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Business After Hours - December
12/17/19
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 12/19/19
12/19/19
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Monthly Education - January - Basics of Bookkeeping
01/15/20
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Business After Hours - January
01/21/20
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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 Orientation - March 2020
03/04/20
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Annual Awards Dinner - Travel with the Chamber into 2020
04/04/20
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Events in the month of September 2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Our third annual Labor Day Eve hometown music festival ... begins at 1:00 pm and runs 'til they tell us to go home! Five terrific bands (Latigo, Eighty3, Jason Miller, The VooDoo Hawks, Ashtonz) in the lineup at Limbach Park. Food trucks on site, FREE admission, family-friendly. Call/text Charlie Searle at (719) 649-0058 for more info.
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Sunday, September 1, 2019
   HERITAGE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019


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.

Sponsored by:

Simple Computer Repair - Eric Metzger


 

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Thursday, September 5, 2019
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:
Richard Kiedinger - Allstate
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, September 5, 2019
The Children’s Nature Series program, “Nature Adventures” for preschoolers, offers monthly, interactive, nature-themed activities, story time and short hikes in a safe, structured indoor/outdoor environment. For a complete description of the series and the reservation form, visit our link.
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Thursday, September 5, 2019 - Friday, September 6, 2019
Become a volunteer Environmental Education leader for field trip programs at Fountain Creek Nature Center.  Application & interview required.  Learn our techniques and programs for connecting students to the wetlands and surrounding ecosystems.   You’re sure to make a positive impact on the students!  Contact Paula at 719-520-6745 or bcfcvolunteers@gmail.com.
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Thursday, September 5, 2019
This month, Dr. Timothy Reese O.D. will be sharing vital and interesting facts about Pediatric Eyecare, as well as Q and A. Come join us and have questions answered so you are able to make well informed choices regarding your child’s eye care health and needs!
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Thursday, September 5, 2019
This series will teach beginning bird watchers the basics and develop skills in identifying birds by sight and sound. Two Thursday pm classroom times; two Saturday am field trips.
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Friday, September 6, 2019 - Sunday, September 8, 2019
This workshop will include landscape painting and figure sketching, brush control and subject seminar, two group critiques at day's end, bring your photos and sketches to work from indoors. Bring one original or four photos of your work. Not completed in workshop for a special clinic. Instruct demos and daily student guidance. One free Bohler piano CD and print per student. Students will observe Joe doing live demonstrations. Any questions or to R.S.V.P., call Joe at 719-481-4251 or Terese Bohler 719-505-2137.
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Friday, September 6, 2019
Michael Oshiver will visit Jackson Creek Senior Living to perform Caribbean music on Friday, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. Oshiver has worked with such renowned musicians as Bob Hope, Dizzy Gillespie and Dave Brubeck. He proves that harp music can be far from boring as he performs calypso, samba, salsa and other genres not usually played on the harp. This event is free and open to the public, although space is limited. Please RSVP in advance at www.JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com or by calling (719) 725-6060.
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Saturday, September 7, 2019 - Sunday, September 8, 2019


There are lots of places for the public to see fine art and craft. Galleries, cooperatives, museum and airport shops all show the very best of what local artists and craftsmen have to offer. Every weekend during the summer there is an arts festival or fair. But only on the weekend of September 7th and 8th, will the public have the opportunity to see how and where fine art and craft is created! Front Range Open Studios is a group of full time professional artists and craftsmen in Monument who realize that the techniques , talents, tools and raw materials they work with are a mystery to their friends and neighbors. So, for one weekend each fall they open their workshops and studios and allow their guests to see how they create their art. Since there are many forms of creative expression there are many different mediums to explore. Have you ever wondered, "How is that made?" Richard Pankratz will show the step-by step process of creating a bronze figure and how he mixes ceramics, glass and bronze to make heirloom quality furniture and vessels. Jodie Bliss' studio in downtown Monument will offer the opportunity for guests to create a sand mold for an iron pour later in September. At Nancy Bonig's studio you can watch the various steps in creating kilnworked glass and even create your own! This year you can meet the alpacas that provide the fiber for Barbara Ziek's home décor and art clothing. Mediums of creative expression include oil and acrylic painting, wood turning, metalsmithing, handmade paper and mobiles, sculptures in bronze, iron, and steel, ceramics, watercolors, batik, kilnworked glass, jewelry design and fabrication, photography , and fiber arts. You will see how each artist and craftsman has transformed his or her working space with tools, music, books, and specialized materials into their own unique sanctuary, where they find creativity and inspiration. At some locations you will even have an opportunity to create your own work of art! There will be demonstrations of technique or tools and guests can enter drawings for gift certificates to local restaurants and for original works of art by some of the artists! This is not a traditional studio tour where you drive from location to location just to see multiple artists and finished product! You will have the opportunity to purchase first rate art and craft at special prices, but you will also gain the unique experience of watching how and where your collectable was made! For more information about this event, a list of all twenty-two participating artists and craftsmen, and a map to all sixteen locations , go to www.frontrangeopenstudios.com.

