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Afternoon tea party slated

Angels are the theme and the tickets are printed.

The Gardenin’ Angels are busy preparing Paradise Memorial Garden for the annual fundraiser tea. 

The four-course tea will be Sept. 7 at the Ecumenical Church, 434 W. Conquistador Ave., in Pueblo West.

The event begins in the garden, where guests will enjoy the fruit and cheese buffet, hear harpist, Karen Anderson, enjoy a garden tour and visit with guest artists painting while you watch. 

The four-course formal tea will be inside in the Fellowship Hall. 

Beth Gladney of Sister’s Courtyard will be the speaker. 

Other features are prizes, gifts, and a boutique to shop in. 

The cost of the afternoon of tea and entertainment is $25. 

Tickets are available at Ecumenical Church or Sisters’ Courtyard in Pueblo.  For more information, call 547-3669 or 547-3088 or click on the website at www.paradisememorialgarden.webs.com.

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Model Airplane

Club honors Vets

Sky Corral Radio Control Club of Pueblo is hosting the 13th annual “War birds Over Pueblo” Model Air Show on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at Sky Corral’s Colonel Brad Dolliver Field in Pueblo West.

The show features radio control model aircraft, which are reproductions of actual planes flown in WWI, WWII, Korea , Vietnam and the Gulf War.

The planes range in size from 18 inches to 10 feet in wingspan and weigh from several ounces to more than 40 pounds.

This show will feature several jets powered by real turbine engines capable of reaching speeds of 200 mph.

The public is invited free of charge.

Flying begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 4 p.m. on Aug. 31 and 3 p.m. on Sept. 1.

There will be a special ceremony at noon Aug. 31 during which several local veterans will receive plaques honoring their service for the country.

A formation flyover by pilots from Doss Aviation is also scheduled for noon on Saturday.

They will honor the vets with the “missing man formation.”

For more information and directions to the field, contact Larry Osborn at 544-7824 during business hours, Duane Pisciotta at 566-9624 or click on the the website at www.skycorralrcclub.com.

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Super Saver Class

Extreme couponing way too extreme? 

Don’t have tons of hours during the week to be cutting out coupons and searching the internet? 

The solution is here. 

Come to a Super Saver Class and learn tips and tricks on saving family money and time. 

No extreme couponing or extra newspapers required. 

Come and learn how to never pay full price again for groceries including generics. 

The Super Saver Class is at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at The Peak Church on 694 E. Spaulding Ave., in Pueblo West.  For more information, call Teresa at 220-0375.

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Liberty Action

Group meeting

Liberty Action Group welcomes all those interested to a special event at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Pueblo West Library.

Social time will be at 6 p.m. with guest presentation at 6:30 p.m.

The group is playing host to John McManus, president of the John Birch Society.

McManus earned his bachelor’s degree in physics, then served in the Marines for three years.

He then entered the field of electronics engineering and was recognized by the United States Air Force for his design of a component used in fighter aircraft. Joining the JBS in 1966 and after serving as Public Relations Director for several years, he was appointed President of the John Birch Society in 1991.

McManus’s topic will be “The United Nations: How the United States Got Into It and How We Get Out.”

For more information, click on the website at www.libertyactiongroup.com.

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Painting classes

Prairie Pine Pottery Studio offers bi-weekly acrylic/oil painting classes with artist Tony Pachak, $75 for 5 lessons. 

The next class session is from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

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

For more information, Prairie Pine can be reached at 404-3223, prairiepinepottery@gmail.com or visit the website at www.prairiepinepottery.com.

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Women, wine

and wheels

Prairie Pine Pottery will host an event from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 27 for ladies 21 and older for a night that will include wine and hors d’oeuvres along with instructed introduction to clay-hand building and wheel throwing. 

No experience necessary. 

Each participant will complete their own pottery piece.

Cost is $48 per participant. 

Space is limited, reservations are a must.

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

For more information, call 404-3223 or email prairiepinepottery@gmail.com. 

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First Friday

Art Walk

The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk features a new art supply store, a Pueblo chili chalk art contest, metal and copper creations, as well as live Street Beat performances, 5 to 8 p.m., Sept. 6.

The free VanGO Art Shuttle buses will travel around the bend of the Creative Corridor loop with step-on, step-off service at 15 favorite locations.

Pueblo’s First Friday Art Walk continues to provide visitors more than paintings, photography, fiber arts, sculpture, glass and pottery.

Many galleries and shops have special demonstrations of “live art activities.”

As with all Art Walks, there will be newly hung shows, refreshments and live music and entertainment.

