorado. RSVP & Info: Steve Fisher, 760-710-7446, Steven.fisher@e-hps.com.
  • Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery: I stopped going to church because…, Sat., Jul. 13, 9 a.m.-noon, 3190 Benet Lane, Colo. Springs. Do you still want to belong and find spiritual nourishment; but are experiencing the pain of alienation? People of all faiths and cultures are welcome. RSVP & Info: 633-0655 Ext 132, registrations@benethillmonastery.org, www.benethillmonastery.org.
  • Friends of Fox Run Park Workday, Sat., Jul. 13, 2-4 pm. Meet at the north lot on Rollercoaster Road. Dress for a hike: layers, closed-toe shoes, water bottle, hat, work gloves if you have them, After event refreshments at 16575 Rollercoaster Rd. Info: 719-357-7454, Janetsellers@ocn.me.
  • Monument Chief of Police Jake Shirk’s Official Retirement Party, Sat., Jul. 13, 4-6 p.m., The Secret Window, 47 3rd St., Monument. All are welcome to celebrate Chief Shirk’s retirement after 44 years of service. Info: 481-3253, 481-9600.
  • Pure Romance Buzz-N-Bingo, Sun., Jul. 14, 5-9 p.m., Good Company Bar & Grill, 7625 N. Union Blvd., 80920. Ages 18 and up, win Pure Romance products. Text BINGO to 719-259-1849 to pre-register and get a free goodie bag. Info: 963-0764, prmkamyv@hotmail.com. See ad on page 4.
  • Tri-Lakes Community/Centura Blood Drive, Tue., Jul. 16, 3-7 p.m., Bloodmobile at Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St., Monument. No appointment needed, just walk in. Please bring driver’s license or ID. Info: 776-5822.
  • Suzy Bogguss Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Wed., Jul. 17, 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • MVEA Member Appreciation Day, Thu., Jul. 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m., 15706 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Suite 100, Monument. Come for supper, giveaways, summer fun. Info: 800-388-9881, 719-495-2283. See ad on page 8.
  • Monument’s Free Movie Night: How to Train Your Dragon--The Hidden World, Fri., Jul. 19, 7 p.m. activities begin, movie begins at dark, Tri-Lakes YMCA, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy., Monument. Bring chairs & blankets, no pets please. Info: 884-8013, www.TownofMonument.org.
  • Run4Hope 5K for Schools, Sat., Jul. 20, 8 a.m.-noon, Ascent Church, 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. Chip-timed 5K, kids fun run, family color fun run, and teen challenges. Live music, food trucks, fun vendors, and more. Meet Race Marshall Frank Shorter, 1972 Olympic gold medalist, marathon. All proceeds go to local schools for suicide prevention. The last two years the event raised $38,000 and funded the Sources of Strength Suicide Prevention Program in four D20 and D38 high schools. Sponsors and supporters needed. To donate, register, or sponsor the event, visit http://run4hope5kforschools.com.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society: Rachel Laven, Fri., Jul. 26, 7-10 p.m. Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. at Shoup Road. Cost: $10 general, $5 BRAS members, $5 nonmember students with ID. Info: Joe Maio, 528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • Monument’s Free Movie Night: Spider-Man, Fri., Jul. 26, activities begin around 7 and will include demonstrations by U.S. Taekwondo Center, board breaking, & a bounce house; movie begins at dark (around 8 p.m.), Dirty Woman Creek Park, 17575 Mitchell Ave., Monument. Bring chairs & blankets, no pets please. Info: 884-8013, www.TownofMonument.org.
  • Healthy Living for your Brain and Body, Sat., Jul. 27, 9:30-11 a.m., Jackson Creek Senior Living, 16601 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. The Alzheimer’s Association presents the latest findings in Alzheimer’s and dementia research. RSVP & Info: 259-0448, www.JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com. See ad on page 18.
  • Amy Helm & Band Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Sat., Jul. 27, 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Rosie’s Diner Summer Car Show, Sun., Jul. 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 411 Hwy 105, Monument. Live music all day. Info: 481-3287, www.eatatrosies.com.
  • Pikes Peak Brewing Co. presents Summer Sundays, Sun., Jul. 28, noon-9 p.m., 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Live music all day and The Stube food truck. Bring chairs, no pets please. Info: 208-4098, www.pikespeakbrewing.com. See ad on page 13.
  • Fuel Church Vacation Bible School and Soccer Camp, Wed.-Fri., Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 6-8 p.m., Dirty Woman Creek Park, 17575 Mitchell Ave., Monument. Crafts, snacks, prizes, songs, soccer for ages 4-11. RSVP & Info: info@fuel.org, www.fuelchurch.org. See ad on page 15.
  • Palmer Lake Try-athlon, Sat., Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m., 104 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. This fun fundraiser for Palmer Lake improvements features an easy, overly-assisted 50-meter swim, a 250-meter anything-with-wheels ride, and a 250-meter run/walk/hobble! Individual competitors or 3-person teams welcome. Info: www.awakepalmerlake.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Cruisers 17th Annual Benefit Car Show, Sun., Aug. 4, 10 a.m. (7 a.m. for contestants) to 3 p.m., Historic Downtown Monument, 2nd and Front Streets. Public invited free of charge to look around. Food vendors, door prizes, music, and much more. Proceeds benefit Tri-Lakes Cares. Info: TL-Cruisers@Mail.com; www.tl-cruisers.weebly.com.
  • Fuel Church "Church in the Park," Sun., Aug. 4, 10 a.m., connection & fellowship 9:30 a.m., Dirty Woman Creek Park, 17575 Mitchell Ave., Monument. Info: www.fuelchurch.org. See ad on page 11.
  • 35th Annual National Night Out, Tue., Aug. 6. Turn on your porch light and go outside to join your neighbors to make a show of solidarity and strength. Plan a block party, barbecue, neighborhood walk, or other activity and contact the crime prevention office, 520-7151, to let them know about it. Find tips at www.natw.org.

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