Calendar of Events - Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce

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Are you looking for an opportunity to join other mothers and share in the challenges along with the joys of navigating motherhood? This free group will feature a supportive topic each week that will focus on the adjustments of being pregnant or after becoming a parent. The focus will be to offer community support around the pleasures and difficulties in this season of life as facilitated by one of our therapists who is trained in maternal mental health. Babies and children welcome.

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1:00pm to 2:00pmAmanda Baker

Local entertainment troupe Song Spinners will perform a Christmas show at Jackson Creek Senior Living on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. The group of volunteer performers incorporates song and dance in their shows to create an entertaining and engaging program people of all ages can enjoy. As the official Colorado Springs show choir, Song Spinners performs about 50 shows per year at businesses, organizations and retirement communities throughout the Tri-Lakes area. This event is free and open to the public, although space is limited. Please RSVP in advance by calling (719) 725-6060.


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12/8/20191:00pm to 2:00pmKathy Clinton

Introduction to Watercolors 
During this class, award-winning watercolorist Al Duhaime, will teach you the basics of color, mixing and application of paint with only one brush. Go home with a landscape portrait you can call your own. All tools and materials will be provided.
Cost: $40
For questions, contact Al via e-mail or 719-354-4818.
Mon, Dec 9, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 4
Registration Deadline: Dec 8. Appropriate for 14 years and up. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult. Refunds will be given for cancelations 48 hours prior to class. If D38 is closed for weather, the class will be rescheduled.

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12/9/201910:30am to 12:30pmJennifer Cunningham

Fused Glass Ornaments
Make your own fused glass Christmas decorations. All tools and supplies (including glass in Christmas colors and pre-cut shapes) will be provided for you to make five ornaments. Students will need to return to the gallery to pick up their finished pieces after they are fired.
Cost: $35
For questions, contact Stephanie at 719-761-3737.
Wed, Dec 11, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 6
Registration Deadline: Dec 10. Appropriate for 12 years and up. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult. Refunds will be given for cancelations 48 hours prior to class. If D38 is closed for weather, the class will be rescheduled.

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12/11/201910:30am to 12:30pmJennifer Cunningham

Don't miss this event that will provide you an opportunity to build your referral base over a speed networking session! Space is limited! Please register soon to reserve your spot. Tips for maximizing the speed networking session: Be prepared to introduce yourself and your business, bring business cards and a name tag if you have one. You will have 2 minutes to convey your business and then listen for 2 minutes. What better way to meet so many in such a short period of time and then determine who you would like to meet again?

The fun happens 3:30 to 6:00 PM, Open Networking from 6-7 pm December 12, 2019

Some beer and wine will be available. 

Due to the popularity of this event we are having to limit registration to one person per business. 

You must pre-register for this event and no walk-ins allowed.


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12/12/20193:30pm to 7:00pm

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12/14/20198:30am to 12:00pmMelissa Billiard

Todd Caudle will be at Covered Treasures Bookstore on Saturday, December 14 from noon-2 to sign his newest photography book, Natural Wonders of Colorado.  His work is phenomenal and we are pleased to host Todd on this Saturday.  Please stop to meet Todd, browse through his book and have a few signed for holiday gifts.  Refreshments will be served.

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12/14/201912:00pm to 2:00pmPaula Primavera

Jackson Creek Senior Living will welcome Oasis Band, a Christian performance group from Colorado Springs, for a concert on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. Oasis Band is a group of friends who started performing together in 2009 after finding a shared love of God and music. Their concerts include pop, Christian and classic songs from the ’40s to today. This event is free and open to the public, although space is limited. Please RSVP in advance by calling (719) 725-6060.


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12/14/20193:00pm to 5:00pmKathy Clinton

The 2nd annual Calhan Country Christmas lights up the El Paso County Fair & Events Center on December 14th, 2019 in Calhan, Colorado!  Come enjoy the magic of the season.  Gates open at 5p.m. There is no admission charge, but guests are encouraged to bring one non-perishable food donation per person to support the Eastern Plains Community Pantry. Santa and LIVE reindeer will be there, a live Nativity, carolers, vendors, concessions, live music from Solid Ground and of course the amazing Calhan Christmas Parade of Lights!  There is also a Holiday Light Display Competition!

Calhan Country Christmas is a community event and hosted by the El Paso County Fair & Events, Calhan Christmas Parade of Lights and the Town of Calhan with events and entertainment for the entire family, including:

  • 5p.m. Gates Open
  • 5p.m. LIVE Reindeer visits courtesy of Anderson Precast and NAPA of Calhan
  • 5p.m. Vendors
  • 5p.m. Hay Rides
  • 5p.m. Live Nativity
  • 5p.m. Colorado Springs Astronomical Society  telescopes (weather permitting)
  • 6p.m. Strolling Carolers
  • 7p.m. Parade of Lights (begins and ends at the Fairgrounds)
  • 8p.m. Photo opportunity with Santa
  • 8p.m. Live music featuring Solid Ground
*A Bull Riding event will also take place in the Indoor Owens Livestock Arena at the Fairgrounds at 8:00 p.m.
Separate ticket purchase is required and seating is limited. Advance purchase is recommended. Concessions available. Adults $12   6-12   $ 7   Under 5 Free.
The hooves, horns and hats will be flying. Seating is limited.

