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

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

Upcoming Events  - Our Community Calendar is subdivided into

Governmental Bodies
Local Library Events
Weekly and Monthly Events
Special Events

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

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

Governmental Bodies

  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Mon., Oct. 8, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Now meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: 488-2525, www.woodmoorwater.com.
  • Town of Monument Trustee Candidate Forum, Mon., Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meet the Board of Trustees candidates. Info: Terri, 481-3282; Terri@TriLakesChamber.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Oct. 9, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks, 481-4053.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Oct. 9, 5 p.m., Fairfield Inn (Mt. Herman Conference Room), 15275 Struthers Rd., Monument. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: 488-6868, https://triviewmetro.com.
  • D-38 Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) Meeting, Tue., Oct. 9, 7-8:30 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meets 2nd Tue. each month, location varies. Info: 488-4700, www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Oct. 10, 9 a.m., 120 Middle Glenway. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2732. www.plsd.org.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., Oct. 11, 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., Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Wescott Fire Safety Open House, Sat., Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meet the firefighters, tour the station, see fire safety demos. Info: 488-8680, or www.wescottfire.org.
  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board Meeting, Mon., Oct. 15, 6 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meets 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 488-4700, www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Oct. 15, 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.
  • Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. This month the volunteer pension board will meet at 6:30 p.m., and the regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 488-8680.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Oct. 17, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-4886.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Oct. 17, 6 p.m., Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-0711.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m., 15850 Holbein Dr. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-3603, www.donalawater.org.
  • Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Wed., Oct. 24, 6 p.m., Monument Sanitation District board room, 130 Second St. Meets 4th Wed. each month, Info: 488-2110, www.fvawd.com.
  • D-38 Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), Wed., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Info: 433-5672, MNay@lewispalmer.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., TLMFPD Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: Jennifer Martin, 484-0911, www.tlmfire.org.
  • Woodmoor Improvement Association Board Meeting, Wed., Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: 488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.
  • Palmer Lake Town Council Work Session, Thu., Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.