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Saturday, September 7, 2019
Watch beekeepers harvest honey from hives, see bees in action in their observation hive, and learn about the importance of bees and other pollinators. Activities, crafts, samples of honey and local honey available for purchase.
 

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Bliss Studio & Gallery Iron Pour 2019 & Community Public Sculpture Project
We want YOU to help us kick off Arts Month by pouring Red Hot Molten Iron into molds made from tiles that you've carved! Participate in a workshop this Summer and receive a VIP ticket to the big Iron Pour Event! Registration & tickets: ForgeYourBliss.com

WINNER OF THE 2019 PEAK ARTS PRIZE - Bliss Studio & Gallery is combining a community public sculpture project, Forging Human Connections & Embracing Empathy, with the second annual, Bliss 2019 Iron Pour / https://www.peakartsprize.org/results/

WORKSHOPS: Every Saturday leading up to the Iron Pour Date! Participants, carve a Sand Tile & participate in Bliss Iron Pour 2019! 

At the workshop , participants will receive a 6” square sand tile, guided instructions while carving their tile, and a ticket to the Big Iron Pour Event on September 28, 2019! The sand tile is the mold that we will pour red-hot-molten-iron into at the Big Pour Event in September.  Participants in our workshops will also receive a free small medallion tile to carve which gets donated back to the studio and entered into the community public sculpture: Forging Genuine Human Connections & Embracing Empathy. The 6” tile is theirs to keep!

At the Big Iron Pour Event there will be tile carving workshops, music, artistic displays and demonstrations, complimentary pizza and sodas, and beginning at sunset participants will watch as we pour red-hot-molten-iron into their tile molds.  This is a day for bringing people together through the arts and celebrating our wonderful community! 

Workshops are held at Bliss Studio & Gallery located at 243 Washington St. in Historic Downtown Monument, Colorado. They are scheduled every Saturday from 11am - 1pm. July 6th-September 28th. Registration is available at:

ForgeYourBliss.com.The necessary tools for carving tiles will be available during each workshop.

The Big Iron Pour Event  is on September 28th, 2019. On the date of the big iron pour event, participants may choose to carve tiles from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Additional tickets are available for purchase online.

 


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Saturday, September 7, 2019
Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second Street, Monument, 719-481-2665 is helping to launch the Junior League of Denver's latest cookbook, Centennial Celebrations on Saturday, September 7, noon to two p.m.  Committee members of the cookbook team will be here to discuss the cookbook, sign copies and chat with customers.  Stop by to try some samples from the cookbook.

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Saturday, September 7, 2019


Celebrate Turbo's Mobile RV Service's 20th Anniversary in Business!

September 7
Ribbon Cutting - 3:30 pm
Open House 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Turbo's Mobile RV Service
3885 Doolittle Rd.
Monument, CO 80132

Turbo's Mobile RV Service specializes in Recreational Vehicles and trailers service, repairs, and accessories

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Sunday, September 8, 2019 - Saturday, September 14, 2019
COS Fitness Week Sept 8-14, 2019 come try 12 different fitness studios for only $5 per class!!  

