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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.

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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

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 organizationís 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

Local Library Events

For information on library events, see the library events column on page 24 and visit www.ppld.org.

  • The Palmer Lake Library closed. 66 Lower Glenway. Info: 481-2587, www.ppld.org.
  • The Monument Branch Library. Limited indoor services, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: 488-2370, See www.ppld.org.

Weekly and Monthly Events

  • Monument Hill Farmers Market, every Sat., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., in front of the D-38 Administration Building at 2nd and Jefferson St., Monument. Park behind the administration building or in the Catholic Church parking lot. Playground for the kids. Please wear your mask and observe social distancing. Info: 592-9420, www.fb.com/monumenthillfarmersmarket. See ad on page 5. Also see the photo on page 1.
  • Black Forest Backyard Farmers Market, every Sat. through Oct. 10 (except 8/15), 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Black Forest Community Center backyard, 12530 Black Forest Rd. The marketís managers have lined up great vendors and allotted space for social distancing. Masks are required for entrance. A food truck will offer brunch options. The Black Forest Arts and Crafts Guild will have 6-8 booths with a variety of crafts and culinary items. New vendors welcome! Info: https://bfbackyardfarmersmarket.com. See photo on page 27.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Club Breakfast Meeting, Zoom meeting. email info@MHKiwanis.org for details; every Sat., 10 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 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 7.
  • Aliyah Congregation, see the website for online sessions, live-streaming of services, and past services on YouTube; every Sat., 10 a.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Visitors are welcome. Info: 719-330-2382, www.templealiyah.org.
  • 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 Clubís 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, PLHS@PalmerDivideHistory.org.
  • Artful Outdoors, every Sat.-Sun., 1-3 p.m. and by appointment. Join Janet 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.
  • Fuel Church Sunday Service, check the ad or website for Sunday service information, every Sun., 10 a.m., 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 13.
  • Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, Sunday Morning Drive-In Worship, 9 a.m. (register at www.tlumc.org/registration); Sunday worship livestreams at www.tlumc.org/live at 9 a.m., re-broadcast at 11 a.m., 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. RSVP & Info: 719-488-1365, www.tlumc.org. See ad on page 3.
  • Black Forest Community Church Sunday Worship, recorded services at www.facebook.com/BlackForestCommunityChurch/ 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, check the website for virtual service, every Sun., 10 a.m., Tri-Lakes YMCA, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Info & link to the YouTube channel: www.cathedralrockchurch.org.
  • Seniors Monday Movie Matinee, SUSPENDED, 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, Zoom Meeting, every Mon., 5:45 p.m., 4452 North Chestnut St., room 252, Colo. Springs. Info: Glenn, 719-260-6551; www.artfullyspeaking.toastmastersclubs.org.
  • Womenís A.A. Step Study, meeting remotely, check for details, every Mon., 6:30 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 Baptist Rd. Park in west lot. Info: 719-360-4306.
  • Monument Life Recovery Group, SUSPENDED, check the website, 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. Daycare provided for children under age 11. Info: 719-481-3600, 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.
  • Farmersí Market at Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), every Mon. & Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., just inside the front gate at 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Shop local produce, crafts, and more. Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Senior Citizen Luncheons, Connections Cafť sites will have "grab and go" (prepared meals). A $2.25 donation is requested. Please call 719-884-2300 to reserve your meal. Meals on Wheels and Home Delivered Meals will deliver frozen meals for the week to Monument on Wednesdays. Food Pantry is implementing a "pick up only" model for clients. 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. Stay for bingo the 2nd Thu. each month. Reservations are requested, phone 719-884-2300.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), regular daily operations resumed Jul. 6, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Tours now accommodate social distancing and Covid-19 safety standards. Retail gift shop is open. Special hour for vulnerable population is 9-10 a.m. Please call in advance. 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.
