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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, dates or times are often changed after publication. Please double-check the time and place of any event you wish to attend by calling the info number for that event.

The unpredictability of the COVID-19 situation presents scheduling challenges to area governance entities and other organizations. Because OCN is a monthly publication, readers should assume that information published in this issue is subject to change and event information should be confirmed a day or two before the event by calling the information number or checking the organization’s website.

Many entries show dates even though the event has been canceled or suspended. The date indicates when the event was planned to be held or when it would normally have been held.

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

Governmental Bodies

  • El Paso County Planning Commission meeting, Thu., July 1 & 15, 1 p.m., live-streamed at www.elpasoco.com/public-meetings/, Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 150, Colo. Springs. Meets first & third Thu.(if required). Info: 719-520-6300, https://planningdevelopment.elpasoco.com.
  • Monument Board of Trustees meeting, CANCELED. Mon., July 5, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Normally meets first and third Mon. Info: 719-884-8017, www.townofmonument.org/260/Board-of-Trustees for remote attendance links.
  • El Paso Board of County Commissioners meeting, Tue., July 6, 9 a.m. view agendas and meetings at www.agendasuite.org/iip/elpaso. Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 150, Colo. Springs. Meets every Tue. Info: 719-520-6430, www.agendasuite.org/iip/elpaso.
  • Monument Academy School Board meeting, Thu., July 8, 6 p.m., see website for YouTube meeting link. Meets second Thu. Info: 719-481-1950, www.monumentacademy.net/school-board/board-meeting-minutes/.
  • Palmer Lake Town Council meeting, Thu., July 8, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets second Thu. Info: 719-481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • D38 District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC), usually meets five times per school year on the second Tuesday of the month (Oct., Nov., Jan., Feb., Apr.). https://www.youtube.com/user/LPSDCommunity. Info: 719.481.9546, vwood@lewispalmer.org.
  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board meeting, Mon., July 12, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meets second Mon. Info: 719-488-2525, www.woodmoorwater.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee meeting, Tue., July 13, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets second Tue. Info: Bill Burks,719-481-4053.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District board meeting, Wed., July 14, 9 a.m., call in only: 650-479-3208, Access Code 76439078, 120 Middle Glenway. Meets second Wed. Info: 719-481-2732. www.plsd.org.
  • Monument Planning Commission meeting, Wed., July 14, 6 p.m. Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets second Wed. To see the options for remote public participation in each meeting, visit www.townofmonument.org/263/Planning-Commission-Board-of-Adjustment. Info: 719-884-8028. www.townofmonument.org.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District board meeting, Thu., July 15, 9 a.m., 15850 Holbein Dr. Meets third Thu. Check the website for the access code for the electronic meeting, Thu. Info: 719-488-3603, www.donalawater.org.
  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 board meeting, Mon. July 19, 6-10 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meets third Mon. Livestream on the district’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/LPSDCommunity, agenda and supporting documents at https://go.boarddocs.com/co/lewispalmer/Board.nsf/vpublic. Info: (719) 488-4700, vwood@lewispalmer.org, www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Board of Trustees meeting Mon., July 19, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Normally meets first and third Mon. Info: 719-884-8017, www.townofmonument.org/260/Board-of-Trustees for remote attendance links.
  • Wescott Fire Protection District Board meeting, Tues., July 20, at 4 p.m. Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. For a virtual meeting, the phone number is 669-900-9128, and the meeting code is 980 378 2073. Meetings are usually on the third Tuesday. For information, call Executive Administrator Stacey Popovich at 719-488-8680 or see www.wescottfire.org.
  • Monument Sanitation District board meeting, Wed, July 21, 9 a.m., 130 Second St. Zoom meeting. Find joining instructions on the website. Meets third Wed. Info: 719-481-4886, www.colorado.gov/msd.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District board meeting, Wed., July 21, 6 p.m. Public can join the Skype meeting: https://join.skype.com/PAcujKTn7Nrh. Check the website for a link: https://academywsd.colorado.gov/notices-and-alerts, Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets third Wed. Info: 719-481-0711, https://academywsd.colorado.gov.
