Mountain Almanac for the Week of September 28

Wednesday, Sept. 29

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for Sept.29  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, Sept. 30

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek.

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


Friday, Oct. 1

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 regular  events. In addition, the clubhouse bar is open, along with the driving range and chipping area. In addition, the restaurant is now open from Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, special dinners are scheduled from Friday and Saturday evenings from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Call 719-687-7587 for more information.

Haunting at the Old Homestead. Thin Air Theatre Company will “scare you silly” with this year’s fall production from the warped mind of Chris Sorensen. When a spirit starts scaring off clients of Cripple Creek’s favorite brothel, The Old Homestead, Madam Pearl de Vere offers a hefty reward to anyone who can rid her house of the ghost. On a dark & stormy night (of course it would be dark & stormy) three of the unlikeliest ghost-busters turn up to answer her call. Steeped in mystery, history, thrills & chills… not to mention plenty of laughs, this show promises to be a Halloween treat for the whole family. Performances, held at the Butte Theater in Cripple Creek, kick off on Oct. 1 and continue through Oct. 30. For more information, call 719-689-6402.

30th Anniversary of Limited Stakes Gaming.  This historic date, setting the stage for legal gambling in Cripple Creek, Black Hawk and Central City, began on Oct 1, 1991. Check out the special TMJ issue, celebrating the birth and  growth of gambling in Cripple Creek. Ideal time for joining the celebration and promoting your business. Call 719-687-0803 for more information, or or visit us at

Saturday, Oct. 2

Autumn and Art. Scheduled between Sept. 25 and Oct. 3. Visit Teller County artists during the Autumn & Art Show at the Heritage Center held daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, see or call the Cripple Creek Alliance at 719-689-3315.

Final Two Mile High Club Aspen Tours. Come up the mountain to Cripple Creek this fall to see the colorful aspens and help the Two Mile High Club take care of our beloved donkeys! The Aspen Tour this year is self-guided and begins at the Heritage Center. These tours are scheduled for the weekends of Sept. 25-26 and Oct. 2-3. For more information, check out


Woodland Park High School Homecoming Parade.  Scheduled for Oct 6 at 6 p.m. in downtown Woodland Park, with the route concluding at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. The parade will occur just before the big homecoming game. See related article in this week’s TMJ.

Munchkin Market, held between Oct. 7-9 at Woodland Park Community Church, is a HUGE consignment sale of gently used children’s items with the following types of items: Clothing (sizes 0-junior 16), shoes (infant to juniors), all types of baby gear, strollers, car seats, high chairs, cribs, outdoor play equipment, toys, media, health and safety, accessories, maternity, bedding and more! A portion of the proceeds from the sale help fund our MOPS program in Woodland Park! We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards. If you are interested in consigning, we would love for you to join us! You can receive up to 70% of the selling price of your items. Register to consign for the Fall 2021 Sale at

The Munchkin Market is scheduled at the following times: Thursday, October 7th, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm Friday, October 8th, 12:00 pm-7:00 pm Saturday, October 9th, 9:00 am-1:00 pm (1/2 Price Day, ALL ITEMS 50% OFF) Woodland Park Community Church 800 Valley View Dr. Woodland Park, CO 80863. For more information, call 719-422-6804.

Quilt show and Sale. Scheduled between Oct. 8-10 at the First Christian Church at 16 E. Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs. The Quilters of First Christian Church are holding their biennial Quilt Show and Sale. Specific event times are  Friday, October 8 from 10:00am-3:00pm, Saturday, October 9 from 10:00am-3:00pm, and Sunday, October 10 from 9:00am-noon.  Items for sale are beautiful large, medium and small quilts; table runners for all seasons; potholders and other small items; children’s and baby quilts; et al.  Cash, checks and credit cards accepted for payment. All proceeds from the sale go to local missions. Parking is available in the church parking lot, street parking (parking meters), and in the city garage south of the church ($).  Please enter through the north door of the church under the blue awning.  For more information, call 719.633.8888

Join us at the Woodland Aquatic Center for Div-In Movies! Next scheduled event is Oct. 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Swim, float or lounge at poolside and enjoy a variety of films. Bring your own flotation devices or rent one from us! Regular pool admission will apply. Popcorn and concession Items will be available for purchase. This is a first come, first serve event; we will take guests until we reach out designated capacity. Please call Woodland Aquatic Center for film schedule. For more information, call 687-5233.

Local Author Showcase. Scheduled for Oct. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Woodland Park Public Library. Authors will be talking about their book/ books. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions about the process of getting published. For more information, call 719-687-9281×103.