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Women’s league luncheon set

The Pueblo West Women’s League will host its monthly luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Arrive at 11:15 a.m. for sign-in; lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. at Gabby’s Diner and Catering.

Lunch is $10 for members and guests. 

Guest speaker will be Gretchen Holschuh, Pueblo Division of Colorado State Parks and Wildlife.

The women’s league is a nonprofit organization that uses the funds for needed causes in Pueblo West.

If you are interested in getting involved in the community and making new friends, come for lunch as a guest and get acquainted.

For more information, email PWWLinfo@gmail.com or follow on Facebook.

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X-15 Rocket Plane lecture

The Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraift Museum, Memorial Airport is hosting a lecture, video and book on “The X-15 Rocket Plane Flying the First Wings into space” at 2 p.m. Oct. 6.

With the Soviet Union’s launch of the first Sputnik satellite in 1957, the Cold War soared to new heights as Americans feared losing the race into space.

The X-15 Rocket Plane tells the enthralling yet little-known story of the Huypersonic X-15, the winged rocket ship that met this challenge and opened the way into human-controlled spaceflight.

For more information, call 948-9219.

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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.

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Community garage sale

The Peak Church, 694 E. Spaulding Ave., in Pueblo West, will be opening up its parking lot for a community garage sale, starting at 8 a.m. Oct. 5.

Bring your own table, chairs and stuff to sell.

There is no charge and all proceeds go to those who participate.

Space is limited; to reserve a spot, call 647-2248.

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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.”

If you would like an email reminder of this event, send your request to info@libertyactiongroup.com

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Party in pink

A Zumba Party in Pink will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at Snap Fitness in Pueblo West.

The Party in Pink is a fundriaser benefiting the Susan G. Koman Foundation.

Donation is $5.

Instructors from Pueblo area and guest instructors from Colorado Springs will be leading the event

There will be door prizes and Bounce House for the kids.

For more information, call 544-7627.

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Oktoberfest at Savior’s Lutheran Church

Members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 275 W. John Powell Blvd, Pueblo West, invite you to join them for an Oktoberfest at noon Oct. 6 for German food, including brats, German potato salad, sauerkraut, red cabbage and Black Forest cake, served by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. 

This event will be a fundraiser for the Wayside Cross Rescue Mission, which yearly prepares a Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner at the Depot for the community as well as serving two meals each day for the homeless people in our area. 

Lively music for the event will be provided by Reverand Lyle Stuehrenberg on guitar and Phyllis Filler on accordion. 

For more information, call 547-2841.

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Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting

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.

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Computer classes

The Pueblo West Library is playing host to the following computer classes every Tuesday in October:

• Basic computer skills at 10 a.m. Oct. 1

• Basic email at 10 a.m. Oct. 8

• Basic internet at 10 a.m. Oct. 15

• Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 at 10 a.m. Oct. 22

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‘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 kris@theoasiscc.com. 

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Homeschool in the Park

Homeschool in the Park is an experiential science program, designed for home school students, grades second through seventh from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah. The study will be of geology and raptors.

Register/details at www.hikeandlearn.org.

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Women’s nature journaling

Women’s nature journaling comes to the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5.

Park participants use the beautiful images in nature as journal prompts and explore how Nature can reveal to you insights that will nourish your life.

The class will be led by Helene Van Manen, and you’ll leave refreshed and renewed and inspired to create or renew your relationship with your journal.

Includes a delicious and healthy lunch.

Register/details at www.hikeandlearn.org.

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Autumn colors hike

Autumn color hike on the Northridge Trail Colorado is not New England, but autumn is still a colorful season in and around Pueblo Mountain Park.

The aspens up on the ridge should be turning their signature gold, and the soft reds and oranges of the oaks should be in full swing as well.

A guided hike will be at 10 a.m. Oct 5 at the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah.

Register/details at www.hikeandlearn.org.

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Colorado trail hike photos, 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.

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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.

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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.

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‘Just Animals’ open reception

Local artist Maureen Keenan-Mason will have an opening reception for “Just Animals” at 5 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library, Second Floor, Hispanic Resource Center.

The show will include paintings and ceramics.

Keenan-Mason has won awards for her work judged at various art shows, the Colorado State Fair, as well as wine harvest and county fairs.

Her work has also been displayed at antique stores, banks, libraries, galleries, restaurants and other businesses, as well as participated in a nationally traveling art exhibit. She is a member of the Pueblo Art Guild and former Board Chair of the Windsor Arts Council. Her work is currently on display at the Pueblo Art Guild, Cup & Bowl and Prairie Pine Pottery.

For more information, email MoreMoArt@gmail.com or find on Facebook at Moremoart.

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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

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Youth Wrestling

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.

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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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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:

• 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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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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Swedish weavers 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.

•ld 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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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.

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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

pueblo.org/Volunteer.html">Plain">pueblo.org/Volunteer.html. Applications are due by Friday. Training classes will begin in late January.

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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.

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