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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

  • Tri-Lakes Land Use Committee Meeting, Mon., Nov. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 166 2nd St., Monument. Get involved: give input on proposed developments in the Tri-Lakes area to influence the direction of growth. All are welcome. Meets 1st Mon. each month. Info: TriLakesluc@gmail.com.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Nov. 7, 9 a.m., 2880 International Circle (off Union Blvd & Printers Pkwy). Meets 1st & 3rd Tue. (if required) each month. Info: 520-6300, http://adm2.elpasoco.com/planning/agendas/pc/pc-agn.asp.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Nov. 8, 9 a.m., 120 Middle Glenway. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2732. www.plsd.org.
  • Palmer Lake Planning Commission Workshop, Wed., Nov. 8, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Monument Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m.. Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • D-38 Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), Wed., Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 785-4208, cpetersen@lewispalmer.org.
  • Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Nov. 9, 1 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 488-2525, www.woodmoorwater.com.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., Nov. 9, 6 p.m., school library, 1150 Village Ridge Point, Monument. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-1950, www.monumentacademy.net/school-board.
  • Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd & 4th Thu. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Nov. 14, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks, 481-4053.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Nov. 14, 5 p.m., 15275 Struthers Rd. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: 488-6868, www.colorado.gov/triviewmetro.
  • D-38 Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) Meeting, Tue., Nov. 14, 7-8:30 p.m., Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. Optional LPHS campus tour, 6:30 -7 p.m. Meets 2nd Tue. each month, location varies. Info: 488-4700, www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Nov. 15, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Now meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-4886.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Nov. 15, 6 p.m., Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-0711.
  • Palmer Lake Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Nov. 15, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., TLMFPD Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105. Normally meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: Jennifer Martin, 484-0911, www.tlmfire.org.
  • Woodmoor Improvement Association Board Meeting, Wed., Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Normally meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: 488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Long Term Strategy Workshop Public Meeting, Thu., Nov. 16, 9 a.m., 15850 Holbein Dr., Colorado Springs. Normally meets 3rd Thu. each month. Next regular meeting is Dec. 7; includes 2018 budget public hearing. Info: 488-3603, www.donalawater.org.
  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board Meeting & Public Hearing on Monument Academy Charter School Expansion Application, Thu., Nov. 16, 6 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. The board will vote on the expansion application following the public hearing. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. See ad on page 28. Info: 488-4700, www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon, Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Board Room, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Meets 1st and 3rd Mon. each month. Info: 884-8017, www.townofmonument.org.
  • El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Nov. 21, 9 a.m., 2880 International Circle (off Union Blvd & Printers Pkwy). Meets 1st & 3rd Tue. (if required) each month. Info: 520-6300, http://adm2.elpasoco.com/planning/agendas/pc/pc-agn.asp.
  • Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Nov. 21, 7 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 488-8680.
  • Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Wed., Nov. 22, 6 p.m., Monument Sanitation District board room, 130 Second St. Meets 4th Wed. each month, Info: 488-2110, www.fvawd.com.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Public Budget Hearing & Board Meeting, Thu., Dec. 7, 1:30 p.m., 15850 Holbein Dr., Colorado Springs. Normally meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-3603, www.donalawater.org.

Local Library Events

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

All branches will close 6 p.m. Nov. 22-Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving

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., 8 a.m., D-38 Administration Building, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Guests are welcome to the weekly meetings that feature speakers on a variety of topics and a free buffet breakfast. Join the 140+ men and women of the Tri-Lakes area who work together on projects to support our community. Info: Bob Hayes, 481-9693, www.monumenthillkiwanis.org.
  • Bingo by the American Legion, every Sat., game sales start at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m., the Depot Restaurant, in Palmer Lake. Proceeds go to scholarships and other community support activities. Info: 481-8668, www.americanlegiontrilakespost911.com/bingo.htm.
  • Watercolor Painting Demo, with art class afterward, every Sat.-Sun., 3-5 p.m. For watercolor art for fun and good health, join Janet Sellers and get free local scene coloring pages while she demos at local cultural, coffee, and food spots. RSVP & Info: janetsellers10@gmail.com, 357-7454.
