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This week’s Pueblo West briefs

Pancake breakfast

The Pueblo West Firefighters’ Association is holding its monthly

pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Fire Station 1 (corner of

Hahns Peak Avenue and Joe Martinez Boulevard).

Donation of $5 per plate.

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‘Musica’ auditions

“Bella Prima Musica, the community children’s choirs of Pueblo West and the region will be holding auditions for new singers the week of Aug. 19. There are two choirs, Bel Canto for boys and girls in grades 3 - 6, and Lyrica, a girl’s choir from grades 7 through 12.

For more information, click on the website at www.bellaprimamusica.org, or call Christine Reed at 547-7635 to set an audition time.

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Alternative health

There will be a networking brown bag lunch for alternative health and healing practitioners from noon to 1:30 p.m. July 24 at the Thatcher Building Conference Room, 503 N. Main St.

Bring a lunch and get connected with your colleagues and the movement to improve health and wellness in Pueblo.

For more information, call Torri Shafer at 719-778-1269.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pueblo West book club meets

The Pueblo West Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. 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 Henieretta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot will be discussed.

All interested adults are welcome.

Call 547-4247 for more information.

••• 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.

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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 mvialpando7@gmail.com.

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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.

Footprints Equestrian Center, a nonprofit organization in Penrose, is a therapeutic riding center that provides a safe environment for interactions between children, youth, adults, and horses.  

The goals of these interactions are healing, growth, and individual empowerment.

Click on the website for information: footprintsequestriancenter.org.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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German Club

The Pueblo German Club plays host to a meeting and program at 7 p.m. May 16, Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21 upstairs Banquet Room of Montgomery & Stewart, 1317 N. Main Street.

The meetings are free.

For more information, call 545-4365.

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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 www.PuebloHolisticFair.com.

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Bike from work happy hour

Bike from Work Happy House at Bingo Burger alongwith kick off Cruisin’ Pueblo casual Thursday night rides is from 6 to 9 p.m.  (every Thursday May 2 through Halloween) will start at Bingo Burger.

Group will start gathering at 6 p.m.

Earn extra points for Commuter Cup team by signing in at the Bike from Work Happy Hour.

•••Mountain Park summer camps

Mountain Park Environmental Center’s Fabulous 2013 Summer Camps are now listed on the park’s website. 

Camps range from kindergartener’s to ninth graders with day and overnight opportunities. 

Scholarships available.  

Registrations now being accepted. 

A complete listing of camps can be found at www.hikeandlearn.org.

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Second Al-Anon group starts

A second Al-Anon family group has started in Pueblo West.

The group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. every Sunday at SonRise Church, 421 E. Spaulding Ave, Room 115.

For more information, call 547-9589.

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Ladies Auxiliary Third Thursday

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5812 will be hosting third Thursday dinners from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the VFW, 127 E. Spaulding Ave., in Pueblo West.

The menus vary each month, as well as price.

The public is welcome.

All meals go toward projects supported by the Veterans of Foreign Wars for veterans.

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Men’s auxiliary

The newly formed Veterans of ForeignWars Men’s Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at the VFW, 127 E. Spaulding Ave.

Membership in the men’s auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars shall be limited to husbands, widowers, fathers, grandfathers, sons, grandsons, brothers, half-brothers who attaines that status prior to age 16 or persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

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Civil Air Patrol meets

The Civil Air Patrol — Pueblo Eagles Composite Squadron, meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Colorado National Guard Armory, 1215 Acero St., in Pueblo.

The meetings are for youth ages 12 to 18 and adults.

For more information, call Captain Shad Brown at 250-0887 or click on the website at www.puebloeagles.us.

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Retired RVers

Retired RVers who may be interested in an RV club are invited to attend a monthly luncheon meeting about the club by calling 547-7537.

From April through October, the RV club holds a monthly weekend camp-out and during the winter, a monthly luncheon.

For more information, call 547-7537.

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We R Singles meeting slated

Pueblo West residents ages 55 and older are invited to become part of the We R Singles group of Pueblo West.

The club meets for breakfast on Monday mornings, lunch every other Thursday and dinner the second Wednesday of the month.

The locations vary throughout restaurants in the area.

Travel is anyway you can get there, whether it’s by car, bike, walk or horseback.

For more information, call Linda at 647-2427.

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Learn how to speak English

Family Literacy Nights are Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Technology Lab at Liberty Point Elementary School.

All family members welcome.

Learn how to speak English is provided by the 21st Century Community Learning Center’s Grant.

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Toastmasters meeting slated

The Pueblo Toastmaster Club No. 795 meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:15 p.m. at the Security Service Federal Credit Union, 310 E. Abriendo Ave., in Pueblo.

Info: www.toast

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