3 Things to do this week


Thursday, Sept. 12

CREATIVE MIXER Sept. 12, 5:30-7 p.m., Salida SteamPlant in the Paquette Gallery. Featured musician is Chris Nasca.

CHILDBIRTH CLASS Sept. 12, 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 provided. Participants may bring lunch or eat in the hospital’s café. $25. Limited scholarships are available. 719-530-2277 or visit hrrmc.com

JOB FAIR Sept. 12, 3-6 p.m., in the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center café, 1000 Rush Drive. With Salida Workforce Center they are hosting a hiring event with on-site interviews for full- and part-time positions in Environmental Services, Dietary and Registration. Preregistration required and applicants must pass a background check and drug test. Salida Workforce Center at 719-530-5980.

Friday, Sept. 13

HEART OF COLORADO FIBERARTS GUILD MEETING Sept. 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at First United

Methodist Church, 228 East Fourth St., Salida. Contact person: Marybeth Anderson, 303-593-9290 (leave message), artybeth@gmail.com or Guild website: https://www.heartofcoloradofiberartsguild.org/

Colorado Legal Services Fridays, Sept. 13, 20, 27, 9-11 a.m., Chaffee County Courthouse, 142 Crestone Ave, Salida. 1-800-395-2465.

ARTIST RECEPTION CHAFFEE ARTS Sept. 13, 4-6 p.m. Catered reception. BV Public Library 719-395-8700.

BV CONTRA DANCE Sept. 13, 7-9:30 p.m., Congregational Church at 217 Crossman Street. As always, no experience or partner is needed to enjoy the great tunes and instruction from local musicians and callers. $4 ($2/students). Call Carole or Randy at 395-6704 for more info. Sponsored by Arkansas Valley Music and Dance and the Country Dance and Song Society.

Saturday, Sept. 14

MADAMS OF CENTRAL COLORADO Sept. 14, 7 p.m., BV Heritage Museum. Learn why ladies of the evening got into the business, how they prevented pregnancy and disease and much more. Doors open 30 minutes in advance for seating and entertainment. Tickets are $15 and are available pre-show at BV Heritage Museum, online at www.buenavistaheritage.com or at the door. Seating is limited. No children under 13 allowed. For more information, call 719-395-8458 or 719-395-6612.

CHAFFEE GREEN HOMES TOUR Sept. 14. Tour will begin at Alpine Park, 4th and E Streets, at 9 a.m. Ends at noon. Residents can tour select homes in Salida with installed solar energy systems and other improvements to make their homes more sustainable. Free.


CANCER WALK Sept. 14, at 9 a.m. will start/end at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center. About 1.5 miles. Supports HRRMC Oncology Fund and will benefit local oncology patients. Funds may be used for wigs, gas cards, lymphedema sleeves or equipment to best care for our patients. To register, visit www.hrrmc.com and click on the Cancer Walk button on the home page. $35 includes T-shirt. Cancer survivors are not required to pay the fee, but need to register. 719-530-2270 or visit hrrmc.com

Monday, Sept. 16

WE WRITE SESSION Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-noon in BV Public Library. Free and open to the public. Laurel McHargue will lead, “Fun with Flash Fiction.” Flash fiction is fictional work of extreme brevity that still offers character and plot development. Bring paper, a writing instrument or laptop, a snack to share for a morning break and your own beverage. Refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes. RSVP: info@CCWritersExchange.org and for additional information on CCWE:www.CCWritersExchange.org

SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS  If interested, come to the informational meeting Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Administration Board Room. The DAC is a committee comprised of parents and community members that research school related subjects under the direction of the School Board.  It meets the third Monday of every month September through April. 