RSVP at www.coloradospringsfitnessweek.com to see all participating studios. 

Ride at CycleBar Premium Indoor Cycling for only $5, book your bike at cosnorthgate.cyclebar.com and select Drop In Ride, use promo code FW2019!  Get Ready to Rock Your Ride!!!

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Sunday, September 8, 2019
   HERITAGE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

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Monday, September 9, 2019
We are hosting a golf tournament to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares.  This is a 4 person best ball tournament at Pine Creek Golf Club.  All the money raised will go to Tri-Lakes Cares.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Peak Structural offers free CE Courses for all licensed real estate agents, home inspectors and property managers. All CE courses are DORA approved credits. We pride ourselves on educating the housing industry on the causes and solutions to structural damage. Come to our training facility for our free Continuing Education courses. This one is worth 2 credits. Hosted by Peter Crain, an expert in structural repair, our course covers terminology, common problems, options for repair, product knowledge, and a Q&A. Refreshments will be provided.

Peter is a certified foundation repair specialist and waterproofing professional who has worked in residential real estate for over 10 years. Peter’s ability to see foundation repair, waterproofing and crawlspace encapsulation from both a resale and long-term living perspective makes him a valuable asset to the Peak team.


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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Join Profile by Sanford in celebrating being open for 1 year! There will be opening networking, food, prizes, and fun! Also, to give back to the community we have partnered with Tri-Lakes Cares and will be hosting a food/hygiene drive to support their efforts! Bring donations with to the event or starting in August you can drop them off at our location any time! 
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Hanging Aspens Fused Glass
Create a stunning 10 x 10” Aspen grove on a background of beautiful blue and clear streaked glass. Metal loops fused into the glass allow you to hang it anywhere. All tools and materials provided.
Cost: $50
For questions, contact Stephanie at 719-761-3737.
Dates:
Wed, Sep 11, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 6
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.

www.gallery132.com/classes

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Jackson Creek Senior Living will hold an opening reception for Memories in the Making, a traveling art exhibition, on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 3:30 p.m. Art will be on display from Tuesday, Sept. 10 to Sunday, Sept. 15. All are welcome to attend the opening reception to find out more information about the artists and their artwork. The show is curated by the Alzheimer’s Association and features artwork created by individuals living with memory loss. This event is free and open to the public, although space is limited. Please RSVP in advance at www.JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com or by calling (719) 725-6060.
 
 

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
The Children’s Nature Series program, “Two's & Three's Outdoors” for toddlers, offers monthly, interactive, nature-themed activities, story time and short hikes in a safe, structured indoor/outdoor environment. For a complete description of the series and the reservation form, visit our link.
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Thursday, September 12, 2019 - Friday, September 13, 2019
Train to become an Environmental Education leader for school field trip programs at Bear Creek Nature Center. After application and interview, learn our techniques and programs for connecting students to the foothills and surrounding ecosystems. 
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Design the Future of your Community! Come play, shop and win prizes at our EXPO.
Give Feedback and Ideas to the THRIVE STUDENTS, entrepreneurs who are  bringing viable new businesses alive.
The Students of THRIVE have worked fervently to create a FUN and Engaging evening for showcasing our business models of products and services and are now ready to showcase them for YOU! 
Please join us at Mission Trace Shopping Center on Union and S. Academy Blvd. Thursday 12th, 5:30 -8:00 pm.
 

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Friday, September 13, 2019


Intro to Needle Felting – Lavender Fields
Learn the basics of needle felting with Merino wool while creating a stunning  5″ x 7″ field of lavender. All tools and materials included. 
Cost: $45
For questions, contact Wendy via e-mail at wendy@wadge.com.
Dates:
Fri, Sep 13, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 4
Registration Deadline: Sep 12. 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.

