Almanac For Week Of April 15th

almanacTuesday, April 15


Changing of the guard.  The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on April 15 at 7pm at town hall (Joyland Church).  The meeting will be highlighted by a changing of the guard, with the new board assuming office and a ceremony for the outgoing members. 
Wednesday, April 16 
The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45am in Denny’s Restaurant in Woodland Park. 
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.

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 17
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 am in Green Mountain Falls at the Church of the Wildwood.  Call Evelyn at 719-748-8383 for more information.  
A 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.   719-687-9281 x112.

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 City Council will meet April 17 at 7pm in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.
Friday, April 18 
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Library. 719-687-0418.
Voices for the Future.  Participate in a community conversation regarding opportunities and needs for the southern Teller area during a gathering at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center on April 18 from 10 am to 3 pm. A free lunch will be provided. For more information and to RVSP 719-640-0535. 
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.

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. 

Saturday, April 19
Senior Center Breakfast Feast. The monthly “All you can eat” pancakes, scrambled eggs, link sausage, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee or tea is scheduled for April 19 from 7:30 am to 10:30 am for only  $6 at the Woodland Park Senior Center (312 Center Street). Kids six and under can eat for free. Proceeds support activities at the Senior Center For more info, call 719-339-0954.

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.
Sunday, April 20
Easter Sunday. Many churches in the area will be offering Easter Sunday services.  Also, many local restaurants will have special Easter meals. 
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. 719-748-8259
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 and Wednesdays 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.
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.
An Introduction to Container Gardening is scheduled for April 22 at11am in the Woodland Park Public LibraryLearn all about what container gardening is and what things you need to start a container garden.  719-687-9281 x103.

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. 719-686-7961 or visit the county government’s website.

Library Anniversary Celebration. The Florissant Public Library’s 10th Anniversary Celebration is scheduled for April 26, 10am to noon at the Florissant Library. Join the festivities, including many family activities, a thank you to the community, and refreshments.  For more information call 748-3939.

Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony. On Sunday, May 4 at 3:00 pm, First Christian Church at 16 E. Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs is presenting the Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony, directed by Kenneth Soper. The ensemble will perform works by Robert Jager, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, John Philip Sousa, a movement of Symphony No. 1 for Organ and Orchestra by Alexandre Guilmant, featuring organist Carol Wilson, and more. A free will offering will be taken. 719-633-8888 or

The Victor Lowell Thomas Museum will sponsor a Sunnyside Cemetery Tour on May 17 at 10 am. Meet at the cemetery, which is south of town on Seventh Street. Tickets are $10 per person, benefits the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. Reservations and online tickets by credit card are available at Tickets available by cash only at the cemetery gate. 719-689-2675.
Manitou Springs/Old Colorado City
The Colorado City Historical Society will present the program, “Spanish Colonial and Hispanic Culture in the Colorado Springs Region” on Friday, May 9, 11am at their facility at 1 South 24th Street, Colorado Springs. The presenter is Katie Gardner, former curator and assistant director the Pioneer Museum in Colorado Springs as well as the former collections specialist of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.  She is the author of “Woven Across Time:  The Rich Legacy of Colorado’s Hispanic Textile Tradition” that accompanied a major Rio Grande weaving exhibit at the Colorado Historical Society.  Her presentation on May 9 will include slides and an exhibit of the cultural arts. The doors open at 10:30am.