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Monthly Education September - Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
09/25/19
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 10/3/19
10/03/19
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Business After Hours - October
10/15/19
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Monthly Education - October - Tax Prep Essentials
10/16/19
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Business and Community Expo 2019
10/17/19
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 10/17/19
10/17/19
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Monthly Education - November - Is My Business Sellable? Consideration for Creating an Optimal Exit Strategy
11/06/19
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Chamber Orientation - December
12/04/19
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Monthly Education - December - Speed Networking
12/12/19
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Chamber Orientation - March 2020
03/04/20
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Events in the month of August 2018
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
The band this week is Dotsero. They play pop, jazz and contemporary instrumental.

Bring your chairs and enjoy music, food and fun for the whole family! The annual Concerts in the Park are held in Monument at Limbach Park from 7:00 - 9:00 PM every Wednesday in June and July (except July 5), and the first week of August this year. A different band plays each week and there are food trucks if you're hungry. Bring some cash to toss in the hats we pass. This series depends on the generosity of those who attend and of our sponsors below.
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Thursday, August 2, 2018
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:
Haley Chapin - Tri-Lakes Cares
Steve Laski - CRJ Contractors

Please be punctual. Please email laura@trilakeschamber.com 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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Thursday, August 2, 2018
Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts and a hike.
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Friday, August 3, 2018
Celebrate the Grand Re-Opening after merger with Monument Computers.

Ribbon Cutting - 5:00 pm
Open House 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Simple Computer Repair 
1445 Cipriani Loop
Monument, CO

At Simple Computer Repair we offer free diagnostics for your PC or Mac, and we repair broken iPhone screens, repair iPads & game boxes.


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Saturday, August 4, 2018
Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts and a hike.
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Saturday, August 4, 2018
We invite residents in the eastern El Paso County communities and beyond to visit with nature center staff, learn the role and function of El Paso County Nature Centers, play nature games with staff, see a puppet show, and explore interactive exhibits.
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Monday, August 6, 2018 - Friday, August 10, 2018
For children entering grades 1-5. This camp features our favorite outdoor activities including fishing, bug hunting, pond critters, beaver dam building and outdoor skills including shelter building.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - Friday, August 31, 2018
Sports Equipment Drive in support of Military Families in Colorado Springs
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Calla Lily PMC Ring

Create a stunning fine silver ring using precious metal clay (PMC). Adorn it with a beautiful pearl. Learn the basics of PMC, sizing and embellishments.  You will need to return to pick up your ring after it is fired.
Cost: $135
For questions, contact Laurra via email at laurra@me.com.
Dates:
Tues, Aug 7, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.
 
Class size: 6
 
Registration Deadline is Aug 5. Appropriate for 15 years and up. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult. Registrants canceling 48 hours prior to class time will receive 75% refund. If D38 is closed for weather, the class will be rescheduled.
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Tues, Aug 7, 10:30am - 1:30pm

(You will be taken to PayPal.com to complete your registration.
A PayPal account is not required.)

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Online Humming bird class August 8th

1. Ten things about humming birds

2. How to identify humming birds

3. Habitat and migration

4. Unique humming birds in united states and canada

5. vocailazations

6. Appercance

7. Behavavior and courtship display

8.conservation status

9. plants that attract hummingbirds.

$19.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $40.00 per group

contact dallins549@gmail.com or call me at 208-351-3407

my class will be on google class I will give you code for class

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1813263122081868/


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Friday, August 10, 2018


NEW! Palette Knife Dragonfly - Art After Hours
 
Grab some friends for wine and snacks while learning to create texture with modeling paste and a palette knife. Choose from a wide variety of colors to bring your dragonfly to life.

Cost: $45
For questions, contact Laurra via email at laurra@me.com.

Dates:
Fri, Aug 10, 5 – 7pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.
Class size: 6
Registration Deadline is Aug 8. Appropriate for 15 years and up. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult. Registrants canceling 48 hours prior to class time will receive 75% refund. If D38 is closed for weather, the class will be rescheduled.
 