  • Fuel Church Sunday Service, every Sun., 9:30 a.m. fellowship with free donuts and coffee, 10 a.m. main service; 14960 Woodcarver Rd. (just west of I-25 off Baptist Road). Non-denominational, spirit-led. See ad on page 10. Info: info@fuel.org, www.fuelchurch.org.
  • Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church Worship Hours, every Sun., traditional services 8 & 11 a.m., contemporary service 9:30 a.m., Sunday school, all ages, 9:30 a.m., 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. See ad on page 3. Info: 488-1365, www.tlumc.org.
  • Cathedral Rock Church Sunday Service, every Sun., 10 a.m., Tri-Lakes YMCA, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. See ad on page 11. Info: www.cathedralrockchurch.org.
  • Tai-Chi Class, every Mon., 9-10:30 a.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Cost: $5. Drop-ins welcome. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Seniors: Tai Chi Classes, every Mon., 11–noon, Senior Center at Lewis-Palmer High School (across from the YMCA). This soft, slow, and gentle form of exercise has many benefits. Registration required. $3 suggested donation. RSVP & Info: 464-6873.
  • Seniors Monday Movie Matinee, every Mon., 1-4 p.m., Tri-Lakes 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.
  • Sew Motion Knitting & Crochet Social Group, every Mon., 3-5 p.m., 862 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Drop in, work on your yarn related projects, meet some new like-minded friends. No membership fee, no obligation. Info: 481-1565, www.sew-motion.com.
  • Artfully Speaking Toastmasters, every Mon., 5:45 p.m., DeVry University, 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd., room 13. Info: Jon Walsh, 640-9428; www.artfullyspeaking.toastmastersclubs.org.
  • Women’s A.A. Step Study, every Mon., 6 p.m. Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 W. Baptist Rd. Info: 481-0431.
  • Yin Yoga Classes, every Mon., 6:30-7:45 p.m., Yoga Pathways Studio, 755 Hwy 105, West End Center, Suite A (3⁄4 mile west of Safeway). A slow yoga practice; all levels welcome. First class always free. Info: Deb Harano, 338-8467; DimensionsYoga@gmail.com.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Bingo, every Mon., 7:30 pm, Carefree Bingo, 3440 N. Carefree Circle, Colo. Springs. All proceeds benefit those in need in the Tri-Lakes Community. Info: mark.zeiger@gmail.com.
  • Adult Literacy Class, every Mon. & Wed., 6-7:30 p.m., D-38 Admin. Building, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Open to the public. Info: 488-4700.
  • Senior Citizen Luncheons, every Mon.-Fri.,, 12-12:30 p.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. See the menu for the month in the Senior Beat newsletter. A $2.25 donation is requested. Stay for bingo the 2nd Thu. each month. Reservations are requested, phone 884-2304.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Daily guided tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost: $9 adults, $8 military/AAA, $7 seniors & students, $5 children 3-12, free to children under 3 & museum members. Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance Thrift Store, open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 755 Hwy 105, Suite N, in the West End Center. Seniors 62+ get a 20% discount on Wednesdays. All proceeds support Tri-Lakes Senior Programs. To donate furniture, call 488-3495 for a pickup. See ad on page 32. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org.
  • Tri-Lakes YMCA Senior Coffee, every Tue., 9:30-11:30 a.m., 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Members and non-members are welcome. Socialize, have coffee and snacks in the front lobby. Free. Info: 630-2604, hbrandon@ppymca.org, www.ppymca.org.
  • Al-anon Meeting: Monument Serenity, every Tue., 7:30-8:30 p.m., Ascent Church, (formerly the Tri-Lakes Chapel) 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. Info: Kay, 481-9258.
  • Act II Thrift Shop, open Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds benefit Tri-Lakes area non-profits. Info: 487-3268, cara@mynothlandchurch.org, www.mynorthlandchurch.org/act-ii.
