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Monthly Education - February - Search Engine Optimization
02/04/20
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 2/6/2020
02/06/20
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2020 State of the Tri-Lakes Region Lunch
02/07/20
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Business After Hours - February
02/18/20
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 2/20/2020
02/20/20
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Quarterly Member Luncheon and Thank Yous - February
02/26/20
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Chamber Orientation - March 2020
03/04/20
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 3/5/2020
03/05/20
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Business After Hours - March
03/17/20

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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 3/19/2020
03/19/20
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 4/2/2020
04/02/20
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Annual Awards Dinner - Travel with the Chamber into 2020
04/04/20
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 4/16/2020
04/16/20
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Business After Hours - April
04/21/20

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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 5/7/2020
05/07/20
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Business After Hours - May
05/19/20

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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 5/21/2020
05/21/20
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 6/4/2020
06/04/20
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Business After Hours - June
06/16/20

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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 6/18/2020
06/18/20
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4th of July Street Fair - 2020
07/04/20
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 7/16/2020
07/16/20
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Events in the month of September 2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018
MAKING ROOM FOR GODR.E.A.D. Club: Read, Engage And Discuss books in a different way. We will use the Benedictine practice of reading, listening and discussing books with “the ear of our heart”. We will share how the stories/books spiritually impact our lives and listen to the wisdom of others. We hope this leads us into a deeper personal growth. Please join us and share your wisdom.




 

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018
The Lewis-Palmer Board of Education will be hosting a community meet-and-greet event on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, from 9:00-10:30 am.  This event will be held in the Learning Center conference room of the administration building at 146 Jefferson Street in Monument.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Celebrate the Grand Opening of a New Business in Monument!

Ribbon Cutting - 4:00 pm
Open House - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monument Fit Body Boot Camp
15756 Jackson Creek Parkway Unit B
Monument, CO 80132


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Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Meet and Greet Open Networking Group

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Thursday, September 6, 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:
Jamie Glover - Glover Family Medicine
Steve Graber - Aspire Homes Colorado

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, September 6, 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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Thursday, September 6, 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:
Thur, Sep 6, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.
 
Class size: 4
 
Registration Deadline: Sep 4.  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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Thursday, September 6, 2018 - Friday, September 7, 2018
Train to become a volunteer Environmental Education leader for school field trip programs at Fountain Creek Nature Center. After your application & interview process, learn our unique techniques and programs for connecting students to the wetlands and surrounding ecosystems. You’re sure to make a positive impact on the students!
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Thursday, September 6, 2018
Celebrate the opening of a second location of Profile by Sanford!

Ribbon Cutting - 5:30 pm
Open House - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2860 N Powers Blvd,
Colorado Springs CO

Profile by Sanford provides 1-on-1 health coaching on nutrition activity, and lifestyle to take the guesswork out of healthy lifestyle change.


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Thursday, September 6, 2018
Come join the Tri Lakes Chapter of Business Networking International, the world's largest and most successful referral networking organization. We are having an informal visitor event Thursday at Pikes Peak Brewing.  Are you looking to build a network of other local business owners that you could refer people to? And in return you'll enjoy the benefits of referrals coming back to you.  Every week we pass thousands of dollars of referrals to each other.  Come meet local business leader and see what BNI means when we say, "Givers Gain"
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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Help record the number of bird species and populations found in Fountain Creek Regional Park.
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Saturday, September 8, 2018
You are invited to have a “pilgrimage experience” with Sister Marilyn Carpenter. 

SATURDAY, September 8, 2018
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Please bring your own lunch, as lunch is not provided.

Fee: $65  Register Early. Walk-ins pay an additional $5.00
Facilitator: Sister Marilyn Carpenter, OSB


Retreat Description: I went on pilgrimage to the sacred sites of Ireland and then on another for two months through the sacred sites of Europe (ending at Chartres). I am passionate to share how pilgrimages changed my world view and am discovering that the basic principles of any pilgrimage can enliven our lives. Benet Hill Monastery grounds and forest are perfect for creating the “pilgrimage experience” with many pathways, and areas for silent contemplation and for sharing experiences. We will use the principles outlined in Christine Valters-Paintner’s book, “The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within. 