www.gallery132.com/classes

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Home-schooled students can learn about insects, spiders, wetland resources, water pollution, and much more through demonstrations, interactive activities, puppet shows, and guided hikes at the nature center. Second Fridays Sep-Nov. Check our schedule for specific topics and grade levels.
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Friday, September 13, 2019
Enjoy an evening of Native American flute music; both live and recorded. Hear Native American legends of the origins of the flute. Learn about their design and what makes them unique from other styles of flute. Light snacks provided.
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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Help record the number of bird species and populations found in Fountain Creek Regional Park during fall migration.
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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Register for interactive sessions led by trained guides to earn badges for: Arrow of Light Adventures; “Woods” - 9:00-11:00 a.m., “Wild” - 11:00-1:00 p.m., “Rocks” - 1:30-3:30 p.m.
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Engage in a Day of Wows!  The award-winning What IF…Festival of Innovation and Imagination features an imaginative array of intriguing creativity from the Pikes Peak region with over 100 interactive "experiences” in science, health, engineering, the arts, technology, education, local foods and business, with 3 main stages, a beer/wine garden,  and multiple small stages.  Activities are provided for all age groups - toddlers to adults.  Engage your imagination and meet innovative people and businesses.  Enjoy the interactive educational fun throughout six city blocks in Downtown Colorado Springs!  A full schedule of performances, delectable foods, and hands-on experiences, as well as a festival map, will be available in advance and on-site on Festival Day.


 

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Fused Glass Nature Scene
Design your own scene fusing fish, flowers and birds onto a 12-inch round piece of glass. All tools and materials provided, including a simple stand.
Cost: $60
For questions, contact Stephanie at 719-761-3737.
Dates:
Sat, 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 11. 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.

www.gallery132.com/classes

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Bliss Studio & Gallery Iron Pour 2019 & Community Public Sculpture Project
We want YOU to help us kick off Arts Month by pouring Red Hot Molten Iron into molds made from tiles that you've carved! Participate in a workshop this Summer and receive a VIP ticket to the big Iron Pour Event! Registration & tickets: ForgeYourBliss.com

WINNER OF THE 2019 PEAK ARTS PRIZE - Bliss Studio & Gallery is combining a community public sculpture project, Forging Human Connections & Embracing Empathy, with the second annual, Bliss 2019 Iron Pour / https://www.peakartsprize.org/results/

WORKSHOPS: Every Saturday leading up to the Iron Pour Date! Participants, carve a Sand Tile & participate in Bliss Iron Pour 2019! 

At the workshop , participants will receive a 6” square sand tile, guided instructions while carving their tile, and a ticket to the Big Iron Pour Event on September 28, 2019! The sand tile is the mold that we will pour red-hot-molten-iron into at the Big Pour Event in September.  Participants in our workshops will also receive a free small medallion tile to carve which gets donated back to the studio and entered into the community public sculpture: Forging Genuine Human Connections & Embracing Empathy. The 6” tile is theirs to keep!

At the Big Iron Pour Event there will be tile carving workshops, music, artistic displays and demonstrations, complimentary pizza and sodas, and beginning at sunset participants will watch as we pour red-hot-molten-iron into their tile molds.  This is a day for bringing people together through the arts and celebrating our wonderful community! 

Workshops are held at Bliss Studio & Gallery located at 243 Washington St. in Historic Downtown Monument, Colorado. They are scheduled every Saturday from 11am - 1pm. July 6th-September 28th. Registration is available at:

ForgeYourBliss.com.The necessary tools for carving tiles will be available during each workshop.

The Big Iron Pour Event  is on September 28th, 2019. On the date of the big iron pour event, participants may choose to carve tiles from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Additional tickets are available for purchase online.

 


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Sunday, September 15, 2019
   HERITAGE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

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Sunday, September 15, 2019
An Irish dance team will perform at Jackson Creek Senior Living on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. Irish dancing is a unique part of Irish culture that involves quick footwork and complicated routines. All are welcome to attend this unique and impressive performance. This event is free and open to the public, although space is limited. Please RSVP in advance at www.JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com or by calling (719) 725-6060.
 