Local Library Events

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

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

Weekly and Monthly Events

  • Monument Hill Farmers Market, Sat., Oct. 6 & 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., in front of the D-38 Administration Building, 2nd and Jefferson St., Downtown Monument. Park behind the administration building or in the Catholic Church parking lot. Playground for the kids. Many new vendors plus all your old favorites! Indoor market begins Nov. 17. Info: 592-9420. See ad on page 5.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Club Breakfast Meeting, every Sat., 8 a.m., D-38 Administration Building, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Guests are welcome to the weekly meetings that feature speakers on a variety of topics and a free buffet breakfast. Join the 140+ men and women of the Tri-Lakes area who work together on projects to support our community. Info: Bob Hayes, 481-9693, www.monumenthillkiwanis.org. See ad on page 11.
  • 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, with art class afterward, every Sat.-Sun., 3-5 p.m. For watercolor art for fun and good health, join Janet Sellers and get free local scene coloring pages while she demos at local cultural, coffee, and food spots. RSVP & Info: janetsellers10@gmail.com, 357-7454.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Farmers’ Market at Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), every Mon. & Wed., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Adult Literacy Class, every Mon. & Wed., 6-7:30 p.m., D-38 Admin. Building, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Open to the public. Info: 488-4700.
  • 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. beginning Sep. 6, 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. See ad on page 5.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Sat., Oct. 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.
  • 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.
  • El Paso County Hazardous Materials & Recycling Collection Facility, Sat., Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3255 Akers Dr., Colorado Springs. Open the 2nd Sat. each month as well as Mon.-Thu., 7 a.m.-5 p.m., accepts porcelain fixtures, common recyclable items, household hazardous waste, various electronics, and TVs up to 19-inch diagonal. Accepts household documents for shredding, up to two legal paper-sized boxes. 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., Oct. 13, 9 a.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. A variety of art programs are offered after the social gathering and business meeting. Guests welcome. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: 487-1329, www.palmerlakeartgroup.com.
  • Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, Sat., Oct. 13, 9:45-11:30 a.m., The First National Bank of Monument, 581 Hwy 105. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: Gail, 481-3711.
  • Random Acts of Kindness, Sat., Oct. 13, 1-4 p.m., location and activity varies each month. Join other community members to collect food or toy donations, rake leaves, shovel snow, or whatever the need is. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: Melinda Reichal, 719-313-0688, mreichal@aol.com.
  • Palmer Divide Photographers Group, Mon., Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Award-winning photographer Dave Soldano will help you plan and execute great landscape shots. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: www.pdphotographers.com.
  • Pikes Peak Music Teachers Association Meeting, Tue., Oct. 9, 9 a.m., Graner Music, 4460 Barnes Rd., Colo. Springs. Music teachers and students, meet for coffee, a meeting, and program presentation. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Susan Marten, 231-9272, www.ppmta.org.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Oct. 9, 5-9 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center. Any age, any skill. Learners welcome. Drop in and leave when you want. Bring your own board and pieces if you have them. Meets 2nd & 4th Tue. each month. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org/chess.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Speakers’ Bureau Lecture: Ben Elick and Steven Veatch, Tue., Oct. 9, doors open 6 p.m., lecture 7-8 p.m.; 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Photo pairs, pairing historical images with recent photos, show the natural and historical changes of the Pikes Peak region through time. Cost: $5, members free. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, rsvp@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Black Forest AARP Potluck Lunch & Meeting, Wed., Oct. 10, noon, 12455 Black Forest Rd. Annual awards, 47th anniversary, PACE Rocky Mountain Health Care Services presentation. All ages welcome. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: Stan, 596-6787, www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Wed., Oct. 10, Silver Alliance Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines your feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $30 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed. and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • Senior Bingo, Thu., Oct. 11, Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, after the senior lunch. Come for lunch at noon, then stay and play. Free! Prizes! Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: Maggie Nealon, 488-3037.
