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

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

Upcoming Events  - Our Community Calendar is subdivided into

Governmental Bodies
Local Library Events
Weekly and Monthly Events
Special Events

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

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

Governmental Bodies

  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Mon., Mar. 9, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: 719-488-2525, www.woodmoorwater.com.
  • El Paso Board of County Commissioners Meeting, Tue., Mar. 10, 9 a.m. Centennial Hall, 200 South Cascade Ave., Suite 150, Colo. Springs. Meets every Tue. and Thu. Info: 719-520-6430, www.agendasuite.org/iip/elpaso.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Mar. 10, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks, 481-4053.
  • Meet the Monument Board of Trustees Candidates, Tue., Mar. 10, 6-8 p.m., 166 Second St., Monument. The town will hold its regular municipal election April 7, and three trustees will be elected for 4-year terms. Info: Terri, 719-481-3282.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 11, 9 a.m., 120 Middle Glenway. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 719-481-2732. www.plsd.org.
  • El Paso County Park Advisory Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 11, 1:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade. Info: 719-520-7529.
  • Monument Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Mar. 11, 6:30 p.m. Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Live-streamed at http://bit.ly/2uZxjfa. Info: 719-884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., Mar. 12, 6 p.m., Lab 312, 1150 Village Ridge Point, Monument. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 719-481-1950, www.monumentacademy.net/school-board.
  • Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Mar. 12, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 719-481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board Meeting, Mon., Mar. 16, 6 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meets 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 719-867-8690, knameika@lewispalmer.org, www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Mar. 16, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Normally meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 719-884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Mar. 17, 9 a.m., 2880 International Circle (off Union Blvd & Printers Pkwy). Meets 1st & 3rd Tue. (if required) each month. Find agendas: https://planningdevelopment.elpasoco.com/el-paso-county-planning-commission/2019-meetings/. Info: 719-520-6300.
  • Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Mar. 17, 7 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 719-488-8680.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 18, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 719-481-4886.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 18, 5:30 p.m., 16055 Old Forest Point, Suite 300, Monument. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 719-488-6868, www.triviewmetro.com.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 18, 6 p.m., Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 719-481-0711.
  • Palmer Lake Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Mar. 18, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 719-481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 18, 7 p.m., Station 1, 11445 Teachout Road, Colorado Springs. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 719-495-4300.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Board Workshop, Thu., Mar. 19, 1:30 p.m., 15850 Holbein Dr. Workshop is open to the public. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 719-488-3603, www.donalawater.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 25, 6:30 p.m., TLMFPD Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: Jennifer Martin, 719-484-0911, www.tlmfire.org.
  • Woodmoor Improvement Association Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 25, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: 719-488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.

Local Library Events

For information on library events, see the library events column on page 24 and visit www.ppld.org.

