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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., Jun. 4, 10:30 a.m., 6385 Corporate Dr., Suite 200, Colo. Springs. Meets 1st Mon. each month. Info: 327-5810.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Jun. 4, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Jun. 5, 9 a.m., 2880 International Circle (off Union Blvd & Printers Pkwy). Meets 1st & 3rd Tue. (if required) each month. Info: 520-6300, http://adm2.elpasoco.com/planning/agendas/pc/pc-agn.asp.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Jun. 12, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks, 481-4053.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Jun. 12, 5 p.m., Fairfield Inn (Mt. Herman Conference Room), 15275 Struthers Rd., Monument. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: 488-6868, https://triviewmetro.com.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jun. 13, 9 a.m., 120 Middle Glenway. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2732. www.plsd.org.
  • Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Jun. 14, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Mon., Jun. 18, 2 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Normally meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 488-2525, www.woodmoorwater.com.
  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board Meeting, Mon., Jun. 18, 6 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meets 3rd Mon. during the summer. Info: 488-4700, www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Jun. 18, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Jun. 19, 9 a.m., 2880 International Circle (off Union Blvd & Printers Pkwy). Meets 1st & 3rd Tue. (if required) each month. Info: 520-6300, http://adm2.elpasoco.com/planning/agendas/pc/pc-agn.asp.
  • Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Jun. 19, 7 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Normally meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 488-8680.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jun. 20, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-4886.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jun. 20, 6 p.m., Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-0711.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., Jun. 21, 6 p.m., school library, 1150 Village Ridge Point, Monument. Normally meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-1950, www.monumentacademy.net/school-board.
  • Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Wed., Jun. 27, 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., Jun. 27, 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., Jun. 27, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: 488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Jun. 28, 1:30 p.m., 15850 Holbein Dr. Normally meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-3603, www.donalawater.org.
  • Forest Lakes & Pinon Pines Metropolitan Districts Board Meeting, Mon., Jul. 2, 10:30 a.m., 6385 Corporate Dr., Suite 200, Colo. Springs. Meets 1st Mon. each month. Info: 327-5810.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Jul. 2, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Jul. 3, 9 a.m., 2880 International Circle (off Union Blvd & Printers Pkwy). Meets 1st & 3rd Tue. (if required) each month. Info: 520-6300, http://adm2.elpasoco.com/planning/agendas/pc/pc-agn.asp.

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, every Sat., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., In front of the D-38 Administration Building at 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! Info: 592-9420.
  • 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 6.
  • 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., 9-10:30 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.
  • 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.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Sat., Jun. 2, 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 Chamber Monthly Education Series: Today’s Multi-Generational Workforce, Wed., Jun. 6, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 166 Second St., Monument. Understand what motivates and engages each generation and how we can leverage those differences. Free. Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 481-3282.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, Wed., Jun. 6, 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.
  • La Leche League Meeting, Fri., Jun. 8, 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., Jun. 9, 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 documents from private households 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., Jun. 9, 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., Jun. 9, 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., Jun. 9, 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., Jun. 11, 7 p.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. "Creating Your Brand" with Jeffrey Cloutier. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: www.pdphotographers.com.
  • Pikes Peak Music Teachers Association Meeting, Tue., Jun. 12, 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., Jun. 12, 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., Jun. 13, noon, Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. All ages welcome. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: Stan, 596-6787, or www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Wed., Jun. 13, 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., Jun. 14, 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., Jun. 14, 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., Jun. 14, 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.
  • Ben Lomond Gun Club, Tri-Lakes Chapter, Thu., Jun. 14, 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.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Jun. 15, 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: $35 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed., 3rd and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Sat., Jun. 16, 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), Mon., Jun. 18, 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.
  • Drummers! Mon., Jun. 18, 6:30-8 p.m., Limbaugh Park (next to the band shell on the grass). Free and open to all ages. Bring any kind of drum or other hand percussion instrument. Beginners welcome! Meets 3rd Mon. each month. Info: Nan, 466-1257, nananddon@hotmail.com.
  • Outpouring: TLUMC Supporting our Community, Tue., Jun. 19, 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., Jun. 20, 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., Jun. 20, 1-2 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center, Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Sue Walker, 464-6873.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7829, Wed., Jun. 20, 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., Jun. 20, 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., Jun. 21, 12-1:30 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center at Lewis-Palmer High School (across from the YMCA). Come early to socialize. Volunteers needed. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Reservations required: contact Sue, 464-6873, sue@monumentalfitness.com.
  • Art Hop is back! Thu., Jun. 21, 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.
