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Chamber Business After Hours - 2nd Tuesday!
12/10/19
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Mandatory Overtime Rule Change - Learn the Law
12/10/19
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Mandatory Overtime Rule Change - Learn the Law
12/10/19
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Chamber Lunch and Learn
01/09/20
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Chamber Business After Hours
01/21/20
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Chamber Lunch and Learn
02/06/20
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Chamber Business After Hours
02/18/20
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Chamber Lunch and Learn
03/05/20
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Chamber Business After Hours
03/17/20
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Chamber Lunch and Learn
04/02/20
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Chamber Business After Hours
04/21/20
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Chamber Lunch and Learn
05/07/20
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Chamber Business After Hours
05/19/20
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Chamber Lunch and Learn
06/04/20
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Chamber Business After Hours
06/16/20
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Chamber Business After Hours
07/21/20
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Chamber Lunch and Learn
08/06/20
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Chamber Business After Hours
08/18/20
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Chamber Lunch and Learn
09/03/20
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Chamber Business After Hours
09/15/20
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Chamber Lunch and Learn
10/01/20
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Chamber Business After Hours
10/20/20
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Chamber Lunch and Learn
11/05/20
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Chamber Business After Hours
11/17/20
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Chamber Lunch and Learn
12/03/20
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Chamber Business After Hours
12/08/20
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Events in the next 30 days...
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12/05/19
 -12/07/19
All I Want For Christmas Is: More Olio!

A full-length olio revue!

Rated PG, and great for families!


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12/07/19
Hike: Grouse Mtn to Homestead to Black Bear Mash-up at Mueller State Park

Meet at Camper Services parking area

We will hike through the campground up to Grouse Mountain then head down on Homestead #12 to Black Bear then back to the trailhead.  About 3.5 to 4 miles.  Led by Naturalist Nancy.  Dress in layers and bring water!


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12/07/19
 -12/08/19
Holiday Home Tour

Come join in the festivities of our 21st Annual Tweeds Holiday Home Tour! We will have several beautifully decorated venues in the Greater Ute Pass area for you and your family to enjoy.  Eat, drink and be merry while you are dazzled by the beautiful Christmas decorations and unique features of each venue.

12/07/19
 -12/08/19
21st Annual Tweeds Holiday Home Tour

The 21st Annual Holiday Home Tour “Sounds of the Season” graciously presented by Tweeds Fine Furnishings, will take place in Teller County on Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th from 10am to 5pm each day.

The 2019 Tour features a unique array of beautifully decorated homes located in the Woodland Park area. The festivities also include live musical entertainment featuring choirs, a harpist, soloists and large ensemble groups. For your shopping pleasure, there will be an Artisan Boutique at the Hospitality House.
"Every year the Tour inspires visitors to 'oh' and 'ah' at the decorations, and is the creative motivator for many to gather their decorating ideas,” says Karolyn Smith, Tour Director. In addition, each location will share a collectible recipe card for a delicious holiday treat that is significant to each home and participant.
“The venues on our Tour this year are as beautiful and welcoming as the home-owners themselves.  There is a newly constructed assisted living home, lovely custom-appointed homes and a community center where Mr. and Mrs. Claus will greet children, young and old, along with cooking demonstrations and electric trains sure to entertain them," said Karolyn Smith. “This Tour would not be possible without all of our gracious residents who are willing to open their homes and businesses, the volunteers who help decorate and host in each location, and of course, the generous financial donations from our many supporters throughout the community."
Feedback from last year’s Tour included comments like "We come to the Tour every year, and every year our expectations pale in comparison to the experience your group delivers."; "My friends and I love this event for the Christmas spirit it brings, and the music is just the icing on the cake."; and "How will you top this next year?".
Guests of the Tour are invited to begin at the Holiday Hospitality House, located in the Keller Williams Clients Choice Realty office, at 107 Sundial Drive, on the lower level.  Tour guests can shop at the Artisan Boutique for souvenirs and Christmas gifts, in addition to enjoying homemade treats.
In addition to our presenting sponsor, Tweeds Fine Furnishings, other sponsors include Carter Realty; Keller Williams Clients’ Choice; KKTV 11; The Independent; Kelley & Chulick, CPAs; Pikes Peak Courier; Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Association; Bob & Lori Schleicher on behalf of Forest Ridge Senior Living; and the Swiss Chalet Restaurant.
Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit four local non-profits: Focus on the Forest, Community Cupboard of Woodland Park, Friends of Mueller State Park, and Choices. Further details about the event may be found at www.wphht.com or by calling 719-687-1115.
 

