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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., Jul. 9, 2 p.m., 1845 Woodmoor Dr., Monument. Now meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: 488-2525, www.woodmoorwater.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Jul. 10, 10 a.m., 16510 Mitchell Ave. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: Bill Burks, 481-4053.
  • Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Jul. 10, 5 p.m., Fairfield Inn (Mt. Herman Conference Room), 15275 Struthers Rd., Monument. Meets 2nd Tue. each month. Info: 488-6868, https://triviewmetro.com.
  • Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jul. 11, 9 a.m., 120 Middle Glenway. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. Info: 481-2732. www.plsd.org.
  • Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Jul. 12, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-2953, www.townofpalmerlake.com.
  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board Meeting, Mon., Jul. 16, 6 p.m., Learning Center, 146 Jefferson St., Monument. Meets 3rd Mon. during the summer. Info: 488-4700, www.lewispalmer.org.
  • Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Jul. 16, 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., Jul. 17, 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., Jul. 17, 7 p.m., Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Normally meets 3rd Tue. each month. Info: 488-8680.
  • Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jul. 18, 6 p.m., Wescott Fire Station 1, 15415 Gleneagle Dr. Meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-0711.
  • Donala Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Jul. 19, 1:30 p.m., 15850 Holbein Dr. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 488-3603, www.donalawater.org.
  • Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., Jul. 19, 6 p.m., school library, 1150 Village Ridge Point, Monument. Normally meets 2nd Thu. each month. Info: 481-1950, www.monumentacademy.net/school-board.
  • Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Jul. 25, 9 a.m., 130 2nd St. Normally meets 3rd Wed. each month. Info: 481-4886.
  • Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Wed., Jul. 25, 6 p.m., Monument Sanitation District board room, 130 Second St. Meets 4th Wed. each month, Info: 488-2110, www.fvawd.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Jul. 25, 6:30 p.m., TLMFPD Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: Jennifer Martin, 484-0911, www.tlmfire.org.
  • Woodmoor Improvement Association Board Meeting, Wed., Jul. 25, 7 p.m., Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. Meets 4th Wed. each month. Info: 488-2693, www.woodmoor.org.

Local Library Events

For information on library events, see the library events column 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 Farmers Market, every Sat., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., In front of the D-38 Administration Building at 2nd and Jefferson St., Downtown Monument. Park behind the administration building or in the Catholic Church parking lot. Playground for the kids. Many new vendors plus all your old favorites! Info: 592-9420.
  • 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. See ad on page 6.
  • The Wine Seller Free Wine Tastings, every Sat., 1-4 p.m., 2805 Roberts Dr., Monument. Info: 488-3019, www.thewineseller.net. See ad on page 3.
  • 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. 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. Info: 488-1365, www.tlumc.org. See ad on page 3.
  • 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 11.
  • Tai-Chi Class, every Mon., 10 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, Silver Alliance 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., 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., 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.
  • Farmers’ Market at Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), every Mon. & Wed., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Info: 488-0880, info@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • 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: $10 adults, $9 military/AAA, $8 seniors & students, $6 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. Military & Teacher Appreciation Day, 20% off regular priced items on Saturdays. All proceeds support Tri-Lakes Senior Programs. To donate furniture, call 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: 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.
  • 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, 481-9258.
  • A.A. Big Book Study, every Thu., 7 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 W. Baptist Rd. Info: 481-0431.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Sat., Jul. 7, 10 a.m.-noon, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Lively discussions about art topics, general studies on creativity. Meets 1st Sat. each month. Info: 481-0475, info@trilakesarts.org, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • Palmer Divide Photographers Group, Mon., Jul. 9, 7 p.m., Mountain Community Mennonite Church, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Christopher Wray teaches photographers how to capture the night sky. All are welcome. Meets 2nd Mon. each month. Info: www.pdphotographers.com.
  • Pikes Peak Music Teachers Association Meeting, Tue., Jul. 10, 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.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Jul. 10, 5-9 p.m., Silver Alliance 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.
