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  Volume No. 18 Issue No. 9 September 2021  

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  Annual pancake breakfast

   All you can eat pancakes July 3 (today): 7 a.m. — 11 a.m. at Falcon Fire Station No. 1 at Stapleton 12072 Royal County Down Road (on the corner of Stapleton Road and Meridian Ranch Boulevard)
   Besides pancakes, enjoy a single serving of scrambled eggs and bacon or sausage, with juice and coffee; children age 4 and under eat free; age 5 – 10 $4; age 11 and older $6.
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   JULY 10 to July 17, at the Calhan fairgrounds.   
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  Black Forest Trails Association

   Members meeting: Tuesday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Black Forest Brewing Company at 11590 Black Forest Road. Guest speaker: Terry Stokka, Friends of the Black Forest Preservation Plan.   
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  Prayer group in Black Forest

   The Centering Prayer Group at Black Forest Community Church meets the first Saturday of every month from 8:30-10 a.m. at the log church. The group will begin a six-month study of The Soul's Slow Ripening. Centering prayer opens and closes the meetings with discussion and fellowship in between; open to all. Contact Rev. Roger Butts at 719-433-3135 for information.   
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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 Ray Rozak at 719-495-6767.
   The group is currently not meeting because of the coronavirus.
   The No Fee Senior Social is also not meeting because of the coronavirus.
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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   
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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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  Prayer group in Black Forest

   The Centering Prayer Group at Black Forest Community Church meets the first Saturday of every month from 8:30-10 a.m. at the log church. The group will begin a six-month study of The Soul's Slow Ripening. Centering prayer opens and closes the meetings with discussion and fellowship in between; open to all. Contact Rev. Roger Butts at 719-433-3135 for information.   
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  Smith Farms Farmers Market

   8310 Blue Gill Dr. in Peyton   
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  Football fundraiser

   Falcon High School football will be holding a silent auction fundraiser Aug. 19. They are seeking service, product or money donations. They will acknowledge your business at the silent auction tables, through announcements at the scrimmage game, and on Facebook. Contact   
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  Woodmen Hills events

   Recreation Center East and Community Center West are open for swimming, exercise, and fitness classes! Visit for updates.
   Some events require RSVPs; RSVP for events at
   July events
   7/1—7/31: Fitness Classes — Various Times / RCE
   7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29: Krav Maga — 6:30 to 7:30 p.m./RCE
   7/13 — 7/15: Soccer camp — 8:30 to 11:30 a.m./Dane R. Balcon Park
   7/16: Parents Night Out — 5 to 9:30 p.m./RCE
   7/17: Antique Car Show — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m./RCE
   7/17: Concert in the park — 4 to 7 p.m./RCE
   7/20 — 7/22: Basketball camp — 8:30 to 11:30 a.m./Meridian Ranch Rec. Center
   7/22: Board meeting — 5:30 to 8 p.m/CCW
   7/24: Golf tournament — 7:30 a.m. to noon/Antler Creek Golf Course
   7/31: Cornhole Tournament — 9 a.m. to noon/RCE
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  July Meridian Ranch Center Events

   Meridian Ranch Group Exercise classes run Monday through Saturday, from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 5:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Fridays; on Saturdays, classes are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Group exercise schedule can be found at the MRRC, or on the MRRC Facebook page.
   Classes include various types of Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, spin cycling, water aerobics, high fitness, paddleboard yoga and more!
   The Falcon Freedom Day’s Fireworks show will be on Sunday, July 4 at 9:20 p.m. Antler Creek Golf Course will be closed to the public due to the fireworks safety fallout zone. The community is encouraged to watch from their home.
   Group and Private swim lessons are available. Contact for more information.
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  Community Outreach Coalition: update

   The Department of Human Services has a presence at the Calhan United Methodist Church in Calhan.
   For more information on the coalition, contact Calvin or Patty Jolly, 719-347-7638, or Deb Drew, 719-347-3122, or visit the website at
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  Falcon Book Club

   The next meeting of the Falcon Book Club is Tuesday, July 27, at 6 p.m. at the Meridian Ranch Recreation Center at 10301 Angeles Road. The book for July is “The Day the World Came to Town” by Jim DeFede.   
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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   
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  Australian/New Zealand Social Club

   The Australian/New Zealand Social Club meets monthly for a potluck meal and drinks plus chit-chat about any subject of interest. Open to expats from either country or on a working visa or folks who have lived in either country for six months or more. You will find excellent companionship from both countries.  For further information, email Marion at   
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  Sew Bee's Quilting Group 

   The Calhan quilting/sewing group meets in Swink Hall at the El Paso County Fairgrounds in Calhan. The group meets the third Saturday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. STAMPIN' WITH GRANDMA T (scrapbooking and cards) will be joining the group. Other crafters and Mahjong players are welcome. Bring a sack lunch; no adult beverages. Call Sandi at 719-323-0874 for more information. The use of the facility is through voluntary donations.   
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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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  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. Free to the community. For question, email or visit  Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch is located at 5840 Meridian Road. Please park in the back by the barn.   
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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 for more information and updated meeting information.   
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  American Legion membership meeting

   The American Legion Post 2008 meets at the Falcon Legacy Campus (11990 Swingline Road) in the gymnasium. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m., with social time starting at 6 p.m. The American Legion is the oldest military affiliated organization in the U.S. Active duty, retired and former U.S. military from the Falcon/Peyton and Black Forest areas are welcome to attend. The Post supports veterans and their families, locally and nationally, as well as the community. Look us up at or email us —   
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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 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

   The Exchange Club is a national organization with a focus are Americanism, child abuse prevention, community service and youth. The meetings take place the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Andy Conders at 719-495-1466.   
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   All Falcon Senior Services are available to persons 50 years of age and over. For more information, a contact list and a list of services, check out the website at
   Senior exercise class is every Monday and Friday, from 11 a.m. to noon, at Grace Community Church, 9475 Grace Church View. It’s free and it’s energizing!
   For more information, contact Ozzie Oswald at 495-8903.
   The senior luncheon hopes to return in the fall.
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  High Prairie Library

   The High Prairie Library is located at 7035 Old Meridian Road in Falcon. Hours the library is open: Monday and Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed on Sunday. Visit for programs and events, or call 719-260-3650.   
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