Friday Nov. 8
CELTIC SPIRIT WEEKEND RETREAT A Celebration of Spirit through a Celtic Lens ‘Reading Deeply: The Natural World as Sacred Text’ Nov. 8-10, Fri. 7-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. Worship Congregational United Church of Christ 217 Crossman Ave.
BV Contra Dance Nov. 8, 7- 9:30 p.m., Aspen Room, BV Community Center. No experience or partner needed to enjoy the great tunes and instruction from local musicians and callers. $4 ($2/students). Carole or Randy at 395-6704. Sponsored by Arkansas Valley Music and Dance and the Country Dance and Song Society.
COLORADO LEGAL SERVICES Nov. 8, 15, 22, 9-11 a.m., Chaffee County Courthouse, 142 Crestone Ave., Salida. Clients seen on a wallk-in, first-come, first-served basis, except those requiring appointments. Toll-free number for Chaffee County is 800-395-2465.
Artist Reception for Joe Lothamer Nov. 8, 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. BV Public Library, 395-8700, buenavistalibrary.org
Saturday Nov. 9
SMASHED COOKIE TIN JEWELRY Nov. 9, with Christine Davis. The William Boddy Passion to Learn Scholarship provides free art and performance classes to the public, while paying the instructors to teach.
CHAFFEE COUNTY WRITERS EXCHANGE WE WRITE SESSION Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-noon, Sangre de Cristo Electric Association community room. Free and open to the public. Session led by Judy Butler, a fun writer, avid reader and resident of BV with part-time status in West Melbourne, Fla. Topic is, “The Word Button – Push it!” Bring a snack to share and your own coffee. Bring paper and a writing instrument. Refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes as some attendees have allergies. RSVP: info@CCWritersExchange.org - seating is limited. Membership and details at http://www.CCWritersExchange.org
CHILDBIRTH CLASS Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s second-floor conference rooms, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida. Information about childbirth, comfort measures, interventions and breastfeeding. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a floor mat or blanket and pillow. Light snacks provided. Bring lunch or eat in the hospital’s café. $25. Limited scholarships are available. Family Birthing Center, 719-530-2277 or hrrmc.com
Monday Nov. 11
QUILTER’S MEETING Nov. 11, Poncha Springs Town Hall, 330 Burnett Ave. Networking, coffee and treats begin at 9 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. meeting/program. Cyndi McChesney, a National Quilters Association certified teacher will present a trunk show and workshop Math for Quilters. Her workshop will take the mystery out of how to resize your own quilting blocks. www.monarchquilters.com
HOLIDAY WEANING Nov. 11, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Sun Room at First Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd., Salida. Presented by La Leche League. The theme is pass the gravy, not the baby.
Tuesday Nov. 12
BV CELTIC & OLD-TIME MUSIC JAM Nov. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Creekside Gathering Place, 203 Cedar St., BV. All abilities welcome. Bring instrument(s) and a tune to share. Free with donations appreciated. Carole Barnes, 719-395-6704.
Wednesday Nov. 13
YOUNG AT HEART POTLUCK LUNCHEON Nov. 13, BV Community Center. Lunch line starts at noon and doors open at 11:30 for mingling. It is time for our Thanksgiving feast of turkey. Bring a side dish and your own table setting. There will be a program and door prizes.
FAMILY FILM SERIES: Toy Story 4 (2019) Nov. 13, 6 p.m., Ivy Ballroom of Surf Hotel in South Main. $5 with kids under 6 free. Presented by South Main Arts & Parks Foundation.
FREE LEGAL SELF-HELP CLINIC for parties who have no attorney; Nov. 13, 2-5 p.m., Salida Regional Library, 405 E St., Salida. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation. Call 539-4826 to schedule an appointment.
MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR Nov.14, Salida; Nov. 15, BV; Nov. 16, Leadville. A selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival. Doors open 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale at the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, 209 E. 3rd St. Salida, or at garna.org. Cost is $12-$20 per adult and $5 per child.
CREATIVE MIXER Nov. 14, 5:30-7 p.m., Paquette Gallery, Salida SteamPlant. We’ll feature work by Lindsay Sutton with musical guest Stephen Smalzel. Free and open to the public.