 
 

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Mandala painting on Rocks
Create this eye-catching paperweight while learning the soothing technique of Mandala painting. Large enough to be used as a doorstop, too. Makes a great gift. All tools and materials will be provided.
Cost: $40
For questions, contact Wendy via e-mail at wendy@wadge.com.
Dates:
Tues, Sep 17, 10:30am – 12:30pm

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

Class size: 6
Registration Deadline: Sep 16. 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.

www.gallery132.com/classes

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer which will be held at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts with Co-Host Mike Law of Merrill Lynch. It is also our Annual Non-Profit Night. Come meet some of our Non-Profit Members to see how you can get involved with them

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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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Colorado Springs photographer, Mike Pach, photographed a tree behind his home every day for a year and learned many lessons which he will share to inspire you to increase your awareness, develop good habits and reach your goals. Breathtaking audio-visual presentation.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The “Nature Explorers” Series for preschoolers, ages 4-5, offers monthly, interactive, nature-themed activities, story time and short hikes in a safe, structured indoor/outdoor environment. For a complete description of the series and the reservation form, visit our link.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The “Nature Explorers” Series for preschoolers, ages 4-5, offers monthly, interactive, nature-themed activities, story time and short hikes in a safe, structured indoor/outdoor environment. For a complete description of the series and the reservation form, visit our link.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Celebrate with Jean van der Meulen Insurance Agency their new office and their agency opening!

September 18
Ribbon Cutting - 5:00 pm
Open House - 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Jean van der Meulen Insurance Agency - Farmers Insurance
13570 Meadowgrass Drive Ste 203
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

The Jean van der Meulen Farmers Insurance Agency provides insurance and financial solutions. 

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The monthly Aiken Audubon meeting and educational program is free and open to the public. Call 719-520-6387 for topic. Social and refreshments at 6:30 p.m.
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Thursday, September 19, 2019
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:
Linda Famula - Gazette Media and the Tribune
Danielle McCarthy - Five Rings Financial

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 19, 2019
Resident favorite and regular performer Brian Usher will return to Jackson Creek Senior Living on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. Usher’s interactive performances of sing-along favorites are a delight to residents and attendees. He visits Jackson Creek Senior Living every month, so if you enjoy this event, be sure to catch another performance in the future. This event is free and open to the public, although space is limited. Please RSVP in advance at www.JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com or by calling (719) 725-6060.

 

 
 

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second Street, Monument, 719-481-2665 is hosting its last Art Hop of the season, Thursday, September 19, 5-8 p.m..  Nick Arvin will be signing his book, Mad Boy and Tim Jones will be signing his two titles, Trail Mix and Tales from the Trails.  Linda Roberts will be showcasing her photography. Refreshments will be served.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
Florida remains one of the most popular retirement destinations in the US. Do you ever wonder about investing or retiring in Florida? Please join us for refreshments and an informal Q&A. Florida offers low housing costs, no state taxes, and an immediate Homestead exemption. We'll have handouts and will answer your questions about retiring in "the Sunshine State." A glass of wine and appetizers are on us!
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Friday, September 20, 2019


NEW Basic Jewelry Making – Wire Looping
In this class the students will learn how to connect to gemstones with a wire looping technique using base metal or sterling silver wire. All gemstones, wire, and sterling finishings included. This is a must in the art of jewelry making!
Cost:
Base-metal wire: $60
Sterling silver wire: $85
For questions, contact Laurra via e-mail at laurra@me.com.
Dates:
Fri, Sep 20, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Minimum class size of 2. 
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 6
Registration Deadline: Sep 19. 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.

www.gallery132.com/classes

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Friday, September 20, 2019
           (This is NOT a tribute band.)  The New Christy Minstrels® (officially known as The New Christy Minstrels®, Still Under the Direction of Randy Sparks) is an American large-ensemble folk music group founded by Randy Sparks in 1961, and currently in concerts across the country, still going, better than ever with 100% record of at least one standing ovation per concert since Randy Sparks revised the group with the current line up of stellar entertainers!
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Saturday, September 21, 2019


Intro to PMC – Rings
Make this stunning ring embellished with a glass cabochon of your choice. Learn detailed techniques of working with fine silver precious metal clay and ring sizing.  All tools and materials provided.
Cost: $135 
For questions, contact Laurra via e-mail at laurra@me.com.
Dates:
Sat, Sep 21, 10:30am – 1:30pm 
Minimum class size of 2. 
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 6
Registration Deadline: Sep 20. 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. 