  • Palmer Divide Run Club Social Run, every Wed., 6 p.m., If you like to run or walk a 5K and enjoy local food and beverages, join us! Info: PalmerDivideRunClub@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/PalmerDivideRunClub/
  • Tri-Lakes Awana Club, every Wed., 6-7:45 p.m., 14960 Woodcarver Rd. (just west of I-25 off Baptist Road). For kids ages 5-12, club hosted by Fuel Church. Info: www.trilakesawana.org.
  • 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.
  • D-38 Home School Enrichment Academy, every Thu., 8:20 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Grace Best Education Center, 66 Jefferson St., Monument. Use east entrance on Adams Street. A program designed to support families of homeschooled students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Info: ctanner@lewispalmer.org, or enroll online at www.lewispalmer.org/domain/543.
  • Al-anon Meeting: Letting Go, every Thu., 9-10:10 a.m., Tri-Lakes Chapel, room 209, 1750 Deer Creek Rd., Monument. Info: Kay, 481-9258.
  • A.A. Big Book Study, every Thu., 7 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 W. Baptist Rd. Info: 481-0431.
  • Tri-Lakes Chamber Monthly Education Series: Marketing on a Shoestring Budget, Tue., Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 166 Second St., Monument. Free. Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 481-3282.
  • Black Forest AARP Potluck Lunch & Meeting, Wed., Nov. 8, noon, Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. All ages welcome. Normally meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: Chuck, 749-9227, or www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Wed., Nov. 8, Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines your feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $30 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed. and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • Senior Bingo, Thu., Nov. 9, Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, after the senior lunch. Come for lunch at noon, then stay and play. Free! Prizes! Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: Maggie Nealon, 488-3037.
  • Bridge, Thu., Nov. 9, 1-4 p.m., Tri-Lakes Senior Center located on Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Walk-ins are welcome. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Reservation suggested: call Judy, 626-399-2733.
  • Legacy Sertoma Dinner Meeting, Thu., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., Monument Hill Country Club, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. New members and visitors welcome. Meets 2nd & 4th Thu. each month. Info: Ed Kinney, 481-2750.
  • Ben Lomond Gun Club, Tri-Lakes Chapter, Thu., Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Tri-Lakes Fire Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105 west of Monument near the bowling alley. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-3364.
  • La Leche League Meeting, Fri., Nov. 10, 10 a.m., Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Mothers, babies, and mothers-to-be are all invited. Meets 2nd Fri. each month. Info: Kelley, 440-2477, kdghorashi@gmail.com.
  • El Paso County Hazardous Materials & Recycling Collection Facility, Sat., Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3255 Akers Dr., Colorado Springs. Open the 2nd Sat. each month as well as Mon.-Thu., 7 a.m.-5 p.m., accepts porcelain fixtures, common recyclable items, household hazardous waste, various electronics, and TVs up to 19-inch diagonal. Accepts documents from private households for shredding, up to two legal paper-sized boxes. Bring a nonperishable food item for Care and Share. Info: 520-7878, http://adm.elpasoco.com/Environmental_Services/Solid_Waste_Management.
  • Palmer Lake Art Group, Sat., Nov. 11, 9 a.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. A variety of art programs are offered after the social gathering and business meeting. Guests welcome. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: 487-1329, www.palmerlakeartgroup.com.
  • Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, Sat., Nov. 11, 9:45-11:30 a.m., The First National Bank of Monument, 581 Hwy 105. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: Gail, 481-3711.
  • Palmer Divide Photographers Group, Mon., Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: www.pdphotographers.com.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Nov. 14, 5-9 p.m., Tri-Lakes Senior Center. Any age, any skill. Learners welcome. Drop in and leave when you want. Bring your own board and pieces if you have them. Meets 2nd & 4th Tue. each month. Info: www.TriLakesSeniors.org/chess.
