Almanac For Week Of November 18th


Tuesday, Nov. 19

Enjoy a free lunch with Dr. Rick. Enjoy a free lunch with Dr. Richard Malyszek, General Surgeon/Chief of Staff today from 11:30am-12:30pm at PPRH.  “Dr. Rick” is happy to field any questions and will share information on Colonoscopy, Laparoscopy, Trauma Surgery and much more! This Senior Circle event takes place in the PPRH Cafeteria Meeting Room and reservations are required due to limited seating. Karen Earley 719-686-5802 or email to
The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet today at 7pm in the temporary town hall at the Joyland Church facility. Bring your boxing gloves. 

Wednesday, Nov. 20
The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45am at the Mangia Mangia restaurant in Woodland Park. 687-5534.
The Timberline Artists meet at 10am every Wednesday 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 Nov 20 at 5:30pm in the council chambers at city hall. 

Thursday, Nov. 21
The Woodland Park City Council will meet Nov. 21 at 7pm in the council chambers next to city hall.   
Friday, Nov. 22
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Library. 719-687-0418.
Free Tai Chi. Participate in free Tai Chi sessions at the Woodland Park Library every Friday at 9am.  Use the Midland entrance on the lower level. Classes are co-sponsored by Teller County Health. Beginning and intermediate classes are offered. The intermediate classes occur at 10am. 719-687-9281 for details. The Florissant Public Library offers free Tai Chi classes on Mondays at the same times. 719-748-3939.

Saturday, Nov. 23
Historical Society Open House. The Ute Pass Historical Society will host an open house, construction permitting, at the UPHS Gift Shop from 10am to 2 pm. The Gift Shop has a wide ranging selection of books, including many cook books as well as 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.
Turkey Bonanza Puppets and Storytime.  Bring the family and join the festivities at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park. 
The Christmas Gift Shop at the Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek is in great need of craft items and other goods.  Money will be used for Christmas assistance.   Mary 719-689-3584, ext. 3.
Food for Overdue Book 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 donated item is worth up to $1 in library fines.  No cash value. Woodland Park Library 719-687-9281 and Florissant Library 748-3939.

Mountain Artists Holiday Show and Sale. This annual event is scheduled to take place at the Ute Pass Cultural Center on Saturday, Nov. 30 during daytime hours.  In addition, the Shop Small Business Saturday promotion will occur throughout Woodland Park. 
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. 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. 719-686-7512.
Lights of Love. The 25th annual Lights of Love Celebration of Love ceremony will be held Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6pm in the Ute Pass Cultural Center.  Sponsored by Prospect Home Care and Hospice, this allows the community to honor and respect our loved ones. The event also features refreshments, music and reading of names of those we honor and remember, and the tree lighting. 687-0549. 
Lighter Side of Christmas Parade Festivities. The 25th anniversary of the Lighter Side of Christmas Parade, with a “That’s All Folks,” theme will take place in downtown Woodland Park on Dec. 7, starting at 6pm.  Earlier in the day, the Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa will occur at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, from 8:30am to 11am. 
Craft Fair.  A Craft Fair will be held at The Sewing Room, 8815 W. Hwy. 24 in Cascade, on Dec. 7 from 10am to 4pm.  The event will benefit local families at Christmas by providing food, gifts and a handmade lap quilt made by the quilters at the sewing room. Rachel 303-553-6625.
Bluegrass Music Concert. On Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7:30pm, First Christian Church at 16 East Platte Ave. Jake Schepps and the Expedition Quartet will be performing traditional bluegrass 719-633-8888. 
Find Ray Contest. Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company General Manager Ray DuBois faces off with economic revitalization challenges in Victor, Colorado. These efforts are part of the Gold Mine’s strategy to support the City of Victor’s economic revitalization through participation in the Main Street Program.  The challenge is to “Find Ray!”  Each month citizens and visitors are encouraged to pick up a copy of the city’s newsletteror subscribe to the newsletter email list, where the monthly photograph of Ray DuBois is published.  There will be a new photo of Ray’s likeness each month posing in a different downtown business.  Participants can then submit the name of the business where they believe the photograph was taken to enter a drawing for a chance to win a T-shirt.  Entry forms are located at the Claim Jumper and must be submitted by the 25th of each month.  To be included on the City of Victor’s email list, please email
Colorado Gives Day. The Victor Lowell Thomas Museum in Victor will participate in Colorado Gives Day 2013. This is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving to Colorado charities. Presented by Community First Foundation and First Bank, this is a 24-hour opportunity to “Give where you live” by making online donations to the hundreds of charities featured on The museum is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to acquire funds for the installation of a heating system. The heating system will also make it possible to provide a better temperature control for the museum’s sensitive artifacts such as historic newspaper, photographs, and mining artifacts.

Manitou Springs Happenings
Holiday Tour. On Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1pm-5:00pm five local Bed & Breakfast Inns and four historic churches will open their doors for the 19th Annual Holiday Tour.  Sponsored by the Old Colorado City Historical Society, the event will benefit this non-profit organization and its 1890 History Center. The self-guided tour will take you through beautiful properties lovingly converted to Inns and located in the Old Colorado City historic district in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. They range in style from Queen Anne Victorian to Arts and Crafts to Upscale Contemporary with varied decorating styles.  Tickets available in person  at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th Street, Colorado Springs or by phone at 719-636-1225 or visit