  • Palmer Lake Town Planning Commission meeting, Wed., July 21, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets third Wed. Info: 719-481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District Board meeting, Wed., July 21, 7 p.m., Station 1, 11445 Teachout Rd. Meets third Wed. Info: 719-495-4300, www.bffire.org.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board meeting, Thu., update: July 22, 5:30 p.m., 16055 Old Forest Point, Suite 302, Monument. Usually meets third Thu. Info: 719-488-6868, www.triviewmetro.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board meeting, Wed., July 28, 6:30 p.m. Zoom meeting. Find joining instructions at www.tlmfire.org or contact Jennifer Martin, 719-484-0911. Location change: From May-Oct. 2021 the meetings will be held at the Chamber of Commerce, 166 Second St., downtown Monument. Meets fourth Wed. Info: www.tlmfire.org.
  • Woodmoor Improvement Association Board meeting, Wed., July 28, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Meets fourth Wed. Info: 719-488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.

Local Library Events

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

Weekly and Monthly Events

  • Monument Hill Farmer’s Market, every Sat. through Oct. 30, (except July 3) 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 66 Jefferson St. (D-38 Lewis-Palmer Admin parking lot). Many new vendors plus all your old favorites. www.SpringsFarmersMarkets.com/Monument. 719-592-9420. See ad on page 5.
  • Group of Artists (GOA), SUSPENDED, first Sat. 10 a.m.-noon, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA), 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. Lively discussions about art topics, general studies on creativity. Info: 719-481-0475, info@trilakesarts.org. Additional information available on Facebook.
  • The Centering Prayer Group at Black Forest Community Church. First Saturday of every month from 8:30-10 a.m. at the old log church. Centering prayer opens and closes the meetings with discussion and fellowship in between; open to all. Contact Rev. Roger Butts, 719-433-3135, for information.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Club meeting, both in person and Zoom meeting. Every Sat., 8 a.m. www.MHKiwanis.org, MonumentHillKiwanis@gmail.com for details; guests are welcome at weekly meetings featuring speakers on a variety of topics and a free continental breakfast at normal meetings. Memberships open to the public. Join the 150+ men & women of the Tri-Lakes area who work together to make a difference for youth and our community. Info: RF Smith, 719-210-4987, www.MHKiwanis.org  . See ad on page 3.
  • Neighborhood Net, every Sat., 10 a.m. Amateur radio operators practice for emergencies on weekly repeater nets so neighbors can help neighbors. Sign up at www.mereowx.org/neighborhood-net or contactus@mereowx.org.
  • The Wine Seller Free Wine Tastings, every Sat., 1-4 p.m., 2805 Roberts Dr., Monument. Info: 719-488-3019, www.thewineseller.net.
  • Lions Clubs Bingo, every Sat., 10 a.m., and Wed., 7 p.m.; Carefree Bingo, 3440 N. Carefree Circle, Colo. Springs. Tri-Lakes Lions Club’s portion of the proceeds benefit those in need in the Tri-Lakes Community. Info: Jim Naylor, 719-481-8741 or www.trilakeslionsclub.org 
  • Artful Outdoors, every Sat.-Sun., 1-3 p.m. and by appointment. Join Janet Sellers for weekly art and nature talks and DIY art techniques at local nature and art spots. All ages, good social distancing, masks required, all outdoors for now. Limited to 5 at a time for now. Info: janetsellers@ocn.me, www.StartMyArt.com.
  • Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, every Sun., 8 and 11 a.m. traditional, 9:30 a.m. contemporary. Both in-person and livestream at www.tlumc.org/live. Watch live or on replay: www.facebook.com/tlumc, www.youtube.com/tlumc. Info: 719-488-1365, www.tlumc.org. See ad on page 3.
  • Fuel Church Sunday Service, every Sun., Connection 9:30-10 a.m. New Service times, 10:45 a.m. Live service streaming at www.fuelchurch.org at 11:25 a.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Nursery and kids’ service. Non-denominational, spirit-filled. Need prayer? Email us info@fuel.org.
  • Women’s A.A. Step Study, every Mon., 6:30 p.m., meeting remotely, check for details. Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 Baptist Rd. Park in west lot. Info: 866-641-9190.
  • Monument Life Recovery Group, every Mon., 6:30-7:30 p.m., The Ascent Church, 1750 Deer Creek Rd. This faith-based support group is for those seeking freedom from all hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Daycare provided for children under age 11. Info: 303-946-2659, www.liferecoverygroups.com/meetings/life-recovery-group-3/.
