Almanac For Week Of June 17th


Tuesday, June 17

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on June 17 at 7 pmin the temporary town hall (Joyland Church).

The Wholistic Networking Community invites you to meet area practitioners and learn about wholistic wellness on June 17 from 11-12:30 at the Rampart Public Library, Woodland Park.”Wholistic” in our name includes all who pursue conscious living, a healthy lifestyle and desire a peaceful, natural world. ​Be sure to mark your calendars for our regular meetings on the third Tuesday of every month. Shenna Lee-Belmore, owner of Sunflowers Garden in Woodland Park, will be offering a presentation on reflexology, originally known as “Reflex Zone Therapy “.  Come join us to learn what reflexology is and how it can benefit you. Handouts and discussion in answer to questions will give you opportunity to learn a few simple techniques to assist your own health. Call 719-687-6823.

Band Concert by the Lake.  Sponsored by the Ute Pass Triangle Chamber of Commerce, the band concert series will kick off June 17 around 7 pm at the Gazebo Lake Park in Green Mountain Falls  with a performance by the Colorado Springs Bass Concert Band. For more information, call Kevin Henry at 719-684-8234.

Wednesday, June 18

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.

Meeting cancellation.The Cripple Creek City Council meeting, scheduled forJune 18 at 5:30 pm, has been cancelled. The next meeting is July 2.

Thursday, June 19

Vintage Chevy Rally. At approximately 9:30 a.m. on June 19, the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America Car Club will be arriving in Cripple Creek , and will be staying for lunch and sightseeing until approximately 2:30 p.m.  The club will be using the City Parking Lot located on the 300 block of Bennett Avenue , as well as some street-side parking.  They are anticipating approximately 45 vehicles featuring an array of vintage Chevy’s.  For more information about this Chevy rally and future events, check us out at

We send out information on upcoming events, Butte Theater shows, local attractions, and featured retail businesses and casinos every month.  Or call the Cripple Creek Marketing and Events Department at 719-689-3461.

Afternoon Tea and Serenade. The Woodland Park Senior Citizens Club will host their 5th Annual Afternoon Tea & Serenade on Thursday, June 19th at 2 pm.  PG Tips Teas will be served with an assortment of delicious refreshments. Chamber music will be performed by Ute Pass Chamber Players featuring guest musician, Greg Brazill. Victorian dress is encouraged but not required and hats if you choose, fit for the Queen or the Kentucky Derby.Reservations are $12.  Make yours by June 17th.  Call 687-3877

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,719-748-8383 for more information. 

5K Run/Walk FREE. Scheduled every Thursday, anytime after4:30 at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation.  When finished stop back at Park & Rec for a 50 percent-OFF coupon for theThursday night buffet at Wildwood Casino.  You will receive a FREE T-Shirt after your seventh run/walk.  

Meeting Cancellation. The Woodland Park City Council meeting, scheduled for June 19, has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for July 3.

Friday, June 20 

The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Library. 719-687-0418.

Senior Circle Ice Cream Social. On Friday, June 20, from 2 – 3:30pm, Pikes Peak Regional Hospital will host the 2nd Annual Senior Circle Ice Cream Social & Serenade.  It is being held at PPRH in the breezeway between the hospital and the Woodland Medical Center.Seniors can enjoy fabulous ice cream, win prizes, visit with friends, and top it off with a serenade by the “Woodland Winds!” (with Craig Harms.)  Please rsvp by June 19. Contact Karen Earley at 719-686-5802 or email her at

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 7:30pmand Saturdays from 10am to noon at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation, only $2.  Call ahead for availability.

Eleven Mile State Park Programs. Please join the Eleven Mile State Park for a number of interpretive programs this summer during the weekend. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The amphitheater is sunny, so we suggest that you bring water and a hat to morning and afternoon programs. The program may be cancelled if there is lightning or rain. On June 20, partake in a Full Moon Hike at the Coyote Ridge Trailhead at 8 pm led by naturalists Beth Dodd. On June 21, the programs include an Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk at the Coyote Ridge Trailhead at 10 am.  A Fashion-A-Fish Children’s Program will be held at the North Shore Amphitheater on June 21 a 2 pm. Naturalist Beth Dodd will explore the ways that fish survive in the watery world.  A Wolves of the Rockies presentation, led by volunteers of the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, will occur June 21 at 7 pm. They will bring a live canine to the park for a very special program.

Saturday Jun 21st

Gem and Mineral Show.The second annual Gem & Mineral Show sponsored by the Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG) in Victor will be held June 21-22. The event will be held in downtown historic Victor and is free to the public. The show will include vendors from across the state selling Colorado minerals and gems, hand-crafted jewelry, mining antiques, rough slabs, specimens, cabochons, hand-crafted furniture with mineral inlays, Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District gold ore specimens. For more information on STCFG or this event, visit, email, or call719-689-2675.

Hot Summer Nights. On Saturday, June 21 at 6:30 pm, First Christian Church at 16 East Platte Avenue is presenting another program in their “Hot Summer Nights: Music on the Labyrinth” series, featuring the Colorado Brass Arts Group – brass quintet and percussion.  This exciting show will feature Dixieland, big band and classical favorites, and provide the audience with a dynamic tribute to the “Big Band Era” and the veterans across our great country.  The program will be held outdoors on the south side of the church, so bring a blanket or chair (will move indoors for inclement weather – no cancellation).  A free will offering will be taken. Call 719-633-8888.


