Almanac Week of 1.12.15

Tuesday, Jan. 12
Active Shooter Training. The Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce will host an Active Shooter Training (ALICE) event on Jan. 12 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The purpose of ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is to prepare individuals to handle the threat of an Active Shooter. ALICE teaches individuals to participate in their own survival, while leading others to safety. Though no one can guarantee success in this type of situation, this new set of skills will greatly increase the odds of survival should anyone face this form of disaster The training class will be taught by Ryan Koski of the Woodland Park Police Department. For more information, contact Debbie Miller, president of the WP Chamber at 719-687-9885.

Wednesday, Jan. 13
TSC (Teller Senior Coalition) Transit is excited to announce our bus service on Wednesdays in Woodland Park. This is a joint venture with Cripple Creek Transit to provide much needed transportation service between Cripple Creek and 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. Call 719-687-0256 for more details or visit the TSC website at for a full schedule of pick up and drop off times. Cripple Creek Transit will bring Cripple Creek residents down to the Woodland Park Senior Center where they can board TSC Transit for shopping, doctor’s appointments, and other errands. Woodland Park residents can board Cripple Creek transit to enjoy breakfast and sight-seeing in Cripple Creek. Bus fare for Cripple Creek Transit is $5 for a round trip.

Beginner and Intermediate Ice Skating Lessons. Learning to ice skate is not just for kids. This program is offered to anyone 5 years and older. Just learning to skate or have some skating skills? Come join us for a fun learning experience in an all-natural outdoor rink at Meadow Wood Sports Skating Rink in Woodland Park. Participants will need their own skates. The classes will be held on Jan. 13, 20 and 27. The beginner class will be held from 4:30 TO 5:15 p.m., while the intermediate class is scheduled from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Call Judy Bundy for more information at 719-687-5225.

Thursday, Jan. 14
The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Jan. 14 at 9:15 a.m. in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek. This will mark the board’s first meeting of the year.

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 Planning Commission will meet on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, Jan. 15
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club will meet at 7 a.m. at he Woodland Park Public Library every Friday.
The Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation will host roller skating and blading activities on every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 719-689-3514 for more information.

Saturday, Jan. 16
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast. A Pancake Breakfast at the Woodland Park Senior Center, 312 N. Center Street is scheduled for Saturday, January 16, 8 am to 11 am. We hope to help you start off your New Year with good food and friendly conversation. Join us for a fresh cooked, all you can eat, breakfast of fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, the best biscuits and gravy around, and a seasonal treat. 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. Consider adding a monthly visit to the Senior Center for breakfast to your New Year’s resolutions. We appreciated the support of each one of you! Mark your calendars and plan to join us on the 3rd Saturday each month this year.

Indoor Golf Showdown. The Shining Mounain Golf Club will host a “closest to the pin” contest on Jan. 16. The contest will feature one of the world’s renowned golf holes, with sign-ups scheduled for around 10:15 a.m. Test out your skills with the club’s state-of-the-art stimulator. This is a weekly contest organized by members of SM Men’s Club. Last year more than 30 players or duffers participated on a weekly basis. Warning: Normal golf etiquette is not adhered to for these boisterous events, and booing is heavily encouraged. For more information, call 719-687-7587.

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC) has announced its February workshop schedule. All workshops are held at the PPWFC main office at the Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, unless otherwise noted. There is no charge to attend any of the workshops listed below. These workshops deal with such subjects as finding helpful Internet resources, going from job loss to job search, using LinkedIn, applying for federal jobs, developing a good resume and more. For more information, call 667-3730. The center will be closed on President’s Day.

Colorado Ice Racing. The running of Harry Roamer’s Motorcycle Club’s 50th annual Colorado State Championship Ice Racing Series, which kicked off recently at the Rainbow Falls Mountain Trout Park on Hwy. 67, north of Woodland Park, will continue this weekend.The remaining race action, which includes pro and amateur motorcycles, quads and speedway bikes on the lake, will occur on Jan. 24, 31 and Feb. 14. For more information, call 719-687-8690 or check out the club’s website or Facebook page

The Wholistic Networking Community invites you to meet area practitioners and learn about holistic wellness on January 19 from 11-12:30 at the Woodland Park Public Library, 218 E. Midland Ave. “Wholistic” in our name includes all, both seekers and practitioners, who pursue conscious living, a healthy lifestyle and desire a peaceful, natural world. Be sure to mark your calendars for our regular meetings on the third Tuesday of every month. The featured presentation for our January meeting is “Shumann Earthing Resonance Device and EMF’s” by Shari Billger and David Polley (rescheduled from November’s snow storm). 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.

Anniversary Party. Woodland Park is celebrating its 125th anniversary, since it was first incorporated, with a community party and luncheon on Jan. 31 the Ute Pass Cultural Center. The luncheon starts at 1 pm, followed at 2 pm with a ‘Photo History of Woodland Park’ presentation by Larry Black, a local author and historian. For more information, call Darlene Jensen at 719-687-5231. Please RSVP by January 25th

The Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Department will host a special trip to see the Breckenridge Snow Sculptures on Saturday, Feb 6 from 9 am to 6 pm. The cost of the trip is only $10 per person. Please call to register at 689-3514.

Victor Museum Welcomes Teddy Roosevelt. Want a new perspective on the 2016 election? Teddy Roosevelt, portrayed by Don Moon of Colorado Springs, will appear at the Gold Coin Club Saturday, Feb. 20 as a fundraiser for Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. He will provide a perspective on the political parties from the 1912 Bull Moose Party viewpoint. The event includes a bully reception and a silent auction that will feature a Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company 5 millionth ounce silver coin and a 2.5-hour guided tour of the mining district for up to 14 people.The Progressive Party of 1912 was a political party formed by former Roosevelt, after a split in the Republican Party between him and President William Howard Taft. The party also became known as the Bull Moose Party after journalists quoted Roosevelt saying “I feel like a bull moose” shortly after the new party was formed. The event in honor of 2016 Presidents’ Day is being sponsored by the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. Advance reservations are required and a maximum of 50 tickets will be sold. The event starts at 1 p.m. at the Gold Coin Club on Diamond Avenue west of North 4th Street. For more information and to make reservations visit or call 719-689-5509.

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs

Shop in Manitou and get a free ski lift ticket. The Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce and Monarch Mountain are once again sponsoring a Buy One-Get One Free Adult All-day lift ticket package at one of the more popular, nearby ski hubs. When you purchase $75 in Manitou Springs at restaurants, shops or convenience stores, you are eligible for this ski package at Monarch Mountain, which is good throughout the 2015/2016 season, with some black-out dates. Bring your receipts into the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce office at 354 Manitou Avenue.

New Horizons Band The bands and orchestras of the New Horizons Band of Colorado Springs will play on Jan. 11 at 9 .m. at First Evengelical Free Church, 820 N. 30th Street on the city’s west side. Another performance is scheduled for Jan. 14 at 7:15 p.m. at Canon School, 1201 W. Cheyenne Road in Colorado Springs. They will also introduce their organization to the musicians and wannabee musicians of Colorado Springs and outlying areas. For more information, call Ed or Mary Nuccio at 660-9866 or Steve Paradis at 641-5318.