  • Art Hop at Covered Treasures Bookstore, Thu., Jun. 21, 5-8 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. Dorothy Yoder will sign Undeserved Consequences, and Scott Graham will sign his National Park Mystery series including his newest title, Yosemite Fall. Refreshments served. Free, open to all. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society: Otto Kuhler: Colorado’s Renaissance Man, Thu., Jun. 21, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Presenters Mike and Sigi Walker. This program is free and open to all, refreshments served. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Jun. 26, 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., Jun. 27, 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., Jun. 29, 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., Jul. 7, 10 a.m.-noon, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Lively discussions about art topics, general studies on creativity. Meets 1st Sat. each month. Info: 481-0475, info@trilakesarts.org, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • 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

  • Color Splash, Annual Fine Art Exhibit Opening Reception, Fri., Jun. 1, 6-8 p.m., Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Celebrate the Palmer Lake Art Group’s show opening with live music, great food, and fine art. The show runs through Jun. 22. Proceeds benefit art scholarships for District 38 high school seniors. Info: 481-0475, www.palmerlakeartgroup.com.
  • Palmer Lake Half Marathon/10K, Sat., Jun. 2, 7:30 a.m., 199 County Line Rd., Palmer Lake. Starts and finishes at the Palmer Lake Recreational Area. Register on line: https://raceroster.com/events/2018/14495/palmer-lake-half-marathon-10k.
  • Kids Fishing Derby, Sat., Jun. 2, 8-11:30 a.m., Palmer Lake. For elementary and middle school-age kids; must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own fishing gear if you have it. Colorado Parks & Wildlife will loan out a limited number of rods and reels; first come, first served. Presented by Tri-Lakes Lions Club. Admission: a non-perishable food item for Tri-Lakes Cares. Colorado anglers of all ages can fish without a license on June 2, Tournament registration will be on the East side of the lake next to bathrooms and park pavilion. Info: Jim Hazuka, 351-3959.
  • Hooked on Palmer Lake, Sat., Jun. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in the gazebo at Palmer Lake. A fundraiser put on by the Palmer Lake Fireworks Committee, Music by Ashtonz. Info: palmerlakefireworks@gmail.com.
  • Fight Fraud--Shred Instead! Free AARP ElderWatch community shredding event, Sat., Jun. 2, 9 a.m.-noon, Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. Enter from Black Forest Road. 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: Ray, 495-6767; or Stan, 596-6787.
  • St. Matthias Episcopal Church Vacation Bible School, Mon.-Fri., Jun. 4-8, 5:30 p.m.–8 p.m., 18320 Furrow Rd. (0.5 mi. N of 105). Your children are welcome! RSVP & Info: 426-9809. See ad on page 5.
  • Concerts in the Park, every Wed. (except Jul. 4), Jun. 6-Aug. 1, 7-9 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. Music, food, and fun for the family. Bring chairs, blankets. Info: www.trilakeschamber.com and click on ‘Events.’
  • Summer Concert Series at Forest Lakes: WireWood Station, Fri., Jun. 8, 6-9 p.m., Pavilion at Waterfront Park on Forest Lake Drive., Monument. Free concerts 2nd and 4th Fri., Jun.-Aug. Three food trucks scheduled. Bring chairs, blankets. No pets. Info: www.forestlakescolorado.com/events.html.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society: Jim Hurst, Fri., Jun. 8, 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.
  • Promontory Pointe’s Community Garage Sale, Fri.-Sun., Jun. 8-10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Gleneagle and Baptist Road, Monument, Info: 389-0700, communitycare@ehammersmith.com.
  • Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby Race, Sun., Jun. 10, 8 a.m., Costilla Street between El Paso and Wahsatch. (Practice day Jun. 3, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.) The public is invited to the "World’s greatest amateur racing event" where kids race their hand-made cars, competing for trophies and a chance to compete at the International Soap Box Derby in July. Food service and parking available. Info: Glenn Scott, development director, 488-8808, kayglen@comcast.net, www.ppsbd.com.
  • Harps and Handbells Charity Concert at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Sun., Jun. 10, 3 p.m., 18320 Furrow Rd., Monument. Free; donations accepted for RAD, a teen program at YMCA. Info: 426-9809. See ad on page 10.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Speakers’ Bureau Lecture, Tue., Jun. 12, doors open 6 p.m., lecture 7-8 p.m.; 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Daniel Kile presents Introduction to Ore Microscopy. Cost: $5, members free. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, rsvp@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Member Orientation and Training, Wed., Jun. 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 166 Second St., Monument. Free. Lunch included. Registration required. RSVP & Info: 481-3282, www.trilakeschamber.com.
