Almanac Week of 4.14.15

Tuesday, April 14
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. Call Shari Billger at 719-748-3412 or
The Teller County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting on April 14 at 7 pm at the Pikes Peak Community Club in Divide.

Wednesday, April 15
Transit Service. A new transit service, offering round trips between Cripple Creek and Woodland Park, will occur on April 15 with the first trip leaving the Aspen Mine Center at 8:45 am. The service, which offers two round-trips, is available every Wednesday.
The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets on Wednesday at 6:45 am in Denny’s in Woodland Park.
The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on April 15 at 5:30 pm in the CC Council Chambers at city hall

Thursday, April 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 10 am in Green Mountain Falls at the Church in the Wildwood. 719-748-8383.

Friday, April 17
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday

Saturday, April 18
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. 719-687-3567.
Pancake Breakfast. The April Pancake Breakfast at Woodland Park Senior Center (312 North Center Street) is scheduled for Saturday, April 18. Start your Saturday with a plate of hot, fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, link sausage and the best biscuits and gravy around. We serve it up with juice and hot coffee or tea for only $6. 719-687-3877.
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 inside the Imperial Hotel. 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. 719-748-1399.
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
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.
The 7th Annual Florissant Grange Chili Cook-off will be held on Apr. 18 at the Florissant Grange from noon to 3 pm. All funds will benefit the restoration of the 1886 schoolhouse. The chili will be evaluated by four volunteer judges. For more information call 719-748-5004.
Fee Free Days. The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will join the Find Your Park Movement during National Park Week, scheduled from April 18-26. As part of this celebration, the Florissant Fossil Beds will offer fee free days on April 18-19, and will offer special programs on both days from 1 to 3 pm. Call 719-748-3253.

Night Sky Programs. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will offer the second part of its Night Sky Program, featuring special Meteor-Watching event for the Lyrids Meteor Shower. The program offers the opportunity to explore the stars under dark-sky conditions, far from city lights. The upcoming 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. Meet at the Visitor Center. 719-748-3253.
Computer Basics Class. Learn common tasks and ways to use your computer more easily. Other valuable tools such as navigation and common computer terms will also be covered. Suitable for beginners. Register Now, class size is limited to 12. Email: or Call 303-219-1630. Those who register AND attend class will receive their $10 registration fee back. EGN Solutions of Woodland Park is offering this class on April 24 from 11 am to noon at their WP office, 400 West Highway 24, Suite 200. Snacks will be provided.
Children’s Festival. The Resource Exchange’s 16th Annual Children’s Festival will be held at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park on Saturday, April 25th, from 9am to noon. There is so much to see and do at this early childhood festival! Visit the game area, discovery zone and the 20 hands-on activity booths represented by our early childhood community leaders. On stage performance: 10:00-10:45 Dana’s Dance. Come see what programs and services are available for early childhood (Birth-5 yrs) in our community. Free admission. For more info:
Classical Concert. On Sunday, April 26 at 3 pm, First Christian Church at 16 East Platte Avenue is presenting the Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony, directed by Kenneth Soper. This dynamic ensemble will perform works from classical to traditional wind band music by Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Percy Grainger, local composer Sam Hall, the finale from Guilmant’s Symphony No. 1 with organist Carol Wilson, and more. Call 719-633-8888.
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.For fundraiser details, contact Janet at 719-687-0549 or
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. 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. 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.

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs
New Book Signing by Local Sheriff. A Launch Party and Book Signing of the first book by former El Paso County Sheriff John Wesley Anderson is scheduled for May 30 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1South, 24th Street, Colorado Springs. The Historical Society is proud to be the co-publisher of the book which includes 35 plus color photos. It is a hard bound coffee table style book. The former sheriff will be available to sign copies of his book at the book signing. John Anderson is a retired El Paso County Sheriff, and has just begun his career as an author but already has plans for a second book on a little known historic law enforcement officer. For more information, call 719-630-8384.