Almanac Week of 2.23.16

Wednesday, Feb. 24
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.

Thursday, Feb. 25
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 Cancellation. The Woodland Park Planning Commission has cancelled its regular meeting for Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers next to city hall. The next city meeting is scheduled for March 3, when the city council meets at 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 26
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, Feb. 27

Vaccination Clinic. The Animal Care Clinic will host a Vaccination Clinic on Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Florissant Outpost Feed Supply for dogs, cats and horses. The clinic will feature Jim Wright, a certified DVM. For more information, call 719-748-3048.

Indoor Golf Competition. The Shining Mountain Golf Club will host a “closest to the pin” contest on Feb. 27 The contest, held every Saturday during the winter, 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 March workshop schedule. All workshops are held at the PPWFC main office at the Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road in Colorado Springs, unless otherwise noted. These deal with a variety of subjects, including job loss to job search, Internet and social media resources, federal jobs, networking and interviewing techniques. Job seekers should register at, click on workshops under the red tab for adult workshops or the yellow tab for youth workshops.The Pikes Peak Workforce Center connects vital businesses with work-ready job seekers and employer-driven services. More information about the Pikes Peak Workforce Center can be found online at
Caucus Tuesday. The Republican and Democratic caucuses will be held at a variety of locations in Teller County and the lower Ute Pass area. Delegates are selected for the county party assemblies. And for the Democrats, a vote will occur for the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Check with the websites of the Republican and Democratic parties.

Open Forum. Carol Greenstreet, president of the Woodland Park School District RE2 School Board, will be the guest speaker at the Open Forum, scheduled for March 2 from 7:00-8:30pm at Denny’s Restaurant in Woodland Park. She will answer questions pertaining to the proposed Woodland Park city sales tax initiative in support of the RE-2 school district, which will appear on the April 5 ballot. These forums, organized by a group of Teller County Republican leaders, are open to citizens of all political affiliations. They are aimed at providing an open dialogue between citizens and key state, national and local leaders.

Chili Cook-Off. The Woodland Park Senior Citizens Club will host the fifth Annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, March 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Woodland Park Senior Center. The price is $7 to attend and taste chili and eat lunch. It is $10 to enter the contest. Prizes will be awarded for 1st Place, 2nd Place and People’s Choice. Proceeds from the event support activities and programs at Woodland Park Senior Center. For more information, call 719-687-3877 or 719-339-0954.

Pearl’s Follies. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 5 to attend Cripple Creek’s biggest party of the year. This annual brouhaha is a fundraiser for The Old Homestead Museum where everyone is welcome to join in the fun at the Double Eagle’s Hotel and Casino’s Conference Center. This year’s follies will take on special urgency and meaning, due the resent flooding at the museum. The Old Homestead was built in 1896 and was the most elegant brothel in the Cripple Creek Mining District during its heyday. Since 1958, the house has been operated as a museum and has been a public favorite ever since. With the continued support of the community this treasure will be around for many generations to come. This year’s Follies lineup consists of pros and local performers including: Lisa Wheatcraft, LIssa Hanner, Lays Brothers, Kristen Kubonia,at this time. We are working on a couple more acts and we always throw in some surprises. After the show the Great LOCAL band “CCRB” will be playing for your dancing pleasure. No doubt there will be lots of fun to be had. The fun all starts on Saturday, March 5 at 6pm with a cash bar cocktail hour at the Double Eagle’s Hotel and Casino Conference Center The show starts at 7pm. Plan to come and enjoy some good food, socialize with your neighbors and have a blast watching some entertaining acts. Call 719-689-2485 or 719-689-3984 for more information.

Legal Clinics. A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month at the your 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 preregister by calling (719) 687-9281 ext.103 for Woodland Park or 719-748-3939 for Florissant, Upcoming dates in 2016 are: March 4; April 1; May 6; June 3; July 1, August 5; September 2; October 7; November 4; and December 2.

Dog and Cat Vaccination.The annual dog and cat vaccination for Ute Pass residents will be held on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fire station in Cascade, next to the library. This has been a popular clinic for the last several years. For more information, call 719-551-0418.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Denver. Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation is making a return trip to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Denver on Saturday, March 12. This year’s theme is Irish Stampede. Get your Irish on and join us for a fun-filled day in Denver. Let us do the driving for you while you watch the parade, do some shopping and have lunch at one of Denver’ many fine food establishments. The trip leaves at 7 a.m. and returns to CC Parks and Recreation at 5 p.m. The registration deadline is March 4. Call 689-3514 to add register.

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.

Get Published. Writing about nature, history and science offers exciting opportunities to learn, teach and be published! Magazines, newspapers, bloggers, clubs, and schools are looking for articles to share with their audience, and Steven Veatch can teach YOU how to PUBLISH. This informative workshop, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, will include topics like basic research, writing techniques and tips, using illustrations, science photography and publication issues. Several ideas for publication of writing projects will be provided. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of the workshop. The course fee is $35 for adults and $7 for students (21 and under). WMMI Members receive $5 off adult admission, and $2 off student admission. Space is limited to 30 people. Advance registration is required. Please call (719) 488-0880 or email at

Classy and Jazzy.The New Horizons Band of Colorado Springs (NHBCOS) presents “Classy & Jazzy” on Monday, March 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Evangelical Free Church (820 N. 30th St., C/S, CO 80904).Please join us for an evening of diverse musical entertainment. Our Orchestral Strings Chamber Orchestra will perform several classical pieces and the 17-piece Kicks Jazz Band will offer up contemporary big band music for your enjoyment. Donations to First Evangelical will be accepted for use of their facility for the concert and rehearsals. Family and friends are welcome. Please arrive early as parking is somewhat limited.