  • 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. 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, hbrandon@ppymca.org, www.ppymca.org.
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families Meeting: ACA Promises, Zoom Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Virtual meeting for next 4-6 weeks. Join the Tuesday night group for the next several weeks. To join, go to https://zoom.us/j/364135242, or dial 312 626 6799, Meeting ID: 364 135 242. every Tue., 6:30-7:30 p.m., Natural Grocers meeting room, 1216 W. Baptist Rd., Monument. Learn to re-parent yourself with gentleness, humor, love, and respect. Info: Stacey, 206-384-8285, www.adultchildren.org (click on Newcomer).
  • Al-anon Meeting: Monument Serenity, visit www.al-anon-co.org to find on-line 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, SUSPENDED, every Tue. at 12:30 p.m. & Thu. at 8 a.m., Lewis-Palmer High School modular building across from the YMCA, on Jackson Creek Pkwy. Registration & Info: Sue Walker, 719-330-0241.
  • Peak Reader Childrenís 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 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.
  • Al-anon Meeting: Letting Go, visit www.al-anon-co.org to find on-line and phone meetings every Thu., 9-10:10 a.m., Ascent Church, 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. Info: www.al-anon-co.org.
  • 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. Info: 719-481-0431.
  • The Speedtrap offers Food and Live Music, Take Out and Grab & Go are available; 84 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake . You are welcome to eat on the patio Sun.-Wed., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Thu.-Sat., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. For live music updates, visit www.facebook.com/speedtrappl/events/. 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.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA), SUSPENDED, Sat.,Aug. 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.
  • Faithful Friends, SUSPENDED, Sat., Aug. 6, 3-4:30 p.m. Watch for new date (Sep. 26) and venue in September. RSVP & Info: Ellen, 303-526-5000.
  • Palmer Divide Quiltmakers, SUSPENDED, Thu., Aug. 6, 6:45 p.m., Monument Hill Church, 18725 Monument Hill Rd., Unit 18, Monument. Meets 1st Thu. each month. Info: PDQ504@gmail.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Lions Club Meeting, Thu., Aug. 6, 6:30-8 p.m., The Country Club At Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. Meets 1st Thu. each month. Info: 303-883-8329, jim1947n@comcast.net, www.trilakeslionsclub.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Chamber Monthly Education Series: Minding Your Business, Free Library Resources to Help Your Business, Wed., Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-noon, 166 Second St., Monument. Free event for members and non-members. Please register for virtual attendance information: www.trilakeschamber.com. Info: 481-3282.
  • Black Forest AARP Potluck Lunch & Meeting, all in person activities are SUSPENDED through Dec. 31, Wed., Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m., 12455 Black Forest Rd. All ages welcome. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. RSVP & Info: Stan, 596-6787, www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, SUSPENDED, Wed., Aug. 12, 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, 719-577-4448.
  • Senior Bingo, SUSPENDED, Thu., Aug. 13, 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, 719-488-3037.
  • Bridge, SUSPENDED, Thu., Aug. 13, 1-4 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. Meets 2nd Thu. each month, Sept.-June. Info: www.trilakesseniors.org/programs/events.html.
  • Ben Lomond Gun Club, Tri-Lakes Chapter, Thu., Aug. 13, 7 p.m., Tri-Lakes Fire Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105 west of Monument near the bowling alley. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 719-481-3364.
  • Silver Center Book Club, Fri., Aug. 14, 11 a.m.-noon, Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. The August selection is "The Supremes at Earlís All-You-Can-Eat" by Edward Kelsey Moore. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Fri. each month. Coffee & snacks served. RSVP & Info: Sue, 719-330-0241.
