Upcoming Events for week of February 6, 2020

THROUGHOUT OUR WORLD

Sock for The Soul sock drive

WALSENBURG/ LA VETA/ AGUILAR/ TRINIDAD — Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care is collecting new socks until Monday, Feb. 17. Donations will go to patients, veterans, local fire departments, youth, and those in need.

Drop-off new socks at these locations: Fishers Peak Community Church (Sun 9- 12:30pm only)
Green Elephant, 6th and Main, Walsenburg First Choice Market, 801 Walsen Ave. Charlie’s Market-La Veta,
Spanish Peaks Catholic Community Churches (Walsenburg, Gardner, La Veta & Aguilar)
Sangre de Cristo Hospice office, 809 Main St. Please call 719-846-3060 for more information.

 

HUERFANO

Call for entries — Members SPACe Show

LA vETA — Artists who are members of SPACe are encouraged to enter the 2020 Members’ Show. Membership is $30 per year, and may be paid when entering the show. This show is an opportunity for artists to show works that might be new or different styles or media for the artist. Artwork in this show may also be entered in one other SPACe show during the year. The usual $5 entry fee applies per piece, with a limit of 4 pieces per artist. ($10 for artwork more than 30” wide.) Bring artwork Thursday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The reception will be Saturday, Feb. 15, 5 – 7 p.m.

 

HCCC luncheon today

WALSENBURG — The monthly Huerfano County Communication Coalition luncheon will be held today, Thursday, Feb. 6, 12 p.m. at the ambulance building meeting room, 326 Main Street. Find out what great things are happening in our community this new year and share what your group is planning for 2020. The lunch is free. The City of Walsenburg is this month’s sponsor. Thank you. The meal is prepared by Nando’s. Please let Debbie Channel, 719-250- 9367, know if you would like some additional agenda time. HCCC is looking for a March sponsor. HuLA is sponsoring April.

 

“The Heart of Pakistan” at La Veta Public Library

LA vETA — The La Veta Library is pleased to have our own librarian, Rachel Locke Dillon, as your program presenter Thursday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m.. Rachel will share information about her

experience traveling to northern Pakistan where she taught English as a 2nd language and her continuing work with the Shining Light International organization. She will share stories and photos of this beautiful, rugged land where she was treated with hospitality and kindness, yet saddened by the lack of education and extreme poverty. You won’t want to miss this interesting program brought to you by the Friends of La Veta Library with free refreshments.

 

Walsenburg Downtown Revitalization meeting

WALSENBURG — Thursday, February 6, 6 p.m. in the Walsenburg City Council Chambers, the Walsenburg Downtown Revitalization Committee will host a reorganization meeting. Join business owners, city officials, and other Walsenburg residents for a discussion on how to reorganize efforts to re- vitalize our community.

 

Huerfano Soup at La Veta Mercantile

LA vETA — The next Huerfano Soup at the La Veta Mercantile, sponsored by Bachman & Associates will be held Thursday, Feb. 6, 6 pm. One dish + one vote + one passionate community = Huerfano Soup.

Huerfano Soup is a monthly community- based potluck where participants, through this micro-granting dinner, assist a variety of projects in Huerfano County. A potluck item and a $5 donation makes you eligible to vote on the evening’s presentations. As a diner, you will hear three five-minute pitches from community members who need funding for projects that are beneficial to the community. Enjoy the best $5 dinner in town with your friends, then choose the winning proposal to receive the evenings donations. Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/6145458 72448929/

 

Pre-Valentines Day Pop Up

WALSENBURG — Come see us at FoxTrot Emporium, 114 East 5th Street, Saturday, Feb. 8 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have a limited assortment of goodies for sale and you can pre- order anything on our Sabrina’s Unrefined Bakery menu. Come see us and support our local businesses

 

Full Moon Howl and Growl

CUCHARA — The February Full Moon Howl and Growl will be held Saturday Feb. 8, 5 p.m. at Cuchara Mountain Park. The Howl and Growl is co-sponsored by the Spanish Peaks Alpine Alliance and Cuchara Mountain Park. Bring a dish and a drink to the potluck along with your snowshoes or XC Skiis. Or just hang out in our Day Lodge (aka the Night Lodge) by the fire. Moon lore and more are also on the agenda!

 

Patsy O’Brien at La Veta Mercantile

LA vETA — Hailing from Cork in the south of Ireland, award-winning songwriter and much sought-after guitarist Patsy O’Brien will perform Saturday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. at La Veta Mercantile. O’Brien is renowned for his ability to meld songwriting and guitar styles seamlessly. Patsy has traversed the globe, guitar in hand, accompanying, creating and recording with some of the giants of Irish music. With critically-acclaimed solo albums under his belt along with numerous live and studio collaborations, it’s no surprise that Patsy’s songwriting ability and guitar prowess are in demand (he hosts guitar workshops all over the country), and NPR saw fit to feature one of his song arrangements on the prestigious All Songs Considered. Tickets $15 in ad- vance; $18 day of show. More info and tickets: www.facebook.com/events/777763912704351/

 

Cuchara Chapel service

CUCHARA —Sunday, Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m. Rev. Eileen Ramsey will speak on “God First”. The guest musician will be Tom Munch. Come as you are, all are welcome.

