Community Calendar


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Woodland Park, Cripple Creek, Divide, Florissant, Green Mountain Falls, Lake George, Victor



The Gold Hill Mesa concert series features shows on Saturdays in August and September at 142 S. Raven Mine Drive, Colorado Springs. Concerts are free and open to the public.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets, pack a picnic or enjoy food from the vendors, and enjoy a family-friendly concert.

Beer and wine will be sold, and proceeds go to

Concerts run from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 27, 6035 (classic rock); Sept. 3, Christ Daniels and the Kings (blues, funk, soul); Sept. 10, Mile High (Fort Carson Band); Sept. 17, Wirewood Station (American/bluegrass); Sept. 24, Joe Moss (blues). Go to


Sept. 1 & ongoing

The Ute Pass Kiwanis Club will start their fall Bingo, Thursday, Sept. 1st, 6:30 pm at Shining Mountain Golf Club in Woodland Park.

Proceeds go for high school scholarships.  

For more information, contact: Loyd Mowery 660-9176.

Sept. 1 & 15

Recruitment for Cripple Creek/ Victor Christmas event committee meets Thursdays, Sept. 1 and 15, 4 pm at the Aspen Mine Center. Or call coordinator at 719-659-3599 for private meeting. Theme "The Twelve Days of Christmas"

Kathi Pilcher Gold Camp Christmas Coordinator 659-3599

Sept. 6-Dec. 6

What: Moving for Better Balance is a falls-prevention program that uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi to help older adults improve their balance and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities without the fear of falling.  

When: from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Sept. 6th through Dec. 6 th .

Where: at the Pikes Peak Community Club in Divide 

Info: Participants 60+ are paid for by a grant from Area Agency on Aging. To register, call Rebecca Janecek at #963-0988. 


SEPT. 10


What: Sandy Wells and county rockers Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts play as part of the 12th Annual Woodland Music Series.

When: Sandy Wells at 11 a.m., Ryan Chrys/Rough Cuts at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10

Where: Midland Pavilion next to the Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park

Cost: Free

Info: Call 687-5284 or go to

Sept. 10-11

Ghost Town Garage Sale

In Victor, weekend of Sept. 10-118 am-4 pm

Citywide maps will be available at The Claim Jumper 106 N. Third or visit

Sept. 14-15

Bible Study Fellowship

Classes will be offered in the evening or day class for interested women at the following church locations. 

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. @ Woodland Park Community Church, 800 Valley View Dr.  or 

Thursday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. @ High View Baptist Church, 1151 Rampart Range Road, Woodland Park) 

For more information please Contact Ann Chipman: & check us out on web

SEPT. 16

Support group

The Woodland Park Parkinson Support Group will meet from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, in the conference room of the Woodland Park Hospital. Group will work on brain stimulating games. The group will again meet from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the conference room of the Woodland Park Hospital. Group will hear from guest speaker Mary Barrowman from Prospect Home Care & Hospice.

Sept. 17-18


The Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce presents its 19th annual Rocky Mountain OktoberfestPlus, which brings a twist on the traditional German festivities, Rocky Mountain style.

Event includes a climbing wall, obstacle course and more in the kids’ area. Weiner Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, Jagerschnitzel, German brats, beer and wine. German entertainment along with country and rock ‘n roll.

Live German entertainment includes Squeeze Play, Hot Schnapps and Alan Polivka All Star Band. Other bands include Exit West, F-150, The Key of Joy and Cari Dell Trio. No pets allowed.

Event is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park.

Free parking and shuttle bus at Woodland Park High School. Admission is $6 per adult; $5 for seniors and active duty military. Ages 20 and younger admitted free.

Contact 719-687-9885 or Go to or

Sept. 17-18

Cemetery walk

The Gold Camp Victorian Society of Cripple Creek presents its 17th Mount Pisgah Speaks Historical Cemetery Walk on Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18.

Visitors will hear members tell stories of those who lived during the World’s Greatest Gold Camp. Among others, see and hear Johnnie Nolan, Cripple Creek’s most famous saloon owner, mortician Digger O’Dell and famous madam Miss Pearl DeVere.

Tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and run every half-hour until 2:30 p.m. at the Cripple Creek District Museum parking lot, where you will be transported aboard the new Cripple Creek trolley to the cemetery. Tickets cost $10 per person; groups welcome. Reservations accepted. Walk may be difficult for those with health issues. 

Comfortable walking shoes, hats and sunscreen recommended. Refreshments available at the end of the tour. Call 719-964-0237 or go to

Sept. 17, Sept. 24

Local geology

Did you know that Teller County has produced more gold than the California and Alaska gold rushes combined, or that Ute Pass is actually an enormous fault? We have amazing geology and some features are found nowhere else on the planet. Discover it all with former U of MD Earth Sciences instructor Paul Combs and the 6th iteration of his “Geology of Teller County” course. This iteration includes new slides and info about two discoveries by Colorado College and Williams College. 

Classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon on five Saturday mornings from Aug. 13 to Sept. 17 in the Mueller State Park Visitors’ Center (skip Labor Day weekend). Group will take a field trip on Sept. 24.

Minimal walking: handicapped OK. No tests, just fun and information. Learn about our gold, silver, gems, fossils, faults, volcanoes, glaciers, and why we don’t look like Kansas. Discover where to dig for your own treasures. Good info for science teachers, students and rock hounds. 

Cost is $80 and covers course fees and park admission. Call 719-686-0488 for information and registration. Do not call Mueller State Park.

Sept. 22 through Nov. 10

What: A Matter of Balance class is an eight-week program for anyone 60+ who has a fear of falling and needs to improve their balance held at the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital in Woodland Park

When: 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday mornings, from Sept. 22nd through Nov. 10th.  

Info: Participants 60+ are paid for by a grant from Area Agency on Aging. For more information or to register, call Rebecca Janecek at #963-0988.


Fridays through September

Summer market

The Teller County Farmers Market Association operates its summer 2016 market from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays through September behind Vectra Bank at the corner of Highway 24 and South West Street in Woodland Park. Thanks to a grant from the Colorado Farmers Market Association, the local market is able to participate in the SNAP (Federal EBT/Food Stamp) program. Go to for information.


At the Grange

Group or individual pine needle basket making classes are offered on Saturdays at the Florissant Grange. Groups are limited to 10 people, and cost is $10 per person. Painting classes are offered by reservation only and can have from 3 to 10 people. Supplies, snacks and (non-alcoholic) drinks are provided, as is an instructor. Cost is $30 per person. Reservations required for both classes; call 719-748-5004 for information, or to make reservations.


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