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Please note our policy: Our community calendar carries listings on a space-available basis for Tri-Lakes events that are sponsored by local governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations. We include events that are open to the general public and are not religious or self-promotional in nature. If space is available, complimentary calendar listings are included, when requested, for events advertised in the current issue.

To have your event included in Our Community Calendar: Contact John Heiser at 488-3455, P.O. Box 1742, Monument, Colorado 80132-1742, or calendar@ocn.me. The information we need is the day (such as 3rd Wednesday each month, every Tuesday, or whatever), the time, location (with directions if it isn't a place most people are likely to know), and a point of contact with phone number and/or e-mail address for those wanting more information. There is no charge for listings in Our Community Calendar.

Upcoming Events  - Our Community Calendar is subdivided into

Governmental Bodies
Local Library Events
Weekly and Monthly Events
Special Events

Although we strive for accuracy in these listings, you are strongly urged to double-check the time and place of any event you wish to attend by calling the info number for that event.

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

Governmental Bodies

  • Forest Lakes & Pinon Pines Metropolitan Districts Board Meeting, Mon., May 6, 10 a.m., 6385 Corporate Dr., Suite 200, Colo. Springs. Usually meets 1st Mon. each month. See www.forestlakesmetrodistrict.com to confirm meeting location/dates. Info: 327-5810.
  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Mon., May 6, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: 488-2525, www.woodmoorwater.com.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., May 6, 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 Board of County Commissioners Meeting, Tue., May 7, 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., May 7 and May 21, 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.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., May 8, 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., May 8, 1:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade. Info: 520-7529.
  • Monument Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., May 8, 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.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., May 9, 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., May 9, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., May 14, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks, 481-4053.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., May 15, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-4886.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., May 15, 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., May 15, 7 p.m., Station 1, 11445 Teachout Road, Colorado Springs. Normally meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 495-4300.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., May 16, 1:30 p.m., 15850 Holbein Dr. Workshop is open to the public. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-3603, www.donalawater.org.
  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board Meeting, Mon., May 20, 6 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Normally meets 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 488-4700, www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., May 20, 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.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., May 21, 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., May 21, 7 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Volunteer Pension Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 488-8680.
  • Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Wed., May 22, 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., May 22, 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., May 22, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: 488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.

Local Library Events

All Pikes Peak Library facilities will be closed Mon., May 27 for Memorial Day.

