Calendar of Events - Greater Woodland Park Chamber.
August 2014

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Events in the month of August 2014
08/01/14Woodland Park Farmers Market
Outdoor Farmers Market, every Friday, first week of June, to end of September.

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Mountain Arts Festival
Outdoor Fine Arts Festival!
Mark your calendar to attend the outdoor 29th annual Mountain Arts Festival held August 2 & 3 in Woodland Park, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. located on the Cultural Center grounds. There will be 82 vendors including potters, photographers, jewelry of all varieties, painters, woodworking, and metal work, and food vendors. There will be Colorado artists as well as artists from many other states. There will be an hourly drawing for a $10 coupon which the winner can spend with any vendor. Admission is free.

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Jr. Woodland Players-A Midsummer Night's Western
Jr. Woodland Players- A Midsummer Night's Western, written by August Mergelman. This is a wonderful Theatre Experience put on by the youth of Teller County.

August 2nd- 7pm
August 3rd- 2pm

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Miss Devon & The Outlaw
Miss Devon, Academy of Western Artists ‘Western Music Female Performer of the Year’ is noted for her vintage 'sock-rhythm' guitar style, warm 'swingtime cowgirl' vocals, and lively persona, engaging kids and adults in her audience with a style perfectly suited to her ‘secret’ persona as the singing voice of Toy Story 2’s “Jessie” on the Grammy-winning Disney CD "Woody's Roundup featuring Riders in the Sky'. She has made appearances at Pixar Studios, the renowned Grand Old Opry in Nashville, done shows with Radio Disney, Riders In the Sky, Michael Martin Murphy, The Texas Playboys, and is frequently seen on Starz-Encore's "Western Channel", and RFD-TV.

When Outlaw Jessie Del joins Miss Devon on the stage, things get more fun than puttin' socks on a rooster. According to witnesses, this western gent is the duo’s rowdier half, getting his nickname, as Miss Devon says, "Because it's plumb illegal what he does with Milk Cow Blues!"

Like all outlaws, Jessie has been known to disappear into at least a dozen alias personalities, including his new acting role as the bartender, Jessie Banks, on Bob Terry’s original western web series, SUNDOWN Western Webisode series, seen at www.sundownwesterncom so watch him close! With fine classic western tenor-to baritone vocals, and a LOT of charm, this rascal just might make a clean getaway with yer funny bone

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Critter Rescue Round Up
Wolves, Hedgehogs and Dogs, Oh My! This event has been growing each year with many animal rescue and support groups including everyone's favorite, Standing Bear, founder of The Thelma and Flash Hedgehog Rescue.  See some live wolves up close and enjoy some good food. Four free admissions to the museum if you adopt an animal (must be used at a later date) Sat. 9am-4pm, Sun. 10am-3pm

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08/02/14Bronc Days - Green Mountain Falls
Come and join us for this 76th annual community celebration featuring a pancake breakfast, parade, games, vendors...and much, much more!! The first event was held in July, 1939 and in recent years additions have included RC boat races, arts and crafts booths, and more activities for the entire family. The King and Queen have been replaced by a Grand Marshal to honor a prominent citizen and a Princess & Court contest for young girls.

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08/02/14Vino & Notes
The 7th Annual Vino & Notes Wine, Food & Jazz Festival benefits Teller County Habitat for Humanity. Relax and unwind with Jazz and Wine – a perfect combination! Make a weekend of it by staying in town and attending the Mountain Arts Festival and Critterfest. There will also be a beer garden at BierWerks brewery.

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08/02/14Manitou Chamber Music Festival
Join WPAA/Creative Arts District as we present a program featuring Jerilyn Jorgensen, violin and Cullan Bryant, piano.  Ms. Jergensen has her Master of Music degree from Juilliard.  Mr. Bryant is from New York City and performs over 50 recitals a year.  

Also featured is the Aviva String Quartet featuring Caroline McCaskey, viola; Molly Reinker, violin; Elizabeth Riley, cello and Sigrun Hardardottir, violin.  Other quest artists will be performing during this concert.

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08/05/14Chamber Business Round Table
Join other members of the business community for our Business Round Table.
Come prepared to discuss with the group what your specific business needs are.  Be honest, we want to find solutions to any struggles or frustrations you may have.  We are encouraging you to seek advice and also to share your knowledge with others, as you may have the solutions they’re looking for.
Make plans to attend so you can support and learn from other business leaders in our community.