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Speakers’ Bureau Lecture, Tue., Jul. 10, doors open 6 p.m., lecture 7-8 p.m.; 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Victoria Miller presents 16 Tons: The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company Mines. Cost: $5, members free. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, rsvp@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Black Forest AARP Chapter Meeting & Picnic, Wed., Jul. 11, 11:30 a.m., Black Forest Regional Park Pavilion #1, Shoup & Milam. No program. Bingo and potted plant exchange instead. All ages welcome. Reservations required. Meets 2nd Wed. each month. RSVP & Info: Stan, 596-6787, or www.aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Wed., Jul. 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, 577-4448.
  • Senior Bingo, Thu., Jul. 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, 488-3037.
  • Bridge, Thu., Jul. 12, 1-4 p.m., Silver Alliance 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., Jul. 12, 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., Jul. 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: 481-3364.
  • La Leche League Meeting, Fri., Jul. 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, 440-2477, kdghorashi@gmail.com.
  • El Paso County Hazardous Materials & Recycling Collection Facility, Sat., Jul. 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. 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., Jul. 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: 487-1329, www.palmerlakeartgroup.com.
  • Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, Sat., Jul. 14, 9:45-11:30 a.m., The First National Bank of Monument, 581 Hwy 105. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: Gail, 481-3711.
  • NEPCO Meeting, Sat., Jul. 14, 10 a.m.-noon, New Monument Town Hall & Police Building, 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. Karen Brofft, District 38 Superintendent of Schools, and District 38 School Board Director and former School Board President, Mark Pfoff. All are welcome to this meeting of local homeowners associations. Info: 481-2723 or visit www.nepco.org.
  • Random Acts of Kindness, Sat., Jul. 14, 1-4 p.m., location and activity varies each month. Join other community members to collect food or toy donations, rake leaves, shovel snow, or whatever the need is. Meets 2nd Sat. each month. Info: Melinda Reichal, 719-313-0688, mreichal@aol.com.
  • Amateur Radio WØTLM (Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association), Mon., Jul. 16, 6 p.m. social time, 7 p.m. meeting. 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.
  • Drummers! Mon., Jul. 16, 6:30-8 p.m., Limbach Park (next to the band shell on the grass). Free and open to all ages. Bring any kind of drum or other hand percussion instrument. Beginners welcome! Meets 3rd Mon. each month. Info: Nan, 466-1257, nananddon@hotmail.com.
  • Covered Treasures Bookstore 25th Anniversary Celebration, Tue., Jul. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. Stop by for cake to help celebrate. Free, open to all. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com. See ad on page 23.
  • Outpouring: TLUMC Supporting our Community, Tue., Jul. 17, 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.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Luncheon Meeting, Wed., Jul. 18, 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., Jul. 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., Jul. 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., Jul. 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, 488-1902, carlsonmkc@aol.com.
  • Senior Tea, Thu., Jul. 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.
  • Art Hop, Thu., Jul. 19, 5-8 p.m., Downtown Monument west of I-25.The 3rd Thu. each month, May-Sept., the galleries, restaurants, and boutiques of historic downtown Monument stay open until 8 p.m. for a celebration featuring art openings, book signings, great food, live music, and more. Info: 481-3282, www.monumentarthop.org. See ad on page 6.
  • Art Hop at Covered Treasures Bookstore & 25th Anniversary Celebration, Thu., Jul. 19, 5-8 p.m., 105 Second St., Monument. Sandra Dallas will sign The Patchwork Bride, an adult novel, and Hardscrabble, a middle-grade reader. Jamie Raintree will sign Perfectly Undone. Refreshments served. Free, open to all. Info: 481-2665, www.coveredtreasures.com. See ad on page 23.
