Tuesday, Sept. 3
New Building Services Department. The city of Woodland Park is hosting an open house Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 6:30-8p.m., to discuss the establishment of a new Woodland Park Building Services Department. Builders, developers, engineers, architects, suppliers, sub-contractors and interested individuals are invited. The city will assume Building Department responsibilities from Teller County for projects within the city limits no later than Nov. 30, 2013. This meeting will help the city develop a process that ensures end-users input. For more information, contact Sally Riley: 719-687-5283; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the temporary city hall, located at the Joyland Church facility.
Wednesday, September 4
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.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Future Plans. In 2011, the Colorado legislature merged the Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks to create Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The legislature directed the agency to prepare a five-year plan to account for cost savings, efficiencies, and other effects of the merger and provide strategic direction for the new agency. To assist in development of the five-year plan, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is holding a series of open houses around the state. An open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education classroom at 4255 Sinton Road, just off Interstate 25 at Garden of the Gods Road.The meeting will provide an opportunity for hunters, anglers, hikers, mountain bikers, boaters and everyone else in southeastern Colorado who enjoys Colorado’s outdoor resources to learn more about the Path Forward process and share their views.
Victor Town Hall Meeting. A town hall meeting will be held at the Victor City Hall on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. to review the results of the citizens’ advisory committee on the building code process before they make recommendations to the city council. All Victor residents and building owners are invited to attend and share their input.
The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Sept. 4 in the CC Council Chambers at city hall, with the regular meeting starting at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 5
Shining Mountain Scrambles. The Shining Mountain Golf Course is bringing back its ever popular, weekly night 9-hole scrambles and parties for players of all abilities. Sign-up to play by 4 p.m. on Thursdays. (The scrambles, originally held on Wednesdays, are now being changed to Thursdays). The actual golf, with a shotgun start, gets started around 5:30 p.m. Great appetizers and drinks follow the round. Based on past experiences by TMJ staffers and hackers and a few amazing players, these are great, fun events. For more information, call 687-7587.
Scottish-Irish Festival. The 37th annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival will take place Thursday, September 5th through Sunday, September 8th at Stanley Park Fairgrounds in Estes Park. The festival began in 1976 and has grown to be the largest and most majestic Celtic festivals in the U.S. with more than 50 events including Jousting competitions, Highland games, musical acts, dance performances and dog show contests as well as plenty of Scottish and Irish food, drink and crafts. More than 40,000 spectators will line the streets on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy North America’s largest Celtic parade, which will kick-off with the new Highlander 5K race. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the festival fairgrounds will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition Estes Celtic concerts will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings and many other activities will take place throughout the weekend. For more information and to order tickets, call 1-800-90-ESTES, visit www.scotfest.com or go through Ticketwest at any King Soopers location.
The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Park Council Chambers, next to city hall.
Friday, Sept. 6
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.
Ass in the Grass. The popular Ass in the Grass Music Series, featuring diverse performances in the summer and fall, will occur on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon outdoors in Woodland Park at the corner of Henrietta and Park. On Sept. 6, Gordon and Grace & their Gypsy Jazz will be the featured performers for this week’s concert. For more information, call Pam Sirko, Coordinator of the Woodland Park Fine Arts, Crafts, Authors and Musicians, at 687-3731 or 232-4449.
Live Jazz. Woodland Park Arts Alliance is proud to present the Steve Barta Jazz Trio, Live, In the Round at the Ute Pass Cultural Center on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. Cocktail Hour will occur at 6:30 p.m., with the concert slated for 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Ralph Holloway at 302-2282
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 is featuring great conditions.
Saturday, Sept. 7
Lowell Thomas Museum Hours. The museum is open on weekends in September and October, plus additional weekends during the holidays as weather permits. The museum is from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with gold panning from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 per adult, $5 per senior (62 and older) and $4 per child (12 and under), which includes one hour of gold panning.
