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Local cupcake challenge
Sangre de Cristo Hospice Center will be hosting its annual Reflection Ceremony and Tree Lighting on Nov. 23 at the newly remodeled Memorial Hall in Pueblo.
As a special treat this year, for the reception, the winner of the Cupcake Challenge will be providing the dessert.
Only local licensed bakeries or restaurants may participate.
Judging will take place at the Pueblo Mall on Oct. 19.
Call 553-1930 for complete rules.
The Pueblo West Seniors/Retirees welcome a warm October will a monthly potluck luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Pueblo West Memorial Recreation Center.
Plan a covered dish or dessert to share.
Bring own table service, as well.
Coffee and tea will be provided.
For more information, call 696-9447.
Amateur Radio Club testing
The Pueblo West Amateur Radio Club will be holding a testing session for all levels of amateur radio at noon Oct. 12 in the Pueblo West Library.
The monthly meeting will follow the testing at 2 p.m., also at the Pueblo West Library.
Fifth Tuesday computer Q & A
Bring a computer or computer questions to a question and answer class at 10 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Pueblo West Library.
This will be a question and answer class that will give you the opportunity to pick the brain of our volunteer computer guru.
Learn from direct answers to your questions and from the questions posed by others.
Call, click on the website or stop by to register.
Human + Nature Connection
The harvest of the modern age is a surplus of problems from individual ones such as depression, poor health, and isolation, to global ones such as climate change, over-consumption and unsupportable population growth.
The only commonality between them is that they appear to be unsolvable.
However, there is another link that may point to the solution – the fact that they are interdependent to each other.
The Human + Nature Connection presents the film “Awakening the Dreamer Changing The Dream,” from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Rawlings Library Bret Kelly room.
This film was developed by the Pachamama Alliance, a partnership between Achuar people, indigenous to the Amazon Rainforest, and western activists in hopes of bringing forth “an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence” on earth.
The film is the basis for a symposium that has been shown in over 60 countries in 13 different languages.
It examines the current health of the planet and the people that inhabit it and offers hope for a reawakened kinship between the two.
The Human + Nature Connection works heighten awareness of the impact of our daily choices as well as to discover ways to enhance individual and planetary health.
For more information, click on the website at www.corenaturalwellness.com or call Dr. Donna Hinders at 583-8258.
Liberty Action Group meets
Liberty Action Group announces, back by popular demand, Gunnison Constitutional activist David Justice, who will speak at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Pueblo West Library.
Social time begins at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6 p.m.
All are welcome.
From David’s website: “He loves this country, and to say he is very concerned by the direction this government is traveling is an understatement. David has demonstrated his willingness to courageously stand and speak, where others fall away, and continues to make sacrifices to insure the future of freedom for his sons and grandchildren, his community, and the American People.”
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Neighborhood Crime Watch
Pueblo West Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Pueblo West Library.
The Neighborhood Crime Watch will host the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit as they were unable to attend out last meeting.
The Pueblo West Library is playing host to the following computer classes every Tuesday in October:
• Basic internet at 10 a.m. Oct. 15
• Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 at 10 a.m. Oct. 22
‘Clean’ courses slated at Oasis
“Clean,” a no-nonsense sexual integrity study for every husband, father, brother, or son, is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Oct. 8, for 13 weeks at the Pueblo West Library.
Study materials will be by Dr. Doug Weiss.
The 13-week meetings led by Jim Tanner from The Oasis Christian Church.
This men’s support group will use the “Clean” book and workbook. Both may be purchased on the first night or by contacting The Oasis.
For more information, contact The Oasis Christian Church at 647-0800 or email email@example.com.
Colorado trail hike, music
Ranger Dave’s Colorado Trail Hike in Photos and Music (at History Museum in Old Colorado City) will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 11.
The folks at the Old Colorado City History Center have invited Ranger Dave to present his popular musical presentation on his backpack of the 485-mile Colorado Trail, so Dave Van Manen will be sharing his trail adventures and photos accompanied by live acoustic music.
The History Museum is at 24th Street and Pikes Peak Avenue in west Colorado Springs.
Free, donations appreciated.
Nature for toddlers
Bring your little ones for a magical nature experience full of music, exploration, and fun for nature for toddlers at 10 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah.
Dress to be outside.
Register/details at www.hikeandlearn.org.
October dog walk hike
Zuke’s October Walk Your Dog Hike will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah.
Enjoy a guided hike with your pooch, with the added bonus of healthy treats for your dog provided by Zuke’s Dog Treats!
