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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 November 2019
Thursday, November 7, 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:
Kim Searles - Beneficient

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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Saturday, November 2, 2019
Bring your leftover small pumpkins and giant zucchinis. See how far our catapult will launch your pumpkin, then soup up your zucchini with wheels for the zucchini race! Which zucchini will win?
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Saturday, November 2, 2019
Music has been a part of every human culture. Our earliest instruments were made from natural materials. Hear a Native American legend of the origins of music and participate in creating our own Nature’s symphony. Light snacks provided.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Thursday, November 21, 2019
Join us in our 4th annual Tri-Lakes Cares Food Pantry holiday food drive!
Front Range Self Storage is proud to serve as an official drop-off location for
Tri-Lakes Cares Food Pantry.  




Front Range Self Storage will match every donation pound-for-pound up to 100 pounds!  Drop your donation off here, and Tri-Lakes Cares Food Pantry will benefit twice as much!  Your thoughtful contributions are graciously accepted, and there is a special need for holiday items.

We are sure you give thanks for your own bountiful table, and we ask that you give generously so others might do the same.  Front Range Self Storage is accepting donations on behalf of Tri-Lakes Cares in our office Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00pm through Thursday, November 21st.  Your thoughtfulness and generosity will be very much appreciated by so many.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019


Celebrate with the Palmer Lake Historical Society the acceptance of Palmer Lake Town Hall to Colorado State's Register of Historic Properties!

November 5
Ribbon Cutting - 12:15 pm
Open House - 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Or watch on Facebook Live

Palmer Lake Town Hall
42 Valley Crescent Street
Palmer Lake, CO

The Palmer Lake Historical Society preserves, protects, promotes and provides access to historical data, artifacts, and other items of significance relating to the Palmer Divide area. The Historical Society makes these resources available to the public primarily through the Lucretia Vaile Museum and annual programming.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019


FREE event for members and non-members

Is my business sellable?  Will I ever get to retire from my business? These are necessary questions to consider no matter what stage you are in your business! In this workshop, we will lay the groundwork for helping you prepare for an appropriate exit strategy and succession plan.

This is a Lunch n Learn. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Presenters: 
John Lubitz, Esq. - Lewis Brisbois
Brad Whitten, CPA, CVA - Pikes Peak Financial Group

Sponsored by:

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019



Celebrate with A Better Hearing Center their opening of a new office!

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

524 West Highway 105
Monument, CO 80132

A Better Hearing Center is a hearing aid center that provides all sorts of hearing products.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
DocTalks in November is Wednesday the 6th from 5:30-7:30- We are excited that we have a family practice provider, Dr. Jaime Glover, owner of Glover Family Medicine, and Dr. John Kramer, dentist and owner of Bright Dentistry, and Dr. Timothy Reese, owner and doctor at Premier Vision presenting on Diabetes.
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Thursday, November 7, 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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Friday, November 8, 2019

NEW Fused Glass Earrings
Make six pairs of earrings to keep for yourself or give as Christmas gifts. No prior glass fusing experience is needed and all materials and tools will be provided. 
Cost: $35
For questions, contact Stephanie via e-mail at stephiejo_hd@yahoo.com.
Dates: Fri, 8 Nov, 10am – 1pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.
Class size: 6
Registration Deadline: 7 Nov. 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, November 8, 2019
Taco Bar & Bingo Fundraiser at The Woodmoor Barn 
Join us for a taco bar and then some good old-fashioned Bingo with prizes for adults and kids.
This is a family friendly event. Tickets are $10 for the taco bar and your first Bingo cards and can
be purchased at the Facebook page Paws N Hooves & Black Forest Animal Sanctuary or by contacting
Tania at 612-581-1876
 

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Saturday, November 9, 2019
2nd annual holiday craft fair at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Local artisans and vendors will display and sell their unique creations. Enjoy the sights and smells of the season, support the community and the nature center through your purchases. 
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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Introduction to Centering Prayer

Centering prayer is a method of prayer within the Christian contemplative prayer tradition. This introductory workshop offers participants the basics of the centering prayer practice. The day includes experiences of centering prayer and presentations on the four fundamental guidelines for beginning a daily practice of centering prayer.

Saturday, November 9, 2019


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Saturday, November 9, 2019
Join us for Bear Creek’s 5th Annual Bear Run: a silly, charity fun run and walk for a cause. In celebration of 5 years, there will be a 3k AND a 5k course! All new runners receive a bear suit to wear during the run and to keep! Returning runners register at a discounted rate. Come early for pre-run festivities!
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Saturday, November 9, 2019
The Historic Monument Merchants Association's annual Holiday Open House is Friday and Saturday, November 8 and 9.  Participating stores wil host events and special sales over this weekend.  Covered Treasures Bookstore is hosting two authors on Saturday, November 9 from noon-3.  Elisabeth Hyde will sign Go Ask Fannie and Jayme Mansfield will sign Rush.  Refreshments will be served.  
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Saturday, November 9, 2019
The holidays are quickly approaching!
In support of the shop local initiative we are excited to bring Healthy, Wealthy & Wise to Colorado Springs led by local entrepreneurs and shop owners. This is a Free event intended to introduce you to Colorado Springs businesses with the purpose of keeping money in our local economy. The best way to support your community is to shop local!