  • Bridge, Thu., Oct. 11, 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.
  • Legacy Sertoma Dinner Meeting, Thu., Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m., Monument Hill Country Club, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. New members and visitors welcome. Meets 2nd & 4th Thu. each month. Info: Ed Kinney, 481-2750.
  • Lomond Gun Club, Tri-Lakes Chapter, Thu., Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Tri-Lakes Fire Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105 west of Monument near the bowling alley. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-3364.
  • Faithful Friends, Thu., Oct. 11, 7 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. A Ladies’ Dessert with an inspirational speaker each month. Cost: $7. RSVP & Info: Sandi King, 719-237-3359.
  • Silver Alliance Book Club, Fri., Oct. 12, 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., Oct. 12, noon-1 p.m., Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Mothers, babies, and mothers-to-be are all invited. Meets 2nd Fri. each month. Info: Kelley, 440-2477, kdghorashi@gmail.com.
  • Amateur Radio WØTLM (Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association), Mon., Oct. 15, 6 p.m. social time, 7 p.m. meeting. All amateur radio operators or those interested in becoming amateur radio operators are welcome. Meets 3rd Mon. Info: Joyce Witte, 661-9824, Joycewitte@gmail.com; www.W0TLM.com.
  • Outpouring: TLUMC Supporting our Community, Tue., Oct. 16, 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., Oct. 17, 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., Oct. 17, 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., Oct. 17, 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., Oct. 17, 7 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. New members welcome. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Post Commander Joe Carlson, 405-326-2588, jcarlson@vfw7829.org, www.vfw7829.org.
  • VFW Auxiliary to Post 7829, Wed., Oct. 17, 7 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. New members welcome. If you are a male or female relative of a veteran who served on foreign soil during war or other military action, you may be eligible. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Kathy Carlson, 488-1902, carlsonmkc@aol.com.
  • Senior Tea, Thu., Oct. 18, 12-1:30 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center at Lewis-Palmer High School (across from the YMCA). Come early to socialize. Volunteers needed. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Reservations required: contact Sue, 464-6873, sue@monumentalfitness.com.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society: Above & Beyond, A Hero’s Story, Thu., Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Jim Sawatzki and Bob McLaughlin present a video and talk on Medal of Honor recipient and Palmer Lake resident William J. "Bill" Crawford. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Oct. 19, Silver Alliance Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $35 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed., 3rd and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • The Breakfast Club, Sat., Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m., The Ridge at Castle Pines North (Ridge Grill and Bar), 1414 Castle Pines Pkwy. Single people 50+ meet new friends and have fun. 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.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-noon, Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St, Monument. Come for socializing, discussions on Parkinson’s-related issues including available support, and occasional speakers. Meets 3rd Sat. each month. Info: John Farley, 481-2364, robun2good@gmail.com; or Syble Krafft, 488-2669.
  • Monument Essential Tremor Support Group, Sat., Oct. 20, 1-3 p.m. Movement disorder support group. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Meets quarterly. Info: Margaret: lumargaret@aol.com.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Oct. 23, 5-9 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center, across the street from the YMCA. Any age, any skill. Learners welcome. Drop in and leave when you want. Bring your own board and pieces if you have them. Meets 2nd & 4th Tue. each month. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org/chess.
  • Senior Social, Wed., Oct. 24, 1-4 p.m., Fellowship Hall of the Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Oct. 27, Silver Alliance Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $35 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed., 3rd and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • Historic Downtown Monument Safe Trick or Treat, Wed., Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m. Celebrate with your young children and downtown merchants. Local police will watch for the kids’ safety. Info: 481-2954.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA), Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-noon, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Lively discussions about art topics, general studies on creativity. Meets 1st Sat. each month. Info: 481-0475, info@trilakesarts.org, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Lupus Support Group. If you suffer with an autoimmune disease and want to connect with others, you are welcome to join this group. Info: dmbandle@hotmail.com.
  • Myasthenia Gravis Association of Colorado Support Group. Location varies. Info: Carolyn, 488-3620, www.4-mga.org, 303-360-7080, 4mga@4-mga.org.

