Almanac For Week Of October 21st


Tuesday, Oct. 21

Goose Verdict. The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Oct. 21 at 7 pm in the temporary town hall at Joyland Church.  The board will have a public hearing on the situation surrounding the public feeding of geese, ducks and waterfowl in town (see related story in this week’s TMJ).


Wednesday, Oct. 22

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


Budget workshops. The city of Cripple Creek will feature a number of budget workshops, starting at 3 pm on Oct. 22 in the Cripple Creek Council Chambers. One of the main topics will be the city’s marketing and advertising budget.


Thursday, Oct. 23

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Oct. 23 at 9:15 am in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek.   


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 Planning Commission will meet on Oct. 23 at 7 pm in the council chambers, next to city hall.


Friday, Oct. 24

The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at7am at the Woodland Park Library.719-687-0418


Archery Classes will be heldFriday from5 to 6 pm and Saturdayfrom 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 or call 719-689-3247.




Saturday, Oct. 25

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).


An Evening at The Museum for Halloween. Join the famous residents of Cripple Creek’s fascinating past for an evening tour and presentations on the history of “The World’s Greatest Gold Camp.”  Meet “Spirits of the Past” and others at the Cripple Creek District Museum.  The festivities will occur from 5 to 9 pm. Call 719-689-9540 for more details.


Sunday, Oct. 26

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. For more information, call719-632-8836.





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.


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. This is open to all writers, all genres, aspiring and published, who wish to hone their craft. 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.




Tribute to the King of Rock N’ Roll. Come out and celebrate Halloween (Oct. 31) with us at The Gold Bar Room Theater inside the historic Imperial Hotel in Cripple Creek.  Dennis Thornberry will be performing his 2 hour Tribute to the King of Rock N Roll.  This will be a 2 hour fun filled show with lots of extras!  Tickets are only $10.00 and this is a family friendly show as well!  Come Trick or Treat with us for an evening of fun.  The concert begins at 7 pm. Call 800-224-6037 for more information.


Halloween BOOzaar.  Cripple Creek’s Henry Hack Community Center will once again host the annual Halloween BOOzaar on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7 pm.  This provides a safe place for the children to have fun, show off their prizes and win prizes and candy.  Children are invited to attend the BOOzaar in support of non-profit organizations in our community center, where there will be plenty of prizes and games for children of all ages.  For more information, call 719-689-3514.


Book Signing.    The Ute Pass Historical Society in the Museum Center, 231 E. Henrietta Avenue, Woodland Park will host local author Stephanie Waters who will hand  sign and discuss her new releaseColorado Legends & Lore on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 1 to 2 pm. For more information, please call UPHS at719.686.7512 or check our website:


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 at719-689-2486


Workforce Training.The Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC) announces the November workshop schedule.  All workshops are held at the PPWFC main office at the Citizens Service Center in Colorado Springs, unless otherwise noted. The first workshops are an introduction to PPWFC and will be held on Nov. 3 and Nov. 17 from 10 am to noon and on Nov. 25 from 2 to 4 pm. Other November workshops deal with such topics as: From Job Loss to Job Search, Social Media, Resume Writing, Computer Skills, Preparing for an Interview and Federal Jobs. For more information, call Jeanne Cotter at719-667-3730 or 719-499-0642


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