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Community garage sale 

A community garage sale at The Peak Church, 694 E. Spaulding Ave., starts at 8 a.m. Nov. 23.

Bring own table, chairs and stuff to sell.

There is no charge and all proceeds go to seller.

The Pueblo West Women’s League also will be involved, so stop by and see their goodies, too

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

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Merry Merchant Hunt businesses

Looking for that special prize? Looking for something to do this holiday season that includes community participation?

The Pueblo West Chamber Merry Merchant Hunt organizers are looking for businesses that want to participate.

If interested, contact Judy Leonard at 547-5002 or 242-5715 for details.

Without business participation, the hunt will be defunct.

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Pancake breakfast

The Pueblo West Firefighters’ Association is holding its monthly pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Fire Station No. 1 on the corner of Hahns Peak Avenue and Joe Martinez Boulevard.

Donation of $5 per plate are appreciated.

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Colorado Master Gardener course

Attention all gardeners: Are you looking for the latest information on soil, insects, weed management?

The most effective way of planting and pruning trees and shrubs or how to grow more productive vegetables?

Colorado State University Extensions Office-Pueblo is offering a day time Colorado master gardener training course Thursdays beginning Jan. 23 through March 27.

For application and details, contact 583-6566 or http://pueblo.colostate.edu.

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Free seminar ‘IRS notice’

A free seminar explaining IRS Notices will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 25 at 2105 W. Northern Ave., Suite B and C.

If you received an IRS Notice, bring it to the seminar with a copy of the Tax Return and find out what your options are to resolve the issue, even if you already called and talked to the IRS or set up a payment plan.

For more information, call 295-1040.

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Youth beading class scheduled

Prairie Pine Pottery will host a youth beginning beading class for ages 7 to 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23.

The class will be at the studio at 228 S. McCulloch Blvd, No. 120. 

Cost is $15 and includes all materials.

For more information, call 404-3223.

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Veterans honored

Pueblo and Pueblo West Seniors/Retirees will have as their program today; a short program by the American Legionairs of Post 207 in Pueblo West.

There will be a flag folding ceremony with explinations as they complete the ceremony.

A monthly potluck luncheon will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Pueblo West Memorial Recreational Center.

Plan a covered dish or dessert to share.

Bring own table service, as well.

Coffee and tea will be provided.

Reservations will be taken for the Christmas banquet.

Cost is $10 per person.

For more information, call 696-9447.

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4-H member registration

The Pueblo West Twister’s 4-H Club will have an open meeting for anyone ages 5 to 7 to sign up for the Cloverbud project and ages 8 to 18 to sign up for regular 4-H projects.

It will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West at the corner of Spaulding and Conquistador, 434 S. Conquistador.

Numerous projects are available with project leaders including cake decorating, crochet, decorate your duds, home environment, horses, knitting, leathercraft, photography, rocketry, sewing, shooting sports (archery, 22, air rifle, shotgun), small animals.

Others may be available depending on interest.

For more information, call 320-1684.

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Reflection ceremony

Sangre de Cristo Hospice is hosting its annual Reflection Celebration and Tree Lighting at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at Memorial Hall, 1 City Hall Place, in Pueblo.

As a special feature this year, musical entertainment will be provided by Aubree Bullock, a Nashville recording artist who grew up at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.

The free community event also will include name readings of loved ones, candle lighting, and refreshments.

Additional information about the event or hospice programs and services is available at www.socohospice.org or by phone at 542-0032.

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Weight and Wellness

Please join this support group in an in-depth look into three components of individual wellness and weight loss.

This Christian perspective will focus on peaceful harmony between the mind, the spirit and the body by overcoming every day battles.

It will continue at 6 p.m. for eight weeks at 1099 W. Mcculloch Blvd.

For more information, email myweightismyweapon@gmail.com.

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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.

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Straight talk on the future

Many are concerned with what is going to happen in their lifetime.

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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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.

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.

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. 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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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.

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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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.

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Thanksgiving Post Hike

Sticking with the Mountain Park Environmental Center’s late autumn tradition… Maybe you ate too much?

Maybe you don’t feel like shopping at the mall?

Maybe you feel like getting out of the city and seeing what Nature is up to as November just slipped into December?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then our annual Post-Thanksgiving Hike is for you.

The mountain park is hosting the hike at 2 p.m. Dec. 1.

Register/details at www.hikeandlearn.org.

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Homeschool

in the Park

An experiential science program, designed for home school students, second through seventh grades, Homeschool in the Park from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec 6 at the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah.

The December session is on shelter building.

Register/details at www.hikeandlearn.org.

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Open House,

Horseshoe Lodge

Before heading over to the Pavilion to celebrate the hunt for the Yule log, visit Mountain Park’s Environmental Center’s home at the Horseshoe Lodge…sip some hot apple cider, enjoy a winter treat, and find some unique holiday gifts at the mountain park’s Nature Shop from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Dec. 8.

Free, donations appreciated; no registration necessary.

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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 the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah at 10 a.m. Dec. 12. Dress to be outside.

Register/details at www.hikeandlearn.org.

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Holiday Cookie

Extravaganza

Overwhelmed with the amount of baking you need to get done this Holiday season?

Join Mountain Park Environmental Center’s Chefs, who will help and assist you, as you get your holiday treats finished in our commercial kitchen.

Let the baking begin,

Choose one or more time blocks: Saturday, Dec. 14 from 2 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon; noon to 3 p.m..

Register/details at www.hikeandlearn.org.

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Women’s Winter

Solstice Retreat

Take a pause in your busy season to celebrate yourself at this day long retreat led by Professional Life Coach Helene Van Manen for a Women’s Winter Solstice Retreat Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah.

The day includes time to experience the magic of the winter forest, yoga and gentle movement to inspire your commitment to your health in the new year.

Includes a delicious home-cooked lunch.

Register/details at www.hikeandlearn.org.

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December dog

walk guided hike

“Zuke’s” December Walk Your Dog Hike

One last time in 2013, a guided hike for you and your pup(s) for Zuke’s December Walk Your Dog Hike at the Mountain Park Environmental Center.

The brilliant colors of fall are gone, the landscape has taken on its winter wardrobe of more whites and grays, but it’s still a treat to get out there with your pooch and enjoy the land’s subtle beauty on this “walk your dog” hike at 1 p.m. Dec. 15 in Pueblo Mountain Park in Beulah.

Register/details at www.hikeandlearn.org.

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Winter Solstice

Drum Circle

Winter’s arrival and the shortest day of the year deserves to be acknowledged.

The Mountain Park Environmental Center will be doing just that, with drums, around the fire circle, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20.

Dress to be outside.

Free, donations appreciated.

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Winter Break

Day Camp

Would you like your child to stay active during the break?

Hikes, games, and other fun activities!

Transportation from Pueblo provided.

For kids in third through fifth grades from Dec. 30 to Jan. 3 with no program on Jan. 1 at the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah.

Scholarships available.

Register/details at www.hikeandlearn.org.

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Buzz with the B’s

Sangre de Cristo Hospice will be hosting its Annual Reflection Ceremony and Tree Lighting at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the newly remodeled Memorial Hall in Pueblo.

Bel Nor meeting

The Bel Nor Republican Women will hold a monthly meeting at 5:3 0 p.m. Nov. 21 at A. J.’s at Walking Stick Restaurant, 4301 Walking Stick Blvd.

The guest speaker will be Jack Rink, president of Pueblo Economic Development Council, who will talk about the Pueblo economy.

All Republican women are invited to attend.

For more information, call Mary Ann Glach at 561-1368.

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