Almanac Week of 10.22.2019

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Election Deadline Ballots were  mailed out to registered voters for the Nov. 5 election last week. The election will determine many key contests and state/local ballot issues. Early voting will start at the courthouse in Cripple Creek and the library in Woodland Park. For more information, contact the county clerk and recorder’s office at 719-689-2951. Also, check with TMJ News for continual election updates.

The Green Mountain Falls Planning Commission will meet on Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

The Ute Pass-Woodland Park Kiwanis Club will meet on Wednesdays at 6:45 a.m. in the Crystola Roadhouse in Crystola.

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.orgfor a full schedule of pick up and drop off time   .  .

Thursday, Oct. 24

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Oct. 24 at 9:15 a.m. in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek

Budget Hearing. A pubic hearing will be held on Teller County’s proposed budget for 2020 on Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. in the Centennial Building. For more information, call the County Finance Department at 719-686-7920.

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 Oct. 24 at 7  p.m.  in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.

Live Karaoke in Manitou and Old Colorado City. Don’t know what to do in the middle of the week. Karaoke will be held on Oct. 24 at 9 p.m., Thunder and Buttons, 2415 W. Colorado Ave; live Karaoke will also be held on Oct. 24 at Townhouse Sports Bar and Grill, 907 Manitou Ave. at 8 p.m.


Friday, Oct. 25



The Great American Trailer Park Musical. There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, an attractive dancer on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil–loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband—the storms begin to brew. A country rock musical! Rated PG, but with adult humor and themes. The musical will debut at the Butte Theater in Cripple Creek on Oct. 11 and run through Nov. 3. For more information, call the box office at 689-6402.


Forensic Science. Scheduled at the Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave. on Oct. 25 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is for ages5 to 12. Explore Forensic Science and learn how detectives use science to solve crimes. Learn about fingerprints, trace evidence, handwriting analysis, and more! This is a free event.


Ghost Stories of Old Manitou Walking Tour. Scheduled for Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., at the Manitou Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., $12 in advance, $15 at the door, Children under 8 are free with adults. Advance reservations recommended. Call 719-685-1454.


“Phantom of the Opera” Sing Along. Held on Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave. This is a free event.


The Armadillo Ranch, 962 Manitou Ave, will host the Tribe on Oct. 25 at 8 p.m.




Saturday, Oct. 26

Magic Entertainment. Magic by Larry Scott brings you an event of Mystifying Magical entertainment suitable for the whole family on Oct. 26 at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park from 1 to 2 p.m.   After the show we will have a costume parade through the museum with treat bags and prizes. Check our website for more in-depth details. For more information, call 719-686-1820.

Spooktacular Senior Center Pancake Breakfast. Don’t miss the Pancake Breakfast at the Woodland Park Senior Center SE corner of Pine Street and Lake Avenue Saturday, October 26, 8 am to 11 am. Join us for a fresh cooked, all you can eat, breakfast of fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit and the best biscuits and gravy around. We guarantee to get your Halloween celebrations 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.

Emma Crawford Coffin Race and Parade. Scheduled for Oct. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. Come watch 60-plus coffin racers compete for bragging rights and more in downtown Manitou Springs. For more information, contact the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau and Office of Economic Development (719-685-5089.

History Ghost Tours. Ghost stories told of real people from Manitou Springs’ past. Visit

Fossil Beds Activities.  The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Florissant is open year-round. The Monument is now open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There also are a number of special programs, guided hikes and special events for the next month. Here are a few highlights *15 for 50 Hiking Contest (Deadline Extended Until End of Month!). Hike all 15 miles of the Monument’s trails to celebrate the 50th Anniversary and earn a Florissant Fossil Beds Trail Map Bandanna. By popular demand, the deadline has been extended until the end of October.  Details and the Challenge Log can be found at the front desk in the Visitor Center at Florissant fossil Beds National Monument.

There are no additional fees for any park programs beyond the daily entrance fee of $10.00 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: or on Facebook or Twitter at /FlorissantNPS About the National Park Service: 

Pumpkinpalooza. Held at Ute Pass Library, 8010 Severy Road, Cascade on Oct. 26 f rom 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For all ages. Get creative and decorate a pumpkin you can take home for Halloween! We will have snacks, and lots of “stuff” to create your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece! All

materialswill be provided by the library (while supplies last).