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08/07/14Chamber Lunch and Learn
Please join us for our Chamber Lunch and Learn Series. Add a tool each month to your "Business Thriving Tool Kit". Lunch is provided.
August 7: "
Explode Your Customer Base & Expand Your Network Globally by Effectively Using LinkedIn" presented by Linda Murray, Apath Properties.

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08/08/14Woodland Park Farmers Market
Outdoor Farmers Market, every Friday, first week of June, to end of September.

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"High Mountain Paradise" Starring Peggy Malone
It's with great pleasure that I'm returning to this High Mountain Paradise of Cripple Creek!

In 2013 the Colorado Country Music Hall Of Fame voted Peggy Malone 'CCMHOF Best Entertainer Of The Year'. In 2012, she was voted 'CCMHOF Peoples Choice Award.' As a member of the WMA (Western Music Association) she strives to keep Western Music alive and well. She was nominated, in past years, as Best Female Vocalist, by the WMA and AWA. Peggy has, and is enjoying a long music career, that has taken her all over America, Canada, and even Germany. Her song "Singin' A Cowboy Song" won an Emmy, as it was featured in the PBS Special "A Night At The Rodeo". It is the title song for one of her CDs. Her show is filled with some original songs, and many Classic Country, and true Western music, and a few surprise songs!! Folks are guaranteed a foot stompin' good time for young and old alike, as she mixes her singing styles with audience participation. Feel free to jump up and dance, or just sit back and kick off your boots.

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08/09/1425th Annual Mayor's Cup 5K/10K
Bring the family and enjoy a day of recreation. We will begin the morning with the Free Kids Fun Run, then start the 5K/10K Race and wrap up with the Woodland Music Series, "Shades of Blue" Blues & Jazz Concert at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. Kids Fun Run: 6 years & older Half Mile; 2-3 years old 50 Yards; 4-5 years old 100 Yards.

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08/09/14Quilts in the Aspens
The eighth annual show of Woodland Park’s Quilter’s Above the Clouds Quilt Guild, “Quilts in the Aspens" will feature more than 100 quilts and quilted items including traditional bed-sized quilts, lap quilts, wall hangings, art quilts and guild challenge quilts.  Special exhibits will be varied and take place throughout the show.  A collection of vintage quilts will be shown on an antique bed in an old-fashioned bed turning.  Several challenge quilts, all including the same vibrant print fabric in some original way, will be exhibited and viewers will vote for their favorite quilt in the challenge.  The charity work of the guild will be highlighted in a display of typical quilts and quilted items made by the guild for the benefit of the community.  Area quilt stores will be on-site offering items for sale and guild members will be demonstrating various quilting techniques during the show.  A boutique will have quilted items for sale.
     Area individuals or quilting groups are invited to enter a quilt into the show.  Entry fee is $5 per quilt (limit 2 quilts).  Entry forms are available at Nuts and Bolts fabric store and other local quilt shops or at

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08/09/14Ute Pass Historical Society History Park Tours
UPHS offers free public tours of History Park the second Saturday of the month from May through September. Tours beginning at 10am. Come explore the museum buildings and learn some of the history of Ute Pass. The historic walking tour of downtown Woodland Park meets at 10:30am. Both tours begin at the Museum Center, 231 E. Henrietta Avenue, just north of the Woodland Park Public Library. The gift shop in the Museum Center building will also be open from 10am-3pm.

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08/09/14"Shades of Blue" - Woodland Music Series
This event features A Pick, A Stick, and A Chick +1, The Jake Loggins Band, Radio London and Teressa Lynne.

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08/09/14Redraw the Farm at Raven Nest, Aspen Valley Ranch
The Raven Nest Summer Concert Series will present a concert featuring the roots/Americana band Redraw the Farm and community potluck at Aspen Valley Ranch on Saturday, July 12. The concert series is supported by the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and Rocky Mountain Highway.  Raven Nest concerts are held indoors.

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08/09/14Manitou Chamber Music Festival
Woodland Park Arts Alliance-Scholarshop Program Concerts: Manitou Chamber Music Festival

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08/12/14Partner Benefits 101 Class
Join our orientation class for new and potential members of the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce. Learn how to utilize to your best advantage the many benefits of belonging to the Chamber. These benefits include: networking opportunities, information sharing, Grapevine, bulk mail and chamber promotion and marketing. Ask questions! Exchange ideas!

