Almanac For Week Of September 2nd

almanacSept. 2

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Sept. 2 at 7 pm in the GMF temporary town hall at Joyland Church.  The trustees are scheduled to have a discussion regarding the possibility of bringing back the annual fireworks celebration.


Sept. 3

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


The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Sept. 3 at 5:30 pm in the CC Council Chambers.  



Thursday, Sept. 4   


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 Sept. 4 at 7 pm in the council chambers, next to city hall.


Friday, Sept. 5

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





The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Kick-off Performance. Three madcap men in tights will weave their wicked way through all 37 of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in a wild ride that will leave you breathless with laughter. Directed by Mickey Burdick and starring three of your favorite Butte actors, Kevin Pierce (Nathan Detroit in TATC’s Guys and Dolls,) Matthew Krob (Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls,) and Levi Penly (Roy Glenister in The Spoilers). Prior knowledge of the Bard? Unnecessary. This ain’t the dull Shakespeare you learned in high school.The show is staged by Thin Air Theatre Company and will open at the Butte Theater on the evening of Sept. 5.Due to some content, this show is rated PG-13.The show debuts on Sept. 5 and continues throughSept. 27.. To make reservations visit or call 719-689-3247. 


Saturday, Sept. 6

Community Picnic. The Teller County Republican Party will host a picnic Sept. 6 from 10 am to 2 pm for Precinct #5 neighbors and friends.  It will be held at the County Park, just south of Teller 1 and Teller 11, across from the Evergreen Station. Enjoy free hot sandwiches.  Bring your own beverage and lawn chair. Chat with candidates, elected officials and neighbors. You’re free to share your election thoughts, views, or whatever suits you.  For more information, visit the website. 

An evening with Teddy Roosevelt. Vice-presidential nominee Teddy Roosevelt visited Victor in September of 1900.  The Rough Rider was run out of town by an angry mob but returned later to accept apologies and to speak at Victor’s Gold Coin Club. That event will be recalled as Roosevelt, portrayed by Don Moon of Colorado Springs, will appear at the Gold Coin Club Saturday, Sept. 6 as a fundraiser for Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The event includes a bully reception, silent Teddy Bear auction and the presentation. Teddy bears were named after Teddy Roosevelt who refused to shoot an old, defenseless bear as part of a hunting trip. The festivities will occur from 5 to 8 pm. For more information, visit  


Fishing Tournament. Eleven Mile Marina and Eleven Mile State Park hosts the 15th Annual Sportsman’s Warehouse Team Pike Tournament, Sept. 6, at Eleven Mile Reservoir. Enter the tournament as a team of two anglers, one of which must be at least 18 years old, for an entry fee of just $125 per team. Cash prizes available for first place team and biggest fish. Amount of prizes based on tournament participation. A host of other prizes will also be available.  For more information on the tournament and entry forms, please visit   or call 719-748-0317. For details about the park go to Mile.  
Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado’s wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information go to

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  



The Ute Pass Historical Society offers free public tours (donations gratefully accepted!) of History Park the second Saturday of the month 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.


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.




Gold Camp Christmas Preparation. The Gold Camp Christmas Committee will start two meetings a month September thru December. Help plan the expanded tea which will be on Nov. 8. Others are needed to plan the benevolence display and obtain stories from organizations, parade and children’s events committees. Please come for the first two meetings, scheduled for 9 am on Sept. 9 and Sept. 23  at the Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek. Volunteers needed for eight different activities, as well as assisting the coordinator.Please call Kathi Pilcher at 659-3599.


The Wholistic Networking Community invites you to meet area practitioners and learn about wholistic wellness from 11-12:30 on Sept. 16 at the Rampart Public Library, 218 E. Midland A

 “Wholistic” in our name includes all who pursue conscious living, a healthy lifestyle and desire a peaceful, natural world. For more information about the Wholistic Networking Community or to RSVP, telephone 719-963-4405.


Rocky Mountain OktoberfestPlus. The Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce continues the tradition of bringing a bit of Germany to the Rocky Mountains for a two day event. The popular festival will be held at the Ute Pass Cultural Center on Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 from 11 am to 6 pm both days.   From the climbing wall and giant slide for kids, to the authentic German brats, beer and wine, you will find something for everyone. Live German entertainment includes:  Hot Schnapps and Alan Polivka All Star Band. Other bands include:  Exit West, Radio London’s Family ElephantThe Key of Joy and Cari Dell Band. Please, no pets allowed. For more information, call  719-687-9885 or visit



Bugling of the bull Elk. Take part in a Rocky Mountain tradition: listening for the bugling of the bull Elk (Wapiti) on an autumn evening.  Join a ranger at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to learn about and listen to the wild Wapiti. The dates include Sept. 20-21 from 5 to 7:30 pm, Sept. 26-28 from 5 to 7:30 pm and Oct. 3-5 from 4:45 to 7:15 pm. These programs will include a brief presentation about these magnificent animals, followed by an off-trail hike of up to 2 miles during which we will look and listen for the elk in the wild. Call 719-748-3253.


Please join the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation at our 4thannual Spike Camp Banquet at the Shining Mountain Golf Course in Woodland Park. The Banquet is scheduled for 5 pm on September 27. We will have some outstanding items in our live and silent auctions as well as games and raffles. Since 1984 the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has protected or enhanced 6.5 million acres across the United States including 225,00 acres in Colorado. For information and tickets please contact Sue Davis at 719 748-3002 or


Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs

The Manitou Springs Heritage Center has opened its newest exhibit titled Red Mountain – Manitou’s Other Incline. The exhibit features rare photos and information on this little-known incline railway that operated intermittently from 1912-1922 and is associated with the famed story of Emma Crawford. No reservations are necessary. To find out more about the Manitou Springs Heritage Center visit the website,, or contact the Center and 719-685-1454.


The Fairview Cemetery Crawl will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Fairview Cemetery on 26th Street in Old Colorado City from 10 am to 2 pm. Meet some of the permanent residents of Fairview Cemetery that settled Old Colorado City. The price of this historic crawl is $10 per person. Tickets are available by phone at 719-636-1225 or in person at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 South 24th Street in Colorado Springs.