Almanac For Week Of January 15th


Tuesday, Jan. 15

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Jan. 15, starting at 6 p.m., in the temporary town hall at the Joyland Church facility.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

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 “Exercise for Arthritis Class.” The exercise class is held each Wednesday and Friday, 10:30-11:30, at the Senior Center. Call 687-5802 or 687-3877. The Senior Center is located at 312 N. Center St. in Woodland Park.

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers at city hall. The council is scheduled to finalize more grants and receive an update on the 2013 transportation program.

Thursday, Jan. 17

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 and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday.  687-3877

Kiwanis Bingo. Kiwanis Bingo is held at Shining Mountain Golf Club (100 Lucky Lady Dr.,  Woodland Park) on Jan. 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Food and drinks will be available Proceeds used to benefit the local children. 687-5534.

The Victor City Council will meet on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Victor Council Chambers at city hall.

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers, next to city halFriday, Jan. 1

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. 748-3939.

Old School House Restoration. Highway 24 will be performing as a fundraising event for the Florissant Grange to continue their restoration of the Old School House project. Join us for great music, dinner and dancing on Jan. 18 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Ute Inn in Woodland Park. For more information, call 748-0358.

Taste of the Grape. Gold Hill Wine and Liquor Outlet presents a premiere wine tasting event of 2013 – The Ute Pass – Woodland Park Kiwanis Foundation’s 2nd Annual “Taste of the Grape,” set for Friday, January 18th at 7 pm at the Shining Mountain Golf Club in Woodland Park. Taste wine selections from over 100 wineries, domestic and imported, and sample delicacies from several local restaurants. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the door or from Gold Hill Wine and Liquor Outlet. Call William at 687-9149

Saturday, Jan. 19

Woodland Park Panther Recycling. The annual electronics recycling event will be held at Woodland Park Middle School on January 19th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Net proceeds from recycling fees and additional donations will benefit a Special Education program that will prepare our youth for 21st century jobs! Call Elizabeth Connell at 686-2037

Antero Ice Fishing Contest. An annual ice fishing contest will be held at Antero Reservoir, just west of Hartsel, on Jan. 19. This is a fundraiser to benefit recreational opportunities at Antero Reservoir. Cash prizes are available for this family friendly event, sponsored by the Coalition for the Upper South Platte. For more information, call 748-0033

Victor Elks Bingo. Victor Elks Club Bingo will be held at the Elks Club in Victor (3rd and Diamond) Jan. 19 and every other Saturday during the winter at 7 p.m. The bingo sessions are open to the public and children are welcome. Reusable cards can be purchases for $1.  The 50/50 game is $1 per card or 6 for $5. Raffle and door prizes are available.

Martin Luther King Unity Festival. Every year, the Baha’i’s of Woodland Park & Teller County put on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Festival at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. This year we will have a fun, inspirational and entertaining evening program on Jan. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. All ages. 761-856

Sunday, Jan. 20

Chamber Music Concert. On Sunday, January 20 at 3 p.m. at First Christian Church at Cascade & Platte in Colorado Springs is presenting their annual Chamber Music concert, played by members of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and Friends.  The program will feature works for small ensembles, including strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, organ and marimba from the 18th to 20th centuries


Crystola Show. Paula Nelson will perform at the Crystola Roadhouse on Monday, Jan. 21, starting at 6 p.m.

Free Computer Classes.  Free Computer Classes will be at the Woodland Park and Florissant Public Libraries from January through March. Check the website or stop in and pick up a flyer. Classes offered are Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Microsoft Word I, Word II, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher. Some have pre-requisites—register by calling 687-9281, x106 in Woodland Park, and 748-3939 in Florissant.

Joint Replacement Program. Pikes Peak Regional Hospital & Surgery Center has launched a new “Joint Replacement Program” to help educate candidates for joint replacement about what to expect, how to prepare and to learn about the surgery.  In fact, if you’ve been suffering from disabling joint pain that no longer responds to conservative treatments (and your doctor has begun dropping hints about joint replacement), you may be relieved to participate in the program just to see what total joint replacement is all about. Linda Johnson, RN in Same Day Surgery at PPRH, will roll-out the program this month. Classes will be held each second and fourth Thursday of the month from 2-4pm.  Your Pre-admission testing can also be completed at that time. For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Wendy Westall, at 719-686-5779.   To register for an upcoming class you may contact the hospital at the main number, 719-687-9999 or Surgery Scheduling at 719- 686-5775.  You can also check it out on our PPRH Facebook page.

Ute Pass Pet Vaccination Clinic. A pet vaccination clinic will be held at the Green Mountain Falls/Chipita Park Fire Station (10380 Ute Pass Avenue) in Green Mountain Falls on Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Dr. David Volz will serve as the head pet doctor. Shots will be provided at a reduced cost.  A portion of the proceeds are donated to the volunteer fire department.

Celtic Music Show. The Stargazers Theatre in Colorado Springs (10 South Parkside Drive) will host An Evening of Celtic Music, featuring the award-winning duo, Switchback, on Jan. 26 at 8 p.m.  The Switchback has appeared on PBS and received stellar reviews from Folkfire Magazine.  For more information, call 476-2200 or visit

Ice Fishing Tournament

The 2013 Colorado Classic Ice Fishing Tournament will be held at Eleven Mile Reservoir on February 9 and March 9. Fabulous prizes are available. A Portion of proceeds will benefit the Lake George Charter School. For more details, visit

Gold Coin Club and Mine Tour. As part of the forthcoming SteamPunk Festival, the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and the Southern Teller County Focus Group will sponsor a tour of the Gold Coin Mine surface plant and of the historic Gold Coin Building, plus Nikola Tesla – The power of lightning and the influence of gold come together in one afternoon at Victor’s most unique historic gold mine. Richard Marold will perform as the eccentric 1890’s scientist who pioneered electricity and radio signals. Gary Horton explores the history of the famed Gold Coin Mine.  These events are slated for Feb. 16, starting at 1 p.m. at the Gold Coin Mine and Gold Coin Club at Diamond Avenue, west of Fourth Street.  The cost is $15 per person. For more information, visit and click on the event graphic.


History and Science Writing for Teachers and Learners of All Ages. Writing about history and science offers exciting opportunities to learn, teach and be published.  Magazines, newspapers, bloggers, clubs, associations, schools and organizations are looking for articles to share with their audience.  Steven Veatch, a local geologist and educator, can teach you how.  This informative workshop will be held on  Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Western Museum of Mining and industry.  For more information, call 488-0880 or email at

Manitou Springs Happenings

Monarch Mountain Lift Tickets

The Manitou Springs’ popular Monarch Mountain ski promotion is up and running. When you spend $75 anywhere in Manitou Springs, simply bring your receipts into iManitou (354 Manitou Ave.) to receive a Buy One Get One Free voucher for lift tickets at Monarch Mountain. Receipts can be redeemed from any business in Manitou – shops, restaurants and gas stations – for every $75 you spend, you will receive one voucher. The voucher is valid until Monarch’s closing day in April 2013. Not valid Dec. 26-Jan. 4, Jan. 19-20, Feb. 16-17 or March 9-23.


Benefit Garage Sale.  A Benefit Garage Sale will be held to benefit the Manitou Springs Heritage Center at 304 Sutherland Place, Manitou Springs on Friday, January 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Call 685-1454.