Almanac For Week Of April 30th


Wednesday, April 30 

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 $7.

Thursday, May 1
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 10am in Green Mountain Falls at the Church of the Wildwood.  Call Evelyn at 719-748-8383 for more information.  
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% off coupon for the Thursday night buffet at Wildwood Casino.  You will receive a free t-shirt after your seventh run/walk.  
Dog Obedience Class will be held at Cripple Creek Park and Recreation on Thursdays for six weeks, starting May 1 from 6-7:30pm. You must register. 689-3514. Price $175. 
The Woodland Park City Council will meet on May 1 at 7pm in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall. 

Friday, May 2 
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. 719-689-3514.
20th Annual Karate/Gospel Demo. Scheduled for Friday, May 2, 7pm at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park. This event is put on by the students and instructors of Karate Plus, and will include martial art weapons, breaks, throws, defense, traditional karate and jujitsu, and the Good News of the Gospel. Free. 687-1436.
Archery Open Shooting will be held Fridays from 6 to 7:30pm and Saturdays from 10am to noon at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation, only $2.  Call ahead for availability. 719-689-3514
Saturday, May 3
Free B Fit Day Scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd from 8am to noon at Woodland Fitness Center 950 Tamarac Parkway. Come out with your family and enjoy a free morning of fitness! There will be a free pancake breakfast with gluten free options from 8-10:30am (donations will go to the wounded warriors project) Try a free fitness class! Zumba, Body Sculpt, Insanity, Pilates and Yoga will be running all morning. Try out some fitness equipment, talk to a Personal Trainer. Have kids? Bring them with you! 686-8800 

Sunday, May 4
Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony. On Sunday, May 4 at 3pm, 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. 719-633-8888.

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. 

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. 687-9281 x103
AARP Driver’s Safety Course will be held on May 7 from 9am–1pm at the Woodland Public Library. This is a driver’s safety course for 55+.  Registration required.  Call 687-9281. Cost is $20 for non-members, $15 for members.
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. 687-9281 x103
Organ Music. On Friday evening, May 9, the Colorado Springs Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is presenting their annual progressive organ recital, a series of 30-minute programs at downtown churches, played by local church organists. The first program will begin at 6:30 pm at Grace & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon Street. The next program, beginning at 7:15 pm will be at Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus, 1010 N. Nevada Avenue. The final program at First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain Street, will begin at 8 pm and will be followed by a dessert reception.
2014 Midland Days Symposium. The Teller Historic and Environmental Coalition (T.H.E. Coalition) and the Divide Chamber of Commerce jointly announce 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.  Plenty of historical photos will be shared, as well as information about the tunnels, their locations and impact on the railroad.  In addition, other presentations will focus on special aspects of railroad operation or history.  Advanced reservations, at $55 per person, are strongly encouraged and should be made by calling David Martinek at 719-213-9335
Wholistic Healing Day is scheduled for May 13 from 10 am to noon at the Mountain View United Methodist Church, 1101 Rampart Range Road. 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. 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. Classes will also be held at the Florissant Public Library. To register, call 719-687-9281 x106.
A Homeschooling Family Meet and Greet will be held May 15 at 2pm at the Florissant Public Library. Meet staff  who can help you with your unique schooling experience.  Find out about resources and have a quick tour. 748-3939.
“Yoga Hikes for Your Health” Program. A walk in the woods has measurable benefits for brain and body! Try a hike with a trained yogi (not the bear type) at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Many hikers suffer from tight hamstrings, calf and quad muscles, while many yoga practitioners could use more aerobic conditioning. These hikes will help with both. Hikes will be Wed. and Sat. at 9am and last for 1 to 1.5 hours starting Wed, May 21st and continuing through Sat, June 28th. Please consider using this program to get some fresh air, enjoy a beautiful area and build a yoga practice that you can continue. 748–3253 ext. 122 or 202 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. 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, COS. The presenter is Katie Gardner, former curator and assistant director the Pioneer Museum. 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 will include an exhibit of the cultural arts. Doors open at 10:30am.