Almanac For Week Of May 6th


Tuesday, May 6

The Devil in the White City. The Woodland Park Book Club will meet on May 6 at 10:30 am 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
The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on May 6 at 7pm in the GMF temporary town hall at the Joyland Church facility.

Wednesday, May 7

The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45am in Denny’s Restaurant in Woodland Park.
AARP Driver’s Safety Course will be held on May 7, 9am–1pm at the Woodland Park Public Library. This is a driver’s safety course for 55+. Registration required. 719-687-9281 to register. Cost is $20 for non-AARP members and $15 for card holding AARP 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 1pm. 719-687-9281 x103
Police Chief Appointment. The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on May 7 at 5:30pm in the CC Council Chambers at city hall. The council will decide on whether to appoint Mike Rulo as the town’s full-time police chief. He currently serves as the interim chief. In addition, the council will decide on a number of actions pertaining to its $5 million main street facelift project.
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, May 8

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on May 8 at 9:15am 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 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 percent- OFF coupon for the Thursday night buffet at Wildwood Casino. You will receive a FREE T-Shirt after your seventh run/walk.
A Dog Obedience Class will be held at Cripple Creek Park and Recreation on Thursdays for six weeks, starting May 1 from 6 to 7:30pm. 719-689-3514. Price $175.

The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on May 8 at 7pm in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, May 9

The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Library. 719-687-0418.
Leadercast comes to Woodland. Bad leadership costs our national economy $360 billion annually in lost production. Take advantage of an excellent venue across America where some of the top successful leaders can share lessons learned. Broadcasting from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Woodland Park Community Church, located at 800 Valley View Drive, Woodland Park. Time for the broadcast is 8am to 4:30pm on May 9. Several Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce business members as well as the chamber have joined together to bring LEADERCAST back to Woodland Park. Register now at
Great rates are still available. Speakers include Desmond Tutu, Laura Bush, Malcolm Gladwell and many others. Lots of networking and great door prizes!! For more information, call the WP Community church at 719-687-9444, the WP Chamber of Commerce at 719-687-9885 or marketing consultant Mike Perini at 719-651-5943.

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.

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 6:30pm at Grace & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon Street. The next program, beginning at 7:15pm 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 8pm and will be followed by a dessert reception.

Saturday, May 10

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 9 am to 4 pm, 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. 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. Advanced 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
Celebrate Mother’s Day for a special night. The Shining Mountain Golf Club will host a special Mother’s Day Celebration on May 10, 5-9pm. Enjoy a five course dinner menu for two, with creative flavors and exciting entrée choices. Call 719-687-7587 or visit or check out this week’s ad in TMJ.

Sunday, May 11

Happy Mother’s Day from TMJ. A number of local restaurants, casinos and eateries will host special Mother’s Day meals.
Creek Fitness Center. 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 and Wednesdays at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation from 2 to 3:30 pm for only $5.

The Ute Pass Historical Society Main Office and Gift Shop are open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Tours of History Park are available from 10:30am to 2:30pm. A donation of $5 would be appreciated. A phone call 15 minutes prior to a tour is recommended to assure a volunteer tour guide is available. History Park is located at 231 E. Henrietta Avenue in Woodland Park, next to the library.
719-686-7512 or visit us at


The Teller County Republican Central Committee will hold its next meeting on May 13 at the Pikes Peak Community Club in Divide at 7pm.

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 10am to noon. And on May 14, a class on Word II will take place from 10am 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 at the Florissant Public Library who can help you with your unique schooling experience. Find out about resources and have a quick tour of the Florissant Public Library. 719-748-3939.

Golfing for Charity. Join a major charity tournament at Shining Mountain Golf Club in Woodland Park with the second annual Little Chapel Food Pantry “Spring Break-out” tourney, scheduled for May 17 with an 8:30am start. With a hole-in-one, participants also will have a chance to win a brand new Hyundai Elantra. Plenty of prizes and good times, and by participating, you will play a role in helping hundreds of local families get the food they need. For more information, call tournament director Ken Hesselberg at 719-322-7610 or call Shining Mountain at 719-687-7587.

Prospect’s Johnny Jump Up Plant Sale! Sign up, which kicked off April 28, is continuing with delivery to locations on May 20th.Call Janet 719-687-0549 for information.
Sponsored by Prospect Home Care & Hospice

“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 9:00 AM 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. For more information please call the Monument at (719) 748–3253 ext. 122 or 202 or visit our website at

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.

Health Center Celebration. Peak Vista Community Health Centers developed an innovative partnership with the Cripple Creek-Victor School District to ensure that school-aged children receive excellent and convenient health care, provided in the school setting. The Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center is celebrating 5 years of service to the children and community of Teller County for primary medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare. The event takes place, Thursday, May 22 from noon to 1pm, just after Cresson Days, at the Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center located at Cresson Elementary, 412 North C Street. We invite you to join state officials, community leaders, and residents of the Cripple Creek- Victor to celebrate the health and wellness of the children in this community and our School Based Health Center.
Cheyenne Mountain Adventure. Spring is packed full of fun and adventure at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Take a walk on the wild side on one of our many hiking options, learn about bears and mountain lions, or relax with a yoga session in the park. With activities scheduled almost daily there is sure to be something to suit everyone in your family. All programs are free, however vehicles entering the park must have a $7 daily parks pass or $70 annual parks pass, unless otherwise noted. For more information call 719-576-2016. Parks passes may be purchased at the gate or Visitor Center. Cheyenne Mountain State Park is located south of Colorado Springs at 410 JL Ranch Heights Rd. Take Nevada Ave. south, which becomes Colorado State Highway 115, to JL Ranch Heights Road opposite Main Gate One at Fort Carson. Turn to the west to the park entrance.

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 10:30 am.