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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

  • Monument Board of Trustees meeting, Mon., Oct. 4, 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, every Tue., Oct. 5, etc., 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.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission meeting, Thu., Oct. 7 and 21, 9 a.m. Regional Development Center, 2880 International Circle, Colo. Springs. Meetings are live streamed on the El Paso County News & Information Channel at https://www.elpasoco.com/news-information-channel. Meets first & third Thu. (if required). Info: 719-520-6300, https://planningdevelopment.elpasoco.com/.
  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District board meeting, Mon., Oct. 11, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meets second Mon. Info: 719-488-2525, www.woodmoorwater.com.
  • D38 District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) meeting, Tue., Oct. 12, 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.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee meeting, Tue., Oct. 12, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets second Tue. Info: Bill Burks, 719-481-4053.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District board meeting, Wed., Oct. 13, 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., Oct. 13, 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.
  • Monument Academy School Board meeting, Thu., Oct. 14, 6 p.m. at the West Campus in the library. Meetings will alternate each month between East and West Campus from now on. See website. Meets second Thu. Info 719-481-1950, www.monumentacademy.net/school-board/board-meeting-minutes/.
  • Palmer Lake Board of Trustees meeting, Thu., Oct. 14 and 28, 6 p.m. Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets second and fourth Thu. Info: 719-481-2953, all for current meeting location. www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 board meeting, Mon., Oct. 18, 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., Oct. 18, 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, Tue., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meetings are usually on the third Tuesday. The DWFPD board is not allowing the general public to attend in person. Virtual instructions via website/administrator. For information, call Executive Administrator Stacey Popovich at 719-488-8680 or see www.wescottfire.org.
  • Monument Sanitation District board meeting, Wed., Oct. 20, 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., Oct. 20, 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., Oct. 20, 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., Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Station 1, 11445 Teachout Rd. Meets third Wed. Info: 719-495-4300, www.bffire.org.
  • Triview Metropolitan District board meeting, Thu., Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., 16055 Old Forest Point, Suite 302, Monument. Meets third Thu. Info: 719-488-6868, www.triviewmetro.com.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District board meeting, Thu., Oct. 21,1:30 p.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.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District board meeting, Wed., Oct. 27, 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., Oct. 27, 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