Victor Clean-Up. A Victor Clean-up day is scheduled for Sept. 7. A free dumpster is available to Victor residents. Call 689-2050 for more information.
Mueller State Park Day Hikes and Programs. The crisp air of September is replacing the monsoons of August. Come join us and enjoy the bright gold of the aspens, the call of the elk and the blue, blue skies of the high country, and partake in a variety of nature programs. All of our offered programs are free, but you must have a $7 daily parks pass or a $70 annual pass on your vehicle to enter the park. When enjoying the outdoors, always have a map and be prepared with water, sun and rain protection and be dressed in layers.For weather updates or for more information, call Mueller State Park at 719-687-2366.Mueller State Park is located 4-miles south of Divide on Highway 67.
Eleven Mile Interpretive Programs. The Eleven Mile State Park will host a variety of interpretative programs throughout the summer during the weekend. These feature a number of hikes and educational programs, led by naturalist Beth Dodd. In addition, a full lineup of informative programs is scheduled at the North Shore Amphitheater every weekend.
Sunday, Sept. 8
Meeting for Teller County Democrats. In 2013, the Teller County Democratic Party is hosting education programs and community activities. On Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 1:10p.m. an informational program on recent changes in Colorado’s state election laws and their impact upon future elections will be held, in the large meeting room on the first floor of the Woodland Park Library, at 218 E. Midland Avenue in Woodland Park. Representatives of Teller County’s Clerk & Recorder Office-Elections Department will be present with updated election law information. This meeting is free. All Democrats are encouraged to attend, especially former election judges, anyone interested in becoming an election judge, as well as those wishing to learn more about Colorado’s elections’ process. Questions prior to this meeting may be directed to Mrs. Ellen Haase (719)687-1813.
Jazz Great Performance. On Tuesday, September 10, jazz great“Dick Cunico” will be playing at the Woodland Park Senior Citizens Club. The event takes place from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm at the Woodland Park Senior Center, 312 N. Center St. It’s a potluck so please bring a dish-homemade or store bought. All Senior Citizens Club members and Senior Circle club members and, of course, the public are invited to attend! Dick provides music from a variety of genres including jazz, blues, country, rock, ballads, ethnic and even original material upon request. His sound-alke vocals and imaginative keyboard styles depict the original artist. You may contact the Karen Earley, PPRH Senior Circle program coordinator, at 719-686-5802 or the Woodland Park Senior Citizens Club at 719-687-3387 for more information.
Cruise Above The Clouds. This popular car show, featuring several hundred acclaimed classics, will be held in Woodland Park and Cripple Creek on Sept. 14-15. The cars will be displayed near Memorial Park in Woodland Park on Sept. 14 and then in the afternoon the caravan heads to Cripple Creek for the duration of the festival. The event also includes nostalgic music and a spree of related festivities. It has become one of the more popular September events in the high country.
Tours of History Park. The Ute Pass Historical Society offers free public tours (donations gratefully accepted!) of History Park on the second Saturday of the month from June through September. Our final 2013 tour is on September 14th. 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 email@example.com for more information. All tours are weather permitting.
Woodland Music Series Concert. Purely Bluegrass, featuring The Stanleytones Bluegrass Band, Cannonball Express and Acme Bluegrass. Scheduled for September 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE Woodland Music Series concert on the green at Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Open to all ages, handicap accessible. Food, beer, wine, children’s bounce house on site. Visit www.woodlandmusicseries.com for full details.
Bugling of the Bull Elk. Take part in a Rocky Mountain tradition: listening for the bugling of the bull Elk (Wapiti) on an autumn evening. Join a ranger at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to learn about, listen for and look for wild Wapiti. Programs run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the following dates: September 13 – 15 (5:30 PM to 8:00 PM);September 20 – 22 and September 27 – 29 (5:00 PM to 7:30 PM); and October 4 – 6 (4:45 PM to 7:15 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. Normal entrance fees to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will apply ($3 per adult, 16 and older). Annual passes to the Fossil Beds are available for $15 (good for the cardholder and 3 other adults). For more information or reservations call 719-748-3253 and ask for Jeff (ext. 161).
