Almanac Week of 10.4.16

Tuesday, Oct 4

Anniversary of Gaming in Cripple Creek.. The 25th anniversary of gaming continues this week, celebrating the beginning of limited stakes gambling in Cripple Creek, Black Hawk and Central City, which started the first week in Oct. 1991. See the Sept. 27 anniversary issue of TMJ or visit for more details.

The Woodland Park Downtown Development Authority Board will meet on Oct. 4 at 7:30 a.m. in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.
The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall. The trustees may announce the selection of a new town manager.

Wednesday, Oct. 5
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 nd 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

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cripple Creek Council Chambers on the second floor of city hall.

Homecoming Week. The Woodland Park School District will celebrate its homecoming week, with a parade on Hwy. 24, scheduled for Oct. 5, starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by the annual bonfire at the Middle School. Other festivities for homecoming week include a tailgate party on Oct 7 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., along with the homecoming game at 7 p.m. Don’t miss the homecoming dance on Oct. 8 from 8 to 11 p.m. For more information, visit

Thursday, Oct. 6

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 City Council will meet on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers next to city hall.

Friday, Oct. 7
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.

Freemasonry. Learn about Freemasonry in our community, offering friendship, growth, leadership and providing charity. Learn more details about the Lodge No. 96 at 75 Buffalo Ct. in Divide. Meetings are held the first Friday of the month at 7 p.m. Call Roger at 719-310-0766 for more details.

Cripple Creepshow. Thin Air Theatre Company (TATC), now in its 10th year at the Butte Theater, will stage the “Cripple Creepshow” from Sept. 30-Oct. 30. This original play is created by collaboration between TATC artists Chris Sorensen, Mickey Burdick, Mel Moser, and Chris Armbrister.A mysterious show rolls into town, tents are erected, and the audience files in. But what happens when the stories told begin to leave the stage and cross into real life? Join us this Halloween season for an anthology in the vein of “Tales from the Darkside,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “Night Gallery.” In distinctly Cripple Creek fashion, four short stories come to life, based on such lore as “The Portrait of Dorian Gray”, “Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde”, “The Monkey’s Paw”, and the “Tale of Sasquatch”; all blended with music and a touch of comedy. The show is directed by Chris Armbrister, and musically directed by James Mablin, and features many of TATC’s favorite actors, including Nick Madson, JT Rider and more. As an extra bonus, this show is followed by a very special Halloween Olio, full of dance, music and spooktacular comedy. For more information and to make online reservations, visit To make phone reservations, call 719-689-3247.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Mine to Mine Challenge Road Race. This annual foot race, testing runners and walkers who plan to endure a route between the Cripple Creek Heritage Center and the Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine is scheduled for Oct 8. This marks the fifth annual competition. Plenty of great prizes are available. See for more details.
Sunday, Oct. 8

Movie House Music Supervalue Package Held the 2nd Sunday every month through May at the Gold Hill Square Theatres in Woodland Park (615 W. Midland Avenue) with the next event scheduled for Oct. 9. Enjoy a Concert from 2:30-4:00 pm, a movie ticket good anytime and one beer, wine or soft drink all for only $12. Or a concert and drink for only, $7. The October event features the merriment and Celtic music of the Bedlam Boys. Season ticket discounts are available. For more information, call 719-687-2210 of visit The event is co-sponsored by Woodland Music Series and Gold Hill Theatres


Senior Center Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast at the Woodland Park Senior Center, Pine and Lake Streets, Saturday, October 15, from 8 am to 11 am. Join us for a fresh cooked, all you can eat, breakfast of fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, melon and the best biscuits and gravy around. We guarantee to get your Saturday 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. We appreciated the support of each one of you! Mark your calendars and plan to join us on the 3rd Saturday each month of the year.

City Wide Scavanger Hunt and Colorado Craft Distillery Tasting. Participate in Cripple Creek’s first ever Zombie Scavenger Hunt on Oct. 22, with a number of participating businesses. Find the clues like your life depends on it, and try your luck at snagging a $1,000 top prize. This is one of the new events the city has launched for 2016. Another new event, sponsored by the city, includes the Colorado Craft Distillery Tasting festival, scheduled for Nov. 12. See for details.
Events Archive – Visit Cripple Creek
The 2 Mile High Club’s annual aspen tour event will begin at the Cripple Creek District Museum. Come see the beautiful fall colors as Colorado showcases the World’s …

Breaking the Silence LIVECAST, sponsored by Andrew Wommack Ministries, will be a shared viewing experience hosted by Pastor Mark Cowart and emceed by Carrie Pickett on October 28-29 from the Charis Bible College campus in Woodland Park. This event will air live and simulcast to many locations both in and outside the US. It is scheduled for Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. (mountain time) and Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. (mountain time). Participants can register for free by calling 719-635-1111 or visiting The deadline for registration is at the close of the events on Oct. 29. The event is open to all members of the public.

Breaking the Silence LIVECAST – Andrew Wommack Ministries
Pastor Mark Cowart & Carrie Pickett with political & religious leaders, are breaking the silence on social issues affronting to Judeo-Christian values.

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs

Manitou Springs Heritage Center announces their featured Exhibit of the Week Series-See our spectacular exhibit, “Manitou Rails,” featuring the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the Manitou Incline and the Red Mountain Incline, starting Sept. 24. Learn the story of how railways and inclines dominate the Manitou landscape and continue to our town’s growth, as a tourist attraction. In recent years, the Manitou Incline has become widely known f or its extreme physical challenges to any healthy fanatic. The Manitou Springs Heritage Center is located at 517 Manitou Avenue. For more information, call 719-685-1454,
Delicious Downtown Food Tour. Enjoy a downtown food tour between 2 and 5 p.m. on Oct. 8 that has been developed by locals and visitors. Dine and dash in the heart of historic downtown Colorado Springs on our famous flagship tour. As you meander down Tejon Street, envision an old horse-drawn carriage, hear the chug of the railroad and learn about the trade of gold and silver at the Mining Exchange. Be transported to yesteryear in between bites a your trusty tour guide enchants you with tales untold. To encourage quality conversation and forming of foodie friendships, we limit the tours to 14 guests.

Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Parade. Manitou Springs celebrates the 22nd annual Emma Crawford Coffin Race & Parade on Saturday, Oct. 29. The parade starts at noon, followed by 70 teams, racing coffins down Manitou Avenue for the ultimate victory. Each team consists of one Emma and four runners dressed in costume. The fastest times earch trophies as well as a chance to win Best Emma, Best Entourage and Best Coffin.
The annual Victorian Christmas at Miramont Castle is back and slated for Nov. 25, starting at 10 a.m. Enjoy the wonders of a true Victorian holiday experience. The castle is lavishly decorated, homemade refreshments abound and delightful entertainment is available.