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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., Sep. 9, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: 488-2525, www.woodmoorwater.com.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Preliminary 2020 Budget Meeting, Mon., Sep. 9, 6 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • El Paso Board of County Commissioners Meeting, Tue., Sep. 10, 9 a.m. Centennial Hall, 200 South Cascade Ave., Suite 150, Colo. Springs. Meets every Tue. and Thu. except Sep. 17 & 19. Info: 520-6430, www.agendasuite.org/iip/elpaso.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Sep. 10, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks, 481-4053.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 11, 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., Sep. 11, 1:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade. Info: 520-7529.
  • D-38 Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), Wed., Sep. 11, 6:30 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Info: 433-5672, MNay@lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Planning Commission Meeting, Canceled, 6:30 p.m.. Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Normally meets 2nd Wed. each month. Livestreamed at http://bit.ly/2uZxjfa. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District Budget Workshop, Wed., Sep. 11, 7 p.m., Station 1, 11445 Teachout Road, Colorado Springs. Board meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 495-4300.
  • Community Tours of Lewis-Palmer Middle School, Thu., Sep. 12, 10:30 a.m., repeats Sep. 26 & Oct. 10; 1776 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Join a member of the board of education for a one-hour tour of the middle school. RSVP & Info: Kathy Nameika, 867-8690, knameika@lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., Sep. 12, 6 p.m., school library, 1150 Village Ridge Point, Monument. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-1950, www.monumentacademy.net/school-board.
  • Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Sep. 12, 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., Sep. 16, 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., Sep. 16, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Sep. 17, 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., Sep. 17, 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., Sep. 17, 7 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 488-8680.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 18, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-4886.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 18, 6 p.m., Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-0711.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Sep. 19, 1:30 p.m., 15850 Holbein Dr. Workshop is open to the public. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-3603, www.donalawater.org.
  • Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 25, 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., Sep. 25, 6:30 p.m., TLMFPD Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: Jennifer Martin, 484-0911, www.tlmfire.org.
  • Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 25, 7 p.m., Station 1, 11445 Teachout Road, Colorado Springs. Normally meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 495-4300.
  • Woodmoor Improvement Association Board Meeting, Wed., Sep. 25, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: 488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.
  • El Paso Board of County Commissioners Meeting, Tue., Oct. 1, 9 a.m. Centennial Hall, 200 South Cascade Ave., Suite 150, Colo. Springs. Meets every Tue. and Thu. Info: 520-6430, www.agendasuite.org/iip/elpaso.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Oct. 1, 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.

Local Library Events

For information on library events, see the library events column and visit www.ppld.org. All Pikes Peak Library District facilities will be closed Mon., Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.

  • 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 Streets, Monument. Park behind the administration building or in the Catholic Church parking lot. Playground for the kids. Palisade peaches & roasted chilies now available. 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.blackforestcommunitychurch.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.
  • Gallery 132, open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 251 Front St., Suite 8, Monument. Shop Colorado-made gifts. Check the website for low-cost two-hour classes in painting, jewelry making, glass, and fiber arts. Info: 375-8187, info@gallery132.com, www.gallery132.com. See ad on page 5.
  • 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.
  • Womenís A.A. Step Study, every Mon., 6:30 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 Baptist Rd. Park in west lot. Info: 360-4306.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Farmersí 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. See ad on page 5.
  • 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 Childrenís 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.
  • 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/.
  • 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.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Sat., Sep. 7, 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.
  • Palmer Divide Photographers Group: Copyright & Legal Issues in Photography, Mon., Sep. 9, 7 p.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Presenter: intellectual property and small business law attorney Shirin Chahal. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: 649-4241, www.pdphotographers.com.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Sep. 10, 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., Sep. 10, 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) Speakersí Bureau: The Nordberg Steam Stamp, Tue., Sep. 10, 6:30-8 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Robert Phillips, presenter. The Nordberg Stamp located at WMMI is one of two remaining examples of this type of vintage rock crushing machine that was used predominantly in the copper mining belt in Michiganís Upper Peninsula. Cost: $5. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, RSVP@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Black Forest AARP Meeting, Wed., Sep. 11, 11:30 a.m., Golden Corral, 1970 Waynoka Rd. All ages welcome. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. RSVP & Info: Stan, 596-6787, www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Wed., Sep. 11, 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., Sep. 12, 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., Sep. 12, 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., Sep. 13, 11 a.m.-noon, Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. The Sept. book is "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Fri. each month. Coffee & snacks served. RSVP & Info: Sue, 330-0241.
