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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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Monthly Education - April - Social Media 101
04/29/20
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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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Monthly Education - May - Building Resiliency to Stress & Burnout
05/27/20
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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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Monthly Education - June - How To Make Your Business Stand Out Online
06/23/20
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4th of July Street Fair - 2020
07/04/20
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Monthly Education - July - Attracting Media Attention and Making the Most of Your 15 Minutes
07/15/20
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 7/16/2020
07/16/20
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Business After Hours - July
07/21/20
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Monthly Education - September - Website Need-To-Knows for Your Small Business
09/22/20
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Monthly Education - October - Tax Prep Essentials for Small Businesses
10/06/20
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Monthly Education - November - Creating Operational Efficiencies in Your Small Business
11/12/20
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Events in the month of January 2020
Thursday, January 2, 2020
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:
Alyssa Wixo - Profile by Sanford
Jon Wilcox - J.Wilcox Insurance Assoc., LLC

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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Wednesday, January 15, 2020


FREE event for members and non-members

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

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

Sponsored by:

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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:
Terese Bohler - Bohler Arts
A'Lisa Tello - Pikes Peak Coaching & Consulting

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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Wednesday, January 8, 2020


NEW Fused Glass Ocean Wave
Bring the ocean inside with this soothing fused glass ocean wave, made with clear, opaque, iridescent and dichroic glass. Based glass, hundreds of precut glass pieces and tools provided. 
Cost: $45
 
For questions, contact Stephanie at 719-761-3737.
Dates:
Wed, Jan 8, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 6
Registration Deadline: Jan 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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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
ATTENTION Military Retirees, Veterans and Spouses
Are you confused about how Medicare works with TRICARE for Life and VA Healthcare?  
Learn more about Medicare and how it works with TRICARE for Life and VA Healthcare benefits.  No cost assistance to understand all the options and benefits available!

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Thursday, January 9, 2020 - Thursday, April 2, 2020
Contemplative Journey I 
The Essential Elements of Centering Prayer and Deepening the Centering
Prayer Practice


(A program of Benet Hill Monastery) held at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs 80903

Anyone interested in establishing Centering Prayer as part of their spiritual
journey is invited to join. In the Contemplative Journey I program we explore the theology, psychology and spirituality of Centering Prayer and Christian contemplation through the wisdom and writings of Fr. Thomas Keating, a central figure in the initiation of the Centering Prayer movement. Our journey together includes DVDs created by Contemplative Outreach, Ltd with teachings by Fr. Thomas and contemplative master teachers: Gail Fitzpatrick-Hoppler, Fr. Carl Arico and David Frenette.

Topics
– Prayer as Relationship
– The Method of Centering Prayer
– Thoughts & Use of the Sacred Word
– Deepening Relationship with God
– Our Basic Core of Goodness
– Discovering the Truth
– Transforming Obstacles on the Spiritual Journey
– The Ultimate Reality
Saturday workshop: Introduction to Lectio Divina
– The Indwelling Spirit
– Service: Unifying Prayer & Action
– The Psychological Experience of Centering Prayer
– An Interview with Fr. Thomas

Please purchase these books for Contemplative Journey I:
By Thomas Keating
• Open Mind, Open Heart 20th Anniversary Edition
• The Human Condition: Contemplation and Transformation
• Intimacy with God
By Thelma Hall
• Too Deep for Words: Rediscovering Lectio Divina

Cost for Contemplative Journey I: $140 plus books.
Partial Scholarship available.


Questions about the program:
Leslee Terpay @ 720.328.6581 co-leslee@comcast.net
Rev. Todd of First United Methodist Church @ 719.884.2504 todds@fumc-cs.org
Or Sr. Therese O’Grady of Benet Hill Monastery @ 719.473.8764 Stherese@benethillmonastery.org

Registration: 
Please let us know your intention to register for these offerings by emailing Leslee with your name, phone number, and email. Leslee Terpay @ 720.328.6581 co-leslee@comcast.net

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Thursday, January 9, 2020


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:
Thurs, Jan 9, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Fri, Jan 17, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 4
Registration Deadline: Jan 7 and 16. 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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Saturday, January 11, 2020


Fused Glass Aspen Wall Hanging
It’s back!

Create a stunning hanging glass aspen scene, embellished with glass frit. All tools and materials provided.
Cost: $50

For questions, contact Stephanie at 719-761-3737.
Dates:
Sat, Jan 11, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 6
Registration Deadline: Jan 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.Fused Gla

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

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

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Sunday, January 12, 2020
CONCERT SERIES
Parish House Baroque
Sunday Jan 12, 2020 2:30 pm 

The melodic sounds of music coming from the chapel at Benet Hill Monastery represent a time-honored tradition of the Benedictines’ appreciation for God’s gift of music.

Join us for an afternoon of early music on period instruments around the theme of Epiphany and Twelfth Night with Parish House Baroque             

Tickets: $25
Save $15.00 by Subscribing to all 4 Concerts for $85.
(Subscription offer ends January 12, 2020)
Walk-ins pay an additional $5.00
We have a No Refunds/No Transfer Policy unless we cancel the concert.