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Friday, August 10, 2018
Celebrate Lang Investment Services 20th Anniversary with their Annual Pig Roast and Client Appreciation Event!

Since 1998, Matthew Lang has provided personalized strategies for wealth management and financial planning.

Ribbon Cutting - 5:15 pm
Open House - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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Saturday, August 11, 2018
After a brief introduction to our “freshwater lobsters,” we’ll hike or caravan to a nearby pond to catch and release crawdads. Supplies provided.
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Saturday, August 11, 2018

SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS / ENTREPRENEURS / INDIVIDUALS

Join us to learn a cost-effective solution to increase your bottom line

You're invited to spend 2 hours networking and meeting new contacts, as well as learning about business building concepts that will help you increase your bottom line. 

LEARN HOW TO:
-Build Customer Loyalty
-Attract new and repeat clients
-Increase customer retention
-Separate yourself from competitors
-Generate a consistent flow of referrals
Simply saying Thank You to your customers will increase your business by 17%!
 

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
Fables are so much fun on a hiking trail! Join us for trail tales followed by a tea party in the woods. All ages welcome! 
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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Aspen Wave Glass Fusing

Create a stunning standing 4″ x 14″ waved aspen scene in your choice of design and colors. Stephanie will give you instruction on cutting and composition. All tools and materials are provided.  You will need to return to pick up you competed piece after it is fired.
Cost: $45
For questions, contact Stephanie via phone at 719-488-0700.
Dates:
Sat, Aug 11, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.
 
Class size: 6
 
Registration Deadline is Aug 10. Appropriate for 15 years and up. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult. Registrants canceling 48 hours prior to class time will receive 75% refund. If D38 is closed for weather, the class will be rescheduled

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Monday, August 13, 2018
Colorado's Touchstone Energy Cooperative's 2018 Golf Classic is the perfect opportunity to mix business with pleasure. This shotgun-start, best-ball tournament with an all-inclusive golfer package includes a luncheon, auction and awards ceremony following the tournament. The morning is well spent networking, enjoying the beautiful Colorado scenery and playing on one of the area's finest exclusive golf courses.    

Golfers will be assigned to a foursome if not registered as a team.


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Monday, August 13, 2018

With Dr. Melissa Healy NBC-ICWHC

Need a Healthier Lifestyle?

In this interactive workshop you will:

  • Determine what you are willing to do NOW
  • Discover how to fit wellness into your current lifestyle
  • Make the fundamental shift needed to achieve your goal
  • Learn how transition from achieving your goals to maintaining them

Included:

  • Workbook
  • Post Workshop Follow Up
  • Complimentary Snacks and beverages

Start ‘creating’ your way to better health today.

Workshop held the second Monday of every month beginning July 9, 2018.

Next workshop, Monday, August 13 th, 2018.

 


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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Mountain Bloom Painting Class

Learn this new design from Sarah Gonzalez.  She’ll guide you step by step through her expert tips and tricks. In this basics class, you’ll learn color blending, texturizing and depth creation. You’ll leave with a 9″x12″ Colorado-esque original work you can call your own. All tools and materials will be provided.
Cost: $45
For questions, contact Sarah via e-mail at sarahgartist@yahoo.com or 720-539-4719.
Dates:
Tues, Aug 14, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Groups of 4 or more can request a specific class day and time.
 
Class size: 6
 
Registration Deadline: Aug 13. Appropriate for 15 years and up. Class credit 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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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

NEW Beaded Crochet necklace 

Take a simple crochet stitch, incorporate some beads and voilà! A beautiful, lightweight necklace in your choice of wire and stone colors.
Cost: $30
For questions, contact Jennifer via email at jennifer@gallery132.com.

Dates:
Wed, Aug 15, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.
 
Class size: 6
 
Registration Deadline: Aug 14. Appropriate for 13 years and up. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult. Registrants canceling 48 hours prior to class time will receive a full refund. If D38 is closed for weather, the class will be rescheduled.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Join us at the Back East Bar and Grill for our Quarterly Member Luncheon. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about our new members and their businesses while enjoying a fantastic lunch.  