 

Computer basics: Internet

LA vETA — Learn the basics about the internet from how it works, searching the internet, along with the best and safest browsers Monday, Feb. 10, 1 to 3 p.m. at La Veta Library. You MUST RSVP in-person or by phone 719-742- 3572. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

February Care ‘n Share

WALSENBURG — The January Care ‘n Share food distribution for Huerfano County will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, 10 to about 11:30 a.m. at Delaney Hall on E 7th. Bring proper ID (picture and proof of residency required) and bags or box for food. Food passed out on first come first serve basis. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Free legal clinic at SPL

WALSENBURG — A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 4 to 5 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen Avenue. The next clinic will be Tuesday, Feb. 11. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. Call the library at 719-738-2774 the day of to secure your spot. Walk-ins will be accommodated if time allows.

Upcoming 2020 dates: March 10; April 14; May 12; June 9; July 14; August 11; September 8; October 13; November 10; and December 8, 2020

 

American Legion Post 16

WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg American Legion Post 16 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16, will meet Wednesday, Feb.12, 6 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Spanish Peaks Vet- erans Community Living Center, 23500 US Highway 160. All Veterans and their spouses are invited to attend. We are planning to bring the Moving Viet Nam Wall to Walsenburg. If you want to attend that meeting, it will start at 5 p.m., same location. We will also be dis- cussing current activities, including member- ship, the new LEGION Act that makes all veterans eligible for membership, as well as any future activities. Come and join us! For further information, contact the Post Com- mander, Gary Baldwin at 719-738-2801.

 

Movie matinee at La Veta Library: “Only the Brave”

LA vETA — The La Veta Library movie matinee for the month will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m. and feature “Only the Brave” starring Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges. It is based on the inspiring true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, local Arizona firefighters who, through hope and determination, became of one of the most elite teams in the nation. In light of our Spring Fire and the threat that always remains, this is a powerful, timely and unforgettable story of sacrifice and courage. You won’t want to miss this fine film brought to you by the Friends of La Veta Library with free popcorn!

 

Valentine’s Day family dinner & dance

WALSENBURG — Bring your friends and family Thursday, February 13, 6 p.m. to Msgr. Delaney Hall (behind St. Mary Church) and spend quality time while enjoying a delicious dinner and dancing your stress away! Adults dinners are $7; Children 10 years old and younger: $5. Your contribution will go directly to St. Mary Religious Education & Youth Ministry programs. For more info, contact the parish office 719-738-1204.

 

Family game night at La Veta Mercantile

LA vETA — Come join your friends and neighbors for Family Board Games with our fearless leader, John Costea Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.. Music and games are free; beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks available. For more info, go to theFacebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/545030359688573/

 

FCPA Show Choir “Westward Ho” show

LA vETA — Calling all cowpokes, cowgals and all of their friends and family. Love is in the air—and to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts Show Choir is excited to offer its winter concert: “West- ward Ho”—featuring a compilation of songs celebrating those who bravely ventured outside of their comfort zones to settle the West. This is a free concert. So join us on Friday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30); Saturday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30); and Sunday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30). All performances are at the theater located at 127 West Francisco in La Veta. Seating is limited, no reservations required (seating on a first come, first serve basis)—and best of all, it’s free! (But donations to help support the choir will be gleefully accepted).

 

Free Valentine’s movie “The Notebook”

WALSENBURG — Farm Bureau Insurance is sponsoring a free movie Friday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre. The movie is the 2004 drama romance, “The Notebook” staring Gena Row- lands, James Garner, and Rachel McAdams. This dramatic romance is about a poor yet passionate young man who falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences .

 

Karaoke, potluck, & dance at Cuchara Mountain

CUCHARA — Cuchara Mountain Mercantile is hosting a fun Valentine’s day event Friday, February 14, 6-9 p.m.. Please join us for a Valentine’s Day Potluck Dinner, with dancing and Karaoke (those up to it) at the Cuchara Mountain Mercantile at Cuchara Mountain Park.

 

SPACe Members show reception

LA vETA — The annual SPACe Members show reception will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 5 to 7 p.m.:at SPACe Gallery. Come out to visit with the artists. Refreshments are provided at the reception. No admission fee. All artwork is for sale. Or visit the SPACe Gallery Tues., Thurs., or Sat., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to see this art show of SPACe members’ works.

 

Free the Monkey pop-up sale at La Veta Mercantile

LA vETA — Dreaming about Spring? Refresh your wardrobe and home just in time for Spring during another spectacular Free The Monkey Consignment Pop-Up Sale!
PRE-SALE: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 4 pm. Pay a $5 entrance fee and get first pick of the fabulous sale items!