  • Amateur Radio WØTLM (Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association), Third Mon. All amateur radio operators or those interested in becoming one are welcome. Info: Joyce Witte, 719-661-9824, Joycewitte@gmail.com; www.W0TLM.com.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Bingo, every Mon., 7:30 p.m., Carefree Bingo, 3440 N. Carefree Circle, Colo. Springs. All proceeds benefit those in need in the Tri-Lakes Community. Info: bingo@mhkiwanis.org.
  • Essentrics Fitness Program at Senior Center, everu Tue., 9 a.m. & Thu., 10 a.m., Lewis-Palmer High School modular building across from the YMCA, on Jackson Creek Pkwy. Registration & info: Sue Walker, 719-330-0241, www.trilakesseniors.org.
  • Grief Share Support Group, Meets last Tue. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Tri-Lakes Senior Center, across the street from the YMCA. The Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance has partnered with Colorado Palliative and Hospice Care to host a 13-session grief support group in Monument. RSVP & info: Sue Walker, 719-330-0241.
  • Bingo by the American Legion, every Tue. Game sales start at 5 p.m., games start at 6 p.m., the Depot Restaurant, Palmer Lake. Proceeds go to scholarships and other community support activities. Info: 719-488-8659, http://legionpost9-11.org
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), Lecture Series, second Tue., 7-8 p.m. Check the website, 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). RSVP and info: 719-488-0880, RSVP@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Tri-Lakes YMCA Senior Coffee, SUSPENDED, every Tue., 9:30-11:30 a.m., 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Members and non-members are welcome. Socialize, have coffee and snacks in the front lobby. Free. Info: 719-630-2604, https://ppymca.org/locations/north/tri-lakes/tri-lakes/holly-brandon.
  • Children’s Literacy Center, every Tue. & Thu. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Summer Session will begin June 29 and run through Aug. 14. Provides free one-on-one literacy tutoring to Tri-Lakes children in grades 1-6 who are reading below grade level. Tutoring is at the Tri-Lakes Senior Center. For more information, to become a volunteer tutor or to enroll your child, visit www.childrensliteracycenter.org or email Christine Jeffson at Christine@childrensliteracycenter.org.
  • D-38 Home School Enrichment Academy, every Tue. OR Thu. 2021-22 school year, for K – 8th Grade homeschooled students to cultivate a love of learning through explorations in art, music, PE, science, and more. www.lewispalmer.org/hsea. See ad on page 9.
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families meeting—ACA Promises, every Tue., 6:30-7:30 p.m. As a child, did you develop a false self in order to survive? See quiz at https://adultchildren.org/newcomer/am-i-an-adult-child/. The solution is learning to re-parent ourselves with gentleness, humor, love, and respect. Meeting via Zoom. Call/text Stacey 206-384-8285 or see www.adultchildren.org (click on Newcomer), information@acawso.com
  • Al-anon meeting: Monument Serenity, every Tue., 7:30-8:30 p.m., find online and phone meetings. Ascent Church (formerly the Tri-Lakes Chapel), 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. Info: Kay, 719-481-9258, www.al-anon-co.org.
  • Senior Citizen Luncheons, Connections Café sites, every Wed. will have "grab and go" (prepared meals). A $2.25 donation is requested. Please call 719-884-2300 to reserve your meal. Meals on Wheels and Home Delivered Meals will deliver frozen meals for the week to Monument. Food Pantry offers a "pick up only" model for clients. Mon.-Fri., noon-12:30 p.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. See the menu for the month in the Senior Beat newsletter. Stay for bingo the second Thu. Reservations are requested at 719-884 2300.
  • Colorado Springs Philharmonic Guild Listening Club, third Wed., free virtual event. Maestro Wilson will conduct monthly, one-hour-long programs. RVSP at www.cspguild.org
  • Gleneagle Sertoma, first & third Wed., 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mimi’s Cafe near Woodmen and Academy in Colorado Springs. The longest continuously serving civic service organization in northern El Paso County features a program speaker addressing local topics of interest. Duane Gritzmaker, dwgritz@gmail.com or 719-649-9220.