RIVERSIDE STORIES: MOUNTAIN FILMS Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Ivy Ballroom of Surf Hotel in South Main. $10. Presented by South Main Arts & Parks Foundation.
MASQUERADE BALL Nov. 15, 6-9 p.m., BV Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main St. BV. $30, costumes encouraged. Music by CMC Jazz Band; catering by Simple Eatery.BuenaVistaHeritage@MSN.com
LWVCC’S DRINKS AND DIALOGUE Nov. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sangre de Cristo community room, 29780 N. Hwy. 24. Viewing of the PBS Documentary film “Dark Money,” followed by questions and discussion. Drinks and appetizers provided.
BROWNS CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE MEETINGS HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED Salida, Nov. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., SteamPlant Event Center at 220 West Sackett Ave. Buena Vista, Nov. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m., BV Community Center, 715 E. Main St.
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA CLASS Nov. 19, 9-10 a.m. in Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s second-floor conference rooms, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida. TC Rodak, a registered sleep technician, will help you understand how to prepare for a sleep study. Free and open to anyone interested. Class is recommended if your provider has ordered a sleep study or suspects you may have sleep apnea. Refreshments and a light breakfast provided. TC Rodak, 719-530-2280.
RIVERSIDE STORIES: ‘Reel Rock’ Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Ivy Ballroom of Surf Hotel in South Main. $10. Presented by South Main Arts & Parks Foundation.
SALIDA OLD-TIME MUSIC JAM Nov. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Soulcraft Brewing, 248 W. Hwy. 50. All abilities welcome, and tunes are shared round-robin style. Andrea Coen, cell 970-309-3175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by Arkansas Valley Music and Dance and the Country Dance and Song Society.
FAMILY FILM SERIES: Lion King (2019) Nov. 20, 6 p.m., Ivy Ballroom of Surf Hotel in South Main. $5 with kids under 6 free. Presented by South Main Arts & Parks Foundation.
BUNCO first and third Thursdays, 1 p.m., Casa del Rio. Myrna Cunningham, 395-2684.
TESTIMONY MEETING, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Christian Science Church, 429 Crossman Ave. Childcare provided. 395-6010, christiansciencebv.com
DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1 p.m. American Legion Auxiliary Building. 395-8379.
Bridge Club Thursdays, 1-5 p.m., BV Community Center, 715 East Main St. Call Marjie at 395-8846 to reserve your spot.
League of Women Voters Chaffee County second Mondays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., alternating BV and Salida. Info@ lwvchaffeecounty.org
BV BOYS & GIRLS CLUB AFTER SCHOOL HOURS Monday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. 395-7104 or 221-2095. Avery-Parsons Elementary School.
BV BOYS & GIRLS TEEN CLUB Mondays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. Avery-Parsons Elementary School.
OPTIMIST CLUB Thursdays at Jan’s, except during July. Breakfast and socializing starts at 6:30 a.m., followed by the meeting at 7 a.m. Don Caskey, 395-2432.
BANANA BELT STAMP CLUB second Saturdays, 1-3 p.m., BV Public Library. Bananabeltstampclub@live.com. 303-915-9572.
Running Club Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. in front of the Trailhead. Free and open to all. www.salidarec.com/ccrc.
CIVIL AIR PATROL Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., Darren Patterson Christian Academy. Ages 12 and up. Mike Thornsley, 719-239-8010 or email@example.com
ROTARY CLUB Wednesdays, noon, Domino’s, 285 U.S.-24 Unit B. Cara Reano, 719-239-0578.
BV SPORTSMAN’S CLUB. Small-bore and big-bore pistol shoots, Tuesdays, 5 p.m.; trap shooting, Saturdays, 10 a.m.; Doug Dreier, 395-4424.
Boy Scout Troop 67 Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Congregationalist United Church of Christ. Luke at AVDI, 395-4749 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook: Boy Scouts Troop 67 Buena Vista.
Pack 72 Webelos (4th and 5th grades) meets alternating Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Congregational United Church of Christ, starting Oct. 23. Laura Barnthouse, 207-1516.
GIRL SCOUT TROOP Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Creekside Gathering Place.