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

Weekly and Monthly Events

  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Club Breakfast Meeting, every Sat., 7:30 a.m., D-38 Admin. Building, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Guests are welcome at weekly meetings featuring speakers on a variety of topics and a free continental breakfast. Memberships open to the public. Join the 150+ men & women of the Tri-Lakes area who work together to make a difference for youth and our community. Info: RF Smith, 719-210-4987, www.MHKiwanis.org. See ad on page 3.
  • Aliyah Congregation, every Sat., 10 a.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Visitors are welcome. Info: 719-330-2382, www.aliyahcongregation.com. See ad on page 31.
  • 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.
  • Lions Clubs Bingo, every Sat., 10 a.m., and Wed., 7 p.m.; Carefree Bingo, 3440 N. Carefree Circle, Colo. Springs. Tri-Lakes Lions Clubís portion of the proceeds benefit those in need in the Tri-Lakes Community. Info: Jim Naylor, 719-481-8741 or www.trilakeslionsclub.org.
  • The Wine Seller Free Wine Tastings, every Sat., 1-4 p.m., 2805 Roberts Dr., Monument. Info: 719-488-3019, www.thewineseller.net.
  • Faithful Friends, Sat., Mar. 7, 3-4:30 p.m., Wesley Owens Coffee & Cafe, 1744 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument. This monthís topic: "You Canít Make This Stuff Up! (tall tales that arenít)." Now meets 1st Sat. each month. RSVP & Info: Ellen, 303-526-5000.
  • 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: 719-481-8668, www.americanlegiontrilakespost911.com/bingo.htm.
  • Artful Outdoors: Weekly art and nature hikes, most Sat.-Sun., 1-3 p.m. and by appointment. Join Janet Sellers at local nature, cultural, and gallery spots. Info: 719-357-7454, www.StartMyArt.com.
  • Fuel Church Sunday Service, every Sun., 9:30 a.m. New hours, 9:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m., kids service ages 4-11 @ 9:15 a.m. only, 14960 Woodcarver Rd. (just west of I-25 off Baptist Road). Non-denominational, spirit led. Info: info@fuel.org, www.fuelchurch.org. See ad on page 14.
  • 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: 719-488-1365, www.tlumc.org. See ad on page 3.
  • Black Forest Community Church Sunday Worship, every Sun., 10 a.m., 6845 Shoup Rd. All are welcome to the family friendly services. Info: www.blackforestcommunitychurch.org.
  • 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 6.
  • Tai-Chi Class, every Mon., 10 a.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Cost: $5. Drop-ins welcome. Info: 719-481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • 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., 4452 North Chestnut St., room 252, Colo. Springs. Info: Glenn, 719-260-6551; www.artfullyspeaking.toastmastersclubs.org.
  • Womenís A.A. Step Study, every Mon., 6:30 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 Baptist Rd. Park in west lot. Info: 719-360-4306.
  • Monument Life Recovery Group, every Mon., 6:30-8 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. Find support seeking freedom from addictions and family members with practical tools for change. Daycare provided for children under age 11. Info: 719-481-3600.
  • 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.
  • Blue Wave Taekwondo Club, every Mon. & Fri.; 4:30 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. New members welcome. Cost: $15 ea. to cover rental, first class FREE! Info: Alex Ratcliff, TaekwondoBlueWave@gmail.co, 817-962-8044.
  • 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 719-884-2304.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Free child admission with a paid adult during April. Daily guided tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost: $11 adults, $10 military/AAA, $9 seniors & students, $6 children 3-12, free to children under 3 & museum members. Info: 719-488-0880, 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. Volunteers needed, phone 716-464-6873. To donate furniture, call 719-488-3495 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: 719-630-2604, hbrandon@ppymca.org, www.ppymca.org.
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families Meeting: ACA Promises, every Tue., 6:30-7:30 p.m., Natural Grocers meeting room, 1216 W. Baptist Rd., Monument. Learn to re-parent yourself with gentleness, humor, love, and respect. Info: Stacey, 206-384-8285, www.adultchildren.org (click on Newcomer).
