Mountain Almanac for the week of December 14


Tuesday, Dec. 14


After Hours Final Event of the Year. Chamber Business After Hours is Teller County’s largest networking event. All Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce members are encouraged to attend. Take advantage of this opportunity to network and catch up with your friends, clients and customers plus meet new members in an informal setting. The monthly Business After Hours is a great way to share information about your business and learn about other members. Fun, food, drinks and door prizes. Don’t forget your business cards! The December 14 Business After hours is hosted by Tweeds Fine Furnishings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This is one of the more popular Business After Hours events of the year. Call 719-687-9885 for more information.


Wednesday, Dec. 15



Wellness Walk. Scheduled for Dec. 15 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 Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers at 5:30 p.m. This marks the council’s final meeting of the 2021 year.


Thursday, Dec. 16

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Dec. 16 at 9:15 a.m. in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek. Due to the holidays, the commissioners have a slightly different schedule this month. This marks their final meeting of the year. .


Meeting Cancellation. The regular meeting of the Woodland Park City Council, originally scheduled for Dec. 16, has been cancelled. Their next meeting will occur in early 2022.


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.


Live Nativity Celebration. The Charis Bible College, located at 800 Gospel Truth Way, will feature the second annual Live Nativity from Dec. 16-19 from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information on these events, call 719-635-1111 or visit


Friday, Dec. 17

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, 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.


Holiday Headframe Lighting. The giant headframes that are the remains of 1890’s gold mining days will again light up the night sky around Victor and Cripple Creek again this holiday season. These unique mining structures are one-of-a-kind remnants of the gold rush era. This marks the 22nd anniversary of the event. Holiday ornaments, some as large as 20 feet tall, will be lit against the starry night skies of the Victor and Cripple Creek on weekend nights from Thanksgiving weekend through Jan. 1. A self-guided driving tour map will be available at the Cripple Creek District Museum, Cripple Creek Heritage Center, Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, and online at STCFG


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Saturday, Dec. 18



Final Showing of Bethlehem Revisited. Everyone is invited to see “Bethlehem Revisited,” a living Nativity scene on Dec. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Four Mile Community Church. Visitors can through from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and visit with the characters from the Bible as well as pet the animals. Drive through to view the scene from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are available at the church fellowship hall in the basement at any time during the presentation. All visitors will receive a free gift. Four Mile Community Church is located at 6503 County Road 11, Florissant, Co 80816, which is at the Guffy and Canon City intersection, just south of the Four Mile Fire Station. For further information, please contact Pastor Steve Randall at (907) 617-1827.


The Shining Mountain Golf Course and Event Center is closed for the season. But the spacious facility is still open for holiday events. If interested in hosting your event at Shining Mountain, call 719-687-7587.


Live Music. The Mucky Duck Restaurant in Green Mountain Falls will host live music on Dec. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a performance by LOOK’ EE HERE! featuring ragtime, blues, jazz and combo music. You will hear music that is quite unique and distinct. For more information and to make reservations, call 719-684-2008.






Woodland Park Community Church is partnering with the Salvation Army to provide a hot Christmas Day dinner for our community on Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come enjoy a hot meal with us at the Woodland Park Community Church, 800 Valley View Drive. For more information, call 719-687-4044.



Best of Cripple Creek and The High Country Kick-off. The first round of voting for this annual contest, sponsored by TMJ and featuring nearly 100 categories, is underway with the first round of voting and nominations for key categories. Voting will occur on Vote now.