POP-UP SALE: Wednesday 2/19 – Sun 2/22, 10am-5pm. No entrance fee.

A portion of the sale proceeds will benefit the @Spanish- PeaksCeltic Music Festival. Cash or check only, please.

 

Two Peaks/One Book

LA vETA — The La Veta Library will once again be hosting their annual Two Peaks/One Book Community Book read, with the goal of bringing our area together through a great work of literature. This year’s theme is “ethics and civility” and the book we have chosen is the New York Time’s Best Seller, “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. It is the beautifully written story of Count Alexander Rostov who is stripped of his title and life of luxury and sentenced to house arrest in a small attic room at the Metropol Hotel. The book is rich in history, humor, intrigue and how one man made the most of a difficult situation and entered into a world of joy and emotional discovery. We will have a book discussion and exciting programs based on the theme and novel, so stop by and get your FREE copy at the La Veta Library, start reading and be looking in the Journal for the schedule of our upcoming events!

 

The River Arkansas Trio at Deerprint

LA vETA — Enjoy an intimate show with The River Arkansas Trio Friday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.. Mike Clark returns with bassist Macon Terry and pianist Ben Gallagher of The River Arkansas in what is sure to be a high energy show! A Free Deerprint pint glass will be given to each ticket holder. Limited menu available for light bites. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through our Facebook at https://facebook.com/events/s/the-river-arkansas- trio/719522105239660/?ti=icl or deerprintwine.com under Events.

 

Fat Tuesday feast & Mardi Gras celebration La Veta Mercantile

LA vETA — As the guests dined, the music played…Come join the celebration at our Mardi Gras Masquerade Tuesday, Feb. 25, 5 p.m.! Fat Tuesday Dinner is catered by Annalisa, with gumbo and other traditional fare. Music provided by Ken Saydak, Bo Sewell, and special guest. Event price is $25. Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2844941768862646/

 

Schedule changes at Two Peaks Fitness

LA vETA — Two Peaks Fitness announces new times for some classes this new year. Senior Pilates/Fresh Start is adding a third day each week to the popular senior pilates class. The classes are now every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11 am, at the La Veta Community Center, 131 W Ryus

Indoor Walking in Place has a new class every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main.

Spin Bike is now on Sundays as well as every other day of the week! Monday-Saturday 7:30 am; Sunday 8 am at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main

 

La Veta Creative District logo contest

LA vETA — The La Veta Creative District is looking for a visual identity in the form of a logo design. Designs for the logo may be submitted through Friday, Feb. 28 to Kenny Schneider by email at kenetics@centurytel.net. Submissions will be judged by the LVCD staff and the winning designer’s logo will appear on printed materials, social media, and other items, such as T-shirts.

The winning logo will promote the mission of the LVCD, which is “To inspire and cultivate our diverse rural community through the development of the arts and creative industries”. Any colors may be used, however, it should also look good in black & white. For more information contact Kenny.

To keep up to date on events and activities related to the La Veta Creative District, visit the Facebook page “The La Veta Creative District.”

 

HealthCare Foundation’s wine tasting

WALSENBURG — The Spanish Peaks HealthCare Foundation’s 2020 Wine Tasting Event will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, 7 to 10 p.m. at Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center, 23500 US Highway 160.

The event features Hors D’oeuvres by Alys’ Restaurant, Wine auction to follow Wine Tasting Event. All funds support the Charitable and Educational Mission of the Spanish Peaks HealthCare Foundation and are Tax Deductible.

Wine Sommeliers are Ed Donovan, Shannon Speaks, and Ann Altimier. Tickets are $50 per person. Contact Lynette Omer for more information and for tickets at 719-738-5144.

 

Chili Chefs wanted!

LA vETA — Calling all Huerfano County Chili Chefs! The Oktoberfest committee is holding their annual chili cook-off and post Mardi-Gras celebration on Saturday, March 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mission Deli (formerly Sammie’s). We are looking for some of our great cooks to help us with this worthwhile fundraiser. The entry fee is only $10 for red or green chili. Call Wendy at 719-742-3288 to sign up or pick up an application at La Veta Library and start perfecting your recipe! We are also looking for silent auction items!!

 

LAS ANIMAS

Adult reading presentation – databases

TRINIDAD — The Carnegie Public Library, 202 N. Animas, presents “Databases”, a program in this year’s Adult Reading program Thursday, Feb. 6, 3 to 4 p.m.. Are you a student, an author, or simply someone who seeks knowledge, but is mistrustful of the chaotic internet? There is an alternative at your public library! For more information visit: https://www.carnegiepubliclibrary.org/

 

Cooking for seniors class

TRINIDAD — There will be a free 4 week cooking class for seniors beginning Thursday, Feb. 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center, 911 Robinson. The class meets each Thursday, February 6 – 27. Call 719-845-4894 to sign-up!