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12/14/20195:00pm to 9:00pmStacy Starr

Held in conjunction with Calhan Country Christmas!
Bull Riding returns to The El Paso County Fair & Events Center!
Presented by TZ Bucking Bulls & Branding Iron Trailers~ Mark your calendar for December 14th!
The action gets underway in the indoor Owens Livestock Arena. Concessions are available. Doors open at 7PM and performances begin at 8PM. Mini-Bulls, special entertainment and educational presentation at each event! 
Tickets at the door. $12 adults, $7.00 Youth (6-12) Under 5 Free.
The hooves, horns and hats will be flying. Seating is limited.

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12/14/20198:00pm to 10:00pmStacy Starr

Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer which will be held at Community Banks of Colorado. 

Community Banks of Colorado 
1899 Woodmoor Dr
Monument, CO 80132

These events are a perfect opportunity to meet face to face with many other business professionals, while enjoying great food and refreshments.

FREE for Chamber Members
$10 for Partner Members
$15 for Non-Members

Make check-in easier for yourself, pre-register! Non-members can also register ahead of time and even pay online. What a huge time saver, so you can get to the food, drink and networking sooner!

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12/17/20195:00pm to 7:00pm

Join Us for Breakfast!

Networking Breakfasts take place the first and third Thursday of every month in the Chamber of Commerce Community Room from 7:30-9:00 AM. Listen to 10-minute informative talks from two fellow members. Meet and mingle with other business people over a tasty breakfast provided by the speakers. Everyone gets 30 seconds to introduce themselves and tell what's up in their business.

Annual membership is $40 and Chamber membership is required.

You must register in advance to attend, walk-ins are not allowed. If you are bringing a guest, they too must register.

This week's speakers are:
Cynthia Halverson - Hydration + More
Charlie Searle - Searle Ranch

Please be punctual. Please email if you can no longer attend. 

When you arrive please do not park in the Black Forest Foods or Ice Cave parking. Black Forest Foods is open for Breakfast and they are a member of our so please be respectful of their business.

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12/19/20197:30am to 9:00am

Resident favorite and regular performer Brian Usher will return to Jackson Creek Senior Living for a holiday-themed birthday celebration performance on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. Usher’s interactive performances of sing-along favorites are a delight to residents and attendees. The community is also celebrating its first “birthday” in Monument, marking one year since they held their grand opening in December 2018. Usher performs at Jackson Creek Senior Living every month. This event is free and open to the public, although space is limited. Please RSVP in advance at or by calling (719) 725-6060.


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12/19/20194:00pm to 6:00pmKathy Clinton

Enjoy delicious seafood from Go Fish Food Truck paired with awesome beer from Pikes Peak Brewing! 

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12/26/201912:00pm to 8:00pmChristina Voreadis

Take a trip back in time to the Roaring 20's when the Gin was cold and the Jazz was HOT! Put on your fringe, feathers and fedoras, 1920s style. Dressing the part EXTREMELY encouraged! Heat up a cold winter night with our Speakeasy Casino Night for charity and dancing! There will be prizes, a silent auction, a picture booth, DJ and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar also available. All proceeds will benefit Bryson's Chase Foundation and go directly to our new partner, Children's Hospital Colorado Pediatric Mental Health Institute. We will help families who have children going through mental health treatment at Children's Colorado through their patient aid fund so they can focus less on cost and more on their child. All donations tax deductible. Tickets are a $100 donation and are limited. Sponsorship opportunities available.

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1/11/20206:00pm to 10:00pmLindsey Kangas

FREE event for members and non-members

This workshop is designed for the entrepreneur with little or no experience in business accounting. The workshop will cover functions of record keeping: cash versus accrual systems, recording transactions, revenue, expenses, and depreciation, and accounts payable and receivable.  This seminar is great for both small business owners, or business assistants in charge of financial transactions and record-keeping. 

Andrea Manion - Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
Owner, Manion & Associates, LLC 

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1/15/20209:00am to 12:00pm

Join us as we look back at 2019 and forward to 2020!

- Don Wilson - Mayor of Monument
- John Cressman - Mayor of Palmer Lake
- Stan VanderWerf - County Commissioner, District 3
- Holly Williams - County Commissioner, District 1

Join us at the Great Wolf Lodge from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm as we hear from elected officials from the Tri-Lakes Region and Terri Hayes, President and CEO of the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation and Visitors Center.

Check-in begins at 10:30 am
You must register in advance for this lunch
$38 for Members
$43 for Non-Members

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2/7/202011:00am to 1:00pm

Here is an opportunity for new members, old members and non-members to learn about the benefits of Chamber membership. Find out how to take full advantage of the member area of the Chamber’s website. Discover all the events that are open to members and the public. Maybe you’ll find you want to go the extra step and become more involved in the Chamber to increase your business exposure in the community. There is no charge for this event and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

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3/4/202012:00pm to 1:30pm

Join us for our
Annual Awards Dinner and Auction
Saturday, April 4, 2020
6:00 - 7:00 pm Cocktail Hour
7:00 - 9:30 pm Program
9:30 - 11:00 pm Dancing

Awards, Dinner, Dancing, Live & Silent Auctions

Tickets are $75 for Tri-Lakes Chamber Members and $90 for Non-Members

The dress theme is anything to do with travel, German Lederhosen, Japanese Kimono, Canadian Mountie, or even a Tacky tourist. The only limit is your imagination. The option for attire is cocktail :)

Thank you to our sponsors!  For sponsorship opportunities click here


Silent Auction 

Gold Sponsor

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4/4/20206:00pm to 11:00pm

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