Special Events

  • Beacon Estate Sale, Thu.-Sat., Oct. 4-6, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 19065 Greenbrier, Monument. Info: See ad on page 4.
  • Palmer Lake Art Group’s 45th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Fri.-Sat., Oct. 5-6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Free admission. Shop original fine arts and hand-crafted items. Proceeds fund art scholarships for D-38 high school seniors. Info: evelina_st@yahoo.com, www.palmerlakeartgroup.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Pumpkin Patch, Fri.-Wed., Oct. 5-31, 16611 Edwards Rd., Monument. Best for ages 3-8. Activities include Imagination Story Trail, scavenger hunt, hay rides, corn maze, and much more. Benefits local charities. Info: Cathy, 800-1244; info@TriLakesPumpkinPatch.com, www.trilakespumpkinpatch.com. See ad on page 10.
  • National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Fox Run Regional Park, Sat., Oct. 6, 9 a.m. Free. All ages welcome from tots on stride bikes to teens. Riders need a working bike and helmet to participate. Sponsored by Café Velo Bike Shop. Pre-registration required. RSVP & Info: Theresa, 520-6977.
  • D-38 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reception, Sat., Oct. 6, 2 p.m., Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. Come honor community volunteer Benny Nasser and former teachers/coaches Tony Ramunno and Reid Wiecks. Info: 488-4700, www.lewispalmer.org. See ad on page 9.
  • Bethesda Gardens Fall Harvest Fest, Sat., Oct. 6, 2-4 p.m., 55 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. The entire community is welcome to this free family-friendly event with face painter, balloon artist, crafts, games, tasty treats, and more! Info: 719-247-4400, www.bethesdagardensmonument.com.
  • Miners’ Pumpkin Patch at Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), Sat.-Sun., every weekend in October, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Hayrides, gem panning, corn hole, tether ball, apple cider press, and much more. Cost: $10/person, kids age 3 and under free, one pumpkin with each admission. Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.minerspumpkinpatch.com, www.wmmi.org. See ad on page 16.
  • Miners’ Harvest Festival at Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), Sat.-Sun., Oct. 6-7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Celebrate fall with a pumpkin patch, hay rides, food trucks, vendors, spooky stores, and more. Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org. See ad on page 16.
  • Palmer Lake .5K Run, Sun., Oct. 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Welcome to Palmer Lake sign, north end of town. A fun race that everyone can finish! A fundraiser for Awake Palmer Lake. Prizes for "The Best Dressed" on race day! 1st, $500 cash; 2nd, $350 skating package from Monument Ice Rinks; 3rd, $150 in gift certificates to local Palmer Lake restaurants. Registration & Info: https://runsignup.com/Race/CO/PalmerLake/PalmerLakePoint5k.
  • Art Show & Fair, Sun., Oct. 7, 2-6 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Meet local artists, shop for unique items. Light snacks, desserts, and drinks provided. Booth games and fun prizes. Cost: $10/$15 couple. All proceeds benefit local seniors. Info: Sue Walker, 330-0241. See ad on page 4.
  • Town of Monument Trustee Candidate Forum, Mon., Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meet the Board of Trustees candidates. Info: Terri, 481-3282; Terri@TriLakesChamber.com.
  • Kiwanis 2018 Empty Bowls Dinner & Silent Auction, Wed., Oct. 10, 5-7:30 p.m., Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd, Monument. This popular event is a major fundraiser for Tri-Lakes Cares. Please bring a non-perishable food item for Tri-Lakes Cares Food Pantry. Ticket purchase includes dinner of soup, bread, drink, dessert, and a handmade bowl donated by local artists. Cost: $20, at door $25, one child under 12 free with each adult ticket purchased. Buy tickets at the door, online, or at local businesses. Info: Dave Wittman, 925-683-8291, EmptyBowlsMHK@gmail.com, www.monumenthillkiwanis.org. See ad on page 6.
  • Public Forum on Ballot Measures, Thu., Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m., D-38 administration building, 146 N. Jefferson St., Monument. Learn about the bond and mill levy override ballot measures on the Nov. 6 ballot. Info: 488-4700, www.lewispalmer.org. See related D-38 articles on pages 1-3.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society: Beppe Gambetta, Fri., Oct. 12, 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15. Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. at Shoup Road. Cost: $10 general, $5 BRAS members, $5 non-member students with ID. Info: Joe Maio, 528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • Southwinds Fine Art Gallery and Fox Run Studio present the 2018 Spirit Tree Tour, Fri., Oct. 12, 5-8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 16575 Rollercoaster Rd. at Baptist Road. Artists including John W. Anderson, Deb Bartos, Terri Sanchez, and Janet Sellers honor the Colorado culturally modified trees in art via artist talks and exhibits. Cultural activities: yoga, Spirit Tree walk (Anderson), introducing NASTAP (Native American Sacred Trees and Places Association), barbecue, art, studio and studio class demos, pre-holidays gift show. Info: 481-6157, www.SouthwindsFineArt.com.
  • Human Trafficking Symposium, Sat., Oct. 13, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave., Colo. Springs. Free: speakers, vendors, exhibits, coffee & snacks. Register at www.eventbrite.com. Info: www.ht-colorado.org.
  • Ham Radio Tech Day, Sat., Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Black Forest Fire Station #1, 11445 Teachout Rd. Tri-Lakes Monument Amateur Radio Association (W0TLM) offers free ham radio educational presentations throughout the day. Info: w0tlm.com.
  • Clean Sweep, a county household hazardous waste disposal event, Sat., Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 3255 Akers Dr., Colorado Springs The event is free and open to residents of El Paso and Teller counties, but you must make an appointment. Register at www.fallcleansweep2016.eventbrite.com. Info: 520-7878.
