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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., Dec. 3, 6385 Corporate Dr., Suite 200, Colo. Springs. Meets 1st Mon. each month. Info: 327-5810.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m., Monument Police Department Conference Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month in the Town Hall board room. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Dec. 4, 9 a.m., 2880 International Circle (off Union Blvd & Printers Pkwy). Meets 1st & 3rd Tue. (if required) each month. Find agendas at https://planningdevelopment.elpasoco.com/el-paso-county-planning-commission/planning-commission-2018-meetings/. Info: 520-6300.
  • El Paso Board of County Commissioners Meeting, Tue., Dec. 4, 9 a.m. Centennial Hall, 200 South Cascade Ave., Suite 150, Colo. Springs. Meets every Tue. and Thu. Info: 520 6430, https://clerkandrecorder.elpasoco.com/clerk-to-the-board/board-of-county-commissioners-meeting-agendas/.
  • Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Normally meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 488-8680.
  • Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, No meeting this month, Monument Sanitation District board room, 130 Second St. Normally meets 4th Wed. each month, 6 p.m. Info: 488-2110, www.fvawd.com.
  • D-38 Deliberates: Community Engagement Opportunity, Wed., Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., Lewis-Palmer Administration Building, 146 N. Jefferson St., Monument. The Tri-Lakes community is invited to attend this important conversation regarding Preschool: Centralized vs. Site-Based Locations. To assure a seat at a table, RSVP by Dec. 3 to info@lewispalmer.org. See ad on page 9.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., TLMFPD Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105. Normally meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: Jennifer Martin, 484-0911, www.tlmfire.org.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Dec. 6, 1:30 p.m., 15850 Holbein Dr. Workshop is open to the public. Normally meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-3603, www.donalawater.org.
  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Mon., Dec. 10, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Now meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: 488-2525, www.woodmoorwater.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Dec. 11, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks, 481-4053.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Dec. 11, 5 p.m., Fairfield Inn (Mt. Herman Conference Room), 15275 Struthers Rd., Monument. New date, time, & location in January. Info: 488-6868, https://triviewmetro.com.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Dec. 12, 9 a.m., 120 Middle Glenway. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2732. www.plsd.org.
  • Monument Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.. Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Livestreamed at http://bit.ly/2uZxjfa. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, No meeting this month, Normally meets in the school library, 1150 Village Ridge Point, Monument on the 2nd Thu. each month except July and December. Info: 481-1950, www.monumentacademy.net/school-board.
  • Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Dec. 13, 7 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., Dec. 17, 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., Dec. 17, 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.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Dec. 19, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-4886.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Dec. 19, 6 p.m., Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-0711.
  • Woodmoor Improvement Association Board Meeting, Wed., Dec. 26, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: 488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.

Local Library Events

Please note that all Pikes Peak Library Facilities will be closed all day Dec. 24 and 25, and will close at 4 p.m. on Dec. 31 and remain closed on Jan. 1.

For information on library events, see the library events column on page 24 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

  • Buzz n Bagels - Serranos Coffee and Old World Bagels, beginning Sat., Dec. 1, 6 a.m.-6 p.m., 15954 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Info: 481-9445. For 10% discount, see ad on page 32.
  • 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, CO 80133. Visitors are welcome. www.aliyahcongregation.com (719) 330-2382. 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 Sellers’ 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.
  • 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. See ad on page 6.
  • Cathedral Rock Church Sunday Service, every Sun., 10 a.m., Tri-Lakes YMCA, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Info: www.cathedralrockchurch.org. See ad on page 11.
  • Tai-Chi Class, every Mon., 10 a.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Cost: $5. Drop-ins welcome. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Seniors: Tai Chi Classes, every Mon., 11–noon, Silver Alliance Senior Center at Lewis-Palmer High School (across from the YMCA). This soft, slow, and gentle form of exercise has many benefits. Registration required. $3 suggested donation. RSVP & Info: 464-6873.
  • Seniors Monday Movie Matinee, every Mon., 1-4 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center located on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Free movies and snacks. See the schedule of films in Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance Senior Beat.
  • Artfully Speaking Toastmasters, every Mon., 5:45 p.m., DeVry University, 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd., room 13. Info: Jon Walsh, 640-9428; www.artfullyspeaking.toastmastersclubs.org.
