Almanac For Week Of April 8th


Tuesday, April 8

Woodland Park election. The election in Woodland Park is scheduled for April 8 and will consist of a mail-in ballot format. Ballots must be turned in at city hall by 7 pm. Voters will decide on a mayor and three council members, along with a ballot issue. Call 719-687-9246.

Community Holistic Healing Day. Scheduled for April 8 from 10 am 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. Call 719-687-6823.or e-mail at

The Teller County Republicans will meet on April 8 at 7 pm at the Pikes Peak Community Club in Divide. Cynthia Coffman will be the guest speaker.

Wednesday, April 9

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

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. For more information call 687-9281 x103.

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, April 10

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on April 10 at 9:15 am in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek.

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. Call Evelyn at 748-8383 for more information.

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 April 10 at 7pm in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, April11

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.

Saturday, April 12

Spring outing. Mueller State Park is offering a number of free programs and hikes this month, during the weekends, but a parks pass must be on your vehicle to enter the park. A $7 daily pass or $70 annual pass is available. For more information, call 227-5211.

Sunday, April 13

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 at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 13th. Admission is free and refreshments are served. For more information call 749-3562.

Open Gym Volleyball will be held on April 13 at Cresson Elementary in Cripple Creek from 4 to 6 pm. 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.

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.

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. Call 719-687-7587.


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

Stargazing. Join the Florissant Fossil Beds for a series of stargazes that will explore the wonders and secrets of our dark sky. Each stargaze will begin with a 20-30 minute interpretive program in the Visitor Center, with unique topics ranging from native star stories to upcoming celestial events, and always preparing you for the sights to see that night. Following the program, we’ll step outside for 60-70 minutes of stargazing with telescopes, binoculars, and laser-guided tours of the stars and constellation. The first program scheduled for Friday, April 18 from 8 pm to 9:30 pm, and is entitled “Jupiter, Mars and More.” Additional programs are scheduled for May 23 and June 21. Please dress warmly, as evenings at the park’s high elevation can be cool even in the summer. Bring binoculars or a flashlight if you wish (red-filtered lights only please). Also, please note that viewing is weather-dependent, and takes place only if the sky is clear. Indoor presentations take place rain or shine. Admission for the program is the regular park entrance fee which is $3 per adult (16 years and older) children and federal pass holders are free. Please call (719) 748-3253 ext. 202 for more information.

Homeschooling Family Meet and Greet will be held on April 17 at 2pm in the Woodland Park Public Library. Meet staff at the Woodland Park Public Library who can help you with your unique schooling experience. Find out about resources and have a quick tour of the Woodland Park Public Library. For more information contact 719-687-9281 x112.

National Park Week. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument along with America’s 401 other national park units will celebrate National Park Week from April 19 – 27. Fees in all national park areas will be waived on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20.
The theme for this year’s National Park Week invites visitors to “Go Wild” for history, nature, culture, wildlife, and fun in America’s national parks. Additional information, including a list of National Park Week events nationwide can be found online at At Florissant Fossil Beds visitors are invited to “Go Wild for Trees and Animals” – both ancient and modern.

Easter Egg Hunt. The Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 19 from noon to 3 pm. Call 689-3514.

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.

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 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm 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. Call 719-686-7961 or visit the county government’s website.
Muzzle Loaders. The Ute Trail Muzzle Loaders shoot and meet the last Saturday of each month in Victor. Call 719-684-7780 for specific detail