  • Value-Up 1st Annual Golf Tournament Suicide Prevention Fundraiser, Fri., Jun. 15, registration 7 a.m., shotgun start 8 a.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor,18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. $110 per player/$400 per foursome (includes cart, gift bag, enchilada plate & beverage items). Silent auction, raffle, putting contest, longest drive. Value-Up, a local non-profit organization, partners with local school districts to help them build a healthy school climate. Proceeds from this event stay local and help provide resources to teens in our community. To become a sponsor or to donate prizes and raffle items, contact Mike or Rachel Donahue, 402-926-9394, info@value-up.org. Register online at https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/value-up-suicide-prevention-golf-tournament.
  • Monument’s Free Movie Night: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Fri., Jun. 15, 7 p.m. activities begin, movie begins at dark, Monument Marketplace Clock Tower (between WalMart & Home Depot), Jackson Creek. Bring chairs & blankets, no pets please. Info: 884-8013, www.TownofMonument.org.
  • Pam Tillis Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Jun. 15, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Run to the Ascent 5k for Schools, Sat., Jun. 16, 8 a.m.-noon, arrive by 7:30 a.m. for parking (streets will close prior to the race), Ascent Church, 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. Kids fun run and obstacle course and competitve 5K. Live music, food trucks, fun vendors, and more. All proceeds go to local schools for suicide prevention. Last year’s first event raised $20,000 and funded the Sources of Strength Suicide Prevention Program in four D20 and D38 high schools. Two-time Olympic medalist Frank Shorter will be the starting marshal and will autograph his new book, My Marathon. Volunteers needed. Registration & Info: www.theascentchurch.com/5K.
  • Benet Hill Monastery Retreat: Sacred Trees at the Monastery, Sat., Jun. 16, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane, Colo. Springs. Learn about the sacred trees of the Utes in the Black Forest area. Cost: $65. RSVP & Info: www.benethillmonastery.org. See ad on page 12.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society Annual Fathers’ Day Ice Cream Social, Sun., Jun. 17, 2-4 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall and Village Green, 28 Valley Crescent. All are invited for free Monument Village Inn pie and Palmer Lake Rock House ice cream, music by singer/guitarist/dad Nick Davey and a special private car show with Model A’s, Model T’s, Corvairs, and more. Info: www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Alzheimer’s Awareness, Thu., Jun. 21, 2-4 p.m. Bethesda Gardens, 55 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Free. RSVP at 247-4400 or moninfo@ba.org.
  • In Pursuit of Magna Carta, Thu., Jun. 21, 7-8 p.m., Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Dr. Dale O. Condit shares the history of King John, the development of the Magna Carta, and the provenance of the facsimile Magna Carta currently on display. Info: 488-2370, khorch@ppld.org.
  • Summer Concert Series at Forest Lakes: Wendy Woo, Fri., Jun. 22, 6-9 p.m., Pavilion at Waterfront Park on Forest Lake Drive., Monument. Free concerts 2nd and 4th Fri., Jun.-Aug. Three food trucks scheduled. Bring chairs, blankets. No pets. Info: www.forestlakescolorado.com/events.html.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society: Dakota Blonde, Fri., Jun. 22, 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.
  • Laith Al-Saadi from NBC’s "The Voice" in Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Jun. 22, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Jackson Creek Community Garage Sale, Fri-Sat., Jun. 22-23, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 719-200-7387, www.jacksoncreekgaragesale.com.
  • Climb for Courage Stair Climb & Family Festival, Sat., Jun. 23, 8:30 a.m., Falcon Stadium, 2169 Field House Dr., U.S. Air Force Academy. Compete in a timed stair climb race, covering 2,700 stairs (2.7 kilometers) around Falcon Stadium or participate in a shorter, untimed Fun Wave around the lower portion of Falcon Stadium, perfect for kids and families. Register as an individual or as part of a team. This event benefits Children’s Hospital Colorado, opening the region’s only comprehensive children’s hospital in 2019 in northeast Colorado Springs. Info: www.childrenscoloradofoundation.org.
  • Benet Hill Monastery, Nature Mysticism: In Search of Our Spiritual Heart, Sat., Jun. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane, Colo. Springs. An inner spiritual journey in the outer beauty of the Black Forest as you search for your true nature. Retreat led by Deacon Rick Klein. Cost: $65. RSVP & Info: www.benethillmonastery.org. See ad on page 12.
  • Fire Mitigation Workshop, Sat., Jun. 23, noon-1 p.m., Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Learn from local firefighters how to protect yourself and your property during fire season. Info: 488-2370.
  • Purely Ponds Parade of Ponds, Sat.-Sun., Jun. 23-24, 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 in May, 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.
  • Nature Quest: Nature Camp at Fox Run Regional Park, Mon.-Fri., Jun. 25-29, 9 a.m.-noon. Camp features an environmental stewardship theme with daily play in the woods, exploration of ponds and meadows, hikes, crafts, games, songs, stories, snacks and a t-shirt. Cost: $90/member, $100/nonmember. Registration & Info: nancybernard@elpasoco.com or www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com.
