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Health Expo – Wednesday, Aug. 31
What: DePuy Synthes hosts a Community Health Expo offering a free event to learn about staying healthy with prizes, snacks and vendors.
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31
Where: Aces Volleyball Facility, 16815 Mitchell Road, Monument
Info: Tricia Esposito, 719-487-3535
ept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 14
Mental illness The National Alliance on Mental Illness schedules free courses for family, friends, individuals and professionals living with mental illness. For schedule and information on classes, go to www.namicoloradosprings.org or call 719-473-8477. Upcoming classes and their start dates are: Family-to-Family, 12-week course for family and friends, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 and 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. Peer-to-Peer, 10-week recovery education for adults, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. Basics, a six-week course for parents and caregivers of school-age children with signs of mental illness, 6-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8. Provider education for professionals and para-professionals who work with those with mental illness, five-week course, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Mental health The National Alliance on Mental Illness presents Mental Health First Aid training classes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 and Friday, Sept. 30 at the Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs. Training is free. The eight-hour course teaches participants to give first aid in a mental health crisis, to recognize early stages of mental health problems, to observe signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems, to know where and when to get help and to understand what types of help are effective. The training also helps to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health disorders. Registration is required. Go to www.mhfaco.org/find-a-class or call 719-473-8477.
Concert series The Gold Hill Mesa concert series features shows on Saturdays in August and September at 142 S. Raven Mine Drive, Colorado Springs. Concerts are free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, pack a picnic or enjoy food from the vendors, and enjoy a family-friendly concert. Beer and wine will be sold, and proceeds go to www.CatamountInstitute.org. Concerts run from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 27, 6035 (classic rock); Sept. 3, Christ Daniels and the Kings (blues, funk, soul); Sept. 10, Mile High (Fort Carson Band); Sept. 17, Wirewood Station (American/bluegrass); Sept. 24, Joe Moss (blues). Go to http://www.goldhillmesa.com/upcoming-events/
Golf tournament Gleneagle Sertoma Club plans its 15th annual Patriot Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 16, at Kissing Camels Golf Course. Check in begins at 7 a.m. and play begins at 8:30 a.m. Information and registration available at www.gleneaglepatriotgolf.com or call John Coyle at 494-4284 or Joe Gray at 599-4265. The tournament proudly honors local patriots representing military, police, and firefighters. Proceeds benefit The Home Front Cares and other local charities. Entry fee of $125 (foursome $450) includes green fees, cart fees, range balls, breakfast and lunch, and team prizes.
Poverty simulator Tri-Lakes Cares is partnering with Pikes Peak United Way to bring the poverty simulator to the D38 school administration building from 4;30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 146 Jefferson St., Monument. RSVP by Sept. 23 at RSVP@Tri-LakesCares.org or by calling 719-481-4864 ext. 109. Refreshments will be served and space is limited. Go to https://tri-lakescares.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Information-about-the-Poverty-Simulator-Event-Sept-2016.pdf