Tuesday, Oct. 14
Write-Now, a new writer’s group for aspiring writers, published or not, will meet at the Cripple Creek-Victor Junior/Senior High School Board Room 410 N. B Street in Cripple Creek, every other Tuesday at 7 pm. The first meeting is scheduled for Oct. 14. This is open to all writers, all genres, aspiring and published, who wish to hone their craft. Bring five copies of up to 3 double-spaced pages, of writing you are currently working on, and a pen to the first meeting. We will get right to work after guidelines are discussed. This is a critique group, which means everyone will have constructive input on each other’s writing. A wide variety of input and discussions always help everyone with their writing. Call 719-648-8795 for more information.
The Teller County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Pikes Peak Community Club center in Divide, starting at 7 pm.
Wednesday, Oct. 15
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 Oct. 15 in the CC Council Chambers at 5:30 pm. The council will also host two public workshops, beginning at 3:15 pm.
Thursday, Oct. 16
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 9:30 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 Oct. 16 at 7 pm in the council chambers, next to city hall.
Friday, Oct. 17
|The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at7am at the Woodland Park Library.719-687-0418
Quilt Show. On Friday, October 17 from 11 am to 3 pm,Saturday, October 18 from 9 am to 4 pm andSunday, October 19 from 8 am to 2:30 pm, the quilters of First Christian Church at 16 E. Platte Avenue are holding their biennial quilt show and sale. Items for sale will include hand-quilted and tied quilts of various sizes, lap quits, table runners, wall hangings, and other small items. Lunch will be available for purchase each day. Proceeds from the sale will benefit youth in Colorado, especially the Tennyson Center for Children in Denver, as well as other missions. Call Carolyn at 573-8609 for more information.
Archery Classes will be heldFriday from 5 to 6 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 10 am at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation. You must call John at 689-3514 to register!
|Sherlock Holmes and the Cripple Creek Ripper. The mystery and fun of Sherlock Holmes has been unveiled at the Butte Theater with Thin Air Theatre Company’s newest production, Sherlock Holmes and the Cripple Creek Ripper.Directed by Chris Armbrister & penned by Cripple Creek’s favorite writer, Chris Sorensen, this show’s plot unravels as Holmes and Watson travel to Colorado and become embroiled in one of their most baffling and terrifying adventures. After a string of murders take place at the Palace Hotel, the great detective must solve the case before he too becomes a victim of the Cripple Creek Ripper! Sherlock Holmes and the Cripple Creek Ripper is followed by an all-new Halloween Olio.The show will run through October. To make reservations visit ThinAirTheatre.com or call 719-689-3247.|
Saturday, Oct. 18
Local Geologist and Historian featured at CC&V’s Mine Shots. As a descendent of Cripple Creek, Colorado Miners, Steven Veatch, is passionate about the District! He’s also a published geologist and historian – recognized for his academic contributions. Combine these two qualities, and Steve can tell a story that will thrill and educate an audience at the same time! Join us on Saturday, October 18, 10 am to explore how a geologic survey, conducted in 1894, created the foundation on which Cripple Creek miners made millions. Have you heard the name Penrose? Does it make you think about big business, philanthropy, or the Broadmoor Hotel? Then come to hear this presentation: “Cripple Creek’s Foundation of Fortune: The 1894 Cross and Penrose Geological Survey,” and you’ll learn how that name became famous in the “World’s Greatest Gold Camp.” The presentation, entitled “Cripple Creek’s Foundation of Fortune,” is sponsored by the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company (CC&V), and is free and open to the public. It is part of CC&V’s “Mine Shots” series. After the presentation, CC&V will pay admission for a visit to the Cripple Creek District Museum to see their Cross-Penrose Rock Collection. The location for this presentation is CC&V’s Visitors Center at 371 E. Bennett, Ave. But seating is limited, so RSVP today to: 719-689-2341
Tiffany Lambert Fundraising Tournament. Golf for great causes during the final benefit tourney of the year, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Shining Mountain Golf Club, with a 9 am shotgun start. Features a scramble format, a lunch barbecue, prizes and a raffle. Proceeds will go to the Gaffy Krause Cancer Foundation and the Lambert family. Tiffany, the daughter of WP Fire Chief Tyler Lambert, has been diagnosed with lymphoma.The entry fee for the tournament is $50 per player. Individuals can also just attend the lunch at a cost of $10 per person. To sign up for the tournament, call the Shining Mountain pro shop at 719-687-7587 by Oct. 17.