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08/12/14Managing Email Marketing with Newsletters and Announcements

Build Your Marketing Toolkit The Right Way!

At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives. Newsletters and Announcements have become a core component of those campaign choices. Email is more important than ever – to the communication efforts of businesses and nonprofits everywhere; and to the customer, donor, client or supporter of those organizations. This session will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for the small business or nonprofit seeking to make their email newsletters more effective.

Attendees of this presentation will learn:
  • The different types of newsletters.
  • What to write about in your newsletter or announcement and how to consider using images.
  • Subject line best practices, and when to send your newsletter.
  • The importance of understanding how connected email and social media are...they have to be done together.
  • What types of additional tools might be useful.
Join us and learn some great new strategies to help your email and social media efforts be more effective components of one of the core campaign types, newsletters and announcements. 

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08/13/14Family Movie WPPL
Join us for a Family Movie!

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Woodland Park Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show
Thurs. thru Sun., Aug. 14th-17th, 9:00am-5:00pm
At the Woodland Park Saddle Club grounds. Hwy 24 between Wal-Mart and Burger King.
We have over 40 dealers with rocks, minerals, fossils, petrified wood,custom jewelry, gemstones,beads and much much more! Special kids area. Free parking and free admission.

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08/14/14Ribbon Cutting - TK Decorating and Home Staging
Join us at the Ribbon Cutting for TK Decorating and Home Staging and meet Tammy Daugherty.   The mission at TK Decorating and Home Staging is as a Home Stager, Redesigner and Interior Decorator, my goal is to provide exceptional design and service to all my clients no matter what the budget.
The Ribbon will be cut at noon in the Chamber Office.
Light refreshments will be served.
As a Home Stager, Redesigner and Interior Decorator, my goal is to provide exceptional design and service to all my clients no matter what the budget. - See more at:
As a Home Stager, Redesigner and Interior Decorator, my goal is to provide exceptional design and service to all my clients no matter what the budget. - See more at:

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08/14/14Mark Manriquez Meet and Greet
Mark Manriquez, an unaffiliated candidate for Teller County Sheriff, is hosting a meet-and-greet event at the American Legion Hall, 400 E Carr Ave, Cripple Creek, Colorado. The event will start at 3 PM.

Mark will discuss his campaign issues and answer any questions or concerns you have related to the Teller County Sheriff’s Office.

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22nd Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally
The City of Cripple Creek welcomes the 22nd Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally & 27th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride for a show-stopping, patriotic display that recognizes our nation's finest.

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08/15/14Woodland Park Farmers Market
Outdoor Farmers Market, every Friday, first week of June, to end of September.

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Wanyama Africa
Opening Reception Friday, August 15, 5 – 8 pm
Show runs August 15 – September 15, 2014; 10 am –8 pm, 10 am – 6 pm after Labor Day
Artists include: Barbara von Hoffmann, Ron Koehn, Madalyn Kae
Africa brings to mind the exotic, powerful and captivating beauty of a majestic continent with breathtaking animals, landscapes and peoples.  There exists something overwhelmingly primeval and soul arresting when an individual connects with these images.
Individually each of the artists in Wanyama Africa  has traveled in Africa.  Each of them, from their own art media and sensibilities, feels compelled and honored to share this window into the mysterious essence that is Africa.
People have a special fascination about Africa, and this gallery show is ALL Africa! It should be a magnet to those who wish to view the dramatic scenery and behavior of the phenomenal wildlife.

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08/15/14Movie Above the Clouds
This Friday is the movie!!!   Movie on the Lawn!  There will be one movie at sunset. Come bring your chairs and blankets!! It will be a family friendly movie for everyone! Popcorn, soda, and beer will be available. This is our last one for the summer....and we are the part of the Kick Off Party for the Pro-cycle week!

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08/16/14WMA-Colorado Showcase/Jam
Cowboy Poetry, Wesern Music, Jam Session, Door Prizes.

Everyone is welcome! 

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08/17/14Pikes Peak Region's Memorial Wall Dedication
The Pikes Peak Region's Memorial Wall offers a place to reflect on the sacrifices made for our freedom. Any members of our Armed Forces that have been killed in action since September 11, 2001 and were stationed at one of our five area installations, had a home of record in El Paso or Teller County, or was an Air Force Academy graduate are listed on the wall in remembrance of their sacrifice and service. The Memorial Wall Dedication is a beautiful, solemn remembrance ceremony. Please join us for the Reading of the Names, guest speakers, a Salute Battery, a Wreath Laying Ceremony, a stunning performance by the Pikes Peak Highlanders Pipe & Drum Corps, and more.

