3 Things to do this week


Thursday, June 6

PINTS FOR A PURPOSE June 6, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., 50 Burger in Salida, 445 E. Hwy. 50. A pint of beer benefits Central Colorado Conservancy with 30 percent of beer sales that day helping to protect the lands and waters of Chaffee County and the surrounding region.

Friday, June 7

BV WINE SHARE June 7, 6-7:30 p.m., Casa Del Rio clubhouse, CR313 south of BV. Everyone in the area is invited to attend. Judi at 395-4884, or online at firstfirdaywinechare.com and link to CO Wine Share.

HEADWATERS INSTITUTE June 7, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Salida Scout Hut. $20 includes a picnic lunch, and after party with pizza and beer sponsored by Moonlight Pizza and Soulcraft Brewing. This is an all-day workshop for the public and for first-year river guides. Topics include current issues in local fire ecology, the geology of the Arkansas Valley, stream ecology, the effects of global climate change on the Arkansas, wildlife along the river and current public lands issues. GARNA, 719-539-5106 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or email info@garna.org. Register at https://garna.org/calendar/headwaters-institute-6-7-19/

BINGO/DINNER FUNDRAISER June 7. Support the American Legion and the Hartsel Fire Department. Dinner is at 5 p.m. for $3 and bingo is at 7 p.m. for $13, American Legion, 338 N. Railroad Ave., BV. Please RSVP for dinner at griffin0998@gmail.com

Saturday, June 8

ARK VALLEY HELPING HANDS SENIOR SATURDAY WORK DAY June 8, 8 a.m.-noon. This is a time for teams of volunteers to visit our elders’ homes to do outside work: Window washing, raking, patio clean-up, planting flowers... The work morning will be followed by a BBQ. We need volunteers. School groups, civic groups, church groups ... anyone interested should call Sara Ward at 719-530-1198 or email at info@avhelpinghands.org

Monday, June 10

MONARCH QUILTERS June 10, Congregational United Church of Christ, 217 Crossman Ave. Networking, coffee and treats at 9 a.m. followed by the 9:30 a.m. meeting and program. Suzi Parron travels across America in her RV documenting the Quilt Trail. Her lecture will have stunning photographs, humorous anecdotes and information covering the basis of her two books on the Barn Quilt Movement. www.monarchquilters.com

THE NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION, BILLIE LOVE CHAPTER 2286, June 10, 11:30 a.m., at Fiesta Mexicana, 1220 E. U.S. Hwy. 50, Salida.  Guests welcome. Jean Hanfelt, 539-6467, or chapter President Ted Van Hintum, 395-5648.


Tuesday, June 11

BV CELTIC & OLD-TIME MUSIC JAM June 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Creekside Gathering Place, 203 Cedar St., BV (next to Columbine Park). All abilities welcome. Bring instrument(s) and a tune to share. Free with donations appreciated. Carole Barnes, 719-395-6704.

Wednesday, June 12

FREE LEGAL SELF-HELP CLINIC for parties who have no attorney; June 12, 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.

YOUNG AT HEART POTLUCK June 12, noon at the BV Community Center. Everyone is to bring a salad/dessert for a salad bar plus their own table service. We will have somebody talking to us about community gardening.


INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR ON CBD June 13, 6 p.m., BV Drug, 403 U.S. Hwy. 24 S. CBD is short for cannabidiol, an all-natural supplement derived from the cannabis plant. Free class. 719-395-2481 or email at info@bvdrug.net.

CREATIVE MIXER June 13, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Salida SteamPlant in the Paquette Gallery. Entertainment by musician Jasper Lau. Artists Janice Reich, Steve Schmidt and Patti Vincent are the featured artists. Hosted by Salida Council for the Arts.

FIBArk June 13-16, Salida.

SOCIAL WELLNESS June 15, 1-3 p.m., BV Library. Dr. Josh McMullen, Author of “Under the Big Top” & Professor of History at Regent University on how the USA became one of the most consumer driven and yet one of the most religious societies in the western world. Buena Vista Public Library, 719-395-8700.