  • Women’s A.A. Step Study, every Mon., 6 p.m. Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 W. Baptist Rd. Info: 481-0431.
  • Yin Yoga Classes, every Mon., 6:30-7:45 p.m., Yoga Pathways Studio, 755 Hwy 105, West End Center, Suite A (3⁄4 mile west of Safeway). A slow yoga practice; all levels welcome. First class always free. Info: Deb Harano, 338-8467; DimensionsYoga@gmail.com.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Bingo, every Mon., 7:30 pm, 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.
  • 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). Daily guided tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost: $10 adults, $9 military/AAA, $8 seniors & students, $6 children 3-12, free to children under 3 & museum members. Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance Thrift Store, open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 755 Hwy 105, Suite N, in the West End Center. Seniors 62+ get a 20% discount on Wednesdays. Military & Teacher Appreciation Day, 20% off regular priced items on Saturdays. All proceeds support Tri-Lakes Senior Programs. To donate furniture, call 488-3495 for a pickup. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org.
  • Tri-Lakes YMCA Senior Coffee, every Tue., 9:30-11:30 a.m., 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Members and non-members are welcome. Socialize, have coffee and snacks in the front lobby. Free. Info: 630-2604, hbrandon@ppymca.org, www.ppymca.org.
  • Al-anon Meeting: Monument Serenity, every Tue., 7:30-8:30 p.m., Ascent Church (formerly the Tri-Lakes Chapel), 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. Info: Kay, 481-9258.
  • Peak Reader Children’s Literacy Program, every Tue. & Thu., 5:30-6:30 p.m., Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Free one-to-one tutoring for children reading below grade level. To enroll your child or volunteer as a tutor, visit www.childrensliteracycenter.org or call 471-8672.
  • Act II Thrift Shop, open Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds benefit Tri-Lakes area non-profits. Info: 487-3268, cara@mynothlandchurch.org, www.mynorthlandchurch.org/act-ii.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Peak Reader Children’s Literacy Program, every Tue. & Thu., 5:30-6:30 p.m., Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Free one-to-one tutoring for children reading below grade level. Meets every Tue. & Thu., 5:30 p.m. To enroll your child or volunteer as a tutor, visit www.childrensliteracycenter.org or call 471-8672.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Sat., Dec. 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.
  • Faithful Friends, Thu., Dec. 6, 7 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. A Ladies’ Dessert with an inspirational speaker each month. Meets 1st Thu. each month. Cost: $7. RSVP & Info: Sandi King, 719-237-3359.
  • El Paso County Hazardous Materials & Recycling Collection Facility, Sat., Dec. 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: 520-7878, http://adm.elpasoco.com/Environmental_Services/Solid_Waste_Management.
  • Palmer Lake Art Group, Sat., Dec. 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: 487-1329, www.palmerlakeartgroup.com.
  • Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, Sat., Dec. 8, 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, Mon., Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Ken Bates will teach area photographers about macro and close-up photography. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: 649-4241, www.pdphotographers.com.
  • Pikes Peak Music Teachers Association Meeting, Tue., Dec. 11, 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., Dec. 11, 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.
  • Black Forest AARP Potluck Lunch & Meeting, Wed., Dec. 12, noon, 12455 Black Forest Rd. Catered Christmas meal, reservations requested. Violin concert. All ages welcome. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. RSVP & Info: Stan, 596-6787, www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Wed., Dec. 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, 577-4448.
  • Senior Bingo, Thu., Dec. 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, 488-3037.
  • Bridge, Thu., Dec. 13, 1-4 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center located on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Walk-ins are welcome. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Reservation suggested: call Judy, 626-399-2733.
  • Tri-Lakes Chamber Monthly Education Series: Speed Networking, Thu., Dec. 13, 2:30-5 p.m., 166 Second St., Monument. Free. Be prepared to introduce yourself and your business, bring business cards and a name tag. Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 481-3282.
  • Ben Lomond Gun Club, Tri-Lakes Chapter, Thu., Dec. 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: 481-3364.
  • Silver Alliance Book Club, Fri., Dec. 14, 11 a.m., Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. All are welcome to join this new club. Coffee & snacks served. RSVP & Info: Sue, 330-0241.