  • Palmer Lake Historical Society, Thu., Jul. 19, 7 p.m., Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Daniel Blegen presents Hard Travelin’: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie. This program is free and open to all, refreshments served. Meets 3rd Thu. each month. Info: 559-0837, www.palmerdividehistory.org.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Jul. 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, 577-4448.
  • The Breakfast Club, Sat., Jul. 21, 8:30 a.m., The Ridge at Castle Pines North, 1414 Castle Pines Pkwy, Castle Pines North. Single people 50+ meet new friends and have fun. This active social group enjoys activities ranging from card games to white water rafting, international/domestic travel to bowling and golf. Info: 303-815-8428, www.TBC50plus.org.
  • Tri-Lakes Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Sat., Jul. 21, 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. Meets 3rd Sat. each month. Info: John Farley, 481-2364, robun2good@gmail.com; or Syble Krafft, 488-2669.
  • Monument Essential Tremor Support Group, Sat., July 21, 1-3 p.m. Movement disorder support group. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Info: Jean: walk2k@live.com or Margaret: lumargaret@aol.com.
  • Chess Nuts, Tue., Jul. 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., Jul. 25, 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.
  • Tri-Lakes Chamber Monthly Education Series: Visually-Based Business Planning, Thu., Jul. 26, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 166 Second St., Monument. Great for people writing business plans, strategic plans, or documenting/describing existing business models. Free. Register online, www.trilakeschamber.com/events-calendar.htm. Info: 481-3282.
  • Foot Care Clinic, Fri., Jul. 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, 577-4448.
  • Group of Artists (GOA) Meetings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA), Sat., Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-noon, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Lively discussions about art topics, general studies on creativity. Meets 1st Sat. each month. Info: 481-0475, info@trilakesarts.org, www.trilakesarts.org.
  • 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

  • Intro to Blacksmithing at Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), Sat., Jul. 7, 10 a.m.-noon, 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). Ages 16 and up, work with a blacksmith at a forge to make a 4-sided nail. RSVP & Info: 488-0880, rsvp@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • Concerts in the Park, every Wed. (except Jul. 4), through Aug. 1, 7-9 p.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. Music, food, and fun for the family. Bring chairs, blankets. Info: www.trilakeschamber.com and click on ‘Events.’
  • Fuel Church Church in the Park, Sun., Jul. 8, 15, & 22, 10-11:30 a.m., Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. Free coffee and donuts at 9:30 a.m. Info: www.fuelchurch.org. See ad on page 17.
  • Monument Community Presbyterian Church Free Vacation Bible School, Mon.-Fri., Jul. 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon, 238 Third St., Monument. For K-6th grades. Info: 481-3902, www.mcpcusa.org.
  • Friends of Monument Preserve (FOMP) Trail Work Night, Tue., Jul. 10, 6-8:30 p.m. Help maintain our area trails. Bring leather gloves, water, and bug repellent. Park at the main parking lot at the trailhead on Mt. Herman Road. Meets 2nd Tue., Apr.-Oct. Info: Bill Normile, 303-619-2156, info@fomp.org, www.fomp.org.
  • Benet Hill Monastery: Embracing the Spirit, Tue., Jul. 10–31, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane, Colo. Springs. RSVP & Info: www.benethillmonastery.org. See ad on page 12.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Adult Mental Health First Aid: Free One-Day Course for Military Members, Veterans, & their Families, Fri., Jul. 13, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 5126 Cedar Dr., Rm 105, USAF Academy 90840. Learn the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges or crisis, what to do in an emergency, and where to turn for help. Register online at www.mhgaco.org/findclass. Info: Reggie Graham, 499-4211; MSgt Jones, 333-9332.
  • Summer Concert Series at Forest Lakes, Fri., Jul. 13, 6-9 p.m., Pavilion at Waterfront Park on Forest Lake Drive., Monument. Free concerts 2nd and 4th Fri., Jun.-Aug. Three food trucks scheduled. Bring chairs, blankets. No pets. Info: www.forestlakescolorado.com/events.html.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society: Kraig Kenning, Fri., Jul. 13, 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, 528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • Studio Fitness Grand Opening, Sat., Jul. 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 13820 Gleneagle Dr., Monument. Free food; karate, yoga, and dance demos. Info: 621-2003, studiofitness13820@gmail.com. See ad on page 10.
