Calendar of Events - Greater Woodland Park Chamber.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Meet at Elk Meadow Trailhead

Explore the montane forests and rolling meadows with the massive Pikes Peak in view. Gradual hills on this 2.5-mile hike with Naturalist Rose.


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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Meet at Elk Meadow Trailhead

 Explore the montane forests and rolling meadows with the massive Pikes Peak in view. Gradual hills on this 2.5-mile hike with Naturalist Rose.

Winter conditions in the mountains are variable. The trails may be dry or have snow.  Often the snow is deeper in the shady forest than can be seen from the trailhead.  Usually snowshoes or micro spikes are recommended.


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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Meet at Outlook Ridge Trailhead- - Please arrive by 10:45.

Enjoy a fresh, new start to the year by immersing yourself in the joy & wonder of nature through the relaxing practice of Forest Bathing (from the Japanese,"shinrin-yoku").

Join Volunteer Naturalist Carrie and Forest Therapy Guide Jane Scanlon for this mindful, slow wander with simple “invitations” for activities to quiet your mind, awaken your senses and connect closely with nature. We’ll end with the sharing of forest tea! Bring sit pad/stool if you have one, water & dress for the weather – snow boots, waterproof pants suggested (there will be some sitting). 

Ages 9 and up. Maximum 12. Must pre-register at the Visitors Center via walk-in or by calling (719) 687-2366.


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Saturday, January 25, 2020
In this program Denise Gard’s famous Border Collie, Joey, acts out heroic dog stories! Did you know that Border Collies were used as messenger dogs during WWII? Discover what makes a dog a hero in this informative and interactive show! Then make your own dog tags!
 

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Meet at the Visitor Center

How do animals survive the winter? Join Naturalist Rusty to discover animals’ special abilities and adaptations.  Do an experiment simulating animals in winter to find out!  Inside and outside program.


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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Free LIVE MUSIC at the Woodland Country Lodge featuring Lissa Hanner
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Friday, January 31, 2020
Free LIVE MUSIC at the Woodland Country Lodge featuring Mark Edens
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Saturday, February 1, 2020
Free LIVE MUSIC at the Woodland Country Lodge featuring 6 String Dave
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Sunday, February 2, 2020
Midland Railroad Tragedies
The Colorado Midland Railway was the first standard gauge line into the Colorado Rockies.  At its peak it was 261 miles long and had two branches.  The route began in Colorado City, went on to Leadville and then crossing through the Continental Divide via the Hagerman Tunnel it continued on to Basalt and terminated at New Castle, Colorado.
The first contract for construction was awarded on April 6, 1886.  The construction in Colorado Springs started in July of 1886 with 3000 men spread between Colorado City and Buena Vista.  Eight months later, the track was completed to Woodland Park and made it to Florissant on March 23, 1887.  In Lake George, the tracks through the 11 Mile Canyon weren’t completed until about June and then continued on to Buena Vista, reaching that point in July. Eleven Mile Canyon was the deadliest stretch of the Midland in El Paso, Park and Teller Counties. “Midland Railroad Tragedies” will address some of those many accidents in our area.
Steve Plutt, local historian, will present an interesting program on this piece of Teller County history at the Cripple Creek District Museum’s February Visits with History talk. Steve has long lived in the shadow of Pikes Peak, having grown up in the Woodland Park area. Steve now resides near Lake George.
 The Cripple Creek District Museum invites you to learn more about the Midland Railroad and the tragedies which befell the line at the CCDM history talk on Sunday, February 9th at 2pm at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center. The Heritage Center is located on Hwy 67 outside of Cripple Creek. This program is presented as a public service of the Cripple Creek District Museum in partnership with the City of Cripple Creek. Admission is free and refreshments are served.  Seating is limited, reservations are required. Call 719-689-9540 to make reservations or to get more information.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020
Please join us for our Chamber Lunch and Learn Series. Add a tool each month to your "Business Thriving Tool Kit". Lunch is included.

