3 Things to do this week



August 15

PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT Aug. 15, 2-9 p.m.; Aug. 16, 2-9 p.m.;  Aug. 17, 10-5 p.m., Congregational United Church of Christ, 217 Crossman Ave. Free professional photography session. Receive a 8x10 portrait with the opportunity to purchase additional photographs. Pets welcome. Appointments are required. To book, go to booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/b0016yl0/ or call the CUCC office at 719-395-2544 Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


August 16

FREE CONCERT AT THE BEACH Aug. 16, 6 p.m., Forgotten Space, 701 Front Loop, South Main.


August 17

NOVEL NOMADS/TENDERFOOT TRIO Aug. 17, 11 a.m. (dancers), 1 p.m. (band), at the Watershed, 410 E. Main.  

MINI-BLESSINGS OPEN HOUSE Aug. 17, 9 a.m. 15732 CR 306, BV. Includes adult horseshoe tournament. www.mini-blessings.org/events to preregister and for more information.


WORK DAY Aug. 17 Meet CPW Wildlife Technician Kail Glenn at 9 a.m. outside at 12655 U.S. Hwy. 24. 719-539-5591 or Zach Baker 719-539-8415. Bring gloves, water, hat, sunscreen and work shoes. Lunch will be provided.


August 19

Collegiate Peaks Chorale first rehearsal Aug. 19, Congregational United Church of Christ, across from BV Post Office. Music handed out at 6 p.m. Rehearsal starts at 6:30 p.m. No auditions required.

FREE WRITING SESSION Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-noon, National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, 120 West E St., Leadville. Robin Hall to lead, “Mysteries at the Museum.” Bring paper, a writing instrument or a laptop, a snack to share for a morning break and your own beverage. Please refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes. RSVP to info@CCWritersExchange.org as seating is limited. More info at www.CCWritersExchange.org


August 20

SLEEP EDUCATION CLASS Aug. 20, 9-10 a.m. HRRMC’s second-floor conference rooms, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida. Learn how to prepare for a sleep study. Free. Refreshments and a light breakfast provided. TC Rodak, 719-530-2280.

AARP SAFE DRIVER COURSE Aug. 20, 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Sangre de Cristo Community Room, 29780 U.S. Hwy. 24 N, BV. Completion of this training can mean a discount on your car insurance. Reservations required: Jean Gabardi, 719-395-1986 and space is limited. $15, AARP members and $20 if not a member. Certificate good for 3 years.

BV WOMEN’S CONNECTION LUNCHEON Aug. 20, 11:30 a.m., Casa del Rio Clubhouse, 27665 CR 313. Music and program by Richelle Cross Force, “Alive & Kicking or Put Out to Pasture?” Special feature: Liz Morgan, nuritional therapist. $10/person at the door; $5 for 30 years and under. RSVP to Vicki, 395-8638 or bvcwomensc@gmail.com


BV OPTIMIST CLUB CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Registration deadline Aug. 15. Todd Allen, 720-626-1884, Eric Gibb, 719-207-0296.

FREE CONCERT AT THE BEACH Aug. 23, 6 pm, We Dream Dawn, Laura Goldhamer, 701 Front Loop, South Main.

Salida Country-Western Dance Aug. 23, 7- 8:30 p.m., Salida Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett Ave. No partner is necessary. Lessons from 7-7:30 p,m., and then dancing to recorded music 7:30-9 p.m. $5.

CHILDBIRTH CLASS Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 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 are welcome to bring lunch or eat in the hospital’s café. $25. Limited scholarships are available. Family Birthing Center at 719-530-2277 or visit hrrmc.com

PUBLIC MEETING TO GATHER FEEDBACK on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement meetings are confirmed, Aug. 27, Salida. https://go.usa.gov/xyrrp for updates. Questions should be directed to John Dow, Forest Planner, john.dow@usda.gov, 719-250-5311.

Diabetes Prevention Programs Tuesdays starting Aug. 27, 10 a.m. Free. To register, visit hrrmc.com/events and enter “National Diabetes” in the Events Search section, or call 719-530-2057.


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

CHAFFEE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH LAUNCHES DINNER AND A MOVIE SERIES Everyone interested in learning more about HPV, oral health and cancer and the HPV vaccine can take out the movie from CCPH’s Salida office, treat themselves and their loved ones to dinner with a $30 gift card, and reach out to an expert panel with any questions or further conversation regarding the topic. To participate and view “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” contact CCPH at 719-530-4510 or the Chaffee County Oral Health program at 719-530-2570.

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 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

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.

Colorado Legal Services, Fridays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30, 9-11 a.m., Chaffee County Courthouse, 142 Crestone Ave, Salida. 1-800-395-2465.

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.

Open Gym VOLLEYBALL Sundays, 7-9 p.m., BVHS gym. Ages 16+. $2/visit.


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.

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

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