Tuesday, July 21
The Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce will feature its monthly business After Hours gathering on July 21 at the Andersen Enterprises (750 E. Hwy. 24 in WP), starting at 5:30 pm. The theme will be a casino night with Las Vegas-style costumes.
Meeting Cancellation. The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees regular meeting, scheduled for July 21 at 7 pm, has been cancelled.
Wednesday, July 22
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 23
The Teller County Commissioners will meet on July 23 at 9:15 am in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek.
The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on July 23 at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Park City Council Chambers, next to city hall.
Friday, July 24
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.
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
Gold Bar Entertainment. Cripple Creek’s Gold Bar Theater in the Imperial Hotel is hosting two special events on July 24 and July 25. Highlights include internationally acclaimed artist and classical bass vocalist Nathan Van Arsdale, who will partner with Divide resident, performer and Classic French and Marcel Marceau-trained mime Elizabeth Summeril for “Higher Art,” An Evening of Opera and Musical Comedy on Friday, July 24. Tickets are $10 at the door.On July 25 the theater will host Teller County Four Mile ranchers and award winning cowboy/western poets and songwriters Tom and Donna Hatton who are recipients of the Academy of Western Writers Will Rogers Award for Cowboy Poetry CD and 2005 Album of the Year. Tickets are $5 for Adults and $2 for Children. Children age five and under are FREE. Call 719-748-1399 or 719-838-0116.
Saturday, July 25
The Cripple Creek Ghost Tours are back!!! Starting this Saturday the Cripple Creek District Museum will be featurng the return of the Ghost Walks each Saturday afternoon through Labor Day weekend. Tours begin at the Cripple Creek District Museum at 1:00 p.m. These walking tours are free, but a donation is requested.
Treasures from Below. The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will host an informational sidewalk display in Cripple Creek on Saturday, July 25, outside the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company’s Visitor Center, located at 371 Bennett Avenue, (Elks Building), from 10 am to 4:00 pm. The display and information, called “Treasures from Below”, is sponsored by the Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds and the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company. Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds at the CC&V Visitor Center to learn more about how Cripple Creek’s gold and Florissant’s fossils both originated from volcanic activity in this area. Learn how fossils are now providing a wealth of information about the climate 34 million years ago. Hear how paleontologists have discovered similarities and differences between the past and modern ecosystems at Florissant and how this relates to changes in climate. Also learn about CC&V’s current, modern mining operations. For more information, call 719-689-2341.
Hornbek Homestead Tours. The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will be participating in Florissant Heritage day by hosting a family friendly day at the Hornbek Homestead on July 25 from 10 am until 4 pm. Park staff will be conducting tours of the homestead and leading 19th century period crafts and activities for kids and families. For more information call 719-748-3253.
Hot Summer Music Nights. On Saturday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church is presenting the next program in their “Hot Summer Nights: Music on the Labyrinth” series, featuring All Those Who Wander, a folk alternative group which creates an eclectic mix of American, Scottish, and Irish folk styles. Nicholas and Danielle Booker and Forrest Alvarez play a variety of instruments and sing in tight harmonies. The program will be held outdoors on the south side of the church (but will move indoors for inclement weather), so bring a blanket or chair. A free will offering will be taken. Call 719-633-8888 for more information.
History Park Tours. A 90-minute walking tour of historic Woodland Park begins at the History Park Museum Center at 9:30 am each Saturday through September 19, followed by an hour-long tour of History Park beginning at 11 am. 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.
Bronc Day. The 77th annual Bronc Day festival in Green Mountain Falls is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1. The festivities include a pancake breakfast, a parade, arts and crafts booths, family games, a gunfighter show, air slide and competitions for all ages. Visit broncdayco.org.
Mountain Arts Festival.The 30th annual Mountain Arts Festival is scheduled for August 1 and 2 in Woodland Park. Thousands of creations from metal, wood, glass, wax, cloth, vinyl records, gems, antlers, stones, clay, food sources and lots more will be tucked under the more than 80 booths at this year’s Festival. The Festival opens for business at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday, outdoors at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. It runs until 5 p.m. on Saturday and closes at 4pm on Sunday. There is no charge for admission.
Enjoy Family Archery Day in the outdoors near Victor on Aug. 1 from 9 am to 4 pm. Shoot at 3-D life size animal targets, aerial birds, archery golf, and more. Bows, arrows, and equipment are provided for all sizes, ages, and abilities. The event is free thanks to Elks, CC&V Gold Mine, and many donors. BBQ burgers, hot dogs, chicken, buns, tableware are provided for lunch—please bring a potluck side dish. Call Kirk and Betty Crawford at 719-286-7166, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or register online www.archerySTACK.org. Map available online.
Teller County Commissioner Norm Steen will be the guest speaker at the next Open Forum, scheduled for Wednesday August 5 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the GOP headquarters located above City Market in Woodland Park. These monthly events are open to people of all political persuasions. Come in and ask questions of your local elected officials. 719-258-7281.
The Pikes Peak Historical Society and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will be hosting a group of Tabeguache dancers for a performance of traditional Ute dances at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument amphitheater on Saturday, August 8 at 7 pm. The Society has been hosting the return of the Northern Ute Nation since 1999 and is also supported by the Catamount Institute, the Friends of Florissant Fossil Beds, White Horse Circle of World Council of Elders, and the Smokebrush Foundation. For more information please call the Monument at (719) 748 – 3253 ext. 122 or 202 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/flfo or Facebook at /FlorissantNPS
The Ninth Annual Quilter’s Above the Clouds show, “Quilts in the Aspens,” will be held Saturday, August 8 from 9 am until 4:30 pm at the Woodland Park Middle School, 600 East Kelley’s Road. More than 100 quilts will be displayed including traditional bed-sized quilts, lap quilts, wall hangings, art quilts and home décor quilted items. Special exhibits and quilting demonstrations will be presented throughout the day. Fabric, patterns and quilting notions will be offered for sale by area quilt shops. A guild boutique will have quilted items for purchase. Admission to the show is $2; children under 12 years are free.