Tuesday, May 22
The Green Mountain Falls Planning Commission will meet on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.
Wednesday, May 23
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 www.tellerseniorcoalition.org. for a full schedule of pick up and drop off times.
Thursday, May 24
The Teller County Commissioners will meet on May 24 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 to make positive changes in the role food plays in their lives. The local chapter meets every Thursday at 9 a.m. 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 Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall
Friday, May 25
Mountain View Adventure Park Grand Opening Celebration. The official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on May 25 at 11 a.m. for the Mountain View Adventure Park in Cripple Creek. In addition, a variety of Mountain View-related festivities and tours will be held throughout the day at the facility. The park is located just west of the downtown in an area that houses a BMX track. For more information, call the Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Department at 689-3514.
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club will meet at 7 a.m. at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday.
The Bella Vista Restaurant at Shining Mountain, one of the town’s favorite restaurants, has great weekend specials and events. Don’t miss their great entrees for lunch and dinner and special entertainment during the weekend. Live music occurs every Friday night. Plus, the course is now open for play for the season. For more information, regarding activities at the Shining Mountain Golf Course and Event Center, visit www.shiningmountaingolf.com.
Saturday, May 26
Territory Days. The 43rd annual Territory Days will be held from May 26-28 at Old Colorado City in Colorado Springs. Free admission to this festival. The festivities include food, beer gardens, Petting Zoo, live music, Native American displays, gold panning, kids train rides Old West traditions. For easy parking, use Coronado High School ad Rock Ledge Ranch and ride the free shuttle.
Fossil Beds Activities and Hours. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is open year round. The Monument is now open from 9 am to 5 p.m. Be prepared for outdoor conditions by dressing in layers, wearing a hat and sunscreen, etc. There are no additional fees for any park programs beyond the daily entrance fee of $7.00 per adult (15 and younger are free). Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument offers 15 miles of beautiful, yet lesser known, hiking trails to explore, a free Junior Ranger Program, three short self-guided trails, a park video and museum exhibits, and bookstore. For additional information, please call (719) 748-3253 or visit our website: www.nps.gov/flfo or on Facebook or Twitter at /FlorissantNPS
Mueller Winter Fun. Naturalist led hikes are on the thing to do at Mueller State Park in the winter. Enjoy the peaceful silence in the snowy woods, watch for signs of wildlife and learn their different tracks, and see the hardiest of birds searching for food in the trees. It’s great to explore Mueller in winter with a naturalist during this beautiful time of year!Don’t forget to dress for the weather! Hiking at Mueller in winter can bring a wide range of temperatures and snow depths at 9600 feet. Sometimes there is not enough snow to sled on and sometimes there is a foot or two of fresh powder! Check our website cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/
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Have a great Memorial Day and remember to honor our veterans. A variety of festivities will be held at local cemeteries in the areas, such as the Woodland Park Cemetery and the cemeteries in Florissant, Four Mile and Lake George.
Celtic Woman Homecoming Tour. Celebrating Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage, Celtic Woman combines the finest musical talent with epic stage productions to present a unique, inspiring live experience. This show is scheduled for the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. From its debut, Celtic Woman has touched the hearts of a huge global audience. Now, with “Homecoming,” Celtic Woman brings the next chapter of an extraordinary musical journey. It’s a universal celebration of life. It’s traditional, it’s contemporary. It’s yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Continuing its remarkable legacy of introducing some of Ireland’s most talented singers and musicians onto the world stage, the GRAMMY-winning group Celtic Woman — featuring the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and the breathtaking Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by a full ensemble of musicians and dancers — will embark on a four-month tour. Celtic Woman will be at Pikes Peak Center Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Woodland Music Series Kick-off. Woodland Music Series proudly presents “Jazz in June” FREE CONCERT featuring the big band sounds of Swing Factory. The festivities include a cocktail hour at 6:30 and a concert at 7:30 Concert. The event will be held at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Avenue, Woodland Park. All ages welcome. www.woodlandmusicseries.org
Gold Camp Trolley Tours begin on Saturday, June 2 and continue every Saturday through September 1. The trolley will leave from the Cripple Creek Train Welcome Center,, next to the District Museum, and last about 90 minutes. Sites, stories, and reenactors will cover both history and happenings of Cripple Creek, Victor, and the CC&V Gold Mine. Tours are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The tours are sponsored by the city of Cripple Creek and Gold Camp Victorian Society.
