Almanac Week of 6.16.15

Tuesday, June 16
The Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly After Hours gathering at the Foxworth-Galbraith location in Woodland Park. The festivities begin at 5 pm and include a number of contests. For more information, visit the Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce website.

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on June 16 in the new town hall facility. The trustees are scheduled to life a current prohibition against the feeding of duck and geese in public and may discuss several other pending ordinances.

Wednesday, June 17
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.

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 in the fall of 2015) and the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital. For more information, call 719-687-3330.

Meeting Cancellation. The Cripple Creek City Council, normally scheduled to meet on June 17, has cancelled its regular meeting due to an out-of-town conference, and won’t meet again until July 1.

Thursday, June 18
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.

Meeting Cancellation. The Woodland Park City Council, normally scheduled to meet on June 18, has cancelled its regular meeting due to an out-of-town conference, and won’t meet again until July 2.

Friday, June 19
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday.

Farmer’s Market. Join us for our 25th year in Woodland Park as Teller County’s Farmers Market will be held every Friday during the summer from 7 am to 1 pm. The new location is behind Vectra Bank, at the corner of Highway 24 & West Street. 719-689-3133.

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

Blast from the Past. The Stargazers Theatre in Colorado Springs will host the legendary band from the 1970s, the Jefferson Starship, on June 19. The band, which still has several original members, will perform many of their popular hits from the Jefferson Airplane and early Jefferson Starship days. This marks their second performance at the Stargazers in the last few years. The concert will start at 8 pm. It is part of a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Jefferson Airplane. Call 719-476-2200.

Saturday, June 20
Eleven Mile activities. 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 will feature a variety of educational programs. In addition, organized hikes are available. This weekend, presentations will be held regarding bears and lions, “skins, skulls and scats” and fly fishing. Call 719-748-3401 for specific times and more information.

Ranger Guided Yoga Hikes will be held every Saturday and Wednesday through August 22 at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Hikes, starting at 9 am at the Visitor Center, will be at a moderate pace for 1 to 1.5 miles with intermittent stops for stretching and standing yoga poses for all levels. Please wear comfortable clothes that allow for a wide range of movement, comfortable flexible soled shoes and bring a water bottle. A mat will not be necessary for these hikes. Call 719-748-3253.

Genealogy Class. Marilyn Trantham Blackwell, a Ute Pass Historical Society volunteer, will be teaching a Basic Genealogy class from 12:30 to 3:30 pm on Saturday, June 20, and from 10 am to 12:30 pm on Tuesday, June 23, both in the board room at the Woodland Park Public Library. The cost for the class, which is sponsored by UPHS, is $20 for UPHS members and $25 for non-members. If you are curious about your roots, this is your opportunity to learn how to research your ancestry. Contact Marilyn Trantham Blackwell at or call (719) 660-4658 to register.

History Park Tours. A 90-minute walking tour of historic Woodland Park begins at at the History Park Museum Center at 9:30 am each Saturday (except July 4) through September 19, followed by an hour-long tour of History Park beginning at 11 am (except July 11). All activities are free and weather permitting; donations are gratefully accepted. History Park consists of five historic buildings and the Museum Center/Gift Shop. The buildings display documents and artifacts related to the development of the Ute Pass area, from the era of the Southern Ute people to modern times. History Park is located at 231 E. Henrietta Avenue, next to the Woodland Park Public Library. Call the Ute Pass Historical Society at 719-686-7512 for further information.

The Woodland Park Public Library will host its annual used book sale on June 26 from noon to 4 pm and on June 27 from 10 am to 3 pm. Come fill a bag for a donation of $5. The event is free and no registration is required. Call 719-687-9281×103.

Live Theater in the Creek. An all-new 2015 season of professional theater will unfold this summer at Cripple Creek’s Butte Theater. The new season will bring to the Butte stage a fairy tale musical and classic melodrama and comedic action. Thin Air Theatre Company (TATC) now in its ninth year in Cripple Creek will open the classic melodrama Foul Play: or the Scuttling of the Sapphire June 26. TATC will open the musical Into the Woods July 3. Both shows alternate days and times Wednesday through Sunday at 1 and 7 p.m. A full schedule of show dates and time is online at

Legendary Western Entertainer Rex Allen Jr. will be performing at the historic Imperial Hotel’s Gold Bar Theater in Cripple Creek on June 24 and 25 at 7 pm. .Rex Allen Jr. is truly a living legacy of Country and Western Music and a member of The Western Music Hall Of Fame. The namesake heir of Hollywood’s last singing cowboy and a revered narrator, Rex the younger shares his father’s, (movie star and singer Rex Allen), greatest gift – his voice. For tickets go to or call 719-838-0116.

Donkey Derby Days. The 84th running of Donkey Derby Days will be held on June 27-28. The festival, one of the biggest events in southern Teller, features a wide array of games, contests, donkey races, live music and a spree of activities for all ages. For more information, see

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs
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. The event 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. 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.

Tunnel Tales of Old Colorado City. Scheduled for July 19 from 1 to 3 pm. and features a self-guided walking tour around Old Colorado City. It includes two to five stops with characters giving stories and histories of the various sites, a booklet with maps and historic information, special offers from merchants and an end tour at Mother Muffs with special entertainment and refreshments. 719-636-1225.