3 Things to do this week



July 11

SALIDA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS CREATIVE MIXER July 11, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Salida SteamPlant, featuring artist Mary Hansen Wolfe and musicians, The Wail n’ Hennies.

COOKING FOR DIABETES CLASS Thursdays, July 11-Aug. 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Wellness U kitchen on the second floor Outpatient Pavilion, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida.  The class provides meals and highlights healthy eating habits, blood sugar control, medication use and lifelong diabetes management. One-on-one consultations are available, and family members are welcome. Free. One-time $25 donation is suggested. To register, go to www.hrrmc.com/events or call 719-530-2057.


July 13

PUPPET SHOWS/KIDS’ SHOWCASE July 13, 9:30 a.m. (puppets), 1 p.m. (kids’ show) at the Watershed, 410 E. Main.

PARTY FOR THE PRESERVE July 13, 4 p.m., Periodic Brewing in Leadville. The event features guest speaker and renowned fly-fishing author Kirk Deeter. A separate tour of the Preserve with a chance to cast a line is slated for earlier in the day, at 11 a.m. RSVP for the tour and fishing preview: info@centralcoloradoconservancy.org or 719-539-7700.

SALIDA ASPEN CONCERT July 13, 7:30 p.m., Salida High School auditorium, 26 Jones Ave. A viola recital by Violist Matthew Lipman. Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m., with a pre-concert discussion at 6:45 p.m. $20. Students free with an accompanying adult who may purchase one discounted ticket for $10 at the door. Reception features homemade cookies, punch and a chance to meet Lipman. www.matthew-lipman.com or www.salidaaspenconcerts.org


July 15

ART ABANDONMENT CLASS teens only July 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. We will make art that we will abandon around town. Pizza provided. knary@buenaVIstalibrary.org 719-395-8700.

CHILDBIRTH CLASS July 15, 5:30-9 p.m. in the second-floor conference rooms at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a floor mat or blanket and pillow. Light snacks are provided. You may bring dinner or eat in the hospital’s café. $25. Limited scholarships are available. Family Birthing Center at 719-530-2277 or visit hrrmc.com


July 16

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA CLASS July 16, 9-10 a.m., Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center ‘s second-floor conference rooms, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida. Free and open to anyone. Refreshments and a light breakfast will be provided. TC Rodak, 719-530-2280. 


STAR WARS SCIENCE SHOW July 18, 11 a.m., BV Library. Learn how the “Force” is really with you. All youth ages. 719-395-8700.

CHAFFEE ARTS MINI ART WALK July 20, 4-8 p.m., outside at Simple Eatery, Watershed and Jailhouse Garden Patio. 20 artists’ works including jewelry, pottery, photography, glass, painting, mixed media and 3-D pieces.  Several artists will be demonstrating their art processes, and attendees will be able to participate in creating a group abstract painting.  Silent auction featuring Chaffee Arts members’ donated pieces. Buena Vista Circus and local musicians will also be performing. For more information or to participate, please contact David Billesbach, 719-480-9554 or email chaffeearts@gmail.com; or email  chaffeearts@gmail.com

RAILFEST July 20-21, speakers, tours and more will educate and celebrate BV’s railroad role. $50/person if purchased before July 1. After that, $55. Proceeds to fund museum’s restoration of cupola.


SUMMER READING PHOTO CHALLENGE month of July. We love to see all the fun places you read. Take a picture and share it with the library on Facebook, instagram or email it to us. knary@buenaVIstalibrary.org 719-395-8700.

SALIDA ASPEN CONCERT STUDENT PASSPORT PROGRAM: All students K-12 are invited to attend any of the Salida Aspen Concerts free of charge. One accompanying adult may also purchase a ticket at half price. Students that attend the concerts will be provided with a musical passport, a stamp of attendance on their passport and a special pin of recognition. With six different pins available students are encouraged to attend each of the six concerts to complete their set. Concerts will be held at the Salida High School auditorium, 7:30 p.m., July 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3. The final concert will be held on Aug. 10 at ClearView Community Church, Buena Vista, 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase adult tickets please visit www.salidaaspenconcerts.org

HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF BV Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, 10 a.m., through Sept. 1. Tour starts at Heritage Museum, 511 E. Main St. $15 each/$30 family. 719-966-9143.

BUENA VISTA FARMERS MARKET Sundays through Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., South Main Town Square.

SALIDA FARMERS MARKET Satudays through Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Alpine Park.

MOUNT PRINCETON HOT SPRINGS SWIMMING CLASSES FOR KIDS tailored to the needs of each child. All our instructors are certified with the American Red Cross. We teach them how to be safe and have fun in and around the water. We offer five sessions and nine levels. https://mtprinceton.com/learn-to-swim/

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACQUET CLUB SUMMER SCHEDULE Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8:30 a.m. and 8:30-10 a.m.; Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. All at the outdoor BV tennis courts. Open to the public. Call Bob Martinez, 395-3166 to confirm days, times.

BV HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, June 6-Sept. 1, 10 a.m. Fascinating people and places in BV. Tour starts at Heritage Museum, 511 E. Main St. $15/$30 family. 719-966-9143.

BV REC DANCE LESSONS AT THE BUENA VISTA COMMUNITY CENTER Tuesdays, 6 p.m., intermediate 2-step and swing; 7:30 p.m., night club 2-step. New dance every month. Thursdays, 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. “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi. Everyone welcome. Rebecca Poos, 395-2544.

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


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

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

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

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.

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