$17 for Members
$22 for Non-Members
Free for one guest from each new membership

You MUST RSVP in advance for this lunch!!

Check-in starts at 11:00 am


 

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
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:
Ron Green - Peak Structural
TBD

Please be punctual. Please email laura@trilakeschamber.com 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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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Explore nature with your 2 or 3 year-old through interactive activities, a story, and a short hike.
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Your Tri-Lakes Chamber has graciously allowed us to host our Art Hop event in their large conference room due to renovations after water damage to the bookstore.  Besides delicious refreshments, we are hosting 6 authors this August Art Hop.  Mike Torreano and David P. Wagner will sign their mysteries; Todd Caudle will sign his photography books and calendars; Jim and Diane Sawatzki will sign DVDs and historical fiction; and Anna Blake will sign her equine books and her newest book of poetry. 
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Informational session on our new Senior Living Community, with appetizers and beverages provided.
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Friday, August 17, 2018

Exponential Impact, an accelerator for blockchain, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity startups, is hosting a Demo Day for its for cohort of companies on August 17 at the Broadmoor.

Exponential Impact's Accelerator program is culminating in August with an exciting Demo Day. You're invited to experience the hard work of our startups first-hand. Save the date for August 17th to see our participants pitch their startups, experience the highlights of the Exponential Impact program and celebrate with an after-party.


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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Help us work on outdoor projects to keep Bear Creek Nature Center healthy! Ages 5+.
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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Explore nature with your 2 or 3 year-old through interactive activities, a story, and a short hike.
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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Pickin' on the Divide

On August 18th join us at Limbach Park in Downtown Monument for great music, food and vendors.  Colorado Bluegrass bands will be performing from 11 pm till 6 pm, rain or shine. Tickets available on-line https://pickinonthedivide.com/tickets 

THE BAND LINE-UP

 11:00           Tenderfoot Bluegrass 
 12:15           Ashtonz 
   1:50           WireWood Station 
   3:25           Flying W Wranglers 
   5:00           Grass It Up

All times are approximate and subject to change
Please no Smoking, or Pets except service animals


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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer brought to you by Lewis-Palmer School District 38 at the Chamber of Commerce office, 166 Second Street, Monument.

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 you, 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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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Children, ages 4-5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Online Wildlife class August 22th

1. unique wildlife in United States.
2. courtship and behavior
3. learn how to identify wildlife
4. learn how to identify wildlife by their habitat
5. Learn about conservation status of wildlife species
6. learn about wildlife Territoriality and Aggression
7. what wildlife need to survive
8.Predator-Prey Relationships, and Mutualistic Relationships ,Parasitic Relationships 
9. and other topics people are interested in

$40.00 per adult, $10.00 per child $55.00 per family or group

contact dallins549@gmail.com or call me at 208-351-3407

my class will be on google class I will give you code for class

https://www.facebook.com/groups/715600528629934/


 


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Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Thursday, August 30, 2018
Friday, August 24, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018

Who should attend?

ALL who are interested in experiencing a Spiritual Awakening and/or improving the quality of their life by enhancing their spiritual journey.

About the Speaker:

Herb Kaighan is an author, provides spiritual direction, and leads Twelve Step workshops and retreats throughout the world. In his books, “Twelve Steps to a Spiritual Awakening” and “Practicing the Here and Now”, Herb shares his insights using his own experience of Traditional and also 12 Step Spirituality. His books speak of lighting a path from the dark world of addiction and brokenness to a life of purpose and light. For more information visit www.herbk.com.

Cost: The total cost of the entire weekend is $135 (excluding housing).


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Friday, August 24, 2018
Dust off your boots and join El Paso County Nature Centers for an evening of great food, music, wine, incredible desserts and friends at this special annual event at Bear Creek Nature Center.
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Friday, August 24, 2018
Enjoy summer evenings under the big screen. This summer the Town of Monument and U.S. Taekwondo Center will present outdoor movie nights. These are free to the public and will take place in Jackson Creek at the Tri-Lakes YMCA. Everyone is invited to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy a movie under the stars. Activities will begin around 7 pm.  Movies will begin at dark (approx 8:30).
Please bring your family and friends, but leave your pets at home!
Thank you to our sponsors Bethesda Gardens Monument Assisted Living & Memory Care, Christian Brothers Automotive Monument, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado, & Integrity Bank and Trust.  

