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.

Events
Sept. 16, 23. 30 - Toddler Time

Held virtually from 9:30-11 a.m., this class focuses on gross motor enhancement through song and dance; sensory enrichment through arts and crafts; as well as nurturing the child and the parent. For ages 18 months and older. Click here for more information.

Sept. 17 - Preparing Financially for a New Child - Foundational Readiness Class

For most Soldiers a new child means changes, especially to the finances. Whether you are having a baby, adopting or becoming a stepparent due to a marriage, the course held virtually from 9:30-10:30 a.m. is designed to help you organize your finances efficiently and prepare you for the changes that come with your growing family. Click here for more information.

Sept. 17 - Marriage: Happily Ever After - Foundational Readiness Class

The decision to get married is one of the most important financial decisions a couple will make together. Held virtually from 11 a.m. to noon, this course will help you make informed decisions, minimize stress, avoid financial difficulties and assist you and your loved ones to start off on the right foot no matter what major life event comes your way. Click here for more information.

Sept. 17 - How to Help a Friend

Held from 1-2 p.m., this class explores the ways a person becomes trapped in an abusive relationship by examining the cycle of violence model and barriers to “just leaving,” the signs of domestic violence, physical signs and subtle signs, ways to broach the subject, and ways to safely connect a person to help using on post and off post resources. Click here for more information.

Sept. 21 - Everyday English for Foreign Born Spouses

Held from 9:30-11:30 a.m., this class is open to all foreign-born spouses and Soldiers. The primary goal of this ongoing class is to assist enrollees with developing their cross-cultural conversation and communication skills. The focus is on those areas which are needed to adapt to today’s military lifestyle. Click here for more information.

Sept. 21, 28 - Infant Massage & Baby Nurturing

Systematic infant massage strokes alleviate colic, create strong bonds, increase the communication between baby and parent and provide a foundation of unconditional love and attachment. Held from 9:30-11 a.m., topics pertaining to infant development and health are discussed. Click here for more information.

Sept. 21, 28 - Nurturing Families Through Play

Held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., this 10- week class teaches parents of children 3-10 how to use child play therapy skills to reduce behavioral problems and nurture parent-child relationships. Fall class is held Sept. 7 through Nov. 9. Click here for more information.

Sept. 21, 28 - Center on Fathering

This 15-week class encourages father-child relationships, cultivate bonding, attachment, communication and builds family resiliency. The classes are held virtually Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. For registration information call 719-351-2997. Click here for more information.

Sept. 21, 29 - Nurturing Newborns to Age 5

Held from 9:30-11:45 a.m., this 12-week evidenced based program teaches parents to be nurturing to their children as well as themselves. Topics include communication with your child; how to build your child's self-esteem; behavioral management techniques; and parenting with empathy and self-awareness. Fall class runs Sept. 8 through Dec. 1. Click here for more information.

Sept. 22, 29 - Nurturing Ages 3-12

Held from 5:30-7:45 p.m., this 12-week evidenced based program teaches parents to be nurturing to their children as well as themselves. Topics include communication with your child; how to build your child's self-esteem; behavioral management techniques; and parenting with empathy and self-awareness. Fall class runs Sept. 8 through Dec. 1. Click here for more information.

Sept. 24 - Take Control of Your Credit - Foundational Readiness Class

Have you ever wondered why some people have an excellent credit score while others struggle to qualify for credit? Held virtually from 9:30-10:30 a.m., this class will discuss the basics of credit: when you should and should not use credit, how to establish credit, and how to check your credit reports and resolve errors. Click here for more information.

Sept. 24 - Financial Aspects of Divorce - Foundational Readiness Class

Divorce is a stressful life event in many ways. The goal of this class is to help reduce the stress and uncertainty associated with the financial aspects of divorce. Held virtually from 11 a.m. to noon, this class will share information that will help you prepare to make smart, informed financial moves so you can emerge from your divorce with greater financial confidence. Click here for more information.

Sept. 28 - Domestic Violence Support Group

Meet with other women who have a history with domestic violence in a safe place where all ideas and experiences can be expressed in a judgement-free environment. Held from 1-2 p.m., this group is open to all female ID card holders with any domestic violence history. For more information, call 719-243-7907 or 719-725-8821. Click here for more information.

Sept. 28 - Heartbeat

Held virtually from 6:15-8 p.m., Heartbeat is a peer support group offering empathy, encouragement and direction following the suicide of a loved one. Click here for more information.

Sept. 16 - SFRG Fund Custodian Training

This 15-week class encourages father-child relationships, cultivate bonding, attachment, communication and builds family resiliency. The classes are held virtually Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. For registration information call 719-351-2997. Click here for more information.

Sept. 16 - Soldier & Family Readiness Group (SFRG) Key Contact Training

Held from 1-2:30 p.m., this class trains key contacts on their role and responsibilities as well as how to handle crisis phone calls. This is suggested training for all SFRG leaders and key contacts/POCs and open to anyone wanting to learn more about the SFRG communication structure. Click here for more information.