  • Flying W Wranglers Concert at the Church at Woodmoor, Sat., Jul. 14, 5:30 p.m., 18125 Furrow Rd., Monument. Cost: $15/adults. Repeats Sep. 15, 4 p.m. Info: 488-3200, www.thechurchatwoodmoor.org. See ad on page 5.
  • El Paso County Fair, Sat.-Sat., Jul. 14-21, El Paso County Fairgrounds, 366 10th St., Calhan. Featured daily entertainment includes an Elephant Extravaganza, Butterfly Encounter, and the Salida Circus. Ticketed evening entertainment includes auto racing, bull riding, tractor pull, and demolition derby. See website for special discount days. Info: 520-7880, www.elpasocountyfair.com.
  • Tri-Lakes Community/Centura Blood Drive, Tue., Jul. 17, 3-7 p.m., Bloodmobile at Tri-Lakes Cares, 235 Jefferson St # B, Monument. No appointment needed, just walk in. Please bring driver’s license or ID. Info: 776-5822.
  • Investing at Retirement Seminar at Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), Tue., Jul. 17, 7 p.m., 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156 A). RSVP & Info: 488-0880, rsvp@wmmi.org, www.wmmi.org.
  • A Day At the Races, Thu., Jul. 19, 11:30 a.m., Silver Alliance Senior Center, at Lewis-Palmer High School (across from the YMCA). Come for a day at the horse races, games, prizes, stadium-style food. Wear a festive derby hat and receive a special prize. Suggested donation $5. RSVP by Jul. 16 to Sue Walker, 330-0241, or sign up at the Silver Alliance Senior Center or the local thrift store.
  • Bethesda Gardens: Active Living, Thu., Jul. 19, 2-4 p.m., 55 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument. "Safely Maintaining Strength" with a speaker from Tri-Lakes YMCA, plus a speaker from the Kiwanis Club. Info: 866-958-8771, http://bethesdagardensmonument.com.
  • Monument’s Free Movie Night: Grease, Fri., Jul. 20, 7 p.m. activities begin, movie begins at dark, Monument Marketplace Clock Tower (between WalMart & Home Depot). Bring chairs & blankets, no pets please. Info: 884-8013, www.TownofMonument.org.
  • Summer Concert Series at Forest Lakes, Fri., Jul. 27, 6-9 p.m., Pavilion at Waterfront Park on Forest Lake Drive., Monument. Free concerts 2nd and 4th Fri., Jun.-Aug. Three food trucks scheduled. Bring chairs, blankets. No pets. Info: www.forestlakescolorado.com/events.html.
  • Black Rose Acoustic Society: Dawn & Hawkes, Fri., Jul. 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, 528-6119, jrmtn@comcast.net, www.blackroseacoustic.org.
  • Monument’s Free Movie Night: Coco, Fri., Jul. 27, 7 p.m. activities begin, movie begins at dark, Tri-Lakes YMCA, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument. Bring chairs & blankets, no pets please. Info: 884-8013, www.TownofMonument.org.
  • Benet Hill Monastery, Labyrinth Retreat, Sat., Jul. 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., moonlight walk at 9:30 p.m., 3190 Benet Lane, Colo. Springs. RSVP & Info: www.benethillmonastery.org. See ad on page 12.
  • 4th Annual Ranch Horse Roundup, Sat.-Sun., Jul. 28-29, Kit Carson Riding Club, 6775 Cowpoke Rd., Colo. Springs. This fundraising event assists Pikes Peak Region military and their families. Benefit concert by the band Latigo, military appreciation breakfast, silent and live auctions, BBQ, free kids’ activities. Meals and events $5 each, military and first responders eat and attend free. Proceeds go to YMCA/Camp Shady Brook, Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center, and the Home Front Cares. Volunteers needed. Sign up at www.NVRHA.org or call Pam Cobb, 548-8075. Info: 719-313-0523, maybetodaymusic@msn.com, www.NVRHA.org.