This hike is for all you dog lovers out there.
Dogs must be leashed.
Register/details at www.hikeandlearn.org.
Straight talk on the future
Many are concerned with what is going to happen in their lifetime.
Beginning last Wednesday, The Peak will host a series on the last book of the Bible, Revelation, taught by Pastor Craig Chambers each week from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The purpose of the book is to encourage those who trust in God by showing how the future will unfold.
As always, this will be free to everyone, including the materials and child care.
The Peak is located at 694 E. Spaulding Avenue (the south frontage road between McCulloch and Purcell boulevards).
For more information, call 647-2248 or click on the website at www.thepeakchurch.net
Pueblo West Wrestling Club will be starting their season in October. The youth program is open to ages 4-15 (no high-schoolers). Practices will be held at Pueblo West High School, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Registration forms, team schedule and other information can be found at the club’s website: www.westwrestling.com.
For more information, call Justin at 248-7983.
SonRise Church is collecting new or gently used Bibles for our sister congregation in Kabala, Sierra Leone, West Africa.
The goal is to ship 150 Bibles to new Christians in Kabala.
If you have Bibles that you don’t use anymore, help spread God’s word.
English is a primary language for the people of Sierra Leone.
You can bring the Bibles by the church at 421 E. Spaulding from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday or Sunday morning until noon.
The last day for the Bible Blitz is Oct. 10.
For more information, call 545-0557.
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:
• Ghost at Work by Carolyn Hart on Oct. 17
For more information, call Judi at 225-3039.
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.
All interested adults are welcome.
Call 547-4247 for more information.
The Pueblo German Club plays host to a meeting and program at 7 p.m. 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.
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.
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.
All interested parties are welcome to attend.
The Toastmasters Club offers an educational program to enhance your public speaking and communications skills.
Swedish weavers meeting slated
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.
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.
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.
Click on the website for information: footprintsequestriancenter.org.
For more information, call Linda at 719-784-7722 or 719-338-6846.
Teen Iron Chef
How good are your culinary skills? Compete to make the most delicious dessert and win a prize.
A Teen Iron Chef is set for 6 p.m. today at the Pueblo West Library
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.
New VFW men’s auxiliary slated
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.
Al-Anon family 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.
ACOVA seeking volunteers
ACOVA (A Community Organization for Victim Assistance) is accepting applications for volunteer victim advocates. ACOVA is the victim assistance unit of the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office and works with the Pueblo Police Department as well as emergency first responders to provide assistance to victims of crime and circumstance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Advocates assist victims and their families, friends and witnesses following a crime or circumstance with on scene crisis intervention, provide information on the criminal justice process, community resources and offer emotional support.
For more information on how to volunteer with please contact Jan at 553-2460, Ruth at 553-2490 or go to www.acova
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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.
Retired RVers monthly meeting
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.
Pueblo Youth Naturally
Pueblo Youth naturally offers activities for sixth-seventh and eighth-grade students in Pueblo County.
Most Pueblo Youth Naturally activities are held on Saturdays.
The $15 fee covers all school year activities.
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.
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.
Stay at Beulah’s Horseshoe Lodge
The Horseshoe Lodge at Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah might be a perfect place for a winter weekend getaway.
A short drive from Pueblo, the Horseshoe Lodge is an ideal place to experience the quiet and tranquility of nature.
And the newly renovated lodge offers beautiful and comfortable accommodations for a night’s sleep.
People interested in spending some time in the great outdoors just a short jaunt up the road can book a room online by clicking on the website at www.hikeandlearn.org.
Polka Club dances set
The Southern Colorado Family Polka Club has live band dances the first and third Sunday of each month from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Pueblo Elks Club ballroom, 426 N. Santa Fe Ave.
Bands provide a variety of music and dances.
Participants are asked to use the Fifth Street entrance.
The public is welcome.
Costs is $5 members and $7 for non-members.
The annual Pueblo West High School Softball Dinner will be in the cafeteria before the Homecoming game from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Dinner will be a tostada dinner with drinks.
Cost is $5.
Silent auction will be held.
Make a Little Music slated
Make a Little Music will be at 3 p.m. at the Pueblo West Library.
Pueblo West Book Club
The Pueblo West Book Club features “Mirs Lincoln’s Dressmaker” by Jennifer Chiaverini at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Pueblo West Library.
A needle felting-pendant making class will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Pueblo West Library.
Celebrating the Feminine Spirit
Celebrating regional women artists from the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s permanent collection through Nov. 11 at the Pueblo West Library, Vectra ARt Gallery.