Almanac Week of 3.31.15

Wednesday, April 1
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
The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on April 1 at 5:30 pm in the CC Council Chambers at city hall..

Thursday, April 2
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. 719-748-8383.
Lunch and Learn. Please join us for the Woodland Park Chamber Lunch and Learn Series. Add a tool each month to your “Business Thriving Tool Kit.” Lunch is provided. On April 2, a “Alzheimer’s Round Table” will be presented by Paula Levy, DayBreak – An Adult Day Program and Caregiver Support Group Leader. This will event will be held at the Ute Pass Cultural Center from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Call 719-687-9885 to register or visit www.woodlandparkchamber.com. Member pricing is $15, with non-member pricing slated at $25.
The Woodland Park City Council will meet on April 2 at 7 pm in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, April 3
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday
Free Legal Clinic. 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 Library in Woodland Park, and also at the Florissant Public Library in Florissant. 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.Sign up by calling (719) 687-9281 ext.103 for Woodland Park or 719-748-3939 for Florissant. Upcoming dates in 2015 are: April 3; May 1; June 5; August 7; September 4; October 2; November 6; and December 4. All sessions are free.
Easter Services. Make plans to attend two special Easter weekend events at The Sanctuary in Woodland Park. Guests will enjoy powerful praise and worship and a message from the president and founder of Charis Bible College, Andrew Wommack. On April 3, Charis will host a Good Friday Celebration that will begin at 7 pm. The event will feature live worship music performed by Daniel Amstutz and the Charis Bible College Worship Team, as well as special guests: Dove Award winners Don and Wendy Francisco and Dove Award winner and Gospel Music Hall of Fame vocalist Matthew Ward. On Easter Sunday, the sunrise worship service will begin at 7 am. In addition to the above- named artists, this special celebration will include music performed by an Easter Brass Ensemble. Both services are free and open to the public. The Sanctuary is located at 800 Gospel Truth Way in Woodland Park.

Saturday, April 4
Easter Egg Hunts. The Joyland Church in Green Mountain Falls will host their fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 4, with registration beginning at 9:30 am. The event typically attracts 250 to 350 adults and kids at the church facility, located at 10605 Green Mountain Falls Road, next to the GMF Town Hall. The church is providing 10,000-plus eggs for the hunt, scheduled between 10 am and 1 pm, and will offer a wide array of games. For more information, call 719-684-9418.
The Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 4, with the hunt beginning at 1 pm at city park. The egg hunt lineup, with children divided into four age groups, will start at 12:30 at the circle parking lot above the city park. And once again, the Easter Bunny will make many appearances, hide eggs and visit the kids. Following the egg hunt, participants and their families will gather inside the Henry Hack Community Center for a distribution of prizes and other festivities. In the past, 300 happy family members have enjoyed the event. For more information, call 719-689-3514
The Easter bunny is coming to Victor for the town’s third annual Easter Egg Hunt in Wallace Park the park just behind the visitors center from noon to 1:30pm There will be games and prizes and a light lunch will be served. Visit Gold Camp.org for more details or call 719-689-2284.
New Fire Truck Display. The Northeast Teller County Fire Protection District will showcase the placing into service of a new piece of firefighting equipment, a 2014 Pierce Engine, on April 4. The new truck features many amazing new features and seats four firefighters. A ceremony, outlining the purchase details, will be held at 10:30 am at Fire Station 1, located at 1010 Evergreen Heights Drive in Woodland Park. Call 719-687-1866.

Sunday, April 5
Happy Easter from the staff of The Mountain Jackpot. Many local restaurants will offer special Easter Day brunches and special feasts.

Upcoming
Holistic Healing Day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 at the Mountain View United Methodist Church (1101 Rampart Range Road, Woodland Park). Ten dedicated, caring practitioners from the Wholistic Networking Community invite you to experience the benefits of holistic services on a first come, first served donation basis. You may choose from touch and no-touch Reiki, psychic guidance, chakra balancing, essential oils, tuning fork sound healing, dowsing and Tarot, Practitioner information can be found at Facebook page WNC – Wholistic Networking Community. Call Shari Billger at 719-748-3412 or shari1551@aol.com.
Engineering A Mine. A Free Mine Shots presentation, entitled “From the Ground Up…Engineering a Mine,” will be held at the Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine Visitor Center at 371 E. Bennett Avenue (BPOE) Elks Building on Saturday, April 18 at 10 am. The presentation is free, but reservations are encouraged. Call 719-689-2341.
A Veterans Benefit, with all proceeds benefitting the Special Forces Charitable Trust and the Green Beret Foundation, will be held at the Ute Pass Cultural Center on Saturday, April 18. The festivities will include a poker run, a bike show, tattoo contest, beer garden and live music. The event is sponsored by many local businesses, including the Ute Inn, Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company, Pikes Peak Auto Body, Above the Clouds Tattoo, Big D Motorsports and more. Call 719-687-3567.
Gold Bar Entertainment. On Saturday, April 18 at 7 pm, the public is invited to a special musical event at the historic Gold Bar Theater featuring entertainers from throughout the area. The Gold Bar Theater is located at 123 North Third St. inside the Imperial Hotel and Restaurant. With its new direction, the Gold Bar Theater will play host to a variety of entertainment styles such as Americana, Folk and Western Music, Cowboy Poetry, Puppetry, Magic, Ventriloquism, Cabaret and Dance Skits. Musicians and entertainers of all varieties are invited to call Sonja Oliver, at 719-748-1399 for inquiries regarding possible performances.
Pet Vaccination Clinic. The Four Mile Emergency Services will host a Pet Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, April 18 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Four Mile Fire Station 1 on Teller 11. Visit www.fourmiles.com
Job Fair. The Aspen Mine Center is hosting a Community Job Fair in Cripple Creek at 166 East Bennett Ave on Wednesday April 29 from 11 am to 3 pm. The event is sponsored by the Pikes Peak Workforce. It is a Youth and Adult Job Fair for anyone 16 years and older. For more information, call 719-689-3584.

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs
Fighting Poverty Want better opportunities for your children? Want to stand up and really do something for the most vulnerable? Ever thought about being an activist but don’t know how? In the great state of Colorado, 13 percent of the population lived in poverty in 2013. For children, that statistic was 18 percent. Nationally, 1 in 5 children go hungry at night. Join us on April 9 at the Old Colorado City Library (2418 Pikes Peak Avenue) from 6 to 8 pm for an exciting evening led by Kristy Martino, U.S. Poverty Grassroots Organizer, where you can learn how to fight poverty effectively. We’ll learn a lot about U.S. poverty, gain some new activism skills, and even take action together! Come participate in the conversation, get inspired, and learn how you can play an important role in ending poverty. The event is free and open to the public. Please reach out to kmartino@results.org directly if you have any questions or concerns!?