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Upcoming Events for week of June 20, 2019

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Plan now for the Highway of Legends community yard sales

HUERFANO/LAS ANIMAS COUNTIES — La Veta Village- Assisted Living Project is currently organizing The First Annual Highway of Legends Community Yard Sales on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, 21, 9-5 each day. We urge all businesses and individuals to setup their own tables/booths in Walsenburg, La Veta, Cuchara, Aguilar, Trinidad, Stonewall, and Weston. Please contact Beckie 303-419-0694, email to assisted_living@lavetavillage.org or go to the www.highwayoflegendsyardsale.com for additional information. This is gonna be fun!

 

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Braiding with Laura Davis at SPACe

LA VETA — Learn the old-fashioned craft of braiding fabric scraps and lacing them together today, Thursday, June 20, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at SPACe. The $30 fee includes materials. Advanced registration required. Call 719-742-3074 for more information.

 

Upper Huerfano Conservation District Board Meeting today

WALSENBURG — The next meeting of the Upper Huerfano Conservation District Board meeting will be, Thursday, June 20, 5:30 at 711 Walsen Ave, Suite A. For more information call 719-695-3335.

 

Huerfano County Dems meeting today

WALSENBURG — The next meeting of the central committee of the Huerfano County Democratic Party will be held tonight, Thursday, June 20, 5:30 pm at the Walsenburg Housing Authority activity room, 220 Russell Avenue. All Democrats are invited to attend! This is a very important election year, please get involved!

 

Sonic Bloom

HUMMINGBIRD RANCH — Sonic Bloom: The Unified Field festival will return to Huerfano County Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, June 23. Sonic Bloom is a music and art festival that takes place every summer at Hummingbird Ranch, located approximately 30 miles northwest of Walsenburg. The festival not only offers music, but also art, dance, yoga, and workshops. For more information see: sonicbloomfestival.com.

 

Phil Valdez at Deerprint Wine

LA VETA — Homegrown talent, Phil Valdez, is visiting from Nashville and will perform tonight, Thursday, June 20, 6 to 8 pm at Deerprint! Phil Valdez grew up in La Veta, CO. within a musically talented family. He began playing guitar at age 10, and dedicated his adolescent years to lessons and perfecting his guitar talent by learning from one of the greatest jazz guitar players, Bobby Montoya. As a professional guitar player, Phil has been featured in Guitar Player magazine. His guitar style can be described as a hybrid of a country pickin jazz player. Phil is working on a new album to be released in the near future. For more information and tickets call 719-650-2079.

 

Intro to agritourism workshop: How it benefits us all

LA VETA — Agritourism or agrotourism, as it is defined most broadly, involves any agriculturally based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm or ranch. Learn all about how Agritourism can work for you at this workshop Friday, June 21, beginning at 8 am. Agritourism is a Community Asset which benefits all businesses, not just farm and ranches. This event is free to Spanish Peaks Business Alliance members and only $10 for non-members. Non-members can pay on the day of the event.

 

“ Wild” flowers, ten things, and ghost detectives at Lathrop this weekend

WALSENBURG — Friday, June 21, 7 pm at the Piñon Camp- ground Amphitheater, retired biology teacher, Edie Flanagin presents “What’s so Wild about Flowers?” Flanagin will talk about the evolution of plants from ancient mosses and ferns to modern flowering plants and how they overcame the challenges of reproducing on dry land. The hands on activity will allow participants to look into the “innards” of flowers and see for themselves the beautiful way flowering plants evolved to solve the problem of making seeds. In the event of rain, the Friday evening presentation will be moved to the Visitor Center.

Saturday morning, June 22, join the park naturalist for a fun activity called Ten Things. Ten Things is a scavenger hunt for natural objects that can be found at Lathrop. The activity will begin at 9 am at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater.

Saturday evening, Southern Colorado Paranormal Researchers presents The Ghost Detectives; a presentation about paranormal investigations in Southern Colorado. The pro- gram will begin at 7:30 at the Visitor Center.

As always, any vehicle in the State Park must display a park pass. If you would like to attend but don’t have a park pass, remember you may check one out of either Spanish Peaks Library or La Veta Library for up to one week. Lathrop State Park is located on Hwy 160, approximately three miles west of Walsenburg.

 

International Day of Yoga

LA VETA — There will be a free yoga class Saturday, June 22, 9 to 10 am at The Yoga Studio, 200 S. Main Street. Stay after- wards for tea, cookies, and chat, 10 am to 12:30 pm. Come along and try a class with Ruth Heal, which is suitable for all levels including beginners. No need to reserve a spot, just come on by.

 

FOL sponsor garden open house

LA VETA — Sam and Di Sortore will be hosting an “open house” in their lovely garden, 504 S. Oak ( the corner of Oak and Virginia) on Saturday June 22, 10 am until noon. They will be on hand to answer questions about high altitude gardening and other self sufficiency topics. This will be the first of three monthly tours that will be a live follow-up to the gardening series they presented at the library in 2017. Stop by for some friendly conversation and delicious refreshments and let our local experts help you with all of your gardening questions. Sponsored by the Friends of LaVeta Library.

 

Annual Women’s Celebration Tea

WALSENBURG — It’s time for the Spanish Peaks annual Women’s Tea, Saturday, June 22, 11 am to 1 pm at the Huerfano Ambulance Services building, 326 Main Street. Come out and enjoy food, games, entertainment, and prizes. The tea is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 719-738-5200. Use the time to call the clinic and schedule your annual exam.

 

Country star Anita Cochran at the La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Anita Cochran will be on stage at La Veta Mercantile, Saturday, June 22, 7 pm. Cochran is an American Country Music and Country Music Awards nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1997, she made her debut on the U.S. country charts that year with the release of her first album “Back to You.” It produced the hit single “What If I Said,” a duet with country music artist Steve Wariner. The song won “Best Vocal Collaboration” at the TNN/Music City News People’s Choice Awards. Cochran appeared in the movie “The Dukes Of Hazard In Hollywood” starring as Tom Wopat’s love interest. Tom

Munch will also perform. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. Sponsored by Code of the West, Pueblo Spradley Auto Network, and Rocky Mountain Coors Distributing Company.

 

Western Rendezvous art show at SPACe

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) proudly announces the opening of the 2019 Western Rendezvous Show, a juried and judged show that includes artists working in all media from throughout the United States. The opening reception is Saturday, June 22, 5 – 7 pm. Refreshments will be provided as well as the gentle acoustic guitar music of Russel Austin between 5 – 6 pm. There is no admission fee. The SPACe Gallery is located in the La Veta Town Park, 132 W. Ryus. For a glimpse of the artwork in the show, visit the SPACe website, spanishpeaksarts.org.