Marketing Strategies    
Presented by Mike Perini, Perini and Associates


Click HERE to submit your case study in advance.

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Friday, February 7, 2020
Free LIVE MUSIC at the Woodland Country Lodge featuring Oakley
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Saturday, February 8, 2020 - Sunday, February 16, 2020
The annual Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a must see for everyone in February.  The ice carvers will slowly carve their designs in ice between February 8th and February 16th.  This year carvers will be competing for a “People’s Choice” cash prize.  Every visitors to the event will be able to vote for the carving that they think is the best.  On Feb. 16th the winner will be announced.  The carvers were given the option to pick whatever theme they wanted.  There will be carvings of underwater creatures, mystical dragons, characters from Toy Story, and giant insects to name a few. A significant ice sculpture will be completed by Saturday, Feb. 8th, by each carver.  They will add to the carving and/or complete another significant piece by Feb. 15th.  Your vote counts each time you come to the event.  Voting can be done at the Official Ice Festival Merchandise Area, or at select Player's Clubs inside Bronco Billy's, the Brass Ass, the Christmas Casino, JP McGills or the Midnight Rose.  Each day those that vote will be entered into a new drawing for special prizes.

As always the popular children's slide will be ready to go on Feb. 8th.  Food and retails vendors as well as music and a beer garden will be set up on Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 8th & 9th, and Feb. 15th & 16th, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  The carvings will be lit up at night and they can be viewed throughout the festival and until they start to melt.  Official event merchandise will be available to purchase from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily, Feb. 8th-16th.

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Free LIVE MUSIC at the Woodland Country Lodge featuring Mark Edens
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Sunday, February 9, 2020
Woodland Music Series presents Movie House Music 2020. Live music at the movie theater.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Chamber Member 101 Class is designed to help Chamber members get the most out of their membership. Primarily meant for the new or prospective member, long standing members are also welcome to attend and refresh themselves in all aspects of the Chamber and the many programs and benefits offered.

Information in this class includes:
  • Networking
  • Marketing
  • Information Sharing
  • Advertising
  • Promotion
  • Customer Referrals
  • Discounts
  • Community Involvement
  • AND MORE

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The Nonprofit Cooperative has trainings available monthly. Usually the meetings focus on education related to fundraising, board development, marketing and planning of events. 
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Friday, February 14, 2020
Bring your sweetheart and celebrate the history.
Join us on a mini tour of our resident animals and take a special tour on Chinook's nature trail.
Snacks and seasonal drinks.
 

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Friday, February 14, 2020
Free LIVE MUSIC at the Woodland Country Lodge featuring Mike Sunjka
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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Join Play-Well TEKnologies for an all new LEGO engineering workshop. Power up your skills with instructors and thousands of LEGO pieces. Build dinosaurs as well as excavate a fossil site with LEGO construction vehicles. Programs are at 11:00am and 1:30pm. Participants may not keep their LEGO designs.

 

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Free LIVE MUSIC at the Woodland Country Lodge featuring Trish Parish
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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Local historian and author of two Colorado Midland Railroad books, Midland Route on the Colorado Midland and Cripple Creek Road on the Midland Terminal, McFarland will give a slide presentation and discussion of the Midland’s Wildflower excursions into what is now the Eleven Mile Canyon and Lake George area. This trip will show not only "company" advertising pictures, but also pictures that people on the train took. Beginning in 1887, it was a very popular full day excursion starting in Colorado Springs, and picking up people along the way. Participants carried home arm-loads of wildflowers. The final trip was made in 1919.


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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Host for this event is Park State Bank & Trust

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!


 

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Free LIVE MUSIC at the Woodland Country Lodge featuring Lissa Hanner
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Saturday, February 22, 2020
Free LIVE MUSIC at the Woodland Country Lodge featuring Bob Volpe
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