  • La Leche League Meeting, Fri., Sep. 13, 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.
  • Palmer Lake Art Group, Sat., Sep. 14, 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.
  • Alzheimerís Caregiver Support Group, Sat., Sep. 14, 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., Sep. 14, 10 a.m.-noon, New Monument Town Hall & Police Building, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Topic: New County Property Assessments, the Process, Results, and Impacts. Speaker is Steve Schleiker, County Assessor. All are welcome to this meeting of local homeowners associations. Info: 481-2723 or visit www.nepco.org.
  • Faithful Friends, Sat., Sep. 14, 3-4:30 p.m., Wesley Owens Coffee & Cafe, 1744 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument. The groupís new format is an open conversation with different thought-provoking topics. This monthís topic: "Is Marriage Obsolete?" Meets 2nd Sat. each month. RSVP & Info: Ellen, 303-526-5000.
  • Amateur Radio WōTLM (Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association), Mon., Sep. 16. All amateur radio operators or those interested in becoming amateur radio operators are welcome. Normally meets 3rd Mon. Check the website for details. Info: Joyce Witte, 661-9824, Joycewitte@gmail.com; www.W0TLM.com.
  • Drummers! Mon., Sep. 16, 6:30-8 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument, near the bandshell. 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., Sep. 17, 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.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, Wed., Sep. 18, 11:30 a.m., Jackson Creek Senior Living, 16601 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. 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., Sep. 18, 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., Sep. 18, 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., Sep. 18, 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., Sep. 19, 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 ends this month, Thu., Sep. 19, 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 9.
  • Art Hop at Covered Treasures Bookstore, Thu., Sep. 19, 5-8 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. Nick Arvin will sign his latest, Mad Boy, and Tim Duren Jones will be back to sign his two books, Trail Mix and Tales from the Trails. Linda Roberts, a fabric artist and photographer, will be the guest artist. Refreshments served. Free, open to all. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society: Outlaws and Lawmen of the Wild West, Thu., Sep. 19, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Bethany Bonser presents. All are welcome. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Sep. 20, 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.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinsonís Disease Support Group, Sat., Sep. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St, Monument. Come for socializing, discussions on Parkinsonís-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., Sep. 24, 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.
  • Tri-Lakes Chamber Monthly Education Series: Marketing on a Shoestring Budget, Wed., Sep. 25, 9 a.m.-noon, 166 Second St., Monument. Free. Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 481-3282.
  • Senior Social, Wed., Sep. 25, 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., Sep. 26, 5-6 p.m., Southwinds Fine Art Gallery upstairs, 16575 Rollercoaster Rd. (corner of Baptist and Rollercoaster Roads). Join the growing group to learn about volunteering and supporting the park for safety, trails, trees, education, more. Guest speaker each month. Meets 4th Thu. each month. Info: 719-492-0355, janetsellers@ocn.me.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Sep. 27, 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.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, Wed., Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m., 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.
  • Tri-Lakes Lions Club Meeting, Thu., Oct. 3, 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., Oct. 3, 6:45 p.m., Monument Hill Church, 18725 Monument Hill Rd., Unit 18, Monument. Meets 1st Thu. each month. Info: PDQ504@gmail.com.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA), Sat., Oct. 5, 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

  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Family Day: History, Sat., Sep. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Costumed reenactments bring history to life. Legendary Ladies show, 1 p.m.; Gold Canyon Gunfighters show, 10:30 a.m. & 2 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. See ad on page 5.
  • Cookbook Launch at Covered Treasures, Sat., Sep. 7, noon-2 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. Stop by to try some samples from the Junior League of Denverís latest cookbook, Centennial Celebrations. Committee members of the cookbook team will discuss the cookbook and sign copies. Info: 481-2665.
