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Entries accepted for PW parade
The Pueblo West annual Fourth of July Wet and Dry Parade is seeking parade participants and vendors for the parade.
The parade theme for 2013 is “It’s a Grand Old Flag,” and begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4.
Deadline for parade entry participants is June 27.
Cost to enter the parade is $10.
For more information, call Tina Siggins at 547-5018.
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.
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:
• Bookwoman’s Last Fling by John Dunning on June 20.
• 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.
Pueblo West book club meets
The Pueblo West Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. June 24 at the Pueblo West Library, 298 Joe Martinez Blvd., to discuss “The Forgotten Garden” by Kate Morton.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These rides and events are run by Sundance Cycles and CSU-P Outdoor Pursuits.
The event starts May 2 through Halloween.
Up to three bicycles will be prizes at the end of the Cruiser season for best participation.
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.
Red Mountain Youth Camp
Red Mountain Youth Camp in Beulah is hosting sessions, beginning in June.
Youth camp session are bible camps for ages 9 to 17.
Session 4, June 23-29.
Cost is $150 per camper.
Scholarships are available.
For more information, click on the website at www.redmountainyouthcamp.com.
Call 719-647-1499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Registrations now being accepted.
A complete listing of camps can be found at www.hikeandlearn.org.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Women’s League cookbook on sale
The Pueblo West Women’s League’s fundraiser cookbook, “Savor the Flavor of Pueblo West” has been reprinted due to sellouts of the first edition.
These cookbooks now can be purchased at the following businesses: Freedom Consignment and Antiques, Jalyn Styles, PostNet, Pueblo West Metro District and Tiffany’s Hair Salon.
The cookbook is also available by emailing PWWLcookbook@gmail.com.
The cookbook sells for $10.
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.
Westcliffe’s Jones Theater events
Shakespeare in the Sangres. This is presented in rotating play at the outdoor amphitheater behind the Jones Theater. Click on the website for more information: www.jonestheater.com.
• Two Gentlemen of Verona. A dramatic comedy by William Shakespeare.June 20 and June 27 at 6:30 p.m.; June 22 and June 29 at 6:30 p.m.; July 5 at 6:30 p.m. and July 7 at 2 p.m.
• Tartuffe. A classic comedy by Moliere. June 21 and 28 at 6:30 p.m.; June 23 and June 30 at 2 p.m.; July 4 at 6:30 p.m. and July 6 at 6:30 p.m.
• The Glass Menagerie. A romantic drama by Tennessee Williams. July 19-20 at 7:30 p.m.; July 21 at 2 p.m.; July 26-27 at 7:30 p.m. and July 28 at 2 p.m.
• The Secret Garden. Youth Theater Musical. Based on the book by Francis Hodgson Burnett. Aug. 15-17 at 7 p.m.; Aug. 18 at 2 p.m.
• New Rocky Mountain Voices. Award-winning one act and 10-minute plays. Sept. 6-7 at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, call 719-783-3004 or click on www.jonestheater.com.
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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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 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.
For more information and registration forms, contact the CSU Extension-Pueblo County office at 583-6566 or at http://pueblo.colostate.edu.
Christian martial arts classes set
Training in traditional martial arts, self defense, weapons and women’s sexual assault defense is offered at two location through Christian Martial Arts:
• Family Workshop Center, 3800 Parker Boulevard, Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m.
• Parkhill Christian Church, 1401 E. 7th St., Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Talk with an instructor for fees.
No one is turned away for financial situations.
Field trip Fridays at raptor center
The Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo’s Field Trip Friday program for School District 70 student in third through eighth grade returns at the center, 5200 Nature Center Road in Pueblo.
The full-day program includes nature study, science education, encounters with birds of prey, healthy outdoor play, homework and tutoring time, older students mentoring younger students, hiking and more.
For more information, contact the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo at 549-2414.
Pueblo West Al-Anon
A new Al-Anon family group has started in Pueblo West.
The group meets weekly from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday at Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 145 S. Abarr Drive.
For more information, contact Ken at 547-2221.
Raptor center seeks volunteers
The Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo’s volunteer docent program is looking for a few good people who are willing to give a little time each month to help others appreciate our natural world.
For more information, call John at 549-2414.
High school reunion planning
The Centennial High School class of 1983 is planning its 30th high school class reunion.
Anyone who has not yet been contacted may call Ellyn at 251-9808.
The dates are July 19-21.
Respite Care in Pueblo
Respite care is available for families of children with special health care needs, ages 3-21, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the YMCA of Pueblo, 3200 East Spaulding Avenue, on the following Tuesday Aug. 28.
Respite care provides time for a care giver to attend to their own personal care and social needs, while their child with special needs engages in fun activities in a safe environment.
For information, call 583-4366.
Meet and Greet Tuskegee Airmen
The Mel Harmon Chapter 128 of the Air Force Association in cooperation with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5812, Pueblo West is sponsoring a Meet and Greet Tuskegee Airman program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 20 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 127 E. Spaulding Ave., in Pueblo West.
Those in attendance will break for lunch then will experience one more hour for wrap-up.
The tuskegee airmen will be represented by Lowell Bell, president of the Hubert H. Hooks Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
For more information, contact Robert Stockman, quartermaster, at 214-7129 or Ruth Steele at 214-7109.
The public is invited, and there is no charge.
Cooking matters for adults classes
Cooking Matters for Adults, presented by Majestic Baptist Church, 494 E. Hemlock Dr., is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays July 11 to Aug. 22.
The class is free.
For more information, call 647-9200.