 

State of the City Address

TRINIDAD — Phil Rico, Mayor of the City of Trinidad will be giving the annual State of the City address Thursday, February 6, 6 p.m. at Trinidad State Junior College in the Pioneer Room. The Mayor would like to invite the public to attend the event. In the State of the City address the Mayor will reflect on recent successes that have laid the groundwork for the City’s upcoming priorities. He will speak to the goals of the City Council in 2020, identifying the City’s most challenging issues and the City’s greatest assets. The Mayor will also be making several exciting announcements of new programs and possibilities that he and the City Council will be working toward this year. Following the address, the Mayor and City Council members will be taking questions from those present. The event will be aired the following day on YouTube at Trinidad Times TV 71. For more infor- mation, please contact Victor Gutierrez at victor.gutierrez@trinidad.co.gov.

 

Senior Day at Books & More

TRINIDAD — Friday, Feb. 7, is Senior Day at Books & More bookstore 132 N. Commercial Street. Most items 50% off. Store hours 11-4:30.

 

Hands on History at THM

TRINIDAD — Hands on History (HOH) at Trinidad History Museum is for kids in 1 through 8 grades and runs each Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.. The cost for the class is $9 per week. (Scholarships available for free/reduced lunch, or multiple sibling enrollment)

Each Friday will include a brief history lesson to introduce the topic and its significance, followed by hands on activities. Last week, we only had enough time to learn about volcanoes, so we are continuing where we left off! Contact Abigail to enroll: 719-846-7217 or abigail.melton@state.co.us

 

Book Readers Rock!

TRINIDAD — Join us Friday, Feb. 7, 1:30 to 3 p.m. for Book Readers Rock! at Carnegie Public Library. Book Readers Rock! is a book club for 6th through 10th graders! New members are welcome! The Library will provide copies of book. (Title to be announced.)

 

Bake Sale for ABC

TRINIDAD — Purchase some Valentine’s Day themed baked goods Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hometown Pharmacy, 824 E Main Street. Proceeds benefit ABC Disability Support Group. For more information call 719-220-4558.

 

Annual Father Daughter and Mother Son dances

TRINIDAD — These annual dances are sponsored by Home- town Holidays and will be held Friday, Feb. 7 for the Mother Son Dance and Saturday, Feb. 8 for the Father Daughter Dance. Both dances will be held from 6:30 -9 p.m. at Brix. Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Call Gloria Jean 719-846-0562 for advance tickets. No spouses permitted! Light snacks and beverages included. Photography, Nails, and dance lessons available. For more information visit: www.homeotownholidaystrinidad.com

 

Clean and Sober presentation

TRINIDAD — Dru Hicks, Founder of Clean & Sober That’s What’s Up will give a presentation Saturday, Feb. 8, 12 to 2 p.m. at Skateland, 424 W Main. Come join us in meeting Dru Hicks, Founder of Clean & Sober That’s What’s Up and listen to him speak about his recovery. Dru has given so many people hope and love in their recovery that we hope as a community we can come together for anyone and everyone and show them how beautiful recovery can be. FREE ADMISSION. Sponsored by Skateland, La Quinta of Trinidad, Laura DeBella Insurance and Trinidad Community Members

 

Dano Weston at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — Dano Weston will be providing music for dancing Saturday, February 8, 7 to 11 p.m.. at Spanish Peaks Inn. There is a $5 cover charge.

Spanish Peaks Inn offers live music, drinks, and dancing on most weekends. Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 CR 41.6, west of Aguilar, also offers Tai Chi, QI Gong and mindfulness every Monday at 2 p.m.; and line dancing every Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m.. Dont forget Taco Tuesday and Friday night specials. For more information call 719-941-4288.

 

Classic Rock , Trinidad Music Assoc.

TRINIDAD — The Trinidad Community Chorale began its rehearsals for our spring concert last Monday, Feb. 3. Rehearsals start at 6:30 p.m. in the Massari music room (facing Pine St.). If you were unable to attend this first rehearsal, contact us before the second rehearsal on Monday, Feb. 10. Please let us know you are still interested by messaging us at:  https://www.facebook.com/TrinidadMusicAssociation/ No Audition required. $25 Seasonal Dues. For more information, contact us: trinidad.music.association@gmail.com (325) 200-1699

Prepare to rock the house with timeless hits from The Beatles, Queen, Aerosmith, Billy Joel and More!

 

Philosophy club at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — Café Philosophique is a program for those who enjoy discussing philosophy. Do you like philosophizing with others about timeless questions? Join us for a monthly facilitated conversation. The next philosophy club will be Monday, Feb, 10, 5 to 6 p.m.. We will start with a brief introduction about an idea from the tradition of philosophy and a few questions to explore. Everyone is welcome!

