Almanac Week of 11.17.15

Tuesday, Nov. 17
The Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly After Hours gathering at Peoples Bank in Woodland Park on Nov. 17, starting at 5:30 pm.

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.

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Nov. 17 at 7 pm in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 18
The Asset Protection Workshop. This workshop is available for seniors and retirees and people over 55. It is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 18 in the Woodland Park Public Library from 1 to 3 pm. The Asset Protection Workshop is an educational workshop that is completely free and open to the public. It is a workshop designed to inform and educate on the medicare and medicaid laws and updates for the 2015 year. It covers issues on taxation of social security and probate laws, rules and regulations to help protect you from nursing home costs. For more information, call 800-813-0003.

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Nov. 18 at 5:30 pm in the CC Council Chambers at city hall.

Thursday, Nov. 19
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.

Meeting Change. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Teller County Commissioners will meet on Nov. 19 at 9:15 a.m. in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek. This marks a slight meeting change for the commissioners, which normally meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Nov. 19 at 7 pm in the council chambers next to city hall.

Friday, Nov. 20
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday.

TSC (Teller Senior Coalition) Transit is continuing its new “Out ‘n About” bus service 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.

Holiday Home Tour Kick-Off. The 17th annual Tweeds Holiday Home Tour will kick off on Friday, Nov. 20 from 5 to 7 pm with a special gala at Tweeds in Woodland Park. This year’s tour, which showcases a few prime properties, will benefit two non-profits, the Woodland Park Arts Alliance and DayBreak. Call 719-291-0951 for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 21
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.
The Woodland Park Community Singers will perform at the Woodland Park Public Library from 11 am to noon on Nov. 21. Enjoy a variety of tunes, including holiday favorites, and selections from The Sound of Music during this free performance. For more information, call 719-687-9281×103.

Colorado Springs Chorale. On Sunday, November 29 at 7 pm, First Christian Church at Cascade & Platte is presenting a Messiah sing-along led by the Chamber Singers from the Colorado Springs Chorale, directed by Kim Schulz, and accompanied by strings, trumpet, harpsichord and organ. The program will include numbers from all three sections of the Messiah, including recitatives, solos, and major choruses. There will be a limited number of scores available, so bring your score if you have one. Come and begin the Advent season by singing this glorious music by Georg Frederic Händel, or just enjoy being surrounded by those singing. A free will offering will be taken Call 719-633-8888 for more information.

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.

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.

A Free Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the Florissant Grange in Florissant (The Old School House) on Nov. 25 from 6 to 9 pm. All are welcome. Come join the fun with the Jammers and get to know your neighbors and community.

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.

The Nutcracker. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is proud to announce the production of The Nutcracker with the Oklahoma City Ballet and including beautiful sets and costumes, as part of the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Holiday Performances. The cherished holiday favorite will be performed at the Pikes Peak Center for four performances, Nov. 27-29. Tchaikovsky’s timeless score will be conducted by Associate Conductor Thomas Wilson and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Mills.