  • Pikes Peak Music Teachers Association meeting, Tue., Nov. 14, 9 a.m., Graner Music, 4460 Barnes Rd., Colo. Springs. Music teachers and students, meet for coffee, a meeting, and program presentation. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Susan Marten, 231-9272, www.ppmta.org.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, Wed., Nov. 15, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Dr., (off Voyager Blvd in Colorado Springs). Interesting speakers and programs; all are welcome. Meets 1st & 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Garrett Barton, 433-5396; Duane Gritzmaker, 481-2424; www.gleneaglesertoma.org.
  • Senior Bingo, Wed., Nov. 15, 1-2 p.m., Tri-Lakes Senior Center, Lewis-Palmer High School campus. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Sue Walker, 464-6873.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7829, Wed., Nov. 15, 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., Nov. 15, 7 p.m., The Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument. New members welcome. If you are a male or female relative of a veteran who served on foreign soil during war or other military action, you may be eligible. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: Kathy Carlson, 488-1902, carlsonmkc@aol.com.
  • Drummers! Wed., Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., Yoga Pathways, Suite A, West End Center, 755 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Free and open to all ages. Bring any kind of drum or other hand percussion instrument. Beginners welcome! Meets 3rd Wed.. each month. Info: Nan, 466-1257, nananddon@hotmail.com.
  • Senior Tea, Thu., Nov. 16, 12-1:30 p.m., Senior Center at Lewis-Palmer High School (across from the YMCA). Come early to socialize, bring a side, salad, or dessert to share. Volunteers needed. Now meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: Sue, 464-6873.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society: The Star on Sundance Mountain, Thu., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Jim Sawatski presents his film featuring the giant 500-foot Palmer Lake Star, the world’s largest illuminated star. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Nov. 17, Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines your feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $35 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed., 3rd and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • NEPCO Meeting, Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-noon, New Monument Town Hall & Police Building, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Representatives from Mountain View Electric (the CEO) and Black Hills Energy will be the guest speakers at this energy forum. All are welcome to this meeting of local homeowners associations. Info: 481-2723 or visit www.nepco.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-noon, Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St, Monument. Discuss stages of Parkinson’s Disease, locations of various Parkinson’s specific therapy clinics, and local support groups that can help patients, relatives, and caregivers. Venue is wheelchair-accessible. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Meets 3rd Sat. each month. Info: info@co-parkinson.org, www.co-parkinson.org.
  • Amateur Radio WØTLM (Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association), Mon., Nov. 20, 7 p.m. All amateur radio operators or those interested in becoming amateur radio operators are welcome. Meets 3rd Mon. Info: Joyce Witte, 661-9824, Joycewitte@gmail.com; www.W0TLM.com.
  • Fibromyalgia Support Group, Tue., Nov. 21, 5 p.m., Police Station, 7850 Goddard (1 block off Academy on Kelly Johnson near Chapel Hills Mall), Community Room just inside main entrance. A DVD will play 5-6 p.m.; meeting starts at 6 p.m. Share concerns and success stories and talk to a D.O. Learn how you can become pain-free. No charge, no products sold. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 481-2230.
  • Outpouring: TLUMC Supporting our Community, Tue., Nov. 21, 7 p.m., back Barrel Room at Pikes Peak Brewing Company, 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Everyone is welcome. Meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: LWeber1971@aol.com; for current speaker info go to http://tlumc.org/outreach/outpouring.
  • Senior Social, Wed., Nov. 22, 1-4 p.m., Fellowship Hall of the Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Nov. 24, Senior Center located across the street from the Tri-Lakes YMCA, on the Lewis-Palmer High School campus. A registered nurse examines feet and provides foot care advice, toenail trimming. Cost: $35 for a 30-min. visit. Meets 2nd Wed., 3rd and last Fri. each month, by appointment only. Info & appointments: call the Visiting Nurse Association, 577-4448.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Nov. 28, 5-9 p.m., Tri-Lakes 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.
  • Free Lunch and Learn: Family Holiday Struggles and Support, Wed., Nov. 29, 1:30-2:30 p.m., INNOVA Recovery Services, 1824 Woodmoor Dr., Ste. 101, Monument. Please RSVP so they know how much food to order, 719-445-9330. Info: www.innovarecovery.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: Christmas Crafts at the Monastery, daily through Sun., Dec. 10, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane, Colo. Springs. Shop the gift store for meaningful crafts made by the sisters. See ad page 12. Info: 633-0655, www.benethillmonastery.org.