  • Griffith Centers for Children Chins Up 11th Annual Golf Tournament, Thu., Jun. 28, 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: Heather Izzett, 327-2026; heather.izzett@griffithcenters.org; www.griffithcenters.org.
  • Agnes Martin Before The Grid, Fri., Jun. 29, 7 p.m. at Palmer Lake Town Hall. Agnes Martin Before the Grid is an intimate, captivating documentary film, by Kathleen Brennan and Jina Brenneman. Capturing little known stories of Agnes Martin as told by friends, lovers and classmates who knew her well, give insight into Martin's personality and development of her creative process before her famous grid paintings. In 2016, the film received awards of recognition for feature documentary and women filmmakers from the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. For invo email info@beforethegrid.org or visit www.beforethegrid.org
  • Gardening in the Rockies, Fri., Jun. 29, 3-5 p.m. Bethesda Gardens, 55 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Free. Buy a hot dog, chips, and lemonade for $3, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. RSVP at 247-4400 or moninfo@ba.org.
  • Monument’s Free Movie Night: Wonder, Fri., Jun. 29, 7 p.m. activities begin, movie begins at dark, Tri-Lakes YMCA, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy., Monument. Bring chairs & blankets, no pets please. Info: 884-8013, www.TownofMonument.org.
  • Casey Abrams, "American Idol" Star, in Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Jun. 30, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Music Association Concert, Sun., Jul. 1, 3 p.m., Palmer Ridge High School Auditorium, 19255 Monument Hill Rd. This benefit concert features the newly formed Tri-Lakes Chorale, String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band. Free admission; donations accepted to support Tri-Lakes Cares and the TLMA Scholarship fund. Musicians, contact 719-648-8283 to get involved. Info: 481-1553, trilakesmusic@gmail.com, www.trilakesmusic.org. See ad on page 20.
  • Annual 3rd of July Barn Dance, Tue., Jul. 3, 6-10 p.m., Si’s Barn, 3 Second St., Monument. Live music by Ronnie Davis. Info: 494-4651, akinder8668@gmail.com.
  • Fourth of July Events
    • 7 a.m., Palmer Lake 4 Mile Fun Run, Palmer Lake Santa Fe Trailhead. Register at www.july4funrun.com.
    • 7-10 a.m., Pancake breakfast, tickets at the door, St Peter Catholic Church, 55 Jefferson St.
    • 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Fourth of July @ The Speedtrap, 84 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Great food, live music. Info: 488-2007, www.speedtrapbistro.com.
    • 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Street Fair, 2nd Street and Washington Street. Volunteers needed July 3, 4, or 5; call 281-2382.
    • 9:30 a.m., Monument Hill Kiwanis Children’s Parade, Starts at Grace Best School.
    • 10 a.m.-noon, Monument Hill Kiwanis 4th of July Parade, Downtown Monument. Register to participate: www.monumenthillkiwanis.org.
    • Parade spectators are encouraged to come early, park at Palmer Ridge High School, 19255 Monument Hill Rd., or Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., and ride the free bus to and from downtown Monument.
    • 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber Beer Garden, family-friendly, Limbach Park, 2nd and Front streets, Monument.
    • Noon-7 p.m. Live music in the bandshell at Limbach Park, 2nd and Front streets, Monument.
    • 7 p.m., Music and fun at Palmer Lake, fireworks at dark.
  • Fuel Church Free Soccer Camp and Vacation Bible School, Thu.-Sat., Jul. 5-7, 9 a.m.-noon, Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. For ages 4-11. Info: www.fuelchurch.org. See ad on page 17.
  • Fuel Church Church in the Park, Sun., Jul. 8, 10-11:30 a.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. Free coffee and donuts at 9:30 a.m. Info: www.fuelchurch.org. See ad on page 17.
  • Monument Community Presbyterian Church Free Vacation Bible School, Mon.-Fri., Jul. 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon, 238 Third St., Monument. For K-6th grades. Info: 481-3902, www.mcpcusa.org. See ad on page 4.
  • El Paso County Fair, Sat.-Sat., Jul. 14-21, El Paso County Fairgrounds, 366 10th St., Calhan. Featured daily entertainment includes an Elephant Extravaganza, Butterfly Encounter, and the Salida Circus. Ticketed evening entertainment includes auto racing, bull riding, tractor pull, and demolition derby. See website for special discount days. Info: 520-7880, www.elpasocountyfair.com.
  • Rosie’s Diner Summer Car Show, Sun., Jul. 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 411 Hwy 105, Monument. Info: 481-3287, www.eatatrosies.com. See ad on page 14.
  • Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Tue.-Wed., Aug. 21-22, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. The Boxmasters’ only Colorado shows! Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.

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