NOTE: Each participant is to bring a backpack or day pack with the following items: a water bottle, walking shoes, a hat, rain gear, a journal book or pages, pen and colored pencils (I’ll have extras), and YOUR LUNCH AND MUNCHIES for the walks. Be ready for surprises!
(If you can’t walk in the woods, I’ll have alternatives for you with the same goals and surprises.)


Sister Marilyn Carpenter, OSB, MRE, and MA Psych offers over thirty years of experience as a board-certified chaplain with expertise in grief counseling,education and support. She is available through Benet Hill Monastery and her Denver Mission House for one-on-one, small group grief work and healing prayer sessions for grief trauma victims or unresolved grief issues. Beginning in August, Sister Marilyn will also be accepting clients for online grief work. With a degree in Liturgical, Sacramental and Pastoral Theology from St. Meinrad’s School of Theology, Sister Marilyn employs her skills in creative rituals,retreats, and parish classes such as RCIA, Sacrament of Anointing, Pastoral Care of the Sick, and Healing Prayer Ministry.

For more information about the retreat, please contact Sister Ana Cloughly, OSB 719-633-0655 Ext. 150 or email sana@benethillmonastery.org



REGISTER at
www.benethillmonastery.org
Registration/Events
or email registrations@benethillmonastery.org
or call 719-633-0655 Ext 132

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Walk a mile in solidarity with trafficked and impoverished children to FIGHT CHILD TRAFFICKING.


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Saturday, September 8, 2018


Introduction to Watercolors (New design)
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 at al.duhaime@comcast.net or 719-354-4818.
Dates:
Sat, Sep 8, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

 
Class size: 4
 
Registration Deadline: Sep 7. Appropriate for 15 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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Saturday, September 8, 2018


 Hanging Aspens
Create a beautiful hanging glass piece decorated with aspens on a colored background. Learn basic glass cutting and how to work with frit. Choose from a variety of colors to accent your woodland scene.
 
Cost: $45
For questions, contact Stephanie at 719-761-3737.
Dates:
Sat, Sep 8, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

 
Class size: 6
 
Registration Deadline: Sep 7. 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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Monday, September 10, 2018
Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament, held at the USAFA Eisenhower Golf Course.   
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Join your BBB for a delicious breakfast and networking with local business members. 
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Your business can only be as strong as the relationship you have with your clients. Learn how to empower yourself and your employees to build better relationships within your clients, vendors, and coworkers. Join Brenda Sanchez, co-founder of Life's Real Currency and Aaron Salt, founding partner of Senarii Consulting and author of Designing Effective Meetings as they discuss how to build strong, long-lasting relationships in business.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
BNI is a business and professional networking organization whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. 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, you lock out your competition.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Intro to Basket Weaving

Learn the basics of basket weaving while creating a fun and functional 8″ round basket. Use accent colors to embellish your design.
 
Cost: $40
For questions, contact Sandy via e-mail at sandydyrek@gmail.com.
Dates:
Wed, Sep 12, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 5
 
Registration Deadline: Sep 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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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
FREE Event for Members and Non-Members.

"Facebook and LinkedIn for Small Business"
(beyond the basics)


Facebook - A Strategy to drive leads for business should involve a Facebook component. Why? 700 million active users makes it an attractive platform for business. Finding people who believe what you believe in a cost-efficent way is key. Join us for this session on how to use Facebook naturally and effectively for your small business. Please note - businesses should already have an active Facebook business page and are encouraged to bring their laptops.

Presented by: Carrie Kintz Founder, Melan Communications

LinkedIn is a network with 65 million business professionals around the world. The average LinkedIn member has an average annual household income of 109,000. Nearly 50% of LinkedIn members have decision-making authority for their companies which is why LinkedIn is considered the world's largest audience of influential, affluent professionals in one place. In this workshop you will learn about how to use LinkedIn to improve your company's visibility, generate leads, and effectively market your small business!

Presented by: Jacqueline Staples Registered Representative, Mutual of Omaha Investor Services, Inc.




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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Celebrate the Grand Opening of the My Place Hotel!

