Almanac for Nov. 17

Mountain Almanac

*Many of the following events/activities are impacted by the Coronavirus epidemic restrictions.  Please contact the meeting/event organizers or hosts to double-check with the restrictions.  Masks are required for all in-door events and meetings.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting on Nov. 17, starting at 7 p.m. All GMF meetings are done, via the Zoom videoconferencing system. To participate, visit the town’s website. The trustees are scheduled to discuss one of the largest annexation plans proposed in recent years.

After Hours Cancelled. The Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce’s monthly gathering, slated for Nov. 17 at the Community of  Banks of Colorado, has been cancelled.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m., in the city council chambers.   People can  view the meeting live, on-line by accessing the city’s website.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Fun Run. A Gallop In The Garden 5K Fun Run will occur at the Garden of the Gods on Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.

Live Music. Lost Junction will play on Nov. 19 at 8 p.m., at Armadillo Ranch, 962 Manitou Ave, in Manitou Springs.

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, next to city hall.  The meeting will be held virtually.

Friday, Nov. 20

Hike with a Naturalist. This is program is scheduled for Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Garden of the Gods Visitor’s Center.

Live Music. Quite Frankly will perform on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at Armadillo Ranch, 962 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs.

Saturday, Nov. 21

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 4:30 p.m.  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. Many of their programs and facilities have been impacted by the Coronavirus epidemic.

Mueller Hikes and Activities. With cooler days, celebrate autumn at Mueller State Park. This is a great time to avoid the crowds and enjoy a plethora of great trails.   A full schedule of naturalist programs can help you to look, learn and enjoy the surroundings.   All activities are free; a park pass for your vehicle are the only cost. Scheduled hikes, with special naturalists and park experts, are held on some weekends, with social distancing. For more information, call 719-687-2366.

Turkey Time Bingo. Scheduled for Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center This is a Ute Pass Kiwanis FUNdraising Event!  Something fun to do with your family! $20 buys a packet of 10 games, 6 cards for each game. We supply the daubers. Food and drink will be available to purchase during the game. Proceeds go to local youth programs and scholarships. For more information, call 719-644-8482.

Holiday Headframe Lighting. Held throughout the CC/V mining district. Held weekend evenings from Nov. 27 through Jan. 1. Also, conducted nightly from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day. Self-guided tour.  Sponsored by a variety of organizations in southern Teller, including Newmont, the Southern Teller County Focus group, Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation, Black Hills Energy, Cripple Creek District Museum, city of Victor and more. For more information, visit

Chamber Lunch and Learn. Scheduled for Dec. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., via Zoom. Learn how to fix your annoying neck and back pain so you can be more productive & live with more energy than ever before… Even While Working From Home. Presented by Justine Calderwood, MSPT The Healing Spot Physical Therapy. Register online at For more information, call Scott Leas at 719-687-9885.

Winter Day in the Park and Yuletide Festivities. Scheduled for Dec. 4 at Memorial Park in Woodland Park with a variety of festivities, starting 3:30 p.m.; including a petting zoo, candy cane lane; 5 p.m. Sing Along with Santa and social hour; 6 p.m. City of Woodland Park Tree Lighting. After 6:15 p.m. there will be a fireworks display, with a blastoff location behind the Woodland Park High School. For more information, call 719-687-5225.

Holiday Home Tour. The 22nd Annual Tweeds Holiday Home Tour, graciously sponsored by Tweeds Fine Furnishings, will take place in Teller County on  Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 from 10AM-5PM each day. The 2020 Tour features a unique array of beautifully decorated homes and venues, located in the Woodland Park area. The Home Tour Committee is committed to providing a healthy, COVID-aware environment for our guests as we raise funds for five local non-profit organizations. Through careful planning and advice from the Teller County Public Health Department, we will be requiring face coverings be worn in all locations, limiting home occupancies, creating a touchless experience and implementing sanitation procedures. For the first time ever, the Tour will be offering a “virtual” experience, for those concerned about the safety of an indoor event, or who may have other health issues that preclude them from attending the event in person. A donation is requested, and the link will be distributed on Dec. 8th. Further details about the Tour, which benefit a variety of nonprofits, may be found at or by calling (719) 687-1115.

Chamber Member 101 Class is designed to help Chamber members get the most out of their membership. Scheduled for Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. Primarily meant for the new or prospective member, long standing members are also welcome to attend and refresh themselves in all aspects of the Chamber and the many programs and benefits offered. Information in this class includes networking, marketing, information sharing, advertising, promotion, customer referrals, customer referrals, discounts, community involvement and more. For more information, call 719-687-9885.