Almanac Week of 11.3.15

Tuesday, Nov. 3
Election Ballot Deadline. The deadline for returning ballots for the municipal and special district elections is Nov. 3 at 7 pm at the appropriate clerk and recorder’s offices in Teller and El Paso counties. Voters will decide on a slew of key ballot propositions, and on a number of contested seats. For more information, visit

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet at on Nov. 3 at 7 pm in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 4
The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets on Wednesday at 6:45 am in Denny’s in Woodland Park.

Open Forum Announcement. Teller County Commissioner Dave Paul will be the special speaker for the next Open Forum event on Wednesday, Nov 4 from 7:00-8:30pm at Denny’s Restaurant in Woodland Park. These events are organized by members of the Teller Republican Party, but are open to anyone of any political persuasion, and are aimed at offering a one-on-one dialogue between local citizens and key local and state elected leaders.

The Cripple Creek City Council will hold a series of public budget workshop on Nov. 4 at 4:30 pm in the council chambers at city hall. A regular meeting will then occur at 5:30 pm.

Thursday, Nov. 5
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.

Woodland Park Writers Group. Are you interested in writing/publishing commercial fiction and nonfiction? We are starting a Woodland Park writers group. All published and non-published authors are welcome. We will discuss relevant topics such as plot, POV, hooks, character development, and the general business of writing/publishing. We will play with improv writing. Polish your craft to get published. Meetings are at the WP Library, 218 E. Midland Avenue, in the Small Meeting Room the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 6pm-8pm. For more info, call 719-377-1546 or email

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Nov. 5 at 7 pm in the council chambers next to city hall.

Friday, Nov. 6
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday.

TSC (Teller Senior Coalition) Transit is excited to announce its new “Out ‘n About” bus service has been expanded to include Fridays in Woodland Park. TSC Transit will be picking up from the Senior Center and will be making stops at Pikes Peak Family Medicine, Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, City Market, Safeway, Walgreens, Walmart, and the Department of Social Services upon request. The bus will also be providing drop off/pick up service behind Vectra Bank for the Farmer’s Market. Call Janet Brown at (719) 687-3330 for more details or visit the TSC website at for a full schedule of pick up and drop off times.

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. Please SIGN UP by calling (719) 687-9281 ext.103 for Woodland Park or 719-748-3939 for Florissant. Upcoming dates in 2015 are: November 6; and December 4

The Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Center will host roller skating and blading activities on every Friday from 1 to 4 pm. Call 719-689-3514 for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 7
New Library exhibit. “Spirit Rappings,” a temporary exhibit presented by the Ute Pass Historical Society and Pikes Peak Museum, will be on display through the middle of November outside the Colorado Room on the third floor of the Woodland Park Public Library at 218 E. Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. The title of the exhibit is based on the origins of the Spiritualist movement in the 1840s, when a family living in upstate New York heard strange rapping noises in their house. Eventually, they were able to summon the noises, giving rise to the conviction that they were communicating with the spirit of someone who was murdered in the house. That belief—that people could communicate with the dead—subsequently became a foundation of Spiritualism. “Spirit Rappings,” which features vintage artifacts and photographs, highlights the impact the Spiritualism movement had on the temporary growth—and reputation—of Crystola and its surroundings. For more information, please contact UPHS at 719-686-7512.

Sunday, Nov. 8
Doc Susie Relived. The Pikes Peak Historical Society invites you to learn more about the amazing life of the pioneer woman, Doc Susie, one of the first female doctors in the American West, as told by Hedy Boyce on Sunday, November 8, at their monthly Chautauqua (free program), at 2 pm at the Florissant Library. The Library is located adjacent to the Florissant Community Park on 334 Circle Drive in Florissant. This program is presented as a public service of the Pikes Peak Historical Society. Admission is free, and refreshments are served. Seating is limited. For more information call 719-748-8259 or 719-748-3861

Day Flags in Lions Park. A free dinner will be held Nov. 11 for all veterans and their families at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. The festivities will include an MIA ceremony and raffle drawing for a chance to win up to $400. The event is being sponsored by the American Legion Post 1980. In addition, the 14th Turkey Shoot will be held at Teller County Shooting Club range. Members and guests compete for prizes as guests.

Movie House Music Supervalue Package Held the 2nd Sunday every month through May. Concert will be held from 2:30-4:00 pm, movie ticket good any time and one beer, wine or soft drink all for only $12. Or concert and drink only $7. The November 8 concert features Mountain Brass. Season discount tickets are available. For more information, call Gold Hill Theatres, 615 W Midland Ave, Woodland Park, 719-687-2210, Co-sponsored by Woodland Music Series and Gold Hill Theatres.
The Woodland Park High School District will host a Veterans Day Assembly on Wednesday,, Nov. 11 from 9:30 to 10:45 in the gymnasium, followed by a reception. This is an ideal opportunity to hear real life stories from many of our local veterans.

The Florissant-Lake George Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #11411 will conduct its Honor Guard Ceremony for Veterans at the Florissant Cemetery on Wednesday, November 11 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. In addition, Veterans of Teller County are invited to attend the annual Chili Lunch at the Woodland Park Senior Center, located at 312 N. Center Street in Woodland Park after the ceremony. Chili and side dishes will be served beginning at 11:11 am. Please come to the ceremony to pay tribute to our local Veterans.
American Eagles Access Update. The Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company will host an open house at the Victor Community Center at 201 West Portland Avenue in Victor on Monday, Nov.. 16 from 4 to 6 pm. The open house will deal with the American Eagles access situation. Representatives of Newmont Mining Corporation, the new owners of CC&V, will be available to answer questions. For information about the Open House, call 719-689-4044 or 719-689-4052.

The Wholistic Networking Community invites you to meet area practitioners and learn about holistic wellness on November 17 from 11-12:30 at the Rampart Public Library, 218 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. “Wholistic” in our name includes all, both seekers and practitioners, who pursue conscious living, a healthy lifestyle and desire a peaceful, natural world. The featured presentation for our November meeting is “Shumann Earthing Resonance Device and EMF’s” by Shari Billger and David Polley. Shari and David are excited to share with you their Shumann Resonance Earthing Device. Learn about the many health benefits of earthing and how you can accomplish this from the privacy of your own home, 24/7. For more information about the Wholistic Networking Community or to RSVP, telephone 719-963-4405.

Gold Camp Christmas Preparation. Craft and ornament making workshop volunteers needed on Nov. 23, 24 and 30 to prepare for the Gold Camp Christmas festival in Cripple Creek. Call Kathi Pilcher 659-3599 to help, set up different times, or more ideas.

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs

Gold Assay Seminar! Gold does not come out of the ground ready to wear. Join us to discover how ore is processed to extract gold during a Gold Assay Class on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry in Monument.. Hands-on learners of all ages will crush and classify ore as they learn the basics of gold ore assaying–determining the value of gold in the rock. This fast moving, interactive assay demonstration will overview the math, mechanics, and chemistry of this exciting process; in addition this event has become a detailed educational program with the support of experts from the museum and Pilot Mining. Explore Colorado’s rich mining heritage from the gold rush days to the 21st century. Find out what’s happening in mining today! Call 719-488-0880 for more information.