  • MONOCHROME Photography Exhibition Free Opening Reception, Sat., Sep. 7, 6-8 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Celebrate the new exhibit with art, food, drinks, music. Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Front Range Open Studios, Sat.-Sun., Sep. 7-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See how fine art and craft are made, and perhaps make some yourself, in a self-guided tour of the working studios and workshops of 22 full-time professional artists and craftsmen. Info & map of participating artists: 488-0629, www.frontrangeopenstudios.com. See ad on page 8.
  • Black Forest Community Church Rally Sunday, Sun., Sep. 8, 10 a.m. worship and childrenís program, 11-11:45 a.m. multigenerational activities, 11:45 a.m. BBQ; 6845 Shoup Rd. All are welcome to the family friendly services. Info: www.blackforestcommunitychurch.org. See ad on page 20.
  • Heartland Connect Golf Tournament, Mon., Sep. 9, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Pine Creek Golf Club, 9850 Divot Trail. A four-person best ball tournament to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares. Register individually or as a team. Info: www.heartlandconnect.biz/golf.
  • Town Hall on D38 2019 Bond, Tue., Sep. 10, 6:30-7:45 p.m. (repeats Sep. 26, Oct. 8, Oct. 17), Town of Monument, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Board of Education members Mark Pfoff and Chris Taylor will show why a new elementary school in Jackson Creek matters to you. Info: Mark Pfoff, 719-660-2398, MPfoff@lewispalmer.org; Chris Taylor, 719-641-9262, CTaylor@lewispalmer.org. See ad on page 11.
  • County Open Houses about Short-Term Rentals, Tue. & Thu., Sep. 10 & 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 200 S. Cascade Ave., Colo. Springs. Discuss current Colorado law and the potential impact to those who operate short-term rental properties if the law doesnít change. Info: 719-520-6540, RyanParsell@elpasoco.com.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society: The Acoustic Mining Company, Fri., Sep. 13, 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15. Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. at Shoup Road. Cost: $10 general, $5 BRAS members, $5 non-member students with ID. Info: Joe Maio, 528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • Memories in the Making Art Show, Wed.-Mon., Sep. 11-16, Jackson Creek Senior Living, 16601 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. The Alzheimerís Association has curated this exhibit featuring art created by local individuals with memory loss. RSVP & Info: 719-249-0894, www.jacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com.
  • Community Tours of Lewis-Palmer Middle School, Thu., Sep. 12, 10:30 a.m., repeats Sep. 26 & Oct. 10; 1776 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Join a member of the board of education for a one-hour tour of the middle school. RSVP & Info: Kathy Nameika, 867-8690, knameika@lewispalmer.org.
  • Horse Swing Concert & Dance at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Sep. 13, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Family Freedom Festival, Sat., Sep. 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. The Monument Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) & Auxiliary will sponsor a free family-friendly event to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy. Activities and entertainment include music by the Wild Blue Country USAFA cadet band, games, food trucks, bouncy-house, prizes, and more. Register to vote, learn about patriotic youth scholarships, and programs that aid veterans. Info: Kathy, 719-488-1902, carlsonmkc@aol.com.
  • Palmer Lake Wine Festival, Sat., Sep. 14, 1-5 p.m., Palmer Lake Recreation Area. Generous tastings from 20 Colorado wineries, live music, food & gift vendors. A portion of the event proceeds will go to Tri-Lakes Cares, and also to the Palmer Lake Parks & Recreation committee to improve the public recreation areas. Info: www.palmerlakewinefestival.com.
  • Friends of Fox Run Park Volunteer Day, Sat., Sep. 14, 2-4 p.m., north trailhead near Rollercoaster and Baptist Roads. Light trash pick up and kids weed bag contest, friends nature talk/walk on native trees and plants. Free tree gift. Bring your hat, water, bandana, closed toed shoes; gloves and supplies provided. Info: 719-492-0355, janetsellers@ocn.me.