www.gallery132.com/classes

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Bliss Studio & Gallery Iron Pour 2019 & Community Public Sculpture Project
We want YOU to help us kick off Arts Month by pouring Red Hot Molten Iron into molds made from tiles that you've carved! Participate in a workshop this Summer and receive a VIP ticket to the big Iron Pour Event! Registration & tickets: ForgeYourBliss.com

WINNER OF THE 2019 PEAK ARTS PRIZE - Bliss Studio & Gallery is combining a community public sculpture project, Forging Human Connections & Embracing Empathy, with the second annual, Bliss 2019 Iron Pour / https://www.peakartsprize.org/results/

WORKSHOPS: Every Saturday leading up to the Iron Pour Date! Participants, carve a Sand Tile & participate in Bliss Iron Pour 2019! 

At the workshop , participants will receive a 6” square sand tile, guided instructions while carving their tile, and a ticket to the Big Iron Pour Event on September 28, 2019! The sand tile is the mold that we will pour red-hot-molten-iron into at the Big Pour Event in September.  Participants in our workshops will also receive a free small medallion tile to carve which gets donated back to the studio and entered into the community public sculpture: Forging Genuine Human Connections & Embracing Empathy. The 6” tile is theirs to keep!

At the Big Iron Pour Event there will be tile carving workshops, music, artistic displays and demonstrations, complimentary pizza and sodas, and beginning at sunset participants will watch as we pour red-hot-molten-iron into their tile molds.  This is a day for bringing people together through the arts and celebrating our wonderful community! 

Workshops are held at Bliss Studio & Gallery located at 243 Washington St. in Historic Downtown Monument, Colorado. They are scheduled every Saturday from 11am - 1pm. July 6th-September 28th. Registration is available at:

ForgeYourBliss.com.The necessary tools for carving tiles will be available during each workshop.

The Big Iron Pour Event  is on September 28th, 2019. On the date of the big iron pour event, participants may choose to carve tiles from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Additional tickets are available for purchase online.

 


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Saturday, September 21, 2019


COME TO THE BEST BEER FEST IN THE TRI-LAKES AREA!
Only 400 Tickets Available

Enjoy beer, mead, 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 wet 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 400 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 - includes souvenir glass
Designated driver $10
Gates open at 1:00 PM

Participating breweries include:

Nano 108
Peaks N Pines
Storybook
Pikes Peak
Cerberus
Great Storm (Atrevida)
Metric
Burly
El Rancho
Whistle Pig
FH Beerworks
Iron Mule

Guest pourers include:
3 Hundred Days of Shine (moonshine)
Black Forest Meadery (mead)
Lee Spirits (gin)

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

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
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Monday, September 23, 2019


NEW Introduction to Acrylics – Winter Wonderland
Join Russian artist Petr Rudnev in creating this winter wonderland! The painting is on 1 1/2” thick solid wood with acrylic paints, and the class is perfect for all skill levels. The scene can be with or without the word “Welcome,” and can be displayed on the wall or free-standing on a shelf.
Cost: $55
For questions, contact Kimberly via e-mail at kimberly@lifewin.tv.
Dates:
Mon, Sep 23, 10:30am – 2:30pm
Minimum class size of 2.
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.
Class size: 6
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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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Basic PMC – Intro to Texture Carving
Learn to carve rubber texture plates with your own unique design. Then use your pattern to create a pair of earrings from precious metal clay. All tools and materials provided.
Cost:
Carving only: $40
Carving plus PMC Earrings: $125
For questions, contact Laurra via e-mail at laurra@me.com.
Dates:
Tues, Sep 24, 4 – 6pm 
Minimum class size of 2. 
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 6
Registration Deadline: Sep 23. 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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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Join us for a special screening of Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age.
This movie and student panel discussion is hosted by the Lewis-Palmer School District.
 

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019


FREE EVENT for members and non-members

Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

If you want results from your marketing but you don't have a big marketing budget then this course will be a great place to start! Learn how you can grow your business on a small budget with some simple but powerful tips and tools. Additionally, we will cover some of the basics of creating a marketing plan.

