Almanac For Week Of November 5th


Tuesday, Nov. 5

Woodland Park Building Services. The city of Woodland Park will host an open house on Nov. 5 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, starting at 6:30 p.m., to unveil details of the new partnership between the city and the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. See related story.

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the temporary town hall at the Joyland Church facility.

Wednesday, Nov. 6
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 has kicked off. Call 687-9281 or 748-3939.

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Nov. 6 at the council chambers in city hall for a 4 p.m. budget discussion and then hold their regular meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7
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. Call 488-0880.

Trash showdown. The Woodland Park City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers next to city hall. Capping the agenda is the final hearings for the expansion pursuit of Teller County Waste, which wants to increase its business operations and open a new recycling center. See related story in this week’s issue of TMJ.
Friday, Nov. 8

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.

Saturday, Nov. 9
Free Fee Days at Fossil Beds. The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument along with America’s 400 other national park units will offer everyone free admission during the Veterans Day weekend (November 9-11) in honor of those that serve and have served in the United States military. The Florissant Fossil Beds will offer special ranger guided programs on Saturday, November 9th throughout the day. The Veterans Day weekend is the last of the National Park Service entrance fee free days for 2013. For more information about the “Military Pass” program and other types of passes available visit or contact Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (719) 748- 3253.

Preserving historic mining structures. The Teller Historic and Environmental Coalition will host its annual meeting for members and guests on Saturday, November 9, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, at Community Partnership in Divide. A special program will be presented by Jane Mannon, Community Affairs Manager for the Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company, regarding the mine’s efforts to preserve historic mining structures in the district. A brief overview of T.H.E. Coalition’s major projects will also be given. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Sunday, Nov. 10
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 MauriceWorks 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.

Veterans Job Fair. In honor of our veterans, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center will host its annual Hire Vets First Job Fair on Tuesday, November 12, at the El Paso County Citizen Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. The fair will run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Veterans, transitioning service members and their spouses are invited to meet with 25 employers who want to hire veterans. A complete list of employers can be found on the Pikes Peak Workforce Center website at at the veterans tab.

Help needed for Christmas Shop. The Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek is in great need of goods (can be craft items) to offer at our Christmas Gift Shop. Monies will be used for Christmas assistance. Questions? Call Mary at 689-3584, ext. 3.

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

10th Anniversary Celebration. Come celebrate the Woodland Park Public Library being at their current location in Woodland Park for 10 years! Food, music, and fun for all ages! The celebration is scheduled for Nov. 16 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Woodland Park Public Library. For information call 687-9281×101.

Christmas in Divide. The Divide Chamber of Commerce will host its 22nd Annual “Christmas in Divide” craft fair on Saturday, November 16, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, in the Summit Elementary School gymnasium in Divide. In addition to a number of crafting vendors, Santa Claus will sit for pictures with guests beginning at 10:00 am. Entertainment will be provided by children attending Summit Elementary, as well as other artists. The craft fair is a major fund-raiser for the Chamber and helps the organizationto support their continuing promotion of the Divide community and its businesses, as well as support the ongoing renovation of the Midland Depot at Divide. For more information or to register for a craft booth, call 686-7605.

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