Mountain Almanac for the Week of November 2

Tuesday, Nov. 2

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.

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall. The in-person meeting is also available on  Zoom.

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. See related story in this week’s story in TMJ. For election results and other updates, visit

Wednesday, Nov. 3

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for Nov. 3  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.

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers.

Thursday, Nov. 4

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Nov. 4 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 Nov. 4  at 3:30 p.m. Meet at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center. Free admission.

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Nov. 4 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, Nov. 6

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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Dayspring Craft Fair. Scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dayspring Christian Fellowship, 1061 Rampart Range Road. Invite your friends and family to  join us for an unforgettable day of browsing and shopping. Featuring an array of unique treasures, created by local Christian  artists and craftspeople. Enjoy a great shopping experience with a far-reaching purpose.


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.


Woodland Park Holiday  Boutique. Scheduled for Nov. 13 from – 9am  to 3pm at the Shining Mountain Golf Course, 100 Shining Mountain Lane, Woodland Park. For more information, call 719-640-3745

A Cripple Creek Christmas Carol. Cripple Creek history meets the classic Dickens’ Christmas Carol in this holiday season is a perfect past, present and future holiday experience. This show, which kicks off on Nov. 26 and continues through Dec. 31 on select days, is a great holiday outing for the entire family as its plot is based on the classic tale – with a Cripple Creek twist that relies on Bob Womack (who in 1890, discovered the gold that made Cripple Creek famous) to rescue the Scrooge-like Gooch from his selfish ways. The show was written for the Butte stage by TATC producer Chris Armbrister and Cripple Creek’s favorite playwright Chris Sorensen. For more information, call 719-689-6402.