Sept. 16 - Professional Development Series - Interview Skills and Techniques

Join this interactive workshop held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. to learn what common interview mistakes to avoid. Discuss frequently asked questions, cover tips and trends, and learn how to effectively interview for the job. Click here for more information.

Sept. 17 - Domestic Violence Prevention Training

In accordance with Army Regulation 6-8-18, the troop education program consists of annual troop education by Family Advocacy Program personnel for all Soldiers on the Family dynamics of spouse and child, the availability of prevention and treatment services, and the Army’s policies regarding Family violence. Held from 10-11 a.m., the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program can provide this brief to meet your training requirements. Click here for more information.

Sept. 17 - Mountain Post Living Welcome for Spouses and Families

Meet other new spouses, get “insider tips” from spouses familiar with the area and have an opportunity to ask questions about your new home. This event is held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Grant Library, building 1528. Click here for more information.

Sept. 20 - Parents and Tots Walking Group

The New Parent Support Program presents a fun summer and fall activity for military Families from 10 a.m. to noon, starting at the Army Community Service Annex parking lot. The group is geared for Families who have children from birth to 3 years old and want to meet their neighbors while strolling around Fort Carson. Click here for more information.

Sept. 21 - 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 from 9 a.m. to noon, this class is an opportunity to interact with other expecting moms and develop confidence as a parent. Discussion will include parent-infant relationships, common questions about parenting and postpartum issues. Click here for more information.

Sept. 21 - Employer Spotlight featuring the City of Colorado Springs

Join the Employment Readiness Program staff on Facebook Live from 11-11:30 a.m. as it discusses employment opportunities with a recruiter for the City of Colorado Springs. Click here for more information.

Sept. 22 - SFAC Transition and Medical Retirement Brief

Held from 10-11 a.m., this briefing is for Soldiers in the IDES process who are transitioning out of the military due to medical separation or medical retirement. This brief covers the transition timeline and military benefits and services transitioning Soldiers can utilize. Click here for more information.

Sept. 22 - Homebuyers Workshop

Held from 1-4 p.m., this class will include topics such as choosing a real estate agent, selecting the right house, obtaining the right mortgage, VA Loans and understanding the closing process. Click here for more information.

Sept. 23 - CARE Team Training

Held from 9 a.m. to noon, this class prepares unit volunteers to assist and support a Family during a time of tragedy or loss. Click here for more information.

Sept. 27 - Art and Movement

Held from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Art and Movement is a parent-child interaction in creative play. The class is designed to support fine, motor and cognitive development skills for ages 18-36 months. Class agenda includes an art project, movement, song, story time and show and tell based on the monthly theme. Classes held in the Army Community Service Annex in building 7492. Click here for more information.

Sept. 28 - Federal Resume and USAJobs.gov

Searching and applying for federal jobs is different than the civilian job search process. Held from 1:30-4:30 p.m., this workshop will give you tips on how to make the most of your job search and how to write and tailor your resume to a federal job announcement. Click here for more information.

Sept. 29 - AFTB Military Knowledge

Held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Level K is crucial for those who are new to the Army. Participants are introduced to basic terms, acronyms and resources that are needed in order to successfully transition into the Army lifestyle. Even long-time Soldiers and spouses benefit from K Level by “seeing what’s new” within the Army. Click here for more information.

Sept. 29 - Volunteer, VMIS and OPOC Training

Held from 1:30-3 p.m., this class provides information on registration of new volunteers, duties of the organizational point of contact (OPOC), and how to use the VMIS (Volunteer Management Information System) to enter hours, trainings and earned awards. All volunteers are required to register on the Army's volunteer system (VMIS), which tracks volunteers and their service hours. Click here for more information.

Oct. 2 - Art in the Park

Enjoy art vendors, crafts, music and entertainment at Iron Horse Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features art and merchandise vendors, photo cutout contest and a food truck rally. Click here for more information.

Oct. 16 - Strong Soldier Competition

This competition consists of five tests of strength: atlas stone, carry medley, axle bar deadlift, tire flip and log press. Held from 9 a.m. to noon at Waller Fitness Center, the event is open to DOD ID card holders 18 and older. For more information visit Waller Fitness Center or call 719-526-2742.


Community Events



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

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

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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)

The Community Information Exchange is held virtually the third Wednesday of each month from 10-11 a.m. at https://www.facebook.com/USArmyFortCarson.

Date of CIE Focus
Jan. 20, 2021 No CIE held
Feb. 17, 2021 The Best of Fort Carson — Watch via Facebook
March 17, 2021 Spring is Almost HereWatch via Facebook
April 21, 2021 PCS Season & Planning for SummerWatch via Facebook
May 19, 2021 Summer Safety & FunWatch via Facebook
June 16, 2021 Back to School Resources - Watch via Facebook
July 2021 No CIE held
Aug. 18, 2021 Deployment Resources & Support for Strong Families - Watch via Facebook
Sept. 15, 2021 People First
Oct. 20, 2021 Holiday Helping Resources
Nov. 17, 2021 Winter Safety & Fun
Dec. 2021 No CIE held

2020 Archive

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 Year End Wrap Up and Scholarships - Watch via Facebook Live