CC&V Mining Tours. Modern mine tours are scheduled from now through Sept. 1 daily (except Thursdays) at 10am and 1 pm.  They begin at the Lowell Thomas Museum. These popular gold mine tours feature the modern mining operations of Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company. The tour offers the chance to see giant haul trucks, shovels and drill rigs in action in the large surface mine between Victor and Cripple Creek. All tour proceeds go to the museum. Check for additional tour times and fall dates. The cost is $7.50 per person; an affordable way for the entire family to see a real working gold mine. Only children 5 years of age and older are allowed on the tours. Please be sure to reserve your tour dates early as they are very popular and fill up quickly. Reservations may be made online at or by leaving a message at 719-689-4211 or at 719-689-5509.

The Ute Pass Historical Society offers free public tours (donations gratefully accepted!) of History Park the secondSaturday of the month from June through September. The tours are from 10am to 1pm, starting at the Museum Center which is located next to the Woodland Park Public Library. A historic walking tour of Woodland Park meets at 10:30am. For more information call UPHS at 719-686-7512 or visit our website tours are weather permitting.

Trails 4 Teens. The National Park Service, the Coalition of the Upper South Platte, and The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds are challenging teens to hike all trails at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument this summer and early fall through a new initiative. The purpose of the Trails 4 Teens program is to help connect youth to Florissant Fossil Beds through fun, engaging experiences on the park’s 14 miles of trails. Participants must be 13 – 19 years old and be able to come to the Monument during work hours between June 7 and September 28. Prizes and a recognition ceremony are planned at the end of the program. All participants that complete the challenge will receive a t-shirt and be entered to win prizes and participate in a ceremony on National Public Lands Day which is September 28. Call 719-748-3253.


Swing Time. Sponsored by the Green Box Arts group, this signature attraction, allowing participants to create their own music by taking a swing on a traditional set, will be exhibited at the Gazebo Lake Park in Green Mountain Falls from June 23 to July 11. It is patterned after a similar attraction, displayed in downtown Montreal. Call 405-767-3702. 

Joint Replacement. Pikes Peak Regional Hospital & Surgery Center will offer free summer classes on total joint replacement every 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month.  The classes help candidates learn about the benefits of Joint Replacement, what to expect and how to prepare. You don’t have to be scheduled for a joint replacement to attend a class. Anyone can learn about it. The classes are held at PPRH, 16420 W. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, in the Café Meeting room. Classes will be repeated for new attendees every 2nd and 4thThursday of the month and they run from 2 to 3:30pm.  For more information,  please contact the Program Coordinator, Wendy Westall, at 719-686-5779.   To register for a class you may contact the hospital at 719- 686-5769.

Flood Mitigation Rescue Work. Volunteers are needed to complete urgent post-fire flood mitigation projects in Cascade Work will include installing erosion control matting and reseeding drainages prone to flash flooding.  Up to 15 volunteers per site are needed.  Parking is limited at project sites, so volunteers should plan to carpool and are requested to bring large vehicles if available.  The mitigation work is being orchestrated by the Coalition for the Upper South Platte. A full day’s commitment is needed due to these parking constraints. The work begins at 8:30 am.  Small groups and individuals are encouraged to register for projects on June 24th at

The 83rd Donkey Derby Days Festival. Cripple Creek’s premiere event, featuring donkey races, games and bizarre contests, a parade, live music and an overall celebration of the district’s heritage, is scheduled for June 28-29.  Donkey Derby Days also will feature the debut of the Butte Theatre’s summer melodrama show, The Spoilers.  For more information, see

Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration. Community Partnership Family Resource Center and the city of Woodland Park will present the annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration at Memorial Park in Woodland Parkon Friday, July 4 from 8 am to 3 pm. This family-friendly event features live music on three stages, free activities for kids, the Fire Cracker 5k fun run, a kids fishing pole casting contest, bounce house, basketball and volleyball tournaments, fire engine rides, horse and buggy rides, food and craft vendors, a Bierwerks beer garden and much more. Admission is free, butsome activities have a small fee. Call 719-686-0705.

Register Now for the Kids Archery Camp.  The 10th annual archery camp for kids ages 8-12, east of Victor is scheduled for July 12-13.  Shoot at 3-D life size targets, aerial birds, “running deer”, archery golf, and long-distance shooting.  Bows, arrows, and equipment are provided for all sizes and abilities. Meals are provided.  ALL FREE, thanks to Elks, CC&V Gold Mine, and many other donors.  Just bring your own tent for overnight.  Recipient of Teller County Cares for Youth award and other recognitions.  Parents are welcome.  Limited to 50 kids. Call Kirk or Betty Crawford at 689-3300, email, or register  

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs

Summer Concert Series.  The Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau and Office of Economic Development has kicked off the Summer Concert Series. All concerts are held in Soda Springs Pavilion, 1016 Manitou Avenue at the west end of the downtown district, and unless specially noted, they all begin at 7 pm.  The concerts are free.  The new next few concerts include Sustaff Besungu on June 21, the Little London Winds on June 23 and Fountain Creek Brass  Band on June 26. For more information, call 719-685-5089. 

Pikes Peak Celtic Festival.  The region’s annual Celtic Festival, featuring Highland Games, Celtic concerts and traditional music, a Bagpipe competition, opening Bagpipe Ceremonies and plenty of food and drinks, will be held June 20-22 in Memorial Park in Colorado Springs.  Call Joe Poch at 719-635-8803.