Almanac For Week Of September 26th

Wednesday, Sept. 26

The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45 a.m. at the Mangia Mangia restaurant in Woodland Park. Call 687-5534 for more information.

The Timberline Artists meet at 10 a.m. every Wednesday of each month, upstairs at the Aspen Mine Senior Center in Cripple Creek. Everyone with an interest in art is welcome. Exercise for Arthritis Class Seniors are invited to attend the Fall Kick-off of the Woodland Park Senior Citizens Club “Exercise for Arthritis Class.” The event takes place on Wednesday, September 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center. The program, which is sponsored by the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital and the Arthritis Foundation, is expanding its morning exercise class and will feature a Physical Therapist from the Hospital. The exercise class is held each Wednesday and Friday, 10:30-11:30, at the Center. For more information about the class contact Karen Earley at PPRH 687-5802-or Pamela Argo at the Club, 687-3877. The Senior Center is located at 312 N. Center St., Woodland Park.

Thursday, Sept. 27

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Seriously), a nonprofit weight loss support group, meets at 10 a.m. at the Church in the Wildwood in Green Mountain Falls. The group does weigh-ins, group feedback and helps members achieve their goals. Call 686-2486.

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Sept. 27 at the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek at 9:15 a.m. Computer Classes A new slate of computer classes has begun at the Woodland Park Public Library. Sign up today for Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint. Additionally, there is a digital Photo Management class for people who don’t know what to do with the pictures on their digital cameras. Some classes have prerequisites, and you must call to pre-register. Call 687-9281.

Tai Chi for Seniors The Woodland Park Senior Citizens Club will host Tai Chi sessions for those with Arthritis ailments from 9:30 to 10:30 every Thursday and then an advanced class the same day from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 687-3877 for more information.

The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Park City Council Chamber, next to city hall.

Friday, Sept. 28

The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. at the Woodland Park Library. Call 687-0418.

Free Tai Chi Participate in free Tai Chi sessions at the Woodland Park Library every Friday at 9 a.m. Come in the Midland entrance on the lower level. These classes are co-sponsored by Teller County Health. Beginning and intermediate classes are offered. The intermediate classes occur at 10 a.m. Call 687-9281 for details.

The Florissant Public Library offers free Tai Chi classes on Mondays at the same times as listed above. Call 748-3939.

Woodland Park Artist and Author Festivals/Ass in the Grass Featuring Colorado crafts and cuisine, book signings and live music. Held Fridays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Park Street and Henrietta and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. downtown on Hwy. 24 at Bergstrom Park. Call 232-4449.

Craft and Jewelry Making The Woodland Park Senior Center, 312 N. Center Street, will feature a craft and jewelry-making session on Fridays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Call 687-3877 for more information.

Final Shows for Greater Tuna Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, Mickey Burdick and Chris Onken, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna – men, women, children and animals.The show began as a simple party skit based on a political cartoon more than 25 years ago in Austin, Texas. Talented creators Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard were the imaginative authors that parlayed the sketch into a critically acclaimed production which has entertained audiences across the country ever since. The comedy show at the Butte is directed by veteran Butte and Imperial actor Mel Moser. Shows are Sept. 7-29 on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. For more information, visit

Wild Wapiti Walks Take part in a Rocky Mountain tradition: listening for the bugling of the bull Elk (Wapiti) on an autumn evening. Join us at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to learn about, listen for and look for wild Wapiti. Final programs are scheduled for 2 September 28th, 29th and 30th will be from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. These programs will include a brief presentation about these magnificent animals, followed by an off trail hike of up to 2 miles during which we will look and listen for the elk in the wild. This program will not be suitable for young children. Normal entrance fees to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will apply ($3 per adult, 16 and older). For more information or reservations call 719-748-3253 and ask for Jeff (ext. 161).

Saturday, Sept. 29

Flag Retirement Ceremony Is your American flag faded, torn or just plain worn out? American flags that are no longer in good condition should be respectfully retired and replaced with bright new flags to represent our country. The Lake George Fire Department will host a special flag ceremony on Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. To assist our local community with this process, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #11411 will conduct an official flag retirement ceremony. The public is invited to witness and participate in this short ceremony to pay due respect to the symbol of our great nation. If you are unable to attend, you may bring your flag to the Woodland Park Senior Center (312 N. Center Street) Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. by Sept. 27, or flags may be dropped off at the Lake George Fire Station. For more information, call Bob Tyler at 748-1335.

Final Weekend for Free Aspen Jeep Tours The 2 Mile High Club will offer free jeep tours for viewing rare and scenic sights of the fall foliage season in the Cripple Creek/Victor district. The final weekend of tours will occur during the weekend 29/30 during the day, with rides departing every 45 minutes from the Cripple Creek District Museum. The tours are free, but donations are accepted. Proceeds from the aspen tours are used to pay for taking care of Cripple Creek’s roaming donkey herd. For more information, call 689-2634. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Woodland Park Police Department will host a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodland Park Police Department headquarters at 911 Tamarac Pkwy in Woodland Park. For more information, call 687-9262.

