Tuesday, March 29
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 30
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 www.tellerseniorcoalition.com 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, March 31
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.
Become a Publisher. Want to learn how to make your own cards, invitations, or brochures? Learn how to make publications with pictures, text and fun! The Florissant Public Library will host am educational publishing class on March 31 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Prerequisite: You must have basic computer skills – experience using a computer mouse and keyboard and/or have taken the Mouse Basics or online Mouse tutorial and Computer Basics class. Microsoft Word experience is needed. For more information, call 719-748-3939.
Friday, April 1
Have a Happy April Fool’s Day by the staff of TMJ News
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.
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: April 1; May 6; June 3; July 1, August 5; September 2; October 7; November 4; and December 2.
Saturday, April 2
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.
Election Deadline: All ballots for the municipal elections in Woodland Park and Green Mountain Falls must be returned to the respective clerk offices or designated election return areas by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. If you are a registered or qualified voter in these municipalities and have not received a ballot in the mail, call the election officials in Teller County (for the Woodland Park election) and El Paso County (for the Green Mountain Falls election) as soon as possible, or visit the official websites of both communities.
Donkey Basketball. The annual game and fund-raiser starts on April 6 at 6pm, with the doors opening at 5pm, at the Woodland Park High School gym. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for those under 18. It will feature teams from Pikes Peak Community College, City of Woodland Park, Woodland Park Teachers and Charis Bible College. This is a fundraiser for the Woodland Park Pikes Peak Lions Club. One Hundred percent of the proceeds go right back to the community. Tickets are available at Foxworth Galbraith, Pikes Peak Polaris, and The UPS Store. Tickets will also be available at the door. Call Sue Greene for more information at 719-229-6759.
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.
Movie House Music Supervalue Package Held the 2nd Sunday every month through May at Gold Hill Theatres in Woodland Park (615 W. Midland Avenue) and includes a Concert 2:30-4 p.m., movie ticket good anytime and one beer, wine or soft drink all for only $12. Or a concert and drink for only $7. The April 10 event features local-favorite band A Stick, A Pick and A Chick and Friends. Season ticket discounts are available. Call 719-687-2210 for more information, or visit www.woodlandmusicseries.org. These events are co-sponsored by Woodland Music Series and Gold Hill Theatres.
Prescribed burn operation. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument plans to implement a prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land along the northern boundary adjacent to Teller County Road 1. The primary goal for the project is to reduce accumulated hazardous forest fuels and to create a buffer near the monument’s northern boundary to help protect adjacent neighbors and communities. Prescribed burning operations are scheduled to begin the week of April 11, however, fire managers must wait until specifically prescribed conditions are met. Wind, fuel moisture, and availability of fire staffing all play a factor in when and whether burning operations occur. For safety purposes, monument neighbors and visitors are urged not to stop along the roadway or enter areas while burning operations are being conducted. The Monument visitor center, trails and roads are expected to remain open.
The locations of the proposed prescribed burn area and additional details will be available and updated on Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument’s website at http://www.nps.gov/flfo.
Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For information see https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.
Starting on April 8 updates will also be available on Twitter and Facebook @FlorissantNPS or for additional information call Jeff Wolin at (719) 748-3253, ext. 202.
Vendetta of Felipe Espinosa. As the Civil War raged and goldfields beckoned, a gunman stalked the mountains of central Colorado on a divine mission to kill American settlers. He would elude governors and armies, bounty hunters and posses, until his demise at the climax of a fierce high-country manhunt. By then, Felipe Espinosa had claimed more than thirty lives to quietly become one of the nation’s first serial killers and foreign terrorists. The Pikes Peak Historical Society invites you to join author Adam James Jones on April 17th at 2 p.m. at the Florissant Public Library for a free presentation, as he speaks about Felipe Espinosa. Jones’ debut novel, The Vendetta of Felipe Espinosa, is a sweeping historical epic and a saga of Confederate guerrillas, marauding Indians, a severe religious order, vigilante miners, and one migrant family looking for peace in a violent country. Adam James Jones grew up in South Park, Colorado. Adam is the recipient of the 2012 Homestead Foundation Fellowship from the Western Writers of America. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Southwestern American Literature, Wild West, and Darker Times (UK). Adam lives in New Mexico with his wife, the actress Catharine Pilafas. His website is www.adamjamesjones.com. No reservation is required but arrive early, seating is limited. For more information call 719-748-8259 or 719-748-3861.
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.
Classical Performance. The Colorado Springs Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present Madeleine Woodworth in a Rising Star organ recital at the First Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 10 at 3 p.m. The program will include works by Bach, Widor, Franck and Dupré. Madeleine is a sophomore at the Eastman School of Music, studying organ with Nathan J. Laube. In addition to giving performances in the Rochester area. Madeleine sings in the Christ Church Schola Cantorum and the Eastman Chorale. She belongs to the professional music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota and recently won first place in the 2015 Great Lakes Regional Competition for Young Organists. This event is free of charge. For more information contact Joan Kuehn or Eric Wicks at (719) 632-8836