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

My Place Hotel
369 Gleneagle Gate View 
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

My Place Hotel, is an extended stay hotel with nightly and weekly accommodations, including 30 day plus. There is a full kitchen in every room, laundry facilities, and a BBQ pavillion.


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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Explore nature with your 2 or 3 year-old through interactive activities, a story, and a short hike.
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Thursday, September 13, 2018


NEW! Felted Journal 

Learn the basics of wet felting with Merino wool, silk and embellishments and then turn your piece into a personalized journal cover. Makes a wonderful keepsake or gift.
 
Cost: $40
For questions, contact Jennifer via e-mail at jennifer@gallery132.com.
Dates:
Thur, Sep 13, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Sat, Sep 22, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 4
 
Registration Deadline: Sep 11 and Sep 20. 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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Thursday, September 13, 2018

What is a monastery?

Do nuns still wear habits?

What exactly do they do all day?
 

Come learn more about life in a modern day monastery. Hear about current programs and ministries. Tour the monastery and meet the prioress. Find out how you can get more involved at Benet Hill Monastery.

 

These regular, one-hour introductory tours are held every other month at the monastery and are designed to share the mission, ministries, and values of the Benedictine Sisters with guests. Come learn more about current activities, enjoy delicious baked goods.

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Guests are welcome to come to any of the sessions, held on the second Thursday every other month. All events are from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Carin Willis, Mission Advancement Coordinator, cwillis@benethillmonastery.org or 719-355-1636. The program is identical at each event, so if you cannot make one month, please come to another – and bring your friends and neighbors!
 

 

2018:  Sept. 13, Nov. 8


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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Have you ever thought about investing and/or retiring on Florida's Gulf Coast, but didn't know where to start? Please join three Real Estate professionals at any of our upcoming Wine and Cheese Meetups to learn the ins and outs of retiring and/or investing in Florida Real Estate. Topics include the Florida lifestyle, homestead advantages, Florida state tax, and financing options. Here's a chance to learn what you need to know to turn your dream into reality!
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
https://www.meetup.com/Is-a-Florida-Retirement-Right-for-You/events/252949925/

Please join Nancy from Link Real Estate Group, Jean from Legend Title, and Derek from The Mortgage Company at our SECOND ANNUAL "Keep Mountains, Add Beaches" wine and cheese meetups. Hope to see you there!

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
What: A panel will answer questions about the Lewis-Palmer School District #38 November ballot questions.
Who: Panel will include school board members, administrators, security expert, and architectural expert.

This public forum will be held in the Learning Center of the D38 Administration Building at 146 N. Jefferson Street.  The forum will also be livestreamed on the LPSDCommunity YouTube channel (http://tiny.cc/lpsdcommunity).

 

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Friday, September 14, 2018


NEW! Glass Aspen Appetizer Tray

Create a beautiful hors d’oeuvres tray decorated with aspens. Learn basic glass cutting and how to work with frit. Choose from a variety of colors to accent your woodland scene.
 
Cost: $40
For questions, contact Stephanie at 719-761-3737.
Dates:
Fri, Sep 14, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

 
Class size: 6
 
Registration Deadline: Sep 13. 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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Friday, September 14, 2018
Enjoy an informative PowerPoint presentation indoors then go outside to enjoy gazing at constellations, galaxies, satellites and all manner of night sky objects with the Society’s telescopes.
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Saturday, September 15, 2018

This introductory workshop offers participants the basics of the Centering Prayer practice.


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Saturday, September 15, 2018
Please join us to learn about downsizing tips and tricks from the pros!
Gina Caughey with a Call to Order will be sharing about "Right Sizing and Moving a Lifetime".
 

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Saturday, September 15, 2018


Intro to Silk Dyeing

Choose from 30 colors to create a stunning silk scarf, perfect for upcoming cooler temps and as an accent piece for any outfit.
 
