Almanac For Week Of March 26th


A Spring Break Kids Camp is scheduled by the Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation from now to March 28 from 7:15am to 6:30pm daily.  The activities include a trip to chuck E Cheese and swimming. 719-689-3514.

Wednesday, March 26 
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.
Town Hall Meetings. Sheriff Mike Ensminger will continue a series of town hall meetings this week, with a meeting 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 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. 719-687-9652. 
Thursday, March 27
The Teller County Commissioners will meet on March 27 at the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek at 9:15am. 
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.
Kiwanis Bingo.  The Shining Mountain Golf Club will host the Kiwanis Bingo on March 27 at 6:30pm. 719-687-7587
The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on March 27 at 7pm in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, March 28
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Library. 719-687-0418.
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.
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. Call 719-291-7182.  

Saturday, March 29 
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. 
Muzzle Loaders. The Ute Trail Muzzle Loaders shoot and meet the last Saturday of each month in Victor. The meeting for this month is March 29. Call 719-684-7780 for specific details.
Sunday, March 30
Open Gym Volleyball will be held on March 23 at Cresson Elementary in Cripple Creek from 4 to 6pm.  719-689-3514.  
The Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum is located in Florissant at 18033 Teller County Road #1, across from the Florissant Post Office.   During March and April, the Museum is open from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.   From Memorial Day until Labor Day, the Museum is open Friday, Saturday, and Monday from 10am to 4pm, and on Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.   For more information, call 748-8259

Creek Fitness Center. Every Day Monday thru Saturday 7:30 to 7:30, and Sunday noon to 5 pm workout in the Fitness Center at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation for only $14 per month membership.  Silver Sneaker Memberships are FREE for qualifying seniors. Call 719-689-3514. 

Anti-Aging Stretch Workout for Women. These sessions are scheduled for Mondays Mar 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28, and Wednesdays Mar 26 and April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation from 2 to 3:30 pm for only $5. Call 689-3514.  

Municipal Elections.  The cities of Green Mountain Falls and Woodland Park will hold their municipal elections.  The election in GMF will be held on April 1 and will consist of a polling place vote at town hall (the Joyland Church facility) from 7am to 7pm.  719-684-9414. Voters will decide on a mayor and three trustees.  The election in Woodland Park is scheduled for April 8 and will consist of a mail-in ballot format.  Voters will decide on a mayor and three council members, along with a ballot issue. 719-687-9246. 
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 7pm 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 on Tuesday, April 1 at 6pm at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. 719-678-5204
Woodland Park Book Club.  Join in the discussion of Light on Snow by Anita Shreve at the Woodland Park Book Club.  The discussion will be held at the Woodland Park Library on April 1 at 10:30am.  No registration necessary. 719-687-9281 x103

Classical Concert. On Sunday, April 6 at 3pm, First Christian Church at 16 E. Platte Avenue is presenting Springs Camerata, a chamber ensemble of stringed instruments and harpsichord.  The program will feature Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 4; Georg Phillip Telemann’s Viola Concerto in G Major with Margaret Miller, violist; Franz Schubert’s Overture in C Minor; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue; and Gerald Finzi’s Prelude for Strings.  A free will offering will be taken. 

Community Holistic Healing Day.  April 8, 10am to noon at 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. 719-687-6823
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Saving the trees. Ute Indians inhabited the Pikes Peak region for thousands of years before the invasion of Americans from the east.  However, their impact on the environment was negligible, and evidence of their presence is difficult to find.  Fortunately, they left thousands of culturally scarred trees, living artifacts, as silent witnesses.  On Sunday, April 13, Celinda Reynolds Kaelin will talk about her journey to save these trees at the old Florissant Library. This Chautauqua (free program) is presented as a public service by the Pikes Peak Historical Society at the Florissant Library, Sunday April 13 at 2:00pm.  Admission is free and refreshments are served. 719-749-3562.

Easter Egg Hunt. The Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 19 from noon to 3pm.  719-689-3514.
Craft Sale. Lake George Charter School will host a Craft Sale on April 19 from 9am to 2pm. 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. 719-748-3911 or 719-687-0178.
Gardening and Landscaping Tips. The Colorado Master Gardeners of Teller County will host six classes starting on April 24 and running for six consecutive Thursdays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Woodland Park Public Library.  The first class will focus on proper seed starting techniques and timing.  We will also provide you with information on when to plant your vegetables and the varieties we have had success growing. 719-686-7961 or visit the county government’s website.