OPEN FELLOWSHIP GATHERING Thursdays, 7 p.m., Creekside Gathering Place.
Rock Hard Wrestling Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. Buena Vista High School’s wrestling room, 113 N. Court St. Kevin Hargrove, 395-7107 or 221-3007.
SUPPER CLUB COMMUNITY POTLUCK MEALS Mondays and Thursdays, 6 p.m., Creekside Gathering Place.
WIGGLES & GIGGLES Thursdays 10-11 a.m., BV Public Library. Unstructured free play. Toys and activities set up for the hour. 395-8700, buenavistalibrary.org
READING TO ROVER Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to one of our loveable pups. BV Public Library, 395-8700, buenavistalibrary.org
JOURNEY INTO FREEDOM Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Creekside Gathering Place, 203 Cedar St., BV. James and Gail Lisi journey though the Bible teaching practical truth that we can apply to everyday life. Call 417-598-3997 or www.jameslisi.com
Tuesday Evening Ladies Literary Society (TELLS) Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Weekly support, exploring spiritual journeys held in homes. “Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto” by John Pavlovitz.Everyone welcome. Rebecca Poos, 395-2544.
Open Gym VOLLEYBALL Sundays, 7-9 p.m., BVHS gym. Ages 16+. $2/visit.
Pickleball Opportunities: Mondays 9 a.m.-noon, Fridays, 5-9 p.m.; Sundays 1-4 p.m., all at Darren Patterson Christian Academy. All levels, $3.
TUNES & TOTS 10 a.m. Music and movement for birth to 5 years old. BV Public Library, 395-8700, buenavistalibrary.org
Monday Morning Art Mondays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., BV Community Center, 715 East Main St. Drop-ins welcome. Contact BV Rec for more details, 395-1939.
men’s COFFEE AND CONVERSATION Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Creekside Gathering Place.
FREE COMMUNITY DOG WALK, Saturdays, 9 a.m., NE corner of E. Main and Railroad.
Game On Mondays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Chess instruction and games for all ages. BV Public Library, 395-8700, buenavistalibrary.org
SHOOT AT THE RIFLE RANGE Tuesdays, 5 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. shoot at Trap Range. First Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., shoot at the Trap Range. Doug 221-3213.
MOVIE NIGHT Second Friday, 6:30 p.m., Creekside Gathering Place.
MINI MONETS Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Arts and crafts for preschoolers. BV Public Library, 395-8700, buenavistalibrary.org
QIGONG Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., adults. Exercises for flexibility and energy, improving blood flow. BV Public Library, 395-8700, buenavistalibrary.org
Moms Connect second Sundays, 1-2:30 p.m. Birth-3 years old. Free and open to all. Contact BV Rec for more details, 395-1939.
PiYo Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m., BV Community Center, 715 East Main St. Drop-ins welcome. Contact BV Rec for more details, 395-1939.
Adult Hip Hop Dance Tuesdays, 7:15-8:30 p.m., BV Community Center, 715 East Main St. Drop-ins welcome. Contact BV Rec for more details, 395-1939.
BINGO/American Legion Post 55 Fridays, 6 p.m. starting with dinner; bingo 7 at p.m. Clarence, 395-9042.
TAMING TECH TROUBLE 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. BV Public Library. Get simple help with your device or laptop. 395-8700, buenavistalibrary.org
Meditation Saturdays, 10 a.m., adults; learn to quiet your mind. BV Public Library, 395-8700, buenavistalibrary.org
Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. 16417 CR 325, 7 miles south of Buena Vista off Rodeo Rd. 1-888-550-1777 or www.bodhimarga.org
Story Time Fridays, 10 a.m., 0-5 years old. Enjoy a book and interactive play. BV Public Library, 395-8700 or www.buenavistalibrary.org
FREE LEGAL SELF-HELP CLINIC for parties who have no attorney; second Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m., Salida Regional Library, 405 E St., Salida. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation. Call 539-4826 to schedule an appointment.
COLORADO LEGAL SERVICES Nov. 8, 15, 22, 9-11 a.m., Chaffee County Courthouse, 142 Crestone Ave., Salida. Clients will be seen on a wallk-in, first-come, first-served basis, except those requiring appointments. Toll-free number for Chaffee County is 800-395-2465.