Cost: $35
For questions, contact Wendy via e-mail at wendy@wadge.com.
Dates:
Sat, Sep 15, 10:30am – 12pm
Tues, Sep 25, 10:30am – 12pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

 Class size: 4
 
Registration Deadline: Sep 13 and Sep 23. 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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Saturday, September 15, 2018

COME TO THE BEST BEER FEST IN THE TRI-LAKES AREA!
Only 350 Tickets Available

Enjoy beer, hard cider, gin and moonshine while listening to upbeat contemporary jazz. The view is beautiful and the weather will be great. This fest includes a competition for brewers with the challenge of using fresh hops in their creations. They also bring an average of three of their most popular brews for you to sample. You’re sure to find a new favorite. Food vendors will be available for noshing.

Ticket sales are capped at 350 to maintain the upscale feel and allow you to have conversations with the brewers. This is an adults-only event; even the designated drivers must be over 21 (no exceptions). No dogs of any age are allowed. 

General admission $25
Designated driver $10
Gates open at 1:00 PM

Sample beers from these brewing companies:

38 State
Nano 108
Peaks N Pines
Storybook
Ute Pass
Pikes Peak
Cerberus
Great Storm (Atrevida)
Metric
Burly
Florence
El Rancho
Paradox



Along with guest pourers:
3 Hundred Days of Shine (moonshine)
The Ice Cave Cider House (hard cider)
Lee Spirits (gin)

This event will happen rain, shine or snow - this is Colorado!!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Join our informational session hosted by Jackson Creek Senior Living to learn more about the 137-apartment retirement community opening this fall.  Light lunch will be provided.
Contact Laura Hale to RSVP.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer brought to you by Air Academy Federal Credit Union and Merrill Lynch. The event will be held at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts. 

This event is a little different as we will have 20 non-profit members for you to meet and find out all they do. Get involved and give back! Write them a check, volunteer your time, or donate something for auction.

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

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
304 Highway 105
Palmer Lake CO 80133

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, September 19, 2018
BNI is a business and professional networking organization whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. 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, you lock out your competition.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Stop by Guadalajara Family Mexican Restaurant on Wednesday, September 19 any time from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Meet the business leaders of Falcon, and get acquainted with our wonderful community.  The event is free and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
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Thursday, September 20, 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:
Erin Mondragon - Spruce Mountain Ranch
Matt Kubiak - Axis Business Technologies

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, September 20, 2018

Leadership Gold -John Maxwell Class-Lunch-N-Learn
Small Business Leadership Class 
Free!!
Please join me to sharpen your Leadership skills.

  • When: Next Thursday, 9/20 11:30-1:00 p.m. 
  • Where: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce 

166 2nd St. 
Monument, CO 80142
Please RSVP via messenger or email tanyavanrickley@gmail.com or 719-299-7664

Leadership Is Influence!! 
Great leadership skills and great leaders can turn the worst organizations and the worst teams around.

If you want to improve your organization, impact your bottom line, have a competitive edge and end this year off great...join me for this Leadership Gold class.

We will dive into John Maxwell’s Leadership Gold book. 
Topics Include:
 If it’s lonely at the top you may not be doing something right
 The hardest person to lead is yourself
 Great leaders distinguish themselves during hard times

#leadership


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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Stop by the Tri-Lakes Chamber Building,166 Second Street, Monument  for  Covered Treasures Bookstore's Art Hop Celebration on Thursday, September 20, 5-8 p.m..  Joanna Luloff will sign her debut novel, Remind Me Again What Happened and Margaret Mizushima returns to sign her latest in the Timber Creek K-9 mystery series, Burning Ridge.  John Lewis will showcase Colorado Springs newest literary magazine, The Almagre Review.  Refreshments will be served. The store will, also, be open that evening so please visit both spots!  Any questions, please call the store at 719-481-2665.
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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - Thursday, September 27, 2018

online navigation, compass and Global positioning system class Sept 20th

1. Learning how to read a map

2.Types of maps

3.Map parts

4. Learn how to use a compass

5. principles of compass

6. how to use GPS

7.Display position:

8.Record tracks

9.Navigate point-to-point:

10.Display trip data

11.GPS and your computer

12.Setting Up Your GPS

13.Before-Trip Settings

14.Position format (coordinates)

15.Map Datum

16.Locking onto Satellites

17.To facilitate initial satellite calibration, simply go outside, turn your GPS on and let it begin searching

18.If you’re under a dense tree cover or in a slot canyon, signals get blocked.

