Tuesday, Aug. 4
National Night Out. The Woodland Park and Cripple Creek police departments and other agencies will be participating in the National Night Out national program on Aug. 4 with activities planned at the Ute Pass Cultural Center from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and at the CC Park and Recreation facility from 3 to 7 pm.
Wednesday, Aug. 5
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.
The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Aug. 5 in the CC Council Chambers at city hall at 5:30 pm.
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. If you have any suggestions of people you would like to hear speak please contact Joe Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-258-7281.
Thursday, Aug. 6
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 City Council will meet on Aug. 6 at 7 pm in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.
Friday, Aug. 7
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 the FIRST FRIDAY of each month at ther Woodland Park Public Library in Woodland Park, and also at your 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. Upcoming dates in 2015 are: August 7; September 4; October 2; November 6; 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
Gold Mine Tours. The CC&V mine conducts regular guided tours of their operations from now through Labor Day. These popular tours, which occur almost on a daily basis, originate at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, in Victor. All proceeds from the tours are donated to the museum. Call 719-689-4211 for more information and to make reservations or visit ccvgoldmine.com. Reservations are highly recommended for these tours.
Saturday, August 8
Mayor’s Cup. The 26th Annual Woodland Park Mayor’s Cup, featuring a 5K and 10K footrace and a free Kids Fun Run, is scheduled for Aug. 8, with race day registration starting at 7:30 am. The actual races begin at 8:30 am at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. Bring the family and enjoy a day of recreation. We will begin the morning with the Free Kids Fun Run, then start the 5K/10K Race and wrap up with the Woodland Music Series, Jazz-Big Band Concert on the Green at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. 719-687-5225.
Jazz & Big Band This is a free concert scheduled for Aug. 8 on the green, next to the Ute Pass Cultural Center. It will feature USAF Falconaires at 11 am, Phat Horn Doctors at 1 pm, A Stick, A Pick and A Chick at 2 pm. The latter band also will play at 9:30 am during the Mayor’s Cup race. The music will occur at the Midland Pavilion at 210 E. Midland Avenue. For more information, visit woodlandmusicseries.org.
Pebble Pubs and Earth Science Scholars. Scientists from around the world journey to Colorado to study this geology, but some of those scientists are born, raised and educated right here. Your child could be inspired to become one of those scientists by getting involved with the Pikes Peak Pebble Pubs and Earth Science Scholars. This is an active youth group supported by the non-profit Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and the Lake George Gem and Mineral Club organizations. Join us at the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company Visitor Center (371 E. Bennett Avenue) on Aug 8 from 10 am to 4 pm. You can learn about local prospecting methods and locations, how to use a digital microscope, hear stories about your neighbor, Milo the Mammoth, dig for fossils and see how you might get published. For more information, call Brad Poulson, communication specialist for CC&V at 719-689-4502.
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.
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. (719) 748 – 3253 ext. 122 or 202 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/flfo or Facebook at /FlorissantNPS
The Teller County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting on Aug. 11 at the Pikes Peak Community Club in Divide, starting at 7 pm.
A Holistic Healing Day is scheduled for Aug. 11 from 10 am to 12:30 pm at the Mountain View United Methodist Church in Woodland Park.We invite you to experience the benefits of holistic services on a first come, first served donation basis. Choose from touch and no-touch Reiki and Reiki Massage, psychic guidance, counseling, crystal and crystal bowl, essential oils, tuning fork sound healing and dowsing. 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 donations. Call Shari Billger at 719-748-3412.
Please join the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation at our 5th annual Spike Camp Banquet at the Shining Mountain Golf Course in Woodland Park. The Banquet is scheduled for August 15. We will have some outstanding items in our live and silent auctions as well as games and raffles. Since 1984 the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has protected or enhanced 6.5 million acres across the United States including 415,706 acres in Colorado. 719 748-3002.
The Salute to American Veterans Rally will be held in Cripple Creek from Aug. 14-16. The event, one of the largest gatherings in the district, features a huge motorcycle procession from Woodland Park to Cripple Creek, various veteran tributes, a parade and a variety of events and festivities that honor active and former military personnel. On Aug. 16, the city will hold its annual Pikes Peak Memorial Wall Dedication at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. For more information, see VisitCrippleCreek.com.
Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs
The Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., is featuring an exhibit, Microcosm Macrocosm, representing a collection of drawings, photographs and encaustic works from local artist Briget Heidmous. The center is also displaying the works of Susan Morello. Call 719-685-1861.