  • Black Forest Arts and Craft Guild 53rd Annual Fall Show and Sale, Thu.-Sun., Nov. 2-5, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sun., Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. Shop unique, hand-crafted items. Info: dellaclark.bfacg@gmail.com,
  • Palmer Ridge High School Fall Musical: Little Women, Thu.-Sat., Nov. 2-4, 7 p.m. plus 2 p.m. matinee Sat., 19255 Monument Hill Rd., Monument. See ad on page 9. Tickets online: https://prhsco.booktix.com. Info: 867-8102, jbelk@lewispalmer.org.
  • Southwinds Fine Art 2017 Exhibition Art Series: Meet the Artists, Fri.-Sun., Nov. 3-5, 4-9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun., 16575 Roller Coaster Rd. Traditional to contemporary and conceptual art. Info: 481-6157, www.SouthwindsFineArt.com.
  • Downtown Monument Holiday Open House, Fri.-Sat., Nov. 3-4. Begin your holiday shopping in Historic Downtown Monument! Local merchants will welcome you with decorations, refreshments, and special savings. Some businesses will also be open Sunday; check with individual stores for hours.
  • Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts Annual Resident & Member Artists Exhibition Opening Reception, Fri., Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Celebrate the annual show on exhibit through Dec. 29. Info: 481-0475, info@trilakesarts.org, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Holiday Open House at Covered Treasures Bookstore Book Signings, Sat., Nov. 4, noon-2 p.m., 105 Second Street, Monument. Heather Slade will sign her new series as well as her other books. Three titles from the Cowboys of Crested Butte Series have new covers and content, fresh off the presses for this signing. Pulitzer Prize winning author Dave Philipps will sign his book Wild Horse Country 1-3 p.m. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Joseph Bohler at Bella Art, Sat., Nov. 4, 2-5 p.m., 183 Washington St., Monument. All 21 Joseph Bohler fine art prints are 50% off, and the artist himself will be there to personalize your prints. Info: 487-7691.
  • Marty Haggard, Tribute to His Father, Merle Haggard at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Sat., Nov. 4, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • D38 Deliberates: Community Engagement Opportunity, Mon., Nov. 6, 6-8:30 p.m., D38 Administration Building, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Future options for 6th grade and use of the Grace Best facility are the topics. All are invited to participate in small group discussions led by a trained facilitator. See ad on page 5. Info: info@lewispalmer.org.
  • Huge Estate Sale, Thu.-Sun., Nov. 9-12, Thu-Fri 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; 1770 Pinnacle Ridge Dr., Colorado Springs. More than 1,000 high quality, name brand items brand new in boxes, unused or ‘new with tags;’ tools & appliances; furniture; and more. See ad on page 10.
  • Monument Academy Veterans’ Day Assembly: Honoring All Who Have Served, Fri., Nov. 10, 9:45 a.m., 1150 Village Ridge Point, Monument. All are invited to a tribute performance by students and a keynote speaker. Continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. for veterans and active duty along with one guest. RSVP by Nov. 6. See ad on page 17. RSVP & Info: 481-1950 ext. 1707.
  • Coverage to Care: How to Access the Right Healthcare at the Right Time, Fri., Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Silver Alliance Senior Center, across the street from the YMCA. Learn how and when to access healthcare and preventive services. Presented by Penrose-St.Francis. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. RSVP & Info: Sue, 484-6873.
  • Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Free Film: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, Fri., Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane. Benet Hill is partnering with the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute. Online registration is requested: www.benethillmonastery.org. See ad page 12. Info: 633-0655.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society Open Stage headlined by hONEyhoUSe, Fri., Nov. 10, opening act at 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 nonmember students with ID. Info: Joe Maio, 528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • GameCon IX, Sat., Nov. 11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Rampart High School, 8250 Lexington Dr., Colo. Springs. This bi-annual, non-profit gaming convention is organized by public school teachers for middle and high school students in the Pikes Peak Region. Register online, www.gamebewithyou.org. Info: 234-2045, carolyn.payne@asd20.org.