19.Startup Routine

20.GPS Battery Tips

21.How to Use a Topo Map


 

$20.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 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/165359124105347/


 


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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - Thursday, October 11, 2018
Raimon Panikkar

Do you want to see through a mystics eyes? 
Hear through a mystics ears?
Know God through a mystics life? 




Befriending the Mystics ~ Block 1 

Block 1: Thurs. Evenings: Sept. 20 - Oct. 11 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm  AND 
               Friday Mornings: Sept. 21 - Oct. 12 9:30 am to 11:30 am 


Block 2: Fridays: Mornings Only Oct. 26 - Nov. 16     9:30 am to 11:30 am
Block 3: Fridays: Mornings Only Jan. 18 - Feb. 8, 2019     9:30 am to 11:30 am
Block 4: Fridays: Mornings Only Feb. 22 - March 15,2019 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Fee: $100 per Block or Save $60 and Register for all 4 Blocks at once ($340 total) 
Befriending the Mystics is divided into 4 blocks. Each block equals 4 weeks. You can participate in the entire series or select individual blocks. Group rates apply. Call 719-633-0655 Ext. 132 for more information.  Register Early. Walk-ins pay an additional $5.00

Class Description: Mysticism has a long history in our Christian heritage. The mystical experiences of many saints are well documented. However, mystical experience is very personal and extremely intimate. Each mystic has his or her own story and lived in a particular time and place. Each mystic has very special encounters with God which we are privileged to share. Befriending the Mystics is designed to give participants a chance to peek in on the mystical experience of a variety of people throughout history. Each session will include prayer, a presentation on a particular mystic and sharing the mystic’s writings.

2018-19 will feature St. Francis of Assisi, St. Therese of Lisieux, Raimon Panikkar and many more.


REGISTER at
www.benethillmonastery.org
Registration/Events
or email registrations@benethillmonastery.org
or call 719-633-0655 Ext 132

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Friday, September 21, 2018


Dichroic Glass Pendants 
Make three eye-popping pendants out of dichroic glass. Your choice of glass and design.
 
Cost: $40
For questions, contact Stephanie at 719-761-3737.
Dates:
Fri, Sep 21, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

 
Class size: 6
 
Registration Deadline: Sep 20. 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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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Debbie Barnes, program chair and field trip leader for Aiken Audubon Society, will present an information-packed program explaining how to identify Colorado’s eagles, hawks, falcons and kites. 
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Saturday, September 22, 2018

NEW Felted Journal
 
Learn the basics of wet felting with Merino wool, silk and embellishments and then turn your piece into a personalized journal cover. Makes a wonderful keepsake or gift.
 
Cost: $40
For questions, contact Jennifer via e-mail at jennifer@gallery132.com.

Date:
Sat, Sep 22, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

 
Class size: 4
 
Registration Deadline: Sep 11 and Sep 20. 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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Monday, September 24, 2018 - Monday, December 17, 2018
Come wind down on Tuesday evenings at 6pm and join us at 3 Hundred Days of Shine Distillery, for a fun all-levels yoga class. Afterwards, we will gather together and sip on some amazing SHINE!
*Yoga class taught by Megan Franklin, 200-HR Yoga Teacher/Owner & Founder of CHEERS TO YOGA, LLC.   
*Cost is $15 which includes yoga class and 1st drink at a discounted price.
*CASH ONLY PLEASE
* You must be 21 years of age to enjoy moonshine/drink.
*Please arrive early as there is limited space.  You can RSVP on the event page on Facebook.  Just search for Cheers to Yoga, LLC and go to events. 
*Bring your own yoga mat, water, blocks, and straps.  
* Invite family and friends! 

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Intro to Silk Dyeing
Choose from 30 colors to create a stunning silk scarf, perfect for upcoming cooler temps and as an accent piece for any outfit.
 