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12/07/19
Natural Ornaments at Mueller State Park

COME JOIN US!

Get creative with us and make some ornaments to take home using natural materials.


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12/07/19
2019 Lighter Side of Christmas Parade

The 31st annual LSOC parade will be held this year on Saturday, December 7th at 6 pm, followed by a fireworks display in beautiful downtown Woodland Park, Colorado.

2019 THEME: “Woodland Park’s Christmas Vacation”

This year we are celebrating the 31st Anniversary of the Lighter Side of Christmas Parade and the 30th anniversary of the classic comedy film, National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation.” As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property.

Our goal is to have fun, let our imaginations run wild, and have the best event EVER in our community. What’s the plan for your Christmas vacation?? Remember, this is the LIGHTER Side of Christmas … Have fun! 🙂

2019 BENEFICIARY: Woodland Park Main Street

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Woodland Park Main Street. Woodland Park Main Street is part of a nationwide movement striving to revitalize historic buildings, foster community among businesses, and create a place where people feel connected. WPMS does not build, buy or finance new development. They are contributors.

Through their status as a Designated Main Street organization, they have access to grant monies for historic preservation and downtown revitalization. Their goal is to work in collaboration with key partners and organizations in planning for the future of downtown Woodland Park. Their army of volunteers help make it all possible!


12/08/19
Woodland Park Wind Symphony

The Woodland Park Wind Symphony presents “Sounds of Christmas.”
Sunday, December 8, 2019
6pm – “Meet the Musicians” reception and cash bar
7pm – Concert
Guest Artists – Mountain Eire Irish Dancers
Start your Christmas season with the powerful and beautiful sounds of Christmas performed by the 60-member Woodland Park Wind Symphony.  Meet the musicians, dancers and friends during the reception from 6-7pm, purchase a glass of wine and enjoy appetizers provided by the members. 
At 7pm, put your worries away, relax and listen to the beautiful sounds of Christmas.
A special performance will be the Mountain Eire Irish Dancers on stage as the Woodland Park Wind Symphony performs “Celtic Carol.”
With a percussion equipment purchase program successfully completed, the Woodland Park Wind Symphony will honor the members and donors as they perform on the percussion equipment they purchased.  Many of the donors are not percussionists and they will have great fun playing their drum, timpani, gong, chimes, cymbals, triangles and wind chimes!  Plaques for the large percussion equipment are provided by Fred Clifford, Cedar Mountain Metal Craft.
There are no tickets to purchase for this special community event.  Donations are welcome to help the Woodland Park Wind Symphony continue to operate and grow.  Sponsorships are also available.  For additional information and to see what an extraordinary organization it is, please visit www.woodlandparkwindsymphony.com.  Director Craig Harms can be reached via the website and also by phone at 719-687-2210.
 

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12/10/19
Mandatory Overtime Rule Change - Learn the Law

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will raise the minimum threshold for mandatory overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to $35,568 from its current level of $23,660. The new rate will take effect January 1, 2020, and is expected to cover an additional 1.3 million workers who are ineligible under the current overtime rule. This training will discuss the difference between exempt and non-exempt employees, what the new rule changes, what it doesn't, along with strategies and options for coming into compliance. Additionally, the training will discuss the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Division of Labor Standards’ proposed changes to the Colorado Minimum Wage Order
 

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12/10/19
Chamber Business After Hours - 2nd Tuesday!

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!

December 10 is hosted at Edgewood Inn.
*Note:  This Business After Hours is the SECOND Tuesday of this month.

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12/13/19
 -12/15/19
The Heart of Christmas at Charis Bible College

The Heart of Christmas, a musical, transports you back through time, as one family discovers how the simple act of receiving a gift can change their lives forever. This beautiful story is interwoven with classic Christmas carols and seasonal songs and will let families experience the true heart of Chr‍‍‍istmas.

December 13 - 15, 2019

Friday, December 13 - 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 14 - 1:00 pm
Sunday, December 15 - 4:00 pm


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12/13/19
Women In Networking


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12/14/19
Science Saturday

Join Geoscientist-in-the-Park Intern Nichole for some fun, hands-on science activities and learn about the structure of the Earth, volcanoes, and much more.  Participants can also complete a Junior Ranger Activity Book and earn a Junior Ranger Badge. Drop-in any time between 11 – 3:00 PM.  The science activities are ongoing throughout the day and last about 30 minutes.  Follow up with the Monument’s hands-on interactive exhibits and fossil displays, a film, and/or a short hike. Dress in layers.