 

Tuesday’s Tots

TRINIDAD — Tuesday’s Tots is a program for ages 1-3 yrs where we build literacy skills through singing, reading, playing and fun! Join us at the Carnegie Public Library, 202 N. Animas, each 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 11 a.m., for a different themed program. Happy Hearts is this months theme! Come out Tuesday, Feb. 11 for the next Tuesday Tots! For more information call 719-846-6841.

 

Free legal help at Carnegie Library

TRINIDAD — Get free legal help Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 3 to 4 pm at the Carnegie library. Participants must sign up in ad- vance to talk with an attorney about civil matters (no criminal cases, please) via video chat. Sign up anytime at the library, or call in to get your name on the list (719-846-6841). No restriction on income level.

 

Smart Recovery

TRINIDAD — Each Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m. at Health Solutions, 417 S. Indiana learn self-management and recovery training, facilitated by Kevin Crosby. These meetings are sponsored by Health Solutions and are FREE.

 

Mt. Carmel Wellness Wednesdays

TRINIDAD — Wellness Wednesday at Mt. Carmel meets each second Wednesday of the month. This is a free class! This month’s meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 12, 5 to 6 p.m.. This month, the topic will be “Nutrition for Weight Loss: Diving Deep into Fad Diets; Keto, Paleo, and Whole Thirty.” Learn about fad diets, how they work, and what you can do to create balanced meals at home. For more info call 719-845-4894 or stop by Mt. Carmel Community Center, 911 Robinson Avenue.

 

Adult reading program: oral histories

TRINIDAD — The people who grew up in or moved to Trinidad have interesting stories to tell. Come to the History Room at the Carnegie Public Library of Trinidad, 202 N. Animas and record your unique contribution to local history! On- going every other Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m.. The next oral history day will be today, Thursday, Feb. 13. Visit: https://www.carnegiepubliclibrary.org/ for more information.

 

ROAR Valentine’s fundraiser

TRINIDAD — Send a sweet and cute Valentine to your special someone and, at the same time, support our mission in the fight against cancer. Roar For Relay For Life is sponsoring this fundraiser Thursday, Feb. 13 and 14. The fundraiser is hosted by ROAR for Relay for Life and Corradino Auto Body & Radiator. All proceeds go to The American Cancer Society.

Choose your Valentine today by calling (719) 680-0693. Choose either: #1-Assorted candy bag, balloon on a stick and 5 inch stuffed animal $13; or #2- Assorted candy bag with balloon on a stick $10. We will deliver to schools Thursday, Feb. 13. We can deliver, Friday, Feb. 14, to your special someone in Trinidad or you can pick it up at Corradino Auto Body, 124 N. Maple Street.

 

Carnation delivery fundraiser!

TRINIDAD — The Trinidad History Museum is having a Car- nation Delivery Fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Delivery only in the Trinidad area.) Stop by for purchase or call in! 719-846-7217 Delivery fee is $5 ; carnations are $1 each.

 

Stitching Group

TRINIDAD — The next Stitching Group will be Friday, Feb. 14, 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library, 202 N. Animas. Join for creation and conversation! New members welcome! Learn about knitting, crocheting, and more!

 

Valentine’s Dinner & Dance at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — Bring your sweetheart to the dinner and dance at Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 CR41.6, Friday, Feb.14, 5 to 8 p.m.. There will be live music featuring Joe Mestas and a wonderful special meal; $40 per couple. For more information call 719-941-4288.

 

Prime rib Valentine dinner at the Purple Toad

TRINIDAD — Spend a special evening with your Valentine at the Purple Toad Social Tap and Grill. Dinner for two includes two entrees of prime rib, dinner salad, garlic mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, dessert for two and a bottle of house wine, all for $65 plus tax and tip. Friday, February 14 at 5 pm. Call 719-497-0320 for reservations.

 

Valentine treats at Colie’s

TRINIDAD — Colie’s Cakes and Pastries is the place to find the yummiest of Valentine treats. Chocolate strawberries, gift boxes, cream puffs, and Colie’s famous decorated cookies are just some of the choices. Call 719-846-2255, or go to www.coliespastries.com to place your order to be picked up at 132 N. Commercial St., Unit A in Trinidad. Hours: Tues- Fri, 8 am – 5:30 pm, Sat, 8 am -1 pm.

 

Five course Valentine dinner at Sita’s Vegan Kitchen

TRINIDAD — Share a sensual, heart healthy five course dinner with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy carrot bisque, vegan charcuterie, choice of salad; mushroom and asparagus risotto or spaghetti putanesca, and choice of dessert, plus live music and Tarot reading for you and your love. Friday, February 14 from 5 to 8 pm, 107 E. Main in Trinidad. Call for reservations, 719-859-5574 or see them on facebook.

 

Enjoy a bella notte at Nana and Nano Monteleone’s

TRINIDAD — Nana and Nano Monteleone’s Deli and Pasta House will be open for romantic Valentine’s Day dining from 10:30 am to 7 pm on Friday, February 14 and every Wednesday through Saturday. Dine in or order to go. Call 719-846-2696.