  • Orthopedic and neurological exams through Oct. 31, Noel Relief Centers, 1840 Woodmoor Dr. Suite 100-9, www.noelreliefcenters.com. See ad on page 2.
  • Monument Cleaners special pricing through Oct. 31, 15932 Jackson Creek Parkway in the Monument Marketplace. See ad on page 5.
  • Eagle Wine and Spirits 10% off a variety of spirits through Oct. 31, Jackson Creek Pkwy and Baptist Rd. next to King Soopers. See ad on page 3.
  • Colorado pumpkin patch, Activities through Oct. 31; 18065 Saddlewood Road, for more information and pricing visit www.ColoradoKidsRanch.com.
  • Monument Hill Farmers Market, every Sat. through Oct. 30, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 66 Jefferson St. (D-38 Lewis-Palmer Admin parking lot). Many new vendors plus all your old favorites. Please wear a mask. www.fb.com/monumenthillfarmersmarket. 719-592-9420. See ad on page 5.
  • Group of Artists (GOA), SUSPENDED, Normally meets first Sat. 10 a.m.-noon, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. Lively discussions about art topics, general studies on creativity. Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA) Info: 719-481-0475, info@trilakesarts.org. Additional information available on Facebook.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Club meeting, in person 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 and 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.
  • Palmer Lake Art Group. Usually meets second Sat. A variety of art programs are 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, usually third Sat., 3-4:30 p.m. Wesley Owens Coffee. Sept. 18: Our women’s discussion topic: "What is your forwarding address after that last heartbeat?" Info: Ellen, 303-526-5000 or Sandi, 719-237-3359. All ladies are welcome to our open discussion group.
  • The Centering Prayer Group at Black Forest Community Church. Sat., Oct. 2, 8:30-10 a.m. The Old Log Church. Meets the first Sat. of every month. 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.
  • The Speedtrap, every Fri. & Sat. Music on the patio, 7-10 p.m. Open 8-2 every weekday, later on weekends. 84 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. Info: 719-488-2007, Updates: www.speedtrapbistro.com. See ad on page 5.
  • Community and business expo, Sun., Oct. 17, Tri-Lakes YMCA 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy
  • Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, every Sun., 8 and 11 a.m. traditional, 9:30 a.m. contemporary. Both in-person (no registration necessary) 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. 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. See ad on page 2.
  • 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. See ad on page 13.
  • Al-Anon Zoom Meeting, Just for Today Online, every Mon., 9 -10 a.m. Zoom Meeting ID: 889 4142 7446. Email: justfortodayonline@gmail.com for meeting password.
  • 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), Mon., Oct. 18, Meets the 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.
  • Monument Tuesday Trailblazers, Every Tue. in October, 3-8:30 p.m. Trails End Taproom Monument 252 Front Street. Details: www.TrailsEndTaproom.com/TrailBlazers
  • Essentrics Fitness Program at Senior Center, every Tue. at 9 a.m. & Thu. at 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, Tue., Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Meets the last Tue. 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, 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.
  • Tri-Lakes YMCA race series, Sat., Oct. 30 Creepy Crawl, Palmer Lake, stroller and dog friendly. www.ppymca.org/raceseries See ad on 6
  • Children’s Literacy Center, every Tue. & Thu., 5:30-6:30 p.m. 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-8 grade homeschooled students to cultivate a love of learning through explorations in art, music, PE, science, and more. www.lewispalmer.org/hsea.
  • 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, Wed., Oct. 21, Third Wednesday each month, free virtual event. Maestro Wilson will conduct monthly hour-long programs. RVSP at www.cspguild.org
  • Gleneagle Sertoma, meets on the first and third Wed., 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. El Padrino, 13425 Voyager Pkwy., 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, Meets fourth Wed. except Nov. and 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. of every month at 7 p.m. A nonprofit car club. Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce community room, with numerous activities and events each month. 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, Second Wed. 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.
  • Networking breakfast, Thu., Oct. 7, 21; Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce in person or via Zoom 166 2nd Street Monument 7:30 - 9 a.m. free registration at www.TriLakeschamber.com
  • Al-Anon meeting: Letting Go, every Thu., 9-10:15 a.m. at Ascent Church, 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. For additional information go to www.al-anon-co.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, meets 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.
  • Friends of Fox Run Park, meets fourth Thu. Zoom meeting, 6-7 p.m., email friendsoffoxrunpark@gmail.com, 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.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society, Thu., Oct. 21, 7 p.m., The Long Expedition, a presentation by John Stansfield, Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce-Community Rm., 166 Second St., Monument. Meets the third Thu., Nov. 18, Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division. PLHS is now restarting its monthly programs September thru November at a temporary location due to the continued restoration of the traditional PLHS meeting location. Info: 719-559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Take & make static electric ghosts, Fri., Oct. 8, 10-5 p.m. Monument Library 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr., ages 5 to 12. contact Athena at LCazier@ppld.org
  • 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.
  • Tri-Lakes Women’s Club Monthly Luncheon. Third Fri. every month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wedgewood Black Forest, 12375 Black Forest Rd. Meetings are open to all members of Tri-Lakes Women’s Club. To become a member, or learn about the club, visit our website at www.tlwc.net or email sleggie26@me.com.
  • 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.
  • Monumental Impact Network Event, second Fri., 5 p.m. for high school students, businesses and community members interested in technology and engineering. Support high school students in technology, engineering, and entrepreneurship career pathways. 55 Adams St. Info: 719-387-7414, enable@monumentalimpact.org. Through Fall 2021
  • Monumental Impact Open Builds, every Fri. from 3-6 p.m. Bring your own technology, engineering, and/or entrepreneurial projects or just come for the comradery. Open to high school students and adults. 55 Adams St. Info: 719-387-7414, enable@monumentalimpact.org. Through Fall 2021