“The show includes artwork for everyone and is probably our best Western art shows” says Carole Kramer, curator for the show. The show will be on display until July 20. In addition to the show, selected pieces from the collection of Ed and Valley Lowrance are also available for purchase. Sales from the Lowrance collection will be donated to SPACe. Summer hours for SPACe are: Tues. – Fri. 11 am – 4 pm; Sat. 10 am – 4 pm; Sun. Noon-4 pm

 

Root down & move out

LA VETA — Enjoy a day of yoga, mindfulness, and wild- flowers Sunday June 23, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Join yoga teacher, Ruth Heal and naturalist Bob Kennemer for a full day experience with yoga, mindfulness and a guided wildflower and herb walk. The day includes a delicious homemade lunch of foraged wild plants and locally grown organic foods. The event takes place on private land north of La Veta, Colorado at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at the House of Streaming Light.

Ruth is a registered yoga teacher with 11 years experience. She has a special interest in mindfulness, meditation, and mood-enhancement. Bob is a professional outdoor guide and naturalist. He is an expert in edible, medicinal and useful wild plants, with more than 40 years of experience. Date: . Cost: $75/person includes lunch, refreshments and handouts.

Registration/Info: easeintopeace@gmail.com or call 415- 233-2632 by Friday, June 21, at noon.

 

K of C pancake/waffle breakfast

WALSENBURG — Knights of Columbus Council 2139 is host- ing a pancake or waffle breakfast Sunday, June 23, 11:30 am to 1 pm at Msgr Delaney Hall on E 7th Street. Adult breakfasts are $7; kids under 10 breakfasts are free. The meal includes pancake or waffle, eggs, sausage, fruit, and juice or coffee.. Everyone is welcome!

 

West Peak treeline hike

CUCHARA — Cuchara Recreation will do the West Peak Treeline Hike Monday, June 24, 9:30 am to 3 pm. All hikes meet at the Cuchara Community Center, 16500 CO 12. Bring lunch, rain gear, and appropriate shoes. After meeting up at the Recreation Center, we “circle up” at the parking lot of Cordova Pass (formerly Apishapa Pass). We start by following the West Peak trail head. The first part of the trail is mostly flat and is an easy walk in fact, it is a wheel chair accessible trail. After our easy part of the hike, we start doing some climbing. This is done with relative ease, as the trail is filled with switch- backs and we rest often. It is a rewarding climb and a doable hike for people and dogs of all ages. More Information: cucharavalleyrec.com

 

Tourism, hospitality, & retail sector partnership formation meeting

WALSENBURG — Please join the Spanish Peaks Business Alliance in a meeting to form a Tourism, Hospitality, & Retail Sec- tor Partnership Monday, June 24, 3:30 pm at Lathrop State Park conference room. Sector partnerships bring together multiple employers within an industry to collaborate with colleges, schools, labor, workforce agencies, community organizations and other community stakeholders to align training with the skills needed for that industry to grow and compete.

This Sector Partnership can help our region: develop a skilled workforce, already trained for our businesses, define community priorities, solve infrastructure or regulatory issues, build a stronger and more stable tourist market. RSVP requested, please email Carl Young at cyoung@huerfano.us.

 

Water conservancy district board meeting

WALSENBURG — The Board of Directors of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will meet Monday, June 24 6 pm at the Walsenburg Housing Authority, 220 Russell Avenue. Agenda items will include: grant project updates; Sheep Mtn Aug Facility Phase 3 update; early flood warning gages update; headgate restoration study meeting report; river reports; director committee reports. The meeting is open to the public. An executive session may be held near the end of the meeting if needed to discuss ongoing litigation; real, personal or other property interests; receiving legal advice on specific legal questions; and to determine positions on negotiations.

 

Social Security 101 live webinar at La Veta Public Library

LA VETA — Join us at the LaVeta Library on Tuesday, June 25, 4 to 5:30 pm as the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments hosts a free Webinar presentation on Social Security 101. Topics covered in the presentation will include eligibility for retirement, how age, work and non covered pensions affect benefits, survivor, spousal and children’s benefits, as well as a brief explanation of Medicare. This free presentation is an opportunity to get all of your questions answered.

 

Special movie encore: “The World at Arm’s Length” at the Fox

WALSENBURG — The Fox Theatre is proud to present “The World at Arm’s Length”, a heart wrenching story of a deaf/blind man’s search for his place ın the world Tuesday, June 25, 7 pm.

This is not your typical hero’s journey. It is a film that brings the rawest of human emotions to the fore; from steely determination and the desire to see the world without a filter to anarchy, self-pity, rage and the dark pathways of human debasement. “The World at Arm’s Length” does not shy away from showing mankind at his most vulnerable, most hopeful, most excited, and most primal.

 

Home ignition zone workshop

LA VETA — Do you want to help our community live safely with wildfire? Come learn the basics and tour area properties with professionals Wednesday, June 26, 8:30 am to 5 pm at Cuchara Recreation Center, 16500 CO-12. Learn how to identify a home’s wildfire vulnerabilities. A $15 fee covers a catered lunch and training materials. The workshop is worth 7 continuing education credits for realtors! Register online at: https://spanishpeakshiz. eventbrite.com. For more information or to register by phone, contact the Instructor, Rebecca Samulski, Executive Director, Fire Adapted Colorado, 970-739- 7899 fireadaptedco@gmail.com.

After lunch, participants will caravan to nearby homes for a field learning experience. Three primary factors determine a home’s ability to survive a wildfire: The structure’s ignitability; the quality of the defensible space; and the regular maintenance of both. Together, these factors create a concept called the Home Ignition Zone (HIZ). A home can generally survive a wildfire by attending to these factors.

 

Star Stare in Gardner

GARDNER — Rocky Mountain Star Stare (RMSS), a five-day astronomical event in Gardner, is an annual star party sponsored by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. This year’s RMSS will be Wednesday, June 26 through Sunday, June 30. Held every summer, RMSS has been one of the nation’s premier star parties for the last 30 years. Located on 35 acres of land, RMSS’s “Starry Meadows” is conveniently located just over two hours southwest of Colorado Springs (just outside of Gardner, CO), between the Sangre de Cristo and Wet mountain ranges, at an altitude of 7,612 feet above sea level. RMSS annually plays host to 350+ amateur and professional astronomers, family and friends. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND: rmss.org

 

Free bicycle repair clinic

LA VETA – Thursday, June 27, 2 to 6 pm Spanish Peaks Cycling is holding its annual bicycle repair clinic in front of the La Veta Public Library, 310 S Main Street. We fix your bikes – for FREE! Donations for bike supplies always accepted. For questions, please email info@spcycling.org.

