Almanac Week of 4.7.15

Tuesday, April 7
The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on April 7 at 7 pm in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, April 8
Transit Kick-Off. A new transit service, offering round trips between Cripple Creek and Woodland Park, will kick off on April 8 with the first trip leaving the Aspen Mine Center at 8:45 am (see related story in this week’s TMJ). The service, which offers two round-trips between Cripple Creek and Woodland Park, is available every Wednesday.
The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets on Wednesday at 6:45 am in Denny’s in Woodland Park.

Thursday, April 9
The Teller County Commissioners will meet on April 9 at 9:15 am in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek.
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.
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 April 9. Call 719-687-7587.
Spring Business Expo. The Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce and sponsor, Platinum Relations, welcomes everyone to attend the Spring Business Expo and meet 38 local business owners to see what they have to offer. The event will be held on April 9 from 5 to 7 pm at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. Light appetizers, a cash bar and door prizes will be offered. For more information, call Sue Griswold of the Chamber at 719-687-9885.
A New Twist of The Odd Couple. The Butte Theater will debut its annual Spring Community Show on April 9 with a showing of The Odd Couple (A Female Version). The show features a combination of community adult and youth actors and is directed by Rebecca Myers. Neil Simon adapted the play in 1985 to feature a pair of female roommates (Florence Ungar and Olive Madison) in The Female Odd Couple. This version of the play will be presented at the Butte.The show runs from April 9-12 with show times of 7pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $7 at the door only. Call 719-689-6402 for information

Friday, April 10
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday

Saturday, April 11
Night Sky Programs. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will offer two Night Sky Programs, one of which is a special Meteor-Watching event for the Lyrids Meteor Shower. Both programs offer the opportunity to explore the stars under dark-sky conditions, far from city lights. The first program, “The Spring Sky,” will occur on April 11 from 8 to 10 pm. Meet the constellations of Spring! The Lion, the Crab, and the Many-Headed Serpent are high in the sky, pursued by the hero who fought them all, Hercules. Join us to learn your way around the spring sky, hear some of the mythology behind the constellations, and see some of the telescopic treasures hidden within them. Meet at the Visitor Center. The second program is slated for April 22 from 8 to 10 pm. It is called “Lyrids Meteor Shower.” Admission to these shows is the cost of regular admission to the park. For more information, call 719-748-3253.

Holistic Healing Day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 at the Mountain View United Methodist Church (1101 Rampart Range Road, Woodland Park). 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
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.. The Gold Bar Theater is located at 123 North Third St. inside the Imperial Hotel and Restaurant. The April 18 show will have a variety format and will feature entertainers from throughout the area including singer-songwriter Jimmy Lee Robbins, Western music artists and Cowboy Poets Tom and Donna Hatton, Cowboy Poet Sergio Schaefer and a local Country-Western-Blues band for dancing.Bill LaReau will also perform and MC the event along with multi-talented performance artist Elizabeth Sumeril who will make a special appearance as Annie Oakley. With its new direction, the Gold Bar Theater will play host to a variety of entertainment styles. Musicians and entertainers may call Gold Bar Theater Manager Sonja Oliver at 719-748-1399 for inquiries.
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.
Prospect Home Care & Hospice will be starting their fundraiser for Johnny Jump Ups plants, which is scheduled from April 27 – May 15 with the delivery of plants to sign up locations on May 19. Johnny Jump Ups are delightful perennials that brighten the landscape at altitude with their bright, colorful faces. Contact Janet at 719-687-0549.
Steampunk Special Events. The Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and Southern Teller County Focus Group will present a variety of events during the third annual Steampunk Festival, which runs from April 24 to April 26. These include a Paranormal Investigation of the Museum, Guided Historic Tours of Victor, an historic presentation of steam power with working steam engine models at the Gold Coin Club, a resurrection of Rittenhouse Mine and tours of the CC&V mining operation. These events will occur at the Gold Coin Club, the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and the Rittenhouse Mine. For more information and to make reservations, visit
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.
Teller County Commission Chairman Marc Dettenreider is the featured speaker at an open forum question-and-answer session hosted by the Teller County Republicans from 7-9 pm on Wednesday, May 6 at its local headquarters located above City Market in Woodland Park. This forum, the first of a series of similar events being planned, is open to people of all ages and political persuasions.Each open forum will provide an informal but lively opportunity for you to speak one-on-one with your local, state and nationally elected officials about issues and topics of concern. Future forums will be scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month from 7-9 pm.

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 directly if you have any questions or concerns!?