    For information on library events, see the library events column on page 22 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Watercolor Painting Demo, most Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Join Janet Sellersí painting demo, followed by art class at local cultural, gallery, and nature spots. For weekly location: 357-7454, janetsellers10@gmail.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.
  • 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.
  • Art after Hours at Gallery 132, dates and times vary, 251 Front St., Suite 8, Monument. Check the website for low-cost classes in the Art after Hours series; enjoy refreshments and hors díoeuvres while creating a unique piece of art. Info: 375-8187, info@gallery132.com, www.gallery132.com.
  • 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.
  • Womenís 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. See ad on page 4.
  • 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.
  • 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. & Thu.; 5:30 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. See ad on page 7.
  • 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 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.
  • Act II Thrift Shop, open Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds benefit Tri-Lakes area non-profits. Info: 487-3268, cara@mynothlandchurch.org, www.mynorthlandchurch.org/act-ii.
  • Palmer Divide Run Club, 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. See ad on page 5.
  • 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., May 4, 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.
  • Black Forest AARP Potluck Lunch & Meeting, Wed., May 8, 11:30 a.m., 12455 Black Forest Rd. Sarah Schaefer from Mt. View Electric, will speak on saving energy in the home. All ages welcome. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. RSVP & Info: Stan, 596-6787, www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Wed., May 8, 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., May 9, 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., May 9, 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., May 10, 11 a.m.-noon, Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Fri. each month. Coffee & snacks served. RSVP & Info: Sue, 330-0241.
  • La Leche League Meeting, Fri., May 10, 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., May 11, 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., May 11, 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., May 11, 9:45-11:30 a.m., The First National Bank of Monument, 581 Hwy 105. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: Gail, 481-3711.
  • Palmer Divide Photographers Group: Roh Teaches Action Photography, Mon., May 13, 7 p.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: 649-4241, www.pdphotographers.com.
  • Pikes Peak Music Teachers Association Meeting, Tue., May 14, 9:30 a.m., Graner Music, 4460 Barnes Rd., Colo. Springs. Music teachers and students meet for coffee, a meeting, and program presentation at 11 a.m. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Susan Marten, skmarten@hotmail.com, www.ppmta.org.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., May 14, 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.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Speakersí Bureau, Tue., May 14, 7-8:30 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Richard Parsons presents Introduction to Micromounting. Cost: $5. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, RSVP@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Chamber Monthly Education Series: Cybersecurity Simplified: What Your Small Business Needs to Know, Wed., May 15, 9 a.m.-noon, 166 Second St., Monument. Free. Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 481-3282.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, Wed., May 15, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Dr., (off Voyager Blvd in Colorado Springs). Interesting speakers and programs; all are welcome. Meets 1st & 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Garrett Barton, 433-5396; Duane Gritzmaker, 481-2424; www.gleneaglesertoma.org.
  • Senior Bingo, Wed., May 15, 1-2 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center, Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Sue Walker, 464-6873.
  • Drummers! Wed., May 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Yoga Pathways Studio, West End Center, 775 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Free and open to all ages. Bring any kind of drum or other hand percussion instrument. Beginners welcome! Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Nan, 466-1257, nananddon@hotmail.com.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7829, Wed., May 15, 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., May 15, 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., May 16, 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: Troubadours on Horseback: The History of the Singing Cowboy, Thu., May 16, 6:30 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Presenter is Donna Guthrie, noted Colorado Springs author. All are welcome, refreshments served. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., May 17, 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., May 18, 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.
  • NEPCO Meeting, Sat., May 18, 10 a.m.-noon, New Monument Town Hall & Police Building, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Lenard Rioth, Teri Carver, and Tim Geitner will present updates of HOA legal issues and legislature updates All are welcome to this meeting of local homeowners associations. Info: 481-2723 or visit www.nepco.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinsonís Disease Support Group, Sat., May 18, 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.
  • Amateur Radio WōTLM (Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association), Mon., May 20, 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.
  • Outpouring: TLUMC Supporting our Community, Tue., May 21, 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.
  • Senior Social, Wed., May 22, 1-4 p.m., 12455 Black Forest Rd. Meets 4th Wed. each month except Nov. & Dec. Info: aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Monument Hill Farmers Market, every Sat., beginning May 25, 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.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., May 28, 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, Fri., May 31, 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.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA), Sat., Jun. 1, 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.
  • Tri-Lakes Lions Club Meeting, Thu., Jun. 6, 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., Jun. 6, 6:45 p.m., Monument Hill Church, 18725 Monument Hill Rd., Unit 18, Monument. Meets 1st Thu. each month. Info: PDQ504@gmail.com.
  • Faithful Friends, Thu., Jun. 6, 7 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. A Ladiesí Dessert with an inspirational speaker each month. Normally meets 1st Thu. each month. Cost: $7. RSVP & Info: Sandi King, 719-237-3359.
  • 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