 

Open mic night at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Comedy, poetry, singing, acting, or your chance at getting on your soapbox for a few minutes is what open mic night is all about. The next open mic will be Thursday, June 27, 7 pm. Reserve your space soon, because this is a favorite event. Open mic is a free event hosted by world famous blues musician Ken Saydak. Contact the Mercantile to reserve your space: 719-742-3387

 

FCPA presents “Fawlty Towers”

LA VETA — The Francisco Center for the Performing Art is pleased to present “Fawlty Towers”, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, June 27 through June 29, 7 pm; and Sunday, June 30, 2 pm. Tickets are $15 available online at www.LaVetaTheaterWeb.org and at La Veta Mercantile. Member discounts apply. “Fawlty Towers” will be presented in two chapters “Waldorf Salad” and “Communication Problems” written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. The play is performed by La Veta-Cuchara’s own collection of Brits, Half-Brits and Nitwits.

 

Snow & backcountry hike: Trinchera to Teddy’s Peak

CUCHARA — Cuchara recreation is hosting a strenuous and beautiful hike Thursday, June 27, 7 am to 4 pm. Bring lunch, rain gear, and appropriate shoes. After meeting at the Cuchara Recreation Center, we will drive to the end of a dead end road that breaks off the road between Blue Lake and Bear Lake. The trail follows a beautiful mountain stream that is just full of wildflowers. It is a steep climb up through a beautiful Engleman Spruce forest. After a bit of a climb, the trail breaks out of the trees as you reach treeline. As we climb through the al- pine tundra, hikers tend to spread out and hike at their own pace. Once on top of the Culebra range ridge we have a lunch together. The view is 360 degrees of WOW! After lunch, there is a 30 minute hike that will take you to the top of Teddy’s Peak, named after our former President Theodore Roosevelt.

We often see herds of Elk, Pika and sometimes Big Horn Sheep. This is one of our most rewarding hikes, but also one of our most difficult. We will climb about 1500 feet in elevation to reach the ridge line. Even if you just make it to the ridge line, it is a beautiful day! For more information visit cucharavalleyrec.com.

 

Blues Guitarist “Carvin Jones” at the Fox

WALSENBURG — The Carvin Jones Band has launched their 2019 American Tour and world-renowned blues-rock icon Car- vin Jones is coming to Walsenburg Thursday, June 27, 8 pm at the Fox Theatre. Carvin was voted one of the 50 Greatest Blues Guitarists of all time by Guitarist Magazine! “Carvin Jones is a young cat out of Phoenix who I think is the next up-and-coming blues player” -Eric Clapton

 

Learn basic Navajo weaving

LA VETA — Francisco Fort Museum and Huajatolla Heritage Foundation are offering two weaving classes. Caroline Spurgeon, creator of the much-acclaimed miniature Navajo loom will be teaching a Twining class on Friday, June 28 (a great introduction to Navajo Weaving.) It is a complete class with a finished project at the end of the day, plus the primitive loom that will be yours to take home.

Then Caroline will teach a traditional beginning Navajo weaving class on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30 on the miniature C-Cactus Flower Loom. All the learning techniques are transferable to using a full-size loom if you continue a pas- sion for Navajo weaving. Class size is limited to 8 students! Looms will be provided for use during the class and/or purchase later. All other supplies provided. Advanced registration is required. Classes will be held in La Veta at Francisco Fort Museum. Call Sandy Dolak for details (719-251-1271 or contact sandy@dolak.biz)

 

4th Friday La Veta Art Walk

LA VETA — Stroll around La Veta and visit seven galleries- SPACe, Parkside Gallery, Shalawalla, LaVeta Gallery on Main, The Painted Horse, Silver Shoe and Crafted in Colorado Friday, June 28, 5 to 8 pm. Meet the artists and see what they’ve been up to and enjoy refreshments and music.

 

La Veta Gallery reception for watercolor artist Lorraine Watry

LA VETA — The La Veta Gallery on Main is excited to present a showing of the work of renowned watercolor artist, Lorraine Watry. The opening meet-the-artist reception will be Friday, June 28, 5-8 pm, at the Gallery, 210 S. Main. The show will run through July 23.

Lorraine Watry is a Colorado contemporary realist painter of waterscapes, landscapes, and reflective objects. Lorraine illuminates qualities that often go unnoticed by the casual ob- server and her art is characterized by bright colors, dramatic light and realistic reflections. Lorraine was recently filmed as a featured artist by “Colour in Your Life” an Australian art TV show. The show aired Nov. 22, 2018 on Youtube & will be sent to over 300 channels around the world. Website: www.LorraineWatryStudio.com. Youtube watercolor channel: Lorraine Watry.

 

Susan Gibson at Deerprint Wine

LA VETA — CMA award winning singer/ songwriter Susan Gibson returns to La Veta Friday, June 28, 6 pm. Susan is a respected performer and writer with one of the top-selling country songs of all time under her belt – she wrote “Wide Open Spaces” the song the Dixie Chicks covered on their Grammy award winning album of the same name. Ticket information coming soon!

 

Mondays & Thursdays: Ukulele and Guitar Lessons

CUCHARA/ LA VETA —Now offering Ukulele and Guitar lessons every Monday and Thursday! Call or email Laura Davis to RSVP for your own lesson, $15 each. Mondays will be at the Timbers, Thursdays will be at The La Veta Mercantile. Beginners start at 3:30pm and Intermediates begin at 4:30pm. Drop-ins are welcome! Call 757-842-2353 or email storynetwork@gmail.com.

 

Painting in the studio w/Kim Mackey at SPACe

LA VETA — Use your own oil or acrylic paints while you receive individual instruction, learning to “see” what you paint Saturday, June 29, 9:30 am to 4 pm (with lunch break) at SPACe. Still life and photo references will be used as you are guided to develop your imagination and learn about principles of color, design, value and draftsmanship. Advance registration is required. Call 719 742-3074 for more information.