  • La Leche League Meeting, Fri., Dec. 14, 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.
  • The Breakfast Club, Sat., Dec. 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. This active social group enjoys activities ranging from card games to white water rafting, international/domestic travel to bowling and golf. Meets 3rd Sat. each month. Info: 303-815-8428, www.TBC50plus.org.
  • Monument Hill Farmers Market Winter Indoor Market, Sat., Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Grace Best, 66 Jefferson St., Monument. Many new vendors plus all your old favorites. Meets every 3rd Sat. through April. Info: 592-9420. See ad on page 5.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Sat., Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-noon, Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St, Monument. Come for socializing, discussions on Parkinson’s-related issues including available support, and occasional speakers. Meets 3rd Sat. each month. Info: John Farley, 481-2364, robun2good@gmail.com; or Syble Krafft, 488-2669.
  • Amateur Radio WØTLM (Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association), No meeting in December. Normally meets the 3rd Mon., 6 p.m. social time, 7 p.m. meeting. All amateur radio operators or those interested in becoming amateur radio operators are welcome. Info: Joyce Witte, 661-9824, Joycewitte@gmail.com; www.W0TLM.com.
  • Outpouring: TLUMC Supporting our Community, Tue., Dec. 18, 7 p.m., back Barrel Room at 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., Dec. 19, 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., Dec. 19, 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., Dec. 19, 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! Now meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Nan, 466-1257, nananddon@hotmail.com.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7829, Wed., Dec. 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, Wed., Dec. 19, 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., Dec. 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: No meeting in December. Watch for Annual Potluck Dinner and Membership Meeting in January. Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Dec. 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, 577-4448.
  • Chess Nuts, No meeting Dec. 25. 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.
  • Senior Social, Wed., No meeting in December. Normally meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: http://aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Dec. 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, 577-4448.
  • Faithful Friends, Thu., Jan. 3, 7 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. A Ladies’ Dessert with an inspirational speaker each month. Meets 1st Thu. each month. Cost: $7. RSVP & Info: Sandi King, 719-237-3359.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA), Sat., Jan. 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

  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Club’s Annual North Pole at Tri-Lakes Arts and Crafts Fair, Sat., Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Grace Best Education Center, 66 Jefferson St., Monument. Browse hundreds of handcrafted items and Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church Cookie Walk. Miguel Dakota, America’s got Talent finalist, and live holiday music by D-38 students and local talent. Admission is free with nonperishable food items, toys, or cash donations for Tri-Lakes Cares. Proceeds fund Monument Hill Kiwanis community granting program. Info: Bob Nissen, 304-8705, bob@mifigroup.com, www.MHKiwanis.org.
  • Downtown Monument’s Small Town Christmas, Sat., Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Kids’ activities and crafts, hayrides, open houses, and more. Stop by to see Santa at La Casa Fiesta, 230 Front St. Monument; ride the hay ride through downtown Monument, stop to make a craft at Sew in Tune and come by the bookstore to meet two authors. Tree-lighting 5 p.m. at Limbach Park. Info: 481-2954.
  • Small Town Christmas at Covered Treasures Bookstore, Sat., Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. Three children’s authors will sign their books: Leah Gilbert will sign A Couch for Llama; Jeannie Mobley will sign her various titles, including Katerina’s Wish; Barb Tyner will sign Rhyaden. Refreshments will be served. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Santa Fe Trail Jewelry Darlene Armstrong Show, Sat., Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 106 2nd St., Unit A, Monument. Shop Small Town Christmas with one-of-a-kind jewelry that showcases the beauty and harmony of natural gemstones. Info: 481-0250. See ad on page 2.
  • Monument Tree Lighting, Sat., Dec. 1, 5 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St. Watch for more details. Please bring a canned food item for Tri-Lakes Cares or a new, unwrapped toy for Santa on Patrol. If you or your group would like to perform prior to the Tree Lighting at 5 p.m., phone Madeline, 884-8013.
  • D-38 LPHS Connection & Conversation: Social & Emotional Wellness of our Youth, Tue., Dec. 4, 6-7:30 p.m., Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. All D-38 parents, middle school, & high school students are invited to explore mental health challenges of today’s youth. Info: info@lewispalmer.org.