  • El Paso County Hazardous Materials & Recycling Collection Facility, appointments required, phone 719-520-7878 or check the website to book online, Sat., Aug. 8, 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: 719-520-7878, www.communityservices.elpasoco.com/environmental-division.
  • Palmer Lake Art Group, check the website, Sat., Aug. 8, 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: 719-460-4179, www.palmerlakeartgroup.com.
  • Alzheimerís Caregiver Support Group, SUSPENDED, Sat., Aug. 8, 9:45-11:30 a.m., The First National Bank of Monument, 581 Hwy 105. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: Gail, 719-481-3711.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Lecture Series, Tue., Aug. 11, 7-8 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). David Abbott presents Industrial Minerals; Much Used, Little Recognized. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, RSVP@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Amateur Radio WōTLM (Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association), check the website, Mon., Aug. 17. All amateur radio operators or those interested in becoming amateur radio operators are welcome. Meets 3rd Mon. Check the website for details. Info: Joyce Witte, 719-661-9824, Joycewitte@gmail.com; www.W0TLM.com.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, SUSPENDED, Wed., Aug. 19, 11:30 a.m., Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Dr., Colo. Springs. Interesting speakers and programs; all are welcome. Meets 1st & 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Garrett Barton, 719-433-5396; Duane Gritzmaker, 719-481-2424; www.gleneaglesertoma.org.
  • Senior Bingo, SUSPENDED, Wed., Aug. 19, 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, via Zoom.com; POC Delbert Zehrung, 559-362-3223. Wed., Aug. 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., Aug. 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.
  • Senior Tea, SUSPENDED, Thu., Aug. 20, 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.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society Meeting, SUSPENDED, Thu., Aug. 20, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. All are welcome. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 719-559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Gleneagle Womenís Club, SUSPENDED, Fri., Aug. 21. Come for lunch, book discussions, bridge, and more. Location for lunch varies. Meets every third Fri., Sept.-June. Info: Syble Krafft, 719-488-2669.
  • Foot Care Clinic, SUSPENDED, Fri., Aug. 21, 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, 719-577-4448.
  • The Breakfast Club, SUSPENDED, Sat., Aug. 15, 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.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinsonís Disease Support Group, SUSPENDED; if you need any help, please call Syble or Barry. Sat., Aug. 15, 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: Syble Krafft, 719-488-2669; Barry (group president), 719-351-9485.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Outdoor Display & Machinery Demonstration, Sat., Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Cost: $11 adults, $10 military/AAA, $9 seniors, $8 students, $6 children 3-12, free to children under 3 & museum members. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, RSVP@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Outpouring: TLUMC Supporting our Community, check the website, Tue., Aug. 18, 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 speaker info go to http://tlumc.org/outreach/outpouring.
  • Senior Social, all indoor activities SUSPENDED through Dec. 31, Wed., Aug. 26, 1-4 p.m., 12455 Black Forest Rd. Meets 4th Wed. each month except Nov. & Dec. Info: www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Friends of Fox Run Park, Thu., Aug. 27, 5:30 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.
  • Chess Nuts, SUSPENDED, Tue., Aug. 25, 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.
  • Foot Care Clinic, SUSPENDED, Fri., Aug. 28, 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, 719-577-4448.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA), SUSPENDED, Sat., Sep. 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.
  • Palmer Divide Quiltmakers, SUSPENDED, Thu., Aug. 6, 6:45 p.m., Monument Hill Church, 18725 Monument Hill Rd., Unit 18, Monument. Meets 1st Thu. each month. Info: PDQ504@gmail.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Lions Club Meeting, Thu., Aug. 6, 6:30-8 p.m., The Country Club At Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. Meets 1st Thu. each month. Info: 303-883-8329, jim1947n@comcast.net, www.trilakeslionsclub.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