 

2nd Annual Cuchara Mountain Park Fundraiser “Life is a Cabaret”

LA VETA — This year Andy is bringing his whole band down from Denver to entertain us Saturday, June 29, 7 pm at La Veta Mercantile, The show will feature a Beatles Medley (with Audience Sing-along), light jazz, Broadway, operetta, comedy, and more! Music by The Andy Hackbarth Band, Corrie Donovan, soprano Jennifer Carr, pianist, and other special guests. The Andy Hackbarth Band is composed of 5 musicians – Guitarists, String Bass, Violinist, and Drummer who have been playing and touring together with Andy for several years. This is a VIP Event, Cuchara Mountain Park Supporter’s Reception, Cost: $50 per ticket. Includes pre-concert reception with the per- formers, light appetizers with a glass of wine or beer, and re- served seating in the first several rows. Start time: 6:15 pm. Proceeds to benefit the Cuchara Mountain Park in Huerfano County.

 

Allan Goodwin comedy show at the Fox Theatre

WALSENBURG — Allan Goodwin is one of the funniest and respected comics on the circuit today, who brings the laughter to any room, anywhere, anytime. Goodwin will perform Saturday, June 29, 8 pm at the Fox Theatre. He connects with his audiences with relevant material describing his own observations and experiences. Al works in almost every area of the country—performing for large corporate events and galas, large military events, private parties, clubs, colleges and bar mitzvahs. Tickets here: https://squareup.com/store/foxwalsenburg/item/allan-goodwin

 

La Veta Pride Parade

LA VETA — We’ll meet at the Library Sunday, June 30, 11 am and march on the sidewalks down Main St. to Ryus and into the park.

 

Cuchara Mountain Park’s “Welcome to summer open house”

CUCHARA — Join us in celebrating summer at our beautiful park Sunday, June 30, 12 to 4 pm. Enjoy duck races in Baker Creek, opportunities to learn about the stream and shore ecology, a nature hike, and something to whet your whistles! Might even be music, who knows?! Come on up and enjoy the fun!

 

Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild annual show, sale, boutique and raffle

LA VETA — The annual Scrappy Ladies Show is scheduled for Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7, 10 am to 4 pm at the La Veta Community Center.

 

LAS ANIMAS

Positive youth development training

TRINIDAD — Join Las Animas County Communities That Care for a free interactive session on increasing youth engagement through principles, policies, and practices Friday, June 21, 9 am to 3 pm in the Pioneer Room at TSJC, 600 Prospect Street. Lunch will be provided. Register: PYDTrainings.eventbrite.com

 

Trinidad autism awareness fundraiser dance

TRINIDAD — The Trinidad autism awareness group is holding a fundraising event featuring a silent auction and dance Friday, June 21, 8 to 11 pm at Jujo’s dance hall, 125 N Chestnut Street. The Cappalucci Brothers band will provide the music. Admission is $10 in advance, or $12.50 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Trinidad Autism Organization. For more information call 719-439-8730.

 

Temple Aaron 130th anniversary celebration

TRINIDAD — Temple Aaron of Trinidad is turning 130! Join us in celebration Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23. This celebration will be a gala weekend of services and events at Temple Aaron, 407 S. Maple Street, to commemorate the building’s 130th anniversary and celebrate its future! This event is for all interested in Temple Aaron and Trinidad history. We have plenty of room in the Temple’s beautiful 200-person sanctuary. Friday, June 21: Temple doors open and ticket pickup begins at 6 pm. Shabbat Service with Kiddush and live music to follow begins at 7 pm.

Saturday, June 22: The main event!
9:45 am: Shabbat service officiated by Beth Cohen of Congregation Nahalat Shalom, Albuquerque
11 am-12:45 pm: Unveiling of a historical marker donated

by the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation.
1-2 pm: Storytelling with renowned Jewish storyteller

Cherie Karo Schwartz. Appropriate for all ages!
4 pm: Screening of film “Raise the Roof,” sponsored by the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society and the Santa Fe

Jewish Film Festival.
6 pm: Havdalah service, Gourmet Buffet Dinner by Alys’

Restaurant in La Veta, and Live Music
Sunday, June 23: Farewell Bagel Brunch at 10 am.

Ticket prices are:  Entire weekend: $130 (save $50)  Friday and Sunday: $54 each day  Just Saturday: $72

Tickets are required for all events other than the marker dedication ceremony. Register for a day, two days, or the full weekend at templeaaron.org. For more information call 303-905-2161 or email info@templeaaron.org The 130th Anniversary Gala is sponsored by the First National Bank in Trinidad.

 

Native American hands on history at Trinidad Lake State Park

TRINIDAD — Come out and see the presentation “Home Near the Heart of the World” Saturday, June 22, 5 to 8 pm at the amphitheater at Trinidad Lake State Park. The program is presented by Pamela Good Wind, Indigenous Roots LLC. Participants will learn the history behind an on site tipi ring artifact. Use replicas of artifacts to grind corn, throw a spear, use an atlatl, throw a rabbit stick and listen to a tradi- tional story. This event is free to the public. All vehicles must have a valid Park Pass. Call/Text Amy to register 719-422-3089.

 

Catfish fry and dance at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — Spanish Peaks Inn will have a Catfish Fry Sunday, June 23, 4 to 7 pm. Dinner & dance featuring live music by Joe Meastas $15 per person. Spanish Peaks Inn is located in a beautiful setting so enjoy the day and visit the Inn this week. The Inn also offers Thursday and Friday night food specials, and Taco Tuesdays. Spanish Peaks Inn also has lodging and RV spaces. For more information call 719- 941-4288.

 

Guns and gunsmithing in fiction writing workshop

TRINIDAD — A continuing education class (not for college credit) at TSJC on novel writing and guns will be held Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, 8 am to 5 pm. Topics include how to edit productively, how to schedule your writing day, how to choose a publisher, how to deal with editors and agents, and understanding of basic concepts like plot, pace, research, character development, and much more.

Attendees will also learn how to include their favorite guns and their performance in fiction writing. Essentially a novel writing workshop with special emphasis on shooting sports as they are portrayed in fiction. Students will be expected to write each day, with in-class critiques. Contact Donna Haddow at 719-846-5724 or e-mail donna.haddow@trinidadstate.edu.

 

Volunteer training at SCRT

TRINIDAD — The Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre (SCRT) needs volunteers for the SCRT Summer Professional Season and the Trinidad Community Theatre (TCT) Fall/Spring seasons. If you have a love of live theatre or just like to meet people, come to SCRT for volunteer training Monday, June 24, 2 pm. You’ll have a chance to: Meet new people and make new friends; spend time with family and friends; raise awareness and support in the community

Training sessions will be held a 2pm and 6pm for the following stations: House Manager, Box Office, Snack Bar, Ticket Taker, Usher. For more information or to RSVP, call the SCRT at (719) 846-4765 or come by the Theatre at 131 W. Main Street.

