Almanac For Week Of April 1st

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Tuesday, April 1

Green Mountain Falls Election.  The city of Green Mountain Falls will hold its municipal election on April 1 and it will consist of a polling place vote at town hall (the Joyland Church facility) from 7am to 7pm. Call 719-684-9414.  Voters will decide on a mayor and three trustees.  

Main Street Meeting. The City of Woodland Park is hosting a District Assessment visit conducted by Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI. Findings of the Community Assessment will be presented to the community on Tuesday, 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. 719-678-5204 
Wednesday, April 2 
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.
Meeting Cancellation.  Due to a lack of agenda items, the Cripple Creek City Council meeting, scheduled for April 2, has been cancelled.
Thursday, April 3
TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, the original nonprofit weight-loss group is an educational support group providing weekly weigh-ins and programs to help members make positive changes in the role food plays in their lives.  Local chapter meets every Thursday at 10 a.m. in Green Mountain Falls at the Church of the Wildwood.  Evelyn 719-748-8383.  
  
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 City Council will meet on April 3 at 7pm in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.
Friday, April 4
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.
The Long Run, “Colorado’s Tribute to The Eagles,” will perform at the Stargazers Theatre in Colorado Springs on the evening of April 4.  visit www.stargazerstheatre.com.
Saturday, April 5
Snowshoe outing. Mueller State Park is offering a number of free programs this month, but a parks pass must be on your vehicle to enter the park. A $7 daily pass or $70 annual pass is available. 719-227-5211. On Saturday, April 5 join Mueller volunteer naturalists Joe and Felicia Mendygral on the final snowshoe outing of their three part series. Go for a three mile loop and learn about avalanche safety and how to build a snow shelter. Dress in layers, bring plenty of water, two power snacks and a lunch. The outing begins at 10am at the Visitors Center. 

Sunday, April 6
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. 
Open Gym Volleyball will be held on April 6 at Cresson Elementary in Cripple Creek from 4 to 6pm.  719-689-3514. 
Ongoing
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 5pm, 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. 

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 3:30pm for only $5. 

Links time. The Shining Mountain Golf Course in Woodland Park is now open for play. In addition, the club’s Mountain View Bar and Grill is open seven days a week. 719-687-7587.
Upcoming
Woodland Park election. 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.

Community Holistic Healing Day.  Scheduled for 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.or e-mail at wholisticnetworkingcommunity@gmail.com
The Teller County Republicans will meet on April 8, 7 pm at the Pikes Peak Community Club in Divide.  Cynthia Coffman will be the guest speaker.

Local Author Showcase. Hear from six local authors of children’s, young adult, and adult books talk about the writing process and why they wrote the books they did during a presentation scheduled for April 9 at the Woodland Park Public Library. Have a chance to ask questions, buy books, and meet some of the community’s local authors.  719-687-9281 x103.

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, 2:00pm, Celinda Reynolds Kaelin will talk about her journey to save the Ute trees. This Chautauqua  is presented as a public service by the Pikes Peak Historical Society at the Florissant Library.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served.  719-749-3562.

Book discussion and a movie. Book Worms will discuss the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey on April 16, 10:30am at the Florissant Public Library.  A potluck lunch will follow and a viewing of the movie will be shown.  719-748-3939.

Easter Egg Hunt. The Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 19, noon to 3pm. 719-689-3514.
Craft Sale. Lake George Charter School will host a Craft Sale on April 19, 9 am 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 Teller County website.
Muzzle Loaders. The Ute Trail Muzzle Loaders shoot and meet the last Saturday of each month in Victor. 719-684-7780.