  • St. Peter Catholic School Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair, Sat., Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 124 First St. Monument. Free parking, free admission, St. Nick Bake Shop, more than 70 local crafters & vendors. Info: 481-1855.
  • Covered Treasures Bookstore Veteran’s Day Book Signing, Sat., Nov. 11, noon-2 p.m. Sarah Bryn Rickman, author of many World War II titles, will sign her books and chat about her passion for women pilots of WWII. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Real Estate Open House, Sat.-Sun., Nov. 11-12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 14640 LaTrobe Dr., Gleneagle. See ad on page 6. Info: Terry Galloway, 488-0009 (work), 338-7198 (cell), Terry@RealEstateByTerry.com.
  • Documentary Film Screening, Screenagers: growing up in the digital age, Mon., Nov. 13, 5:30-8 p.m., Palmer Ridge High School, 19255 Monument Hill Rd., Monument. Lewis-Palmer School District 38 will host this evening of dinner, games, the film, and discussion for 6th graders and older with their parents/guardians. RSVP for this free event here: https://impactflow.com/event/5170/checkout/tickets.
  • Tri-Lakes Community/Centura Blood Drive, Tue., Nov. 14, 2:30-7 p.m., Bloodmobile at Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St., Monument. No appointment needed, just walk in. Bring driver’s license or ID. Info: 776-5822.
  • Gallery 132 Ribbon Cutting Open House, Wed., Nov. 15, 4-6 p.m., 251 Front St., Monument. Celebrate the opening of this local artisan cooperative with refreshments and raffle prizes. See ad on page 10. Info: www.gallery132.com.
  • Preserving Memories & Honoring Legacies, Wed., Nov. 15, 4:30 p.m., Bethesda Gardens Monument, 55 Beacon Lite Rd. Learn easy ways to right-size your living space, preserve memories, and decide what to discard or donate. RSVP & Info: moninfo@ba.org.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Adult Mental Health First Aid Training, Fri., Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Colo. Springs. This free 8-hour program will teach how to identify and respond to signs of addiction and/or mental illness. Registration required at www.mhfaco.org/find-a-class. Info: 473-8477, info@namicos.org.
  • Gleneagle Women’s Club Arts and Crafts Fair, Fri., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, 13990 Gleneagle Dr. Free admission. Info: Tsilla Reyner, 599-9046.
  • Dakota Blonde Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Nov. 17, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Covered Treasures Bookstore Book Signings, Sat., Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 105 Second Street, Monument. Ann Doolan-Fox will sign her memoir, Celtic Road Home, and Susan Mathis will sign her title, The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Alpaca Holiday Extravaganza, Sat.-Sun., Nov. 18-19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., Black Forest Community Club, 12530 Black Forest Rd. Meet alpacas and shop for clothing and accessories, fleece, yarn, and more. Free; open to all. See ad on page 12. Info: 495-6693, http://secab-extravaganza.weebly.com.
  • Monument Hill Farmers Market Winter Indoor Market, Sat., Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Grace Best, 66 Jefferson St., Monument. Many new vendors plus all your old favorites. Meets every 3rd Sat. through April. See ad on page 5. Info: 592-9420.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society Open Stage headlined by Gabrielle Louise, Fri., Nov. 24, opening act at 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 nonmember students with ID. Info: Joe Maio, 528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • Small Business Saturday: Covered Treasures Bookstore Book Signings, Sat., Nov. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 105 Second Street, Monument. Diane Sawatzki will sign Manyhorses Traveling, a sequel to Once Upon Another Time, at her book launch party 11-1p.m. Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Philipps will sign his non-fiction title, Wild Horse Country, noon-2 p.m. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Palmer Lake’s 81st Annual Chili Supper & Star-lighting Festival, Sat., Nov. 25, 4:30-7 p.m., star-lighting at 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Chili supper, hayrides, Christmas carols, Santa, silent auctions and bucket drawings; one winner will light the star. Proceeds go to the Palmer Lake Volunteer Fire Department. Info: Jeannine at the Rock House Ice Cream shop, 488-6917; or Toni, 481-2953.
