Almanac For Week Of October 1st


Tuesday , Oct. 1

22nd Anniversary of Colorado gaming. Oct. 1 marks the beginning of the 22ndanniversary of gaming for Cripple Creek, Black Hawk and Central City.  See related story in this week’s issue of TMJ.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

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

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall. The council will discuss a minor subdivision request by the Century Casino to combine five lots into one for a future expansion. 


Thursday, Oct. 3

 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

Affordable HealthCare Informational Community Meetings.  Meetings regarding this important issue are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Woodland Park Public Library at 1 p.m. and at the Florissant Public Library at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.   For more information, call 687-9281×103

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Park Council Chambers, next to city hall.


Friday, Oct. 4

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 everyFriday 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.

Around the World Wine and Microbrew Tasting. Please join us for a wine and microbrew tasting fundraiser for the Special Projects & Scholarship Program on Oct. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. Banana Belt Liquors in conjunction with the Woodland Park Arts Alliance will be hosting this event. Come join us for an evening of fun and taste over 100 of the best wines and microbrews to help support local student scholarships and local art & culture projects. For more information, call Ralph Holloway at 761-1676.  Advance tickets are available at Banana Belt Liquors, Seven Arrows Gallery and Studio West Aveda Salon and Spa.  

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! In addition, check out the great dinner specials during the weekend. For more information, call 687-7587.  A  

The Frozen Man Debut.   The Butte Theater in Cripple Creek is hosting its fall show, The Frozen Man and Halloween Olio, from Oct. 4 to Nov. 2, with performances scheduled Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and Thursday, Friday andSaturday at 7 p.m.  Visit the Butte Theater website for ticket information or for more information about show times, or call 689-6402 or 689-3247 or visit  

 Final 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. The final programs run 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).


Sunday, Oct. 6


Teller County Democrats and Interested Residents. The Teller County Democratic Party, ‘TellerDems,’ is hosting a series of information and education events.  One such event will be held on Sunday, October 6, when the ‘TellerDems’ will meet at 1:15pm in the first floor, large meeting room at the Woodland Park Library, 218 E. Midland Avenue in Woodland Park.  All Democrats and  interested persons are invited to attend.  Topics of discussion at this free public information event will include elections. For more information, call   Ellen Haase (719) 687-1813



Fall Activity Festival. The Ute Pass Social Club of Teller County will host a Fall Activity Festival to demonstrate many club activities such as hiking, luncheons, needle crafts, card games, and others onOct. 8, 2013 from 1 to 4 PM. It will be held at Cathedral Ridge Conference Center , Highway 67, north of Woodland Park. Members, both current and new, as well as interested ladies in the area are welcome. Demonstrations, activities, conversation, door prizes and pie will be featured. The event is free. Reservations for the event can be made to Mary Ann (687 1773) or Danna Weber by Sept 30.Come meet new friends and join great activities in the Teller area.

Western Author/Singer/Songwriter Jim Jones will perform at the Woodland Park Public Library on Oct. 8 at 6:30pm.  For more information call 687-9281×103

Central City Creepy Crawl. Explore Central City’s most infamous haunts with free walking tours of the town’s ghostly hot spots.  The fifth annual Creepy Crawl includes creepier stories and new, eerie destinations with a host of supernatural sightings.  The 60 minute walking tours are hosted by The Gilpin Historical Society. It is scheduled for four Saturdays in Oct – Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26. The tours leave at 7 p.m. and then every 20 minutes until 9:40 p.m. The tours leave from the side entrance of Century Casino on Gregory Street. For more information

Cascade Chili Supper. The Cascade Volunteer Fire Department will be sponsoring its annual chili supper and we encourage all residents to join us in order to promote National Fire Safety Month and discuss how we can better protect our community. The annual Chili Supper will be held on Saturday October 12th  at the Cascade Fire House, 8015 Severy Avenue Cascade, CO 80809 (Hwy 24 west of Manitou Springs at the light in Cascade) from 4 to 8 p.m. Activities include Fire Safety Information, Flood Information, Living in a Wildland Urban Interface, and How to Mitigate Wildland Hazards. There will also be a Free Chili Supper, Raffle, Silent Auction and Children’s Jump house and other fun and educational activities For additional Information or to donate, please contact 719.641-3691.