  • Senior Social, fourth Wed. except Nov. & Dec., 1-4 p.m., 12455 Black Forest Rd. Info: aarpchapter1100blackforest,weebly.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Church of Christ Wednesday night fellowship classes, every Wed., 6-7:30 p.m., 20450 Beacon Lite Road, Monument (corner of Beacon Lite & County Line Roads). Info: 719-488-9613, gregsmith@trilakeschurch.org, www.trilakeschurch.org.
  • Kehilat, Zoom Bible Study, every Wed. 6:15 p.m. Bring your hungry and tired so they can be filled and more blessed. Ms. Williams, 719-453-6279.
  • Tri-Lakes Cruisers, first Wed. 7 p.m. A nonprofit car club. Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce community room. The club is preparing for its annual car show scheduled for the last Sunday in August (Aug. 29) with 20 trophies to be awarded. Club membership applications are now being accepted and are available on the website: www.tl-cruisers.weebly.com on the "ABOUT" page.
  • Black Forest AARP Potluck Lunch & Meeting, CANCELED, second Wed. Potluck lunches are currently canceled through August. 12455 Black Forest Rd. Meetings info: Stan, 719-596-6787, www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Senior Bingo, third Wed. Silver Alliance Senior Center, Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Masks required. Space is limited to 16 participants. RSVP & Info: Sue Walker, 719-464-6873, or email sue@monumentalfitness.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7829, third Wed. via Zoom; POC Delbert Zehrung, 559-362-3223. 7 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. New members welcome. Info: Post Commander Joe Carlson, 405-326-2588, jcarlson@vfw7829.org, www.vfw7829.org.
  • VFW Auxiliary to Post 7829, third Wed. meeting by videoconference, 7 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. Guests are welcome to join; contact carlsonmkc@aol.com for instructions on how to connect. If you are a relative of a veteran who served on foreign soil during war or other military action, you may be eligible. Info: Kathy Carlson, 719-488-1902, carlsonmkc@aol.com.
  • Al-anon meeting: Letting Go, every Thu., 9-10:10 a.m. visit www.al-anon-co.org to find online and phone meetings Ascent Church, 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. Info: www.al-anonco.org.
  • Monumental Impact’s Community of Support, second Thu., 5 p.m., Student interns will share their current thoughts on products, services, and event content for our social enterprise. Be the Community of Support to high school students in technology, engineering and entrepreneurship career pathways. 55 Adams St. Info: 719-387-7414, enable@monumentalimpact.org.
  • A.A. Big Book Study, every Thu., 7 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 W. Baptist Rd. Call 425-436-6200, access code 575176#.
  • Bridge, SUSPENDED, second Thu. Silver Alliance Senior Center, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument, Sept.-June Info: www.blgc.org.html.
  • Ben Lomond Gun Club, SUSPENDED, second Thu., Tri-Lakes Chapter. Info: https://blgc.org.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society meeting, SUSPENDED, third Thu., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. All are welcome. Info: 719-559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Downtown Monument Art Hop, third Thu. May through Sept., 5-8 p.m. Celebrate the arts with special events, book signings, and live music! See www.downtownmonument.org/downtown-events/ for info. See ad on page 7.
  • Friends of Fox Run Park, fourth Thu. Zoom meeting, 6-7 p.m., email friendsoffoxrunpark@gmail.com and they will email you the link the day of the meeting. Join the growing group to learn about volunteering and supporting the park for safety, trails, trees, education, more. Info: marlenebrown@ocn.me.
  • Gleneagle Women’s Club, SUSPENDED, third Fri., Sept.-June. Come for lunch, book discussions, bridge, and more. Location for lunch varies. Info: Syble Krafft, 719-488-2669.
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), every Fri., 8 a.m., Monument Chamber of Commerce, 166 Second St., Monument. Info: Terry, 719-684-4912, or visit www.TOPS.org.
  • Silver Center Book Club, Second Fri., 11 a.m.-noon, Senior Center across the street from Tri-Lakes YMCA, on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. All are welcome. Coffee & snacks served. RSVP & info: Sue, 719-330-0241.
  • The Speedtrap, every Fri. & Sat. music on the patio, 7-10 p.m.. Open 8-2 every day, later on weekends. 84 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Info: 719-488-2007, www.speedtrapbistro.com. See ad on page 5.