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Monday, January 13, 2020
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Legend of Colorado Springs presents~
Senior Smart Series: Ask the Experts- Financial and Legal
Guest Speakers: Joseph Locke- Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
                         Catherine Hammond- Elder Law Attorney, Hammond Law Group

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Legend of Colorado Springs presents~
Senior Smart Series: Ask the Experts- Financial and Legal
Guest Speakers: Joseph Locke- Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
                         Catherine Hammond- Elder Law Attorney, Hammond Law Group

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The public is invited to join Superintendent K.C. Somers and the Lewis-Palmer Board of Education at this community collaboration event to discuss "What's Next for D38?"

 


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Thursday, January 16, 2020
We’ll have an overview of the Society’s 2019 activities and elect officers for the upcoming year.
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Friday, January 17, 2020
Partnering with the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute, the Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery desire to educate and enlighten the community about contemporary issues and how people of extraordinary strength and faith inspire us through their ways of handling adversity.

FILM IS FREE, But please Register Online for planning purposes.

Ina Pinkney is a Chicago legend and has been feeding Chicagoans for 33 years. Faced with the late stages of polio, Ina has decided to close the doors of her beloved breakfast nook.The film gives us a glimpse into Ina's extraordinary life while chronicling the last days of the restaurant. Followed by the short film "Pickle." 

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Bryan has released 18 solo albums, featuring 16 number-one radio hits. His latest album is Shine. He has also recorded three albums with The NehoSoul Band and seven albums with the legendary Sweet Comfort Band.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8BfxKPouo0


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Saturday, January 18, 2020
Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second Street, Monument is hosting Sandra Dallas as she signs her two new titles, Westering Women (an adult title) and Someplace to Call Home (middle-grade reader) on Saturday, January 18 from 11-1.  Refreshments will be served. 
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Monday, January 20, 2020
Jackson Creek Senior Living will host “Veteran’s Group: Space and Missile Operations” on Monday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. In an informative presentation, local veteran Major Gary Liebowitz, formerly of the United States Air Force, will teach attendees about the Air Force’s space and missile operations and what the battlefield of the future will look like. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call (719) 725-6060.
 

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer which will be held at First National Bank of Monument and co-hosted by The Gazette and The Tribune.

First National Bank of Monument 
581 Highway 105
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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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Pathways to Peace Tour
 
Choose from one of the following presentation times:

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 
 
 
Pathways to Peace Tours are a program of the Mission Advancement Office. 

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).
Call 719-633-0655 ext.132
info@benethillmonastery.org
http://events.constantcontac.com/register/event?llr=446slgdab&oeidk=a07egmi7vck497ce58a  

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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Community Collaboration Event:
The public is invited to join Superintendent K.C. Somers and the Lewis-Palmer Board of Education at this community collaboration event to discuss "What's Next for D38?"


 

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Friday, January 24, 2020


NEW Fused Glass Earrings
Make six pairs of earrings to keep for yourself or give as 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.

Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time. Class size: 6. Registration Deadline: Jan 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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Friday, January 24, 2020

Wendy Woo w/Robin Hoch in Concert!

As Colorado’s music scene has exploded over the past few years, one of its mainstays has been Wendy Woo. Her energetic personality, musical skills, and spirited songwriting have made her a media and fan favorite. The Wendy Woo Band is a Colorado favorite. WWB is a poly-ethnic, power pop, song-rock, 6 piece band with sweet vocal harmonies and shuddering grooves.

Wendy has performed at top venues across the country including the Fox Theater and Red Rocks in Colorado, the Bitter End and the Living Room in New York, the Hotel Cafe in Los Angles, the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Sweetwater in Mill Valley, and Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia. Anticipating the rise of the independent artist, Woo formed her own corporation, Woo Music. Through that she runs her own record label (13 projects to date), publishing company, booking agency, and management company.

“Sometimes we change
And we meet somewhere in the middle” – In The Middle

Wendy Woo has led anything but a “normal” life, which separates her from the average performer. As the daughter of bohemian parents who were founding faculty members at Naropa University in Boulder Colorado, her childhood home was a truly eclectic social center. Influential Beat writers such as Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Ken Kesey would be regulars in the living room!

This unusual setting helped develop Wendy into an emotive singer as a child. She started playing the guitar just so she could provide her own accompaniment. After mastering the guitar, she began writing songs and performing in songwriting circles. She attended both the University of New Mexico and the University of Colorado, where she studied a variety of musical genres, theory and composition. Her many musical influences include everyone from folk chanteuse Suzanne Vega to the legendary Paul Simon. The trademark blended rhythms in Simon’s music inspired her to add similar complexity to her own compositions.

With this in mind, Wendy developed a technique she calls “Slaptap,” a method of creating a captivating visual and percussive backdrop using the guitar body and fret board.

Her innovative spirit led her to the storied steps of Boulder’s Fox Theatre for her first job in the music industry. There she gained confidence as a performer, while learning the skills of self-promotion, booking and publishing. The venue acknowledged her talent by slotting Wendy to open for world renowned headliners, including Counting Crows, Michael Franti and others.

