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  Annual Scout pancake breakfast

   Boy Scout Troop 149 and Woodmen Hills Troop 149 is sponsoring the 15th annual pancake breakfast fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting Troop 149.
   
   The fundraiser will take place July 4, from 7 to 11 a.m., at Woodmen Hills Recreation Center East, and is open to the public.
   
   The All-You-Can-Eat Pancake breakfast will include a single serving of scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage and juice and coffee. Besides breakfast, entertainment includes door prizes, a monkey bridge, music, basket raffle and a jump house. A flag retirement ceremony is scheduled for noon — bring your flag for a “proper retirement.”
   
   A kids bike parade will be held at 10 a.m.; kids can decorate their bikes, starting at 9 a.m. Decorations will be provided.
   
   The cost for ages 5-10 is $4; age 11 and older is $6. Kids under age 4 eat at no charge.
   
   The recreation center is at 9025 Meridian Ranch Boulevard (Meridian Road north to Stapleton Road, east to the center).
  
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  Exchange Club Charity Golf Tournament

   The 10th annual Exchange Club Charity Golf Tournament will take place June 15 at the Antler Creek Golf Club. All golfers are welcome. A $100 green fee includes a goodie bag, lunch at the Antler Creek Restaurant and opportunities for contests and prizes. Interested golfers should contact Joe Bauer at 719-262-9222.   
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  Seniors and caregivers

   The Senior Resource Council is sponsoring a Golden Guidance Series, which includes presentations on Alzheimer’s research, housing options for seniors, home care, financial planning and more. Vendors specializing in senior resources will be available. The presentations are free and open to the public.
   
   Each event starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. at 2502 E. Pikes Peak Ave. The presentations take place over four days in June.
   
   June 9: Living well
   June 16: Senior housing options
   June 23: Financial/legal/insurance
   June 30: Home care options
   
   Visit http://srccos.org; call 719-260-0744; or email info@srccos.org for more information.
  
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  El Paso County Wagon Train 2018

   Ride across the prairie, not down dirt roads!
   
   The wagon train trail ride is scheduled for July 7 and July 8, with registration at 7:30 a.m. on July 7 and registration on July 8 at 7 a.m. Participants will depart Bailey Ranch at 10 a.m. Lunch (bring a sack lunch) will take place near Big Sandy Creek, from noon to 1 p.m. The “train” will return to Bailey Ranch at 3 p.m., followed by a barbecue dinner at 5 p.m. Music and entertainment will follow dinner. Country and cowboy singer Kurt Corsair will be featured; and the Bailey Saddleland Museum will be open.
   
   On July 8, registration begins at 7 a.m., along with a pancake breakfast; church service at 7:30 a.m. The wagon train will depart Ramah Dam at 10 a.m.; lunch (lunch is provided by Good Luck Sam’s) will be north of Calhan; the return to Ramah Dam is 3 p.m.
   
   Costs: The Saturday ride with dinner is $25. The Sunday ride only, with breakfast and lunch, is $25. Both days with all included is $40. Those who bring wagons are paid $100, but if more than two are in the wagon, they must pay for the meals.
   
   Bailey Ranch is located 1 mile north of Simla on County Road 125.
   
   For more information, call or email Don Bailey 719-740-0658/baileysaddle@aol.com;Libby Bailey, 4820 Walker Road, Colorado Springs 80908
   
   For registration forms and flyer: http://elpasocountywagontrain.org
  
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  Dirt track racing

   Check out the El Paso County Raceway in Calhan on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month this summer and enjoy dirt track racing, sponsored by BST Promotions. Joe Bellm, the owner of BST and promoter, also runs races at Phillips County Raceway and I 76 Speedway.
   
   The El Paso County Raceway is at 366 10th St. in Calhan. Visit the website at http://BSTracing.com or call 720-404-0400 for more information. BST is also a member of the Colorado Dirt Track Alliance.
  
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  Horse clinic benefits military

   An annual fundraising event to assist Pikes Peak Region military personnel and their families takes place in Colorado Springs the weekend of July 28-29. The Kit Carson Riding Club and the National Versatility Ranch Horse Association, a 501c(3) organization, hosts the weekend of low-cost clinics and classes, which introduces horse and riders of all ages and skill sets to the traditions of the ranch horse. One-hundred percent of net proceeds benefit three local nonprofits: YMCA/Camp Shady Brook, Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center, and The Home Front Cares. Last year, the event raised $10,000.
   
