Almanac For Week Of August 5th


Tuesday, August 5

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Aug. 5 at 7 pm in the GMF temporary town hall (Joyland Church).

Wednesday, August 6

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

Yoga Hikes. The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is offering a variety of new ranger guided programs for the public for the summer of 2014.  Join Ranger Denise Ackart for 1.5 hour long yoga hikes every Wednesday and Saturday morning through August at 9 am. Meet at the visitor center.  Bring water, comfortable clothes, and shoes with flexible soles.  For more


 The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Aug. 6 at the CC Council Chambers, with a 4 pm workshop and a 5:30 pm regular meeting.  The council will hear a proposal from the Southern Teller County Public Library District regarding their plans to move the Cripple Creek library to a new downtown location, outside of the school.  

Thursday, Aug. 7  

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 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 

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Aug. 7 at 7 pm in the council chambers.  The council will hold a public hearing on a public parking lot enforcement ordinance.

Friday, August 8

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


Melodrama and Musical Performances. The Butte Theatre has kicked off its summer melodrama, The Spoilers, and the popular musical, Guys & Dolls. The shows will continue with regular performances throughout the week and weekend through Aug. 30. The Spoilers is a thrilling tale of corruption and greed during the early days of the great Alaskan gold rush. This melodrama will be followed by a hilarious summer olio. Guys & Dolls is a musical that has received rave reviews.Ticket prices range from $12 to $18 per person. To make reservations visit or call 719-689-3247.
Saturday, August 9

The Mayor’s Cup.  The 25th Mayor’s Cup Footrace in Woodland Park will be held on August 9, with race registration at 7:30 am at the Ute Pass Cultural Center.  The popular race features a 5K and 10K course and a kids run and a variety of competitions for serious runners, not so serious runners and casual walkers.  For more information, visit

“Shades of Blue,” part of the Woodland Music Series, will be featured at the Ute Pass Cultural Center’s  Midland Pavillion at 210 E. Midland on Aug. 9 from 11 am to 3 pm. The event features A Pick, A Stick, and A Chick +1, The Jake Loggins Band, Radio London and Teressa Lynne. Shades of Blue is free to the public.  For more information, call 719-687-5284

Quilt show. The eighth annual “Quilts in the Aspens” show in Woodland Park on Saturday, August 9. More than 100 quilts and quilted items, including exquisite fabric bowls, table runners and other vibrant home décor items are currently under construction by members of Quilters above the Clouds (QAC) Quilt Guild.  “Quilts in the Aspens” Quilt Show will be open from 9 am until 4:30 pm at the Woodland Park Middle School on Aug. 9. For additional information about the Quilt Show or Quilter’s Above the Clouds, contact Marilyn at 979-587-1665 or Nancy at  

A Human Trafficking Symposium will be held at the Mountain View United Methodist Church in Woodland Park on August 9 from 9 am to 2 pm. The event is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Task Force at Mountain View. For more information, call Sam Gould at 719-687-1056. Register at

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.  For more information, call 719-748-3401.   

Sunday, August 10

Wildflower Walks. Join Ranger Shawn and learn about the colorful world of wildflowers. Programs take place every Sunday through August 31 at the Florissant Fossil Beds.  Meet at the visitor center at 9:00AM.  Bring water, snacks, and layered clothing. Call719-748-3253.


CC&V Mining Tours. Modern mine tours are scheduled from now throughSept. 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 and for reservations. Or call 719-689-4211 or at 719-689-5509.


The Ute Pass Historical Society offers free public tours (donations gratefully accepted!) 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 which is located next to the Woodland Park Public Library. A historic walking tour of Woodland Park meets at10:30am. For more information call UPHS at 719-686-7512 or visit our website tours are weather permitting.


The Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum is located in Florissant at 18033 Teller County Road across from the Post Office.  The museum is open Friday, Saturday and Monday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  For more information, call 719-748-8259.



Diabetes Workshop. Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Foundation, the Teller Senior Coalition, and the Woodland Park Senior Citizens Club are pleased to bring you “The Diabetes Workshop,” Thursday, August 14, from 11:30 am to 1pm, at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park. The speaker will be Andrea Houk, RN, Co-founder and Executive Director of Diabetes Community Center of Colorado Springs. The Diabetes Community Center was founded because of the complexities associated with diabetes. Our Nurse Educators not only have the professional background necessary to help liberate anyone touched by diabetes, but also personally experience the daily struggles of living with diabetes themselves. A free light luncheon will be served at the workshop. Please rsvp by August 12 to Karen Earley, 719-686-5802 or go You may also check us out on Facebook!

A Rock Gypsies Rock, Gem and Mineral Show will be held at the Woodland Park Saddle Club grounds off U.S. Hwy. 24 (near Wal-Mart) from Aug. 14-17. The Rock and Jewelry show is expected to have 45 vendors.  The show will be open to the public from about 9 am to 6 pm on all three days. For more information, call 719-687-9975. 

The Salute to American Veterans Rally, featuring a variety of tributes to veterans and active military members, along with huge motorcycle procession between Woodland Park and Cripple Creek, will be heldAug. 15-17.  This is one of the biggest festivals in southern Teller. for details.  

On Saturday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church in Colorado Springs (16 E. Platte Avenue) is presenting the final program on their “Hot Summer Nights: Music on the Labyrinth” series, featuring Dean Phelps, folk singer and guitarist from Oklahoma.  He combines Travis-style guitar with a soulful vocal style to perform heart-friendly songs played to a toe-tapping beat.  The program will be held outdoors on the south side of the church (but will move indoors for inclement weather), so bring a blanket or chair.  A free will offering will be taken. Call 719-633-8888 for more information.

 The Wholistic Networking Community invites you to meet area practitioners and learn about wholistic wellness on Aug. 19 from 11-12:30 at the Woodland Park Public Library.

 “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. For more information about the Wholistic Networking Community or to RSVP, telephone 719-963-4405.

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs

Final Summer Concert Series.  The Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau and Office of Economic Development is concluding its 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 final concerts of the series include Fountain Creek Bass Band on August 7 and Little London Winds on Aug. 11. For more information, call 719-685-5089.