  • Rosie’s Diner Summer Car Show, Sun., Jul. 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 411 Hwy 105, Monument. Info: 481-3287, www.eatatrosies.com. See ad on page 14.
  • Simple Computer Repair Grand Re-Opening, Fri., Aug. 3, 4-6 p.m., 1445 Cipriani Loop, Monument. Simple Computer Repair is merging with Monument Computers. Ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. with Tri-Lakes Cares "Backpacks for Kids" presentation to follow. Info: 247-611.
  • Sundance Studio Annual Open House, Sat. Aug. 4, 1-3 p.m., 1450 Cipriani Loop, Monument. Free and open to all. Ninja course and activities for kids. Tumbling & trampoline exhibition 4 p.m., dance performance 4:30 p.m. Info: 481-8208, info@thesundancestudio.com , www.thesundancestudio.com. See ad on page 11.
  • Tri-Lakes Cruisers 16th Annual Benefit Car Show, Sun., Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Historic Downtown Monument, 2nd and Front Streets. Public invited free of charge to look around. Food vendors, door prizes, music by a DJ, USAFA Falcons, and much more. Proceeds benefit Tri-Lakes Cares. Info: Lois Button-Gonzalez 481-1643; www.tl-cruisers.weebly.com.
  • 35th Annual National Night Out, Tue., Aug. 7. Turn on your porch light and go outside to join your neighbors to make a show of solidarity and strength. Plan a block party, barbecue, neighborhood walk or other activity and let Brent Ambuehl know about it. Contact Brent at 719-208-5924, brentambuehl@elpasoco.com. Find tips at www.natw.org.
  • Black Forest Festival, Sat., Aug. 11, 6:30 a.m-9 p.m., 12530 Black Forest Rd. Pancake breakfast by R&R Café 6:30-9:30 a.m., festival activities 8 a.m.–3 p.m. include booths, farm-themed children’s acitivites/games/crafts and demos, music, expanded food venues, and more. Parade at 10:30 a.m.; outhouse races around 11:40 a.m. To volunteer, call 495-2718. Info: www.bfcommunityclub.org.
  • Native American Traditional Powwow, Sat., Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., doors open 9:30 a.m., Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. Celebrate Native history and culture with Native drums and dancers, Native art and artisans, birds of prey and live wolf exhibits, Aztec Dancers, Native vendors, Native food such as Navajo tacos and fry bread, and kid’s activities. Cost: $5, free for Native Americans in full regalia and children 12 and under. Please bring donations of non-perishable food. No drugs, alcohol or pets (except service animals). Cash prizes for dancers. Drums by invitation only. All proceeds support One Nation Walking Together. Info: www.coloradospringspowwow.org.
  • Gleneagle Sertoma 17th Annual Patriot Golf Benefit, Mon., Aug. 13, noon check-in, 1:30 p.m. tee-off, USAFA Eisenhower Golf Course, Blue Course. This tournament honors local patriots representing the military and first responders. Proceeds go to El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Foundation and other local charities. Register at www.gleneaglepatriotgolf.com or use the form attached to the ad. Info: John Coyle, 494-4284; Joe Gray, 203-4526, www.gleneaglepatriotgolf.com. See ad on page 14.
  • Pickin’ on the Divide, Sat., Aug. 18, Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument. Colorado bluegrass bands perform 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Beer garden, food trucks, and more, rain or shine. Please, no smoking or pets except service animals. Info: www.pickinonthedivide.com. See ad on page 32.
  • Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Tue.-Wed., Aug. 21-22, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. The Boxmasters’ only Colorado shows! Tickets & Info: 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.

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