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Amateur Radio Club testing

The Pueblo West Amateur Radio Club will be holding a testing session for all levels of amateur radio at noon Saturday in the Pueblo West Library, 298 S. Joe Martinez Blvd., in Pueblo West.

Following the testing session, a regular business meeting will be at 2 p.m.

If you are interested in amateur radio, join the group. The club holds testing sessions throughout the year and members are willing to help newcomers.

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Financial Peace classes slated

Amazing Grace Fellowship, 142 S. Stardust Dr., in Pueblo West, will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) and will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 for 9 weeks.

The peace university is a biblically based curriculum that teaches people how to handle money God’s way.

Stop worrying about money, and start your journey to Financial Peace.

For more information, contact Isaac Salazar at www.issacasal@q.com or 547-1600.

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Weiner dog race

Greenhorn Valley Days presents a weiner dog race is at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Greenhorn Meadows Park in Colorado City.

Dress your pup for the costume contest held before the races.

There will be three age categories, and one race for half-en-weiners, or any dog that is half dachshund.

Cost is $10 to enter, and entries benefit Harley’s Greenhouse.

For more information, call 719-489-3882.

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Pancake breakfast

The Pueblo West Firefighters’ Association will be holding its monthly pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Fire Station 1 (corner of Hahns Peak and Joe Martinez).

Donations of $5 per plate are appreciated.

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Bible blitz

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.

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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:

• Fat Tuesday by Sandy Brown on Sept. 19

• Ghost at Work by Carolyn Hart on Oct. 17

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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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.

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Computer classes

The Pueblo West Library is playing host to computer classes every Tuesday morning in September.

The following is a list of classes:

• Basic Internet at 10 a.m. Sept. 17

• Intro to Microsoft Word 2010 at 10 a.m. Sept. 24.

Bring a laptop or use one of the library’s computers.

Stop by the library or call ahead to register at 562-5664.

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Super Saver Classes slated

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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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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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.  

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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