Ute Pass-Woodland Park Kiwanis Bingo. Join the fun at Shining Mountain during the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 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! 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.
Mining tours. Experience mining old and new this summer and explore gold rush history past and present at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The Museum, which has operated in its current location for over 50 years, will open on a daily basis Saturday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. The museum will again be hosting tours of the Newmont Mining Corporation’s Cripple Creek & Victor operations near Victor. Modern mine tours will start May 26 leaving from the Museum. Tour experiences will offer the chance to see giant haul trucks, shovels and drill rigs in action in the large surface mine between Victor and Cripple Creek, Colorado. Learn about the modern refining methods while helping to preserve the district’s 1890’s history – all tour proceeds go to the Museum to help offset operations and building renovation costs. This summer the mine tours will be available May 26 through Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., daily except no tours will be held on Thursdays. In addition, tours are offered Sept. 8 and 9, 15 and 16 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Check VictorColorado.com for additional tour times and dates during the summer weekends. The cost is $8.50 per person plus a small online booking fee – an affordable way for the entire family to see a real working gold mine.Only children 5 years of age and older are allowed on the tours. Please be sure to reserve your tour dates (June is the slowest and the best time to make a reservation) as they are very popular and fill up quickly. Reservations may be made online at VictorColorado.com or by leaving a message at 719-689-4211 or starting May 26 at 719-689-5509. The maximum on each tour is 13. The best way to reserve a mine tour is online at VictorColorado.com – online reservations receive first priority.
Golfing for Music. The Woodland Music Series Benefit Golf Tournament will be held the morning of June 11 at the Shining Mountain Golf Course, with a shotgun format. Entries are available at the SM pro shop and include $85/individual or $300 for a four man team. This summer’s lineup of free concerts is a great one and the tournament is the major fund raiser for the Series. The tournament is always fun and the cause is good. For more information, call Ralph Rothstein at 719-687-2237.
Cemetery Tours. Step back in time and learn about Victor’s 1890’s cemetery, its residents, and the history that brought them to the gold mining camp. These walking tours of the Sunnyside Cemetery are sponsored by the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and will be held two Saturdays of each month from June 9 through the end of September as weather permits. Tour dates are June 9, 23, July 14, 28, Aug, 11, 25, Sept. 8, 22.Local historians Veldean Myers and Alicia Petri will provide insights into the cemetery and its history. The event will be held at the Sunnyside Cemetery which is south of town on Seventh Street. Meet just outside the gate in Pauper’s Field by 11 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or at the museum at 298 Victor Ave. For more information, visit VictorColorado.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-689-5509.
Tickets for Ute Pass Mansion Tours Kick Off. The much anticipated tours of the historic Marigreen Pines Estate in Cascade will be held on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15. Ticket sales for the popular event have begun. The tours of the estate are hosted by the Ute Pass Historical Society. Marigreen Pines was the home of the Thomas Cusack family from 1895 until 1978. The tour includes their original home, Ellinor Cottage, as well as the elaborate Marigreen Pines mansion built in 1923. In 1978, Mrs. Anne Cusack Johnson stipulated that the mansion and grounds should be open for tours every three years for the benefit of the Ute Pass Historical Society. The tour is the biggest fundraiser for the non-profit group. Adult tickets are $25, and UPHS Patrons and groups of 10 or more are $20 per person. Tickets do sell out quickly, so get your order in soon!
For more information, call UPHS at 719.686.7512. Ticket order forms are also available at our website: utepasshistoricalsociety.org.