Almanac For Week Of March 12th


Wednesday, March 12

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 Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30pm at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation throughout the winter for only $7.


Thursday, March 13

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on March 13 at 9:15am in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek.

 Meals at the Victor Community Center at 2nd and Portland. Sponsored by Golden Circle Nutrition – Held every Thursday, Monday and Tuesday from noon to 1 pm. Seniors $2.25; Others $6.50. Call 719-689-8063 for more information. This is a non-profit program, and donations are welcome.

 The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on March 13 at 7pm in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.

 Friday, March 14

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

You Are What You Eat: Shopping on a Budget with Mountain Naturals Community Market. Find out how to shop healthy on a budget with Laurie Glauth of Mountain Naturals Community Market during a presentation on March 14 at 3pm in the Woodland Park Public Library.  She will provide tips and tricks to choosing healthy options while still pinching pennies.  No registration necessary.  719-687-9281×103.

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

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

Partake in FREE SOUP Fridays at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Everyone is welcome.719-689-3514.

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 6:30pmboth 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. 719-476-2200.

Saturday, March 15 

Pancake Breakfast. A Pancake Breakfast will be hosted by the Woodland Park Senior Citizens Club on Saturday, March 15.  It includes all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, link sausage, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee or tea for only $6.  Kids 6 and under eat free.  No reservations required.  The Senior Club is located at 312 North Center Street, directly behind City Hall.  Door opens at 7:30 am. 719-687-3877 or719-339-0954.

County Republican Assembly.  The Teller Republican Party will feature their GOP County Assembly on March 15 at Cresson Elementary, starting at 9am.  This assembly is when party leaders select their top picks for the candidates of various county offices and conduct other business. 

Irish Dance Performances. Enjoy some traditional Irish Dancing on March 15 with performances of the Mountain Erie DanceSchool. They will perform at the Florissant Public Library at10:30am and at the Woodland Park Public Library at 2pm. 719-687-9281×103

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations.  A bevy of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, highlighted by parades and Irish festivities, will be held in Colorado Springs, Denver and Teller County throughout the weekend. On March 15, the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Colorado Springs, held downtown, begins atnoon. The celebration also incudes an annual 5K run at 10 am. The big parade in Denver begins at 19th and Wynkoop onMarch 15 at 9:30 am (near Union Station) and exits near Coors Field. It is the biggest St. Patty’s procession in the country, west of the Mississippi, and continues for hours.  Meanwhile, the McGinty’s Wood Oven Pub in Divide will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with bagpipers, singing and Irish fare featured all weekend. And on Sunday, March 16, don’t miss the McGinty’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, scheduled for 2 pm. A great Irish band will then play at 6 pm. For more information, call719-686-7703.     

Spaghetti Dinner. Florissant Fire Rescue is having a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 15 from 5  to 8pm at Station 1, located at 2606 Hwy 24 in Florissant. The dinner is open to the community and donations are appreciated. 719-748-3909.

Sunday, March 16

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 11am to 2pm at Four Mile Station 1 on Teller 11. Fun and refreshments.

Open Gym Volleyball will be held on March 9 at Cresson Elementary in Cripple Creek from 4 to 6pm.  719-689-3514.  


Hunting Clinic. A Hunting Clinic will be held at Cripple CreekParks and Recreation on March 18 from 6 to 9pm. 719-689-3514.

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.  No registration necessary.  For more information call 719-748-3939

A Woodland Park Candidates forum, sponsored by the Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce, will be held on March 19 at the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall, from 6 to 8pm.  719-687-9885 for more information

Community Theater. The Butte Theater in Cripple Creek will present a community show, “The Whole Shebang!” a night of four short plays presented by the best of local area actors. The show runs Thursday, March 20 at 7pm, Friday, March 21 at 7pm, Saturday, March 22 at 1pm and 7pm; and Sunday, March 23 at 1pm. All tickets are $6, first come, first seated. The show is directed by Rebecca Myers. 719-689-6402.

Nourish. A viewing of the movie Nourish followed by a discussion about community, gardening, and food will be held on Friday, March 21 at the Woodland Park Public Library.  This program is in partnership with The Harvest Center. 719-687-9281 x103.

Refuse to be a Victim.  A Refuse to be a Victim safety class will be held at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation on March 22 from 1 to 5pm. 719-689-3514

Teen Violence Awareness. Teller County Victim Assistance is recognizing Teen Violence Awareness Month with a two-hour event on March 22 from 10 am to noon at the Ute PassCultural Center. The event will focus on healthy relationships, featuring domestic violence survivor Angela Giles Klocke, who will share her personal story as well as awareness information. Angela can be reached at 719-313-8753.

Bach Celebration. On Sunday, March 23 at 3pm First Christian Church at 16 E. Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs is presenting their annual Bach Celebration Concert. A free will offering will be taken, and all are welcome to a reception hosted by the American Guild of Organists following the concert. or 719-633-8888.

A Spring Break Kids Camp is scheduled by the Cripple CreekParks and Recreation from March 24 to March 28 from 7:15am to 6:30pm

The activities include a trip to chuck E Cheese and swimming. 719-689-3514.

Teller County Lincoln Dinner. The Teller County Republican Party will have their annual Lincoln Dinner at the Shining Mountain Golf Course on March 28 starting at 6pm.  A buffet dinner will occur at 6:30, and the guest speaker is Andy Peth Please RSVP by March 20 at 5 pm by calling 719-291-7182. 

Estate Planning. Woodland Park Senior Center (312 North Center Street,Woodland Park) will host a FREE Fundamentals of Estate Planning with Ethan Rector, Attorney with the Law Office of Meg Goblet.  The presentation is scheduled for March 29, 9am to 11. Topics are Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, Probate, Guardianship and much more. 719-687-3877 or 719-339-0954 to sign up.

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

Muzzle Loaders. The Ute Trail Muzzle Loaders shoot and meet the last Saturday of each month in Victor. Call 719-684-7780 for specific details.

Winter Farmers Market. Come join us at the Woodland Park Winter Farmers Market on the second Saturday of each month from now through May, 9am to 1pm, inside at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. Shop for Winter harvest items, including fruits and vegetables, jams, eggs, organic meats, breads and pastries, dried beans and homemade salsas. Alpaca knits, holiday wreaths, wood products, skin care items and more. Hot food and drinks will be available. 719-689-3133

Manitou Springs Happenings

Jailbirds for Justice:  Women Suffragettes of Colorado Springs. Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Old Colorado CityHistory Center (1 South 24th Street, Old Colorado City) onMarch 14. Chris Nicoll, the director of Pikes Peak History Symposium, will present a program outlining courageous stories surrounding 500 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. – seating is limited.  Contact the History Center at 719-636-1225 or visit