Museum Benefit Auction. Tava (Ute for Pikes Peak) commands the eastern horizon of Teller County, and is a constant reminder of the First Nation of people in this region. Pikes Peak Historical Society, headquartered in Florissant, honors this heritage each year by helping the Ute to return to their homelands. The Pikes Peak Historical Society is holding a benefit auction at 2:00 pm at the Florissant Library on Saturday, October 12. Merchants and residents throughout Teller County have donated everything from dinners for two, weekend getaways, gems and minerals of the region, crafts and artwork.  These, and more, will be auctioned in a fun-filled afternoon at the Florissant Library, located at 334 Circle Drive next to the Community Park in Florissant .  Hot, spiced cider, coffee, juice and popcorn will be provided free. There is no admission to the auction.  Items will be available for viewing at 12 p.m. prior to the auction.  For more information, please call 719-748-3562.

Taste of Teller. The third annual Taste of Teller, with participating vendors consisting of 15 major restaurants and food outlets in the area, will be held at the Shining Mountain Golf Club on Oct. 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Stargazers Annual Blues and Brews Oktoberfest. Join us for Stargazers 1st Annual Blues and Brews Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Stargazers Theatre in Colorado Springs. Three of the hottest blues bands along the front range…. Jack Hadley Band from the Denver area, Jeremy Vasquez and the 11 Mile Band and the Jake Loggins Band – all in one show – Incredible! We will be offering some incredible brews to go with the incredible blues and also on the menu ? Incredibly yummy Oktoberfest style treats like plates of Bratwurst, Sauerkraut and Potato Salad – all at very reasonable Stargazer’s prices. For more information, call 476-2200.

A Tribute to Our Veterans. The Ute Pass Historical Society, in conjunction with the Woodland Park Public Library, presents A Tribute to our Local World War II Veterans, an exhibit featuring vintage artifacts, photographs, and vignettes of two soldiers from the Pikes Peak region who served our country during the war years.The exhibit is on display on the Library’s second floor, near the Colorado Room, and runs through November. For more information, call UPHS at 719.686.7512 or via e mail

Food Pantry Fundraiser. A fundraiser to help support the Church in the Wildwood Food Pantry in Green Mountain Falls will be held on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church. There will be lots of great items for sale, and they are locally made.  In addition, the event will feature a silent auction.  Come and support the Wildwood Food Pantry. Call 684-9427 for more details.

A Cup of Christmas Tea. On Saturday, November 2, a “A Cup Of Christmas Tea” will be held in the Aspen Mine Cener in Cripple Creek. Hosts/Hostesses are needed. Tickets are $15, limited seating. Contact Kathi at 659-3599 or

Free Park Fee Weekend The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will offer a free weekend in November Veterans Day Weekend (November 9-11). To learn more about fee-free days in all 400 national park units around the country, go to Please call (719) 748-3253 for further information and weather updates. Follow us on Twitter at @FlorissantNPS and on Facebook/FlorissantNPS or visit the park’s website at

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This program is based on the Wisdom teachings of Archangel Michael. For more information email Jimena at or call 719-306-0772. Classes offered in English and Spanish.


Manitou Springs Happenings

Manitou Emergency Recovery Fund. In the wake of recent flooding generated by runoff from the Waldo Canyon burn scar, the Manitou Springs community has established the Manitou Emergency and Recovery Fund through the Pikes Peak Community Foundation (PPCF) to support emergency relief as well as short-term and long-term recovery efforts. Funds raised will be used to benefit non-profits and other agencies providing support to residents and businesses impacted by flooding, as well as benefit business recovery activities and infrastructure improvements. PPCF is underwriting all of the administrative costs associated with the Fund. Donations made to the fund are tax-deductible and can be made by check payable to PPCF – Manitou Emergency and Recovery Fund (ME&RF) and mailed or hand-delivered to:Pikes Peak Community Foundation, 730 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829  iManitou,354 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829On-line giving will be available soon. For more information contact Marcy Morrison at 719-685-5089 or via email at