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12/14/19
You Better Watch Out!

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus returns once again to bring all her puppet friends and their special holiday stories and songs to life. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the DRC at 12:30pm. The show starts at 1:00pm. After the show you get to help Mrs. Claus make a Reindeer to take home. There will be treat bags given out at the end of the show.
 

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12/14/19
M Lazy C Cocoa and Sweets Sleigh Ride

Join us for our afternoon sleigh ride. Sleigh rides include a horse led sleigh/wagon ride to the dining hall, hot cocoa, homemade sweet treats, and a branded ornament to take home and hang on the tree.

Reservations are required.  Please call (719) 748-3398 to book now.

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12/14/19
FREE Christmas Concert


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12/15/19
Hike: Rock Pond Trail at Mueller State Park

Meet at the Visitor Center

Explore our favorite trail to Rock Pond! It drops 600 feet in elevation into a valley to Rock Pond. Bring water and a snack. Snowshoes or micro spikes recommended if there is snow or ice. Led by Naturalist Rose.

 


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12/15/19
Santa and the Dinos

 Make a trip to the Dinosaur Resource Center on December 15th and the 21st from 11am to 2pm to visit with Santa and the Dinosaurs! We will have our craft table available to make an ornament for our Christmas tree as well as one for yourselves. Join us for some Christmas fun! Included with museum admission.
 

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12/15/19
Christmas with the Clauses

Come enjoy a dinner, with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and wonderful music for dancing
 

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12/21/19
Hike: Homestead Mini-Mashup at Mueller State Park

Meet at the Homestead trailhead 

Winter begins!  What do the wildlife do in winter?  Watch for winter birds and signs of wildlife? Dress for the weather, and bring water and a snack. 4-mile hike led by Naturalist Nancy.  We will start out on Homestead trail then Black Bear, Geer Pond, Lost Pond trails. 


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12/21/19
Santa and the Dinos

 Make a trip to the Dinosaur Resource Center on December 15th and the 21st from 11am to 2pm to visit with Santa and the Dinosaurs! We will have our craft table available to make an ornament for our Christmas tree as well as one for yourselves. Join us for some Christmas fun! Included with museum admission.
 

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12/21/19
Science Saturday

Join Geoscientist-in-the-Park Intern Nichole for some fun, hands-on science activities and learn about the structure of the Earth, volcanoes, and much more.  Participants can also complete a Junior Ranger Activity Book and earn a Junior Ranger Badge. Drop-in any time between 11 – 3:00 PM.  The science activities are ongoing throughout the day and last about 30 minutes.  Follow up with the Monument’s hands-on interactive exhibits and fossil displays, a film, and/or a short hike. Dress in layers.

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12/24/19
Christmas Eve Services

We will be celebrating this Christmas Eve with four worship services. Three will be held at Woodland Park Community Church at 9:30 am, 3 pm, and 6 pm and these will be candlelight services. We will also host a service in Cripple Creek at the Carr Manor Banquet Hall, located at 350 East Carr Ave, at 12 pm. Hot beverages and homemade cookies will be available at each service. Childcare will be available at all WPCC services for children up to 4 years of age. Our Cripple Creek service will be a family service with no childcare available.

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12/24/19
M Lazy C Cocoa and Sweets Sleigh Ride

Join us for our afternoon sleigh ride. Sleigh rides include a horse led sleigh/wagon ride to the dining hall, hot cocoa, homemade sweet treats, and a branded ornament to take home and hang on the tree.

Reservations are required.  Please call (719) 748-3398 to book now.

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12/26/19
M Lazy C Cocoa and Sweets Sleigh Ride

Join us for our afternoon sleigh ride. Sleigh rides include a horse led sleigh/wagon ride to the dining hall, hot cocoa, homemade sweet treats, and a branded ornament to take home and hang on the tree.

Reservations are required.  Please call (719) 748-3398 to book now.

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12/26/19
Dinner Sleigh Ride

Come enjoy a dinner sleigh ride with your family, and ours. Start off the evening with a sunset horse drawn sleigh ride up to the dining hall. Take a seat and enjoy the Brisket, Chicken, or Veggie dinner. The dinner comes with sides, a roll, and a homemade dessert. Listen to our two wranglers sing country, and Christmas songs with two stepping and line dancing. Head back over to the sleigh and finish off the night with a magical star lit ride to your vehicles.

If you do not see a date that works for you please feel free to give us a call!

Please note that sleigh rides are snow permitted. If we do not have enough snow the ride becomes a wagon ride, which is similar to the sleigh with wheels instead of runners.