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08/17/14Kiwanis Benefit Concert on the Patio!
What: Kiwanis Benefit Concert to help Eliminate Maternal and neonatal tetanus (one baby dies    every nine minutes!)
When: August 17th
Time: 2-7pm
Where: Woodland Park Country Lodge Patio Bar
Cost: $10 donation (provides tetanus immunization for 5 mothers)
Music provided by Dallas Alley (2-4pm) and Dick Cunico and the little big band (4-7)
Food and Beverages available for purchase

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08/18/14USA Pro Challenge Stage 5 Information Meeting
 As you are aware, the City of Woodland Park will serve as the Stage 5 Start for the USA Pro Cycle Challenge this year.  So, how will this Race Event impact you?  Attend our information meeting on Monday, August 18, 2014 and ask the experts. Our Local Organizing Committee (LOC) headed by Mike Perini, LOC Chairman, will be there along with Locke Pierce, LOC Technical Director, and others to answer your questions.  Questions such as: 
How long will Highway 24 be closed?
What is the exact route of the race?
Will my business be affected?
Is the Farmer's Market going on that day?
Where can I park to attend the race?
What can my family and friends do that day/prior?
And more?

Join us to get answers to all your questions.

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08/19/14Chamber Business 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. Don't forget your business cards!

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08/21/145th Annual Afternoon Tea & Serenade
Ladies & Gentlemen.

Please join Woodland Park Senior Citizens Club for our 5th Annual Afternoon Tea & Serenade.  Enjoy a delightful cup of PG Tips British or an herbal tea and an array of savory and sweet delicacies.  Listen to the accomplished chamber sounds of Ute Pass Chamber Players featuring guest musician, Greg Brazill.  Transport to a Victorian floral garden with a presentation by Neva McMullin and her daughter, Shereen Johnston (Shereen designs and makes period costumes.)

Period costume is suggested but not required.

Your participation supports activities at Woodland Park Senior Center.

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08/21/14Ribbon Cutting - Cherry Creek Properties
Join us at the Ribbon Cutting for Cherry Creek Properties.  Meet Chuck Woodard, Supervising Broker and his team and welcome them to the Chamber!  When you hire a Cherry Creek Properties real estate broker you don't just hire them, you hire the whole Cherry Creek Properties team. Cherry Creek Properties is truly 'Your Best Choice'.
The Ribbon will be cut at 4:00 with an Open House to follow until 6:30 pm.

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08/22/14USA PRO CHALLENGE - START in Woodland Park!
Mark your calendars! Woodland Park has been selected to host Stage 5 Start on Friday, August 22, 2014! "As new additions to the race, Monarch Mountain and Woodland Park, offer breathtaking scenery that will add to the overall impact of the race. Stage 5 start city Woodland Park, the "City Above the Clouds," is renowned for its natural beauty and proximity to great outdoor adventures. Home to one of the sprint competitions during Stage 5 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge, the city sits at an elevation of 8,465 ft. and is surrounded by national forest."

Race starts at 11:20 am.
Highway 24 will be closed at 11:00 am from Baldwin Road in Woodland Park thru to Teller County Road 1 in Florissant.  Closure will be for one hour.

Local Events:
Kids Zone:  (9:00 am - 1:00 pm) (includes Flying Carrot Bus, Strider Cup Adventure Zone, Clown, Face Painting and a Bike Decorating for Parade for those 10 years and younger.
Bike Rodeo (9:00 am - 11:00am)
Helmet Fitting (9:00 am - 11:00am)
Signs for Life Bus (9:00 am - 11:00am)
10 Years & Younger Decorated Bike Parade (12:00 noon)
BMX Demo - Stunt Masters Impact Street Team (10:00, 12:30 & 2:00)
Team Telecycle Entry Level Mountain Bike Ride (1:00pm)
Team Telecycle Advance Level Mountain Bike Ride (3:00pm)
The Good Life Youth Prevention Expo (2:00 - 4:00pm)
Concert at Midland Pavilion (5:00 pm)
Mountain Top Cycling Club Bike the Night Ride (10:30 pm)
    After the Ride, 12:00 midnight Breakfast at the Senior Center


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08/22/14Woodland Park Farmers Market
Outdoor Farmers Market, every Friday, first week of June, to end of September.