Tuesday, Sept. 17

BV WOMEN’S CONNECTION LUNCHEON, Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m.,Casa del Rio Clubhouse, 27665 CR 313. Program by Sari Cobb, “Finding Joy in Your Trash Can.” Music/special feature “Mini Concert” by Stacey Mathers. $10; $5 for 30 and under. RSVP to Vicki, 395-8638 or bvwomensc@gmail.com


BV HUNTER EDUCATION is an online class. Class involves registering for the conclusion class (Sept. 29) as well as taking the online class and tests. Go to cpw.state.co.us. On the home page, select the “Learn” link. On the left is “Hunter Education.” Click on the online class option. The conclusion class is required and is a classroom session. There is a link on the right side of the online course page that says “Register”. Click on that link, and go to the Sept. 29 date. It will show the Sangre de Cristo/Buena Vista class there. Sign up soon because the class is limited to a maximum of 40. The class will start at 9 a.m. You must complete all of the online class before you come to the conclusion class on Sept. 29. The class will be over early in the afternoon. $10 payable at the door that day. Randy Hancock at 395-2888 or Kevin Madler at 539-8413.

SALIDA CONTRA DANCE Sept. 20, 7-8 p.m., Salida Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett Avenue. The band will be the Icy Mountain String Band. The caller will be Helle Hill. Beginning lesson at 7 pm. Music 7:30-9:30. Dessert potluck. $7 ($5 AVMAD members). The dance is co-sponsored by Arkansas Valley Music and Dance, and the Country Dance and Song Society.

DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS SERIES: OCCUPATIONAL WELLNESS Resume Building Workshop, Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m., BV Public Library 719-395-8700.

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY VOLUNTEER EVENT Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. BVSC in partnership with the BLM and Colorado Mountain Club will host a trail construction project. Lunch and post-work beverages provided by Eddyline Brewer. NPLD T-shirts provided by the BLM. Meet at the Midland Trailhead on CR 304. Bring water, work gloves, closed toe shoes, sunglasses or safety glasses, day pack, rain gear, snacks. https://goo.gl/maps/e6AdsQhqE1AckvDZ8

RSVP at bvsingletrack@gmail.com or clicking “going” on the FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/770297423428779/

EXPRESSION SESSION SKATE COMPETITION Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., BV Skate Park, 723 Cedar St. $5 per entry per division. Categories: skate, scooter, BMX. Divisions: 10 and under, 14 and under, 18 and under. By Black Burro Bikes.

BV STRONG COMMUNITY DINNER Sept. 23, 5:30-7 p.m., E. Main Street. Order T-shirts by Sept. 15 at www.bvstrong.com

SALIDA OLD-TIME MUSIC JAM Sept. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Soulcraft Brewing, 248 W Hwy 50. All abilities are welcome, and tunes are shared round-robin style. We gather each month at Soulcraft Brewing, 248 W. Hwy 50. Contact Andrea Coen for more information: cell (970)309-3175 or email pflowerfiddle@gmail.com. Sponsored by Arkansas Valley Music and Dance and the Country Dance and Song Society.

SALIDA COUNTRY-WESTERN DANCE Sept. 27, 7-8:30 p.m., Salida Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett Avenue. No partner is necessary. Lessons are taught from 7 to 7:30 p.m., and then dancing to recorded music goes on from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $5.

14erfest Sept. 27-29, BV. Three-day mountain festival for all trail users, ages and abilities. 14erfest.org


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

BUNCO first and third Thursdays, 1 p.m., Casa del Rio. Myrna Cunningham, 395-2684.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


ANYTA VINOGRADOV ART SHOW AVDI Gallery, 317 E. Main St. BV. Show runs Sept. 1-30. Sponsored by Chaffee Arts.

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

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

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

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 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 through 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

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. “Taking Hospice to the Mountains: A Nurse’s Story,” by Carolyn Pinion Rice. It’s about the nurse that brought hospice to South Park in the 1970s. 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., 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.

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. All ages. Come challenge your mind and your friends with a variety of games. Chess instruction still available. 719-395-8700.

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. 719-395-8700 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 Tuesday. 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

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 and 11:35 a.m., 0-5 years old. Enjoy a book and interactive play. BV Public Library, 395-8700 or www.buenavistalibrary.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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