Wednesday, July 8
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.
Into the Woods and Foul Play. An all-new 2015 season of professional theater has unfolded this summer at Cripple Creek’s Butte Theater. The new season brings 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, currently features the classic melodrama Foul Play: or the Scuttling of the Sapphire. TATC also has opened the amazing musical Into the Woods that was made into a popular 2014 film starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp. 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 ButteTheater.com.
Thursday, July 9
The Teller County Commissioners will meet on July 9 at 9:15 a.m. 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 Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on July 9 at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Park City Council Chambers, next to city hall.
Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering. The Western Music Association – Colorado Chapter – is bringing back cowboy poetry and music at a new venue in Colorado Springs. The Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering will be held at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs located at 101 Pro Rodeo Dr. on Thursday, July 9 from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Featured artists include many award-winning entertainers including: 2015 Cowboy Idol Poet Floyd Beard, 2014 WMA Female Poet of the Year Susie Knight, multi-talented musician, writer and producer Ernie Martinez and guitarist- songwriter Jimmy Lee Robbins, James Michael, Sandy Reay, Dale Page, Dennis Russell, and Ray Delgado, performing on the main stage. An open MIC stage will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and featured activities include the Kowpoke Kids’ Show from 11 a.m. till 12 noon debuting 16- year- old Tyler Dill, plus a silent auction from 12 – 2 p.m.Come enjoy some of Colorado’s best western entertainment inside the only museum in the world that honors the champions of professional rodeo.Admission to the Cowboy Gathering includes entrance into the museum. Adults – $10, Seniors – $9, Military w/ID – $8, Children 6-12 – $7, Children ages 5 and under are free.For more information contact Floyd Beard (719) 740-1000, Susie Knight (303) 495-4869, or visit www.pikespeakcowboygathering.com.
Friday, July 10
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday.
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
David Jackson Sings the Greats. The Gold Bar Theater inside the Imperial Hotel in Cripple Creek will feature a performance by David Jackson on July 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. Jackson will entertain with songs performed by the greats, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin and musical styles ranging from Three Dog Night to Willie Nelson. Shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. each night. Call 719-838-0116 for ticket information or go to www.imperialhotelrestaurant.com.
Saturday, July 11
Green Box Arts Festival Final Weekend. The annual Green Box Arts Festival, featuring a wide range of cultural events, dance and music performances and classes, will conclude this weekend in Green Mountain Falls. Some of the highlights include a Keigwin and Company Dance Mantinee, a bluegrass concert, a progressive concert, a celebration of the opening of the new Dewey Mountain trail, and a dedication of new art installations. For more information and for specific times and locations, visit www.greenboxarts.org..
Teller County Sheriff’s Office Open House. The sheriff and staff will be on hand on July 11 throughout the day at their headquarters in Divide to meet and chat with folks in the community. There will be free food, carnival games, Vince and Larry the Crash Dummies, 911 Smoke Trailer, the TCSO Posse and TCSO Reserves. For more information, call Renee Bunting at 719-687-9652.
The Marigreen Pines Tour dates are scheduled for Saturday, July 11, with tours beginning at 9:45 am to 3 pm, and Sunday, July 12, beginning at noon and extending to 3 pm. Tours are scheduled every 45 minutes. The final bus will return from MGP at 6 pm on both days. Tickets cost $16 for patrons and groups of 12 or more and $18 for the public. These unique tours are sponsored by the Ute Pass Historical Society. Tickets can only be purchased at the Ute Pass Historical Society Gift Shop, at 231 E. Henrietta Avenue in Woodland Park. You may also print the form at our website and sent it with your payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: U.P.H.S., P.O. BOX 6875, Woodland Park, CO 80866 Call 719-686-7512 for more information.
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast. The monthly Pancake Breakfast at the Woodland Park Senior Center is set for Saturday, July 18 from 8 am to 11 am. Plan to start Saturday off right with all you can eat fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and the best biscuits and gravy around. Cooked by your home town seniors, we serve it up with juice and coffee or hot tea for only $6. Kids 6 and under eat for free. Our open to the public event helps to support the programs and activities of the Woodland Park Senior Center. We appreciated the support of each one of you! Mark your calendars and plan to join us on the 3rd Saturday each month of the year.
“The Roaring Twenties and a Young Girl’s Diary,” a temporary exhibit presented by the Ute Pass Historical Society (UPHS), will be on display through July outside the Colorado Room on the third floor of the Woodland Park Public Library. The exhibit is based on entries in the diary of a girl who lived in a Green Mountain Falls cabin in the early 1920s. This exhibit reveals the girl’s name and features vintage clothing and other artifacts from the Roaring Twenties, including a flapper-style dress worn by a University of Colorado alumnus and a middy blouse made popular by the British Royal Family in the mid-19th century. Contact UPHS at 686-7512.
Free legal advice. A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 2 to 5 pm on the first Friday of each month at the Woodland Park Public Library, and also at your Florissant Public Library. 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. Upcoming dates in 2015 are: August 7; September 4; October 2; November 6; and December 4, 2015
Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs
Faces that Made Manitou. “History is about people and people make our history” is the theme behind the newest exhibit Faces of Manitou is now open at the Manitou Springs Heritage Center.The volunteers who operate the Heritage Center conceived this exhibit when the museum opened, but it has taken until now to gather biographical information and find an opening in the exhibit schedule to present it.The concept is to provide biographies and photos or images of people in Manitou Springs’ history that contributed to the community – large and small. As a special treat to celebrate the exhibit opening, local guitarist Michael Galvin is scheduled to give a concert at the Manitou Springs Heritage Center on Wednesday, June 24 from 8-9pm. Concert admission is $5 recommended donation.The Manitou Springs Heritage Center is located at 517 Manitou Avenue and is a non-profit 501(c)3organization. To find out more about the Manitou Springs Heritage Center, visit the website(www.manitouspringsheritagecenter.org); reach them at 719-685-1454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 refreshment offers. Call 719-636-1225 for more information. The event is being coordinated by the Old Colorado City Historic Society, located at 1S 24th Street, Colorado Springs.