 

Understanding Alzheimer’s and dementia

TRINIDAD —The Las Animas County Health Department, 412 Benedicta Ave., will offer a free presentation by Ann Carter, Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association of Southern Colorado Wednesday, June 26, 11:30 am to 1 pm. In the presentation you will learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments to address symptoms, and more. Please RSVP to 719- 372-5985.

 

Music on the lawn at THM

TRINIDAD — Enjoy free live music on the west lawn of the Bloom Mansion at the Trini- dad History Museum, 120 S Chestnut St., Friday, June 28, 6 pm. This week’s performer is James P. Dougherty Jr. Food and drink avail- able for purchase. Bring a camp chair or picnic blanket! For more information call 719-846-7217.

 

Santa Fe Trail Days Festival

TRINIDAD — Join us on Main St. in Historic Downtown Trinidad Friday, June 28, 4 pm and Saturday, 29, 8 am to for the 2019 Santa Fe Trail Days. Two days of celebration including music, events and vendors at Main Street and Commercial Street.

Friday, June 28, walk along Main and enjoy the vendors and events then at 8-11pm, enjoy a free concert featuring Cappton Reid, at the Beer Garden.

Saturday, June 29, schedule includes: Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by Trinidad Rotary, at Beer Garden 8am-10am; 4th Annual Touch a Truck, Sponsored by SCFC, 11am to1 pm on Elm Street across from Dog Park; High Noon Shoot Out, Corner of Commercial and Main, 12 pm; Vendor’s Downtown all day; Beer Garden on Commercial with bands scheduled all day/night; Whisky Creek at Beer Garden, 8-12 pm; Kids Field Day races all day; Trinidad Community Foundation and Phil Long- Ride for the Win- kids Bike Rally and Pet Parade.

 

Boncarbo flea market

BONCARBO — The annual flea market is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 8 am to 2 pm at the Boncarbo Fire Station,14589 CR 57.7. The market is sponsored by the Boncarbo Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary. BOOTH SPACE AVAILABLE for $10. Vendors should arrive between 6:30am – 7am. Call 719-846-8538 to reserve and for more information.

 

Branson-Trinchera reunion, celebrating more than a century of education

BRANSON — This year we’re celebrating 102 years of Branson
School going strong! You’re invited to the Branson-Trinchera Reunion on Saturday, June 29, 4:30 to 10 pm.

Let’s celebrate the Class Reunions of 1949, 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009, and 2019. We would LOVE to have everyone from each reunion class attend! Connect with your classmates and plan on reuniting for an even- ing of fun and reminiscing!
• Set-up will begin Friday at 1 pm. If you’re available that day we’d love some help!
• If you would like to sell items that you create, we welcome you to be a vendor! Please contact Diana Fox if you are interested, her in- formation is below.
• Absolutely no tobacco products, drugs, or alcohol allowed!

Committee Members are: President– Dianna (Doherty) Fox 970-309-2650, dirishfox@hotmail.com; Vice President– Kendra Doherty 719-946-5510, kendradoh@gmail.com; Secretary– Larada Horner-Miller larada@earthlink.net; Treasurer– Terry Gil- strap 719-946-5528. Members-at-Large are: Kim Schor 719-946-0821, kschor@bransonschoolonline.com; Erin Comden erincomden@gmail.com; Katy Diemer 719-242-7088, kdiem7@live.com.

The Reunion will begin at 4:30 pm followed by the Potluck at 5. Please bring a main dish AND a side dish or dessert. The committee will provide the table settings and drinks. After the potluck, enjoy the program at 6 pm and dancing starting at 7 pm! Music will be provided by the Dan-O Weston band from Pueblo.

Please assist us in reaching as many alumni as possible! We will e-mail this information to as many as we can. If you know a new address (physical or e-mail) of a classmate, please let us know so we can get the word out!

 

2nd Annual Make Art Fair at Trinidad History Museum

TRINIDAD — The Arts Council of Trinidad invites you to join us for our second annual Make Art Fair Saturday, June 29, 9 am to 3 pm at Trinidad History Museum, 312 E Main Street. This free event is family friendly and will give everyone the opportunity to learn 5 or more new art media. New media this year: alcohol-ink abstracts, geometric design making, and pour painting. Returning media: batik and mandala rock painting. All materials and instruction provided at no cost to participants. Come learn one medium or try as many as you can. Event is come and go.

 

LAC Republican Women Lincoln Day Dinner

TRINIDAD — Las Animas County Republican Women will host the annual Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday, June 29, 5:30 pm at Holiday Inn, 3130 Santa Fe Trail. The keynote speaker

will be Colorado Representative Patrick Neville. Tickets are $30 per person. For more in- formation call: 719-845-9544.

 

“Digging up our past” at Trinidad Lake

TRINIDAD — Trinidad Lake State Park presents “Digging up our past” with Kimberly Munro and Craig Dengel Saturday, June 29, 6 to 8 pm at the amphitheater. This program de- scribes how small fragments of pottery from bowls, plates, and jugs from old villages or small settlements can tell about the life and culture of the people who lived there. In the presentation Munro and Dengel will discuss the archaeological excavations at Trinidad Lake which took place just before the construction of the dam. They will also use some of the ancient techniques to make the pottery that was used by the people who lived there.

Kimberly Munro is an archaeologist with over a decade of experience working in Peru. She is an instructor at TSJC. Craig Dengel is currently the base archaeologist for the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site.

This event is free but all vehicles must have a valid park pass.

 

The 105th Annual Ludlow Memorial Service

LUDLOW — The UMWA invites you to the 105th Ludlow Memorial Service. The service will begin at Sunday, June 30,10 am at the Ludlow site. UMWA International President Cecil Roberts will be the keynote speaker. Also speaking are District 22 Int.V.P. Mike Dalpiaz, Colorado AFL-CIO President Josette Jaramillo, Colorado State Rep. D-46 Daneya Esgar. In Memory of the men, women and children who lost their lives in freedom’s cause at Ludlow, Colorado, April 20, 1914. The Ludlow site is located at exit 27 off Inter- state 25. For more information call 719-846- 2403, or email region4@umwa.org.

 

COLFAX

GrowRaton! graduation

RATON — Please join the GrowRaton!, The Center for Community Innovation, and the Rural Community Assistance Corporation for a graduation and celebration of our students today, Thursday, June 20, 1:30 pm at Raton Convention Center.