Sunday, June 30

Piano Concert On Sunday, June 30 at 3:00 p.m., First Christian Church at Cascade & Platte in Colorado Springs is presenting pianists Dale Backus and Dmytro Vynohradov, the 2006 and 2009 winners of the Rocky Mountain Amateur Pianists International Competition. They will be performing solo piano works by Chopin, Bach/Busoni, Schubert/Liszt, Scarlatti, and Beethoven. A free will offering will be taken, and the performance will be followed by a reception. For more information, call 633-8888.


Art Through the Ages The Hill Family Trust and Woodland Park Arts Alliance presents “Art Through the Ages,” on display at the Eichman Gallery, located on the second floor of Park State Bank & Trust (710 W. W. Hwy. 24 in Woodland Park). The private collection, which features an amazing amount of works from the likes of Leonardo DaVinci, Edouard Manet, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Henry Matisse, Thomas Hill and more, is on display through October 12. The display, which opened on Sept. 17, is available for viewing during regular bank hours. For more information, call 687-9234.

Library Amnesty Program The Rampart Library District is announcing an amnesty program, “Fall Forgiveness,” for the week of Oct. 1 to Oct. 8 to encourage all patrons to return overdue materials in good condition and have all the fines on those items waived. From Oct. 1-8, late fines will be waived on all materials owned by the Rampart Library District (the Woodland Park and Florissant libraries), no matter how long overdue. The amnesty will apply to all patrons and if an item has been lost or damaged, they will be responsible for paying only the replacement cost. Past fines on patron accounts will not be included in the amnesty program.

Gold Camp Christmas Storybook Composition A Gold Camp Christmas Storybook Composition workshop and craft workshop will be held on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek. Call 659-3599 or just come in. Also, the Aspen Mine will host a Host and Hostess meeting for “A Cup of Christmas Tea,” with 10 spaces open. This meeting will occur on Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Call 659-3599 for more information.

Meet the Author The Woodland Park Library will host author Barbara O’Neal on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Barbara will discuss her new book, The Garden of Happy Endings. Her new book satisfies the reader as have her many other books. And because the locale of these books has most been in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Manitou Springs and Aspen, readers love trying to pinpoint exactly where she had in mind when she wrote various passages. Opera Theatre If you’ve always wanted to know more about opera, you’ll have your chance at First Christian Church at 16 E. Platte Ave. in Colorado Springs on Sunday, October 7 at 3:00 p.m. Martile Rowland will talk about what opera is all about and discuss the different voices you’ll hear in an opera. You’ll get to hear some of these voices in arias and duets, and then experience a staged version of Menotti’s comedic romp The Old Maid and the Thief, performed by the Opera Theatre of the Rockies’ Young Artists Outreach Ensemble, directed and accompanied by Daniel Brink. A free will offering will be taken. Haunting at the Old Homestead Spirits and ghosts are ready to roam the Butte Theater as the all-new Thin Air Theatre Company production of Haunting at the Old Homestead is set to open next month.The new show is by playwright Chris Sorenson, author of the Butte’s best selling show, The Christmas Donkey, and features an all-new Halloween melodrama. When a spirit starts scaring off clients of the Old Homestead, madam Pearl DeVere offers a hefty reward to anyone who can rid her house of the ghost. Steeped in mystery, history, thrills, chills and plenty of laughs, this show promises to be a Halloween treat for the whole family. The show is followed by an all-new Halloween olio. The show will star Butte favorites Mickey Burdick and Rebecca Myers, as well as musical director James Mablin. The show will be directed by Chris Armbrister. “Haunting at the Old Homestead is an idea that has been brewing in the back of my mind for a number of years,” said Sorensen. “After writing The Christmas Donkey, I wanted write a truly spooky Halloween play. A show filled with ghosts, chills and things that go bump in the night; a show that offers up laughs and screams in equal measure. The show runs Oct. 5 through Nov. 4, so, come to the Butte Theater (if you dare). The ghosts are waiting for you. For reservations, visit .

Potato Soup Supper The Ute Pass Historical Society’s Annual Potato Soup Supper will be held on Friday, October 12 at the Pikes Peak Community Club in Divide. Doors open at 5:30, and a presentation by UPHS Registrar Karla Schweitzer about Ranches of Ute Pass will begin at 6:30. The UPHS Traveling Bookstore will also be there with a great selection of books for you to purchase. The cost is $5.00, which includes soup, salad, roll, drink and dessert. The Community Club is located at 11122 U.S. Highway 24, Divide, CO. 80814. For more information, please call UPHS at 719.686.7512.

Summer Reading Results Summer Reading programs, held at the Rampart Library District—Woodland Park Public Library and the Florissant Public Library—were a big success. In fact, based on statistics tabulated during the summer, 665 children and teens and 54 adults participated. Prizes were recently given in all categories and were provided by the following businesses in Teller County: The Centennial Cavaliers, Bronco Billy’s, Big Jim’s, Burger King, Florissant Subway, Costello’s Coffee Shop, Triple Crown Casinos, City Market, Safeway, How-To-Store, Century Casino Cripple Creek, Outpost Fee and Ranch Supply, Divide Feed and Wendy’s. The grand prize winner was Caroline Gallup.

