Almanac For Week Of April 22nd


Tuesday, April 22 

An Introduction to Container Gardening is scheduled for April 22 at 11am in the Woodland Park Public Library. Learn all about what container gardening is and what things you need to start a container garden.  719-687-9281 x103.

Wednesday, April 23 
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 spring for only $7.
Thursday, April 24
The Teller County Commissioners will meet on April 24 at 9:15 a.m. 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.
5K Run/Walk FREE. Scheduled every Thursday, at any time after 4:30 at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation.  When finished stop back at Park & Rec for a 50 percent- OFF coupon for the Thursday night buffet at Wildwood Casino.  You will receive a FREE T-Shirt after your seventh run/walk.   

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.

The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on April 24 at 7pm in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.
Friday, April 25 
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 and Saturdays throughout the spring 719-689-3514
Partake in FREE SOUP Fridays at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Everyone is welcome. 719-689-3514.
Archery Open Shooting will be held Fridays from 6 to 7:30 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to noon at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation, only $2.  Call ahead for availability.

Saturday, April 26
National Park Week. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument along with America’s 401 other national park units will celebrate the final days of National Park Week from April 19 – 27. 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.

Library Anniversary Celebration. The Florissant Public Library’s 10th Anniversary Celebration is scheduled for April 26 from 10am to noon at the Florissant Library. Join the festivities, including family activities, a thank you to the community, and refreshments.  719-748-3939.

A Soap Making Class will be held Saturday April 26 or May 3 from noon to 3 pm at Cripple Creek Park and Recreation. Call 719-689-3514 to register.
Only $22.
Sunday, April 27
A Dog Obedience Class will be held Sundays for six weeks starting April 27 from 3 to to 4:30 pm at Cripple Creek Park and Recreation. You must register, or Thursdays 6:00 to 7:30 starting May 1. Call 689-3514.  Price $175. 
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 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.
Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony. On Sunday, May 4 at 3:00pm, 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. For more information, call 719-633-8888 or check

The Devil in the White City. The Woodland Park Book Club will meet on May 6 at 10:30am in the Woodland Park Public Library. Join in the discussion of The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson at the next discussion. 719-687-9281 x103

Organize Yourself. Learn some tricks and tips on how to organize your life and everything in it from professional organizer Erin Snyder during a discussion at the Woodland Park Library on May 7 at 1 pm.  For more information call 687-9281 x103

2014 Midland Days Symposium.    “A wild looking-glass trip through time” is planned for rail-fans in the upcoming 2014 Midland Days Symposium.  The Teller Historic and Environmental Coalition (T.H.E. Coalition) and the Divide Chamber of Commerce jointly announce their sponsorship of the fifth annual symposium on the “Midland” railroads – to be held at the historic John Wesley Ranch south of Divide on Saturday, May 10 from 9am to 4pm. Presented by Midland Days at Divide, Inc. The theme of the 2014 Midland Days symposium will be “Tunnels in Time” – a retrospective look at the 18 tunnels cut along the Colorado Midland Railway and Midland Terminal Railroad routes.  Limited tours through the Midland Depot at Divide may be scheduled after the symposium ends if enough attendees are interested.  Seating will be extremely limited.  Advance reservations, at $55 per person, are strongly encouraged.  Reservations should be made on or before May 4 by calling David Martinek at 719-213-9335 or emailing him at

Wholistic Healing Day. is scheduled for May 13 from 10 am to noon at the Mountain View United Methodist Church, 1101 Rampart Range Road. Practitioners from the Wholistic Networking Community invite you to experience the benefits of holistic services on a first come, first served donation basis. Offerings are tuning fork, color, crystal & sound healing, hands on or no touch Reiki, psychic guidance, grief recovery, EFT, gluten free tips.  Practitioner information can be found at Facebook page WNC – Wholistic Networking Community. Teller County Safe Harbor, a Woodland Park non-profit will be the beneficiary of your donations. Call Barbara Royal at 719-687-6823.

Computer Classes will be held at the Woodland Park Public Library. On May 13, a class on Computer Basics will occur from 10 am to noon. And on May 14, a class on Word II will take place from 10 am to noon. To register, call 719-687-9281 x106.

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. For more information, call 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 at 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.