Mountain Almanac for the Week of October 27

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Cripple Creek  Senior Clubhouse. Held  every Tuesday and Thursday  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the dining room of the Aspen Mine Center, 166 E. Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek. Featuring games, crafts, snacks and socializing.  Tuesday Bingo scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Call 719-689-3584 for more information or 317-513-8441. No activities will occur on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.

Final Woodland Park RE-2 School District Board Candidate Forums.  Four candidate forums were scheduled between Oct. 18 and Oct. 26 for the four elected board seats, which will be decided during the Nov. 2 election. A record nine candidates have entered the races. See related story in this week’s TMJ, and online.  The final forums are scheduled for Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 at Gateway Elementary and the Woodland Park High School. Respectively. For  more information, visit the school district’s website and check out for more details.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for Oct. 27 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, Oct. 28

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Oct. 28 at 9:15 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 Oct. 28  at 3:30 p.m. Meet at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center. Free admission.

Seniors Pizza Party. Scheduled for Thursday October 28 at noon at the Aspen Mine  Center dining room in Cripple Creek, 166 E. Bennett Avenue. Call 719-689-3584 for more information and to RSVP  for the event.

The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.  In-person attendance is permitted and the meeting is available for participation via Zoom.

Saturday, Oct. 30

Final Showing of 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, continue through Oct. 30. For more information, call 719-689-6402.

Halloween Happenings. With the Halloween celebration this year, many local bars, eateries and public gathering hubs are doing festivities throughout the weekend. An impressive lineup is in store Halloween activities in the High Country. Check out related story this week in TMJ, and online, and see related advertisements/promotion in the Oct. 26 edition.

Sunday, Oct. 31

Happy Halloween. TMJ wishes you a safe and happy Halloween.  Also, enjoy the Denver Broncos game as they take on the Washington team. See related column and NFL page in TMJ.


Election Deadline: Make sure to return your ballot at the appropriate drop-box locations by 7 p.m. on Nov. 2. A number of contested council and school board races will be decided, along with key state ballot issues. For more information, call 719-689-2951 or visit the county’s website.

Look Out – the Posse is Comin.’ A free presentation on the 1894 Labor War will be hosted by the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum Saturday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. Lookout the Posse’s comin’ – The Labor War of 1894 – will be made by Gary Horton of Victor, who researched and developed the presentation on behalf of the Cripple Creek District Museum. He will share that presentation at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum Nov. 6. The 1894 Labor War that began with unrest over wages was a five-month strike by the Western Federation of Miners in Cripple Creek and Victor. The presentation is free and open to the public however, seating is limited. Please sign up for the event in advance, at Reservations are highly recommended. Donations to the museum will be accepted in lieu of a ticket fee. For more information, see

Rocky Mountain Christmas Boutique.  This annual event features Artisan Created Gifts and Deor. All proceeds benefit Choices. This event is scheduled at the Shining Mountain Golf Course for Nov. 5 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Nov. 6 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) For more information, call 719-284-2300.

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The Woodland Park Chamber Fall Business Expo is scheduled for Nov. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center.

The American Revolution Relived. The Woodland Park Public Library, at 218 E. Midland Avenue, will host a special  program, The American Revolution: The Winning of a Nation, on Nov. 10 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.  This will feature a presentation by Gary Penley, who will discuss the causes, victories, losses, struggles and hardships. For more information, call 719-687-9281×103.