 

Trinidad Community Theatre presents “Same Time, Next Year”

TRINIDAD — The two-act comedy with one 10-minute inter- mission, suited for ages 14 and up, will be performed: Friday, Feb. 14 , 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 21 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 22 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. at the Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre, 131 W Main Street.

“Same Time, Next Year” by Bernard Slade is one of the most popular romantic comedies of the century. The plot follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers. For more information call 719-846-4765.

 

Carving Club

TRINIDAD — The next carving club meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 15, 1 to 3 p.m at the Carnegie Public Library. Join Sierra and Paul in their carving adventures and hone your carving skills! Learn more about the art and techniques of wood carving with real wood carvers! Bring your own tools and materials. Open to patrons over 14 years old.

 

Tai Chi Advanced Class

TRINIDAD —Advanced Classes of Tai Chi begin Monday and Wednesday mornings Feb. 17 and run through Apr 22, 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center. Beginner classes begin Mar 2 and run through Apr. 22,10 to 10:45 a.m.. Call 719-845-4894 to sign up today!

 

Healthy Inspirations Trinidad

TRINIDAD — Join us for a Fun, Free, and Family Friendly class sponsored by Health Solutions, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m. in the TSJC Banta Bld. Transition from Winter to Spring with ease to stay healthy in body and mind. Class includes tips on hydration therapy, spices, dry brushing, movement and going green. Class size is limited. Please RSVP to 719-846-4416

 

Care & Share Distribution

TRINIDAD — The next care and share food distribution will be Wednesday, Feb. 19, 10 am to 1:30 p.m. at Las Animas County Fairgrounds. 10-11:30 a.m. for seniors over 60, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for income eligible residents. Contact COG at 719-845-1127 for more information.

 

Bingo! at Mt. Carmel

TRINIDAD — Come out the third Wednesday of each month, 5:30 pm for Bingo at Mt.. Carmel Wellness & Community Center. The next Bingo Game is Feb. 19. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The game starts at 7:30 pm $250 Jackpot with payouts throughout!

 

Nostalgic Movie Night “Barry Lyndon” Part 1

TRINIDAD — Join us and watch “Barry Lyndon, part 1” Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Carnegie Library, 202 N. Animas. Free Popcorn!

 

Adult Reading Program: Censorship

TRINIDAD — Librarians have a definite stance regarding this subject: “It won’t happen in this library!” But the answer can’t be that simple. An uncensored discussion. Join us and share your opinion Thursday, Feb. 20, 3 to 4 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library. For more information visit: https://www.carnegiepubliclibrary.org/

 

Third Thursday Heritage Nights

TRINIDAD — Each third Thursday of the month Trinidad History Museum’s Kirby and Abigail will be serving up 15-20 minute history lessons, and then we will all create a hands on experience at the Bloom Mansion. This month,Thursday, Feb. 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. learn about making lace collars. For more information call 719-846-2361.

 

Read to a dog or cat!

TRINIDAD — Carnegie Library, in partnership with Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter, will hold a special program “Read to a dog or cat” Friday, Feb. 21 , 1 to 2 p.m. at the library. Paula Manini, a volunteer from Noah’s Ark, will bring gentle animals to the library. You’ll get some private space to be with a dog or cat and read them a story. You know, a nice thing about reading to dogs is that they don’t correct you, they just listen! Open to all ages. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Beekeeping: Heritage School at TSJC

TRINIDAD — The Heritage School at TSJC , 600 Prospect will offer a two-day workshop Feb. 22, and 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.. Tuition is $50 which includes handouts. The class will cover the origin of bees and an overview of the European honey bee and where it fits in the world of bees, the unique biology of bees, essential equipment needed for beekeepers, when and where to order to get a hive started, what beekeepers do and various problems they encounter, beekeeping through the seasons, ways to nurture your bees and the economics of beekeeping. To register contact Donna Haddow at 719-846-5724 or donna.haddow@trinidadstate.edu.

 

Abstract class at Marketplace Gallery

TRINIDAD — Marketplace Gallery on 1st Street (back of Mitchell Museum) will hold a One Day Abstract Class Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. All materials are included and no art experience necessary. Tuition is $65. The instructor is Paula Little. For more information or to register contact her at: 719-680-7189 or Paulajeanlittle@gmail.com . Paula Little One Day Abstract Workshop.

 

Hometown Pride Photo Contest

TRINIDAD — The City of Trinidad Tourism Board announces the Hometown Pride Photo Contest open to the pub- lic Jan. 1 through Feb 29. For more information visit: www.visittrinidadcolorado.com

 

COLFAX

Art For Fun

RATON — The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Ave. is hosting an Art For Fun class Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Valentine’s projects are scheduled for this class.

