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November 5, 2017
D38 Deliberates: Community Engagement Opportunity, Mon., Nov. 6, 6-8:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Monument Academy Veterans’ Day Assembly: Honoring All Who Have Served, Fri., Nov. 10, 9:45 a.m.
Coverage to Care: How to Access the Right Healthcare at the Right Time, Fri., Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Free Film: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, Fri., Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Black Rose Acoustic Society Open Stage headlined by hONEyhoUSe, Fri., Nov. 10, opening act at 7 p.m.
GameCon IX, Sat., Nov. 11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
St. Peter Catholic School Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair, Sat., Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Covered Treasures Bookstore Veteran’s Day Book Signing, Sat., Nov. 11, noon-2 p.m.
Real Estate Open House, Sat.-Sun., Nov. 11-12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Documentary Film Screening, Screenagers: growing up in the digital age, Mon., Nov. 13, 5:30-8 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Community/Centura Blood Drive, Tue.,Nov. 14, 2:30-7 p.m.
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.
Palmer Lake Planning Commission Meeting, Wed.,Nov. 15, 6 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Woodmoor Improvement Association Board Meeting, Wed., Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
Gallery 132 Ribbon Cutting Open House, Wed., Nov. 15, 4-6 p.m.
Preserving Memories & Honoring Legacies, Wed.,Nov. 15, 4:30 p.m.
Donala Water & Sanitation District Long Term Strategy Workshop Public Meeting, Thu., Nov. 16, 9 a.m.
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board Meeting & Public Hearing on Monument Academy Charter School Expansion Application, Thu., Nov. 16, 6 p.m.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Adult Mental Health First Aid Training, Fri., Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gleneagle Women’s Club Arts and Crafts Fair, Fri., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dakota Blonde Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Nov. 17, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m.
Covered Treasures Bookstore Book Signings, Sat.,Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Alpaca Holiday Extravaganza, Sat.-Sun., Nov. 18-19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.
Monument Hill Farmers Market Winter Indoor Market, Sat., Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon, Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m.
El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Nov. 21, 9 a.m.
Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Nov. 21, 7 p.m.
Black Rose Acoustic Society Open Stage headlined by Gabrielle Louise, Fri., Nov. 24, opening act at 7 p.m.
Small Business Saturday: Covered Treasures Bookstore Book Signings, Sat., Nov. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Palmer Lake’s 81st Annual Chili Supper & Star-lighting Festival, Sat., Nov. 25, 4:30-7 p.m., star-lighting at 7 p.m.
Hazel Miller Christmas Jazz Concert at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Dec. 1, 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m.
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.
Christmas Art Workshop by Little Picasso Art Studio, Sat., Dec. 2, Dec. 9, & Dec. 16, 10-11:30 a.m.
Downtown Monument’s Small Town Christmas, Sat.,Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Vanity Box Holiday Open House, Sun., Dec. 3, 1-6 p.m.
Palmer Lake Yule Log Pot Luck Dinner, Tue., Dec. 5, 6 p.m.
Donala Water & Sanitation District Public Budget Hearing & Board Meeting, Thu., Dec. 7, 1:30 p.m.
Black Rose Acoustic Society Holiday Show/Singalong Potluck with Bettman & Halpin, Fri., Dec. 8, 7-10 p.m.
Covered Treasures Bookstore Book Signings, Sat.,Dec. 9, noon-2 p.m.
Gallery 132 Ice Carving Event, Sat., Dec. 9, noon.
Annual Handbell Christmas Concert, Sat., Dec. 9, 7 p.m.
Annual Palmer Lake Yule Log Hunt, Sun., Dec. 10, 1 p.m.
St. Peter Catholic Church: On This Christmas Night Concert, Fri., Dec. 15, 7 p.m.
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.

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