Sunday, Oct. 27

Mueller Hikes and Activities. As the warmth of summer gives way to cooler nights, celebrate fall at Mueller State Park, as the forest turns golden! Typical weather this fall at Mueller brings picture-perfect, blue-sky days.   A full schedule of naturalist programs can help you to look, learn and enjoy the surroundings.  Evening amphitheater programs will continue on weekends and guided hikes are available almost daily.  Special programs this month include elk bugling hikes and fall challenge hikes!  The Fall Challenge is an invitation to hike all the trails at Mueller, with a guide or on your own, about 60 miles, in one month!  All activities are free; a park pass for your vehicle is the only cost. Scheduled hikes, with special naturalists and park experts, are held on most weekends. For more information, call 719-687-2366.

Murder Mystery Dinner. Scheduled for Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. at the Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave., Enjoy a five-course murder mystery dinner, costumes welcome. The dinner includes dessert and coffee. For reservations, call 719-685-1864.




Ute Pass-Woodland Park Kiwanis Bingo. Join the fun at the Crystola Roadhouse during the 1st & 3rd Wednesday 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.

Halloween Party In GMF. The Pikes Peak Chamber of Commerce will co-host a free and unique Halloween Party and Indoor Trick or Treat event on Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Sallie Bush Community Building. Other sponsors of the event include the Sallie Bush board and the Church in the Wildwood. The festivities include games and prizes, a haunted pirate ship, crafts to make, snacks, hotdogs and much more. Visit the Pikes Peak Chamber of Commerce website and facebook page for more information.

Fall Fest. Scheduled for Oct.. 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Woodland Park Community Church, 800 Valley View Drive, Woodland Park. Features free carnival games, door prize dooprizprizes, hot dogs, popcorn, candy, warm drinks, cake walk and more.

Teller County Veterans Turkey Shoot: Held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 2. The American Legion Post 1980, VFW Post 6051 and the Teller County Shooting Society will hold the 2019 Veterans Turkey at the Gold Camp Shooting Complex on Teller County Road 81. The entry fee is $5.  The event theme this year is World War II.  Firearms, ammunition and targets will be provided.  Wear your military service regalia – ball caps and jackets.  First place is a turkey, second place is a chicken and third place is a Cornish game hen. For more info contact at

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE! Scheduled at the Shining Mountain Golf Course on Hwy. 67 North in Woodland Park on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. CHOICES Rocky Mountain Christmas Boutique is a shopping experience like none other. You will fine one of a kind, beautifully handcrafted gifts, decorations and baked goods that are sure to impress anyone. Get in the holiday spirit at this annual event!All proceeds benefit CHOICES. This event will be held at Shining Mountain Golf Course, November 1st from 9am-6pm and November 2nd from 9am-2pm. Bring a box of diapers or baby wipes for a free entry into our daily door prize. If you’d like more information about this event, please call/text Teresa Diamond at 719-502-1501 or e-mail her at

Fall Business Expo. The public is invited to attend Woodland Park’s largest business expo with a wide range of exhibitors. Meet face to face with local business people ready to talk about a variety of products and services offered including banking, financial, business services, construction, home maintenance and repair, healthcare, senior housing and more. Great fun with door prizes given away at the close of the event. The Business Expo, sponsored by the Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Nov. 7 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 719-687-9885.

Veterans Day Celebration. Scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park. Eric V. Dickson, American Legion Post 1980 of Woodland Park invtes all veterans to the VETERANS DAY Celebration.FREE Bar-B-Q with all the fixings‘ for all VETERANS, active duty military, national guard, reservists and their families.You don’t have to be a member of any organization. Being a vet, you have paid your dues.

The Mountain Artists Holiday Show will be held on Saturday Nov. 23 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Woodland Park. Free admission and light refreshments

There will be a $10 coupon drawing every 1/2 hr to be be spent at any  Artists

 Booth.   Event features Gifts & Home Décor, Fine Art, Jewelry, Woodworking & much more!    For more information, visit