Thursday, Aug. 26

WATER IN COLORADO: VIRTUAL PRESENTATION 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Water may become the most disputed natural resource of the 21st century. Population growth, climate change, urbanization and other factors have put increasing preassure on a finite resourse. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand our water history, the current challenges, and what the future holds for our use of this precious resource. Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86734118717?pwd=a2pVVzVJWUZkUlMzUXBkWEtURkxqUT09

Friday, Aug. 27

BUENA VISTA COMMUNITY MARKET 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. 107 S US24. Come stroll local handcrafted products, artists, bakers, BBQ, and farm fresh products.

Weekend, Aug. 28 - 29

FARMERS MARKET Sundays at McPhelemy Park 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. through the summer.

CHAFFEE ARTS OPEN AWARDS SHOW Aug. 21 - 29 Buena Vista Heritage Museum 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit www.chaffeearts.com for more information.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

MENOPAUSE: BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER Presented by Sarah Hudelson and Dr. Lydia Segal as part of the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Pelvic Health Team, this six-week course will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 31, and take place weekly thereafter from 4-6 p.m. Classes will be held in the group exercise room at the HRRMC Outpatient Pavillion. The course is free to the public and limited to 20 participants. Classes are subject to change based on current county COVID conditions as the start date approaches. For more informatio, and to register, please call 719-530-2040.

SPECIAL GARNA TRIVIA NIGHT TESTS LOCAL NATURAL HISTORY KNOWLEDGE Aug. 31 Soulcraft Brewing will host a special trivia night from 6 - 8 p.m. to help celebrate the 25th birthday of the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA). Arrive early to secure a table and grab food and drink from Soulcraft. For more information, contact Kelsey Kirkwood at programs@garna.org or visit garna.org/calendar/trivia

LOOKING FORWARD

FAMILY FUN IN THE PARK Optimist Pancakes in the Park Sept. 4 at McPhelemy Park 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. All you can eat. Payment by donation only. Proceeds benefit Buena Vista Youth Projects.

Kids’ Fishing Derby No Entry Fee. For all girls and boys under 15 years old. Registration 9 a.m., Derby information 9:45 a.m., Fishing Derby 10 a.m., Awards and Food 11:15 a.m. Free Optimist lunch for participants and their families. For more information call Don Caskey, Optimist 395-2432.

LEADING EDGE Strategic Planning Series Sept. 7 - Nov. 2 5:30 - 7 p.m. A 9-week online webinar series that helps move your business to the next level. The webinar will be presented on Zoom. Please register to receive the link to join.

CELEBRATE LIFE Buena Vista Pregnancy Center Sunday, Sept. 12 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Valley Fellowship Church. For more information contact the Buena Vista Pregnancy Center 719-395-6703 or download the registration form: www.BVPregnancyCenter.com/celebrate-life

The Great Colorado vs Texas Tomato War Sept. 18 This year, the event is being held at the Meadows as a fundraiser for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Register to participate at bit.ly/362Y1TK and receive 10 pounds of tomatoes and a commemorative t-shirt.

BVHS ALL-SCHOOL REUNION Sept. 18 11am-2pm at Buena Vista High School. Attention graduates of BVHS, there will be an All-School reunion for graduates from the 1930s through 1975, come and catch up with fellow classmates and others. A taco/fajita bar lunch will be served in the BVHS Commons along with tours of the new high school. Cost is $25/person. Reservations and payment needed by Sept 1st. Contact Lea Ann at 719-648-4748 labrookens@gmail.com

or Francie at 303-906-6595 fsinton81@gmail.com for details.

BUENA VISTA WOMEN’S CONNECTION Sept. 18 10 - 11:30 a.m. at Casa del Rio Clubhouse. Free babysitting. For more information contact Judy, 719-395-8230.

BV Strong Community Dinner Sept. 20 5:30-7 p.m. Come together in a nonpolitical, noncommercial, non-promotional event to share food and friendship as we celebrate and nurture a sense of community. Update: T-Shirts on sale now at souledouttshirts.printavo.com/merch/2021-bv-strong/ orders may be placed thru Sept. 9, 2021. Shirts may be picked up Friday, Sept. 17, 5:00-9:00 p.m. or Saturday, Sept. 18, 12:00-4:00 p.m. @ Eddyline Taproom (102 Linderman Ave.). Table reservations now open, table hosts can sign up at bvstrong.com there is no charge to host a table at BV Strong.

PIKES PEAK HISTORICAL SOCIETY CHAUTAUGUA features author Eric Swab Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. Noted historian from Colorado Springs, will be presenting his latest book, “The Granite Attraction - Stories of the Pikes Peak Highway and Summit” at Lake George Charter School.

OHV Color Tour Sept. 21-25 The Tour is hosted by the Buena Vist Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce and is setup as a self-guided event for Off-Highway Vehicles. See the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce website for more information.

THE GREAT FUTURES GALA - Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County Sept. 28 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Pavillion at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort. The Great Futures Gala replaces the Salida Club’s Casino Night and Buena Vista Club’s Boots and Bolos fundraisers of past years. This year’s Gala features a buffet dinner, an inspirational speech by Youth of the Year, Kuper Banghart, and a live auction emceed by Jim Wilson. Auction items include a trip to Mexico, a full-day fishing/float trip on the Arkansas, and a Cape Cod vacation. Space for the Great Futures Gala is limited. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at Evenbrite.com, search for “Great Futures Gala”.

ONGOING EVENTS

Buena Vista Library Reading to Rover Wednesdays through Aug. 25. Research shows that reading to dogs can boost reading skills in children while also developing social and emotional skills. That’s why at the BVPL, we have friendly dogs that will sit with people, one-on-one, while they read. Any reading level or age is welcome. Reading times are assigned 15-minute blocks. Sign up at the library.

Animal Crackers: A Salida Circus and BVPL Adventure every Wednesday through Dec. 15th, 10 - 11 a.m. Get ready to join the circus! The Salida Circus teaches stretches, games, and circus skills including juggling, tumbling, parent tot acrobatics, stilt walking, and so much more. Instructor Laura Hart, a trained early childhood educastor and a member of the Salida Circus, leads this exciting program to help kids build gross motor, fine motor, and social emotional skills. Age 2 - 5 years old. Younger siblings may attend with a caregiver.

Wiggles & Giggles every Thursday through Dec. 16th, 10 - 11 a.m. Unstructured, free play and socialization for littles and caregivers. Age 0 - 5 years old.

NAMI Chaffee County

NAMI Chaffee County is starting an in-person Family Support Group beginning July 22 and meeting every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Salida United Methodist Church - 228 E. Fourth St. www.namichaffee.org for more information and registration or email info@namichaffee.org

FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO 6 - 9:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 55, 338 N Railroad Street, Buena Vista.

THE RECREATION IN BALANCE TASKFORCE will meet the first Tuesday of the month from 3 - 4:30 p.m. The taskforce advises the Chaffee County Outdoor Recreation Management Plan and the Recreation Council. Meetings are held on Zoom and open to everyone. Contact info@envisionchaffeecounty.org to request access information.

COLLEGIATE PEAKS CHORALE Monday rehersals, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at ClearView Community Church in Buena Vista for the holiday performance “Together Again”. Featuring selections from Handel’s Messiah, a medley of songs from the film White Christmas, and several of our favorite sacred carols and pieces. No audition is required, all voices are welcome. Contact Director Brandon Chism, collegiatepeakschorale@gmail.com, 719-395-3120, for more information.

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