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The Pueblo West Eagles No. 4471 has a benefit dinner for the Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Pueblo West Eagles, 348 S. McCulloch Blvd.
Cost for the benefit dinner is $28 per person; $50 per couple. Only 80 tickets are available.
Tickets include a prime rib dinner and live music of Tom Munch.
Building opens at 4 p.m. with social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Music will be from 8 p.m. to midnight.
For more information, call 821-1115.
The Knights of Columbus No. 12020 is hosting a barbecue ribs and fried chicken dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1132 W. Oro Grande Drive in Pueblo West.
The meal includes ribs or fried chicken, baked potato, veggie, rolls, dessert and beverage.
Cost is $7 in advance or $8 at the door.
Proceeds from the dinner will be used for community projects.
The Pueblo West Firefighters’ Association is holding its monthly pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Fire Station 1, on the corner of Hahns Peak Avenue and Joe Martinez Boulevard.
Donation of $5 per plate are appreciated.
Bella Prima Musica, the system of children’s choirs in Pueblo West, is sending four boys from Bel Canto to the Boy Choir Project.
The Boy Choir is hosted by Young Voices of Colorado, formerly the Littleton Children’s Chorale, Jenna Dickey, Artistic Director.
The boys are Maverick Belcher, Rhoanan Cardinal, Brevin Mizell, and Sumner Grey.
The project is designed for young men in fourth through sixth grade.
It is an all day workshop Friday, where boys can make music with other boys who love to sing, learn vocal techniques from a male director, and culminates in a concert to be presented at 5 p.m. at Young Voices’ new office/concert space at 99 Inverness Dr, in Englewood.
View BellaPrimaMusica.org to learn more about the local music education opportunities available.
Dance Network of Southern Colorado, a nonprofit organization, is sponsoring a beginner, intermediate and advanced hip hop workshop with well-known choreographer and dancer Gerard Heintz Oct. 27 at the Nights of Columbus Hall, 1200 Acero Ave., in Pueblo.
Students must be 9 years of age or at least have two years of dance experience.
Heintz has worked on many TV shows, including Americas Got Talent, Brittany Spears, The Black Eyed Peas, various movies and was able to tour with Ricky Martin as a dance captain in 2011.
He also has worked with Latin favorites Paulino Rubio and Romeo Santos as a choreographer and was recently in Poland as assistant choreographer for a bollywood film that will be released soon.
Heintz has and still is also choreographing for Saturday Night Live.
Classes are as follows:
Beginner hip hop from 10 to 11 a.m.
Intermediate hip hop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lunch on your own from 12:30 to 1 p.m.
Advanced hip hop from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Cost for one-hour class is $15; one hour class and a one and a half hour class is $27.50; two one-and a-half-hour classes, $35. All day prices are $45.
There is a charge for observers.
For more information, call 542-3900 or 564-3352.
A mandatory winter sports parent meeting will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Jerry Kersey Gymnasium at Pueblo West High School.
This is required for all athletes who plan on participating in a winter sport which include boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and girls swimming.
For more information, call 547-8050, ext. 3.
The Pueblo West Chamber of Commerce October quarterly luncheon is hosted by Powers Credit Union.
The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Cat’s Pour House, 147 S. Tiffany Dr., in Pueblo West.
Cost is $5 per person.
For more information, call 647-9086.
Irish Club of Pueblo
The Irish Club of Pueblo hosts a luncheon and program at 11:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month.
For more information, call 948-1388.
The Pueblo West VFW Post 5812 is hosting its first Harvest Dance at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the post at 127 E. Spaulding Ave.
Enjoy the great entertainment featuring The Atomic Fire Balls
Cost is $10 at the door.
The dance will run from 8 p.m. to midnight. •••
LinkedIn is a useful network for connecting with other professionals both in and out of your own industry. A Linked In: The HR Hangout will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 16 at the Pueblo West Library.
Learn what the value is and ways you can leverage this powerful tool to help your own business.
Registration is required as seating is limited.
Join the Colorado Small Business Development Center for the fourth annual Women’s Small Business Conference at Copper Mountain Resort from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.
The conference consists of educational seminars, one-on-one consulting, valuable networking opportunities and exciting keynote speakers.
Announcing this year is Roxane White, Chief of Staff to Governor Hickenlooper, as the luncheon keynote speaker.
As Chief of Staff to Governor Hickenlooper, White is in charge of the daily functions of the State of Colorado and oversees all Cabinet Members.
Registration is now open.
Visit our website www.coloradosbdc.org for more information, including updated agenda, speakers, vendor and attendee registration.
Calm the Chaos
The eighth Annual Conflict Resolution Conference “Calm the Chaos” at the Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.
Dr. Donna Hicks, Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and author of Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict will keynote this year’s conference.
Cost $25 for students; $35 for professionals and general public.
Registration is required.
Space is limited.
Vegetarian lunch option is available; you may select this option at registration.
Contact: Kelly Utermoehlen, Better Business Bureau, at 636-5076, ext. 114 or email email@example.com.
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.
A 10-year anniversary celebration for the Pueblo West Chamber of Commerce is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
The party will be an open house at the new location at 24 N. Research Drive, Unit A, in Pueblo West.
There will be a ribbon cutting, silent auction, free catered food, henna and much more.
All proceeds benefit the AWR Cat Tails Rescue.
Bring your kids and friends for a fun-filled time.
There will be a cat drive, so if possible please donate cat food (soft or dry), litter, laundry soap, bleach, etc.
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.
Walk to remember
Pregnancy & Infant Loss — Walk to Remember because they were real, they were wanted, and they are loved, an organized walk is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at 300 W. Abriendo Ave., in Pueblo, at the former Abriendo Inn.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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
pueblo.org/Volunteer.html">Plain">pueblo.org/Volunteer.html. Applications are due by Friday. Training classes will begin in late January.
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.
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.
Learn the basics of needle felting from the Pueblo Handweaver’s Guild.
All materials will be provided to make a beautiful fall acorn pendent.
The class is free and for adults but registration is required.
For more information, call 553-0220.
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.