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ARC donations

Swallows Charter Academy will be hosting an ARC collections trailer starting Jan. 7 through Jan. 20.

Weekday drop off times are from 3 to 5 p.m., and weekend drop off times are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school parking lot at 278 S. McCulloch.

All donations can receive an ARC donation receipt.

Televisions, computers or mattresses are not accepted.


Ten days of prayer

The Pueblo First Seventh Day Adventist Church is having a series of “Ten Days of Prayer starting at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 though Jan. 17 at 3910 O’Neal Avenue, in Pueblo.

These prayers lead us to the heart of God, and will reveal to us His Plans for our lives and our service to Him.

For more information, call 564-6193.


Women’s league luncheon set

The Pueblo West Women’s League will host its monthly luncheon meeting on Jan. 14. at 11:15 a.m. at Gabby’s Diner and Catering. 

Lunch is $10 for members and guests. 

Guest will be Jack Johnson, manager, Pueblo West Metropolitan District.

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, please email or follow on Facebook.


Seniors Fun Fest

Pueblo and Pueblo West Seniors/Retirees will have as their program on Jan. 9, the annual White Elephant Bingo Party.

Bring a wrapped “Happy” prize.

The monthly potluck luncheon is 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 your own table service, as well.

Coffee and tea will be provided.

For more information, call 696-9447.


Huskies Paranormal

Huskies Paranormal, an paranormal investigation team, will be holding a public informal meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Pueblo West Public Library, Room B, located at 298 S Joe Martinez Blvd.

The Huskies Paranormal informal meeting is about an paranormal investigation team as they explain who they are, what they do, the evidence they have from past investigations, and the goals they wish to accomplish.

This is a free public meeting.

Refreshments will be provided.


Amateur Radio Club testing

The Pueblo West Amateur Radio Club will be holding a testing session for all levels of amateur radio at noon Jan. 18 at the Pueblo West Library.

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

Testing sessions are held throughout the year and members are always willing to help newcomers.


Choir auditions

Bella Prima Musica children’s choirs will be holding auditions for the spring semester starting the week of Jan. 13.

There are available slots for Bel Canto - for boys and girls in grades 3 through 6, and a limited amount of slots for Lyrica, for girls only, grades 7 through 12.

For more information call 547-7635 to schedule an audition time.

To find out more information about the choirs and philosophy, visit


Crime Watch meeting

Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting is at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Pueblo West Library.

Guest speaker will be volunteers from the ACOVA section of the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office.

Crime Watch T-shirts also will be on sale at $10 each.


Thursday Cruisers continue

The Thursday night cruiser rides officially ended in October with colder weather and shorter days. 

But at least two cyclists are still meeting to ride if anyone is interested. 

You are welcome to join Tim and Anthony who continue to meet at Bingo Buger at 6 p.m. and ride an hour or so.

They tend to swing by Bingo Burger around 6:30 p.m. to see if any others come to join a bit later. 

For more information, click on the website at


Youth performance

Celebrate the Christmas season with The Oasis Christian Church at 10 a.m. Dec. 22 with a special performance by the youth.

Free pictures with Santa will follow immediately at 12:30 p.m. at Cedar Ridge Elementary School.

For more information, call 647-0800 or click on the website at


Compassion food bank

The Compassion Food Bank is open every first Wednesday of every month from noon to 4 p.m. at the Pueblo west Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 5812, 127 E. Spaulding Ave.

This is available to anyone.

The VFW requests a $15 donation to help cover the cost of the truck, as well as fueld.

For more information, call 547-2770.

Photo contest

The Southern Colorado Photography Society and the InfoZone News Museum at the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library will accept entries for its co-sponsored 2014 Annual Photography Show on Jan. 11, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., fourth floor, InfoZone News Museum.

This show will be judged by Chris McLean, Pueblo Chieftain photographer.

Categories for this show are professional color, professional black and white, non-professional color, non-professional black and white and student (under 19 years of age).

A maximum entry per person is two.

Entry fees are $8 per entry for Southern Colorado Photography Society members; $9 per entry for non-members; and $5 per entry for students.

Maximum outside frame size is 22”x30” with gallery wraps acceptable.

All entries must be ready to hang with wire on the back.

For more information and entry forms, please email

To find out more about the Society, follow on Facebook at Southern Colorado Photography Society.


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


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


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.


Pueblo West book club meets

The Pueblo West Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. the last Monday of each month at the Pueblo West Library, 298 Joe Martinez Blvd.

All interested adults are welcome.

Call 547-4247 for more information.


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.


Swedish weavers meeting slated

Join the Pueblo West Swedish Weavers from 10 to noon Mondays at the Pueblo West Library. 

For more information, call Cathy at 925-817-8297.


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.


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.


VFW meeting change

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5812 of Pueblo West have changed their meeting day and time to the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the VFW hall located at 127 E. Spaulding Ave. in Pueblo West.

All qualified veterans are invited to join and take part in helping fellow vets and enriching our Pueblo West community.


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.


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.


Donations sought

Five months after the Black Forest Fire, families who have lost their homes face a new challenge, winter.

Black Forest Crosses for Losses is collecting winter items for the people who are living in camps on their land where they once had a home. 

Donations are needed to help these families who lost everything get thru the cold weather.  Donations are needed for cloths, coats, hats, gloves, boots, especially for men. 

Clayton Homes of Pueblo has offered taking in donations for Black Forest Crosses for Losses. 

Clayton Homes is at 3912 N. Freeway Road (Interstate 25 and U.S. Highway 50) next to UHaul, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Winter walk your dog

Zuke’s winter walk your dog hike 1 is at 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah.

Your dog will enjoy some delicious, healthy Zuke’s Dog Treats while we all enjoy a winter saunter in Colorado’s southern foothills.

Dogs must be leashed.

Details/registration at


Winter Break Day Camp

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

Sign up for MPEC’s Nature Day Camp and they will enjoy Pueblo Mountain Park through hikes, games, and other fun activities from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30 to Friday, Jan. 3.

Transportation from Pueblo provided.

For kids in third through fifth grades

Scholarships available.

Details/registration at


A winter afternoon hike

Maybe there will be snow on the ground, maybe there won’t.

Either way, people will be out along the trails, seeing what the land looks like in late January for a winter afternoon hike at 2 p.m. Jan. 25 in Beulah.

Details/registration at


Full moon snowshoe, dinner

How does an evening snowshoe under the nearly full moon, (or hike, depending on conditions), a delicious dinner and breakfast, and a comfy bed in a cozy west wing room at the warm and cozy Horseshoe Lodge sound?

The Mountain Park Environmental Center is offering a full moon snowshoe overnight getaway Jan. 11-12.

Details/registration at


Nature toddlers

Being outdoors with young children and babies during the cool days of winter is healthy for both parents and young ones.

Join us for this fun hour of learning, exploration and play at 2 p.m. Jan. 11 and at 10 a.m. Jan. 24.

Details/registration at


Kingdom training

Kingdom Training Center is offering training every Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Kingdom Dimensions and Expressions of the Tabernacle, 30, 60 and 100 Fold Revelational Truths at 5 Fold Training and Equipping Center, 2601 N. Elizabeth in Pueblo.

For more information, call 271-2792.


Horse 4-H program

The Pueblo West Twisters horse group are looking for new members for the upcoming 4-H year.

Kids ages 8-18 that would like to participate with a horse project are encouraged to join us.

The 4-H offers horse programs for halter, western, English, ranch and gymkhana.

There are various levels from beginner (walk-trot) to experienced riders.

The object is to learn and gain confidence.

For more information, contact Ammie Thomas at 225-9961 or


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.pueblo Briefhead

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