Join us and other local businesses: True North Chiropractic, Dream Vacations, Aflac, Fast Fit Foods, La Bella Studio, The Cutting Edge, Orange Theory, Livingwell Microgreens, Profile, Megan's Mushrooms, Melaleuca, Touchstone, Mary Kay, 


 
 
 

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Saturday, November 9, 2019
Self-Defense Class for Moms and Daughters and Women
Taught through SASS Go


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Monday, November 11, 2019
Performer Diane Thomas will hold a special Veteran’s Day concert at Jackson Creek Senior Living on Monday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. Thomas started her singing career when she was 10 years old and has performed in venues around the U.S. She enjoyed a teaching career for 27 years before retiring in Colorado, where she now continues her professional singing career at community engagements and venues along the Front Range. 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, November 12, 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.
Dates:
Tues, 12 Nov, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Tues, 26 Nov, 10:30am – 12:30pm

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

Class size: 4
Registration Deadline: 11 and 25 Nov. 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, November 12, 2019


Come celebrate with 5 local businesses.

Group Ribbon Cutting

The Vistas at Jackson Creek Apartments
16112 Old Forest Point
Monument, CO 80132

November 12
Ribbon Cuttings will start at 5:30 pm
Group Open House 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Amber Jack with Edward Jones is celebrating their new business. 

Metabolic Research Center is celebrating their anniversary.

PeAk Communication Systems is celebrating the launch of a new product. 

SCC Post-Construction Cleaning Services is celebrating the launching of a new business venture.

Lori Wood with TSYS is celebrating her 3 year anniversary with TSYS.
 

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Thursday, November 14, 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, November 14, 2019


Celebrate the Grand Opening of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Colorado Springs North / Air Force Academy.

November 14
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting at 2:30 pm

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
1320 Republic Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all suite style hotel offering a modern & contemporary spin on hospitality. 

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Pathways to Peace Tour
 
Choose from one of the following presentation times:

Thursday, November 14, 2019        4:00 pm -  5:00  pm
Thursday, January 23, 2020         9:30 am - 10:30 am   
Thursday, March 19, 2020           6:00 pm – 7:00 pm   
Thursday, May 7, 2020              9:30 am  - 10:30 am 
 


The Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery invite you for a visit. 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 and enjoy delicious baked goods. Bring your curiosity.... Bring a friend! 


Please RSVP by registering (for planning purposes).

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
In follow up to the recent election ...
Mr. Chris Taylor, of the Lewis-Palmer Board of Education, will be hosting a Town Hall meeting on November 14, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Monument Town Hall offices at 645 Beacon Lite Road in Monument.
This meeting is open to anyone in the Lewis-Palmer School District boundaries who wants to participate in an open dialogue with a member of the D38 Board of Education about the long-term direction for the school district.
 

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Saturday, November 16, 2019
Safe Sitter Inc. was founded in 1980 and has been training youth ages 11-15 in safety skills whether staying home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting other peoples children.  The Instructor led class is filled with fun games and role playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice choking and get an hour Introduction to CPR.  (This is not a certification class in CPR).
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Saturday, November 16, 2019



Fused Glass Ornaments
Make your own fused glass Christmas decorations. All tools and supplies (including glass in Christmas colors and pre-cut shapes) will be provided for you to make 6 ornaments. Students will need to return to the gallery to pick up their finished pieces after they are fired.
Cost: $35
For questions, contact Stephanie at 719-761-3737.
Dates:
November 16, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 6
Registration Deadline:  Nov 15. 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, November 16, 2019

Basic Bead Stringing & Jewelry Design
Learn the basic skills for creating single and double strand beaded necklaces. Chose from either a single strand or double strand kit.
Cost:
Single Strand: $50
Double Strand: $70
For questions, contact Laurra via e-mail atlaurra@me.com.
Dates:
Sat, 16 Nov, 2 -5pm
Minimum class size of 2. Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 6
Registration Deadline: 15 Nov. 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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Sunday, November 17, 2019
Where are my foodies at?? What about eating and tasting delicious wines for a cause? Please join us for an amazing afternoon and evening out. Start with cocktails and apps from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and enjoy the amazing sounds of Go Go GirlZilla. Then at 6:00 p.m. you will be spoiled with a 5 course wine pairing dinner with the menu to be announced soon. You can attend one or both. To reserve your tickets, please call 719-481-8822. First come, first served, and you must have a reservation for dinner only. Cocktail hour is open to anyone. 50% of ALL sales will go directly to Bryson's Chase benefiting Children's Hospital Colorado. Let's get out and wine and dine for a GREAT cause. $100 per person for a 5-course meal and wine pairings. Menu coming soon!
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Mandala painting on a Journal
Give a beautiful and functional gift this holiday with a hand-painted mandala journal. Choice of color scheme and all tools and materials provided.
Cost: $35
For questions, contact Wendy via e-mail wendy@wadge.com.
Dates:
Thur, Nov 19, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 6
Registration Deadline: Nov 17. 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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Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer which will be held at at The Woodmoor Community Center "The Barn". Hosted by Fairfield Inn and Suites