Community Clean-up. Cripple Creek will host a Community Clean-Up Day from 9 am to 3 pm Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, at Cripple Creek Public Works Facility, 207 County Road 89.Bring trash and yard waste to the Cripple Creek Public Works Facility for free disposal. This service is reserved for Cripple Creek residents only, and proof of residency will be required.
(Disposal of tires, batteries, chemicals, electronics and paint will not be allowed.) For more information, call the Public Works Department at 719-689-2125.
Sunday, Oct. 19
Christmas Show Auditions. Thin Air Theatre Company will be holding auditions at the Butte Theater in Cripple Creek Colorado for their yearly Christmas show. TATC will be looking for actors between the ages of 8 & 18 on Sunday October 19th from 5pm to 7pm; Monday October 20th from 6pm to 8pm. You will be reading from the from the Christmas script and light singing audition will be asked of you, no need to bring anything prepared unless you feel strongly to do so. If you have any further questions call 818-207-5044 or646-382-3039.
Citizens Firefighters of Ute Pass. The Ute Pass Historical Society & Pikes Peak Museum presents this new display at the Woodland Park Public Library through December. Residents of Ute Pass live on the borders of the Pike National Forest and within communities threatened by drought and wildfires. These areas are referred to asurban/wildland interface areas. We are fortunate to have citizen firefighters equipped and trained to protect our beloved property, lovely surroundings, and our lives.The man who established the notion of a volunteer fire department also invented bifocal glasses, studied electricity, and helped draft the Declaration of Independence–Benjamin Franklin.Through his efforts, the first V.F.D. was organized in 1736 in Philadelphia. Early associations such as the one formed in Pennsylvania set a pattern for firefighting groups, which would one day become the backbone of firefighting in America. This exhibit recognizes the early development of volunteer fire departments in Ute Pass, and celebrates the tradition of service they have provided for decades.The display is located on the top floor of the library, just outside the Colorado Room.
Come play BINGO on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Shining Mountain Golf Club. Come early and have dinner at the bar and grill. Sponsored by the Ute Pass-Woodland Park Kiwanis Club. Proceeds used to benefit the children of Teller County.
Enjoy the Fitness Center at the Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Center every day Monday thru Saturday 7:30 to 7:30, and Sunday noon to 5 pm. Workout in the Fitness Center at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation for only a $14 per month membership. Silver Sneaker Memberships are FREE for qualifying seniors.
The Wholistic Networking Community invites you to meet area practitioners and learn about wholistic wellness from 11-12:30 on Oct. 21 at the Mountain View United Methodist Church,1101 Rampart Range Rd in Woodland Park. “Wholistic” in our name includes all who pursue conscious living, a healthy lifestyle and desire a peaceful, natural world. We meet the thirdTuesday of every month. Our speaker for October 21 is Patricia J. Turner – “Back to the Earth” – Pati is the Founder and CFO of Tierra Sagrada, The Sacred Earth Foundation. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of indigenous cultures, their territories and their wisdom. For more information about the Wholistic Networking Community or to RSVP, telephone 719-963-4405.
On Sunday, October 26, at 3 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 1515 North Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs, will present organist Eric Wicks in a recital of works including pieces by J.S. Bach, César Franck, Dan Locklair, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Louis Vierne. Admission is free, and a reception will follow.Wicks has served as organist at First Lutheran since January, 2013. Before that, he spent eight years in Western Pennsylvania as music director at the Butler First United Methodist Church. He has also served churches in Cleveland, Ohio; and in Eastern Washington State. Wicks studied with Todd Wilson at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he received both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees, and was awarded the Henry Fusner prize in organ performance. His other teachers included John McCreary (Cathedral Church of St. Andrew, Honolulu, Hawaii) and Dr. Kraig Scott (Walla Walla College, College Place, Washington). For more information, call 719-632-8836.