Cost: $35
For questions, contact Wendy via e-mail at wendy@wadge.com.
Dates:
Tues, Sep 25, 10:30am – 12pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 4
 
Registration Deadline: Sep 13 and Sep 23. 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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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
BNI is a business and professional networking organization whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. 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, you lock out your competition.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018


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; TSYS Merchant Solutions is sponsoring lunch. Pre-registration is required.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Join Jackson Creek Senior Living for part of our Live Well, Age Well series.  Bridges Community Homecare of Colorado Springs will present "Understand Balance as You Age.
Learn how to improve strength and balance as you age.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

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Friday, September 28, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Take a ride on our comfy, worry-free motor coach bus to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. We will begin with a guided exploration of the Visitor’s Center then an optional geology hike to the dunes led by geology professor Mark Izold.
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Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Sunday, October 7, 2018
Kickoff this clean up week at Fountain Creek Nature Center! Bring your scout, school, and church groups to meet “Stan the Can” and clean up our waterways or participate in creek restoration by removing invasive species. Select any date, time and location during this week to volunteer or a cleanup, or participate in one of numerous public events happening in El Paso, Pueblo and Teller Counties.
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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Please join us for our fall cleanup on Saturday, September 29 8:30 am - 12:00 pm as part of the Fountain Watershed's annual Creek Week cleanup. We will be cleaning up various locations around Monument, but will meet to distribute supplies at the 3rd Street trail head. Sign up is required and please choose Site 404. 3rd St. Trailhead/Santa Fe Trail, Monument
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Please contact Madeline 719-884-8013 if you have any questions!

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
If you have ever lost a loved one ... lost a job ...left home for college ...lost a relationship ...chronic pain or illness ... became an ‘empty-nester’ .....or experienced any kind of loss .... You are invited to begin healing.
 
  
Saturday, September 29,2018 ~ 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Please bring your own lunch, as lunch is not provided

 

FEE: $65.00  
Register Early. Walk-ins pay an additional $5.00.  No Refunds. No Transfers.

Retreat Description: Loss enters our lives in many ways: death, geographic move, tragedy, career transition, empty nest, caring for parents or grandchildren, chronic illness, full nest “again”, and many more. Sister Marilyn will spend time exploring the landscape of loss and the ways it affects us, learning tools to help us navigate our unique journeys, and rituals to support healing.

After you register, information (to help with the grief process) will be sent to you in preparation for the workshop. 

Marilyn Carpenter, OSB, MRE, MA Psych, BCC is a certified Chaplain and Bereavement/Grief Counselor with 30 years experience.


REGISTER NOW at www.benethillmonastery.org Find “Events” on the home page to register or email registrations@benethillmonastery.org or call 719-633-0655 Ext 132

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Join us at CycleBar on Saturday, Sept 29th at 10 am for a fabulous indoor cycling class followed by yummy mimosas to celebrate the hard work you just finished!


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Saturday, September 29, 2018


NEW Watercolor Workshop – Painting Landscapes

Join Larry Haught, a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, as he teaches you composition and design, foundational to painting no matter your medium. In this class you will create a landscape with a focus on elements like shadows and clouds. Materials provided or you can bring your own.

Cost: $60
For questions, contact Larry via email at lchaught@gmail.com.

Dates:
Saturday, Sep 29, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.
 
Class size: 4
 
Registration Deadline: Aug 29 or Sep 28 . Appropriate for 15 years and up. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult. Registrants canceling 48 hours prior to class time will receive a 75% refund. If D38 is closed for weather, the class will be rescheduled.
 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Ribbon Cutting 174W Wine Bar

Celebrate the New Wine Bar that is connected to The Ice Cave Cider House!

Ribbon Cutting - 3:00 pm
Open House - 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Ice Cave Cider House 
174 Washington Street
Monument, CO 80132

174W is an all Colorado Wine Bar.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

NEW Aspen Seasons Glass Coasters
Beautiful and functional, these glass coasters will be fun to make as you learn to cut glass and work with frit.
Cost: $35
For questions, contact Stephanie at 719-761-3737.
Dates:
Saturday, Sep 29, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.
 
Class size: 6
 
Registration Deadline: Sep 28 . Appropriate for 12 years and up. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult. Registrants canceling 48 hours prior to class time will receive a 75% refund. If D38 is closed for weather, the class will be rescheduled.
 

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