Almanac Week of 3.15.16

Tuesday, March 15
Meet and Greet in GMF. A Meet and Greet gathering will be held at the Green Mountain Falls Town Hall on March 15 at 5:30 p.m. to meet the candidates running for trustee and mayoral positions. Eight candidates are vying for three GMF Board of Trustee positions and a Mayor spot. This gathering has been organized by Margaret Peterson, a long-time resident and former trustee. It will be held prior to the regular meeting of the Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees.

After Hours. The Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce will feature their monthly After Hours gathering on March 15 at Keller Williams Client Choice Realty at 107 Sundial Drive in Woodland Park. For more information, call 719-687-9885.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings. Meetings hosted by the Red Cloud Serenity Club, 10400 Ute Pass Avenue, Green Mountain Falls, will be held every Tuesday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Also, additional Narcotics Anonymous meetings will be held every Friday at 7 p.m. at Mountain View United Methodist Church, 101 Rampart Range Road in Woodland Park. For more information, call Sue Santoro at 561-503-0723.

Wednesday, March 9
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.

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on March 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers at city hall.
Candidates Forum. The Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates’ forum, featuring the candidates for mayor and city council in Woodland Park for the April 5 election. The forum will occur on March 16 at the WP Council Chambers from 6 to 8 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Week of Festivities. The McGinty’s Wood Oven Pub in Divide will host its sixth annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, including a variety of events, performances and food specials from March 16 through March 19. The festivities will include Irish dancers, traditional Irish music, live performances and a parade in Divide, set for March 19 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 719-686-7703.

Thursday, March 17
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.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Continues. Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day at a variety of local eateries, restaurants and casinos, including McGinty’s Wood Oven Pub in Divide, the Blue Moose in Green Mountain Falls, the Historic Ute Inn in Woodland Park, the Country Lodge, Ralf’s Breakroom and several gaming establishments in Cripple Creek, including the Pint and Platter at McGills.

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on March 17 in the WP City Council Chambers, next to city hall, at 7 p.m.

Friday, March 18
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club will meet at 7 a.m. at the 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, March 19

Senior Center Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast at the Woodland Park Senior Center, 312 N. Center Street, on Saturday, March 19 from 8 am to 11 am. Continue your “wearing of the green” as you join us for a fresh cooked, all you can eat, breakfast. Full of the blarney, your home town seniors will be serving up fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, the best biscuits and gravy around, and a seasonal treat complete with juice and coffee or hot tea for only $8. Kids 6 and under eat for $2. Everyone is welcomed to enjoy great food and friendly conversation. This open to the public fundraising event helps to support the programs and activities of the Woodland Park Senior Center. 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.

Women’s History Month Presentation – Those Who Came Before – Women Doctors in Colorado from 1870 to 1900. You’ve heard of Doc Susie, thanks to the Virginia Cornell book, but Colorado was the home of so many other amazing women doctors who preceded Dr. Anderson by many years. The first verified woman doctor in Colorado was Alida Avery in 1874. She was the first in a long line of women who came to Colorado to practice medicine. Doris McGraw of Colorado Springs will present a historical perspective on women who took up the profession of curing the ill, including several who served in the Victor area. Join us for a presentation on Saturday, March 19 at 1 p.m. at Gold Club on Diamond Avenue in Victor, west of North 4th Street. The event is being sponsored by the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and will include afternoon tea and snacks. Advance reservations are required and a maximum of 50 tickets will be sold. For more information and to make reservations, visit or call 719-689-5509.

The R I P Improv Group (out of Colorado Springs) will run the 4th consecutive winter performance at the Butte Theater in Cripple Creek on March 19, Performances are rated PG-13 The shows are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Ticket Prices are $7 per ticket / no reservations being taken, first come first seated. Doors will open 1 hour prior to each performance. For more information, call Mel Moser at 719-689-6402.
Indoor Golf Competition. The Shining Mountain Golf Club will host a “closest to the pin” contest. 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

Easter Egg Hunt in Cripple Creek. On Saturday, March 26, children will race around the City Park in Cripple Creek on a search for colored and golden eggs. The hunt is for ages 0-12 and the hunt begins at 1 pm with the line-up beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the circle parking lot above the City Park. This event provides a safe place for children to have fun, win prizes and candy, a coloring contest, and have a hoppin’ good time! Children will fill their Easter baskets with colored eggs, sunshine and joy! The Easter Bunny will make his appearance hiding eggs and visiting the kids! In case of inclement weather, the hunt will be moved inside so the event is on rain, snow, or shine…COME JOIN THE FUN! When the hunt is completed, everyone will fill the Henry C. “June” Hack Community Center at 128 E Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek, to celebrate Easter, and claim their prizes. For more information, call 719-689-3514.
Gold Camp Community Org will hold their 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Wallace Park in Victor on Second and Victor Avenue. Come say hello to the Easter Bunny on March 26th from 11 am-12pm. There will be games and prizes for all ages from infant, toddlers to 17 years of age. A light lunch will be served. Call 719-238-7148.

Craft Fair and Bake Sale. The Woodland Park Senior Center in Woodland Park will host a Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $25 for an 8ft. table. Call Norma Franklin at 649-6286 to reserve a table or for more information.

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. Time is running out, as the 2016 season is nearing a conclusion..
Bach Celebration. On Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m., First Christian Church at 16 E. Platte Avenue is presenting their annual Bach Celebration Concert. The program will feature Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, for two oboes, three French horns, bassoon, solo violin and strings; Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, for two flutes, solo violin and strings; Concerto in D Minor for Three Harpsichords; Chaconne for unaccompanied violin; a solo organ work; and chorales for audience singing. A free will offering will be taken. For more information, call 719-633-8888.

Victorian Easter Egg Hunt. This annual event at Mramont Castle in Manitou Springs is scheduled for March 26. Reservations are required. For more information, contact the Miramont Castle at 719-685-1011 or visit