Almanac Week of 11.05.2019

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Get those last-minute election ballots in.  Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. is the deadline for returning completed ballots for the fall election to designated drop-off points. Ballots were mailed out to voters for the Nov. 5 election in mid-October. The election will determine many key contests and state/local ballot issues.  For more information, see this week’s TMJ News story on the election, or contact the county clerk and recorder’s office at 719-689-2951. Visit for the election results.

Elks Toy Drive. The Victor Elks Toy Drive has begun! Once again the always active volunteers with the Victor Elks Lodge are collecting toys Nov 1-Dec 14 to go with the 50+ food baskets they will deliver right before Christmas.  Call 719.689.7036 for information or find us at Amazon smile. Area drop off spots are: Vectra Bank, Park State Bank, Fidelity Title, Ace Hardware-Florissant, Ace Hardware-Cripple Creek, Bronco Billy’s Casino, Cripple Creek Hospitality House, Teller County Clerk’s Office/Courthouse. We truly appreciate these elves who will bring smiles to Southern Teller County children.

Preserving Food: Jam Making. Scheduled for Nov. 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the Old Colorado City Meeting Room, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave., and for ages 16 and up. Learn how to make and preserve flavorful frozen fruit such as blueberries in this hands-on workshop. Feel confident and proud to give your homemade fruit jam to friends and family! During this course, you will learn tested and research-based techniques to ensure safe preservation of fruit through water-bath

canning basics.

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

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   .  .

Scrivners of Manitou, Scheduled for Nov. 6 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 103 Pawnee Ave., and sponsored by the Manitou Springs Public Library. Writers and want-to-be-writers are welcome to join the Scriveners. Thornton Hunter leads the writing group through monthly assignments and the group gives constructive feedback on your writing. All types of writing are

welcome-short stories, novels, poetry, songs and articles. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the council chambers in city hall.

The Woodland Park City Council will hold a special meeting on Nov. 6 at  5 p.m. in the council chambers, next t city hall, to interview candidates for a vacant council seat to fulfill the term of Carrol Harvey.  See related story in this week’s TMJ News.

Thursday, Nov. 7

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.

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.

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

Friday, Nov. 8

Stillhouse Junkies will perform at Armadillo Ranch, 962 Manitou Ave. in downtown Manitou Springs on Nov. 8 at 9:30 p.m.


Saturday, Nov. 9

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: *Fee Free Day (Veterans Day), Monday, November 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All National Park Service areas, including Florissant Fossil Beds, will waive fees in honor of Veterans Day. *Night Sky Program, November 22, Night Sky Program, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join park staff and members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society to gaze at the dark skies above Florissant Fossil Beds in search of planets, galaxies, nebulas, and more. Meet at the visitor center. 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

Ute Pass Coding Club. Scheduled for Nov. 9 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ute Pass Library, 8010 Severy Road, Cascade. Have you ever wondered what makes computer programs run? Ever wanted to make a cool video game or learn how to make a website? Learn how to code, mess around with robots, and more! Ages nine and up.

Paint Like Bob Ross, Scheduled for Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Old Colorado City Meeting Room, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Join certified Bob Ross painting instructor Loretta Young to create your own Bob Ross style masterpiece! In this class you will learn to paint happy little trees and create a beautiful landscape. All skill levels welcome. All materials will be

provided. Ages 18 and up.

Old Colorado City Art and Wine and Featured Artist. Scheduled for Nov. 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Old Colorado City Meeting Room, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Join us for a mixed-media demonstration by Old Colorado City artist and author Carol McIntyre before the group heads to her space at Second Floor Studios for more examples and further insight.The event ends with a trip to The Sweet Elephant for a complimentary wine tasting. This event is only for those age 21 and up.

Sunday, Nov. 10

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.


Movie House Music Supervalue Package Held the 2nd Sunday every month through May at Gold Hill Theatres, 615 W. Midland Avenue, Woodland Park.  Concert is held 2:30-4:00 pm, movie ticket good anytime and one beer, wine or soft drink all for only $16. Or concert and drink only, $10. The November 10 event features Tom & Donna Hatton presenting “A Cowboy’s Legacy”, a variety show of Western/Cowboy poetry, music and much more! . For more information, call 719-687-2210, or visit Co-sponsored by Woodland Music Series and Gold Hill Theatres.

Houndmouth Show.  Presented by the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Tickets $30 at the door. Houndmouth is a well-known nationally-recognized blues and alternative band.



Ute Pass-Woodland Park Kiwanis Bingo. Join the fun 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. For more information, call 315-5004 or email

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 invites all veterans to the Veteran 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.

Veterans Day Assembly. The Woodland Park School District will feature their annual Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, Nov. 11 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Woodland Park High School Gymnasium, followed by a reception. Jon us as we honor our veterans, share their stories and connect generations.

Holiday Concert. The Woodland Park Community Singers will be performing a holiday concert with a variety of musical offerings on Nov 16 from noon to 12:30 p.m. at the Woodland Park Public Library. For more information, call 719-687-9281×103.

Winter Music Series. LO2 presents the Winter Music Series on November 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. Come spend the evening at 8500ft taking in the classic hits from the legendary band Bon Jovi including Living on a Prayer, Runaway, Wanted Dead or Alive and many more!! Special guests Riverbottom will start the night off with some classic rock of their own. Don’t miss out on this chance to enjoy concert style rock in Woodland Park. The concert will benefit EndCAN. For more information, call 303-325-6540.

Woodland Park Chamber Business After Hours is Teller County’s largest networking event.  All Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce members are encouraged to attend.  Take advantage of this opportunity to network and catch up with your friends, clients and customers plus meet new members in an informal setting.  Business After Hours is a great way to share information about your business and learn about other members. Fun, food, drinks and door prizes.  Don’t forget your business cards. The next monthly After Hours will be held at Community Banks of Colorado, 651 Scott Avenue, Woodland Park, on Nov. 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The theme is a Winter Wonderland. Delicious food and adult beverages will be provided. Also, After Hours-goers are asked to bring a new or gently loved coat for someone in need. For each coat donation, you will receive a ticket entry to win a grand prize. For more information, call 687-9885.

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

The Victor Elks will be hosting a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on November 24 from 4p-7p at the Lodge on N. Third St. in Victor. Participants are asked bring a side dish or dessert to share. Live music by Sleepy Dave from 4p-7p    A $5 donation is suggested.  Join us and meet some new friends and neighbors and start the holidays off on a fun note.