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Courtesy of chasealumni.org

EVENTS

THURSDAY

Buffalo Soldiers 156th Anniversary Event — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Buffalo Soldier Memorial at Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Registration: cosbuffalosoldierscommittee.com/events.

AUG. 5

Jazz in the Garden — With Air Force Academy's Band's Falconaires, 7 p.m., Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St.; gssepiscopal.org.

AUG. 9

Military Speakers Luncheon — With retired admiral and ambassador Harry Harris, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., DoubleTree hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., $20-$50. Registration: tinyurl.com/ymbdcm9t.

AUG. 12

SofaKillers — To benefit Homefront Military Network, 7 p.m., Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13071 Bass Pro Drive, $39-$50; bootbarnhall.com.

AUG. 17

Concerts in the Park — With the Falconaires Alumni Band, 6-8 p.m., Bear Creek Regional Park, Argus Boulevard and Sout 21st Street; communityservices.elpasoco.com/2022-park-concerts.

AUG. 24-28

76th National Convention and Reunion of the Navy Seabee Veterans of America and Auxiliary — The Academy Hotel, 8110 N. Academy Blvd.; nsva.org.

AUG. 31

Concerts in the Park — With the Falconaires Jazz Ensemble, 6-8 p.m., Bear Creek Regional Park, Argus Boulevard and South 21st Street; communityservices.elpasoco.com/2022-park-concerts.

SEPT. 2

Patriot Day Give Back Food Distribution — Hosted by Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, 9 a.m.-noon for military, veterans and their families, noon-2 p.m. open to community, Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road. Registration: tinyurl.com/3jtr45y6.

SEPT. 10

Music on the Mesa — With Blue Steel - Air Force Academy rock band, 4-7 p.m., Gold Hill Mesa, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive; goldhillmesa.com/community-life/events.

SEPT. 12-18

Military Appreciation Week — Fifty percent off the base admission price for all active-duty, veteran and retired military personnel and their dependents living in the same household, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo,  4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road. Advance tickets required: cmzoo.org/military.

SEPT. 16

Colorado Veterans Project's Let Freedom Swing Golf Tournament — 2-8 p.m., Arrowhead Golf Course, 10850 Sundown Trail, Littleton, $150-$600. Registration: cvpgolf.com/register.

SEPT. 17

Music on the Mesa — With Mile High - Fort Carson 4th Infantry Band, 4-7 p.m., Gold Hill Mesa, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive; goldhillmesa.com/community-life/events.

SEPT. 28-OCT. 2

Second Infantry Division Association Annual Reunion — Kansas City, Mo.; Mike Davino, 919-498-1910, 2ida.president@charter.net.

ONGOING

Comeback Yoga — Free in-person and virtual yoga classes for military service members and their families; comebackyoga.org.

DAV Chapter 26 Membership Meetings — Hot meal at 5 p.m., meeting starts at 6 p.m., second Tuesdays, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd., open to all veterans and their guests; dav26co.org.

410 Veterans Group Meeting — 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Black Eyed Pea, 887 N. Academy Blvd. All veterans and spouses, all branches and eras welcome; 719-460-6317.

Women's Equine Assisted Mental Health Group — 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays. Hosted by StableStrides for women veterans who have experienced trauma. Call for information: 719-495-3908.

Men's Equine Assisted Mental Health Group — 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesdays. Hosted by StableStrides for men looking for an active and solution-oriented therapy to manage symptoms of PTSD, depression or anxiety. Call for information: 719-495-3908.

The Southern Colorado Retiree Assistance Council Meeting — 11 a.m. second Wednesdays, The Hub, Peterson Space Force Base. Open to all military retirees and surviving spouses; 719-556-7153.

The National Museum of World War II Aviation tours — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, 755 Aviation Way, $11-$17, free for WWII Veterans. Tickets: worldwariiaviation.org.

Pikes Peak Detachment of the Marine Corps League Meeting — 8 a.m. breakfast, meeting starts at 9 a.m., third Saturday, DAV Chapter 26, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd., $10 for breakfast; pikespeakmcl.org.

Dutch Nelsen Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association — 11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon, third Saturdays, Elks Lodge, 3400 N. Nevada Ave. Open to all who served in Korea 1945 to present; Mike Thomason, 719-214-6121.

Women’s Army United, Chapter 75 Meeting — 10 a.m. fourth Saturdays, Sand Creek Police Dept., 950 Academy Park Loop. All women veterans are invited to attend; Cindy, 719-660-3641.

DAV Chapter 26 Bingo — Doors open at 4:30 p.m., bingo at 6:30 p.m., Sundays, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd., 12 or older; dav26co.org.

Want to get the word out about your military or veterans event? Email carlotta.olson@gazette.com with details.

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