  • Black Forest Arts & Crafts Guild 55th Annual Spring Show & Sale, Thu.-Sun., May 2-5, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun., Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. Free, but welcome non-perishable donations for Black Forest Cares. More than 90 artisan and culinary members sell unique hand-crafted items. A portion of sale proceeds benefit the BFACG Scholarship Fund and the Black Forest community. Info: www.bfacg.org, facebook.com/BFACG.
  • Black Forest Seedling Giveaway, Sat., May 4, 9-11 a.m. or until gone, Black Forest Fire Station #2, 16465 Ridge Run Dr. Help reforest the burn scar with free pine seedlings and some shrubs.
  • Santa Fe Trail Jewelry Events, Sat., May 4, Artisan Jewelry; & Thu., May 9, Trollbeads Let it Shine; 106 2nd St., Unit A, Monument. Info: 481-0250. See ad on page 2.
  • CASA Volunteer Informational Hour, Tue., May 6, noon-1 p.m., 418 South Weber St., Colo. Springs. Find out how you can be the voice for a child who is involved in the court system due to abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. Light lunch served. RSVP & Info: urikos@casappr.org, www.casappr.org.
  • A Taste of Tri-Lakes Cares, Wed., May 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Flying Horse Ranch. Sample culinary treats by local chefs. Buy tickets online, $25. Tickets & Info: www.tri-lakescares.org.
  • Palmer Lake Slash and Chipping Days, Fri., May 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Glen Park along Loverís Lane. For help hauling your slash, call the PL Volunteer Fire Department, 419-8844, a couple of days before the chipping day. Slash (up to 6" in diameter) must be piled next to the road and oriented in one direction, no stumps. Suggested donation: $5-$10 to offset the cost of bringing the chipper to Palmer Lake. Repeats Jun. 27, different location. Info: www.townofpalmerlake.com/calendar.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society: Sofia Talvik, Fri., May 10, 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.
  • Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Sat., May 11. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations for Colorado food pantries on behalf of The National Association of Letter Carriers. Leave your bagged donation by your mailbox before mail delivery. Info: www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive.
  • Antelope Trails Elementary and Wescott Fire Departmentís Health & Safety Fair, Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 15280 Jessie Dr., and Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. food trucks, fire trucks, helicopters, bounce houses, face painting, Kona Ice, a bike rodeo (search "Antelope Trails Bike Safety Rodeo" on Facebook), and more. Info: www.wescottfire.org.
  • Rufus Cappadocia, world-renowned cellist, at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Sat., May 11, 7-9 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • El Paso County Master Plan Black Forest Workshop, Mon., May 13, 3-4 p.m., Black Forest Community Hall, 12530 Black Forest Rd. Residents have an opportunity to give input into the countyís new master plan. Info: 520-6323, markgebhart@elpasoco.com.
  • El Paso County Master Plan Tri-Lakes Workshop, Mon., May 13, 6-7 p.m., Bear Creek Elementary School, 1330 Creekside Dr., Monument. Residents have an opportunity to give input into the countyís new master plan. Info: 520-6323, markgebhart@elpasoco.com.
  • El Paso County Master Plan Tri-Lakes Workshop, Tue., May 14, 9-10 a.m., Tri-lakes Chamber, 166 Second St., Monument. Residents have an opportunity to give input into the countyís new master plan. Info: 520-6323, markgebhart@elpasoco.com.
  • Friends of Monument Preserve (FOMP) Trail Work Night, Tue., May 14, 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.
  • Art Hop is back! Thu., May 16, 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., May 16, 5-8 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. Scott Graham will sign the latest installment of his National Park Mystery series, Arches Enemy, along with his backlist titles and Bert Entwistle will sign his latest historical fiction, Leftover Soldiers, Life on the Western Frontier. Refreshments served. Free, open to all. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Art Hop at Sew-In-Tune: Free Kidsí Weaving Project, Thu., May 16, 5-8 p.m., 252 Front St., Monument. Info: 203-5642.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Adult Mental Health First Aid, Fri., May 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Citizens Service Center, Third Floor Nautilus Room, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Colo. Springs. Learn signs and symptoms, what to do in an emergency, and more. Class size is limited and registration is required. Register online at www.mhfaco.org/findclass. Info: Lynn, 473-8477, volunteer@namicos.org, or info@namicos.org.
