Almanac For Week Of May 13th

almanacTuesday, May 13

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 from 10am 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.  Call Barbara at 687-6823.
Computer Classes will be held at the Woodland Park Public Library. On May 13, a class on Computer Basics is scheduled for 10am to noon.  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. 719-687-9281 x106.

Wednesday, May 14 
The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45am in Denny’s Restaurant in Woodland Park. 

Thursday, May 15
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 Library.  748-3939.
A Dog Obedience Class will be held at Cripple Creek Park and Recreation on Thursdays for six weeks from 6 to 7:30pm. 719-689-3514.  
The Woodland Park City Council will meet on May 15 at 7pm in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall. 

Friday, May 16  
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.  689-3514.
CR Chambers Studio is having it’s soft opening at 110 West Midland Ave, in Woodland Park. The Studio/Gallery will be open before and during the 3rd Friday Art walk from noon until after 8 pm. The featured artist and photographer, Tony Baca, will be having his reception during Art Walk at the Studio/Gallery from 4 pm to 8 pm. We will also feature Jeff Ridlen’s work in the Gallery. Jeff had his first show featured in Park State Bank and Trust last year.  Jeff, who was just recently discovered, has an amazing ability for realism. At first glance, many mistake his work as photographs, when really they are all done with a NO. 2 pencil. The studio is located next to Curves.719-687-2740.
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.
Saturday, May 17
Golfing for Charity.  Partake in the first major charity tournament at Shining Mountain Golf Club in Woodland Park with the second annual Little Chapel Food Pantry “Spring Break-out” tourney, with an 8:30 am start. Participants also will have a chance to win a brand new Hyundai Elantra, if they score a hole-in-one on a designated par-3 hole. By participating, you will help hundreds of families get the food they need. 322-7610 or 687-7587. 
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 at Call 719-689-2675.

Sunday, May 18
Wolfstock 2014. Come to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center for Wolfstock 2014 on Sunday, May 18, 10am to 5pm.  Meet an Ambassador Wolf and his visiting Raptor friends.  Enjoy music, a landscaped beer garden, a live pottery wheel, face painting, puppies, a free kid’s activity tent, fabulous vendors, a gorgeous view and four Wolfpack howls.  719-687-9742.

Anti-Aging Stretch Workout for Women. These sessions are scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation from 2 to 3:30pm for $5.  
The Ute Pass Historical Society offers free public tours of History Park, the second Saturday of the month from June through September. The tours are from 10am to 1pm, starting at the Museum Center, located next to the Woodland Park Public Library. A historic walking tour of Woodland Park meets at 10:30am. 686-7512 or visit 
The Teller County Democratic Party invites interested persons to attend its 2014 informational and educational programs, as well as community events.  For details about the TellerDems calendar of activities, call 719-687-1813.

Prospect’s Johnny Jump Up Plant Sale! Sign up, which kicked off April 28, is continuing with delivery to locations on May 20.  Call Janet 719-687-0549.
Free tours of the Cripple Creek brothel museum. May is National Preservation Month and The Old Homestead, once a grand brothel for the rich men of the Gold Rush Era in Cripple Creek, is offering free tours to those who live or work in the Cripple Creek and Victor district. Bring an ID. Tours of The Old Homestead House Museum on May 16, 1 to 6pm, or on May 17, 11am to 4pm.
Mining tours. Experience mining, old and new, and explore gold rush history past and present at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The museum, which  has operated in its current location for over 50 years, will open Saturday, May 24, 9:30am and will again be hosting tours of the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company operations. Modern mine tours will start May 25 at 1pm in Victor at the Museum. See giant haul trucks, shovels and drill rigs in action in the large surface mine. Watch boulders being crushed into gravel and learn about the modern refining methods, while helping to preserve the 1890’s history. The mine tours will be available May 25 through Sept. 1 at 10am and 1 pm daily except Thursdays. The cost is $7.50 per person. Reservations may be made online at or by leaving a message at 719-689-4211 or after May 24 at 719-689-5509. 
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.
Butte Theater Opening. An all-new season of entertainment opens at Cripple Creek’s Butte Theater on May 30. The second annual Cripple Creek Cabaret opens that night with a variety of Colorado-grown music and fun, with My Colorado Home. The Thin Air Theatre Company presents this radio-style variety show that includes comedy, country, folk and bluegrass music with a distinctly Colorado flair. Woodland Park musicians Steve Park, Tom Mnich, and Rich Currier will entertain with their unique styles. The show runs May 30 to June 14, Fridays through Sundays. Ticket prices range from $12 to $18 per person.
Pig Roast and Silent Auction Fundraiser. The American Legion Erik V. Dickson Post 1980 in Woodland Park will be holding their annual pig roast and silent auction fundraiser on Saturday, June 14 at the Crystola Roadhouse.  The pig roast begins at noon with an official opening ceremony. Delicious smoked pork and side dishes prepared by our volunteers will be served until 3:00pm, or as long as the piggy lasts!  Cost is $10 per adult, $5 for ages 6 -12 and free for age 5 and under.  Silent Auction begins at 11am with final bids at 2pm.  Items for auction include services and goods from many of our local business in Woodland Park and surrounding areas. 719-323-0119. 

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs
Annual Memorial Day Commemoration will take place on Monday May 26 at  Evergreen Cemetery 1005 S. Hancock in Colorado Springs. The 10th US Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers will present a dedication at the Spanish American War section at 11am. This will be followed by a butterfly release at 12:15 at the Evergreen Chapel 630-7328.
Manitou Springs Wine Festival.  Slated for May 31, 11am to 6pm, this event in downtown Manitou Springs has become one of Colorado’s premiere wine festivals.  Twenty five Colorado wineries will be pouring sample tastings of their wines, as well as selling bottles of wine. Many related booths will be selling wine-related wares. Visit the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce website for more details.