 

24th Annual Father-Daughter “Roaring Into The 20’s” Dance

RATON — St. Patricks-St. Joseph’s Parish, along with FNB New Mexico, and D&T Wells & Auto, present the 24th Annual Father-Daughter “Roaring Into The 20’s” dance to be held Friday, Feb. 7, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Parish Hall with DJ Josh Martinez. Tickets per person are $8. Snacks will be provided. Corsages and photos will be for sale at the dance. Please note: There are a limited number of tickets, so buy your tickets early at the Parish Office, FNB New Mexico, or Roses Honeysuckle Station.

No moms or boys are allowed. This is a great opportunity for fathers, and father figures alike, to show their daughters how to be treated on a special date with dad. Proceeds from the dance will benefit our youth group attending the Steubenville of the Rockies Youth Conference in Denver this summer.

 

Colfax County Young Marines spaghetti buffet fundraiser

RATON — Colfax County Young Marines and Colfax County Rapid Response invite you to a spaghetti buffet dinner Saturday, Feb. 8, 5 p.m. at the Sweet Shoppe. This fundraiser as- sists the Colfax County Young Marines with funds for their needs while they serve our community. It’s an all you can eat buffet with service from the young marines. Adults tickets are $10, students are $5.

The Young Marines is a national youth program for boys and girls, ages eight through high school, focused on leader- ship, citizenship through community service, self-discipline, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. Check ot our group at: https://youngmarines.com/unit/colfaxcounty/page

 

Valentine’s dinner, reserve by 2/7

RATON — Mesa Church is hosting a Couples Valentine’s Dinner at K-Bobs Steakhouse, 1228 S 2nd Street, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. to celebrate your significant other and have a fun-filled date night! Purchase your dinner, listen to a message about love and marriage from Judy Duran, and enjoy fun couple games hosted by our pastors. To reserve your seats, contact Judy at (575) 445-9029 by Friday, Feb. 7. COUPLES ONLY! Please make arrangements for childcare.

 

Raton Recycling Center

RATON — The Raton Recycling Center will be open Wednesday, Feb. 12, 9 am to12 pm at the Raton Regional Recycling Hub Facility, Armex Building, 420 East 4th Avenue. Accepted Materials include: corrugated cardboard and brown paper bags, mixed paper junk mail, magazines, and newspapers; plastic #1 bottles with necks, caps, and labels like water and soda bottles or salad dressing; plastic #2 bottles like laundry detergent, milk, and juice jugs (No motor oil products); steel/tin cans clean soup, vegetable, pet food, and sauce containers aluminum beverage cans, clean food containers, pie pans, and foil. For more information and schedule visit: http://www.ratonnm.gov/156/Recycling

 

Preschool Story Hour

RATON — Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Ave offers Preschool Story Hour every Wednesday at 10 a.m.

 

Colfax Rapid Response meeting

RATON — Colfax County Rapid Response meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 7 p.m. at the Colfax County Courthouse, 230 North 3rd Street. The next meeting is Thursday, Feb. 13. Colfax County Rapid Response is a volunteer firefighting community based organization. Currently we engage in wildland and structural fires. When called upon we serve a civic duty, which is to protect the communities and citizens in Colfax County.

We are constantly looking for new volunteers, so if you are interested, please come to one of our meetings.

 

Accidental Writer’s Group

RATON — Accidental Writer’s Group meets every other Friday at 10 a.m. at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Avenue. The next meeting is Friday, Feb 14. All writers welcome.

 

1st annual State 4-H Shooting Sports Youth Summit

RATON — The 1st annual State 4-H Shooting Sports Youth Summit is March 20-22 at NRA Whittington Center. Applications are due in State 4-H Office by Saturday, Feb. 15.

 

Sweet Sleep Talk free presentation

RATON — Come and learn about your sleep patterns and why they happen the way they do Saturday, Feb. 15, 2 to 3 p.m. at Namaste Wellness Center, 205 Park Avenue.

Join Jennifer Allen of Jennifer Allen Wellness and Yoga, along with Mia Trujillo, essential oil educator as we team up to talk about sleep. Come learn why you sleep the way that you do, and learn natural ways to create a more peaceful, healthy sleep. This is a free event, so bring a friend! Grab a ticket as seating is limited.

 

CCFA Cowboy Sweetheart Ball

RATON — The annual CCFA Cowboy Sweetheart Ball will be held Saturday, February 15, at the Raton Convention Center. Adult admission is $30 or table for eight $225. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is at 6 p.m.; live auction starts at 7 p.m.; dance is 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.. Music by The Yarbrough Band. Please call Mesa Vista Veterinary Clinic for more ticket details: 575- 445-3912. Be sure to get a ticket quickly before they sell out!

 

Independent Riders, Valentine’s dance

RATON — Independent Riders of Raton invite you to an important fundraising event for Run for the Wall 2020 Saturday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m. at the VFW. (Please utilize the alley way entrance.) All attendees must be 21 and your ID is required. The dance cost is $8 per person. Music is by DJ Josh Martinez. Take some time to spend with your significant other.

