Almanac Week of 11.8.16

Tuesday, Nov 8
Final Day for Election Voting. Ballots must be received by Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Voters can visit designated polling centers or drop them off at designated drop-off spots (see related story in this week’s TMJ). A number of key ballot issues will be decided on, along with significant races such as the presidential showdown. For election questions, call 719-689-2951. For election updates, visit

The Green Mountain Falls Planning Commission will meet on Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 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 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

Thursday, Nov. 10

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Nov. 10 at 9:15 a.m. in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek.

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 Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, Nov 11
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club will meet at 7 a.m. at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday.

Celebrate Veterans Day in the High Country. A number of ceremonies will be held on Nov. 11, and many businesses are celebrating this holiday with special deals for veterans Here are a few highlights:

The Veterans Day Assembly. This annual event will be held at the Woodland Park High School Gymnasium on Nov. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Following the assembly, the event will feature a reception. In case of inclement weather, a back-up date is scheduled for Nov. 18. Join us as we honor our veterans, share their stories and connect generations.
Veterans Day Commemoration. Florissant-Lake George Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #11411 will conduct its Honor Guard Ceremony for Veterans at the Florissant Cemetery on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. In addition, Veterans of Teller County are invited to attend the annual Chili Lunch at the Woodland Park Senior Center, located at 312 N. Center Street in Woodland Park after the ceremony. Chili and side dishes will be served beginning at
11:11 a.m. Please come to the ceremony to pay tribute to our local Veterans.
Veterans Day Dinner. The Ute Pass Cultural Center will host a Veterans Day Dinner on Friday, Nov. 11. There will be a free barbecue, with all the fixings for all veterans and their families. The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. In addition, a Veterans Day ceremony will occur at 5:30 p.m.

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, Nov. 12

The Chipita Park Association will sponsor the 12th annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Nov. 12-13atMarcroft Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more info;

Reliving Woodland Park’s history.The Legendary Ladies help to celebrate Woodland Park’s 125th Anniversary by performing in costume some of the colorful historic women of the Pikes Peak area. This is a performance that you will enjoy. It will be held at the Woodland Park Public Library on Nov 12 from 2 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 719-687-9281×103.

Sunday, Nov. 13
Movie House Music Supervalue Package This is held the second Sunday every month through May at the Gold Hill Theatres in Woodland Park, with a concert from 2:30-4:00 pm, movie ticket good anytime and one beer, wine or soft drink all for only $12. Or concert and drink for only, $7. The next event is scheduled for November 13 and it features Mike Maddux and the Headliners. Season ticket discounts are available. For more information, call 719-687-2210 or visit This event is co-sponsored by Woodland Music Series and Gold Hill Theatres.

Ute Pass Chamber Players Benefit Concert. Scheduled for Nov. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the High View Baptist Church (1151 Rampart Range Road). Featuring special guests Pam Chaddon, cello and Colin McAllister, guitar. This is a special chamber music concert by our resident professional musicians performing music by Telemann, Corelli and Handel. Musicians include Elisa Wicks, violin; Eric Wicks, harpsichord; Guy Dutra-Silveira, oboe; Dina Hollingsworth, flute. Great entertainment will abound with lots of humor and a reception with light refreshments to follow. This is a benefit concert for the VFW Post 11411 and Auxiliary. For more information, call 719-686-1798.


Colorado Craft Distillery Tasting. The city of Cripple Creek will host the first annual Colorado Craft Distillery Tasting festival. This event, originally scheduled for Nov. 12, will occur on Dec. 3. It will feature many of the top distilleries in the state. This is one of the newer events that town has sponsored for the 2016 season. For more information, see

Tipi. Tepee, Teepee. No matter how it is spelled, the Tipi is an icon of the Native American Indians. But not all Native Americans lived in Tipis. The Tipi was used by the nomadic tribes of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. It’s simple yet sturdy construction kept the occupants warm in the winter and cool in the summer, it stood strong against strong winds, and was easy to put up and take down during a move. Ed Held, a Native American and Pikes Peak Historical Society member, will be sharing his knowledge of this iconic structure at the November Chautauqua gathering of the Pikes Peak Historical Society. This will be held on Sunday, November 20th at 2 p.m. at the Florissant Library. The Library is located adjacent to the Florissant Community Park on 334 Circle Drive in Florissant. Admission is free and refreshments are served. No reservation is required but arrive early, seating is limited. For more information call 719-748-8259 or 719-748-3861.
Mountain Arts Holiday Show. The annual Mountain Arts Holiday Show and Sale will be held Saturday, November 26, at the Ute Pass Cultural Center from 10am to 4pm. The event features free admission and refreshments. Members of the Mountain Artists will showcase acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings, photography, wood working, jewelry, and more. In addition, there will be a drawing for a $20 coupon every one-half hour which the winner can spend with any of the Mountain Artists. For more information, call 719-502-5085.

Holiday Headframe Lighting. The giant headframes that are the remains of 1890’s gold mining days will again light up the night sky around Victor and Cripple Creek again this holiday season. These unique mining structures are one-of-a-kind remnants of the gold rush era.Holiday ornaments, some as large as 20 feet tall, will be lit against the starry night skies of the Victor and Cripple Creek starting Friday, Nov. 25. A self-guided driving tour map will be available at area businesses, as well as the Cripple Creek Heritage Center and online at The lights will be best viewed after dark and will be in place Friday through Sunday nights through New Year’s Day, weather/safety and volunteers permitting. .This holiday lighting tradition is 19 years old and is sponsored by Newmont Mining Company, on whose property most of the headframes are located. Volunteers from the communities staff the generators and line power connections each weekend. Other sponsors include an anonymous donor, Southern Teller County Focus Group, Cripple Creek Parks & Recreation, Two Mile High Mining Co., and Cripple Creek District Museum. Support also comes from Black Hills Energy crews..The Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and gift shop will be open for special holiday shopping hours, weekends through December from 10-5 weather allowing. More information is at
Lights of Love. Every December, Prospect Home Care & Hospice joins with our community to remember our loved ones. More than 300 people are remembered each year. Please join us Thursday, Dec 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. to remember a loved one at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. We’ll have refreshments, music, and celebration of life. Join us for bell ringing, symphony sounds, singing and camaraderie. There is no better way to begin the season of peace and love then with Prospect Home Care & Hospice’s Lights of Love. For more information, call 719-687-0549.
Cripple Creek Christmas Carol. Returning for the holiday season is the Charles Dickens classic…with a Cripple Creek twist! It is produced by the Thin Air Theatre Company in Cripple Creek, with performances at the Butte Theater, staring on Nov. 25. In this version, you are transported to historical turn-of-the-century Cripple Creek, where the ghosts of Bob Womack, Winfred Scott Stratton and Mollie Kathleen set out to change the heart of a cold and ruthless mine owner. This Cripple Creek favorite serves up a great holiday outing for the entire family, and is followed by a traditional fun-filled Christmas Olio. This production, one of the most popular shows of the season, makes a perfect outing for the entire family. For more information and to make reservations, visit To make phone reservations, call 719-689-3247.

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs

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.