Woodmoor Community Center "The Barn"
691 Woodmoor Drive
Monument, CO 80132


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

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

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

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Wednesday, November 20, 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, November 20, 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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Thursday, November 21, 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:
Steve Fisher - Heartland Payment Services
Eric Metzger - Simple Computer Repair

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, November 21, 2019

NEW Painting on Copper – Ornaments 
In this class the student will learn how to prepare copper in order to paint on it, and will have a beautiful heirloom ornament to take home!
Cost: $40
For questions, contact Laurra via e-mail at laurra@me.com.
Dates:
Thur, Nov 21, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Minimum class size of 2. Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 6
Registration Deadline: Nov 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, November 21, 2019 - Thursday, December 26, 2019
Are you looking for an opportunity to join other mothers and share in the challenges along with the joys of navigating motherhood? This free group will feature a supportive topic each week that will focus on the adjustments of being pregnant or after becoming a parent. The focus will be to offer community support around the pleasures and difficulties in this season of life as facilitated by one of our therapists who is trained in maternal mental health. Babies and children welcome.
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
It is an opportunity for business owners and leaders to eat, mingle, and get to know one another.
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Special Thyme Catering is partnering with a few of our favorite vendors and throwing an open house Thursday, November 21st, 2019 from 4pm-7:00pm. If you're planning a wedding, corporate event, birthday party or something else; you're in luck! Come spend the evening envisioning your next event while enjoying delicious food, great music and more. This is an RSVP event, so make so you click on the website link to claim your spot! 
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Hear Mel McFarland as he takes us on a ride from Colorado Springs to South Park on the Colorado Midland Railway’s famous “Wildflower Excursion.”  Mel will tell the history of the train – would you believe that its purpose wasn’t originally to see wildflowers! The Colorado Midland operated these popular excursions from 1887 until 1918. You will also learn more about the “Midland” itself.  In his presentation, Mel will include period photographs which he continues to discover and add to his collection. And, learn why there are few wildflowers left in the wild today along the Colorado Midland’s former route.  The first standard gauge railroad in the state built over the Continental Divide, construction of the Colorado Midland Railway began in 1886, building west from Colorado Springs (now Old Colorado City) through the mountains to New Castle. From there, the Midland had trackage rights over the D&RG to Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction. It hauled coal, livestock, hay, wool, lumber, produce, other goods, and passengers before service ended in 1918. It was possibly the largest rail abandonment in the world. The former roundhouse, over 130 years old, still stands at 21st and Hwy 24 and has been repurposed into a brew pub and other retail businesses.  Mel McFarland is a retired teacher, historian, railroader, and well-known author of numerous railroad books and publications. His historical columns appear in Westside Pioneer, Fountain Valley News, Ute Pass Courier, and other newspapers.
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Friday, November 22, 2019
Get useful insights about cognitive health during our Live Well, Age Well seminar, "Preventing Cognitive Decline."  Dr. Jessica Zamzow and Kendall Weber from the Aging Center at UC Colorado Springs will join us to share the latest research and recommendations for keeping a healthy mind.

Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP in advance by calling 719-725-6060.
Or visit our website:  www.JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com
 

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

PMC Focal Pendant – Beginner
Students will learn how to create a silver metal clay centerpiece for a necklace, including design and setting a glass element. All materials included.
Cost:
$135
For questions, contact Laurra via e-mail at laurra@me.com.
Dates:
Sat, 23 Nov, 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: 22 Nov. 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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Wednesday, November 27, 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, November 27, 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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Saturday, November 30, 2019
Covered Treasures Bookstore is one of many downtown shops participating in the annual American Express Small Business Saturday.  This year the bookstore will host four authors throughout the day.  

11 -1:  Chris Lennon, a race car driver will sign his limited edition book, Peak of Racing: Pikes Peak Through the Racer's Eyes.

Noon-2:  Julie Bell will sign her title, Denver City Justice and Susan Mathis will sign her book, Sara's Surprise.

1-3:  Kristen Akens will sign her book, 100 Things to Do in Colorado Springs before you Die.

Refreshments will be served. 

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