Almanac For Week Of March 18th


Tuesday, March 18

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


Wednesday, March 19

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


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 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.


The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on March 19 at 5:30 pm at the Council Chambers on the second floor of city hall.


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.


Thursday, March 20

 Meals at the Victor Community Center at 2nd and Portland. Sponsored by Golden Circle Nutrition – Held every Thursday, Monday and Tuesday fromnoon 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.


A Green Mountain Falls Candidates Forum will be held at the GMF Town Hall (Joyland Church) on March 20 from 6 to 8 pm. The forum will be moderated by Debbie Miller, president of the WP Chamber of Commerce.  Voters in GMF on April 1 will decide on the position of mayor and three trustee spots. For more information, call 719-684-9414.


The Woodland Park City Council will meet on March 20 at 7pmin the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.


Friday, March 21

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


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.


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 Parks and 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.


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.Saturday, March 22 

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 Pass Cultural 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.

Sunday, March 23

 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. or719-633-8888.


Open Gym Volleyball will be held on March 23 at Cresson Elementary in Cripple Creek from 4 to 6pm.  719-689-3514.  



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



 A Spring Break Kids Camp is scheduled by the Cripple Creek Parks 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.


Town Hall Meetings. Sheriff Mike Ensminger will hold a series of town hall meetings on March 24 at the WP Council Chambers, on March 26 in the Victor City Hall and on March 27 at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center.  The meetings on each evening are from 5 to 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 719-687-9652. 


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.


Main Street Invitation. The city of Woodland Park is pleased to announce the upcoming District Assessment visit conducted by Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) on March 31 – April 1. Please join the DCI team on Monday, March 31 at 7 pm at the Ute Pass Cultural Center.  Both residents and non-residents alike will be encouraged to share their vision and objectives for enhancing the commercial district to create a more walkable, sustainable, and economically viable commercial corridor. Findings of the Community Assessment will be presented to the community the following evening onTuesday, April 1 at 6 pm at the Ute Pass Cultural Center.  The city of Woodland Park and DCI encourage the attendance and engagement of elected officials, residents, local organizations, business owners and property owners to listen to and comment on recommendations to foster a dynamic and prosperous future. Call 6875204 for more information.


Community Holistic Healing Day.  Scheduled for April 8 from 10 am to noonat the Mountain View United Methodist Church, 1101 Rampart Range Road in Woodland Park Practitioners from the Wholistic Networking Community invite you to experience the benefits of holistic services on a first come, first served donation basis. You may choose from sound healing, hands on or no touch Reiki, essential oils, foot massage and chiropractic adjustments of nerve dysfunction. Teller County Safe Harbor, a Woodland Park non-profit, will be the beneficiary of your donations. Practitioner information can be found at Facebook page WNC – Wholistic Networking Community. Call 719-687-6823.

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Craft Sale. Lake George Charter School will host a Craft Sale on April 19 from 9 am to 2 pm. Crafters, creators, consultants and vendors are invited to participate. Booth space can be obtained for only $10.  The event is sponsored by the LGCS Lion’s Pride PTO.  For more information, call 719-748-3911 or 719-687-0178.


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 

Opening of “Historic Bridges of Manitou Springs.” Scheduled for March 21 from 5 to 9 pm, this exhibit kicks off the first of the 2014 3rd Friday Art Walk series in Manitou Springs! This newest exhibit at the Manitou Springs Heritage Center will feature beautiful, modern images of the historic bridges found throughout Manitou Springs by Photographer Tim Plass, and historic images and information relating to the role these structures have played in building the City. Historic Bridges of Manitou Springs will also include information on the history of flooding in the area; providing an historic perspective on the 2013 floods that impacted the community. For more information, visit the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce website.