  • Palmer Lake Art Group. second Sat. A variety of art programs is offered after the social gathering and business meeting. Guests welcome. Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Info: 719-460-4179, www.palmerlakeartgroup.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, SUSPENDED, third Sat. if you need any help, please call Syble or Barry. 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. Info: Syble Krafft, 719-488-2669; Barry (group president), 719-351-9485.
  • Faithful Friends discussion group, third Sat., 3- 4:30 p.m. Wesley Owens Coffee. Will not meet in July or August. Info: Ellen, 303-526-5000. Sandi 719-237-3359.

Special Events

  • Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast, Sat., July 3, 6:30 a.m. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, and drinks. Proceeds go toward St. Peter school, scholarships to St. Peter and college, and local organizations such as Tri-Lakes Cares and Marion House. St. Peter Catholic Church between the buildings, 55 Jefferson St., Monument.
  • 39th Annual Palmer Lake Fun Run, Sat., July 3, 7 a.m., Register online, attend in person or virtually. www.Runsignup.com/race/CO/PalmerLake/PalmerLakeJuly4FunRun.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Club Independence Day Children’s Parade, Sat., July 3, 9:30 a.m. Children’s Parade. Parents need to plan a meetup point with their children since starting point is at 55 Jefferson St., but ending point is Second Street & Beacon Lite Road.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Club Independence Day Main Parade, Sat., July 3, 10 a.m. Monument Hill Kiwanis 2021 July 4 Parade. Registration available soon at www.MHKiwanis.org. Volunteer to help at monumenthillkiwanis@gmail.com. See Parade, Bus, and Street Fair map www.trilakeschamber.com/Fourth-of-july.html.
  • Tri-Lakes Fourth of July Street Fair and Beer Garden. Sat., July 3. Full day of festivities for the whole family. Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, EDC and Visitor Center street fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Second and Washington Streets. Festival foods, arts and crafts merchants, local businesses, nonprofit organizations. Family-friendly beer garden in Limbach Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Musicians performing in the park from noon to 5 p.m., hosted by Town of Monument. www.trilakeschamber.com/Fourth-of-july.html, events@tomgov.org.
  • Festival on the Fourth at Palmer Lake, Sun., July 4, 1 p.m. to 8 pm. Two band areas, two beer gardens, food vendors, and bouncy castles for the kids. Bands will include Ashtonz, Wirewood Station and 10 others. Tickets available at the door. See https://youtu.be/UXqwh2o_zzs.
  • Monument Academy Tours of Grade PreK-5 and Grade 6-10 campuses, Tue., July 6. www.MonumentAcademy.net. RSVP: Events@MonumentAcademy.net. See ad on page 13.
  • Community CPR Class Fundraiser to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares, Tue., July 6, 5 p.m. Limbach Park. You will learn adult, child, and infant CPR in an hour. $10 minimum donation is required. RSVP monumentcommtraining@gmail.com.
  • Jazz in the Black Forest Park Pavilion, Thu. July 8, 6:30-8 p.m. All In and Friends/Jeff Ader. The Log School Park at the corner of Black Forest Rd. and Shoup Rd. next to the Black Forest Community Club. Free, but tip jar available. If inclement weather, concert will move inside. Brats, hotdogs, coleslaw, drinks, dessert for sale. Bring chair or blanket.
  • Heartsaver CPR/AED & First Aid Training, Sat., July 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. $30 covers course, completion card, and book. Registration required by July 5 at www.tlumc.org/registration. Carley.Lehman@ppcc.edu.
  • Woodmoor Chipping Day, Sat., July 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Open to all Tri-Lakes residents. Woody limbs and branches only, up to 8" diameter. Pine needles. (no trash, weeds, junipers, building materials, metal, root balls, or bags of leaves.) Please remain in your vehicle except to unstrap your load or if you have only pine needles. $5 donation suggested. Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road. Matthew 488-2693 x4 www.woodmoor.org. (Also Aug. 7).
  • Family Day: Science at Western Museum of Mining & Industry, Sat., July 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 225 Northgate Road, Colorado Springs. Science/STEM activities, gold panning, blacksmith, machinery demo, hayride, live radio broadcast. Outdoor events free, regular admission applies for indoor exhibits. WMMI.org. 719-488-0880. See ad on page 8.
