Mountain Post Living Calendar

Mountain Post Living is a community approach to living a life of balance by helping enhance Mind, Body and Community.

Submit Mountain Post Living events for inclusion on this calendar to usarmy.carson.hqda-ocpa.list.pao-command-info@mail.mil.

Month Events
December Thursdays — Story Time at Grant Library

Guest readers drop by the Grant Library from 10:30-11 a.m. to read stories to children via Facebook Live.

Dec. 1-31 – Holiday Long Distance Challenge

The Family friendly holiday-themed virtual event is open to Fort Carson community, guests and civilians across the nation. Participants have one month to run/walk their choice of the 50-mile Frosty Challenge, 100-mile Arctic Blast or 150-mile Peak to Peak challenge. Click here to register and for more information.

Dec. 1-21 — Holiday Light Decorations Contest

Fort Carson community members submit a photo or video of their festive decorations and send it to holidaylights@carsonmwr.com with the email subject “Fort Carson 2020 Holiday Lights Decorations Contest.” Winners are eligible for prizes. Click here for more information.

Dec. 1 — Boot Camp for New Dads

A lively discussion group that covers becoming a dad, caring for your new baby and caring for mom. Class is held virtually 9 a.m. to noon. Click here for more information.

Dec. 4 — 4ID Band virtual holiday concert

The 4th Infantry Division Band holds a 30-minute virtual holiday concert Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3GtQAaop1_I-BtxUF1tGcQ.

Dec. 4 — Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in Iron Horse Park, Dec. 4 from 5:45-6 p.m. via Facebook Live. The ceremony will include a visit from the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson commanding general, garrison chaplain and Santa Claus. The Fort Carson Community will be able to walk through Iron Horse Park to view the winter wonderland lights and Holiday Card Lane Dec. 5-12. This event is not open to the public.

Dec. 7-11 — Santa’s Mountain Post Workshop

Mountain Post Santa’s Workshop provides toys, a family board game and a book to each child of active-duty service members who demonstrate need during the holiday season. Click here for more information.

Dec. 8 - Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Class

Attendees will be able to understand their new roles in this important relationship and how to best support their children during this big transition in their lives. Held virtually 9 a.m. to noon, this class meets the State of Colorado requirements for divorcing couples with children. Click here for more information.

Dec. 8 - Keeping Your Relationship Happy During the Holidays

This one-session seminar shows how to keep relationships with spouse, children, Family members and friends healthy and positive. Held virtually from 9:30-11:30 a.m., the seminar focuses on inter-personal communication skills and increasing optimism by using simple to remember tools that anyone can master. Click here for more information.

Dec. 9 – Budgeting 101

Personnel experiencing living paycheck to paycheck and find it difficult to manage money or who are in need of a security clearance for their position are encouraged to attend. Held virtually from 10-11 a.m., this class is designed to ensure that each Soldier has a plan to better manage their finances. Click here for more information.

Dec. 10 – SFRG Virtual Chat

Army Community Service hosts a Virtual Soldier and Family Readiness Group (SFRG) chat for SFRG leaders, advisers, CFRR's and other volunteers twice monthly. Held virtually from 1-2 p.m., the chat provides a forum to talk about SFRG support during these changing times, as well as an opportunity to ask questions. Click here for more information.

Dec. 10 – Smart Money Talks: The Debt Free Cycle

Soldiers and Family members wanting to improve their financial status and plan for the future are welcome to attend this virtual class from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Each month the subject of Smart Money Talks focuses on a different financial advice book, going into detail about how to use the tools to improve your finances. Along with this great information you will receive a free copy of the book. Click here for more information.

Dec. 12 — Santa Claus Cruise

Santa will be making a special visit to Fort Carson Dec. 12 from 2-5 p.m. He will be riding around the Fort Carson housing areas and Iron Horse Park, passing out candy canes and spreading holiday cheer. The Grinch will be making an appearance and pass out green candy canes that can be exchanged for prizes. Participants are encouraged to social distance and stay in their driveways and sidewalks at all times.

