Almanac Week of 5.19.15

Tuesday, May 19
The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on May 19 at 7 pm in the new town hall.
Prospect Home Care & Hospice will be finalizing their fundraiser for Johnny Jump Ups plants, 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
The Wholistic Networking Community invites you to meet area practitioners and learn about holistic wellness on May 19 from 11 am to 12:30 at the Rampart Public Library in Woodland Park at 218 E. Midland Ave. The featured presentation for our May 19th meeting will be “The Sacred Healing Art of Thai Yoga Massage” presented by Leah Wilson. 719-963-4405.

Wednesday, May 20
The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets on Wednesday at 6:45 am in Denny’s in Woodland Park.
A Hip Hop Jazz Class, sponsored by the Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation, will be held every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 for only $2. Call 719-689-3514.
24/7 Cocktail Service. The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on May 20 at 5:30 pm in the CC Council Chambers at city hall. The council will decide the fate of an emergency ordinances that could set the stage for 24/7 alcohol service inside casinos and businesses that are part of a designated common consumption, entertainment district. An earlier workshop will be held at 4:30 pm to discuss a head start care grant.

Thursday, May 21
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
The CSU Extension Office, in partnership with the Master Gardeners, will host a class on May 21 entitled “Herbs, xeriscaping/waterwise gardens and micro-climates.” It will focus on what herbs grow well up the high country and the best techniques to sustain them year after year for the perennials. It also will examine low water environments and micro-climates. The class, part five of an overall series, will be presented by Mark Platten, and Marie Bartol. It will start at 5:30 pm in the Woodland Park Public Library. For more information about the classes, visit the Teller County government’s main website.
CASA offers a volunteer opportunity like no other. As appointed representatives of the court, CASA Volunteers are empowered to make a lifelong difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. Find out how you can become a CASA. Join us Thursday, May 21, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, for our 4-1-1 hour at the CASA office, 701 S. Cascade Ave., CSC 80903. Please RSVP to Kelly, (719)447-9898, ext. 1033 or visit our website,
The Woodland Park City Council will meet on March 21 at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, May 22
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday
Archery Classes. The Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation will host Archery Classes on Fridays from 5 to 6 pm and Saturdays from 8 to 10 am at the Henry Hack center. You must call John at 719-689-3514 to register! In addition, an archery open indoor shooting range will be available on Friday and Saturday from 6 to 8 pm.
Classical Concert. The Alleluia Ringers, which has appeared with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, will do a free concert at the First Lutheran Church at 1515 North Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs on May 22 at 7:30 pm. Besides performing throughout the United States, The Alleluia Ringers has made 3 tours of Germany, 3 tours of Norway, once to Latvia, and performed twice at national events of The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR). They are also heard on the New Music CDs for AGEHR Publishing – Handbell Musicians of America.

Saturday, May 23
Ranger Guided Yoga Hikes. Remaining hikes for this month are scheduled for May 23 and 30 at 9 am at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument off Teller One. These hikes will occur at a moderate pace for 1 to 1.5 miles with intermittent stops for stretching and standing yoga poses for all levels. Call 719-748-3253

Memorial Day Celebrations. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #11411 of Florissant and Lake George will conduct its Honor Guard Ceremony in memory of veterans that are buried in local cemeteries on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 at the following times and locations: 4-Mile Cemetery at 10 am; Florissant Cemetery at 10:45 am; and Lake George Cemetery at 11:30 am. The public is invited to attend these ceremonies.
The Victor City-Wide Yard Sale & Merchants Sidewalk Sale will be held on Saturday- Monday, May 23-25. Maps of Sellers will be passed out at local businesses. Lots of good stuff! For more information, e-mail Anne Kennedy-Temple:
Spring Clean-up. Join us on the morning of Saturday, May 30 for the 13th annual Keep Woodland Park Beautiful Spring Cleanup Celebration! Take note – Since Memorial Park will be under reconstruction, this year, we’re meeting at the Ute Pass Cultural Center pavilion green (between the cultural center and the library).
Park and Rec Special Events. Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation are sponsoring a number of remaining special events this month including a Spring Garage Yard Sale on May 30 from 9 am to 3 pm and an Archery Clinic on May 30. Call 719-6893514.
Please join us for fun and free weekend programs at Eleven Mile State Park. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The park’s North Shore Amphitheater is where most educational programs occur, unless otherwise noted. On May 29, the Park will feature a program on bears and mountain lions, starting at 8 pm. On May 30, don’t miss the Tree and Me Children’s Program, at 10 am. A Wildflower Program is scheduled for May 30 at 2 pm at the Coyote Ridge Trailhead. Local Fishing Guide Larry Falk will provide an entertaining look at what he does for a successful trolling trip on Eleven Mile Reservoir during a presentation on May 30 at 7 pm.
Mueller Park Changes. The Equestrian access in Mueller State park will be closed for one day only due to the Outdoor Skills Day event going on throughout the park on Saturday, May 30. Many of the equestrian activities of the day will take place in the livery area of the park, where normally horseback riders park their trailers to ride off into the back country. Most of the trails in Mueller will still be open and equestrians can access them from Dome Rock State Wildlife Area. The public is invited to participate in the many activities offered at Outdoor Skills Day! From 9 am until 3 pm, folks can learn more about their favorite outdoor activity, including bait fishing, fly fishing, target shooting with 22’s, shotguns and pellet guns, archery, camping, camp cooking, geocaching, fossil hunting, Bear Aware, cave climbing, and much more! 719-687-2366.
The annual Friends of the Florissant Library Book, Bake, and Plant Sale will be held Friday, June 5 from 10 – 2 and Saturday, June 6 from 10 – 1 at the Florissant Library on 334 Circle Drive. The sale will feature many plants, plus paperback and hard-bound children’s books as well as adult fiction and non-fiction books, CDs, audio books and DVD’s, and delicious baked items. The proceeds will help support the summer Drama and Video Clubs. Call 719-748-0102.
Teller County Assessor Betty Clark-Wine is the featured speaker at an open forum, question and answer session, hosted by the Teller County Republicans from 7 to 9 pm on Wednesday, June 3 at its local headquarters, located above City Market in Woodland Park. Clark-Wine will address concerns regarding the recent valuation increases and their impact on property taxes and the overall process in filing protests. This forum is part of a series of events, open to people of all ages and political persuasions.

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs
The Old Colorado City Historical Society will host a book signing of “Ute Indian Prayer Trees of the Pikes Peak Region” on May 30 from 11 am to 3 pm at the History Center at 1 South 24th Street, Colorado Springs. Meet the author, John Anderson, and hear these fascinating trees culturally modified by the Ute Indians over 100 years ago. Refreshments will be served. This is a free program. Call 719-630-8384.