  • Bryson’s Chase 2nd Annual Bandfest, Sat., July 10, 2–10:30 p.m., 105 Social House, 75 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. Five bands, 1 cause. For tickets, www.BrysonsChase.org/Events.
  • Art Hop, Thu., July 15, 5-8 p.m., Historic downtown Monument. Live music, local artists, outdoor activities, food trucks, and more. 719-244-8922, www.downtownmonument.org/downtown-events. See ad on page 7.
  • Monument Academy Tours of Grade PreK- 5 and Grade 6-10 campuses, Tue., July 13. www.MonumentAcademy.net. RSVP: Events@MonumentAcademy.net. See ad on page 13.
  • Monumental Med-Spa Botox Event, Thu., July 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Loft, 4 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. RSVP 719-271-0999. See ad on page 7.
  • Art Hop: book signing, Thu., July 15, 5-8 p.m. Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., continues its hosting of authors for downtown Monument’s monthly Art Hop. Local author Terry Pierce signs his book, Without Warning: The Saga of Gettysburg, A Reluctant Union Hero and the Men He Inspired. 719-481-2665. See ad on page 23.
  • Jazz in the Black Forest Park Pavilion, Thu., July 15, 6:30-8 p.m. Kicks Big Band/Tom Fowler. The Log School Park at the corner of Black Forest Rd. and Shoup Rd. next to the Black Forest Community Club. Free, but tip jar available. If inclement weather, concert will move inside. Brats, hotdogs, coleslaw, drinks, dessert for sale. Bring chair or blanket.
  • Color Splash Art Show, Opening Reception, Fri., July 16, 6-8 p.m. Runs July 16-Aug 13. Featuring 2021 Art Scholarship Award Artists. Dedicated to memory of Artist Pam Hafemann. Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. BSands56@gmail.com. www.PalmerLakeArtGroup.com.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society, Sat., July 17, 10 a.m.-noon, Walking Tour-A History of the US Forest Service land known as Friends of Monument Preserve; presented by Bill Normile, past president/current vp, Friends of Monument Preserve (FOMP); limited to 30 pre-registered participants; for reservations call Su at 719-487-7965.
  • Monument Academy Tours of Grade PreK-5 and Grade 6-10 campuses, Tue., July 20. www.MonumentAcademy.net. RSVP: Events@MonumentAcademy.net. See ad on page 13.
  • El Paso County Concerts in the Park series, Thu., July 22, 6-8 p.m. Peak Big Band. Gazebo between the ponds, Fox Run Regional Park, 2110 Stella Drive. Free. Bring your picnic, lawn chairs, or blanket and the family to enjoy the summer nights with some great outdoor entertainment. Info: Theresa Odello, Recreation Coordinator, 719-520-6977, theresaodello@elpasoco.com.
  • Jazz in the Black Forest Park Pavilion, Thu., July 22, 6:30-8 p.m. Front Range Big Band/Rock Goldberg. The Log School Park at the corner of Black Forest Rd. and Shoup Rd. next to the Black Forest Community Club. Free, but tip jar available. If inclement weather, concert will move inside. Brats, hotdogs, coleslaw, drinks, dessert for sale. Bring chair or blanket.
  • Ice Cream Social, Sat. July 24, noon-4:30 p.m. Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument. July is National Ice Cream Month. Come celebrate with a pre-packaged ice cream treat, while supplies last. Meredith 719-531-6333 x7005, mmoore@ppld.org, www.ppld.librarymarket.com/ice-cream-social-9
  • Monument Academy Tours of Grade PreK- 5 and Grade 6-10 campuses, Tue., July 28. www.MonumentAcademy.net. RSVP: Events@MonumentAcademy.net. See ad on page 13.
  • El Paso County Concerts in the Park series, Thu., July 29, 6-8 p.m. Dotsero. Gazebo between the ponds, Fox Run Regional Park, 2110 Stella Drive. Free. Bring your picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and the family to enjoy the summer nights with some great outdoor entertainment. Info: Theresa Odello, recreation coordinator, 719-520-6977, theresaodello@elpasoco.com.