SLEEP EDUCATION CLASS June 18, 9-10 a.m., HRRMC’s second-floor conference rooms, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida. Class on obstructive sleep apnea on from

TC Rodak, a registered sleep technician, will help participants understand how to prepare for a sleep study and what happens during the study. Free. Refreshments and a light breakfast provided. TC Rodak, 719-530-2280.


BV REC DANCE LESSONS AT THE BUENA VISTA COMMUNITY CENTER Tuesdays, 6 p.m., intermediate 2-step and swing; 7:30 p.m., waltz (for May). New dance every month. Thurdsays, 6 p.m., beginner 2-step and swing; 7:30 p.m., line dancing, both singles and the cowboy cha-cha. Classes through September at BV Community Center, 715 E. Main St. $5/person or $8/person for both classes on the same night. Bill, 918-902-6094.

U.S. 285 RESURFACING April-November, 2019. North and southbound one-lane alternating traffic, 15-minute delays and speed limit down to 40 mph. Construction will take place during daylight hours, M-Th, and sunrise to noon, Friday. Alternative routes suggested. Hotline: 719-551-5281. Email: US285Overlay@gmail.com

ANDREWS’ EXHIBIT IN HRRMC BV painter Stuart Codington Andrews explores the Western landscape in a collection of oil paintings on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through June 30. His paintings in the hospital exhibit are for sale, and 25 percent of the proceeds are donated to the HRRMC Foundation.

BV HOPE third Fridays, 3 p.m., at Public Health Office, 112 Linderman. Beth Ritchie, 395-6938.

Tuesday Evening Ladies Literary Society (TELLS) Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Weekly support, exploring spiritual journeys held in homes. Starting May 28, “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi. Everyone welcome. Rebecca Poos, 395-2544.

GRAHAM’S JAMS first and third Fridays for beginners; second and fourth Fridays for jamming; fifth Fridays for everyone, BV Library, knary@buenavistalibrary.org

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., all levels DPCA, $3; Sundays, 1-3:30 p.m., competitive; and 3:30-6 p.m., beginner/recreational, Avery-Parsons, $2. Chaffee County Quilts of Valor third Mondays at Bev’s Stitchery. We start at 9:30 a.m. and sew until between 2-3 p.m.

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.

Colorado Legal Services, Fridays, 9-11 a.m., Chaffee County Courthouse, 142 Crestone Ave, Salida. 1-800-395-2465.

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.

OLD TIME CELTIC JAM, second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Creekside Gathering Place. Bring instrument(s) and a tune to share.

Game On Mondays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. All ages. Come challenge your mind and your friends with a variety of games. Chess instruction still available.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACQUET CLUB Sundays 3-4:30 p.m. indoors Buena Vista High School gym. Call Bob Martinez 395-3166 to confirm times and days.

CENTRAL COLORADO HOUSING’S HOME REPAIR PROGRAM is available to homeowners in Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Lake, Park and Teller counties. To apply contact Erlin or Kevin at: 719-275-4191 Cañon City or 539-6862 Salida, E-mail:   erlin.trekell@uaacog.com or kevin.schenk@uaacog.com

Salida and leadville ranger districts prescribed burnS through April 2019. Leadville: Twin Peaks Campground west of Twin Lakes; Morrison Creek north of Heckendorf State WL area; Salida: Herring Park, FS Rd. 174; Droney Gulch, CR 250; North Fork Campground; Lost Creek CR 224, CF 228; Fosses Lake; Spruce Creek, CR 214.

 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. Preschool age arts and crafts for younger kids. Come create and explore a variety of arts. knary@buenavistalibrary.org

READ TO ROVER Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Come in and sign-up. We have friendly dogs that will sit with kids, one-on-one, while they read. We will have 15-minute time blocks for them and their dog of the day. Any reading level or age is welcome.395-8700 or knary@buenavistalibrary.org

GAME NIGHT fourth Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Creekside Gathering Place.

QIGONG Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., adults. New exercises each week for flexibility and energy, promoting mental clarity and 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 Thursday. BV Public Library. Get help with simple technology use on any device. 395-8700, buenavistalibrary.org

Meditation Saturdays, 10 a.m., adults; learn to quiet your mind. BV Public Library, 395-8700, buenavistalibrary.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


CENTRAL COLORADO BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION fourth Mondays, 6:30 p.m., at Chaffee County Fairgrounds, 10165 CR 120, Salida. Dibby Olson 221-5848.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACQUET CLUB Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m., indoors Buena Vista High School gym. Call Bob Martinez 395-3166 to confirm times and days.