Special Events

  • A Better Hearing Center. Free hearing screening through Oct. 31. A Better Hearing Center, 574 W. Hwy 105. (719) 627-9271. www.ABetterHearingCenter.com. See ad on page 11.
  • Cornerstone Cleaners, alterations and tailoring special, through Oct. 31, 1030 W. Baptist Rd. near King Soopers. (719) 487-0268. See ad on page 4.
  • Monument Cleaners, cleaning specials through Oct. 31. 15932 Jackson Creek Parkway In the Monument Marketplace. (719) 481-4485. See ad on page 5.
  • Monumental MedSpa, specials through Oct. 31. At The Loft, 4 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. See ad on page 7.
  • The Living Room, special through Oct. 31, 12229 Voyager Pkwy, Suite 100 Colorado Springs 80921. See ad on page 5.
  • Wreaths Across America, Fri.-Sun., Oct. 1-3. McCord’s Garden Center, 105 & McShane. Show your support! American Heritage Girls. Wreathsacrossamerica.org.
  • WMMI Miners’ Pumpkin Patch, Sat. Oct. 9 , 16, 23, 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 225 Northgate Blvd. $10 online ticket, $12 gate ticket, kids under 3 free. wmmi.org. See ad on 9
  • Arts Month: Monument Lake Mural Project Every Sat. starting Oct. 9 and go throughout the month until completion, 9-4 p.m. In celebration of Arts Month 2021, the community of Monument is invited to Monument Lake to help paint a mural of the Front Range designed by local artist Lawson Barney. For questions, please email events@tomgov.org.
  • Palmer Lake Community Chip/Mulch days, Sat., Oct. 9, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • McCord Garden Center Last day of the season, Sat., Oct. 9, www.mccords.com. See ad on page 5.
  • Awake the Lake .5K, Sun., Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to noon Fundraiser for Awake Palmer Lake, the 6th annual event, 500 meters. Includes donut feed station, beverages afterward at O’Malley’s. Fun, good costumes, and goodwill.
  • MVEA member appreciation days, Wed., Oct. 13, 11-1 p.m. Limon office 1655 Fifth St., Limon; Thu. Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Falcon Office, 11140 E. Woodmen Rd., Falcon. Join MVEA for lunch to celebrate 80 years of powering possibilities. See ad on 9
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month, Open House, Thu. Oct. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 1864 Woodmoor Drive Suite 216, Crossroads Literacy LLC and New Hope Reading Center LLC. See ad on page 5.
  • Annual Pumpkin Giveaway, Sat., Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 15986 Jackson Creek Parkway at the clock tower. Free candy, live music; bring a non-perishable food item for the food drive. Monument professional firefighters.
  • 100+ Women Who Care Bi-Annual Meeting. Wed., Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m. Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr, Monument. We are 100+ w omen committed to contributing $100 two times a year to local Tri-Lakes charities, which will positively impact our communities by allowing us to give up to $20,000 annually. Together we can make a difference that we can see! Big impact, without a big commitment. For more information on how to join us visit: http://www.100womenwhocaretrilakes.com.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society, Thu., Oct. 21, 7 p.m., The Long Expedition, a presentation by John Stansfield, Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce-Community Rm., 166 Second St., Monument. Meets the third Thu., Nov. 18, Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division. PLHS is now restarting its monthly programs September thru November at a temporary location due to the continued restoration of the traditional PLHS meeting location. Info: 719-559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Community Business Expo & Job Fair in partnership with Tri-Lakes YMCA. Thu., Oct. 21, 4-7 p.m. Tri-Lakes YMCA,17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy. Vendor registration info available soon. See www.trilakeschamber.com/community--business-expo.html.
  • Book Launch, author signing To Starve an Ember by Lisa Hatfield, Sat., Oct. 23, noon-3 p.m. at Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St. , Monument, 719-481-2665. See ad on page 4.
  • Front Range Maker’s Market. Sat., Oct. 23, 9 -4p.m. & Sun., Oct. 24, 10 - 3 p.m. Lewis-Palmer High School indoors. 125+ vendors (makers, artists, crafters, boutiques, food). 1300 Higby Rd., $5 . 25th year. 719-510-1477. www.FRmakersmarket.com. See ad on page 32
  • Trunk or Treat, Fri., Oct. 29, 5-7 p.m. food trucks, 6-7 p.m. trunk or treating. St. Peter Catholic School, 124 First St., Monument. Free . See ad on 2
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society meeting, Thu., Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce-Community Rm., 166 Second St., Monument. Presenter Col. Tom Duhs, Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division, followed with refreshments. All are welcome. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 719-559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Monumental Impact for Technology, Engineering and Entrepreneurship (MITEE) Exhibition, Sat., Nov. 20. Areas for drones, combat bots, Jetbots, Donkeycars and more. Currently looking for sponsors and volunteers. To participate or get involved, contact us at enable@monumentimpact.org, 719-387-7414.
  • Joys of the Season Holiday Home Tour, Fri.-Sat., Nov. 19-20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour five professionally decorated homes in north El Paso County to benefit community non profits. Presented by St. Aubyn Homes and Tri- Lakes Women’s Club. For details and tickets, visit www.Joysoftheseasonht.org. See ad on page 32.

Our community Calendar carries listings on a space-available basis for Tri-Lakes events that are sponsored by local governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations. We include events that are open to the general public and are not religious or self-promotional in nature. If space is available, complimentary calendar listings are included, when requested, for events advertised in the current issue. To have your event listed at no charge in Our Community Calendar, please call (719) 339-7831 or send the information to calendar@ocn.me or Our Community News, P.O. Box 1742, Monument, Colorado 80132.

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