  • Hazel Miller Christmas Jazz Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Dec. 1, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Monument Hill Kiwanis Club’s 11th Annual North Pole at Tri-Lakes Arts and Crafts Fair, Sat., Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Grace Best Education Center, 66 Jefferson St., Monument. Browse hundreds of handcrafted items from 75 vendors. The Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church Cookie Walk and holiday music by D-38 school groups. Admission is free with nonperishable food items, toys, or cash donations for Tri-Lakes Cares. See ad on page 8. Info: www.monumenthillkiwanis.org, or contact Bob Nissen, 304-8705, Bob@mifigroup.com.
  • Christmas Art Workshop by Little Picasso Art Studio, Sat., Dec. 2, Dec. 9, & Dec. 16, 10-11:30 a.m. For elementary age children. Cost: $79, materials included. See ad on page 5. RSVP & Info: 930-2239, Pbrushartwork@aol.com.
  • Downtown Monument’s Small Town Christmas, Sat., Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus and their reindeer, kids’ activities and crafts, hayrides, open houses, and more. Ice skating at Limbach Park 1-5 p.m., tree-lighting 5 p.m. See ad on page 8. Info: 481-2954.
  • The Vanity Box Holiday Open House, Sun., Dec. 3, 1-6 p.m., 755 Hwy 105, Suites O & P, Palmer Lake. Drop in for food, drink, and drawings. See ad on page 3. Info: 481-1763, www.thevanitybox.com.
  • Palmer Lake Yule Log Pot Luck Dinner, Tue., Dec. 5, 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Circle. Please bring a potluck dish to share and place settings for your family. Info: 481-2953.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society Holiday Show/Singalong Potluck with Bettman & Halpin, Fri., Dec. 8, 7-10 p.m. Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. at Shoup Road. Last names A-Q, please bring appetizers; R-Z, please bring desserts. Cost: $10 general, $5 BRAS members, $5 nonmember students with ID. Info: Joe Maio, 528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • Covered Treasures Bookstore Book Signings, Sat., Dec. 9, noon-2 p.m., 105 Second Street, Monument. Courtney MIller will sign his mystery, It’s About Time, and his Cherokee Chronicles historical fiction series. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com.
  • Gallery 132 Ice Carving Event, Sat., Dec. 9, noon, 251 Front St., Monument. Shop locally made items at this local artisan cooperative. See ad on page 10. Info: www.gallery132.com.
  • Annual Handbell Christmas Concert, Sat., Dec. 9, 7 p.m., Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St., Monument. The Tri-Lakes Community Handbell Choir invites everyone to come and enjoy a variety of holiday music presented by many community musicians. Free; a free-will offering will be taken. Info: Betty Jenik, 488-3853.
  • Annual Palmer Lake Yule Log Hunt, Sun., Dec. 10, 1 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Trek up the mountain in search of the Yule Log. Hunt participants should arrive 11 a.m.-noon. The winner will ride the Yule Log back to town and get the first cup of wassail. Non-hunters can stay warm indoors with carols and stories. Info: 481-2953.
  • St. Peter Catholic Church: On This Christmas Night Concert, Fri., Dec. 15, 7 p.m., 55 Jefferson, Monument. All are welcome for an evening of holiday music. The event is free, however, a free-will offering to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares will be accepted. Info: www.Petertherock.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Music Association Annual Christmas Concert: The Story of Christmas, Fri.-Sat., Dec. 15-16, 7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 17, 2 p.m., Palmer Ridge High School, 19255 Monument Hill Rd., Monument. Free; a free-will offering will be offered to support Tri-Lakes Cares and student scholarships for eligible high school seniors. See ad on page 12. Info: www.trilakesmusic.org.

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