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08/22/14Drama Club Play FPL - Cowgirl Cookie and the Mysterious Disappearance of Grandma Sugar
Florissant Public Library Drama Club presents Cowgirl Cookie and the Mysterious Disappearance of Grandma Sugar 
Friday, August 22 at 6:00pm at the Florissant Grange Hall 2009 CR Rd, Florissant, CO
Registration for FRIDAY night is not required.

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Byrd & Street "Music for your Soul"
Byrd & Street ....real Americana with integrity & soul...a blend that shines"

With their "impeccable vocal harmonies" combined with original award- winning Texas-Americana “solid first-class songwriting”, Tommy Byrd and Kathy Street from Austin have been making songs together since 2001. Three-time nominees for "Best Vocal Duo" at the Texas Music Awards including 2014 as well as “Best Female Vocalist” nominee in 2012, they have been three-time Kerrville Festival New Folk Finalists. The duo's newest CD, Words and Music recently made #8 on the Folk DJ Charts and #24 on the Texas Roots Music Report. Their Love Broke the Fall CD was #13 on the Folk DJ Charts and their third CD, Then and Now made #27 on the Folk DJ charts as well as the Texas Roots Chart. Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul and Mary)  recorded one of their songs, "Let Me Be Your Friend," a song for animal adoption. Their music has also been licensed by the Texas Adoption Coalition, adoption agencies throughout the US, Austin Humane Society, Austin German Shepherd Rescue, Rover to the Rescue, and the Redman House Foundation


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08/23/14Drama Club Play FPL - Cowgirl Cookie and the Mysterious Disappearance of Grandma Sugar
Dinner Theatre performance of Cowgirl Cookie and the Mysterious Disappearance of Grandma Sugar
Saturday, August 23 at 5:30pm at the Florissant Grange Hall 2009 CR Rd, Florissant, CO
Saturday night requires advance ticket purchase ($12.50). 

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08/23/14The Good, The Bad & The Guilty
Just wanted to share this to help support all of your Veterans friends Aug 23rd, 2014!!!
The Good, The Bad &The Guilty benefiting a garden for the Disabled Vets located at the New  VA Center on Fillmore!!!  Facebook website is:
The Good, the Bad & the Guilty: 1st Annual Murder Mystery benefiting Southern Colorado Band of Brothers and Sisters Saturday, August 23rd 6PM-9PM
V.F.W. 430 E Pikes Peak Ave COS
Benefiting The Disabled VETS thru Southern Colorado Band of Brothers and Sisters Inc.
Veteran Community (Raised Bed) Vegetable & Herb Garden
Commemorate your name or business forever with the purchase of a BRICK! visit

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08/29/14Woodland Park Farmers Market
Outdoor Farmers Market, every Friday, first week of June, to end of September.

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"Party on the Prairie" Starring Terry Brown
Terry Brown is an awesome song writer, the following songs were written by Terry and recorded by others

Recorded by Aaron Tippin
"Drivin' Fool"
"Nothing in the World".... Platinum/Gold Albums CMA
"Mountain of Stone".... Platinum/Gold Albums CMA
"Ain't that a Hell of a Note".... Gold Album CMA

Recorded by the Marshall Tucker Band
"Dancing Shoes"..... Top 20

Recorded by Charlie Pride
"Amy's Eye's"
#1 requested video for 11 weeks on CMT
and remained in the top 20 for 26 weeks

You know the music, now come and see the man who's songs made them Stars


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15th Annual Victor Celebrates the Arts
Watch artists paint, art show and sale

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4th Annual TCSO SWAT Public Training
Teller County Sheriff's office. Tactical Demonstration and Public Training. Test your skills. Live fire scenarios, concealed handgun certification class and BBQ.

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08/30/14Native American Day
On the front plaza at the Dinosaur Resource Center. at 1pm & 2:30pm the Seven Falls Indian Dancers will perform Native American dancing (weather permitting). Native American Art, Jewelry & Crafts will be displayed.  See some wolves up close with Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation and enjoy some good food. Come and join the fun!

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Commonwheel Artists 40th Annual Art Festival
Celebrate the Arts in all their forms! Commonwheel Artists Labor Day Weekend Art Festival not only features exceptionally beautiful and affordable fine art and contemporary crafts, it brings together some of the finest original local musicians the Pikes Peak region has to offer.


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