Almanac For Week Of June 4th


Tuesday, June 4

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on June 4 at 7 p.m. in the temporary town hall at the Joyland Church facility. The trustees are expected to have a discussion on a proposed prohibition against future marijuana businesses within the GMF limits.

Wednesday, June 5

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 June 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the city council chambers at city hall.

Thursday, June 6

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 Woodland Park City Council will meet on June 6 at 7 p.m. in the WP council chambers at city hall. The council will host a public hearing on a proposed law, outlawing marijuana shops, cultivation centers and testing areas within the city limits.

Friday, June 7

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.

Book, Bake and Plant Sale. The Friends of the Florissant Library will sponsor a Book, Bake and Plant Sale on Friday June 7 at the Florissant Public Library from 10-2. Get great home-made goodies, bargain books and gorgeous plants at this annual fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Florissant Library. The sale will also continue on June 8 from 10-1. Get great home-made goodies, bargain books and gorgeous plants at this fundraiser. Call 748-3939 for more info.

Swim Time in GMF. The public swimming pool in Green Mountain Falls opens for the summer season on Friday, June 7 at noon. The pool will remain open until Sunday, Aug. 18 and on most days, will operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pool admission is $5 for anyone from 2 to 59, with senior rates at $2 for those 60 and over. Punch cards are also available for 10 and 20 time swims throughout the season. For more information, call the GMF town hall at 684-9514.

Cripple Creek Cabaret. The Thin Air Theatre Company will present Cripple Creek Cabaret (Gems of the Silver Screen) featuring popular songs of the 30s, 40s and 50s, with a unique focus on a romantic love story, at the Butte Theater in Cripple Creek. The performance showcases Butte favorite Mel Moser in a variety of roles and the singing and acting talents of veteran performers Kevin Pierce and Rebecca Myers. The show is directed and written by Mickey Burdick, with musical arrangements by James Mablin. The Cripple Creek Cabaret represents the kick-off of the 2013, with six scheduled shows. Show times for the Cripple Creek Cabaret are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1p.m. through June 15.

Eleven Mile Interpretive Programs. The Eleven Mile State Park will host a variety of interpretative programs throughout the summer. On June 7, the park’s North Shore Amphitheater will host “Alien Invaders from Another Habitat” at 8 p.m. Learn how invasive species of plants and animals spread, how they impact native species and what you can do to prevent it. On June 8, Park Naturalist Beth Dodd will lead a five mile hike and Junior Ranger Program, starting at the North Shore Amphitheater at 9 a.m. Explore the outer limits of Eleven Mile’s hiking trail system on this circuit of the Ponderosa, Aspen, Midland and Black Bear trails. The walk will take two to three hours. Also on June 8, a “Skins, Skulls and Seats” children’s program will occur at North Shore Amphitheater at 2 p.m. A forest fire ecology program is scheduled for 8 p.m.

Fish Fry and Karaoke. On most Fridays, the Shining Mountain Golf Club features karaoke as we are hosting Loretta and Friends Karaoke (who formerly performed at Bucks) at the golf club. Come out and have a drink and sing a song. Friday night karaoke starts at 8 p.m. and goes until midnight!! We will have our fish fry from 4 to 9:30 p.m. with the regular menu items available also. This should be fun, fun, fun so come out and join us for a dinner, a drink (or two), and a song! For more information, call 687-7587. Also, the golf course has now opened for the season.

Saturday, June 8

Lowell Thomas Museum Opening. The museum is now open seven days a week from 9:30-5:30 through Labor Day. If you want to become a museum member – we could use your support! We are seeking grants to install heat in the museum building. Visit and follow the museum membership links.