  • Hear it Here: Free Hearing Screenings, Fri., May 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., The Venue@Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr., Colo. Springs. Gleneagle Sertoma and the Hearing Loss Association of America will host this event. Find out about the latest hearing assistive devices. Info: Duane Gritzmaker, 649-9220, dwgritz@gmail.com.
  • 5th Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival, Fri.-Sun., May 17-19, various times and venues. The festival offers numerous activities and field trips including identifying birds by sound with Nathan Pieplow, author of Peterson Field Guides to Bird Sounds of North America. Registration & Info: www.pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org.
  • TLUMCars, Sat., May 18, 8-11 a.m., Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. Bring your classic or unique car for a morning of coffee, cars, music, and fun. Free, family friendly. This event will recur every third Saturday through Sep. 21. Info: worship@tlumc.org.
  • Growing B/Older: Wild and Soulful Aging, Sat., May 18, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Tri-Lakes Senior Center at Lewis-Palmer High School (across from the YMCA). Discover how aging can be a time of courageous expansion. RSVP & Info: 330-0241.
  • Heritage Pentecostal Free BBQ in the Park, Sat., May 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. Hamburgers, playground, music, and singing. Info: Bill Fleming, 359-1551, www.heritagepentecostal.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Community/Centura Blood Drive, Tue., May 21, 3-7 p.m., Bloodmobile at Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St., Monument. No appointment needed, just walk in. Please bring driverís license or ID. Info: 776-5822.
  • MeadowGrass Music Festival, Fri.-Sun., May 24-26, La Foret Conference & Retreat Center, 6145 Shoup Rd. Concerts, camping, kids activities, beer tasting, and more. Tickets & Info: www.meadowgrass.org.
  • Community Firewise Day in Palmer Lake Sat., May 25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fire station and Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Representatives from the Forest Service, Red Cross, Community Animal Response Team, Fire Department, and community wildfire preparedness volunteers will address home risk reduction, evacuation readiness, and community wildfire planning efforts. Info: 419-4488.
  • Monument Memorial Day Ceremony, Mon., May 27, 10 a.m., Monument Cemetery, 800 Eighth St. The community is invited to a free special ceremony to honor all military veterans. Info: 884-8013, www.townofmonument.org and click on Community. See ad on page 11.
  • Junior Docent Training, Thu., May 30, 6-8 p.m. Seeking motivated teens who want to develop public speaking experience, learn about nature, earn community service hours, and who can work at least four 3-hour shifts during the summer. Written application, interview, and training required. Info: nancybernard@elpasoco.com.
  • Picnic-N-Planes at Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), Thu., May 30, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). For $5 per carload, come to the museum to watch the aerial acrobatics of the Air Force Thunderbirds as they soar right over you. Bring your picnic lunch, cameras, and binoculars for a fun outing. Info: 488-0880, www.wmmi.org.
  • Gentle Restorative Yoga, Thu., May 30, 7 p.m., Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd. All levels welcome, lead by UpriseYoga. Cost: $20 members, $25 nonmembers. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Kids Fishing Derby, Sat., Jun. 1, 8-11 a.m., 199 County Line Rd., Palmer Lake. For ages 4-14, must be accompanied by an adult. Presented by Tri-Lakes Lions Club. Bring a non-perishable food item for Tri-Lakes Cares. Colorado anglers of all ages can fish without a license on June 1, so parents and other chaperons may bring their fishing gear and join in the fun. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife is stocking the lake with trout for the tournament. Participants will need to bring their own fishing equipment and bait. There will be a limited number of rods, reels, and bait, that can be used on a "loaner basis" for kids participating in the derby. Tournament registration will be on the east side of the lake next to bathrooms and park pavilion. Info: Jim Hazuka, 351-3959, www.trilakeslionsclub.org.
  • Cirque du Monument at Gallery 132, Sat., Jun. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Front St., Monument. Free, open to all. Aerial performance by Aerial Aura; DJ; lemonade, popcorn, and bratwurst stands; petting zoo; alpacas; and more. A benefit for Tri-Lakes/Monument Firefighters and the Monument Police Department. Info: www.gallery132.com.
