Almanac Week of 5.02.17

Tuesday, May 2


The Woodland Park Downtown Development Authority will meet on May 2 at 7:30 a.m. in the WP Council Chambers.


The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on May 2 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.


Wednesday, May 3  

.TSC (Teller Senior Coalition) Transit is excited to announce our bus service on Wednesdays and Fridays in Woodland Park and the lower Ute Pass area. TSC also offers a joint venture with Cripple Creek Transit on Wednesdays 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. In addition, new ride services are available on a limited basis to Green Mountain Falls, Cascade and Manitou Springs. 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 May 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall.


Thursday, May 4

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 to make positive changes in the role food plays in their lives. The local chapter meets every Thursday at 10 a.m. in Green Mountain Falls at the Church in the Wildwood. Call Evelyn at 719-748-8383 for more information.

National Day Of Prayer Event in Teller County. Scheduled for   May 4  from  6  to 7:30 p.m. in the. Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park.  Please feel free to join other Teller County folks in prayer for our country. You can come for a portion of the time and leave when you must. Prayer requests will be taken at the door for our country’s leadership, churches, military, businesses, schools, and media.

Ute Pass-Woodland Park Kiwanis Bingo. Join the fun at the Shining Mountain Golf Club during the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at6:30 p.m. Twenty dollars buys a packet for 10 games, 6 cards for each game It’s a great opportunity to have fun and socialize with your friends and neighbors. Come early and have dinner! Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the games! The next Kiwanis Bingo is scheduled for May 4. This event is sponsored by the Ute Pass-Woodland Park Kiwanis club. The proceeds benefit the children of Teller County.  For more information, call Rita Randolph at 719-502-5085

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on May 4 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, next to city hall.    

Friday, May 5
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.

Archery. For beginners to advanced shooters, with our equipment or your own, sponsored by Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation. Scheduled for Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.  Only $2 per individual. Please call ahead for availability at 689-3514. Archers shoot from 5 to 20 yards at Bulls eye Targets, Animal Targets, Balloons and Tic-Tac-Toe Targets. We also offer Archery Birthday Parties and have special family or group rates.

The Bella Vista Restaurant at Shining Mountain, Woodland Park’s only upscale Italian eatery, is now open six nights a week. Don’t miss their great entrees for lunch and dinner and regular events throughout the week. In addition, the course is now open for play.  For more information, regarding activities at the Shining Mountain Golf Course and Event Center, visit    

Saturday, May 6


Kentucky Derby Party. The Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek will host a Kentucky Derby party on Saturday, May 6 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The race time for the 143rd renewal of the greatest two minutes in sports in scheduled for 4:34 p.m. In addition,  a variety of contests will be held, such as a Best Hat showdown. Drink and food specials will be held at the Wildwood’s brand new sports bar, including the official drink of the Derby, the classic Mint Julep.


Fit 7K Series Race. The Fit 7K Series race, sponsored by the Denver Broncos, will be held in Woodland Park on May 6. The registration for the race, which begins at the Woodland Park High School, is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. A city celebration is scheduled between 10 a.m. and noon. The race, open to the public, is a Broncos-themed 7K course. The event will allow sports fans to meet some members of the Denver Broncos’ players, cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot. For more information, visit 


Become a Star in the Bar at the Country Lodge in Woodland Park.  Featuring a special night of Karaoke on Saturday evenings.  Plus, every time you sing, we put your name in the hat for a Lodge Pub Gift Certificate. A drawing is held every Saturday! Come join friends from 7-11 p.m. at the Country Lodge. Don’t give up the chance to become a Star in the Bar.

Sunday, May 5

The 23rd Karate/Gospel Outreach will be held on May 5 at 7 pm at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park.Featured will be the Karate Plus students and instructors presenting safety and defense, karate weapons, jujitsu locks, judo throws, board/brick breaking, sparring, God’s Good News, formal techniques, plus there will be segments by the KP Demo Team, and KP Black Belts. In addition, a special segment will share interesting photos and brief video of “The Grandest Movie”, Ben Hur-1959.This event is free to the public.



Movie House Music Supervalue Package.  Scheduled the second Sunday every month through May at the Gold Hill Theatres at 615 W. Midland Avenue, Woodland Park. The concert will occur from 2:30-4:00 p.m. and includes a movie ticket good anytime and one beer, wine or soft drink all for only $12. Or you can purchase a concert and drink for only $7. The May 14 event features the big band sounds of Swing Factory. For more information, call 719-687-2210 or visit www.woodlandmusicseries.orgCo-sponsored by Woodland Music Series and Gold Hill Theatres.