  • 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, 719-481-9258.
  • Essentrics Fitness Program at Senior Center, every Tue. at 12:30 p.m. & Thu. at 8 a.m., Lewis-Palmer High School modular building across from the YMCA, on Jackson Creek Pkwy. All fitness levels can prevent injury and improve posture and flexibility. Registration & Info: Sue Walker, 719-330-0241.
  • Peak Reader Childrenís Literacy Program, every Tue. & Thu., 5:30-6:30 p.m., Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Free one-to-one tutoring for children reading below grade level. To enroll your child or volunteer as a tutor, visit www.childrensliteracycenter.org or call 719-471-8672.
  • 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, 719-481-9258.
  • A.A. Big Book Study, every Thu., 7 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 W. Baptist Rd. Info: 719-481-0431.
  • Live Music at the Speedtrap, every Thu. open mic 7-9:30 p.m., musicians every Fri. & Sat., 8-11 p.m., 84 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Info: 719-488-2007, www.speedtrapbistro.com. For a list of featured musicians see ad on page 5.
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), every Fri., 8 a.m., Monument Chamber of Commerce, 166 2nd St., Monument. Info: Terry, 719-684-4912, or visit www.TOPS.org.
  • Pikes Peak Music Teachers Association Meeting, Tue., Mar. 10, 9:30 a.m., Graner Music, 4460 Barnes Rd., Colo. Springs. Town Hall Meeting/Round Table Discussion. Music teachers and students meet for coffee, fruit, pastries, a meeting, and presentation. Non-members welcome. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: 307-760-6426, deemoody636@gmail.com, www.ppmta.org.
  • Black Forest AARP Restaurant Lunch & Meeting, Wed., Mar. 11, 11:30 a.m., Texas T-Bone, 5245 N. Academy Blvd. All ages welcome. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. RSVP & Info: Stan, 719-596-6787, www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Wed., Mar. 11, 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, 719-577-4448.
  • Senior Bingo, Thu., Mar. 12, 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, 719-488-3037.
  • Tri-Lakes Chamber Monthly Education Series: New CO Legislation: How to Leverage People as Business Advantage, Thu., Mar. 12, 9-11 a.m., 166 Second St., Monument. Free. Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 719-481-3282.
  • Bridge, Thu., Mar. 12, 1-4 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center, 1300 Higby Road, Monument. Meets 2nd Thu. each month, Sept.-June. Info: www.trilakesseniors.org/programs/events.html.
  • Ben Lomond Gun Club, Tri-Lakes Chapter, Thu., Mar. 12, 7 p.m., Tri-Lakes Fire Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105 west of Monument near the bowling alley. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 719-481-3364.
  • Silver Center Book Club, Fri., Mar. 13, 11 a.m.-noon, Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. The March book is ĎOne Thousand White Women" by Jim Fergus. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Fri. each month. Coffee & snacks served. RSVP & Info: Sue, 719-330-0241.
  • La Leche League Meeting, Fri., Mar. 13, 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, 719-440-2477, kdghorashi@gmail.com.
  • El Paso County Hazardous Materials & Recycling Collection Facility, Sat., Mar. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3255 Akers Dr., Colorado Springs. Open the 2nd Sat. each month as well as Mon.-Thu., 7 a.m.-5 p.m., accepts porcelain fixtures, common recyclable items, household hazardous waste, various electronics, and TVs up to 19-inch diagonal. Bring a nonperishable food item for Care and Share. Info: 719-520-7878, http://adm.elpasoco.com/Environmental_Services/Solid_Waste_Management.
  • Palmer Lake Art Group, Sat., Mar. 14, 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: 719-487-1329, www.palmerlakeartgroup.com.
  • Alzheimerís Caregiver Support Group, Sat., Mar. 14, 9:45-11:30 a.m., The First National Bank of Monument, 581 Hwy 105. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: Gail, 719-481-3711.
  • NEPCO Meeting, Sat., Mar. 14, 10 a.m.-noon, New Monument Town Hall & Police Building, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. All are welcome to this meeting of local homeowners associations. Info: 481-2723 or visit www.nepco.org.