  • Rocky Mountain Music Alliance (RMMA) Women Composer Concert, Sat., Sep. 14, 7 p.m., The Church at Woodmoor, 18125 Furrow Rd., Monument. RMMA presents the first concert of the season featuring music of four female composers. Tickets & Info: www.rmmaconcerts.org.
  • Vin Festival, Sun., Sep. 15, 2-6 p.m., the Steakhouse at Flying Horse, 1880 Weiskopf Pt., Colo. Springs. Fine wine & craft beers, food trucks, live music, artists, and gourmet vendors. A portion of the proceeds will support the Colorado Professional Fire Fighterís Foundation. Tickets & Info: 719-487-2635, www.eventbrite.com.
  • Irish Dance Team at Jackson Creek Senior Living, Sun., Sep. 15, 3:30 p.m., 16601 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Free and open to the public. RSVP & Info: 719-725-6060.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma 18th Annual Patriot Golf Benefit, Mon., Sep. 16, 8:30 a.m. start, entry deadline Aug. 5. Flying Horse, 1880 Weiskopf Point. This tournament honors local patriots representing the military and first responders. Proceeds go to El Paso County Sheriffís Office Foundation and other local charities. Register at www.gleneaglepatriotgolf.com or use the form attached to the ad. Info: John Coyle, 719-494-4284; Joe Gray, 719-203-4526, www.gleneaglepatriotgolf.com.
  • Sewing Lounge at Sew-In-Tune, Mon., Sep. 16, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 252 Front St., Monument. Bring your sewing machine, supplies, and snacks. Inspiration and support, water, tea, & coffee provided. Cost: $10. RSVP & Info: 719-203-5642, www.sewintuneservicing.com. See ad on page 11.
  • Sew-In-Tune Classes and Events, 252 Front St., Monument. Learn English paper piercing (Sep. 17), collage, quilting, and more. RSVP & Info: 719-203-5642, www.sewintuneservicing.com. See ad on page 11.
  • Tri-Lakes Community Blood Drive, Tue., Sep. 17, 3-7 p.m., Tri-Lakes Cares, 235 Jefferson St., Monument. No appointment needed, just walk in. Please bring driverís license or ID. Info: 776-5714.
  • Singer Brian Usher at Jackson Creek Senior Living, Thu., Sep. 19, 4-6 p.m., 16601 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Free and open to the public. RSVP & Info: 719-725-6060.
  • The New Christie Minstrels Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Sep. 20, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI): Smithsonian Day, Sat., Sep. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people Sep. 21 and can be found at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday. Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Bines & Brews Hopfest, Sat., Sep. 21, 1-5 p.m., Limbach Park, Front and Second Street, Monument. Sample local beers, hard cider, and moonshine. Food vendors on site. No one under age 21 (including designated drivers) and no dogs allowed. Cost: $25 regular, or $10 designated driver. Tickets & Info: 481-3282, www.trilakeschamber.com. See ad on page 13.
  • Larkspur Autumn Arts & Craft Fest, Sat.-Sun., Sep. 21-22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Larkspur Community Park, 8850 Spruce Mountain Rd. Original artwork and crafts, food, drink, music, hayrides, petting zoo, bounce houses, & more. Info: 720-331-4673, info@LarkspurChamberOfCommerce.com, www.larkspurchamberofcommerce.com/autumn-fest. See ad on page 18.
  • Buzzing Bingo with Pure Romance, Sun., Sep. 22, 5-9 p.m., Good Company Bar and Grill, 7625 N. Union Blvd, Colo. Springs. Ages 18 and up, have fun and win prizes. Text BINGO to 719-963-0764 to pre-register and get a goodie bag. Info: 719-271-0589. See ad on page 4.
  • Screenagers, Tue., Sep. 24, 6-8 p.m., Palmer Ridge High School, 19255 Monument Hill Rd., Monument. This award-winning movie and student panel discussion about growing up in the digital age are hosted by the Lewis-Palmer School District. Info: 719-481-9546, www.screenagersmovie.com.
  • Lewis-Palmer High School End of Summer Concert, Tue., Sep. 24, 7 p.m., Lewis-Palmer High School Auditorium, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. The Symphonic Band and Jazz Band will perform. Info: 719-757-1485, tchapman@lewispalmer.org.