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Saturday, August 25, 2018
Attend this orientation session to learn more about becoming a volunteer with El Paso County Nature Centers - an engaging and rewarding experience!
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Saturday, August 25, 2018
Discover the magical mystery of the monarch migration to Mexico. See an indoor presentation, make a craft, search for caterpillars and adults to tag and release for research.
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Saturday, August 25, 2018


NEW Intro to PMC Texture 
Learn to create a texture plate and then use that texture to make a pair of precious metal clay (PMC) earrings to take home.
Cost: $85
Contact Laurra via email at laurra@me.com for questions.
Dates:
Sat, Aug 25, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.
 
Class size: 6
 
Registration Deadline is Aug 24. Appropriate for 13 years and up. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult. Registrants canceling 48 hours prior to class time will receive 75% refund. If D38 is closed for weather, the class will be rescheduled.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018
Discover the magical mystery of the monarch migration to Mexico. See an indoor presentation, make a craft, search for caterpillars and adults to tag and release for research.
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Monday, August 27, 2018


Tree of Life Pendant Class
Learn to make this intricate pendant choosing from a variety of stones or semi-precious gems. Leave with a stunning necklace! Now available in sterling silver, too!
Cost: $40/$55
Contact Jennifer via email at jennifer@gallery132.com or text 719-244-8761 for questions.
Dates:
Mon, Aug 27, 10:30am – 1pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.
 
Class size: 6
 
Registration Deadline is Jun 21. Appropriate for 13 years and up. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult. Registrants canceling 48 hours prior to class time will receive 75% refund. If D38 is closed for weather, the class will be rescheduled.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
FREE Event for Members and Non-Members.

"Basics of Bookkeeping"

This workshop is designed for the entrepreneur with little or no experience in business accounting, and is taught by a local CPA, Paul DuMond. 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.

Presented by: Paul DuMond Founder, Beyond the Box Accounting, LLC



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Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - Thursday, August 30, 2018
Discover the world of nature with your 2 or 3 year-old. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Johnson & Johnson DePuy Synthes invites their employees and community members to The Taste of Health! 
Join us for cooking demos, healthy snacks, and vendors (in-house and local) with information on how to live your best!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Online Basic bird watching Aug 29th

1. Birds that are unique

2. How To Recognize birds, by sight, sound and flight and how use field guide

3. identification birds by body size. Beak size, and feathers

4. Learn natural history of birds in world

5. where look for birds regionally

6. Other ask students if there are other topics they want to learn about. What is best timed day to spot birds?

7. Binoculars and other equipment needed to spot birds needed a tripod or etc.

8. Migration pattern of birds

$46.00 per adult $12.00 per child and $65.00 per group and family

contact dallins549@gmail.com or call me at 208-351-3407

my class will be on google class I will give you code for class

https://www.facebook.com/groups/516694498714579/


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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Join the best in business on August 30th from 11:30 - 1:00 at SkySox Stadium.  We are looking for other business professionals to whom we can pass referrals.

BNI is a business and professional networking organization whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals.  The organization presently has over 7,500 chapters throughout every populated continent in the world.  In 2016, members of BNI passed over 8.8 million referrals which generated almost $12.5 billion (US) worth of business for each other.

What makes BNI unique is that it allows only one person per profession to join a chapter.  Thus, once you've been accepted as a member, none of your competition can participate.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Celebrate with Melissa her new Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce membership.

Ribbon Cutting - 5:30 pm
Open House - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132

Melissa Healy provides health and wellness coaching


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Friday, August 31, 2018 - Friday, September 14, 2018
Silent Auction in conjunction with Tri-Lakes Lions Charity Golf Tournament
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