   The event also includes a military appreciation breakfast, benefit barbecue, silent and live auctions, free activities for kids, wagon rides; and a benefit concert featuring the band, Latigo – winners of 12 country music awards. Meals and events cost $5 each. Clinics/classes cost more. With the exception of clinics and classes, military and first responders eat and attend free. Pre-registration is required for all events and meals. Details are posted at http://www.nvrha.org under the Ranch Horse Round Up and on Facebook: Ranch Horse Round Up 2018.
   
   Sponsorships, volunteers and silent auction donations are needed. The volunteer coordinator is Pam Cobb 719-548-8075; the organizer is Jim Armstrong 719-439-7055. The event will be held at the Kit Carson Riding Club at 6775 Cowpoke R0ad., off Black Forest Road, just north of Woodmen Road.
  
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  Aviation museum offering family tours

   The National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs offers special family tours during the summer. Tours are designed to bring generations together and stimulate an interest in history and aviation for kids 6 to 12 years old. Tours take place every Saturday, from May 26 to Aug. 25, with start times of 10 a.m. and noon. Tickets purchased in advance on-line at http://worldwariiaviation.org are discounted. World War II veterans are free.
   
   Kids are provided an overview of World War II aviation in context, they examine flyable World War II Aircraft and learn basic aviation concepts. A tour of WestPac Restorations is included, where kids learn about how the planes are made flyable again. Kids can finish their experience with a PT-19 simulator ride.
   
   Kids younger than 6 years old are welcome. Bring your whole family to share the experience!  
  
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  Black Forest activities

   The Black Forest Women’s Club will not be meeting during the summer. They will reconvene in September.   
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  Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging

   Check out the PPACG Facebook page for information on free events happening this summer.The PPACG is located at 14 S. Chestnut St. in Colorado Springs. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ppacg.   
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  Club for Italians

   The American Italian Club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Mercy Center, 1440 N. Cooper St. in Colorado Springs. Dessert and coffee is provided.
   
   For more information, contact N.E.D. at 719-598-2857.
  
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  Black Forest AARP regular meeting

   The Black Forest AARP chapter meets at noon the second Wednesday of each month in the Fellowship Hall at the Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Road. All ages are welcome. For more information, contact Charles Karlstrum at 749-9227.   
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  Woodmen Hills events

   All events and updates (dates are subject to change) are listed at http://woodmenhills.org. Events are open to the public; some are fee-based, with higher fees for non-residents.
   
   Facility hours
   Recreation Center East (9205 Meridian Ranch Blvd.)
   Monday — Friday: 6:30 a.m. to noon; 4 — 8 p.m.
   Saturday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
   Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.
   
   Community Center West (11720 Woodmen Hills Dr.)
   Open 24/7 with a key card
   
   June events
   June 1-30: Fitness classes at various times — RCE
   June 1: Bingo — 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. — CCW
   June 8: Parents’ Night Out — 5 to 9:30 p.m. — RCE
   June 8: Movie in the Park/7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — RCE
   June 9: Kicking off the summer field day — noon to 2 p.m. — Balcon Memorial Park
   June 15: Bingo — 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. — CCW
   June 16: Community yard sale — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — numerous addresses
   June 22: Funky Float Night — 6 to 8 p.m. — RCE
   June 28: Board of directors meeting — 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — CCW
   July 4: Boy Scout Troop 149 Pancake Breakfast — 7 a.m. to 11 — RCE
   July 4: Red, White and Blue pool activities — noon to 2 p.m. — RCE
  
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  Meridian Ranch Center events

   Please note that all of these events are free and open to the public.  One does not need to be a Meridian Ranch resident to participate.  Unless specifically stated, all events are held at the Meridian Ranch Recreation Center at 10301 Angeles Road. To sign up for any of these events, stop by the recreation center, call us at 719-495-7119 or email Mary, event coordinator, at mritchie@ppymca.org.
  • SilverSneaker Classic: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. (While this is not a formal Intro class, it is a good way to get started in muscle strength and flexibility. It is not an aerobic class. SilverSneaker insurance is not required.

   For friends 65-plus: If your insurance policy or Medicare supplement includes SilverSneakers, you are welcome to come to the Meridian Ranch Recreation Center and take any of our land/water classes for free. You do not have to be a resident to participate, and you are not limited to SilverSneaker classes. You would also be entitled to a free Y membership. 
   
   There will not be potluck luncheons in June or July.
   