  • Jazz in the Black Forest Park Pavilion, Thu., July 29, 6:30-8 p.m. Springs Contemporary Big Band/Sam Milazzo. The Log School Park at the corner of Black Forest Rd. and Shoup Rd. next to the Black Forest Community Club. Free, but tip jar available. If inclement weather, concert will move inside. Brats, hotdogs, coleslaw, drinks, dessert for sale. Bring chair or blanket.
  • El Paso County Concerts in the Park series, Thu., Aug. 5, 6-8 p.m. Hammerstadt Band. Gazebo between the ponds, Fox Run Regional Park, 2110 Stella Drive. Free. Bring your picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and the family to enjoy the summer nights with some great outdoor entertainment. Info: Theresa Odello, recreation coordinator, 719-520-6977, theresaodello@elpasoco.com.
  • Jazz in the Black Forest Park Pavilion, Thu., Aug. 5, 6:30-8 p.m. The Peak Big Band/Fred Martinez. The Log School Park at the corner of Black Forest Rd. and Shoup Rd. next to the Black Forest Community Club. Free, but tip jar available. If inclement weather, concert will move inside. Brats, hotdogs, coleslaw, drinks, dessert for sale. Bring chair or blanket.
  • Woodmoor Chipping Day, Sat., Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lewis-Palmer High School South Parking Lot, 1300 Higby Road. Open to all Tri-Lakes residents. Woody limbs and branches only, up to 8" diameter. Pine needles. (no trash, weeds, junipers, building materials, metal, root balls, or bags of leaves.) Please remain in your vehicle except to unstrap your load or if you have only pine needles. $5 donation suggested. Matthew 488-2693 x4 www.woodmoor.org.
  • Backpack Bash, Sat., Aug. 7, 9 a.m., Tri-Lakes YMCA, 17250 Jackson Creek Parkway. Backpacks stuffed with school supplies will be handed out at each location via drive-thru or walk-up. Your child must be present to receive free backpack. Presented by Pikes Peak United Way & COSILoveYou. www.Backpackbash.com
  • Black Forest Festival, Sat., Aug. 7, 6:30 – 9:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at Black Forest Community Club. 10:30 a.m. parade and outhouse race. Extensive activities include artisan and business booths, biergarten, hoop house gardening demonstration, Keeper of the Keys. See www.WeAreBlackForest.com.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Palisade Peach Pickup Day, Sat., Aug. 7, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., NEW LOCATION: Bear Creek Elementary School parking lot, 1330 Creekside Dr. Hand-picked freestone peaches specially delivered two days from picking. Support the Tri-Lakes community; all net proceeds given back to community through Monument Hill Kiwanis projects. Order before July 27. Chris Wilson, 615-516-3880. https://mhkiwanis.org. See ad on page 14.
  • Silver Key 50th Anniversary Gala, Sat., Aug. 7, 6-10 p.m. Boot Barn Hall, remote option also available. Strolling Soiree. www.silverkey.org/gala/.
  • Jazz in the Black Forest Park Pavilion, Thu., Aug. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. Academy Jazz Ensemble/Justin Carpenter. The Log School Park at the corner of Black Forest Rd. and Shoup Rd. next to the Black Forest Community Club. Free, but tip jar available. If inclement weather, concert will move inside. Brats, hotdogs, coleslaw, drinks, dessert for sale. Bring chair or blanket.
  • Annual Heartland Connect Golf Tournament to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares, Fri., Aug. 13, 8 a.m., Pine Creek Golf Course. Looking for sponsors. Fundraising goal $10,000 for 2021. www.heartlandconnect.biz/heartland-connect-golf-tournament/.
  • El Paso County Concerts in the Park series, Thu., Aug. 19, 6-8 p.m. Surprise Artist! Gazebo between the ponds, Fox Run Regional Park, 2110 Stella Drive. Free. Bring your picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and the family to enjoy the summer nights with some great outdoor entertainment. Info: Theresa Odello, recreation coordinator, 719-520-6977, theresaodello@elpasoco.com.
  • Jazz in the Black Forest Park Pavilion, Thu., Aug. 19, 6:30-8 p.m. Swing Factory/Craig Harms. The Log School Park at the corner of Black Forest Rd. and Shoup Rd. next to the Black Forest Community Club. Free, but tip jar available. If inclement weather, concert will move inside. Brats, hotdogs, coleslaw, drinks, dessert for sale. Bring chair or blanket.
