3 Things to do this week

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTESTS

Oct. 28, 1-5 p.m., Watershed, 410 East Main St. If snow or rain are in the forecast, we will move the event indoors to  Oct. 29. 

Oct. 28, 10-11 a.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 15440 CR 306, 395-2039. Faith Lutheran Reformation theme. Families encouraged to participate.

VOLUNTEER DAY ON NEW TRAILS

Oct. 28.  Pitch in to help complete the trail that connects from South Main to CR 304. We will meet at the South Main dirt parking lot at 9 a.m. and work until we don’t feel like working. Come prepared with water, food for the day, gloves, sun/safety glasses and close-toed shoes. Join us for as long as you would like – even an hour helps. 

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

AVERY-PARSONS’ HALLOWEEN PARADE Oct. 31, 2 p.m., East Main Street. 

TRICK OR TREAT STREET Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m., East Main Street and more.

BARK OR BISCUIT Oct. 28, 12-2 p.m., Gone to the Dogs, 300 E. Main St., BV. Bring  your dog in costume for a dog treat and photo. No registration required. Prizes for best pet costume.

NIGHTMARE AT TURNER FARM Oct. 29, 30, 31, 7-9:45 p.m., 829 W. Main St. BV. Kids 12 and under, $5; adults, $10; family, $15.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday Oct. 27

WOMEN’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m., Congregational United Church of Christ, 217 Crossman Ave. Millie Meardon will speak about Fort Lyon in Las Animas.  Refreshments afterward.  Norma at 395-8309. 

Saturday Oct. 28 

ART EPISODES: THE ANONYMOUS LOCAL The mask making class for adults by Larkin Wiegert Oct. 28, 2-4 p.m. in The Garage by Watershed, 410 East Main St. $5 for a paper bag and a selection of supplies to create your own UN-identity. Hot cider provided. Bring a friend. 

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY Oct. 28, 4 p.m., Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar. Halloween-themed craft beers and live music. Kellyanne Conway Stole My Bike will perform on the Watershed Stage from 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

WATERSHED UNVEILS TERRA INCOGNITA Oct. 28, 12 p.m., Watershed storefront, 410 East Main St., BV. Final project of Watershed residents, Chicago-based Jajah Wu and Kurt Preston. Artist reception at 5 p.m. to present the magical world of Lost Codex to the BV community through an art exhibit, activities booklet for kids and live music beginning at 6 p.m., The Garage. Terra Incognita is a one-of-a-kind exhibit of the remains of the Lost Codex, an imagined journal of field notes and drawings from visitors to the Arkansas River Valley in the 1890s.

Sunday Oct. 29 

WALDEN CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY FIRST CONCERT OF THE SEASON Oct. 29, 3 p.m., Salida SteamPlant. A 30-minute “Informance” begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15/adult are available at www.waldenchambermusic.org, the SteamPlant Theater box office, the Salida and BV chambers and at the door. Free students tickets at the door. Dale Kettering, 395-6408  or visit www.waldenchambermusic.org

Wednesday Nov. 1 

THE CLAIM JUMPERS THEATRICAL TROUPE CASTING CALL AND SCRIPT BRAINSTORMING SESSION Nov. 1, 7 p.m., Serendipity, 321 W. Main. Any and all are welcome!

FREE LEGAL CLINIC for parties who have no attorney; first Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m., Salida Regional Library, 405 E St., Salida.  Walk-ins welcome; first-come, first-served basis. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

“THE 39 STEPS” Nov. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m., McGinnis Middle School Gym. Based on Alfred Hitchcock’s spy thriller and adapted for the stage; combines the thrills of a murder mystery with the hilarity of a Monty Python comedy. $10/adult online; $12 at the door; $5/students online and $7 at the door. A limited number of VIP seats can be reserved for $20 each. Online tickets can be purchased at bvhsco.booktix.com.

ST. ROSE FALL FESTIVAL Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Quilt raffle, silent auction, crafts, baked goods and more. Free drawing for $100 City Market gift card. Chili/chicken noodle soup lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRIPPLE CREEK BUS TRIP Nov. 6. Bus leaves Salida Safeway at 9 a.m., stopping at Johnson Village VFW and on to Cripple Creek. Bus leaves Cripple Creek at 5 p.m. Ellen, 539-6495 or Helen, 966-5095.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

“FAMILY-TO-FAMILY” COURSE for family members, partners and caregivers of persons living with a serious mental illness. Classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from Oct. 10-Nov. 16, 6 to 8 p.m. To register or for more information contact NAMI Heart of the Rockies president Eunice Collette at 720-227-1826 or euncollette@gmail.com or contact John Klein at 719-207-4350 or johneklein@bresnan.net

CHESS CLUB Mondays, 3:45-4:45 p.m., BV library.