Great American Clean-up. Keep Woodland Park Beautiful will host its 11th annual Great American Clean-up on Saturday, June 8 in Memorial Park. This community-wide event will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude with a free barbeque lunch that starts at noon. The Committee welcomes residents and visitors, new-comers and old-timers, families and individuals, business owners and retirees. This is your chance to show your pride in our city while making a new friend or catching up with an old one. Last year volunteers collected over 20 cubic yards of litter along roadways and ditches in Woodland Park. The Great American Clean-up is also the perfect opportunity to join the City’s Adopt-a-Spot program by pledging to maintain your own neighborhood street. Trash bags, rubber gloves and safety vests will be provided. Participants should bring water, work gloves, and sunscreen. Please call Lisa Parnell at 687-5209 for more information.

Fossil Beds Photography Exhibit. The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument has opened a new photography exhibit at their new visitors center. The photos were taken by the military teens and are part of an outreach program to help connect military youth with our national parks. It is part of a program coordinated by the Florissant Fossil Beds staff, Fort Carson teenagers and their families. Please contact 748-3253 for more detail.


Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine Tours. These popular tours, which kicked off Memorial Day, extend through Labor Day. Visit a working gold mine and experience large-scale modern surface mining in action. The cost of the tour is $7.50 per person. Must be 5 or older to take the tour. Details and reservations at

Save Our Brothel Party. Get ready for a Parade, Car Show and “Save Our Brothel” extravaganza as a group of Retro Ford Thunderbird car enthusiasts take over Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek during their Pikes Peak adventure on June 13, 2013. Members of the Internet group,, are driving 48 of the Retro T-Birds based on the original design from the 50’s to tour the Pikes Peak region. Collectively they will drive almost 136,000 miles and are excited to make a stop in Cripple Creek to show off their beautiful vehicles and support the ladies of the Old Homestead House Parlour House Museum in their cause to save the historical brothel of Pearl DeVere. While in town, the group will lead a parade through the streets of Cripple Creek and will park on historic Bennett Avenue to display their cars for all to see. The Thunderbird group has adopted the old homestead house as their Sweet Charity and will participate in a festive Parlour House Charity Adoption Ceremony and “Save Our Brothel” party to help publicize the Homesteads House’s fundraising efforts. Join the fun and participate in the Parlor House Charity Adoption Ceremony and a Save Our Brothel Parade on June 13th in Cripple Creek.

Serial Killers. Colorado’s First Known Serial Killers-The Espinosa Brothers will be revisited at through a special presentation at the Woodland Park Public Library on June 13 at 6:30 p.m. This program was canceled due to our last snowstorm! Dwight Haverkorn, former Colorado Springs detective and historian, brings his investigative skills to this interesting program. For more information call 687-9281 x132.

Bake Sale. Prospect Home Care & Hospice Annual Bake Sale is Friday, June 14. Stop by our booth at TC Farmers Market. Baked goods donations are very welcome! For information 687-0549 Baked Goods can be dropped off at our office 6/13.Prospect Home Care & Hospice16222 W. Hwy 24, Suite 120 in Woodland Park.

Ass in the Grass.The popular Ass in the Grass Music Series, featuring diverse performances in the summer and fall on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon outdoors in Woodland Park at the corner of Henrietta and Park, will kick off on June 14 with a performance by Ben Knighten, renowned for “Acoustic goodness.” Other upcoming June performances include June 21 with Tim Brown, (Fingerstyle Guitar) and June 28 with Rich Owen (Country Fusion). For more information, call Pam Zirko, the festival coordinator, at 687-3731

Pig Roast. The American Legion Post 1980 in Woodland Park will hold its Annual Pig Roast and Annual Auction Fundraiser at the Crystola Roadhouse in Crystola (just east of Woodland Park on US-24) on Saturday, Jun 15th — the public is invited to participate in this community event. The Pig Roast will run noon to 3PM, a silent auction will run 11AM-2PM. Cost for the Pig Roast is $10.00, Age 6-12 $5.00, and 5 & Under Free. All proceeds will go to support Post 1980’s various community projects such as Boys State, American Legion Baseball, 4-H, Oratorical, our local veterans, and various other programs. Post 1980 also routinely provides an Honor Guard for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, and other events in the local community. Additional information on the Pig Roast and Auction, including a map to the Roadhouse, can be obtained at Items to be auctioned include various gift certificates, lodging at local establishments, artwork, and other items.

Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual Woodland Park Cemetery Crawl. This popular event is scheduled for Thursday, July 4th. It is sponsored by the Ute Pass Historical Society and tickets go fast. Take a walk around the Cemetery on July 4th and meet some of the old pioneers who are resting in the Woodland Park Cemetery, located at 650 Short Street. Tours start every 15 minutes from 1 to 3 pm. Tickets cost $5, and are available at the Ute Pass Historical Society Gift Shop, 231 E. Henrietta Avenue , WP, or at the gate. Please call UPHS at 719.686.7512 or e mail for more information.

Fossil Beds grand opening. The grand opening weekend for the new Visitor Center and Research Center at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument kicks off with small ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. The major activities continue during a park open house celebration Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16, with free park admission to all. The schedule will include behind-the-scenes tours of the paleontology center and the new building’s energy-saving technology features, a concert of songs from the Park Service’s new “Songs for Junior Rangers” album, special guests and other fun activities. The new visitor center is expected to boost monument visitation, which accounts for more than $3.2 million in visitor spending in the local tourism economy, according to the most recent National Park Service economic benefits study in 2011.The Monument is now open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Summer hours, which begin June 1 and run through Labor Day, will be 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Charity Golf Tournament. The Teller County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with PPIHC, Assoc, will be hosing the second annual Charity Golf Tournament at Shining Mountain Golf Club on June 25, with a 7:30 a.m. start-time. The tournament, which features a scramble format, includes a Chuck Wagon lunch and great prizes. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the sheriff’s office auxiliary groups, including the Reserves, Posse and Emergency Response Team. Sponsorship opportunities, which include the price of a full team, are still available. For more information, call Lt. Jason Mikesell at 687-9652.

Transportation’s Local Coordinating Council of Teller County meets the 3rd Monday of every month at the Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek. This 9 am meeting is open to the public.

History Park tours. The Ute Pass Historical Society offers free public tours (donations gratefully accepted!) of History Park the second Saturday of the month from June through September. The tours are from 10 am to 1 pm, starting at the Museum Center, 231 E. Henrietta Avenue in Woodland Park. The Museum Center building is located next to the Woodland Park Public Library. A historic walking tour of Woodland Park meets at 10:30 am Please contact UPHS at 719.686.7512 or e mail for more information. All tours are weather permitting.

Victor Bingo. A bingo session will be held at the Victor Elks Club (every other Saturday) starting at 7 p.m. Reusable cards are $1. The 50/50 game is $1 per card or $6 for $5. The bingo session includes a raffle and door prizes.

Adult Education. Teller County enjoys some of the most amazing geology on the planet. Several features are found nowhere else. Community Partnership Family Resource Center, a Colorado non-profit devoted to education, is offering a 6-Saturday course (JUL 20 – AUG 24) in Divide from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn about our gold & silver, gems, fossils, faults, volcanoes, glaciers, and more, with computer imagery, specimens, and a field trip. Great for teachers, rock hounds or students. Fee: $80 Call 686-0705 for information & registration.

Gem and Mineral Show. The Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG) will be hosting the first Gem and Mineral Show in Victor, Colorado June 22-23. Vendors are welcome to sell their gems and minerals at this show which will be held in downtown Victor. Vendor spaces are available for $20-30 for the entire weekend until April 15. Spaces may still be available after that time at increased prices.

For more information on the STCFG or this event, visit, email, or call 719-689-2675

Manitou Springs Happenings

Huck Finn Days. Scheduled for June 8 at the Schryver Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and sponsored by the Manitou Kiwanis Club. For more information, visit

Garden of the Gods race. This fun and competitive 10-mile run will occur on June 9. This marks the 35th running of the Triple Crown of Running. It starts at 7 a.m. For more information, call 473-2625 or visit