Presented by:
Jamie Wagner, MBA
Integrated (Online/Offline) Marketing Consultant, B-Cause Integrated Marketing & Communications

Sponsored by:

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
The “Little Wonders” Nature Series program for toddlers, ages 2-3, offers monthly, interactive, nature-themed activities, story time and short hikes in a safe, structured indoor/outdoor environment. For a complete description of the series and the reservation form, visit our link.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
The “Little Wonders” Nature Series program for toddlers, ages 2-3, offers monthly, interactive, nature-themed activities, story time and short hikes in a safe, structured indoor/outdoor environment. For a complete description of the series and the reservation form, visit our link.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Learn more about the fascinating world of fungi with the Pikes Peak Mycological Society.
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Thursday, September 26, 2019




Watercolor Workshop – Painting Landscapes
Join Larry Haught, a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. This class will be painting a fantastic new landscape! Students should bring their own supplies.
Cost: $60
For questions, contact Larry via email at lchaught@gmail.com.
Dates:
Thur, Sep 26, 10:30am – 1:30pm

Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.
Class size: 4
Registration Deadline: Sep 25. 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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Friday, September 27, 2019

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 atal.duhaime@comcast.net or 719-354-4818.
Date:
Fri, Sep 27, 10:30am – 12:30pm

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

Class size: 4
Registration Deadline: Sep 3 and 26. 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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Friday, September 27, 2019


Celebrate with Bohler Arts Sales & Service as they launch their new venture to share their art with the community.

September 27
Ribbon Cutting 5:00 pm
Open House 2:00 pm-6:00 pm

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

Bohler Arts specializes in historic and award winning cultural art to beautiful homes and local businesses.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019
Kickoff this clean up at Fountain Creek Nature Center!  Bring your community group to meet “Stan the Can” and clean up waterways or remove invasive species.  Select any date, time and location during this week.  Register at www.fountaincreekweek.com.
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Saturday, September 28, 2019
Join us to cleanup trash  in parks and trails around Monument.  
We'll kick off the event at the Santa Fe Trail / 3rd St Trailhead on Saturday, September 28 beginning at 8:30 am and end at 12 pm.  You and your team can come pick up supplies and clean up trash anytime between those hours.  Register your team with Madeline mvandenhoek@tomgov.org 719-963-1524
Santa Fe Trail / 3rd St Trailhead Time: 8:30am-12:00pm, Crew Leader: Madeline VanDenHoek, mvandenhoek@tomgov.org 719-963-1524

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Saturday, September 28, 2019
Learn to live in peace with our bear-y hungry neighbors. Join us for an interactive discussion and short hike to discover fun facts about bears, look for the clues they leave behind, and learn how you can help to create a community that is safe for humans and bears alike.
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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Bliss Studio & Gallery Iron Pour 2019 & Community Public Sculpture Project
We want YOU to help us kick off Arts Month by pouring Red Hot Molten Iron into molds made from tiles that you've carved! Participate in a workshop this Summer and receive a VIP ticket to the big Iron Pour Event! Registration & tickets: ForgeYourBliss.com

WINNER OF THE 2019 PEAK ARTS PRIZE - Bliss Studio & Gallery is combining a community public sculpture project, Forging Human Connections & Embracing Empathy, with the second annual, Bliss 2019 Iron Pour / https://www.peakartsprize.org/results/

WORKSHOPS: Every Saturday leading up to the Iron Pour Date! Participants, carve a Sand Tile & participate in Bliss Iron Pour 2019! 

At the workshop , participants will receive a 6” square sand tile, guided instructions while carving their tile, and a ticket to the Big Iron Pour Event on September 28, 2019! The sand tile is the mold that we will pour red-hot-molten-iron into at the Big Pour Event in September.  Participants in our workshops will also receive a free small medallion tile to carve which gets donated back to the studio and entered into the community public sculpture: Forging Genuine Human Connections & Embracing Empathy. The 6” tile is theirs to keep!