A Touch of Victor A Touch of Victor is a rotating monthly business open house. Visit to see what is happening in Sept., October and November. Shop Southird Southird (South Third Street Merchants Association of Victor) is excited to announce Victor’s newest event. 3rd on 3rd. The merchants on South Third Street will be open until 8:00 p.m. on the 3rd day of every month. Merchants included are Sue’s Fortune Club, The Victor / Lowell Thomas Museum, The Victor Trading Co. & Manufacturing Works and Marigold Mercantile, all located on South Third Street. Refreshments will be served at each location and many will have specials from 5 pm till 8 pm. Open late, ‘till 8, please participate, don’t hesitate, save the date! “Shop Southird “GOLD BOWL DAYS”! These fun filled days will be held the 2nd Saturday of each month, 11 am to 2 pm at Victor’s Gold Bowl Park. Sponsored by Gold Belt Communities Build A Generation (BAG) and Victor’s Police Department; a barbeque, games and a safety activity will be the main stay of each month’s events and a great way to get to know our community’s officers and volunteers. This Free community event welcomes one and all!

Alcohol Anonymous Contact Information A Teller County Alcoholics anonymous group is available. For more information, visit or call 719-573-5020.

Quilters Above the Clouds Meet with other quilters of all levels at the monthly meetings of Quilters of Above the Clouds on the last Friday of every month. The group meets from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the lower level of the Woodland Park Public Library for programs, show-and-tell, refreshments and door prizes. There are also work sessions at other times for participants to join in learning skills and crating quilts used for the guild’s community outreach programs. Bingo The Cripple Creek Elks Lodge in Cripple Creek will feature bingo sessions on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Senior Club Gatherings The Woodland Park Senior Center near city hall will feature a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday of the month. For $5, you can get all the food you can eat. The Senior Center is also offering a number of regular scheduled activities, such as quilting, Tai Chi and exercise classes throughout the week. For more information, call 687-3877.

Legal Assistance for Seniors The Woodland Park Senior Center will host Free Legal Assistance for Seniors the second Thursdays of the month from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. You must call for an appointment at 687-3877.

Manitou Happenings

Canyon Art Show Commonwheel Artists Gallery at 102 Canon Avenue is featuring the work of Kay Beaubien Michael Baum Jean Jennings Deb Komitor for a special show from now through mid-October. Our featured artists have something in common – an affinity for canyons. Whether it’s the shadows created by the setting sun, the subtle changes in value at high noon, textures of river-worn rock, or the powerful energy in the sheer cliffs, these artists present their perspective of canyons in watercolors, mono prints, clay and oil. Canyons reveal the bared bones of the earth. Incomprehensible spans of geological time are written in their depths. Though the subject matter of this exhibit is the same, each artist explores the subject of canyons and reveals their own style and stories. Immerse yourself in the beauty, grandeur and mystery of canyons, from the winding canyon floor to high on the rim, as these four artists invite you closer to the edge.

Special Programs Classical Hatha Yoga A classical Hatha Yoga class, sponsored by the WP Parks and Recreation, will be held on Tuesdays in April and May, starting at 8:30 a.m. It will be held at the WP Parks and Recreation classroom. For more information, call the WP Parks and Recreation at 687-5225.

Gem and Mineral Club Lake George Gem and Mineral Club teaches kids about rocks, minerals, fossils and related topics. The sessions are heldat the Lake George Community Center from 6-6:45 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. The program is free to students 8-18. Each session discusses. For more information, call 748-5010 or 748-3861

Yoga Classes in Florissant The Florissant Grange will feature Yoga classes on Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings. Call 748-3678 for more information.

Free Tai Chi Join instructor Jim Lyon for free Tai Chi sessions at the CC Parks and Recreation Center (Henry C. Hack Arena). Drop in and see how Tai Chi can work to calm the mind and improve flexibility and balance. Jim teaches the 37 movements of Yang Style Tai Chi, which is one of the most popular and widely-practiced forms of Tai Chi in the world. Classes are scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 p.m.

Open Skating Get some friends together and skate or roller blade for only $2, including skates, at the Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation facility every Friday through Sunday from 1-4:30 p.m. Pool, air hockey, football and other fun activities are available in addition to skating, along with popcorn and cotton candy. Fitness Membership Get in shape with a Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation fitness membership. Our facility offers Paramount equipment, free weights and fabulous Nautilus equipment. You can schedule a personalized fitness orientation and/or have an individual workout program designed especially for your fitness needs. The monthly membership fee is only $10 per person. Non-members can drop-in and use the fitness facility for only $3 per workout session. Purchase a ten-visit fitness punch card for only $15. Individuals ages 16+ are welcome to become fitness members. Corporate memberships are also available. Please call Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation at 689-3514 for more information. Nutritional Education Wellness Workshops of about an hour in length will be held the first and third Thursdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Henry C. Hack Community Center. They will deal with a variety of topics, with the goal of promoting health and Welles. For more information, call 689-3514.