Mountain Almanac for the Week of August 24

Wednesday, Aug. 25



Wellness Walk. Scheduled for Aug. 25  at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Meet at the lower level and choose a one, two or three-mile hike. Maps are available. Healthy living tips and mindfulness exercises to enhance your walk. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water. Free admission.

Thursday, Aug 26


The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Aug. 26 at the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek at 9:15 a.m. The meeting is held in-person, but can be viewed on Zoom.




Gallop in the Garden. This is a 5K Fun Run/Jog/Walk in Garden of the Gods Park on Aug. 26 at 3:30 p.m. Meet at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center. Free admission.



The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on  Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, next to city hall.  The meeting is available  for in-person attendance and on Zoom.


Friday, Aug. 27

Tee-off Time.  The Shining Mountain Golf Course is open for daily play for the 2021 season, and the course is in great condition. Check out some of the prime charity events and tournaments. In addition, the clubhouse bar is open, along with the driving range and chipping area. In addition, the restaurant is now open on a limited basis from Wednesday through Sunday, with special dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings.  Call 719-687-7587 for more information.

The Gilmore Family Band will play at Armadillo Ranch, 962 Manitou Avenue, in Manitou Springs on Aug. 27 at 9 p.m.

Live Music and Performances.  Held every Friday evening in the patio area of the Painted Bear gift shop in Green Mountain Falls.


Movie Above the Clouds. Scheduled for Aug. 27 at the Midland Pavilion on the lawn at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. Free Outdoor Family Friendly Movie on the lawn!  The Movie starts at sunset, and a family picnic will one hour before the movie. BRING BLANKETS AND CHAIRS.  Popcorn and Drinks are free during movie. For more information, call Nicol Randolph at 719-744-2513.


Saturday, Aug. 28

Cemetery Tours. Step back in time and learn about Victor’s 1890’s cemetery, its resident politicians, pioneers, and families, and the history that brought them to the gold mining camp. This event is sponsored by the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and will be held on select Saturdays, June through September. The remaining tours are scheduled for Aug. 28, Sept. 4 and Sept. 18 Local historian Veldean Myers will provide insights into the cemetery, its history and some of the residents who made up the human element of the gold rush. 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 1 p.m. For more information, call 719-689-5509.

Manitou Springs Wine Festival. Scheduled for 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Avenue. Enjoy tastings from more than 30 Colorado Wineries with live music, food & gift vendors while you stroll through Memorial Park. The ticket price includes admission to wine tastings and a free Colorado Wine Festival tote bag. For more information, call the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce at 719-685-5089

Sunday, Aug. 29

I Ought To Be In Pictures. This Thin Air Theatre Company production is featured at the Butte Theater in Cripple Creek on select times Thursday through Sundays in August, and continuing through Sept. 18. This is a Neil Simon comedy-drama, later made into a film with Walter Matthau & Ann-Margaret, that revolves around a struggling screenwriter suffering from writer’s-block. This is Neil Simon at his best which will have you laughing one minute and choked up with emotion the next. For more information, and to make reservations, call 719-689-6402.


Pancake Breakfast. The Mountain Communities Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its annual Pancake Breakfast on Labor Day Monday, September 6, from 7 to 11:30 AM at the Mountain Communities Fire Department Station 2, 15000 Westcreek Drive.  (Exit Highway 67 at Abbey Ave (mile 91) then turn left onto Westcreek Drive. We are approximately 15 miles North of Woodland Park). The festivities include best breakfast in town, Silent auction featuring items from local vendors and artisans; Meet & greet with MCVFD members and Smokey Bear and Tour of the trucks. For more information, call 303-647-2361.

Woodland Park Senior Center Car Show Pancake Breakfast – Car Show Pancake Breakfast at the Woodland Park Senior Center, SE corner of Pine Street and Lake Avenue on Saturday, September 11 from 7 to 11 a.m. For a breakfast guaranteed to keep you going throughout the Car Show day, fill up with all you can eat fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit and the best biscuits and gravy around! Your home town seniors will be flipping pancakes and scrambling eggs, to be served up with juice and coffee or hot tea for only $8. Kids 6 and under eat for $2. Our open to the public event helps to support the programs and activities of the Woodland Park Senior Center.