   For more information, contact the Meridian Ranch Recreation Center at 719-495-7119 or email Mary at mritchie@ppymca.org.
  
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  Community Outreach Coalition

   The Community Outreach Coalition in Calhan hosts monthly networking meeting on the third Wednesday of each month, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., at Swink Hall on the El Paso County fairgrounds in Calhan. Meetings include a guest speaker. Attend the meetings to learn about free events and services the coalition provides through a variety of agencies. You will not leave without learning something new — something you can put to use for either yourself or someone you know.  
   
   Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Calvin or Patty Jolly, 719-347-7638, or Deb Drew, 719-347-3122, or visit the website at http://coccenter.org.
  
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  Falcon Book Club

   The Falcon Book Club will meet June 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the High Prairie Library at 7035 Meridian Road in Falcon. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. This month’s book choice is “Before We Were Yours”  by Lisa Wingate — historical fiction in Memphis in the1940s, taking place in an orphanage.   
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  Falcon Garden Club

   The club is holding its annual plant sale June 2, from 9-1 p.m. at the Falcon fire station at Meridian and Highway 24. The meetings are normally held the third Saturday of the month at High Prairie Library at 7035 Old Meridian Road. For more information, visit http://falcongardenclub.org.   
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  Eastern Plains Chamber

   The Eastern Plains Chamber of Commerce meets the first Wednesday of each month at Grace Community Church, 9475 Grace Church View in Falcon, at 7:30 a.m. (breakfast and coffee at 7 a.m.). (See business briefs)
   
    For more information on the chamber, visit http://easternplainschamber.com.
  
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  Calhan quilting group

   The Calhan quilting/sewing group meets at Calhan Country Church every third Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring a sack lunch; coffee and juice will be provided. Come with projects, UFOs, new ideas and friends. All levels invited at no cost. Call Sue at 719-684-5238 for additional information.   
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  Buffalo Grass Acoustic Society

   The Buffalo Grass Acoustic Society presents acoustic music concert performances September through June (except December). Headline acts include top local and traveling artists performing traditional folk, bluegrass, western and other types of Americana roots music and poetry. The concerts take place the third Friday of each month at the Cowboy Church of Peyton at 15504 Bradshaw Road (1 mile north of Murphy Road). Families are encouraged to attend. For those who play instruments, a free open acoustic jam begins at 5:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Concerts include two open-stage performers, followed by a featured act. Refreshments are available. The cost is $7 for general admission; $4 for members; kids 16 and under get in free.
   
   Call 719-495-0733 or go to http://buffalograssacoustic.org/ for more information.
  
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  Black Rose Acoustic Society

   The Black Rose Acoustic Society presents concerts the second and fourth Fridays of every month at the Black Forest Community Center.
   
   Tickets for the Friday shows are $10 general admission ($5 for BRAS members and students). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.. Music starts at 7 p.m. at the Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road (corner of Shoup and Black Forest roads).
   
   The Black Rose Acoustic Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education, performance, enjoyment and preservation of all types of traditional acoustic music in the Black Forest and Colorado Springs area.
   
   In addition to community concerts, BRAS offers classes, workshops and jam sessions for local musicians in the greater Pikes Peak area. More information is available at http://blackroseacustic.org.
  
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  Free tutoring in reading

   Children’s Literacy Center offers free one-to-one tutoring for children reading below grade level. Children are matched with trained volunteer tutors from the community, and meet twice a week for an hour each session. Call Sierra at 719-471-8672 today for more information, and to find out if your child is eligible.   
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  High Plains “A’s”

   The High Plains "A's" Model A Ford Club of America meets the first Thursday of each month at the Falcon Fire Station at 7030 Meridian Rd at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Bob Manley at 719-683-3704 or Tom Elliott at 719-332-7354.   
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  Equine education class

   On the third Sunday of every month, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30, the Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch will host an equine class on a variety of topics, with guest speakers. Bring questions on horse care, training and other horse-related topics.  Please park in the back by the barn. Free to the community. For question, email ihcyranch@yahoo.com or visit ihranch.org. Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch is located at 5840 Meridian Road. ihranch.org. Please park in the back by the barn.   
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  Daughters of the British Empire

   Membership is extended by invitation to women residing in the U.S. who are of British or British Commonwealth heritage by birth, naturalization or proven ancestry; and to women who are wives or partners of persons of British or Commonwealth heritage by birth, naturalization or proven ancestry. For membership or meeting information, contact the Little London of the Rockies Chapter at dbe.llotr@gmail.com or call 719-574-3080.   
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  Al-Anon in Falcon

