Mountain Almanac for the Week of February 28

Tuesday, Feb. 28

The Green  Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the GMF Town Hall. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.  For more information, visit the town government website.

Wednesday, March 1

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for March 1  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.

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the CC Council Chambers. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom. For more information, visit the town government website.

Thursday, March 2

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

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on March 2 at 7 p.m. at the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.  The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Friday, March 3

Teller County Playgroup, hosted by Community Partnership at 701 Gold Hill Place in Woodland Park, is FREE to any Parent or Caregiver with children ages 5 & under. Older siblings welcome.
Come meet a great group of friends for you and your little one! Exchange wisdom and support with other parents while exploring the world with your child through music, movement, arts and crafts, free play, story-time, field trips, and themed structured activities. Meeting three times a week, Playgroup offers opportunities for developmental screenings, school readin​ess assessments, and information on local resources. The Playgroup meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. For more information, call Jackie at 719-687-0705.

Butte Theater Community Performances.  The Frog Prince community show will be hosted at the Butte Theater on March 3, with times scheduled for 1 and 5 p.m. It is being produced by the Missoula Children’s Theater.  Auditions for the performances recently occurred at Cresson Elementary. This is part of an active schedule of community performances at the Butte from now through the middle of May. For more information about the Frog Prince and other forthcoming community shows, call 719-689-6402.

Saturday, March 4

Pearl’s Follies. Pearl’s Follies is the annual fundraiser for the Old Homestead House. It is scheduled for March 4 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Old Homestead House Museum. Victorian Elegance theme! Live entertainment, food provided by Miramont Castle, drinks!, Rodeo Road Apples Band after dinner with a Cocktail hour!! Single Tickets: $30. Entire tables can also be purchased.  Call for pricing. Limited Seating! Sales start soon! Call 719-689-2485 or visit The 2023 event will be held at the Cripple Creek Elks Lodge.


Best of Cripple Creek and the Teller High County.  Don’t forget to partake in the annual Best Of 2023 contest, sponsored by TMJ.  Voting ends early this week.  This Best Of contest has been yearly tradition, which began shortly after gaming started in Cripple Creek. The grand winners and finalists will be announced shortly. More than 70 categories are up for grabs.  To vote, visit The final results will be published during the March 14 and March 21 issues.

Woodland Park Book Club. Meets monthly on the First Tuesday at 10:30 am in the large meeting room of the Woodland Park Public Library. The next gathering is set for March 7. The club is for adult readers. For more information, call Collin at 719-687-9281, ext. 113 for further details.

Woodland Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Pub/Food Crawl. Scheduled for March 11, this  is the fourth annual event celebrating the wearing of the green and this festive time. The parade will start at noon on Henrietta Ave at Memorial Park, turn right at Fairview St., left on Midland Ave. and right onto Baldwin, finishing at the intersection of Baldwin and Pikes Peak Ave. in front of Gateway Elementary. In conjunction with the parade, several local businesses will be offering specials on food and drink with the purchase of a Pub Crawl stamp card on the same day. For  more information, call Mickie Richardson at 719-210-4183.

Chamber Gala. Join us for the Greater Woodland Park Chamber Gala. This annual event is scheduled for March 17 as we celebrate & recognize our Chamber Members and special award-winner. It will be held at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906,  The theme of the evening is the “Wearing of the Green,” with a social, silent auction set for 5:30 p.m. The dinner and awards are scheduled for 7 p.m.  Reservations are required.  Call 719-687-9885 or visit the Chamber’s website.