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH’S WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE meets monthly at Faith Lutheran Church except during the summers. They are active in community affairs and support charity groups locally, nationally and internationally.

WOMEN’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY fourth Thursdays, 1 p.m., United Congregational Church of Christ.

CENTRAL COLORADO UAS CLUB first Saturdays, 9 a.m., Central Colorado Regional Airport, 27960 CR 319, BV.

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.

COLLEGIATE PEAKS REPUBLICAN WOMEN first Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., Congregational United Church of Christ. Deb, 966-4757.

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.

High Rocky Riders off-road club fourth Thursdays, 7 p.m., Sangre de Cristo Electric Association. Jack Reinmuth, 836-4687.

CIVIL AIR PATROL Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., Darren Patterson Christian Academy. Ages 12 and up. Mike Thornsley, 719-239-8010 or mthornsleycap@gmail.com

ROTARY CLUB Wednesdays, noon, Quincy’s, 605 U.S. 24. T.D. Davis, 966-2166.

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 bsatroop67bv@gmail.com. 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.

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.

OPEN FELLOWSHIP GATHERING Thursdays, 7 p.m., Creekside Gathering Place.

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.

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


CANCER SUPPORT GROUP first Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m., HRRMC’s second-floor conference rooms, 1000 Rush Dr. Free. Monthly support group for anyone affected by cancer. Facilitated by HRRMC Oncology Clinic staff. 530-2302.

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Third Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Salida United Methodist Church Parlor, 228 E. 4th St. Family Support Group for loved ones of individuals living with a mental illness. Eunice Collette, 720-227-1826, euncollette@gmail.com

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Congregational United Church, 217 Crossman Blvd. Call Mary Jane, 202-368-8238 or Susan, 303-521-9074. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS For times and meeting places call 1-888-333-9649 or go to AA-westerncolorado.org

AL-ANON Saturdays, 9 a.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Congregational United Church of Christ, 217 Crossman Ave., room #7. For those affected by someone else’s drinking. Chris 719-239-0023 or Al-anon.org

TOPS Tuesdays, 9 a.m., Congregational United Church of Christ. Weight-loss support. Annie, 395-2788.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP first Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Call for meeting place, Patricia St. Germain, 395-3533.

FREE BREAST FEEDING BASICS CLASS second Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., second-floor conference rooms at HRRMC, 1000 Rush Drive, Salida. For new and expectant mothers. Juba, 539-9242 or email meganmjuba@yahoo.com, or Baker at 740-438-1279 or jjlrjdbaker@gmail.com. Register online at hrrmc.com

LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING second Mondays,10-11:30 a.m. in the Sun Room at the Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd., Salida. A non-profit.orgnization helping women breast feed their babies. Lorraine 207-5008 or Megan 539-9242.

ALLIANCE Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. Women’s and children’s support groups for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. For information and location call 539-7347 (24-hour crisis line.)


CHILD PROTECTION TEAM Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., Health and Human Services building, conference room, 114 Linderman. Call 530-2558 in advance to confirm that a meeting will be held.

Food Boxes available for pickup every other Monday or call Ric, 221-6088, to apply or for delivery to shut-ins.

Weekend Backpack food Club K-12 kids can sign-up to receive food every weekend. For registration information, contact your school office or Boys & Girls Club.

BV PREGNANCY CENTER Mondays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.; Thursdays 1-6 p.m. or by appointment. #12 Buffalo Peaks Center, CR 317. 395-6703.

Women, Infants and Children health and nutrition program Thursdays, Public Health nurse’s office, 112 Linderman Ave., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 539-7413.

Chaffee Shuttle Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 395-6231. Transportation for everyone.

Meals on Wheels for the home-bound 60-plus, lunch on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, excluding holidays. $2 donation. 539-3341.

ARKANSAS VALLEY CHRISTIAN MISSION 122 Cottonwood Ave. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; third Friday, supper at 5:45 p.m. 395-9321. Food pantry and playground, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 395-9321.

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