Almanac For Week Of October 15th


Tuesday , Oct. 15

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

Green Mountain Falls Town Hall Manager Update. The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will host a special meeting on Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. in the temporary town hall (Joyland Church facility). Representatives from Colorado Municipal League and the state Division of Local Affairs will outline details of a town manger structure of government. The board of trustees will also have their regular meeting at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 16

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

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.

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 Oct. 16 at 4:45 p.m. at the CC council chambers in city hall for a workshop regarding the 2014 rodeo. The council will then have its regular council meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Trash update. The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Park Council Chambers, next to city hall. The council will discuss the initial reading of permit requests and ordinances for Teller County Waste regarding expanded business operations and a new recycling center. See related story in TMJ.

Friday, Oct. 18

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
Saturday, Oct. 19

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

Martini Shot and Solas. The Stargazers Theatre in Colorado Springs will showcase The Martini Shot on Saturday, Oct. 19, with a doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show starting at 8 p.m. The Martini Shot is a popular six-piece pop-rock band from Southern Colorado, now celebrating their 10th year anniversary. And on Oct. 24, Celtic and folk music fans will receive a rare treat with the return of Solas, a Irish American band, dubbed as one of the top Celtic acts in the world. Solas performs age-old Celtic tunes and some amazing originals and even unique versions of popular pop/folk songs from the likes of Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead. The doors open for the Solas show at 6 p.m. Oct. 24. For more information, call 476-2200.
Sunday, Oct. 20

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

Patoto Soup Supper. The Potato Soup Supper sponsored by Ute Pass Historical Society and held at the Pikes Peak Community Club, with the dinner starting at 5:30 p.m., will be held on Oct. 25. This annual tradition and fundraising event for UPHS celebrates the agricultural, ranching and railroad heritage of the Ute Pass area. This year, UPHS is pleased to announce that long-time Woodland Park resident Larry Black will present Pikes Peak’s Shadow, a history of Teller County from its early ranching and lumbering days through the discovery of gold in Cripple Creek and the railroad era. The program is based on a video of the same name created in 1999 to commemorate Teller County ’s Centennial celebration. For more information, please contact UPHS at 686.7512.

Halloween Spookfest. Come get wrapped up in the fun on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Halloween Spookfest at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, which will be decked out for the occasion. The festivities feature a Haunted House, Halloween Carnival with prizes for all, Madame Lorac the Fortune Teller, a Halloween Bounce House and games and crafts for all. The event is hosted by the city of Woodland Park and the Woodland Park Boy Scouts. For more information, call 687-5284.

Fall Family Fun Fest. The Ute Pass Triangle Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Fall Family Fun Fest on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Marcroft Hall, 9105 Chipita Park Road from 4 to 7 p.m. Activities include two 20-minute magic shows performed by local magician Inspector Magic at 4:45 and 5:30. There will also be a photo booth including dress-up props for kids of all ages. We’ll have treats, games and prizes for kids and music will be provided by the Lazy Ol’ Dogs. A spaghetti dinner is included. The cost is $2 per person, $5/families or free with a nonperishable food donation for the Church in the Wildwood Food Pantry. Costumes are encouraged. For questions or details, call Lynda at 684-7795.

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.

Lake George Halloween Carnival. Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Lake George Charter School. The festivities include fun, food and prizes, along with carnival games, a cake walk, spooky bingo, a bounce house, dunk tank and snack bar. The 36th annual carnival is presented by the Lion’s Pride.

Halloween Concert. On Sunday, Oct 27 at 3 p.m., First Christian Church at 16 East Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs will present “Hope in the Darkness: a Halloween Concert.” This will feature the Chamber Singers of the Colorado Springs Chorale, directed by Kimberley Schultz. The program will include music from serious to silly, from classical to spirituals, by Byrd, Mendelssohn and Rene Clause. A free will offering will be taken.

Trick or Treat Street. Participating businesses of Victor welcome trick or treaters and their guardians to drop by for candy and sweet treats on the evening of Halloween between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This year, enjoy pumpkin bowling and trick or treating with your kiddos along Victor Avenue.

Halloween Boozaar. The city of Cripple Creek’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a its annual Boozaar and Trunk or Treat festival on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the June Hack Community Center. The purpose of this event is to provide a fun and safe environment for children and adults. This is a great opportunity to still see all the costumes and not miss out on all the fun the evening holds. Please come dressed in your Halloween Best, decorate the trunk of your vehicle, stock it with your treats to hand out. All treats must be purchased and store packed. There will be a prize for the best decorated trunk. In addition, the event will feature carnival games and plenty of activities.

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.

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Manitou Springs Happenings

Manitou Springs Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Parade. This legendary event, which has commanded national media attention, is scheduled for Oct. 26 in the 800 block of Manitou Avenue. In the past, as many as 50 competitive teams have raced in this event that celebrates the legacy of Emma Crawford. The races and festivities will start at noon and continue to about 3 p.m. A free, complimentary shuttle is available. For more information, visit the website of the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce.