Almanac For Week Of October 8th


Tuesday , Oct. 8

Eye Institute Presentation. Join us on Tuesday, October 8, 11:45 to 1 p.m. for a presentation by Dr. Neha Patel of the Lee Eye Institute. The event will take place at the Woodland Park Senior Citizens Center at 312 N. Center St., Woodland Park. Senior Circle members, Senior Club members and the public are invited to attend. This is a potluck, so bring a dish and the hospital is providing baked ham. Dr. Patel specializes in ocular plastics and facial surgery. She treats eyelid disorders, blocked tear ducts, dry eyes, diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Please rsvp to Karen Earley at 686-5802 or to the Senior Center at 719-687-3877.

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 on Oct. 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 Schroeder (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

The Teller County Republican Central Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Pikes Peak Community Club Center in Divide at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 9

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, Oct. 10
The Teller County commissioners will meet at 9:15 a.m. on Oct. 10 in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek. The commissioners will hear a presentation of the 2014 budget.

AARP Driver Safety Course. The Woodland Park Public Library will host a AARP Driver’s Safety Course on Oct. 10 from 9a.m. to1 p.m. AARP members cost is $12. The cost for non-AARP members is $14. Call 687-9281×103 for information.

Trash showdown. The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Park Council Chambers, next to city hall. The commission will address a number of permit issues pertaining to the future plans of Teller County Waste for an expanded operation in Woodland Park and for housing a community recycling center. See related story in TMJ.
Friday, Oct. 11

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.

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. 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 and Saturday 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

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.

Saturday, Oct. 12

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.

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.

Holistic Wellness. The Wholistic Networking Community invites you to meet area practitioners and learn about holistic wellness on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 11-12:30 at the Rampart Public Library in Woodland Park. “Wholistic” in our name includes all who pursue conscious living, a healthy lifestyle and desire a peaceful, natural world. Be sure to mark your calendars for our regular meetings on the third Tuesday of every month. Our presenter, Gay Anne Liberty, will explore sound and vibrational healing. Scientific studies show that sound can produce changes in the autonomic, immune and endocrine systems. Experience her magical crystal bowls for more than just meditation! Please RSVP to Barbara Royal at 719-687-6823 or

Book Worms Book Club will meet on Oct. 16 at 10:30am at the Florissant Public Library. The book “An Available Man” by Hilma Wolitzer will be discussed. Call 748-3939 for information.

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. Future tours are scheduled for Oct. 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 visit

Chance to be on stage. Auditions for the Butte Theater’s annual Christmas Show will be held on Sunday October 20th and Monday October 21st, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Butte Theater. All ages will be considered. No need to bring audition material as you will be asked to read from the Christmas script. Young prospective performers (12 and under) are asked to be accompanied by an adult. For further information call 719-689-6402.

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 at

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.
Christmas Boutique. The holidays are quickly approaching! The Rocky Mountain Christmas Boutique is your one stop shop for unique handcrafted items and homemade food gifts sure to impress anyone. All proceeds benefit CHOICES, thanks to a generous sponsorship from PEAK INTERNET. This event will be held at the Ute Pass Cultural Center on Friday, Nov 1st from Noon to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov 2nd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Christine Lukasavige at 428-5686.

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

Holiday Bazaar. Help U Club will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar at the Florissant Grange Hall on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Breakfast: Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Lunch: Homemade Chicken and Noodles. The event will feature Crafters, Bake Sale and Raffle of Quilt. Please Come Join in the Fun “Help Us Help Others.” For more information, contact Joan (President) at 689-2486.

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