  • Amateur Radio WōTLM (Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association), Mon., Mar. 16. All amateur radio operators or those interested in becoming amateur radio operators are welcome. Meets 3rd Mon. Check the website for details. Info: Joyce Witte, 719-661-9824, Joycewitte@gmail.com; www.W0TLM.com.
  • Outpouring: TLUMC Supporting our Community, Tue., Mar. 17, 7 p.m., 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., Mar. 18, 11:30 a.m., Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Dr., Colo. Springs. Interesting speakers and programs; all are welcome. Meets 1st & 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Garrett Barton, 719-433-5396; Duane Gritzmaker, 719-481-2424; www.gleneaglesertoma.org.
  • Senior Bingo, Wed., Mar. 18, 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., Mar. 18, 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., Mar. 18, 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, 719-488-1902, carlsonmkc@aol.com.
  • Senior Tea, Thu., Mar. 19, 12-1:30 p.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center at Lewis-Palmer High School (across from the YMCA). Come early to socialize. Volunteers needed. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Reservations required: contact Sue, 464-6873, sue@monumentalfitness.com.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society Meeting, Thu., Mar. 19, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. John Haney presents "Pikes Peak Trolleys."All are welcome. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 719-559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Gleneagle Womenís Club, Fri., Mar. 20. Come for lunch, book discussions, bridge, and more. Location for lunch varies. Meets every third Fri., Sept.-June. Info: Syble Krafft, 719-488-2669.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Mar. 20, 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, 719-577-4448.
  • The Breakfast Club, Sat., Mar. 21, 8:30 a.m., The Ridge at Castle Pines North (Ridge Grill and Bar), 1414 Castle Pines Pkwy. Single people 50+ meet new friends and have fun. Meets 3rd Sat. each month. Info: 303-815-8428, www.TBC50plus.org.
  • Monument Hill Farmers Market Winter Indoor Market, Sat., Mar. 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Grace Best, 66 Jefferson St., Monument. Shop all your old favorites. Meets every 3rd Sat. through April. Info: 719-592-9420. See ad on page 5.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinsonís Disease Support Group, Sat., Mar. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St, Monument. Come for socializing, discussions on Parkinsonís-related issues including available support, and occasional speakers. Meets 3rd Sat. each month. Info: Syble Krafft, 488-2669.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Mar. 24, 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., Mar. 25, 1-4 p.m., 12455 Black Forest Rd. Meets 4th Wed. each month except Nov. & Dec. Info: aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Friends of Fox Run Park, Thu., Mar. 26, 5:30 p.m., Southwinds Fine Art Gallery upstairs, 16575 Rollercoaster Rd. (corner of Baptist and Rollercoaster Roads). Join the growing group to learn about volunteering and supporting the park for safety, trails, trees, education, more. Guest speaker each month. Meets 4th Thu. each month. Info: 719-492-0355, janetsellers@ocn.me.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Mar. 27, Silver Alliance Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $35 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed., 3rd and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 719-577-4448.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, Wed., Apr. 1, 11:30 a.m., Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Dr., Colo. 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.
  • Tri-Lakes Lions Club Meeting, Thu., Apr. 2, 6:30 p.m,, Country Club of Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. Membership open to the public. Join Lions, or the Leo Youth Club, to help support the Tri-Lakes Community. Meets first Thu. each month. Info: Jim Naylor, 719-481-8741; www.trilakeslionsclub.org.
  • Palmer Divide Quiltmakers, Thu., Apr. 2, 6:45 p.m., Monument Hill Church, 18725 Monument Hill Rd., Unit 18, Monument. Meets 1st Thu. each month. Info: PDQ504@gmail.com.
  • 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

  • Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Chamber Concert: Colin McAllister, Classical Guitar, Sun., Mar. 8, 2:30-4 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane, Colo. Springs. Cost: $25. Buy tickets online: www.benethillmonastery.org. Info: 719-633-0655, ext. 132.
  • Tapping into Theology: The Shroud and the First Holy Week, Tue., Mar. 10, 7-9 p.m., St. Peter Parish Ministry Center, 155 Jefferson St., Monument. Dr. John and Rebecca Jackson (directors of the Turin Shroud Center in Colorado Springs) will address the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, called the greatest Christian relic of the Passion of Christ and venerated for centuries by people around the world. RSVP by March 6. RSVP & Info: stephanierkemp@gmail.com.
  • WMMI Lecture Series: Colorado Pegmatites, Tue., Mar. 10, 7-8 p.m., Western Museum of Mining, 225 North Gate Blvd. RSVP & Info: 719-488-0880, or online, https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/wmmi/items/190323/calendar/?flow=41147.
  • Screenagers Next Chapter, Wed., Mar. 11, 6:30-8 p.m., Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. "Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience" is the sequel to the award-winning documentary, Screenagers. Free, all are welcome. Info: 719-481-9546, info@lewispalmer.org.
  • Water-wise Gardening: Smart, classy design and plant selection to save water, Fri., Mar. 13, 10-11:30 a.m., Chamber of Commerce Community Room, 166 Second St., Monument. RSVP & Info: 719-884-8013, www.townofmonument.org, then click on Community, then Town of Monument Newsletter.
  • Fish Fry Fridays with St. Peter Knights of Columbus, Fri., Mar. 13, 4:30-7 p.m., Jaeger Hall, 55 Jefferson, Monument. Dinner includes cod and limited grilled salmon, red potatoes, cole slaw, clam chowder, dessert, and beverages. Cost: $10 adults, $6 under age 12, $28 families. Repeats every Friday in March. Info: 719-481-3511 or www.petertherock.org.
  • Oasis Band at Jackson Creek Senior Living, Fri., Mar. 13, 6:30 p.m., 16601 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. RSVP & Info: 259-0448, www.JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com.
  • Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Free Film: Lessons From a School Shooting, Fri., Mar. 13, 6:30 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane. After the events of the Sandy Hook Massacre, a priest from Dunblane, Scotland, reached out to offer his support to a priest in the area. Online registration is requested: www.benethillmonastery.org. Info: 633-0655. See ad on page 8.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society: The Cody Sisters, Fri., Mar. 13, 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15. Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. at Shoup Road. Cost: $15 general, $8 BRAS members, $5 non-member students with ID. Info: Joe Maio, 719-528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • Moors & McCumber Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Mar. 13, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Merle Haggard tribute. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • St. Patrickís Day at Pikes Peak Brewing Co., Fri.-Sat., Mar. 13-14, 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Chef Bobís Lobsta Trap food truck at noon, live music 7 p.m. Fri.; Irish meals all day Sat., sing-along, music and dancing, pipers and drummers, and more! Info: www.PikesPeakBrewing.com. See ad on page 12.
  • Spotlight on Local Authors at Covered Treasures Bookstore, Sat., Mar. 14, 1-3 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. Nancy Kent-Koenig will sign Full Immersion, Donna Schlachter will sign Double Jeopardy, Jean Alfieri will sign Zuggy the Rescue Dog, Kim Myers and Luke Flowers will sign Rackitty and Theodora, and Kim Yates will sign Hobblestocks. Refreshments will be served. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • To Catch a Thief, Mon., Mar. 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 166 Second St., Monument. Learn about the red flags of fraud and some fraud prevention tips for your small business. Free. Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 719-299-5520, Robyn@FactsFiguresForensics.com, www.JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com.
  • Celtic Steps Dance Company, Tue., Mar. 17, 3:30 p.m., 16601 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. RSVP & Info: 259-0448, www.JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com.
  • Black Forest AARP Driver Safety Class, Thu., Mar. 19, 11:45 a.m., 12455 Black Forest Rd. RSVP & Info: Stephen, 597-5683; www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • The Historic Age of Antarctic Exploration, Fri., Mar. 20, 10:30 a.m., 16601 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Local firefighter and former Antarctic research station worker Scott Brock will discuss the continentís history, highlighting Shackletonís Endurance Voyage and the attainment of the South Pole. RSVP & Info: 719-725-6060, www.JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com. See ad on page 18.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Family Day: Science, Sat., Mar. 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Tesla demos, hands-on experiments, and more. The museum is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $11 adults, $10 military/AAA, $9 seniors, $8 students, $6 children 3-12, free to children under 3 & museum members. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org. See ad on page 3.
  • Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Chamber Concert: Crystal Creek Folk Ensemble, Sun., Mar. 22, 2:30-4 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane, Colo. Springs. Cost: $25. Buy tickets online: www.benethillmonastery.org. Info: 719-633-0655, ext. 132.
  • Suzy Bogguss Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Sun., Mar. 22, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Merle Haggard tribute. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Bill Nance Memorial Blood Drive, Thu., Mar. 26, 1-5:30 p.m., Antelope Trails Elementary School, 15280 Jessie Dr. Walk-ins welcome, driverís license required. Sponsored by Gleneagle Sertoma Club. RSVP & Info: 488-9879.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society: Greg Blake & Real Country, Fri., Mar. 27, 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, 719-528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Basics, six Sat., beginning Apr. 4, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., north Colo. Springs. NAMI Basics is a free, six-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed. Register online at www.namicoloradosprings.org. Info: 719-473-8477 or email info@namicos.org.
  • Poetry Month at Covered Treasures Bookstore, Sat., Apr. 4, 1-3 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. Cora Maddox will sign The Dance of Poetry, Joseph Murphy will sign Having Lived, Annalise Phenix will sign Undisturbed by Reality, and Kathryn Winogard will sign All into Breath and Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children, a book of essays. Kathryn will lead a small workshop on Poetry in Prose. Refreshments will be served. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Holy Week at Black Forest Community Church, Palm Sunday, Apr. 5, 10 a.m.; Stations of the Cross through Apr. 10; Maundy Thursday Service Apr. 9, noon, soup lunch follows; Easter Sunday Apr. 12; 6845 Shoup Rd. All are welcome to the family-friendly services. Info: www.blackforestcommunitychurch.org. See ad on page 5.
  • Wildfire Preparedness Meeting, Tue., Apr. 7, 10 a.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Learn about resources and training for homeowners and owners associations for wildfire mitigation and Firewise communities. Meets 1st Tue. each month. Info: Matthew Nelson 719-488-2693 ext 4, matthew@woodmoor.org.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family-to-Family, twelve Wed., beginning Apr. 8, 6-8:30 p.m., northeast Colo. Springs. This free class is an evidence-based, 12-week course for family and friends of individuals with serious mental illnesses. Register online at www.namicoloradosprings.org. Info: 719-473-8477 or email info@namicos.org.
  • Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid Certification Course, Sat., Apr. 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. American Heart Association course. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a sack lunch. Reservations required. Register online: www.tlumc.org/events/event-registration. Info: epg@tlumc.org. See ad on page 6.
  • Rocky Mountain Music Alliance Concert: Piano 4 Hands Extravaganza, Sat., Apr. 18, 7 p.m., The Church at Woodmoor, 18125 Furrow Rd., Monument. Cost: $15 at the door or online, free for students with ID and children 18 and under. Info: www.rmmaconcerts.org. See ad on page 2.
  • Western Saloon Night at WMMI, Sat., Apr. 25, 6-9 p.m., Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd. Wear your best Western attire for this evening of BBQ dinner, whiskey and wine tasting, live music, silent auctions and raffles to benefit the museum. Cost: $50, online or at the museum. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, rsvp@wmmi.org. See ad on page 12.
  • Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Free Film Series Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 (winner of 2018 Best Documentary Short Subject Oscar) and Any Wednesday, Fri., May 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane, Colo. Springs. RSVP & Info: 633-0655, Ext 132, registrations@benethillmonastery.org, www.benethillmonastery.org. See ad on page 8.
  • Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Concert in the Forest, Sun., May 3, 2:30 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane, Colo. Springs. The artistry of pianist Dr. Zahari Metchkov and violinist Dr. Timothy Hsu. Advance tickets $25, at the door $30. RSVP & Info: 633-0655, Ext 132, registrations@benethillmonastery.org, www.benethillmonastery.org. See ad on page 8.
  • Tri-Lakes Womenís Clubís Spring into Vintage, Sat.-Sun., May 2-3, Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. The spring show offers antiques, premier artwork, plus jewelry, furniture, dishes, coins, and more. The Bakery will have beautifully wrapped homemade cakes, pies, breads, fudge, brownies, biscotti and special dietary goodies. Gourmet food trucks will serve a variety of delectable menu items. All proceeds from the show benefit nonprofits and public schools in the Tri-Lakes area. For more information on the club, go to www.tlwc.net.
  • National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) 10th Annual Fundraiser Luncheon: Stand in the Light, Mon., May 11, noon-1 p.m. (doors open 11:30 a.m.), The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., Colo. Springs. No cost to attend. Info: admin@namicos.org.

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