Disc Golf Tournament. The Shining Mountain Golf Course will host a Cinco De Mayo Disc Golf Tournament from May 12 to May 14, featuring some of the best players in the state and also offering an opportunity for amateurs for this popular sport. Shining Mountain also will feature live music with “Whisky Kate” on May 13 from 8 to 11 p.m. and will have a Mother’s Day Brunch on May 14.

Digital Marketing Trends. This event is sponsored by the Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce, and is scheduled for May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ute Pass Cultural Center.  It doesn’t matter so much where you are today or what you may or may not have done previously – what matters is what you do right now to take your best foot forward in get your marketing message fully and consistently heard.  We will discuss how to use the best of your time, resources, knowledge as well as getting clear on who your target audience is and where are they really hanging out. The discussion will be led by Cheri Ruskus, a Business Coach, CEO and Founder of the Victory Circles.  The programs that her organization offers provide tools from the basics of running a profitable business to fully getting into the game with online marketing. For more information, and to register, call 719-687-9885.


Ride of Silence. On May 20, the Mountain Top Cycling Club will be hosting a “Ride of Silence.” The Ride of Silence is a national event held world-wide the third Wednesday in May. The Ride of Silence will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. from the Ute Pass Cultural Center. It will be a short 4 mile ride, with no talking, a police escort from the cultural center.  A short reception will follow. Contact Deborah Maresca for more information 719-689-3435 or visit

Tipi Education. Have you ever wondered how a Tipi is put together? How did the Native Americans manage to get those poles to stay in place? Even if you missed the 2016 Chautauqua on Tipis, now is your chance to come see for yourself how a Plains Indian Tipi is set-up! Ed Held (Tipi Man) will be presenting a follow-up to his 2016 Chautauqua presentation and setting up the Tipi for the Pikes Peak Historical Society on Saturday. May 20 at 10 a.m. He will be putting up the Tipi next to the PPHS Museum located at 18033 Teller County Road #1, across from the Florissant Post Office. This presentation is weather-dependent. Event will be rescheduled in the case of inclement conditions. For more information call 719-748-8259 or 719-748-3861.

Ajax Mine Tour. The Ajax Mine sits high above Victor on historic Battle Mountain. The Battle Mountain Trail across the lower part of Victor’s backdrop beneath the Ajax has been a popular hike since 2000 when it was installed. This year the trail has been extended to a new overlook at the Ajax Mine. Newmont Mining Corporation invested in the construction required to provide visitors with a safe access to the mine site and an exciting new overlook above Victor. The mine site, overlook, and trail will be the subject of a special tour Saturday, May 20. The tour will include an historical overview of the mine history by Victorite Gary Horton, who worked at the Ajax during its final years in production. The tour is $15 per person and is limited to the first 75 tickets sold. Tickets may be purchased at by credit card or by cash the door the day of the event. The tour will start at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum at 12:30 p.m. when shuttles will take tour-goers to the Ajax Mine site and overlook. After the history presentation, ticket holders will have the option to hike the new trail extension to the Independence Mine and down to Victor; a shuttle will also take those unable to hike back to the museum in Victor.Cosponsors of this event are The Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG) which will receive all proceeds from the event for historic preservation projects, Newmont Mining Corporation, and Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation. For more information,

Theater season arrives in Cripple Creek. An all-new 2017 season of professional theater opens June 2, a month earlier than past years, on the stage of Cripple Creek’s Butte Theater.

Ragtime music returns to the Butte Theater with a new show created by a collaboration between Cripple Creek’s favorite playwright, Chris Sorensen, and TATC Music Supervisor and Composer, James Mablin. A Cripple Creek Ragtime Revue will feature of some of the most memorable Ragtime music performed by the talented Thin Air Theatre Company actors…including local favorites Kevin Pierce and Nick Madson. Come join in the fun for this uplifting walk down memory lane to the early days of Cripple Creek’s theater scene. A Cripple Creek Ragtime Revue will run June 2 to July 28; throughout July it will alternate with the classic melodrama After Dark as well as the musical Annie Get Your Gun. For more information and to make online reservations, visit To make phone reservations, call 719-689-3247.

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs/Other areas

George Lopez and Cedric the Entertainer. Numerous motion picture appearances, countless television shows, sitcoms and standup specials, George Lopez & Cedric the Entertainer have been breaking ground in the comedy business and bringing the laughs for decades. This is a once in a lifetime chance to see two members of comedy royalty come together for the comedy event of the year ‘George Lopez & Cedric the Entertainer LIVE’ on Saturday, June 17 at 8pm at PIKES PEAK CENTER in Colorado Springs.  Tickets are now on sale at AXS.COM.