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Ghost hunting 101 set Sunday
The Pueblo Light Connection is hosting a ghost hunting 101 and the Paranormal from 2 to 4 p.m. July 13 at the Hoag-Rawlings Library, 100 Abriendo Ave., in Pueblo.
Find out what goes bump in the night. Southern Colorado Paranormal Investigation will be hosting a presentation and discussion on Ghost Hunting and Paranormal Investigations. If you have ever felt a presence, seen a ghost or have watched TAPS, Ghost Adventurers or any of the paranormal shows on TV, this will interest you.
Southern Colorado Paranormal will go over the equipment used and the theory behind such equipment, along with what Ghost Hunters may be picking up on. Find out what Nobel Prize winners say about the paranormal based on their own scientific study in their field. You might be surprised. Do Ley Lines affect paranormal activity? How about running water, lava and crystal deposits? Please come to participle in this interesting topic.
This discussion will be conducted by certified paranormal investigator and lead investigator for Southern Colorado Paranormal Gary Fearn.
Mental/Dental 5K Run/Walk
West Mountain Dental, along with Barbara C. Murray, LCSW are hosting their Inaugural 5K called the Mental/Dental 5K Run/Walk, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 16.
All proceeds will go to Mental Health America of Colorado and Dentistry from the Heart, two nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping those in financial need gain access to these very necessary services.
The race will start and end at West Mountain Dental’s office at 141 S. Purcell Blvd, Suite 120, Pueblo West.
Registration and packet pick-up starts at 7:30 a.m.; race starts at 8:30 a.m.
To register, click on www.westmountaindental.com or visit West Mountain Dental on Purcell for a registration form.
The race costs $25 for adults and $15 for the kid’s 1K Fun Run.
Awards will be given to first place male and female runners and medals to all kids, just for participating.
Not a runner?
Volunteers are needed on race day.
For more information, call 547-8338.
The sixth annual fundraiser tea for the Paradise Memorial Garden is slated for Sept. 13 at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West.
Tickets are printed.
There will be limited seating, and it is not too early to reserve a seat.
Tickets cost $25.
For more information, call 547-3088 or 547-3669.
Tornado simulation training
The Pueblo Crisis Response Unit is presenting a tornado simulation at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at 2039 Alma Ave. in Pueblo.
The event will be a dinner experience with a viewing of a tornado scene and victims. After the scene, participants will get vital signs measured in the medical tent, visit music in the HOPE tent and learn about incident command.
Cost is $15.
For more information, call Kelly at 406-4639.
Two Al-Anon meetings in Pueblo West
There are now two Al-Anon Family Group Meetings in Pueblo West. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who join together for support and comfort. Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution.
One meeting is Wednesday night, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 145 South Abarr Drive. The other meeting is Sunday night, 7 to 8 p.m. at SonRise Methodist Church, 421 East Spaulding Avenue.
For information, call Ken at 547-2221.
Wet Mountain Sangha Retreat
The Wet Mountain Sangha will host Shine and Shadow, its first local multi-day meditation retreat, from July 9-12 at the Center for Inner Peace, 740 W. 15th St.
The Zen-based event in the Open Source tradition, will feature Andre Palmer, sensei. Retreat days will include sitting and walking meditation, vegetarian meals, sutra service, yoga, dharma talks, koan seminars and opportunities for personal conversations with Palmer.
The retreat is nonresidential and cost is $175. Home-hospitality accommodations are available for out-of-town participants and part time participation is possible.
For more information and to register, contact Diane Merner at 719-248-4285 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton Home of Pueblo, 3912 N. Freeway Road, is accepting donations for the Red Cross Victims of the recent tornadoes who have lost everything.
There will be a summer sizzler sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20 and June 21 with free activities and food.
Come and learn about the fastest growing game in the country at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at Lovell Park.
For more information, call 547-0768.
The Living Circle Therapeutic Center, 427 Colorado, is offering a low-cost massage clinic every Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sessions are only $15 for a 30-minute massage with hour bookings available.
Massage options include deep tissue, Swedish, facial, reflexology and sports.
Appointments are required.
To schedule an appointment, call 778-1269.
Neighborhood Crime website
The Pueblo West Neighborhood Crime Watch has a new website that details meeting information and upcoming events.
The website is at the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office page at www.sheriff.co.pueblo.co.us/, then click on the Neighborhood Watch.
Iron Ladies Golf League
The Iron Ladies 9 hole Golf League is looking for new members to join the 26-member league.
The purpose is recreation, socializing and assisting in the development of skills and knowledge of the golf game.
The league plays from April through October on Tuesday mornings.
For more information, call Molly, 372-6847 or Denise, 547-0424.
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 Lew at 547-0235.
“Meals on Wheels” help
The Senior Resource Development Agency is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in Pueblo.