   Are you troubled by someone’s drinking or addiction? Find strength and hope by attending an Al-Anon meeting for friends and family. Falcon Al-Anon Family Group meetings are Saturdays at 9 a.m. at 12150 Falcon Highway (the St. Benedict Catholic Church parish house). As of Aug. 23, the meeting has changed from the blue house to the tan stucco house on the property. For more information, call Michelle at 719-499-3427 or Mike at 719-229-6304.   
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  English Country Dance

   English Country Dance meets the second and fourth Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Avenue, Colorado Springs. The group also meets on the first and third Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at a Woodmen Road location. A partner is not required. Family and couple rates are available. An additional class takes place every Monday at Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N Hancock Avenue, Colorado Springs, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 719-599-4344.   
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  Reining Horse Association

   The Eastern Plains Reining Horse Association is a nonprofit affiliate of the National Reining Horse Association. Its goal is to promote public interest in the sport of reining through shows, clinics, scholarships and events, including fundraising projects. The EPRHA meets the second Monday of each month at the Latigo Trails Equestrian Centre meeting room at 7 p.m.  Contact Mary Jo at 347-2441 or log onto http://eprha.org for more information and updated meeting information.   
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  American Legion membership meeting

   The American Legion Post 2008 in Falcon meets at the Patriot Learning Center, 11990 Swingline NE Road, in the commons area (cafeteria). The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. New members from the Falcon, Black Forest and Peyton areas are welcome. The American Legion is the oldest military affiliated organization in the U.S. Retired, active and past members of the U.S. military are eligible for membership. The American Legion wants support in membership, camaraderie and public service to the community. Dues are $40 per year. Please contact Don Glucksman at 719-495-4832 for further details.   
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  VFW hosts dinner and dancing

   Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4051 at 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. in Colorado Springs hosts dinner every Friday, followed by dancing to live bands, for members and guests. For dinner reservations and more information, call 719-632-9874 or visit http://vfw4051.us. The Post offers bingo on Tuesdays and Fridays at noon at Carefree Bingo at 3440 N. Carefree Circle in Colorado Springs. Bingo is open to the public, and $1,500 is given out at every session.   
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  Exchange Club

   Come see your local Exchange Club of Falcon in action at the IHOP restaurant at 5749 Stetson Hills Blvd. in Colorado Springs. The meetings take place the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. A speaker is usually featured at the second Tuesday meeting. Come early and enjoy your favorite IHOP meal!
   
   Dues are $12 a month. Contact Joe Bauer at 719-262-9222 or Andy Conder at 719-495-1466 for more information.
  
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  FALCON SENIOR SERVICES NEWS

   All Falcon Senior Services activities are free of charge and provided by volunteers. The services are available to persons 55 years of age and over living in the Falcon area. For more information, call 495-7740.
   
   POTLUCK LUNCHEON
   The next luncheon is Wednesday, June 13, at 11 a.m. at C.J. Whitney’s home — 7845 Mustang Road in Falcon. The main course is Sloppy Joes. Bring a salad, side dish or dessert. Beverages and table service are provided. C.J. Whitney will provide homemade ice cream.
   
   Car show in August
   Falcon Senior Services is sponsoring an antique car show the fourth Saturday of August (Aug. 25). The car and motorcycle show will be held in the Walmart parking lot. Vendors will be available as well.
   
   TRANSPORTATION
   Falcon Senior Services is transporting seniors age 60 and over and legally handicapped persons regardless of age to medical appointments on Tuesdays and Fridays. To arrange transportation, call 683-2769. On the second Wednesday of each month, the bus will go to the FSS luncheons at 11990 Swingline Road in Falcon. Call 683-2769 for a ride. We are in need of volunteer drivers. No special license is needed. Call Don at 683-2769 for information and applications. Anyone needing food in Falcon can call the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 520-6471.
   
   SENIOR EXERCISE PROGRAM
   Strength and flexibility exercises are offered free of charge Mondays and Fridays, from 11 a.m. to noon, at Grace Community Church, 9475 Grace Church View. For more information, contact Ozzie Oswald at 495-8903.
  
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  High Prairie Library

   For all programs and hours of operation at the High Prairie Library in Falcon and all libraries in the Pikes Peak region, visit http://ppld.org.   
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