  • Christmas Crèche Exhibit and Outdoor Live Nativity, Tue.-Wed., Dec. 4-5, 2-8 p.m., live nativity both nights at 6 and 7 p.m., 8710 Lexington Dr, Colo. Springs. Free admission, 700+ crèches. If you would like to display your crèche, email Julee Whaley, kwhaleyj@gmail.com. Info: www.coloradospringscreche.org.
  • D-38 Deliberates: Community Engagement Opportunity, Wed., Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., Lewis-Palmer Administration Building, 146 N. Jefferson St., Monument. The Tri-Lakes community is invited to attend this important conversation regarding Preschool: Centralized vs. Site-Based Locations. To assure a seat at a table, RSVP by Dec. 3 to info@lewispalmer.org. See ad on page 9.
  • Phil Keaggy Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri.-Sat., Dec. 7-8, 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Advent Retreat: A Pilgrimage through the Advent Scriptures, Sat., Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane, Colo. Springs. Explore how Advent readings affect your life and your on-going spiritual journey. All faith traditions are welcome. Cost: $45. RSVP & Info: 633-0655 Ext 132, registrations@benethillmonastery.org, http://www.benethillmonastery.org.
  • Holiday Book Signings at Covered Treasures Bookstore, Sat., Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. Susan Mathis will sign her two titles, The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy and Christmas Charity. Michelle Cummings will sign The Reel Sisters. Refreshments will be served. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Annual Tri-Lakes Community Handbell Christmas Concert, Sat., Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St., Monument. Come and enjoy an evening of special Christmas music, including handbells/chimes, organ, brass ensemble, recorder ensemble, and local vocal musicians. Free; a free-will offering will be accepted. Info: Betty Jenik, 488-3853. See ad on page 5.
  • A Time To Dance presents An American Nutcracker, Sun., Dec. 9, 2 p.m., Palmer Ridge High School, 19255 Monument Hill Rd., Monument. Five dreams inspired by historical doll stories, set to the music of Tchaikovsky. Buy tickets at www.tututix.com at an early bird rate. Info: Jeri, 232-5313.
  • The Church at Woodmoor: Chancel Choir Cantata, Sun., Dec. 9, 10 a.m., 18125 Furrow Rd., Monument. Info: 488-3200, www.thechurchatwoodmoor.com. For more holiday events, see ad on page 10.
  • Chamber Member Orientation, Tue., Dec. 10, noon-1:30 p.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 166 Second St., Monument. Come learn about your local chamber of commerce. Open to the public. Lunch provided. Please RSVP at www.trilakeschamber.com/chamber-orientation.html. Info: 481-3282.
  • The Church at Woodmoor: A Christmas Gathering, dinner and program, Mon., Dec. 10, 5 p.m. Dinner and the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale at Woodmoor Country Club (by reservation), 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. RSVP & Info: 488-3200, www.thechurchatwoodmoor.com. For more holiday events, see ad on page 10.
  • Palmer Lake Yule Log Pot Luck Dinner, Tue., Dec. 11, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Circle. Please bring a potluck dish to share and place settings for your family. Info: 481-2953.
  • Grand Opening Celebration at Jackson Creek Senior Living, Wed., Dec. 12, 3-6:30 p.m., 16601 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Meet the team and learn more about the community, amenities, and wellness programs, take a tour, and enjoy some holiday cheer, appetizers, and entertainment. RSVP & Info: 259-0448, www.JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com. See ad on page 18.
  • Dakota Blonde Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Dec. 14, 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society Holiday Show/Singalong Potluck with the Rifters, Fri., Dec. 14, 7-10 p.m. Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. at Shoup Road. Last names A-Q, please bring appetizers; R-Z, please bring desserts. Cost: $10 general, $5 BRAS members, $5 nonmember students with ID. Info: Joe Maio, 528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • St. Peter Catholic Church: The Love of Christmas Concert, Fri., Dec. 14, 7 p.m., 55 Jefferson, Monument. All are welcome for an evening of holiday music. The concert is free, however, a free-will offering will be collected to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares. Info: www.Petertherock.org. See ad on page 2.
