Almanac Week of 6.2.15

Tuesday, June 2
Whiskey Showdown. The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on June 2 at 7 pm. At issue are plans for the Black Bear Distillery.

Wednesday, June 3
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.

New Convenience Store. The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on June 3 at 5:30 pm. The council is scheduled to address a conditional use permit request for a new proposed gas station and convenience store, located next to the Wildwood casino.

Assessor Presentation. 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.

Thursday, June 4
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 Woodland Park Public Library will host a round-table discussion on June 4 at 2 pm. It will include Duke Monk, the past commander of the American Legion and Eric V. Dickson, a leader of the Post 1980 in Woodland Park. Several veterans will be sharing their stories and fielding questions. Call 719- 687-9281 x103

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on June 5 at 7 pm in the Woodland Park City Council Chambers,

Friday, June 5
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday.

Free Legal Advice. A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 2 to 5 pm on June 5 at the Woodland Park Public 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. Future dates this year include August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6m and December 4.

Free Computer Classes. EGN Solutions, located at 400 West Hwy. 24, suite 200, in downtown Woodland Pak, will offer free computer classes on every Friday during the summer from 1 to 3 pm. For more information, call 303-219-1630 or visit www.egn-solutions.net

The Woodland Park Public Library will host a “Never Forgotten” forum on June 5 at 2 pm. Thomas Tudor from the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will speak on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Honor Guard, and Arlington National Cemetery. Call719- 687-9281 x103

Jazz in June Concert will be held on Friday, June 5 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, with a cocktail hour at 6:30 and a jazz concert, with the Swing Factory starting at 7:30 pm. The concert is free, but donations are accepted. The concert is sponsored by the Woodland Music Series and the Woodland Wind Symphony, and is being directed by Craig Harms. For more information, call 719-687-2210.

Saturday, June 6
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.

The Woodland Park Community Singers with special guests Tempest will perform on Saturday, June 6 at 1 pm at the Woodland Park Public Library. The Singers will be singing Patriotic Songs along with Tempest a barbershop quartet from Woodland Park High School The event is free and no registration required. Call 719- 687-9281 x103

Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages outdoor enthusiasts and recreationists to celebrate National Trails Day, Saturday, June 6 on Colorado trails. Now in its 23rd consecutive year, and initiated by the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day, is the largest annual trails celebration and promises to deliver a wide variety of outdoor activities for the public to enjoy. Get outdoors and experience the unique panorama of Colorado while horseback riding, hiking, biking or off-highway vehicle riding on more than 30,000 miles of trails throughout the state. For more information regarding trails in Colorado or the trails program go to: https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Pages/Trails.aspx or visit www.NationalTrailsDay.org.

Star Gazes. It’s summertime, one of the best times of year to visit our country’s amazing national parks. The Pikes Peak region has its own national park unit right in its backyard – Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Whether you are interested in fresh air, animals, hiking, family time, stars, or health there will be something this month. On Saturday, June 6 from 8:30 to 10:30 pm, the park will host “Star Cluters and Galaxies. Join park staff and members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society and explore galaxies and star clusters. Telescopes will be provided as you gaze at thousands of stars in the dark skies above the Florissant valley. The program will start with a short interpretive talk followed by 1.5 hours of stargazing.

Upcoming
Prospect Home Care & Hospice will hold its annual bake sale on Friday, June 12 at the Teller County Farmers Market, which will be held behind Vectra Bank and the Catholic Church. Baked goods donations are very welcomed. For more information, call Janet at 719-687-0549 or jlareau@prospecthch.org.

Special Holistic Healing Day. Our loving, dedicated practitioners from the Wholistic Networking Community invite you to experience the benefits of holistic services on a first come, first served donation basis for a special event, scheduled for June 13 from noon to 3:30 pm at the United Methodist Church at 1101 Rampart Range Road in Woodland Park. Practitioner information can be found at Facebook page WNC – Wholistic Networking Community. Teller County Safe Harbor, a Woodland Park non-profit that serves domestic violence and sexual assault victims, will be the beneficiary of your donation. For more information, call Shari Billger at 719-748-3412.

The First Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Catered Lunch will be held on Wednesday June 17 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Please join us and learn about the essential services provided to Teller County residents. The event is sponsored bh the Forest Edge Skilled Nursing Facility (expected to open fall, 2015) and the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital. 719-687-3330.

Western Street Breakfast. On June 17, all area residents and visitors are invited to participate in a city tradition and don their best western wear in support of The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo and to celebrate the Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast. So rustle up your boots, hats, and denim clothing to honor our western heritage and join fellow residents for the Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast. The 55th Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast kicks off at 5:30 am in downtown Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak and Tejon. For $5, you will get you a great breakfast including eggs, pancakes, milk, juice and coffee – children under 5 eat free. Breakfast is cooked and served by Ft. Carson volunteers. Proceeds from the breakfast will support local military and their families. The breakfast is the kick-off for the Pikes Peak Range Riders, who will depart from horseback from the breakfast. The Riders will be trekking through southern Teller during a good part of their multi-day journey. 719-299-1917.