Almanac For Week Of October 30th


almanacWednesday, Oct. 30

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

Food for Fines. The Woodland Park and Florissant public libraries want to help fill the Community Cupboard! Bring in one non-perishable food item and have up to $1 of your fines waived at either the Woodland Park Public Library or the Florissant Public Library. One item is equal to up to $1 in library fines. No cash value. This campaign kicks off this week. Call 687-9281 in Woodland Park and 748-3939 in Florissant for information.

Ghost Hunting Tales. Join the Colorado Springs Paranormal Society for an evening of ghost hunting tales at Woodland Park Public Library on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Program may not be suitable for younger patrons. Free and open to the public. For information call 687-9281×112

Thursday, Oct. 31

Pumpkin display. Get into the Halloween spirit at the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital and Surgery Center, which has 17 outrageous pumpkins in the lobby. as part of a pumpkin decorating contest. It also has lots of blood, too. This is a great opportunity to view the services available, such as the Senior Circle Program. For more information, call 686-5802.

Halloween Happenings. A variety of Oct. 31 Halloween festivities and costume contests, both for adults and kids, are planned at various locales, schools and public facilities, in addition to local bars/restaurants and casinos in the high county. For more information, visit

Friday, Nov. 1

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.

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.

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

Final Days for The Frozen Man. The Butte Theater in Cripple Creek is hosting the final week of its fall show, The Frozen Man and Halloween Olio, through 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

A Tribute to the Eagles. The Long Run, “Colorado’s Tribute to The Eagles,” which reproduces the Eagles’ hits with an organic 70s sound, accurate lead guitarists, multi-instrumentalists, and a lead-singing drummer, with perform at the Stargazers Theatre in Colorado Springs on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. The Long Run has played at many of Denver’s major festivals, including the Budweiser Event Center and Coors Field, as well as headlining casinos and fairs in Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico. For more information about the show, call 476-2200.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Cup of Christmas Tea. “A Cup Of Christmas Tea” will be held at the Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek, Saturday, November 2.Tickets will be $15. per person. You may attend individually, or by hosting a table and purchasing tickets for that table. Host/Hostesses will bring food and provide table service and duties for their free ticket. The luncheon starts at 11:30 and concludes at about 1:30. A program featuring “The Twelve Day Of Christmas” and history of Christmas Seals will tie in with the December event theme of “The Gift”. This is a fundraiser for the Gold Camp Christmas Event which is the second weekend in December with many activities planned for Dec. 12-14. For more information, call Kathi Pilcher, Gold Camp Christmas Coordinator at 659-3599 or


Chasing the Cure Exhibit. The Ute Pass Historical Society, in conjunction with the Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Foundation, presents Chasing the Cure: The TB Sanatorium in the Pikes Peak Region, featuring photographs, local history and anecdotes from Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. In the late 1800s, health-seekers flocked to Colorado with the hopes of finding a cure from the deadly disease then known as consumption. Many sought relief at local sanatoriums that offered fresh air and healthful living, such as the Bellvue, Cragmor, Glockner, and Woodmen of the World. Others were treated at less formal locations, such as the Woodland Hotel in Woodland Park . Some unfortunate sufferers succumbed to the false hopes promised by proprietary medicines that often contained deadly ingredients. The exhibit runs through November in the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital lobby. For more information, contact the Ute Pass Historical Society at 719-686-7512, via email at, or check our website at

Library Book Discussion The Woodland Park Public Library will be discussing the book “Where’d you go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple on Nov. 5 at 10:30 a.m. All adults are welcome! For information call 687-9281×103.

Mining Rescue Relived. On November 7th at 6:00 pm, the Western Museum of Mining and Industry in Monument is welcoming American drilling expert and team leader Jeff Hart for an exclusive lecture on his experience in rescuing the thirty-three trapped Chilean miners in 2010! The museum’s internationally unique Chilean Pod is a full scale replica (12.7 feet tall and weighing 1800 lbs) of the Fenix (or Phoenix) II capsule, and has become an iconic symbol of the dramatic 2010 rescue that saved the thirty-three Chilean miners who were trapped 2300 feet underground – as the world watched and worried. For more information, call 488-0880.

Red Kittle Kick-Off. The Salvation Army will be hosting their Annual Red Kettle-Kick Off Breakfast November 7th @ the Antlers Hilton Hotel doors open at 7 am and program starts @ 7:30-8:30 am. The Song Spinners will be singing from 7:10-7:30 . Come learn how The Salvation Army is Doing the Most Good. Please RSVP to Alice Henderson at 719.884.1038 or email@alice.henderson@usw.salvationarmy.c

The Red Kettle Bells start ringing on November 18. We would love to have your civic group, company, family, church group and friends volunteer to ring our bells to raise money to serve and meet the needs of the underprivileged in the area. Please contact Alma Scott @719.636-5266 or email @

Cowgirl Cookie and the Case of the Missing Chocolate Chips. Did you miss the live production of “Cowgirl Cookie and the Case of the Missing Chocolate Chips” by the Youth Summer Drama club in Florissant? Now is your chance to see it again on the big screen! A showing will take place on Saturday, November 9th at 1:30 at the Florissant Public Library! For more information call

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.,748-3939.

Piano Concert. On Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m., First Christian Church at 16 E. Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs and Amateur Pianists International are presenting pianist Thomas Maurice, winner of the 2005 API competition in Colorado Springs, performing music of the Romantic period by Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms. A free will offering will be taken, and all are invited to a reception at intermission. Works to be performed are: 32 Variations in c minor by Ludwig van Beethoven; Toccata by Robert Schumann; Apres une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata by Franz Liszt; and Sonata in f minor op. 5 by Johannes Brahms. For more information, call 633-8888.

Kid Curry’s Last Ride. Imagine that your great grandfather was a notorious outlaw. That he rode with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. And that he killed almost a dozen men, nine of them lawmen. This is the legacy that was left to Pueblo West author, Ann Williams, and now she is sharing her family’s story in Florissant. Ann Williams tells a great story from her family’s perspective. Adding a colorful flourish to the narrative, Ann “channels” Curry’s soiled-dove girlfriend for a “first person” account. Ann Williams’ program will be held at the Florissant Public Library, Sunday, November 17, at 2 p.m. This program is presented as a public service by the Pikes Peak Historical Society. Admission is free but seating is limited. Refreshments will be served, and a book signing will follow. For more information, call 719-748-3562.

Town Hall Meetings with the Sheriff. The final 2013 town hall gatherings with Sheriff Mike Ensminger are scheduled for Nov. 20 at the city hall in Victor, Nov. 21 at the Heritage Center in Cripple Creek and Nov. 25 at the city hall in Woodland Park. All meetings, which allow residents to ask direct questions, are scheduled for 5 p.m. For more information, call Renee Bunting at 687-9652, or 304-5815

Historical Society Open House. The Ute Pass Historical Society will host an open house on Nov. 23 (construction permitting) at the UPHS Gift Shop from 10 am to 2 pm. The Gift Shop has a wide ranging selection of books, including many cook books, jewelry, drums and much more! Refreshments will be served. The Gift Shop is located at the Museum Center in History Park, 231 E. Henrietta Avenue in Woodland Park, next to the Woodland Park Public Library.

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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

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT MIRAMONT CASTLE. This popular event, with the castle adorned in holiday décor, is scheduled from Nov. 22-24 in Historic Manitou Springs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Miramont Castle at 719-685-1011 or visit