 

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12/28/19
Hike: School Pond/Stoner Mill Trails at Mueller State Park

Meet at Preacher’s Hollow Trailhead

Enjoy the beauty and quiet of the winter woods!  Naturalist Nancy will lead the hike on the upper trail of School Pond and continue on Stoner Mill.  About 3.5 miles. Dress for conditions and bring water and snack!


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12/28/19
Science Saturday

Join Geoscientist-in-the-Park Intern Nichole for some fun, hands-on science activities and learn about the structure of the Earth, volcanoes, and much more.  Participants can also complete a Junior Ranger Activity Book and earn a Junior Ranger Badge. Drop-in any time between 11 – 3:00 PM.  The science activities are ongoing throughout the day and last about 30 minutes.  Follow up with the Monument’s hands-on interactive exhibits and fossil displays, a film, and/or a short hike. Dress in layers.

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12/28/19
Dinner Sleigh Ride

Come enjoy a dinner sleigh ride with your family, and ours. Start off the evening with a sunset horse drawn sleigh ride up to the dining hall. Take a seat and enjoy the Brisket, Chicken, or Veggie dinner. The dinner comes with sides, a roll, and a homemade dessert. Listen to our two wranglers sing country, and Christmas songs with two stepping and line dancing. Head back over to the sleigh and finish off the night with a magical star lit ride to your vehicles.

If you do not see a date that works for you please feel free to give us a call!

Please note that sleigh rides are snow permitted. If we do not have enough snow the ride becomes a wagon ride, which is similar to the sleigh with wheels instead of runners.

 

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12/29/19
Dinner Sleigh Ride

Come enjoy a dinner sleigh ride with your family, and ours. Start off the evening with a sunset horse drawn sleigh ride up to the dining hall. Take a seat and enjoy the Brisket, Chicken, or Veggie dinner. The dinner comes with sides, a roll, and a homemade dessert. Listen to our two wranglers sing country, and Christmas songs with two stepping and line dancing. Head back over to the sleigh and finish off the night with a magical star lit ride to your vehicles.

If you do not see a date that works for you please feel free to give us a call!

Please note that sleigh rides are snow permitted. If we do not have enough snow the ride becomes a wagon ride, which is similar to the sleigh with wheels instead of runners.

 

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12/30/19
Dinner Sleigh Ride

Come enjoy a dinner sleigh ride with your family, and ours. Start off the evening with a sunset horse drawn sleigh ride up to the dining hall. Take a seat and enjoy the Brisket, Chicken, or Veggie dinner. The dinner comes with sides, a roll, and a homemade dessert. Listen to our two wranglers sing country, and Christmas songs with two stepping and line dancing. Head back over to the sleigh and finish off the night with a magical star lit ride to your vehicles.

If you do not see a date that works for you please feel free to give us a call!

Please note that sleigh rides are snow permitted. If we do not have enough snow the ride becomes a wagon ride, which is similar to the sleigh with wheels instead of runners.

 

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12/31/19
New Year's Eve Celebration


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01/01/20
First Day Hikes at Mueller State Park!

First Day Hikes 

Colorado State Parks have taken on the tradition of hosting hikes on New Year’s Day – to start the New Year out right! Join in First Day Hikes at Mueller! Bring water, snacks, (snowshoes?) and dress for snow!
 

Elk Meadow Hike

9:00 am Meet at Elk Meadow Trailhead. Explore the winter woods with great views of Pikes Peak! 2.5-miles with Naturalist Rose.

 

Wapiti Nature Trail

10:00 am Meet at Wapiti Trailhead. 1-mile with Naturalist Charlene.

 

Forest Bathing Walk to Welcome 2020

11:00 - 1:30 pm  (please arrive by 10:45)

Meet at Outlook Ridge Trailhead

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 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


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01/03/20
Dinner Sleigh Ride

Come enjoy a dinner sleigh ride with your family, and ours. Start off the evening with a sunset horse drawn sleigh ride up to the dining hall. Take a seat and enjoy the Brisket, Chicken, or Veggie dinner. The dinner comes with sides, a roll, and a homemade dessert. Listen to our two wranglers sing country, and Christmas songs with two stepping and line dancing. Head back over to the sleigh and finish off the night with a magical star lit ride to your vehicles.

If you do not see a date that works for you please feel free to give us a call!

Please note that sleigh rides are snow permitted. If we do not have enough snow the ride becomes a wagon ride, which is similar to the sleigh with wheels instead of runners.

 

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