  • Outdoor Safety Series: Family Hiking Safety, Sat., Aug. 1, 9-10:30 a.m., Fox Run Regional Park. Families are invited to learn about hiking basics. Geared for children ages 6-12 years old. $5 per child or $4 for members of El Paso County Nature Centers: parents may attend for free. All participants must wear face masks. Register at 719-520-6977, or www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com.
  • Woodmoor Chipping Days, Sat., Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lewis-Palmer High School south parking lot by the baseball field, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. Large diameter logs, MPB wood, pine needles, and firewood okay. Organic materials only. No metal, nails, concrete, lumber, stumps, construction debris, or trash. Please stay in your vehicle except to unstrap a load or to unload pine needles. Non-Woodmoor residents welcome also. Donations welcome. Info: 488-2693 x 2, www.woodmoor.org.
  • Colorado Day at Covered Treasures Bookstore, Sat., Aug. 1, 1-3 p.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber Building, 166 Second St., Monument. Local photographer Todd Caudle will sign his books including his newest, "Natural Wonders of Colorado." He will have his matted prints, boxed note cards, and 2021 calendars as well. Please wear a mask to protect the author and customers. Free, open to all. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Western Saloon Night at WMMI, Sat., Aug. 1, 6-9 p.m., Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd. Wear your best Western attire for this evening of dinner, live music, whiskey tasting from five local distilleries including Monumentís own 300 Days of Shine, live re-enactors, authentic games, and silent auctions and raffles to benefit the museum. Cost: $50 ($35 for museum members), online or at the museum. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, rsvp@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Griffith Centers for Children Peaks Challenge, Sat.-Sun., Aug. 1-2. Ascend one of Coloradoís famous 14er mountains while helping hundreds of children and families across Colorado. Registration & Info: www.griffithcenters.org/peaks-challenge.
  • Color Splash, Annual Fine Art Exhibit Opening Reception, SUSPENDED until Spring, 2021, Fri., Aug. 7, 6-8 p.m., Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Proceeds benefit art scholarships for District 38 high school seniors. Kennedy Shuh, this yearís high school scholarship winner, will have an art show through mid-August at Bella Art and Frame, 183 Washington St, Monument. Info: bsands56@gmail.com, www.palmerlakeartgroup.com. See ad on page 12.
  • Kingís Deer Community Garage Sale, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 7-9, Highway 105 and Roller Coaster Road. For details and map visit www.kingsdeer.org. See ad on page 5.
  • Art Hop Returns, Thu., Aug. 20, 5-8 p.m., Downtown Monument west of I-25. Select galleries, restaurants, and boutiques of historic downtown Monument will stay open until 8 p.m. for a celebration featuring art openings, book signings, great food, live music, and more. Controlled numbers of people in stores will allow for social distancing. Outdoor activities, such as a band on Front Street as well as restaurants and food trucks, will add to the festive atmosphere. Info: 481-3282, www.monumentarthop.org. See ad on page 12.
  • Art Hop at Covered Treasures Bookstore, Thu., Aug. 20, 5-8 p.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber Building, 166 Second St., Monument. Jean Alfieri will sign both her Zuggy the Rescue Pug series and her new guided journal, Blessed to be Me, and Susan Mathis will sign the second installment of the Thousand Islands Gilded Age series, Devynís Dilemma along with her other titles. Please wear a mask to protect the authors and customers. Free, open to all. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Hummingbird Festival, Fri., Aug. 21, 10 a.m.Ė4 p.m., Southwinds Fine Art, 16575 Roller Coaster Rd. Join the festivities as the rufous hummingbirds make their return flight through the area. Family friendly, food, face painting, music, bubbles, hummingbird art, and more art. Colorado covid compliance requires social distancing and masks. Info: 719-481-6157.
  • Farmers Market at Southwinds, Fri., Aug. 21, 10 a.m.Ė4 p.m., 16575 Roller Coaster Rd. Local and Colorado grown fruits and vegetables, honey, soap, crafts and more. Meets every Fri. through Sep. 11. Colorado covid compliance requires social distancing and masks. Info: 719-481-6157.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI): Outdoor Machine Demonstration Day, Sat., Aug. 22, 1-3 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Free. See the Osgood Steam Shovel, featured in the childrenís book, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel. Experience the awesome power of the Yellow Jacket II Stamp Mill as it crushes rocks in search of gold. Watch a real blacksmith in action and take a hayride to see the historic Reynolds Ranch House. Bring a picnic and spend the day. Outside events are free; inside tours are available at regular rates. Repeats Sep. 19. Info: 488-0880, www.wmmi.org.
  • Brysonís Chase Golf Tournament, Mon., Aug. 24, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Country Club of Colorado, 125 Clubhouse Dr., Colo. Springs. A fundraiser for Brysonís Chase, which benefits families whose children need mental health treatments. Lots of on course games, prizes, 50/50 raffle, and amazing silent auction. Win a Porsche Cayman in the Hole in One contest! Info: www.brysonschase.golf.
  • Grief Share Support Group, Tue., Aug. 25, 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. To allow for social distancing, participants are limited to 10 per session. Meets last Tue. each month. RSVP & Info: Sue Walker, 719-330-0241.
  • Downtown Monument Labor Day Weekend Street Fair, Sat., Sep. 5, 6 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine, Washington and 2nd Streets. Parade, beer garden, street fair, and more. Info: 719-481-3282.
  • Rocky Mountain Pig Jig, Sat., Sep. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). A fundraiser with live music, amateur BBQ competition, local craft beer, and fun for all ages that benefits NephCure Kidney International. RSVP & Info: https://give.nephcure.org/rocky-mountain-pig-jig/Donate/Tickets.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma 19th Annual Patriot Golf Benefit, Mon., Sep. 21, 8:30 a.m. start, entry deadline Sep. 14. Flying Horse, 1880 Weiskopf Point. This tournament honors our military and first responders. Proceeds go to El Paso County Sheriffís Office Foundation and other local charities. Register at www.gleneaglepatriotgolf.com. Info: John Coyle, 719-494-4284; Joe Gray, 719-203-4526, www.gleneaglepatriotgolf.com.

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