Future events are planned as we continue the important tradition of supporting our veterans: March 21, 2020 come dance to Jonathan Castillo Y Profundo! Frito pie-posole dinner fundraiser to help fund the Run for the Wall.

 

Colfax County 4 H Shooting Sports Safety Training

RATON — NMSU Colfax County 4-H Mandatory Shooting Sports Safety Training will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, 5 p.m.. This would be good training for all who are planning to do some of the shoots coming up this year.

 

The Mexican Luncheon Extravaganza

RATON — There will be a household & linen drive to support breaking the cycle’s transitional housing project Friday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Raton Convention Center (Lower Level) 901 S 3rd Street. Buy a $12 donation or purchase from online WalMart Gift Registry (Restart Raton Household & Linen Drive) to enjoy Richard T’s Taco y Mas Street Taco Bar with assorted sides and dessert and to hear about the transitional housing project! Please bring registry receipts or you may register for items at the door. In addition to donation or registry, we will be accepting gently-used blankets and comforters. For more info, contact Patricia Duran at 505- 652-0796.

 

Raton Museum membership drive

RATON — Turn right into history. The Raton Museum, located in the heart of Raton’s Historic District, is just the place for you. Take a break from everyday life and explore the vast history of our amazing area and the people who made their place in it.

The museum is seeking new members to support this wonderful local treasure. A regular annual membership is $35; a Heritage membership is $75. Contact the Raton Museum, 108 South Second Street, 575-445-8979; or ratonmuseum@gmail.com or visit theratonmuseum.org or facebook, Raton Museum. Visit the museum during our winter hours: Wednesday- Sunday 10-4.

 

Out of this World

Bee Curious – An Adventure In Beekeeping

PUEBLO — The Pueblo County Beekeepers Association in partnership with CSU Extension will be hosting the BEE CU- RIOUS – An Adventure in Beekeeping Series. The two events will appeal to new beekeepers, experienced beekeepers, and gardeners as they navigate the best practices for sustainable beekeeping.

BEE CURIOUS SCHOOL: The two day comprehensive courses in Beekeeping for Newbies will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Colorado State Fair Creative Arts Building, 1001 Beulah Avenue. It is recommended to take the school if you are new to the beekeeping hobby. Tuition is $55 for Active Member- ship in PCBA, $65 for Non-Members, or $85 for Courses plus a 1 year PCBA Membership ($10 Savings.)

CLASSES INCLUDE: Bee Biology – Learn about the honey bee and why understanding the bee is important to successful beekeeping.

Location Considerations – Learn about the many things to consider when choosing a site for your hives, or when expanding your apiary.

Equipment- Discover the many options you have when setting up and managing your hives.

Planting for Pollinators- Learn how to create a great pollinator garden and one that is specific for honey bees.

Pesticide Uses and Your Bees – Learn how to use garden- ing products safely and ways to protect your bees from poisoning. Seasonal Hive Management – Learn the different things to do for your bees based on the time of year (even in winter.). Obtaining and Installing Your Bees- Learn how and when to order your bees and how to hive them successfully once they arrive.

IPM, & varroa Mites – Learn the importance and benefits of practicing Integrated Pest Management in your apiary. Also, learn the life cycle and reproductive cycle of the Varroa Mite and how to effectively manage and treat for them.

Hive Inspection and Note Taking – Learn effective ways to conduct hive inspections and how often to do them. Also, learn the importance of note taking and easy ways to manage

it. Bacterial, viral & Fungal Diseases – Learn how to identify and treat diseases that can affect the honey bee.

Honey, Making and Selling – Learn how honey is made in the hive and how to extract it.

One day BEE CURIOUS workshop: An Adventure in Beekeeping! class will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Colorado State Fair Creative Arts Building, 1001 Beulah Avenue. This workshop is free to active membership in PCBA, $30 Non-Member All Access Speakers Series Day Pass, Free Vendor Fair offering items such as bee keeping supplies, crafts, honey related products, food and of course local honey. The vendors fair is open to the public at no cost.

HIGHLIGHTED SPEAKERS: Three beekeepers respected in the state of Colorado will present topics to increase your knowledge and skills in the bee yard. The speakers’ series re- quires an active membership in PCBA or a $30 Registration

Fee. 9:00am-10:15am-Beth Conrey: Be Squared; Discussion About Honey Bee Varieties & Pollination and So You Want to be a Swarm Catcher

10:30am-12:00pm-Tina Sebestyen: It’s All About the Queen and Diagnosing a Dead Hive

1:00pm-3:30pm-Dann Pruvis: How to Produce Your Own Bees Doing Splits and Questions and Answers on Anything Beekeeping

If you would like more information about this topic or to be a vendor, please contact Rick Martinez, President of PCBA at pcbapresident40@gmail.com or Dru Spinuzzi email at drubeezco@gmail.com. Or visit EventBrite to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pcba-speakervendor-event- bee-curious-tickets-87837531421?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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