Almanac For Week Of January 22nd


Wednesday, Jan. 23

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.

Thursday, Jan. 24

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

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Jan. 24 at 9:15 the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek.

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 Woodland Park City Planning Commission will meet on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, Jan. 25

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.

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

Saturday, Jan.26

Family Dog Training. Learn to teach your dog good manners as well as basic obedience commands such as: loose leash walking, focus, wait, come, stay, sit, down, leave it. No dogs at the first class. Classes start on January 26 and then are held on Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 and Mar 2. The cost of the series of classes is $150. The classes are held at the Colorado Springs Christian School at 1003 Tamarac Parkway, Woodland Park, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more information, call the Woodland Park Parks and Recreation at 687-5225.

Sewing Day at Florissant Grange. Scheduled for Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a day to get together to learn to sew, share sewing ideas with others, or just sit and visit while you start or finish a project with no interruptions from the busy schedule at home. If you wish to learn to sew, crochet, quilt or just join us. We will have experienced people available and simple projects to learn. If you just need space and time to work on a project, bring it and your supplies and share it with the group. Bring a machine and your project, if you have one, if you don’t, we will have a machine and projects available. Call 748-0358 for more information.

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

Fundraising Banquet for Little Chapel Pantry. Held at the Shining Mountain Golf Club on January 26. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and banquet will begin at 5 p.m. The festivities include musical entertainment, silent auction, door prizes, and a truly elegant dinner. This will become an evening to remember! Learn more about how this amazing service organization is making a difference in your community! This is a golden opportunity for you to be a part of something that is helping hundreds of people in the Teller and Park County area who are struggling to put food on the table for their families. Attendance is by reservation only. For a table of 8, the cost is $400, 1/2 table $200, and single chair $50. Help the Food Pantry to feed the hungry people in our community! Call 719-3227610 for more information.

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

Sunday, January 27


Cripple Creek and Victor Business Mixer. Wondered what happened to the CC/Victor Chamber? Now, is your chance to find out and enjoy free food, door prizes and good times during a social gathering sponsored by the Southern Teller County Economic Development Council on Jan. 30 at the Wildwood Casino from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring a friend. Also, updates will be provided regarding the Ice Fest, STEAMPUNK, transportation, economic development, Pearls Follies and more.

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.

Scenic Views from the Colorado Midland Railway. The Ute Pass Historical Society in conjunction with Woodland Park Public Library presents Scenic Views from the Colorado Midland Railway, an exhibit of noteworthy items from the Ute Pass Historical Society (UPHS) collection. The exhibit highlights the sometimes wild and always interesting first-hand experiences of passengers on the Colorado Midland Railway. Scenic Views from the Colorado Midland Railway is located on the second floor of the Woodland Park Public Library adjacent to the Colorado Room. The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours (closed on Monday, 10 am – 7 pm Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am – 6 pm Friday, 10 am – 4 pm Saturday, 1 – 4 pm Sunday).For additional information, contact Karla Schweitzer, UPHS Registrar, at 719.686.7512 or via email at

Victor Elks Bingo. Victor Elks Club Bingo will be held at the Elks Club in Victor (3rd and Diamond) 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

Children’s Winter Fun Day. The Friends of the Florissant Library will hold its Children’s Winter Fun Day on Saturday, February 9th from 10:00am to noon at the Florissant Public Library. There will be music, valentine making, dinosaurs, Legos, Checkers, jewelry making, book sales, tattoos, pretzel decorating, bake sale and snacks. The Fun Day is being held to thank the community for supporting the library. It is free to the public. For more information, call Friends of the Florissant Library at 748-0188.

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

Pots by the Pound. Without a doubt, “Pots by the Pound” at Commonwheel Artists Co-op in Manitou Springs (102 Canon Avenue) is the most fun post-holiday sale in the Pikes Peak region! It’s a win-win for artists and buyers, providing artists an opportunity to sell excess inventory and buyers a chance to own art at discounted prices. The sale, which occurs daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., runs through January 28. In past years people have lined up waiting for the doors to open so that they can get the first choice of pottery, fine art, jewelry and more. You’ll understand the name “Pots by the Pound” when you come to Commonwheel Artists Co-op and find that your pottery purchase will be priced by its weight. Each artist marks their pottery with a colored tag indicating its price per pound. It will be weighed and priced when you buy it. You’ll be delighted at the bargains you find on quality artwork. Non-pottery art is not sold by weight, but is priced by the artist at wonderfully discounted prices. Artists include Commonwheel members as well as specially invited guests

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 Feb. 16-17 or March 9-23.