  • Tri-Lakes Music Association Annual Christmas Concert, Fri.-Sat., Dec. 14-15, 7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 16, 2 p.m., Palmer Ridge High School, 19255 Monument Hill Rd., Monument. Christmas favorites for choir and orchestra. Free; donations will be accepted to support Tri-Lakes Cares and student scholarships. Info: trilakesmusic@gmail.com, www.trilakesmusic.org.
  • Gallery 132 Ice Carving Demonstration, Sat., Dec. 15, noon, 251 Front St., Monument. Make your own gifts or shop locally made items at this local artisan cooperative. Info: www.gallery132.com. See ad on page 5.
  • Calhan Country Christmas Holiday Light Display Competition & Bull Riding, Sat., Dec. 15, 6-10 p.m., El Paso County Fair & Events Center 366 10th St., Calhan. Free, except for bull riding. Hay rides, live music plus carolers, Parade of Lights, Santa, and more. Sponsored by Mountain View Electric Association. Info: (719) 520-7882.
  • Annual Palmer Lake Yule Log Hunt, Sun., Dec. 16, 1 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Trek up the mountain in search of the Yule Log. Hunt participants should arrive 11 a.m.-noon. The winner will ride the Yule Log back to town and get the first cup of wassail. Non-hunters can stay warm indoors with carols and stories. Info: 481-2953.
  • Holiday Dance Party at Jackson Creek Senior Living Community, Thu., Dec. 20, 4-6 p.m., 16601 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. In partnership with Tri-Lakes Senior Center. Holiday music by singer and pianist Skip Moore. Appetizers and drinks will be served. Free. RSVP & Info: 259-1331.
  • Monument’s Santa on Patrol, Sat., Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Monument Police Department, Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District, and the Palmer Lake Police Department will team up to deliver toys and good cheer to many children in the Tri-Lakes area. Info: 481-3253.
  • Wescott Fire Department Santa Patrol, Sat., Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet Santa on his fire truck with the Wescott firefighters. See the schedule map at www.wescottfire.org. Info: 488-8680.
  • The Church at Woodmoor: Christmas Eve Services, Mon., Dec. 24, 3 p.m. (children/family), 5 p.m. (traditional candlelight), 18125 Furrow Rd., Monument. Info: 488-3200, www.thechurchatwoodmoor.com. See ad on page 10.
  • Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church Christmas Eve Services, Mon., Dec. 24, 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. & 9 p.m., 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. Info: 488-1365, www.tlumc.org. See ad on page 8.
  • St. Matthias Episcopal Church Christmas Eve Services, Mon., Dec. 24, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. 18320 Furrow Rd. (1/2 mi. N of 105). Traditional music and Holy Eucharist. Info: 426-9809, www.saint-matthias.org. See ad on page 5.
  • County’s Annual TreeCycle, Sat.-Sun., Dec. 29-30; Jan. 5-6, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Baptist Road trailhead, Baptist Road & Old Denver Hwy. Recycle your Christmas tree. Trees are ground into mulch that is given away free. Remove all decorations from your tree before dropping it off. Bring your own tools and containers for mulch. Cost: $5, benefits community youth sports programs. Info: 520-7878, www.TreeCycleCOS.org.
  • Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery: Taizé Prayer for Peace, Sat., Dec. 31, 7-8 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane, Colo. Springs. A few words sung over and over again reinforce the meditative quality of prayer. All faith traditions are welcome. Cost: $45. RSVP & Info: 633-0655 Ext 132, registrations@benethillmonastery.org, www.benethillmonastery.org. See ad on page 12.
  • New Parent Night at Monument Academy, Tue., Jan. 15, 6-7 p.m., 1150 Village Ridge Pt., Monument. Info: 481-1950, www.monumentacademy.net. See ad on page 11.
  • Rocky Mountain Music Alliance Concert: Music of Light & Darkness, Sat., Jan. 19, 7 p.m., The Church at Woodmoor, 18125 Furrow Rd., Monument. Pianist Dr. Zahari Metchkov will perform works of Liszt and Messiaen. Tickets: adults $12 online at www.rmmaonline.org or $15 at the door. Students with ID, and children 12 and under are free. Info: Coleen Abeyta, 630-8165, Coleen.Abeyta@gmail.com, www.rmmaconcerts.org.
  • 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 P.O. Box 1742, Monument, Colorado 80132.

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