Almanac For Week Of March 4th


Tuesday, March 4

The Night Circus. The WP Bookclub will discuss the book The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern on March 4 at 10:30 am in the Woodland Park Public Library.  No registration necessary.  719-687-9281×103.

Marshal Debate. Green Mountain Falls will hold a workshop on March 4 at 6:30 pm regarding the need for a town marshal (or the lack of a need) at the temporary town hall facility (Joyland Church).  Following the workshop, the trustees will hold their regular meeting.  The trustees are scheduled to set a date for a future special election regarding a proposed recall and referendum.

Caucus Tuesday. Both the Teller Democrat and Republican parties will hold party caucuses on the evening of March 4, starting at 7 pm. This is when delegates are selected for the county assemblies and straw polls are conducted for various races.  For questions about Teller County Democratic Party, please contact Mrs. Ellen Haase 719-687-1813.  The Teller Republicans will meet at a variety of locations throughout the county. For details, visit the Teller County government’s main website, or call Carol Soderstrom of the Central Committee at 719-291-7182.

Wednesday, March 5 
The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45am in Denny’s Restaurant in Woodland Park. 

A Yoga Class will be held at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation on Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30pm at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation throughout the winter for $7.

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on March 5 at 5:30 pm in the city council chambers at city hall.

Thursday, March 6
The Woodland Park City Council will meet on March 6 at 7pm in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall. 

Friday, March 7
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Library. 719-687-0418.

You Are What You Eat Roundtable discussion with registered dietitian Sara Taylor will be held on March 7 at 2pm in the Woodland Park Public Library.  Learn about how to maintain a balanced diet even with limitations and allergies.  719-687-9281 x103.

Roller Skating. Enjoy roller skating at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation from 1 to 4 pm for only $2, skates included, on Fridays throughout the winter. 719-689-3514

Archery League Shooting will be held at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation from 5 to 8pm on Fridays throughout the month. The cost is $5. Pot Luck Buffet table is free if you bring a dish to share.

Saturday, March 8 
Vaccination Clinic. The Cascade Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its Annual Vaccination Clinic on March 8 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Cascade Fire House, 8015 Severy Avenue in Cascade.  Vaccinations include Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella, Influenza and Feline leukemia virus (FeLV).  Rabies continues to threaten our community and proof of rabies vaccination is require in all surrounding counties. 719-641-3691.

South Park Ice Masters. The  final  contest for the Cabela Classic Ice Fishing Tournament at Eleven Mile Reservoir is the South Park Ice Masters, dubbed the “Marina March Madness” on March 8. visit or call 719-748-0317. 

Snowshoe Series. Join Mueller volunteer naturalists, Joe and Felicia Mendygral, as they begin a new snowshoe series on March 8 at Visitor Center of Mueller State Park. Attend this introductory session at the Mueller State Park Visitor Center/Wapiti Nature Trail for a short one mile snowshoehike. Learn about equipment, what to wear and pack, as well as how to create a repair kit. Joe and Felicia will also cover trail courtesy, walking and maneuvering on snowshoes and how to get up from a fall. For those who do not have snowshoes yet, please call the park for information about where to rent equipment. The series continues Saturday, March 22 and Saturday, April 5. 

Sunday, March 9
Open Gym Volleyball will be held March 9 at Cresson Elementary in Cripple Creek from 4 to 6pm. 689-3514. 

Anti-Aging Stretch Workout for Women will be held at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation from 10:30 to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the month for only $5.  

Early Drugstores of the Ute Pass. The Ute Pass Historical Society, in conjunction with the Pikes Peak Regional Medical Foundation, presents “Early Drugstores of the Ute Pass.”The drugstore is a unique American invention.  Not only was it a source of drugs and health-related items, the American drugstore was also a meeting spot, a lunch place, and a community social center. 719-686-7512 or email at

Free Tai Chi sessions are offered at the Woodland Park Library every Friday morning. Beginning Class meets at 9am and the Intermediate Class meets at 10am. Use the Midland entrance on the lower level. Classes are co-sponsored by Teller County Health. 719-687-9281. The Florissant Public Library offers free Tai Chi classes on Mondays at the same times. 719-748-3939.

You Are What You Eat: Shopping on a Budget with Mountain Naturals Community Market. Find out how to shop health on a budget with Laurie Glauth of Mountain Naturals Community Market during a presentation on March 14 at 3 pm in the Woodland Park Public Library.  She will provide tips and tricks to choosing healthy options while still pinching pennies.  687-9281×103.

Break out the Led. Zoso, The Ultimate Led Zepplin Experience, will perform at Stargazers Theatre in Colorado Springs the weekend of March 14-15, with the doors opening at 6:30 pm both nights. Zoso tours internationally with this tribute, and one of the band members, John McDaniel (who plays Jimmy Page), is a Woodland Park resident. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute band. It’s about touching a golden era in music. 719-476-2200.

Four Mile ES Open House Day. We are looking for community members interested in training to be medics, auxiliary members, fundraisers and/or fire fighters. Are we looking for you?  Come find out on Sunday March 16 from 11 – 2 at Four Mile Station 1 on Teller 11. Fun and refreshments. Visit

Book Worms Club. Join the discussion of the book Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo on March 19 at 10:30 am at the Florissant Public Library. 748-3939

Kiwanis Bingo.  The Shining Mountain Golf Club will host the Kiwanis Bingo the second and fourth Thursdays at 6:30pm. 719-687-7587

Manitou Springs Happenings
Jailbirds for Justice: Women Suffragettes of Colorado Springs. Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Old Colorado City History Center (1 South 24th Street, Old Colorado City) on March 14. Chris Nicoll, the director of Pikes Peak History Symposium, will present a program outlining stories surrounding 500 courageous women who were arrested and sent to jail for demanding that women be allowed to vote between 1917 and 1919.  This movement featured several prominent feminists from Colorado Springs. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. 719-636-1225 or visit