All activities associated with Pueblo’s First Friday Art Walk are free.

On First Friday Art Walk, visitors can create their own free walking tour of a variety of locations by starting at one gallery, picking up a Creative Corridor Explorer’s Guide, and traveling on to another destination after mingling with the artists.

The Guide is available in all galleries and participating businesses and includes a plan of activities and a map.

More information can be found by visiting www.PuebloPAG.org or follow on www.facebook.com/PuebloPAG. For information on the Pueblo Creative Corridor, call 855-543-2430 or find at www.facebook.com/PuebloCreativeCorridor.

The VanGO Route Map can also be found at www.PuebloPAG.org.

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Brown bag

luncheon

The Good Life Directory is hosting a brown bag luncheon for professionals in the alternative health and wellness fields from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Thatcher Building Conference Room, 503 Main St., in Pueblo.

Bring your lunch and join the discussion on how to enhance the climate for alternative health and wellness in Pueblo and the surrounding areas and increase the visibility of your business. Network with other professionals and freshen your inspiration for your career.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call Torri Shafer at 778-1269.

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Alpha Courses

If you are seeking a place to ask honest questions about the Christian faith in a relaxed and friendly environment, SonRise Church is hosting the Alpha Course starting from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Sept. 11.

Alpha is a practical introduction to Christian faith that includes a meal, a talk and time of discussion.

The meeting time will be for 10 weeks from 6 to 8:15 p.m.

There is no cost.

Child care will be provided.

For more details, check out SonRise website at www.sonrisepueblo.org or call Dave York at 569-0737.

The Alpha website is www.alpha.org.

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Compassion

food bank

The VFW post 5812 , 127 E Spaulding Ave., will be hosting the Compassion Food Bank monthly in the back Hall of the Post.

The first session for the Food Bank will be from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 21.

Starting in September, the Food Bank will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 4 p.m.

For a minimal charge of $15, you will receive a box of groceries to include bread, dairy products, vegetables, fruit, and meat products.

This charge is to cover fees for transporting the food to the Post 5812.

Compassion Food Bank has been in operation since 2004, where volunteers daily pick up food products from distributors throughout the state.

From Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Alamosa, San Luis, Romeo, and Monte Vista.

‘They distribute food to assist children, seniors and families that are less fortunate, with better food than they can afford, most is organic, it includes, vegetables, to dairy to meat products.

For more information, contact the VFW Post at 547-277- or Vic Ocana Executive Director Compassion Food Bank 719-423-9138 or 303-681-6803.

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Poker run

The VFW Warriors from District 2 are playing host to a Poker Run at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7.

Cost is $15 for riders; $5 for passenger or an extra hand.

Registration is at 9:30 a.m.; first bike out is at 11 a.m. and last bike out will be at noon.

Best hand/Worst Hand play; best 5 out of 6 cards; 50/50 and drawing lots of door prizes.

For those arriving early, the post will be serving biscuits and gravy. Burgers and brats will be served after the poker run.

Proceeds to benefit the Veterans of Foreign Wars, past and present.

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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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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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Zuke’s walk your dog hike

The monthly popular Mountain Park Environmental Center’s walk your dog program is at 9 a.m. Aug. 18.

Zuke’s August walk your dog hike offers guided hikes for folks and their dogs.

Your dog friends will also be treated with healthy snacks provided by Zuke’s Dog Treats.

Dogs must be leashed.

Register/details at www.hikeandlearn.org

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Full moon music hike

A full moon music hike, a perfect way to spend a summer Sunday evening, sauntering under August’s “Green Corn” Moon, and celebrated with the Mountain Park Environmental Center at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in Beulah.

Register/details at www.hikeandlearn.org

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School supplies and backpacks

A back-to-school blast is set from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 3 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 275 W. John Powell Blvd.

There will be various activities, such as bean bag toss, fish pond and ring tos.

The first 100 children to participate will receive prizes of free school supplies, such as backpacks, crayons and tablets.  Free refreshments will be offered. 

In September, a new Sunday school year begins. 

For more information, contact Phyllis at 547-2841 or Adella at 547-8504.

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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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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.  

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.

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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:

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

For more information, call Judi at 225-3039.

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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.

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.

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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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German Club

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

All interested parties are welcome to attend.

The Toastmasters Club offers an educational program to enhance your public speaking and communications skills.

Info: www.toast

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Women’s League cookbook 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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ACOVA 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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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.

• The Glass Menagerie. A romantic drama by Tennessee Williams. 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.

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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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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.

Info: 583-6566.

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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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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.

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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.Briefhead

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