Over the past four months, Raton community members have come together to dis- cuss and evaluate local needs. The workshop participants have practiced key economic development concepts to revitalize the local economy, support entrepreneurs and local capital, and develop business ideas to support long-term, sustainable wealth for Raton.

The participants will present their business ideas and plans to move forward with implementation. We invite you to attend to show your support for local entrepreneurs and see what projects are in the works for Raton!

 

2019 Summer of Color Series: Bodacious Butterflies

RATON — The Sugarite Canyon Bodacious Butterfly Festival 2019 will be held Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23, 8 am to 5 pm. Join us on catch-and-release butterfly walks, get tips on creating butterfly gardens, and let the kids try to “survive” a pretend butterfly migration! A schedule of events and locations will be available at the park Visitor Center. Regular entrance fee to the park is required. Con- tact staff at 575-445-5607 for more information.

 

4th Annual “We Love Raton” Golf Tournament

RATON — 4th Annual “We Love Raton” Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 at Raton Country Club, 510 Country Club Road. This tournament features: Two person Event $150/team 6-22, 9 hole Modified Alternate Shot 6-23, 18 hole Best Ball 6-24, 18 hole Scramble Featuring Dixon Golf Challenges (optional, additional cost). For more information call or visit the Country Club.

 

Walk with a expert!

RATON — Raton Parks and Trails will offer several walks this summer for their “A Prescription for Better Health, Come walk with us!” program. The next walk is Saturday, June 22, 9 am when we explore Climax Canyon Nature Trail. This is a moderate to strenuous walk. All are welcome to join our expert who will share fun facts on how the trail came to be. Meet in the parking lot on the west end of Apache Avenue.

Growing Great Kids, Raton’s early child- hood coalition, is raffling a framed set of vintage Raton postcards to support the group’s work for local kids. Raffle tickets are $5 each.

 

Rocky Mt. High Raton NHPA Singles

RATON — The NHPA “Rocky Mountain High“ sanctioned Horseshoe Tournament will be held Saturday, June 22, 9 am at Ripley Park, Savage Avenue. The cost for the tournament is $20. Call Larry Gallegos at 575-447-9844. To qualify for the state tournament the three highest percentages from 9-20-2018 thru 8-25- 2019 will be used. Pitchers will need to have 3 sanctioned tournaments turned in to National NatStats to be allowed to pitch in the New Mexico State Tournament before the deadline August 25, 2019.

 

Friends of the Library book sale

RATON — Friends of the Library Book Sale is Saturday, June 22, 10 am to 2 pm on the second floor of the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Avenue.

 

Celebrating Colfax County’s 150th at Cold Beer

COLD BEER — Come out for this free event with horse drawn buggy rides, horseshoe tournament, and live music and dance by Cappton Reid Saturday, June 22, 6 to 10 pm at Colfax Tavern & Diner, 32230 US 64. For more information call 575-376-2229.

 

“Mary Poppins” at the Shuler

RATON — The Santa Fe Trail School of the Performing Arts presents “Mary Poppins” continues through Saturday June 29 at the Shuler Theater, 131 N. 2nd Street. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $8 for students.

Showtimes
Saturday, June 22 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 23 2:00 PM
Friday, June 28 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 29 7:00 PM
For more information call 575-445-3591.

 

Trinidad Autism Awareness swimming party

RATON — Children with all disabilities and their families are welcome to this private party Sunday, June 23, 10 am to 12 pm at Raton Regional Aquatic Center, 100 Memorial Lane. The pool will be closed to the public. Pizza and drinks to be served. Guests are asked to bring a snack to share. Participants must RSVP: 719-439-8730. No drop offs; responsible adult must also attend.

 

Summer Sunday services at Johnson Mesa Church

JOHNSON MESA — It is time for Sunday worship at the Little Rock Church on the mesa. Our schedule so far is: June 23 – A potluck meal at noon, followed by a worship service led by Pastor Jon Kuncel, of the Raton/Des Moines Methodist Churches. NOTE: The services for June 30 through August 4 will all begin at 2:30 pm. The annual picnic will be held on August 11th and will begin with a potluck meal at noon.

June 30 – Message will be brought by Dr. John McGarey, of the First Presbyterian Church in Raton.
July 7 – Message will be brought by Pastor Ed Buerkle, of the Calvary Baptist Church in Raton.

 

Art for Fun at Johnson Library

RATON — Have fun at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Ave., with different types of art materials. “Art For Fun” conducted by Dennie Gum will continue Thursday, June 27, 6:30 pm. This free program is for young adults and other adults of any age. It will be held every other Thursday at 6:30 pm. Space is currently limited to the first 10 people.

 

Car seat inspection clinic

RATON — The New Mexico Department Of Transportation wants to help you make sure your car seat is installed perfectly for your children’s protection. Teaming up with safer New Mexico now, they are holding a clinic in Raton on Saturday, June 29, 10 am to noon at the old Kmart parking lot. This event is meant to provide a hands on instruction on how to properly install a car seat and making sure the correct seat is being used for your child’s weight and height. A nationally certified child passenger safety technician will spend time educating parents and caregivers. They will also be able to tell parents if a car seat has been recalled, expired, or deemed otherwise unsafe for use.

 

St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish Fiesta

SPRINGER — The St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish will have a fiesta Saturday and Sunday June 29 and 30 featuring Cash BINGO on Saturday and food booths on Sunday. Doors for Saturday Bingo open at 4 pm; games start at 5 pm. $15 for 2 packs and concessions are available. Tickets are on sale at St. Joseph & ICC Parish Offices or from any Fundraising Committee Member.

Sunday, June 30 there will be food booths at Museum Park which starts at 11 am. Booths include: Vietnamese, Filipino, New Mexican Cuisine, Dessert, and Drink Booths. There will be a Fiesta raffle drawing at 3 pm with a $1000 cash prize and 5 $100 consolation prizes.

 

Maverick Club Rodeo dance

CIMARRON — The annual Maverick Club Rodeo dance will be held Wednesday, July 3, 8 pm to 12 am at the Maverick Rodeo Grounds. Music by The Rifters! Admission is $10 at the door.

 

Growing Great Kids to raffle historic postcards

RATON — The $5 raffle tickets will be sold throughout the summer. Checks should be made out to GrowRaton!, with “GGK raffle” included on the memo line.

The framed postcards went on displayed at various locations starting Monday, June 3 at FNB New Mexico bank, 1104 South 2nd St. The drawing will be Thursday, Sept. 5. “These four beautiful postcards include great images from Raton’s earlier days,” said Patricia Walsh, a member of Growing Great Kids. “One of them appears to be a color-tinted photograph that includes the railroad roundhouse, which doesn’t exist anymore.”