  • Latigo Free Concert at The Stube, Sun., Jun. 2, 2-5 p.m., 292 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Fifteen percent of all sales 11 a.m.-7 p.m. will go to Brysonís Chase, which benefits families whose children need mental health treatments. Info: 904-742-1273.
  • Woodmoor Community Wildfire Preparedness Day, Wed., Jun. 5, time TBD, 1691 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Watch for details in the June 2nd OCN. Info: 488-2693 Ext. 4, Matthew@woodmoor.org.
  • Griffith Centers for Children Chins Up Annual Golf Tournament, Thu., Jun. 6, Golf Club at Bear Dance, 6630 Bear Dance Dr, Larkspur. Shotgun start, 8 a.m. Play a challenging course, enjoy great food, and have a chance to win prizes while you help the Griffith Centers support children and families facing challenging life circumstances with academic, therapeutic, and behavioral health services. Registration & Info: www.griffithcenters.org.
  • Color Splash, Annual Fine Art Exhibit Opening Reception, Fri., Jun. 7, 6-8 p.m., Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Celebrate the Palmer Lake Art Groupís show opening. The show runs Jun. 4-28. Proceeds benefit art scholarships for District 38 high school seniors. Info: 481-0475, www.palmerlakeartgroup.com. See ad on page 32.
  • Jackson Creek Annual Community Garage Sale, Fri.-Sat., Jun. 7-8, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sell in your own driveway (sign up on the website) or shop for hidden treasures. Info: Frances Machovina, 719-200-7387, www.jacksoncreekgaragesale.com.
  • Walk for Freedom: The Colorado Springs Barefoot Mile, Sat., Jun. 8, 9:30 a.m., Lewis-Palmer Stadium, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. Raise awareness and funds to fight trafficking locally and globally. BBQ lunch and drinks donated by local Knights of Columbus. Registration & Info: www.thebarefootmile.org, or text COSBFM to 50155. See ad on page 10.
  • SunDance Studio Intensive Performing Arts Theatre, Mon.-Sat., Jun. 10-29, 1450 Cipriani Loop, Monument. Students ages 7-20 will rehearse and perform Into the Woods. Info: 481-8208, www.thesundancestudio.com. See ad on page 8.
  • Mountain View Electric Association Annual Meeting of Members, Thu., Jun. 13, 4:30 p.m., Palmer Ridge High School, 19255 Monument Hill Rd., Monument. Dinner, door prizes, board of directors election. Info: 1-800-388-9881, www.mvea.coop. See ad on page 15.
  • Brysonís Chase Golf Tournament, Fri., Jun. 14, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. A fundraiser for Brysonís Chase, which benefits families whose children need mental health treatments. Bloody Mary and breakfast burrito bar, $25,000 hole in one challenge, silent auction, hole prizes, and more. Register online, https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/bryson-s-chase-golf-tournament. Info: 904-742-1273.
  • Fight FraudóShred Instead! Free AARP ElderWatch Community Shredding Event, Sat., Jun. 15, 9 a.m.-noon, Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. Each car may bring three boxes or paper bags of documents for shredding; no plastic or 3-ring binders please. Fight hunger with a nonperishable food or money donation for the Black Forest Cares food pantry. Info: 800-222-4444; Jim, 330-5923; or Stan, 596-6787.
  • Monumentís 140th Birthday Party, Sat., Jun. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. Festivities include a band, activities for the kids, a food truck, historic walking tours of the town, and a history booth where reporters will share the stories theyíve collected from residents. Volunteers and sponsors are needed. If interested contact Madeline VanDenHoek, 884-8013. See ad on page 11 and photo on page 25.
  • STEAM Science Camp at WMMI, Mon.-Fri., Jun. 17-21, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (half days available), Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd. Info: 488-0880, www.wmmi.org.
  • Rosť Wine Social Fundraiser at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Sun., Jun. 23, 2-5 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. This wine tasting, organized by The Wine Seller, will feature more than 50 of the latest and greatest rosť wines from around the world. Live music. Tickets from $40. Info: 481-0475, info@trilakesarts.org, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Purely Ponds Parade of Ponds, Sat.-Sun., Jun. 29-30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This self-guided charity pond and waterfall tour benefits the Boys and Girls Club with a matching donation from Purely Ponds Fine Landscapes. Parade of Ponds ticket books with tour maps are just five dollars per ticket and are available online at www.purelyponds.com or at Pioneer Sand Company, 15490 Woodcarver Rd., Monument, and 8335 Vollmer Rd., Black Forest. Info: 896-0038, jessica@purelyponds.com, or www.purelyponds.com.

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