Community Blood Drive. A community blood drive will be held on Monday, Sept. 16 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church in Woodland Park. No appointments are necessary. Call 686-1040 for more information.
Sisters on the Fly. The Sisters On The Fly are coming to Victor on Sept 12-15. This is a women’s vintage camper group with uniquely repaired and decorated old campers. This will coincide with the vintage car show in Cripple Creek. The campers will be open for touring on Sunday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 with a donation requested to benefit the Victor Ag Museum. Visit the SOTF website at www.sistersonthefly.com for more information.
Autumn Market At Idlewild Ridge. Featuring Artisans, Antiques, and Food on a 1860’s Homestead between Florissant and Lake George on Sat. Sept. 21 from 10am- 4pm. This gathering will be held at 39603 Hwy 24 (3.5 miles west of Florissant). The event is hosted by Duane and Stephanie Scoville and Starla Brown to promote the Lake George area and create community for artisans and like-minded locals to gather and celebrate each season. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie Scoville 719-213-7515
Gold Coin Raffle. Win a one-quarter ounce collector coin with a gold value of $300 (as of July 2013). All tickets are $10 each. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Proceeds support the Southern Teller County Focus Group’s trails projects. You can find information about purchasing tickets at www.victorcolorado.com. Drawing will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. at the CC&V Mine Building at 100 N. 3rd Street in Victor.
Spike Camp Banquet. Please join the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation at our 3rd annual Spike Camp Banquet at the Shining Mountain Golf Course in Woodland Park. The Banquet is scheduled for 5:00 PM on September 27th, 2013. We will have some outstanding items in our live and silent auctions as well as games and raffles. Since 1984 the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has protected or enhanced 6.5 million acres across the United States including 225,00 acres in Colorado. For information and tickets please contact Sue Davis at 719 294-7126 or Ladyelkhunter@skybeam.com
Munchkin Market. The Ute Pass MOPS Munchkin Market will be scheduled from Oct. 3-5 at the Woodland Park Community Church, 800 Valley View Drive. This is a HUGE children’s consignment sale in Woodland Park featuring gently used clothing, shoes and accessories (infant to junior). Toys, media, play equipment, strollers, high chairs, sporting goods, baby maternity, bedding and more! The specific times are Thursday October 3rd 5-8PM; Friday October 4th 9AM-1PM AND 5-8PM; and Saturday October 5th 9AM-1PM (Everything half price!)Call 719-208-7558 for more information or visit www.utepassmops.org.
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.
Total Joint Replacement. Pikes Peak Regional Hospital & Surgery Center offers free classes on total joint replacement. Classes are free and offered every 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. Learn about the benefits of Joint Replacement, what to expect and how to prepare. You don’t have to be scheduled for a joint replacement to attend a class. The classes are held at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, 16420 W. Hwy. 24 Woodland Park in the Café Meeting room. They run from 2pm to 4pm. Classes will be repeated for new attendees every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. 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 719- 686-5769.
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Ute Indian Prayer Trees. John Wesley Anderson will provide an introduction to the Ute Indian Prayer Trees of the Pikes Peak Region (primarily located in El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado). The presentation will be held on Sept. 13 at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th Street, Colorado Springs, starting at 11 a.m. These historically rich trees are fascinating living artifacts that serve as a link back in time to the Ute Indians who lived in our region and cultivated these amazing trees, primarily for spiritual and navigational purposes. The talk will focus on how to identify the five known types of Ute Culturally Scarred Trees and where these Prayer Trees can still be found today. OCCHS members free, nonmembers $5. And on September 21, John will lead a hike in Fox Run Park to see some of these trees. For more information, call 636-1225 or visit www.occhs.org.