Dec. 15 - Keeping Your Relationship Happy During the Holidays

This one-session seminar shows how to keep relationships with spouse, children, Family members and friends healthy and positive. Held virtually from 9:30-11:30 a.m., the seminar focuses on inter-personal communication skills and increasing optimism by using simple to remember tools that anyone can master. Click here for more information.

Dec. 15 — Boot Camp for New Moms

Are you expecting? Have questions about parenting infants? Would you like to discover how Moms and Dads can support each other as new parents? Held virtually from 9 a.m. to noon, this class is an opportunity to interact with other expecting moms and develop confidence as a parent. We will discuss parent-infant relationships, common questions about parenting, postpartum issues, and much more. Click here for more information.

Dec. 16 – Community Information Exchange

1. Learn about Scholarship Opportunities and Things to Do Over the Holidays during the Community Information Exchange at 10 a.m. via Facebook Live. Briefers include representatives from various organizations.

Dec. 18 –Mountain Post Living Welcome for Spouses and Families

You are invited to our Mountain Post Living Welcome for Spouses and Families. You’ll meet other new spouses, get “insider tips” from spouses familiar with the area and have an opportunity to ask questions about your new home. Held virtually from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the Army Community Service Facebook page.

Dec. 30 – Sole Parenting Group

An opportunity for Soldiers to network with fellow single parents, attain resources, ask questions in a supportive environment, and build a community with this group. Held from noon to 1 p.m., each session will have a speaker and a topic of discussion relevant to single parents in the military.Click here for more information and to register.


Community Events



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All on post MWR events can be found at: https://carson.armymwr.com/calendar

All USO events can be found at: https://coloradosprings.uso.org/events

Find Pikes Peak cultural events at: http://www.peakradar.com/

Community Events and Fun Opportunities: https://coloradosprings.gov/

Peterson AFB MWR https://www.21fss.com/

Schriever AFB MWR http://www.schriever.af.mil/Services/

U.S. Air Force Academy MWR http://www.usafasupport.com/

Fountain Fort Carson School District 8 https://www.ffc8.org

Community Information Exchange (CIE)

Check out the Community Information “read ahead,” which includes information and websites shared during each month’s Community Information Exchange (CIE).

Date of CIE Focus
Jan. 22, 2020 Scholarships
Feb. 19, 2020 Fort Carson’s Best Kept Secrets
March 18, 2020 No CIE held
April 15, 2020 No CIE held
May 20, 2020 No CIE held
June 17, 2020 PCS Season and Outdoor Activities - Watch via Facebook Live
July 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. Back to School Resources and Outdoor Fun - Watch via Facebook Live
Aug. 19, 2020 Resources for Strong Families - Watch via Facebook Live
Sept. 16, 2020 Community Resources & Kick Off to Fall - Watch via Facebook Live
Oct. 21, 2020 Holiday Helping Resources - Watch via Facebook Live
Nov. 18, 2020 Winter Safety & Fun - Watch via Facebook Live
Dec. 16, 2020 Scholarship Opportunities and Things to Do Over the Holidays - Watch via Facebook Live 10 a.m. Dec. 16

2019 Archive

Date of CIE Focus
Jan. 16, 2019 Scholarship Opportunities
Feb. 20, 2019 Fort Carson's Best Kept Secrets
March 20, 2019 Preparing for PCS Season
April 17, 2019 Deployment Resources
May 15, 2019 Summer Safety & Fun
June 19, 2019 Back to School Resources
July 2019 No CIE held
Aug. 21, 2019 Strong Families Resources
Sept. 18, 2019 Deployment & Redeployment Resources
Oct. 16, 2019 Holiday Resources
Nov. 20, 2019 Winter Safety & Fun
Dec. 2019 No CIE held