Upcoming Crystola Show. The Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 E US Highway 24, will feature Candye Kane Band featuring Laura Chavez on Saturday, Oct. 25. Tickets are $18 General Admission; $38 VIP (includes reserved seat and choice of prime rib or catfish dinner).
Classical concert. On Sunday, October 26, at 3 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 1515 North Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs, will present organist Eric Wicks in a recital of works including pieces by J.S. Bach, César Franck, Dan Locklair, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Louis Vierne. Admission is free, and a reception will follow.Wicks has served as organist at First Lutheran since January, 2013. Before that, he spent eight years in Western Pennsylvania as music director at the Butler First United Methodist Church. He has also served churches in Cleveland, Ohio; and in Eastern Washington State. Wicks studied with Todd Wilson at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he received both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees, and was awarded the Henry Fusner prize in organ performance. His other teachers included John McCreary (Cathedral Church of St. Andrew, Honolulu, Hawaii) and Dr. Kraig Scott (Walla Walla College, College Place, Washington). For more information, call 719-632-8836.
Help U Club Bazaar. The Help U Club will be having their annual Bazaar at the Florissant Grange on Sat. Nov. 1. Once again we will be serving your favorites, such as homemade biscuits and gravy for breakfast and homemade chicken and noodles for lunch. The ladies have also prepared their home baked goodies for your holiday enjoyment at the bake sale. There will also be a variety of art and craft vendors for holiday shopping. This year’s fundraising has been a rffle to give away a beautiful designed quilt from the 30’s “Sun Bonnet Sue”. We are also doing a special raffle this year to give away a Samsung Galaxy 3 Tablet with all the accessories. Hours for the bazaar will be from 9 am until 3 pm with the raffle occurring at 3 pm. The grange is located in Florissant just off Hwy. 24 west. For more information you may contact Joan Tomlinson, President at 719-689-2486. Please come and help us help those in need! All fundraising by the volunteers go to helping others in Teller and Park counties.
Rocky Mountain Christmas Boutique. The Holidays are quickly approaching! The Rocky Mountain Christmas Boutique is your one stop shop for local, beautifully handcrafted gifts and decorations sure to impress anyone. Get in the holiday spirit at this annual event! All proceeds benefit CHOICES.This event will be held at the Shining Mountain Event Center, November 7th and 8th from 9 am to 6 pm. For more information, call 719-310-4043.
Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs
Emma Crawford Wake and Coffin Races. The legend of Emma Crawford lives again beginning at6 p.m. Friday, October 24, with a Victorian Wake at Miramont Castle. Pay your respects to Emma, who will be laid out in the parlor in pure Victorian splendor, followed by a full Victorian buffet dinner and beverages. For reservations, call 719-685-1011. Immediately after the Wake, join us in downtown Manitou Springs for fireworks off Higginbotham Flats. The 20th Annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races begins Saturday, October 25. The parade of coffins and antique hearses takes place on Manitou Avenue in the town’s Historic District at 12 p.m. with the Coffin Races beginning immediately afterward. Returning this year is the Fire Fighters Division. The fire departments will race against each other for their own traveling cup. But who knows what pranks the other teams will fabricate? Following the Coffin Races, join us in the park, where shots of tequila will be available from Agave Underground and beer from Bristol Brewery. Enjoy music by The West Side Rhythm Kings – and stay for the costume contest.Take advantage of free parking at Tajine Alami Moroccan Restaurant or Manitou Springs High School. Shuttle Service sponsored by Gray Line with two shuttles until 4 p.m. For a shuttle map, log ontomanitousprings.org.
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 the 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, www.