At the Big Iron Pour Event there will be tile carving workshops, music, artistic displays and demonstrations, complimentary pizza and sodas, and beginning at sunset participants will watch as we pour red-hot-molten-iron into their tile molds.  This is a day for bringing people together through the arts and celebrating our wonderful community! 

Workshops are held at Bliss Studio & Gallery located at 243 Washington St. in Historic Downtown Monument, Colorado. They are scheduled every Saturday from 11am - 1pm. July 6th-September 28th. Registration is available at:

ForgeYourBliss.com.The necessary tools for carving tiles will be available during each workshop.

The Big Iron Pour Event  is on September 28th, 2019. On the date of the big iron pour event, participants may choose to carve tiles from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Additional tickets are available for purchase online.

 


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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Bliss Studio & Gallery Iron Pour 2019 & Community Public Sculpture Project
We want YOU to help us kick off Arts Month by pouring Red Hot Molten Iron into molds made from tiles that you've carved! Participate in a workshop this Summer and receive a VIP ticket to the big Iron Pour Event! Registration & tickets: ForgeYourBliss.com

WINNER OF THE 2019 PEAK ARTS PRIZE - Bliss Studio & Gallery is combining a community public sculpture project, Forging Human Connections & Embracing Empathy, with the second annual, Bliss 2019 Iron Pour / https://www.peakartsprize.org/results/

WORKSHOPS: Every Saturday leading up to the Iron Pour Date! Participants, carve a Sand Tile & participate in Bliss Iron Pour 2019! 

At the workshop , participants will receive a 6” square sand tile, guided instructions while carving their tile, and a ticket to the Big Iron Pour Event on September 28, 2019! The sand tile is the mold that we will pour red-hot-molten-iron into at the Big Pour Event in September.  Participants in our workshops will also receive a free small medallion tile to carve which gets donated back to the studio and entered into the community public sculpture: Forging Genuine Human Connections & Embracing Empathy. The 6” tile is theirs to keep!

At the Big Iron Pour Event there will be tile carving workshops, music, artistic displays and demonstrations, complimentary pizza and sodas, and beginning at sunset participants will watch as we pour red-hot-molten-iron into their tile molds.  This is a day for bringing people together through the arts and celebrating our wonderful community! 

Workshops are held at Bliss Studio & Gallery located at 243 Washington St. in Historic Downtown Monument, Colorado. They are scheduled every Saturday from 11am - 1pm. July 6th-September 28th. Registration is available at:

ForgeYourBliss.com.The necessary tools for carving tiles will be available during each workshop.

The Big Iron Pour Event  is on September 28th, 2019. On the date of the big iron pour event, participants may choose to carve tiles from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Additional tickets are available for purchase online.

 


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Saturday, September 28, 2019
Peruvian guitar virtuoso, Alfredo Muro, dazzled audiences last September at five concerts in Southern Colorado presenting South American guitar music. The successful concerts are being repeated this September highlighting his favorite venues. The program is completely new. For this concert, Colorado Springs virtuoso pianist, Abe Minzer, will perform all the string parts on piano. Local guitarist, Jim Bosse, will join in to perform several duets with maestro Alfredo. This program presents folk music from Argentina, Venezuela, Paraguay and Brazil; masterfully arranged for our musicians.
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Sunday, September 29, 2019
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Monday, September 30, 2019
Pianist Bobby Jackson will perform original pieces and classic favorites at Jackson Creek Senior Living on Monday, Sept. 30. at 3:30 p.m. A long-time resident of Colorado Springs, Jackson has been playing the piano since the age of four. He is a published composer, and he has played at over 60 venues along the Front Range. Jackson performs music that spans a wide variety of genres including jazz, gospel and romantic favorites. This event is free and open to the public, although space is limited. Please RSVP in advance at www.JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com or by calling (719) 725-6060.


 

 
 

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Monday, September 30, 2019
Please join us for an open house featuring a class on Healthy Living Through the Holidays , it's not all about weight gain. In fact I have some good news to share. Open House from 4pm-8pm. Class starts at 6:30pm.
So come for Tastes,tips,and Treatments. View and sample the 2019 Arbonne Holiday collection and more.

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