  • Western Saloon Night to benefit Western Museum of Mining & Industry, Sat., Aug. 21, 6-9 p.m. 225 Northgate Road, Colorado Springs. Discount for museum members. Sample local whiskey, beer, wine. Dinner and drinks included. Old West Games and Re-enactors. Live band: Wirewood Station. Age 21 and over only. Tickets at www.WMMI.org or 719-488-0880. See ad on page 18.
  • El Paso County Concerts in the Park series, Thu., Aug. 26, 6-8 p.m. Wirewood Station. Gazebo between the ponds, Fox Run Regional Park, 2110 Stella Drive. Free. Bring your picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and the family to enjoy the summer nights with some great outdoor entertainment. Info: Theresa Odello, Recreation Coordinator, 719-520-6977, theresaodello@elpasoco.com.
  • Jazz in the Black Forest Park Pavilion, Thu., Aug. 26, 6:30-8 p.m. Triple Play/Tom Fowler. The Log School Park at the corner of Black Forest Rd. and Shoup Rd. next to the Black Forest Community Club. Free, but tip jar available. If inclement weather, concert will move inside. Brats, hotdogs, coleslaw, drinks, dessert for sale. Bring chair or blanket.
  • Tri-Lakes Cruisers Annual Car Show, Sun., Aug. 29. Twenty trophies to be awarded. Club membership applications are now being accepted and are available on the website: www.tl-cruisers.weebly.com on the "ABOUT" page.
  • El Paso County Concerts in the Park series, Thu., Sep. 2, 6-8 p.m. Inman Brothers Band. Gazebo between the ponds, Fox Run Regional Park, 2110 Stella Drive. Free. Bring your picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and the family to enjoy the summer nights with some great outdoor entertainment. Info: Theresa Odello, recreation coordinator, 719-520-6977, theresaodello@elpasoco.com.
  • Jazz in the Black Forest Park Pavilion, Thu., Sep. 2, 6:30-8 p.m. Academy Jazz Ensemble/Justin Carpenter. The Log School Park at the corner of Black Forest Rd. and Shoup Rd. next to the Black Forest Community Club. Free, but tip jar available. If inclement weather, concert will move inside. Brats, hotdogs, coleslaw, drinks, dessert for sale. Bring chair or blanket.
  • Jazz in the Black Forest Park Pavilion, Thu., Sep. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. One More Shot/Gary Kraud. The Log School Park at the corner of Black Forest Rd. and Shoup Rd. next to the Black Forest Community Club. Free, but tip jar available. If inclement weather, concert will move inside. Brats, hotdogs, coleslaw, drinks, dessert for sale. Bring chair or blanket.
  • Palmer Lake Wine Festival, Sat., Sep. 11, 1-5 p.m. VIP noon. Palmer Lake Recreation Area. A portion of proceeds to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares. Buy tickets at PLWF2021.com.
  • Bines and Brews Beer Fest, Sat., Sep. 18. Taste beer, moonshine, gin and mead from Colorado breweries, distilleries, and a meadery. Enjoy upbeat contemporary jazz all afternoon. No one under 21 is allowed (not even cute babies or designated drivers; no exceptions). No dogs of any age are allowed. This event will happen rain, shine, or snow—this is Colorado! General admission $25, designated driver $10, Limbach Park, Monument. www.trilakeschamber.com/bines--brews-beer-fest.html
  • Fountain Creek Watershed Cleanup Week, Sat., Sep. 25–Sat., Oct. 3. Sites in Monument and Palmer Lake. Be part of the largest watershed-wide cleanup in Colorado! Volunteers clean up litter along a creek, trail, park, or open space throughout the watershed. We’re inviting individuals and groups (families, clubs, schools, neighborhoods, etc.) to form a Creek Crew for the 8th Annual Creek Week Clean-Up. Get outdoors, get active, and create some good for your community and those living downstream. www.fountaincreekweek.com
  • Front Range Maker’s Market. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 9-10. Lewis-Palmer HS. 80+ vendors (makers, artists, crafters, boutiques, food). Free entry. This is the 25th year of our annual fall market in Monument. 719-510-1477. www.FRmakersmarket.com.
  • Community Business Expo and Job Fair. Coming in October. www.trilakeschamber.com/community--business-expo.html.

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