Almanac for 2.24.15

Wednesday, Feb. 25
The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets on Wednesday at 6:45 am in Denny’s in Woodland Park.
Yoga Class. The Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation will feature a Yoga class on Wednesdays and Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 for only $7 per session or $20 for 5 sessions. Call 719-689-3514

Thursday, Feb. 26
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 in the Wildwood. Call Evelyn at 719-748-8383 for more information.
Making the Case for Mobile. The Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce and SCORE are partnering together to bring you training about the Mobile device revolution during a presentation on Feb. 26 from 1 to 3 pm at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. Today, lots of consumers are using mobile devices to find what they need, to assess their options, to make decisions, and to make purchases. Small businesses and nonprofits who start embracing mobile now will be the ones best able to compete. Let us help you understand this mobile transition so you are not left behind. Call 866-240-7713 or visit the chamber’s website.
The Shining Mountain Golf Club in Woodland Park will host Bingo games on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month, starting at 6:30 pm. The next bingo session is scheduled for Feb. 26. Call 719-687-7587.
The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on Feb. 26 at 7 pm in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, Feb. 27
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday

Saturday, Feb. 28
Chili Cook-off. Come out of the cold and enjoy some hot chili while supporting the Woodland Park Senior Citizens Club. This is our 4th Annual Chili Cook-off, and we’re looking for the best chili out there. Put your chili where your mouth is and join us for the fun on Saturday, February 28. Entry fee is $10 and includes lunch. Lunch only is $6. Bring your best and put it up against the rest. For more info call Pamela at 719-339-0954.
Indoor Golf Competition. The Shining Mountain Golf Club will host its weekly links contest on Saturday morning. Test your golf skills with the new indoor, state-of-the art Simulator, and enjoy prizes, raffle drawings and good deals on brats, burgers and drink specials. Or just join the rather vocal Links Peanut Gallery. The competition gets underway around 10 am. Call 719-687-7587.
Hikes for Your Health. The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Florissant will feature “Hikes for Your Health” program. The Hikes for Your Health program runs every Wednesday and Saturday through March 21. These ranger-led hikes will vary in length from 2 – 5 miles. Depending on conditions, the hikes may either be on foot or by snowshoe. The Monument offers free loaner snowshoes if needed. Participants must provide all other equipment and safety gear such as layered clothing, appropriate footwear, water, and snacks. Trekking or ski poles are recommended. Participants must be 10 years or older. The hikes begin at 10 am at the Fossil Beds Visitor Center.

Upcoming
Eleven Mile Improvements. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host an open house for the public to share ideas on future improvements they wish to see at Eleven Mile State Park. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 3, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Woodland Park Public Library in Woodland Park. Ideas will be considered as the park assembles a redevelopment plan which is a guiding document to strategically plan for improvements, redevelopment and potential new uses. The redevelopment plan will also provide recommendations on programming needs, facility and operational needs and more. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages recreation at the park for Denver Water under a long term lease agreement, and provides a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities at this popular state park, encompassing 4,257 acres of land and 3,405 surface acres of water. The park offers trophy fishing opportunities for trout and northern pike, five miles of hiking and biking trails, three boat ramps, a full-service marina, 348 campsites and 20 picnic sites. For comments or questions about the plan, visit the project website at www.elevenmilestateparkplanning.com.
A Dog and Cat Vaccination Clinic and Cascade Women’s Club Bake Sale will be held at the Cascade Fire Department on Saturday, March 7 from 10 am to 1 pm. The clinic, operated by Dr. Gregory Cooper D.V.M., will feature the lowest fees available for 3-year and 1-year shots for rabies, distemper, kennel cough, influenza, feline leukemia and more. The pricing is very competitive. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Cascade Volunteer Fire Department. Call 719-687 6000 or 719-684-9549 for more info.
A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney will be featured from 2 to 5 pm on the first Friday of each month at the Woodland Park and Florissant Public libraries. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. Please sign up by calling (719) 687-9281 ext.103 for Woodland Park or 719-748-3939 for Florissant.
Pearl’s Follies. The 17th annual Pearl’s Follies Benefit show is scheduled for Saturday, March 7. The event, scheduled at the Double Eagle Hotel and Casino Conference Center, is Cripple Creek’s biggest party of the year and is a fundraiser for The Old Homestead Museum. This is when Cripple Creek area residents get together to share their love of the community, Colorado history and having a great time with family and friends. This year’s Follies is dedicated to our dearly departed loyal board member and tour guide MARCIE GORMAN, who was a special part of the museum. The Old Homestead was built in 1896 and was the most elegant brothel in the Cripple Creek Mining District during its heyday.This year’s Follies lineup consists of pros and local performers including: Brandie Larsen; Alan & Renee Caldwell, Shelby Evanoika, Mckenzie Best, Lauren Lanning, Lisa Hanner and Greg Brazill at this time. We are working on a couple more acts and we always throw in some surprises. After the show the Great LOCAL band “CCRB” will be playing for your dancing pleasure. No doubt there will be lots of fun to be had. The festivities begin at 6 pm. Tickets are going fast for this gala, sponsored by Bronco Billy’s Casino, Wildwood Casino and the Cripple Creek/Victor Gold Mining Company. Call 719-689-2485 or 719-689-3984.
Holistic Healing Day. Practitioners from the Wholistic Networking Community invite you to experience the benefits of holistic services on a first come, first served donation basis on March 10 from 10 am to noon at the United Methodist Church (1101 Rampart Range Road in Woodland Park). You may choose from touch and no-touch Reiki and Reiki Massage, EFT, trauma release, psychic guidance, essential oils, tuning fork sound healing, counseling, chakra balance, essential oils and dowsing. Practitioner information can be found at Facebook page WNC – Holistic Networking Community. Call 719-748-3412
The Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce Masquerade Dinner and Awards will be held on Friday, March 13 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort (3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, Colorado Springs), with a 5:30 p.m. social hour and silent auction. The dinner and program begins at 7 p.m. The cost is $55 per person and $550 per table of 10. RSVP by March 10 by calling 719-687-9885 or visit www.woodlandparkchamber.com.
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC) has announced its March workshop schedule. All workshops are held at the PPWFC main office at the Citizens Service Center in Colorado Springs, unless otherwise noted and there is no charge to attend any workshop. Workshop topics include How to Make the (April 2) Job Fair Work for You, Intro to the Workforce Orientation, Helpful Internet Resources on Employment, From Job Loss to Job Search, Federal Jobs, 50-plus Networking, Creating a Resume, Preparing for the Interview, Developing Computer Skills and more. For more information, call 719-667-3730.

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs
Monarch Ski Deal. Come to Manitou Springs for all your gift needs and save your receipts! For every $75 (in total receipts) you spend in Manitou Springs, receive a Buy One Get One full price adult All-Day Lift Ticket at the Monarch ski resort. Bring your receipts into the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau & Office of Economic Development located at, 354 Manitou Avenue. Receipts must be dated between November 15 -March 15th. A few black out dates do apply. Call 719-685-5089.