Mountain Almanac for the Week of October 18

Tuesday, Oct.18

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall. The  meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

After Hours. 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.  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 October 18 Business After Hours is hosted by Fidelity National Title and Vectra Bank, located at 361 W. Hwy. 24. The event, scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m., will feature a Halloween theme. Costumes are encouraged. For more information, call 719-687-9885.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for Oct. 19 at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Meet at the upper 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.

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The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.     .   .

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Thursday, Oct. 20

TOPS. Take Off Pounds Sensibly- Meets every Thursday morning at 9 am in the basement of Church in the Wildwood 10585 Ute Pass Ave, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819. Affordable, effective weight-loss support.

The Woodland Park City Council  will meet on Oct 20 at 7 p.m. at the city council chambers, next to city hall. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Friday, Oct. 21

Don’t Miss Young Frankenstein.  Scheduled from now through Oct. 30 at the Butte Theater in Cripple Creek. Comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily film into a brilliant stage creation…Young Frankenstein! Frederick Frankenstein, Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment. For more information, call 719-689-6402 or visit the city of Cripple Creek’s tourism website.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Tee-off Time.  The Shining Mountain Golf Course is still open daily for the 2022 season, weather permitting. The 18-hole course, the driving range and putting/chipping area are open for play/practice, along with the Shining Mountain bar. Carts are available, but the cart-path-only rule for the season will be in effect to protect the turf.  For more information, and to make tee-times, call 719-687-7587.

Paranormal Investigations. Come discover what paranormal investigators really do! Join us on Saturday, October 22nd at 4pm at Woodland Park Public Library. For more information, call 719-687-9281×103

Trunk or Treat. Wear your costume, make some crafts, and get your trick or treating on!

Come join us Saturday, October 22nd from 2-4pm at the Florissant Public Library. For more information, call 719-748-3939.


Election 2022, Election ballots for the Nov. 8 election were mailed out to registered, active voters on Oct. 17.  For more information, visit the Teller County government’s website. See related story in this week’s TMJ.

Trunk or Treat. Bring all the goblins and ghouls to a frightfully fun time in Cripple Creek.  Appropriate costumes are suggested because everything will be outdoors. Munchkins, ghosts, dragons, and witches and warlocks will be crawling, skipping, and slithering their way through the maze of decorated vehicles.  Don’t miss the excitement from 5:00-7:00 PM on Halloween night.  Trunks will be set up on 1st Street south of Bennett Ave, and along Masonic Ave, next to the Parks & Rec Building. Families, businesses, and clubs are invited to decorate your trunk and enter to win a prize in specific categories.  Cash donations are also being collected to help with the candy purchase.  For more information or to register your space, contact the Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Department – 719-689-3514.Additional Halloween activities will be taking place in Victor, Oct 30th & 31st.  Visit their event webpage for more details. Contact Cripple Creek Parks & Recreation Department for more details about the event or to reserve a car/booth space – 719-689-3514.