The postcards were donated to Growing Great Kids by Kim Straus, outgoing director of the charitable Brindle Foundation of Santa Fe. The Brindle Foundation has granted $6,000 to Growing Great Kids since 2018. GGK is the outgrowth of a 2015 early child- hood development series presented by the University of New Mexico Family Development Program. For more information, con- tact GGK administrator Leonore Barfield at 575-707-0147 or lbarfield@gmail.com.

 

HUERFANO

Free cultural art education classes

LA VETA — The Francisco Fort Museum and the Huajatolla Heritage Foundation are delighted to announce FREE cultural art education classes! Friday, June 21 is “Archaeological Sand- box Dig.”

Classes will be held at the fantastic Francisco Fort Museum every Friday through August 9. Children’s art classes will be from 10-12. To sign up your child (ages 5-14) for the summer, please contact Sharona Whitley (719) 890-4699 or email at chabe_nova@yahoo.com Classes are designed for children ages 5-14. Class size is limited to 15 so RSVP to 719-890-4699

 

Earn a Junior Ranger badge at Lathrop

WALSENBURG — Saturday morning, June 22, join the park naturalist for a fun activity called Ten Things. Ten Things is a scavenger hunt for natural objects that can be found at Lathrop. The activity will begin at 9 am at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater.

 

La Veta Library summer program

LA VETA — This program is designed for ages 5 – 11. For more information contact stephanie@lvpl.org or call 742-3572.

 

Fridays For Fun: “Clay”

LA VETA — Friday, June 21, 9 am to noon: is Clay with Nicole Copel at La Veta School of Arts. Ages 6-10 – 9-10:30 am – $15. Ages 11+- 11-12:30-$15 Use your hands to create clay works of art. Meet at Clay Studio, 402 South Main St. Nicole Copel will introduce students to different ways of shaping, molding and building with clay

All classes are designed for school-aged children. Younger children are welcome with an adult caregiver. All materials are supplied by LVSA. Scholarships are available thanks to funding from private donations from friends and supporters of LVSA. La Veta School of the Arts does not discriminate in any way. Classes are $15 at the door or $10 if you pre-register. Call 719-742-3421 or register online at http://www.theLVSA.org

 

Friday art lab at Museum of Friends

WALSENBURG — The Friday Art Lab held every Friday, 1 to 3 pm throughout the summer and fall is for children ages 5-17. This art program focuses on “Service Learning for the Whole Community.” (Adopt a Planter Box with Inter-generational Service Learning).

This intergenerational downtown Walsenburg beautification program is designed for volunteer adults, senior citizens, and local children to work hand in hand to design, build and decorate planter boxes. Local businesses and individuals are invited to purchase a planter box as a way to add color down- town, provide programs, encourage creativity and support scholarships for children’s art classes at MOF. For more information call (719) 738-2858.

 

Youth fitness summer bootcamp

LA VETA – Two Peaks Fitness is offering a fitness bootcamp every Saturday June 1 through August 10, 9 am-12 noon. The bootcamp is for ages 13-18 and includes High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Cardio, and Nutrition Education. There is no cost to participants! The camp is led by a certified personal trainer. Register at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St, 719-742-3555.

 

Art for Kids-ya gotta have art

LA VETA — The SPACe 2019 Youth Art Workshop in La Veta is the week of July 8-12, 9 am to noon each day for children who have completed Kindergarten to those entering 6th grade. All materials are provided.

Children entering 1st – 3rd grades will spend the week exploring and creating art. This five day workshop, held at the La Veta School of the Arts, will include two amazing projects. Kids will work with clay on a Fossil and Container project, which includes research looking at fossils, and drawing before working in clay. The second project includes creating Japanese paste paper, making dynamic patterns and textures. The children will also be learning about symmetry, drawing and collage-the art of using a variety of papers and gluing them to a surface. This project allows them to explore the insect world while choosing an image for their collages. Patti Paiz Jones will be the instructor for the 1st – 3rd grade children. She received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado in art education and brings 36 years’ experience teaching art to grades 1 – 12.

Young people entering 4th – 6th grades will learn how to create their own video games, under the direction of Rachael Schneider. The workshop will be held at the La Veta High School Media Center, with devices provided by the school. Rachael received a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree with a focus in electronic art, and a minor in technical theater from Colorado State University.

The fees for the workshops are $55 for the first child, $25 for additional siblings. Ask about fee waivers. Register at SPACe, 132 W. Ryus (The Gallery in the Park) in La Veta or online at www.spa- nishpeakarts.org. Call 719 742-3074 for more information.

 

Teen art workshop at SPACe

LA VETA — Young people entering 7th – 12th grades are invited to spend five afternoons July 8 – 12 discovering new ways to create with clay, cardboard, and paper. Projects include 3D paper sculptures and printmaking. The workshop will be held at SPACe, 132 W. Ryus in La Veta from 1 pm – 4 pm. Instructor Patti Paiz Jones received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado in art education. She brings 36 years’ experience teaching art to grades 1 – 12.

Fees are $55 which includes all materials. Additional siblings are $25 each. Fee waivers are available. Space is limited, register early! Pick up registration forms at SPACe or register online at the SPACe website: www.SpanishPeaksArts.org. For more information call SPACe at 719 742-3074 or email: spanishpeaksarts@gmail.com

 

Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth summer schedule

WALSENBURG — SCCY offers year round youth programs for kids 8 to 18 in Huerfano County. The summer schedule is: Mondays is Youth Trek day— Younger kids 8 to 12 will experience the outdoors by going on small hikes, fishing, and playing outdoor games from 10 am to 2 pm. Older youth 13 to 19 will go on overnight camping trips, climb mountains, hike class 2 trails and complete a service project at Mission Wolf. Older kids meet at 10 am.

Tuesday is the Roots Garden program, 2 to 4 pm for all age groups.
Wednesdays are for gaming and hanging out, 10 am to 2 pm for all age groups.

Thursdays-STEM related learning classes and the Dungeons and Dragons club meets at 1 to 3 pm.
Friday 10 am to 2 pm is CREW and JBAM activities. These groups explore nature, create art projects, swim at the lake and attend field trips that promote positive youth development. For further information, please stop by the office or give us a call. SCCY, 513 Main Street, 719-738-1573, SCCY4youth.org, or go to our Facebook page.

