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Briefly: Basic email classes slated

Basic email will be held at the Pueblo West Library on Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m.

Dr. Gerald Burgess, Ed.D. will teach this class.

Dr. Burgess has a wealth of experience in computers and instruction.

Preregistration is required.  Students may register at the public desk at the Pueblo West Library or by calling 562-5664.

Students may bring their own laptop computer if desired; otherwise, laptop computers will be provided for the class.

Basic internet

Basic internet will be held at the Pueblo West Library on Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m.

Dr. Gerald Burgess, Ed.D. will teach this class.

Preregistration is required.

Students may register at the public desk at the Pueblo West Library or by calling 562-5664.

Students may bring their own laptop computer if desired; otherwise, laptop computers will be provided for the class.

Introduction to Word 2010

An Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 will be held at the Pueblo West Library at 10 a.m. July 30.

Dr. Gerald Burgess, Ed.D. will teach this class.

Preregistration is required. 

Students may register at the public desk at the Pueblo West Library or by calling 562-5664. 

Students may bring their own laptop computer if desired; otherwise, laptop computers will be provided for the class.

Overdrive sessions

Did you receive an e-reader as a gift and want to learn how to download free e-books from the library? 

Come to the Pueblo West Library’s Overdrive session at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of the month.

Bring your device(s) and questions.

Spiritual guide class set July 16

The Pueblo West Library presents “How to Meet Your Spirit Guides” at 7 p.m. July 16.

Experience profound ways to achieve spiritual mastery in just five to 10 minutes a day.

Presented by local author and transformational healer, Tianna Galgano.

Didgeridoo sound session

Join Pueblo Light Connection July 14 at 2 p.m. when John Skrivan will offer a Didgeridoo sound attunement. 

Sound is your very own tool to activate, integrate and bring your system more alive. 

As a group, the Light Connection will play with sound and its origins in the body.

They will create sound pools, experiment with toning and explore body movement to access sounds.

This is an interactive play time.

Skrivan will bring instruments (didgeridoos, etc) and play them to create vibrational fields and attunements. He will show how instruments are extensions of the inner voice.

The event is from 2 to 4 p.m. with social time until 4:30 p.m. in the fourth floor Ryals Room of the Hoag Rawlings Library, 100 Abriendo Ave., in Pueblo.


For more information, click on the website at 

Vacation Bible School

Children ages 3 through entering sixth grade are invited to join us as we learn about God’s promises for us.

Join in the Adventures on Promise Island from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 17 to July 19 at Amazing Grace Fellowship, 142 S. Stardust Dr.

Enrollment is free.

For more information or to pre-register, call Marilyn at 251-2571 or email

Israeli dances for seniors

Pueblo and Pueblo West Seniors/Retirees will feature an Israeli dance presentation by Humberto Castro today.

The dance is part of the monthly potluck luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Pueblo west Memorial Recreational Center.

Plan a covered dish or dessert to share.

Bring your own table service, as well.

Coffee and tea will be provided.

For more information, 696-9447.

Liberty Action Group meeting

Liberty Action Group is playing host to Pitkin County resident David Justice as guest speaker at 6 p.m. today at the Pueblo West Library, 298 S. Joe Martinez Blvd.

Social time at 5:30 p.m. and meeting to follow at 6.

All interested are welcome to attend.

Justice’s presentation is “Fundamental Remedies of Law”, and he will discuss the remedies American people have when those who take the Constitutional oath of office willingly violate this oath.

This is especially relevant given the recent recalls of the two Colorado state senators, Angela Giron and John Morse.

For more information, click on the website at

Swedish weavers Monday meeting

Join the Pueblo West Swedish Weavers from 10 to noon Mondays at the Pueblo West Library. 

All Swedish Weavers welcome, as well as those interested in learning this wonderful type of needle work. 

For more information, call Cathy at 925-817-8297.

The Chair Affair

The Chair Affair, an event by the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, is a display of 20 chairs that have been decorated by local artists and distributed throughout Pueblo at various businesses.

Bids on the chairs are being taken by phone all month and the proceeds will go to benefit unfunded Hospice programs.

A full list of the chairs, their locations, and pictures are on the Hospice website at

The themed chairs vary from the black, elegantly decorated rocker by John Mendoza, to the adorable ‘Time-Out’Chair decorated by Shari Clark and on display at the Rawlings Public Library.

A final ‘Chair Reunion’ will take place at 3 p.m. July 12 at the Estate Store, 1873 Pueblo Blvd., where final bids will be taken and the winners of the chairs announced.

For more information, call the Hospice office at 542-0032.

