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June 6, 2016
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Jun. 6, 6:30 p.m.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jun. 8, 10 a.m.
  • Palmer Lake Planning Commission Workshop, Wed., Jun. 8, 6 p.m.
  • D-38 Special Education Advisory Council, Wed., Jun. 8, 6 p.m.
  • Monument Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Jun. 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Jun. 9, 1 p.m.
  • Town of Monument Public Forum: Water Rates, Thu., Jun. 9, 6 p.m.
  • Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Jun. 9, 6:30 p.m.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Tue., Jun. 9, 7 p.m.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Jun. 14, 10 a.m.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Jun. 14, 5 p.m.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jun. 15, 6 p.m.
  • Palmer Lake Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Jun. 15, 6 p.m.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Jun. 16, 10 a.m.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Jun. 16, 1:30 p.m.
  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board Meeting, Tue., Jun. 16, 6 p.m.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Jun. 20, 6:30 p.m.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Jun. 21, 9 a.m.
  • Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Jun. 21, 7 p.m.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Jun. 22, 6:30 p.m.
  • Woodmoor Improvement Association Board Meeting, Wed., Jun. 22, 7 p.m.
  • Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Thu., Jun. 23, 5:30 p.m.
  • Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Jun. 23, 6:30 p.m.
  • Ronny Cox Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Jun. 10, 7 p.m.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society Open Stage headlined by Railsplitters, Fri., Jun. 10, opening act at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15.
  • Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby Race, Sun., Jun. 12, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Science Matters Full Day Summer Camp at Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), Mon.-Fri., Jun. 13-17, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Second session Jul. 18-22.
  • Monument Hill Church Vacation Bible School, Mon.-Fri., Jun. 13-17, 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • CASA 4-1-1 Hour, Wed., Jun. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Buffalo Grass Acoustic Society Open Stage featuring Jim Young, cowboy vocals, Fri., Jun. 17, show at 7 p.m., free jam session at 5:30 p.m.
  • Pikes Peak Brewing Company 5th Anniversary Celebration, Sat., Jun. 18, noon-11 p.m.
  • Father’s Day Ice Cream Social, Sun., Jun. 19, 2-4 p.m.
  • Sunday Summer Concerts in the Backyard at Pikes Peak Brewing Company, Sun., Jun. 19, 5-8 p.m.
  • HOA Board Member Informational Free Breakfast, Wed., Jun. 22, 9 a.m.
  • Free Movie Night: Jurassic Park, Thu., Jun. 23, 7 p.m.
  • The Accidentals Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Jun. 24, 7 p.m.
  • Woodmoor Community Garage Sale, Fri.-Sat., Jun. 24-25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Fri., Jun. 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society Open Stage headlined by Doug Smith, Grammy Award winning acoustic guitarist, Fri., Jun. 24, opening act at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15.
  • Climb for Courage, Stair Climb Race and Family Festival, Sat., Jun. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Pickin’ On The Divide, Sat., Jun. 25, 18125 Furrow Rd., Monument. 9 a.m.-noon, Fiddlin’ Competition. Bands noon-5 p.m.
  • Purely Ponds Parade of Ponds, Sat.-Sun., Jun 25-26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Spotlight Community Theatre Annual Summer Musical Theatre: In the Good Ol Summertime Broadway Revue, Mon.-Tue., Jun. 27-28.
  • Free Movie Night: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Thu., Jun. 30, 7 p.m.
  • First Friday Opening Reception: Nexus, painting by Heidi Jeub, Fri., Jul. 1, 6-8 p.m.
  • Monument Community Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School, Mon.-Fri., Jul. 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon.
4th of July Events
  • 7 a.m., Palmer Lake 4 Mile Fun Run.
  • 7-10 a.m., Pancake breakfast, St Peter Catholic Church.
  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Street Fair
  • 9:30 a.m., Monument Hill Kiwanis Children’s Parade
  • 10 a.m.-noon, Monument Hill Kiwanis 4th of July Parade.
  • 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Tri-Lakes Chamber Beer Garden
  • Noon-9 p.m., Monument Music Festival
  • 7-9 p.m., Bands play at the Palmer Lake baseball diamond
  • 9 p.m., Palmer Lake fireworks at dusk

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Vol. 16 No. 6 - June 4, 2016

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Vol. 16 No. 5 - May 7, 2016

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April 2, 2016 issue corrections

The following was inadvertently omitted from our community calendar:

Tai Chi for Health and Wellness Classes with Maureen Caldwell, every Mon., noon-1 p.m., Dance Art Academy, 13866 Gleneagle Dr. Also meets Wed., 6:15-7:15 p.m. Info: 232-1618, sifumo@whitecranetaichi.net.

On page 26, the photo credit for the MA Green4Green Fundraiser was incorrectly attributed to Jackie Burhans. It should have read: Photo by Laura Polen, www.footstepsphotography.com.

OCN regrets the errors.

Vol. 16 No. 4 - April 2, 2016

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Vol. 16 No. 3 - March 5, 2016

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Vol. 16 No. 2 - February 6, 2016

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Vol. 16 No. 1 - January 9, 2016

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