MON'S CONNECT, second Sundays, 1-2:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 19. 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.

ARK VALLEY WOMEN UNITED Third Thursdays 5 p.m., Lariat. Members will be present, and the public is invited for socializing and discussing various topics in a relaxed setting.

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.

CREATIVE DANCE, Wednesdays 10 & 11a.m., BV library. 395-8700 or www.buenavistalibrary.org.

MEDITATION Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. Adult program. 395-8700 or www.buenavistalibrary.org.

STORY TIME, Fridays, 10 & 11 a.m. BV library, 395-8700 or www.buenavistalibrary.org.

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

DART TOURNAMENTS Thursdays, 7 p.m., Green Parrot. 

PICKLEBALL OPPORTUNITIES Mondays, 8:30-10:30 a.m., all levels DPCA, $3; Sundays, 1-3:30 p.m., intermediate/advanced/competitive; and 3:30-6 p.m., beginner/novice/recreational, all at Avery-Parsons; $3. Arranged play can still occur at River Park when weather permits. 

CHAFFEE COUNTY QUILTS OF VALOR third Mondays at Sangre De Cristo Electric Company.  We start at 9:30 a.m. and sew until between 2-3 p.m. 

AQ PROJECT first Tuesdays, May-Oct., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Making quilts for those with Alzheimer’s and more. Anna Howard, 839-1464.

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 SAMSON SOCIETY GATHERING, Wednesdays, 7 p.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. FREE COMMUNITY MEAL fourth Friday, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church parish hall, 5:30 p.m. Parish office, 395-8424.

CLUBS

TUESDAY EVENING LADIES LITERARY SOCIETY (TELLS) Tuesdays at 7 p.m.  Weekly support, exploring spiritual journeys held in homes. Book discussion on “If The Church Were Christian” by Philip Gulley. Everyone welcome. Rebecca Poos, 395-2544.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACQUET CLUB Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8:30 a.m. and 8:30-10:a.m. Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m. Bob Martinez, 395-3166

BV BOYS & GIRLS CLUB AFTER SCHOOL HOURS Monday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. 395-7104 or 221-2095. Avery-Parsons Elementary. 

BV BOYS & GIRLS TEEN CLUB Mondays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. Avery-Parsons Elementary School.

HIGH ROCKY RIDERS OFF-ROAD CLUB fourth Thursdays, 7 p.m., Sangre de Cristo Electric Association. Jack Reinmuth, 836-4687.

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

ROTARY CLUB  Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m., Eddyline Restaurant, 926 S. Main St.  T.D. Davis, 966-2166.

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.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 68 Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Mountain Heights Baptist Church, 28390 CR 317. Ken Stolba, 395-2017.

CUB SCOUTS PACK 72 meets alternating Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m., at the American Legion, starting Jan. 12. 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.

MEN’S COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH RIC Wednesdays, 8 a.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.

GAME NIGHT fourth Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Creekside Gathering Place. Nancy, 395-6124.

MIDLAND HIKING CLUB Thursdays, leave at 8:30 a.m. June-September; leave at 10 a.m., October-May; at Midland Coffee Shop in South Main. Easy-to-moderate hikes. Ron, 303-456-9058.

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. Drop-ins welcome. Contact BV Rec for more details,3 95-1939.

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

SUPPORT GROUPS

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 New meeting in BV: Saturdays, 11 a.m. Call Mary Jane, 202-368-8238 or Susan, 303-521-9074. New meeting in Salida: Sundays, 11 a.m., HRRMC Mt. Shavano room.

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.  both at Congregational United Church of Christ. Patty, 395-2125; Wednesdays, Carol, 221-5018.

TOPS Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Weight-loss support. Annie, 395-2788.

COLLEGIATE  PEAKS PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS. Call 486-2500, leave a confidential message. 

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP first Mondays (with the exception of holidays), 4-5 p.m., Salida Community Center, 305 F St. Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Oncology Clinic will facilitate the free group for anyone affected by cancer. Diane Villalovas,  530-2427. 

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 organization helping women breast feed their babies.  Lorraine 207-5008 or Megan 539-9242. 

ALLIANCE AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE 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.)

NONPROFIT SERVICES

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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