Women’s Connection

The Pueblo Colorado Women’s Conection hosts a “Feel Good Naturally” luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at The LaRenaissance Restaurant, 217 E. Routt Ave.

The program features Dr. Donna Hinders of “Feel Good Naturally.”

Guest speaker is Rebecca Dunbar of “Smart Me.”

Cost is $14, inclusive. Complimentary child care with lunch is provided.

For more information, call Susan at 994-7468 or email Kris at

Youth pottery wheel class

Prairie Pine is offering a special three-day, two hours per day, wheel-throwing session for youth ages 7 to 14.

The class will be July 1, 2, and 3 for a total of six hours.

Space is limited.

For more information, call 404-3223 for details and to reserve a space.

Prairie Pine Pottery is located at 228 S. McCulloch Blvd., #120.

Therapy riding center in Penrose

Footprints Equestrian Center, a nonprofit organization in Penrose, is looking for volunteers for their growing center.

Volunteer openings for lessons, horse care, office and facility work.  

A meet and greet is planned for 10 a.m. June 8 for those interested to meet the horses and learn about therapeutic riding.

The center also is accepting applications for participants.

Click on the website for information:

For more information, call Linda at 719-784-7722 or 719-338-6846.

Gang unit speaks at crime watch

The Pueblo West Neighborhood Watch is playing host to a meeting at 7 p.m. July 16 at the Pueblo West Library.

The guest speaker will be from the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office gang unit.

Library seeks teen volunteers

The Pueblo West Library is accepting applications for teen volunteers to help throughout the summer.

If you are at least 13 years old and can volunteer regularly please pick up an application at the library or call Kathy at 562-5666.

Mystery book club meetings

The Pueblo West Mystery Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Pueblo West Library.

The following books are as follows:

• Two books, Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag and a book of your choice, on July 18.

• The Black Cat by Martha Grimes on Aug. 15.

For more information, call Judi at 225-3039.

Psychic Sundays through summer

Psychic Sundays begins on the first Sunday of each month through the summer.

Psychic Sundays offer massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, energy healing, shopping, aura photos and psychic readings from experienced providers.

Psychic readings are offered by several readers including Linda Weiner, an intuitive counselor and life coach with more than 25 years of experience assisting others to live their dream.

Participants also can receive an intuitive interpretation of an aura photo with Temara Speaks.

Admission is free.  

Visit Psychic Sundays at the Clarion Inn, 4001 N. Elizabeth Ave., in Pueblo.

For more information, click on the website at

Pueblo West book club meets

The Pueblo West Book Club will meet at the Pueblo West Library, 298 Joe Martinez Blvd.

The July book selection is “A Painted House” by John Grisham.

In August “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot will be discussed.

All interested adults are welcome.

Call 547-4247 for more information.

Youth art classes

Hawk’s Landing Studio in Pueblo West is offering art classes for youth ages 9 and up through the summer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays.

Cost is $12.

Explore famous artists, various art techniques and more.

No supplies needed.

A one hour weekday Peewee class is forming for youth ages 8-6.

Also all original art on sale at clearance prices.

For more information, call Darlene Sowles at 545-1316.

Kayak or stand up paddleboard

Kayak or stand up paddleboard the Riverwalk was just approved.

More details coming from HARP on joining the club, liability waivers and such. 

Paddling will be allowed when tour boats not running but usually daily sunrise to 10:30 a.m., Monday sunrise to sunset and Sunday nights 6:30 p.m. to sunset. 

The Edge plans to have rentals Monday at 6:30 p.m. ready and available at the launch area behind the old police building off Richmond Ave.  

Kayak or stand up paddleboard the Riverwalk starts May 19 with a free demonstration day provided by The Edge.

Rentals other days also available but might require people transporting to launch site.

Downtown social shuffle

Downtown Social Shuffle at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays meets near the Shamrock Brewing Co. and Restaurant on 3rd Street and Sante Fe Avenue in Pueblo.

Free 5km run or 2-mile walk with socializing.

Kids and dogs also welcome.

Started last summer and still going.

Cruisin Pueblo casual bike rides

Cruisin Pueblo casual bicycle rides at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays starts at Bingo Burger in Pueblo.

Fun and free for the whole family.

The third Thursday each month will have special “Team Challenge” for groups of two.

Participants will ride to the challenge at some local park or recreation area to discover fun stuff in Pueblo’s backyard.

Singles welcome, can pair up there or cheer on others.

Examples are a “Flag Snag” in City Park, Frisbee golf, boogie boarding the kayak park, Ropes Course at CSU-Pueblo.

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