 

LAS ANIMAS

HOH: Dig! Dinosaur week

TRINIDAD — The popular Hands on History program returns to Trinidad History Museum each week Monday -Friday, 9 am to 3 pm with different topics covered each week. This week is all about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals! Students will learn about the development of the Earth and the geologic time scale in order to get a sense of how long ago the dinosaurs lived.

Lunch, snacks, and all the supplies are included. Weather pending, students will spend at least an hour outside. Please ensure your children bring close-toed shoes with them. THM will provide sunscreen and bug spray, but if there is a specific brand that your child needs, you must provide it.

This camp is open to students in grades 1-8 at the cost of $85/week. However, there are a number of discounts available for THM and History Colorado Members, families enrolling multiple children, and paying tuition in full before the start of camp. We also have scholarships based on household size and income.

Space is limited and is first come, first served. If you would like to enroll your child, or have any questions, please contact Abigail at abigail.melton@state.co.us or call 719-846-7217.

 

Carnegie reading & youth programs

TRINIDAD — The 2019 summer reading program theme is “A Universe of Stories!” and will run from Wednesday, June 5 through Wednesday, July 24. Register anytime May 28 until July 17.

There are events scheduled for the younger set, ages 4 to 12 years old and for the older group, 11 to 18. Some of the events are for all age groups.

Event Schedule for kids 4 to 12 years old:

Magic Show-Wed June 26, 1 to 3 pm at the Community Center Team reading through the program: we’ll give you a log to track your reading, and we’ll list activities you can do to win prizes. We’ll keep track of total reading time for all kids in the program, and, if we meet our total reading goal, the library will add something great to the children’s area downstairs!
Every year, Trinidad kids look forward to the library’s summer program. This year’s theme commemorates 60 years of space exploration by humans on this tiny planet. We’ve scheduled a great series of events, all free of charge. For more information: 719-846-6841

 

Spanish Peaks Rodeo Bible Camp

TRINIDAD — The Spanish Peaks Rodeo Bible Camp will be Wednesday-Saturday, June 26 to 29 at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds in Trinidad. Ages 8 to 18 as of June 1st. Call Loren (719) 989-1045 Sandy (719) 989-8756 sprbc@yahoo.com

 

Aguilar Library summer reading program

AGUILAR — The Aguilar Public Library is proud to present a four week, once a week, summer activity and learning/reading program, focusing on this years theme “The Universe of Stories” honoring the 1969 landing and walking on the Moon. There are events scheduled for two age groups as well as the community and surrounding areas.

Opening Day Kick Off-Thursday, July 11, 12 to 1 pm. Meet and greet lunch at the Library for both age groups, 4 to 16 years then proceeding to the Aguilar Community Center at 1 pm for Ann Lincoln presents “Magic is from Mars Juggling is from Jupiter.” The community and surrounding areas are welcome to attend this free and fun event.

Building and Explaining the Galaxy-Thursday, July 18 – Referencing books and other materials about various planets in our solar system, what they contribute to earth and our galaxy. Ages 4 to 10 years 10:30 to 11:30 am. Lunch at 12 to12:30 pm for both age groups. Young teens 11-16 yrs 1to 2 pm.

Story-time Puppet Club and Crafts-Thursday July 25 ages 4-10 yrs 10:30 to 11:30 am. “The Story of Penguinaut the Puppet,” crafting follows. Lunch at 12 pm for both age groups. Young teens 11 to 16 years, 1 to 2 pm, slime and gravity, crafting follows.

Movie and Popcorn- Thursday, August 1 4 to 10 years 10:30 to 11:30 am PBS “Our Sun is a Star.” Young teens 11 to 16 years, 1 to 2 pm. Nova “Apollo’s Daring Mission.” Adults are also welcome. No lunch on this day.

 

COLFAX

Springer’s summer reading program

SPRINGER — School’s out for the summer, so it’s time for a seasonal classic activity for the kids: a summer reading program! School-age children are invited to come to the Fred Macaron Library in Springer all summer long to participate in the program. Librarian Norma Vigil is excited and hopes all the children of the community come to take part in this free, fun summer activity! The program runs Monday through Fri- day, from 10 am to 11 am, until August 1. The library is located at 600 Colbert Ave.

 

Summer story hour ~ Johnson Library

RATON — The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Ave., presents “A Universe of Stories” summer story hour, each Wednesday morning, 10 am beginning June 19 through July 31. Preschool through 3rd grade. (There will be no Preschool Story Hour for the weeks of June 5th and June 12th.) Blast off with stories, crafts and handouts! Earn library dollars to spend the The Launch Pad for prizes!

 

Cimarron summer reading program

CIMARRON — Cimarron Library’s Summer Reading Program, themed “A Universe of Stories” is for all youth (grades K – 12). The library will have activities Fridays, June 7 – July 26 (except for Friday, July 5th) from 9:30 – 11:30 am. There will be good reading, tasty snacks, and planned activities for the attendees!

 

“Coco” at the El Raton Theatre

RATON — El Raton Theater and NRA Whittington Center are sponsoring a free movie, Wednesday, June 26, 7 to 9 pm. Free admission, donations only.

 

Just For Kids continued from page 5

The heartwarming animated Coco is about young Miguel who dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

 

RHA free breakfast and lunch program

RATON — Raton Housing Authority would like to announce the participation in the Summer Food Service Program! The free lunch and breakfast program will begin on Monday, June 3 and go through Friday, August 7. Please join us at the following locations for free lunches for all children ages 1 through 18! Meals will be served Monday through Friday, however, no meals will be served on Thursday, July 4 due to the holiday.

The serving sites and times are as follows:
RATON: Breakfast 8 to 9 am: Raton High School open for all children ages 1 to 18. Raton Early Headstart, Raton Intermediate School, and Longfellow Elementary are closed sites and will serve for their summer school and early headstart programs. • Lunch 12 to 1 pm: Raton High School, Legion Park, Romero Park, Ripley Park, Optimist Park, Longfellow Elementary for all children ages 1 to 18. (Raton Early Headstart for students enrolled only.)

SPRINGER: • Lunch 12 to 1 pm at Springer Museum Park open to all children ages 1 to 18; Springer Early Headstart for enrolled students.

MAXWELL: • Lunch 12 to 1 pm at Maxwell School
CIMARRON: • Lunch 12 to 1 pm at Cimarron City Park.

Lunches served in the parks should stay in the parks, please.

For more info contact: Raton Housing Authority (575) 445- 8021, Terry Baca, Executive Director, Coleen Sanchez-Garcia, Housing Manager, or Brenda Guara Occupancy Specialist.

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