Almanac Week of 11.10.15

Tuesday, Nov. 10
The Teller County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting on Nov. 10 at 7 pm in the Pike Peak Community Club.

Wednesday, Nov. 11
The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets on Wednesday at 6:45 am in Denny’s in Woodland Park.

Veterans Day Celebrations in the High Country
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.

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

Thursday, Nov. 12
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 Teller County Commissioners will meet at 9:15 a.m. in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek on Nov. 12.

The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on Nov. 12 at 7 pm in the council chambers next to city hall.

Friday, Nov. 13
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.

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. 14

Christmas in Divide. The 24th annual festival will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Summit Elementary School. The festivities include a craft fair, live music, a bake sale and a silent auction. Pictures with Santa will occur from 10 am to 1 pm. The event proceeds help the Divide Chamber of Commerce support such organizations as Summit Elementary School and the Teller Historic and Environmental Coalition. For more information, visit or call 719-686-7587. For vendor space availability, call Joe at 719-687-2278.

Final Days for Free 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.

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.

Senior Center Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast at the Woodland Park Senior Center, 312 N. Center Street on Saturday, November 21, from 8 am to 11 am. Plan to start off your Thanksgiving celebrations with a fresh cooked, all you can eat, breakfast of fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, the best biscuits and gravy around, and a seasonal treat. We aim to get your “Gobbling” off to a great start! Your home town seniors will be flipping the pancakes and serving them up with juice and coffee or hot tea for only $8. Kids 6 and under eat for $2. This open to the public fundraising event helps to support the programs and activities of the Woodland Park Senior Center.

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 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.
The Christmas Donkey and New Christmas Olio. “The Christmas Donkey,” a holiday favorite returns to the Butte Theater in Cripple Creek. To the people of Cripple Creek, Bill Otis is just a crazy, old coot. But to a magical, talking donkey from the North Pole, Old Bill is the next Santa Claus. This heartwarming show runs Nov. 27 through Dec. 27 and will be followed by our World Famous Christmas Olio filled with holiday music, dance & family holiday fun. For more information, visit Butte

Holiday Headframe Lighting. Holiday ornaments, some as large as 20 feet tall, will be lit against the starry night skies of the Victor and Cripple Creek starting Friday, Nov. 27 and continuing through Jan. 1. A self-guided driving tour map will be available at area businesses, as well as the Cripple Creek Heritage Center and online at The lights will be best viewed after dark and will be in place Friday through Sunday nights through New Year’s Day, weather/safety and volunteers permitting. This year the lights on the Cresson Headframe in Victor have been refurbished and do not miss the Silver Bells on the Strong Mine in Victor.the annual event is sponsored by the Teller County Focus Group and the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company. As for other forthcoming festivities, the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and gift shop will be open for special holiday shopping hours and free admission Nov. 27, 28 and 29 from 11-4, weekends through Dec. 20 from 11-4 weather allowing.Crafts and holiday fun will be on deck for the Gold Camp Christmas events in Cripple Creek and Victor Dec. 11-13. See and for information.

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.