Wendy’s dedication and competence was rewarded when she won the Colorado Lilith Fair Talent Search in 1999, sharing the stage with an elite lineup including the Indigo Girls, Shawn Colvin and Sheryl Crow.

Her versatility is evident by the wide variety of artists whom Wendy has since shared the stage, including The Fray, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, James Taylor, Counting Crows, Brad Paisley, Karla Bonoff and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Her tour stops have included performances at premier venues like Red Rocks (CO), the Living Room and Bitter End (NYC), Hotel Café (LA), Bluebird Café (Nashville) and Eddie’s Attic (Decatur, GA).

Having penned and recorded over 200 original songs and playing over 150 dates yearly, she has gained a reputation as one of the most versatile performers on the circuit. An example of that reputation is the legendary Carly Simon inviting Wendy to perform with her at “Festival of the Senses” on Martha’s Vineyard in 2014.

Wendy has also been named Westword Magazine’s Music Awards “Singer/Songwriter of the year” five separate times, resulting in her induction into Westword’s Hall of Fame.

The 2015 release of “Tipping Point”, which was produced by Grammy Award winner Jim Gaines (Stevie Ray Vaughn, Carlos Santana, Huey Lewis and the News) and mastered by Grammy winner Brad Blackburn (Maroon 5, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Black Eyed Peas and Sara Bareilles.), is a testament to her mastery as a tunesmith and a reaffirmation that Wendy Woo continues to live a life that defies the term “normal!”


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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Please join Bethesda Gardens Monument in the fight to end Alzheimer's! We are hosting all-you-can-eat pancakes with a topping bar and beverage for $5 a person. All proceeds will go towards Bethesda Gardens Monument's walk team for the Alzheimer's Association's 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's.
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Saturday, January 25, 2020


Celebrate the new owners of Northgate Animal Hospital

January 25
Open House - 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting - 11:00 am

Northgate Animal Hospital
12225 Voyager Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Northgate Animal Hospital is a full service, companion animal Veterinarian Hospital.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020


Learn the basics of needle felting with Merino wool while creating a stunning  5″ x 7″ grove of fall Aspen trees. All tools and materials included. Cost: $45. For questions, contact Wendy via e-mail at wendy@wadge.com.

Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time. Class size: 4. Registration Deadline: 23 Jan. 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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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second Street, Monument is hosting Peter and Kelli Bronski as they bake pizzas and sign their cookbook, No Gluten, No Problem Pizza on Saturday, January 25 from 1-3.  Stop by to try some amazing pizza made with no gluten!  
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Monday, January 27, 2020
Jackson Creek Senior Living will host a “Birds and Birding Colorado” slide program on Monday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. This multimedia presentation will focus on the resident and migratory birds commonly seen in backyards and gardens along Colorado’s Front Range. Attendees will learn strategies for encouraging greater numbers and varieties of birds to flock to their backyards, including choosing the best bird feeder; discover new ways to enjoy their time observing and identifying birds; and find out what Coloradans can do to help ensure the future of wild birds in the state. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call (719) 725-6060.
 

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Monday, January 27, 2020
Community Collaboration Event:
The public is invited to join Superintendent K.C. Somers and the Lewis-Palmer Board of Education at this community collaboration event to discuss "What's next for D38?"

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Want to learn more about gardening in our unique, beautiful, and sometimes challenging environment? The Town of Monument is offering this free course, covering best practices and plant selection to handle wildlife and wild weather. In order to allow us to anticipate size of class, please sign up using the links provided at http://townofmonument.org/488/Gardening-and-Landscape-Classes.


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Thursday, January 30, 2020
The Town of Monument is updating its land development regulations, and Town residents and property owners are encouraged to attend a public workshop regarding the project on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The meeting will be structured as an open house event at the Monument Town Hall, 645 Beacon Lite Road. Come by anytime between 3 pm and 7 pm to provide your input on updating Monument's land development code. Light refreshments will be served.
Monument’s development code update will consolidate all land use regulations (zoning, subdivision, sign, and other related code provisions) into one document for ease of reference. The project objective is to implement the goals of the 2017 Monument Comprehensive Plan and encourage quality, small town development.
The Monument LDC project is partially funded by a Colorado Department of Local Affairs administrative grant. A consultant team led by Plan Tools, LLC of Loveland, Colorado is assisting Town staff with the project. 

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Community Collaboration Event:
The public is invited to join Superintendent K.C. Somers and the Lewis-Palmer Board of Education at this community collaboration event to discuss "What's next for D38?"

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Friday, January 31, 2020
Jackson Creek Senior Living will host “How to Write Your Autobiography with Dr. LeAnna DeAngelo” on Friday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. In this interactive workshop, attendees will discover how writing their life story can be a fun, healing and transformative experience. Guided by Colorado psychologist Dr. DeAngelo, attendees will take a closer look at their lives’ activities, relationships, wishes, accomplishments and struggles as they create a record of themselves for future generations. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call (719) 725-6060.

 

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