  • Jackson Creek Senior Living: Understanding Dementia, Sat., Oct. 13, 10-11:30 a.m., free breakfast buffet at The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. RSVP & Info: 259-0448, www.JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com. See ad on page 18.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI Basics, Sat., Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Central Colo. Springs. This free six-week course is for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents showing signs of mental illness. Meets once weekly. Registration is required: 473-8477 or info@namicos.org. Info: www.namicoloradosprings.org.
  • Wescott Fire Safety Open House, Sat., Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meet the firefighters, tour the station, see fire safety demos. Info: 488-8680, or www.wescottfire.org.
  • Addiction Rehab Center Community Meeting, Sat., Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Repeats Oct. 16. Info & Petition: www.takeactionelpasocounty.com. See ad on page 10.
  • Tri-Lakes First Responder and Family Appreciation BBQ, Sat., Oct. 13, noon-4 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 Baptist Rd., Monument. Meet and greet local first responders and share some good Bar-B-Q and pot-luck. Donate on-line, www.gofundme.com/first-responders-appreciation-bbq. Info: Gordon, 648-0241.
  • Addiction Rehab Center Community Meeting, Tue., Oct. 16, 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 6 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Info & Petition: www.takeactionelpasocounty.com. See ad on page 10.
  • Northside Chat with Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO), Tue., Oct. 16 and Oct. 23, 5:30-7 p.m., Amanda’s Cantina, 8050 N. Academy Blvd., Colo. Springs. Talk with local government officials. Free chips & salsa. Info: www.facebook.com/CONO719/.
  • Tri-Lakes Free Business Expo, Thu., Oct. 18, 4-7 p.m., Tri-Lakes Y, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Vendor registration & Info: www.trilakeschamber.com/business-expo.html. See ad on page 6.
  • Bruce Carroll Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Thu., Oct. 18, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Family Cornhole Tournament, Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Black Forest Regional Park. A family-focused event, good for all ages. Bring a picnic and enjoy the day at Black Forest Regional Park. All proceeds go to Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers. Youth Division: 12 years old and under: $10 per team; Teen Division: 13 to 16 years old: $15 per team; Adult Division: 17 to 117 years old: $20 per team; $2 discount for Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers, and military families and veterans with ID. RSVP & Info: 520-6977.
  • Jackson Creek Senior Living: Getting to Know Jackson Creek, Tue., Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., YMCA Community Room, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Find out about the 137-apartment retirement community opening this fall. Light lunch provided. RSVP & Info: 259-0448, www.JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com. See ad on page 18.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Free Mental Health First Aid Training, Fri., Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Citizens Service Center, Third Floor Nautilus Room, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Colo. Springs. This eight-hour course helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Class size is limited and registration is required. Register online at www.mhfaco.org/find-a-class. Info: 473-8477 or info@namicos.org.
  • Trunk or Treat at St. Peter Catholic School, Fri., Oct. 26, 5-7 p.m., 124 First St., Monument. All are welcome. Food trucks, 5-7 p.m.; free trunk or treating, 6-7 p.m. Info: 481-1855, www.petertherockschool.org. See ad on page 2.
  • Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery: Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute, Fri., Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane, Colo. Springs. Free. Special preview film from the festival. RSVP & Info: 633-0655 Ext 132, registrations@benethillmonastery.org, www.benethillmonastery.org. See ad on page 12.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society: hONEyhoUSe, Fri., Oct. 26, 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15. Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. at Shoup Road. Cost: $10 general, $5 BRAS members, $5 non-member students with ID. Info: Joe Maio, 528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • Creepy Crawl 5 K & Free 1-mile Kids’ Monster Dash, Sat., Oct. 27, 5K begins 9:30 a.m., 1-mile free kids run begins 10:30 a.m., Santa Fe Trail, 104 Oakdale Dr., Palmer Lake. Put on your costumes and join this Halloween tradition with the YMCA. Registration & Info: www.ppymca.org/raceseries.
  • Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery: Parish House Baroque, Sun., Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane, Colo. Springs. Experience period instruments and music from a long ago time and place. RSVP & Info: 633-0655, Ext 132, registrations@benethillmonastery.org, www.benethillmonastery.org. See ad on page 12.
  • Free Flu Shots at Tri-Lakes Cares, Mon., Oct. 29, noon-2 p.m., 235 N. Jefferson St., Monument. For adults and children over 4 years of age who are uninsured/underinsured, or without vaccine coverage. Vaccine is limited and will be available for as long as supply lasts. Sponsored by Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Walgreens, and Tri-Lakes Cares. Call United Way 211 for schedule updates and locations. Info: www.tri-lakescares.org.
  • Historic Downtown Monument Safe Trick or Treat, Wed., Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m. Celebrate with your young children and downtown merchants. Local police will watch for the kids’ safety.
  • Fuel Church Family Fall Festival, Wed., Oct. 31, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. Free games, prizes, treats, face painting, and more. Info: info@fuel.org, www.fuelchurch.org. See ad on page 6.
  • Downtown Monument Holiday Open House, Fri.-Sat., Nov. 2-3. Begin your holiday shopping in Historic Downtown Monument! HMMA members will welcome you with decorations, refreshments, and special savings. Some businesses will also be open Sunday; check with individual stores for hours.

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