  • Combined High School Concert, Wed., Sep. 25, 7 p.m., Lewis-Palmer High School Auditorium, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. Bands from Lewis-Palmer, Palmer Ridge, and Cheyenne Mountain High Schools will perform. Info: 719-757-1485, tchapman@lewispalmer.org.
  • Community Tours of Lewis-Palmer Middle School, Thu., Sep. 26, 10:30 a.m., repeats Oct. 10; 1776 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Join a member of the board of education for a one-hour tour of the middle school. RSVP & Info: Kathy Nameika, 867-8690, knameika@lewispalmer.org.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society: The Vogts Sisters, Fri., Sep. 27, 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15. Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. at Shoup Road. Cost: $10 general, $5 BRAS members, $5 non-member students with ID. Info: Joe Maio, 528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • Rocky Mountain Storytelling Story Camp, Fri.-Sun., Sep. 27-29, La Foret Environmental Center, 6145 Shoup Rd. RSVP & Info: www.rmstory.org.
  • Creek Week Community Clean-Up, Sat., Sep. 28, 9 a.m., Third Street Trailhead (behind JJ Tracks). All are welcome; get your team or some friends together to form a Creek Crew. Register at www.fountaincreekweek.com. Info: Madeline VanDenHoek, 884-8013, mvandenhoek@tomgov.com. See ad on page 8.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Community Open House, Sat., Sep. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105, Monument. See a live extrication demo, visitors from the Office of Emergency Management, wildland teams, and more. Hot dogs and refreshments. Info: 719-484-0911, www.tlmfire.org.
  • Bobby Jackson, pianist, at Jackson Creek Senior Living, Mon., Sep. 30, 3:30-6 p.m., 16601 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Classic favorites and original pieces. Free and open to the public. RSVP & Info: 719-725-6060.
  • Colorado Water Law and Water Rights Community Meeting, Mon., Sep. 30, 7 p.m., Black Forest Community Club, 12530 Black Forest Rd. Expert water attorney Hank Worley will discuss Colorado and Denver Basin water law, the Denver Basin aquifers, water rights, and other issues. Info: terry.stokka@fobfpp.org.
  • Kiwanis 2019 Empty Bowls Dinner & Silent Auction, Wed., Oct. 2, 5-7:30 p.m., Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd, Monument. This popular event is a major fundraiser for Tri-Lakes Cares. Please bring a non-perishable food item for Tri-Lakes Cares Food Pantry. Ticket purchase includes dinner of soup, bread, drink, dessert, and a handmade bowl donated by local artists. Cost: $20, at door $25, one child under 12 free with each adult ticket purchased. Buy tickets at the door, online, or at local businesses. Info: Bill Kaelin, 719-964-1037, EmptyBowlsMHK@gmail.com, www.monumenthillkiwanis.org. See ad on page 14.
  • Sewing Lounge at Sew-In-Tune, Fri., Oct. 4, 4:30-8 p.m., 252 Front St., Monument. Bring your sewing machine, supplies, and snacks. Conversation, inspiration, support, water, tea, & coffee provided, give-aways too. Cost: $10. Info: 719-203-5642, www.sewintuneservicing.com. See ad on page 11.
  • National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, Sat., Oct. 5, 9 a.m., Fox Run Regional Park, 2110 Stella Dr. This free event features guided trail rides, trail etiquette talks, and more. All ages are welcome: from tots on stride bikes to teens. Riders just need a working bike and helmet to participate. Pre-registration recommended. Info: 719-520-6977, 719-520-7529.
  • Palmer Lake Art Groupís 46th Annual Art Fair, Sat., Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Free admission. Shop original art, meet the artists, see art demos and a movie screening of "Rarefied Air: Artists in the Pikes Peak Region." Proceeds fund art scholarships for D-38 high school seniors. Info: Jim, 719-481-3963; www.palmerlakeartgroup.com. See ad on page 32.
  • Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid Certification Course, Sat., Oct. 12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. American Heart Association course. Reservations required. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a sack lunch. Info: epg@tlumc.org. See ad on page 5.

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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