Meals go out at approximately 10:45 a.m. and a typical route takes approximately one hour. Drivers must have their own vehicle, a valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance and also must pass a background check. Days of the week are flexible and mileage reimbursement is offered.
For more information call Karen at 553-3422.
Little League baseball in PW
Pueblo West Baseball Club has joined forces with Little League International and is proud to bring competitive youth baseball to Pueblo West this summer for Pueblo West youth residents only.
Pueblo West Little League will have two divisions of minor league (ages 7-11) and major league (ages 8-12), available to boys and girls.
This year’s season will run from April to the end of June.
Cost for each player will be $60. Full uniforms will be provided with a 12 game schedule.
Registration forms can be obtained online at pueblowestll.com.
A birth certificate and proof of residence (any utility bill will work) are also required for sign up.
The league is also looking for anyone interested coaching positions or becoming a member of the Little League board. Positions available include Secretary, Treasure, Player Agent, Coaching Coordinator, and Safety Officer.
For more information on registration or open positions contact, Mike Deulen, President for Pueblo West Little League at: 719-499-9095, or email@example.com.
Registration forms can also be submitted at this email.
Oasis Christian Church
Oasis Christian Church holds its worship service at 10 a.m. each Sunday. The church is located at 347 S. Del Norte Ave. in Pueblo West. For additional information call 719-647-0800 or log onto www.theoasiscc.com.
A new opportunity for young adults, age 18-24ish, to fellowship with others their age while doing various activities from a movie night to games.
Overflow-Teen Ministry, grades 6-12, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the church.
The church is located at 347 S. Del Norte Ave. in Pueblo West. For additional information on the church or its programs, call 719-647-0800 or log onto www.theoasiscc.com.
Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for three of our volunteer programs.
If your New Year’s Resolution was to get more involved in the Pueblo Community, to give back, or to make a real difference in the lives of others, volunteering may be just what you are looking for:
Courier Details and Requirements.
For more than 14 years, the Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Couriers have provided daily delivery service to the Sheriff’s Office and related criminal justice agencies.
Aside from the background and driving record checks, the applicants must have the ability to comfortably walk one mile.
Applications are available at the Sheriff’s Pueblo West Substation, 320 E. Joe Martinez Blvd., and Emergency Services Bureau, 320 10th St. B-1 (Judicial Building basement) in Pueblo.
For more information, call Sherri Herrera 583-6204 or John Parmenter 647-0547.
ACOVA Details and Requirements. Since 1991, ACOVA has been committed to ensuring the rights of victims.
They work to offer support to victims of crime by directing them to the appropriate resources and being there for Pueblo County citizens and guests in times of crisis.
Volunteers are required to participate in an extensive training program and are expected to be available as on-call support a minimum of two 24-hour periods each month.
For more information, call Jan Curtis 553-2490 or Jennifer Olmstead 553-2460.
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.
Compassion food bank
The Compassion Food Bank hours have changed.
The new hours will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Pueblo West Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 5812, 127 E. Spaulding Ave.
The Compassion Food Bank requests a $20 donation to help cover the cost of the truck, as well as fuel.
For more information, call 547-2770.
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.
Ladies Auxiliary meetings slated
The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5812 of Pueblo West will meet every first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 127 E Spaulding Ave.
Membership requirements can be picked at the VFW Post 5812 or you can call 719-547-2770 for more information. All family members of a qualified veteran are encouraged to join one of these auxiliaries to help ensure the continued support of the programs that help veterans receive the Aid and Benefits they are entitled to receive.
Men’s auxiliary meetings set
The newly formed Veterans of Foreign Wars 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 changes time
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.
to the VFW
The VFW Post 5812 now is offering Progressive Bingo on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
The doors will open at 10 a.m. and Bingo will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Bingo will be held in the back hall of the VFW Post 5812, 127 E. Spaulding Ave.
A limited lunch menu will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, call 547-2770.
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.
PW 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.
Third Thursday moves to Friday
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5812 will be moving the third Thursday dinner to the fourth Friday, beginning April 25. The dinners are 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Civil Air Patrol meetings set
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
The HORSESHOE LODGE at Mountain Park Environmental Center Experience the quiet peace of Nature in the newly renovated lodge that offers beautiful and comfortable accommodations for a wonderful night’s sleep.
You can easily book a room on-line by going to www.hikeandlearn.org and click Book one of our Rooms.
Also available for Group Retreats.
For group rates, information, or to schedule a group rental, call 719-485-4444 or email email@example.com.
Food preservation series scheduled
Learn how to preserve food at home safely while retaining high quality with CSU-Extension’s “Preserving the Harvest” class series at the university.
Upcoming classes are as follows:
• Water-bath canning. 6 to 8 p.m. July 14. Cost is $5.
• Two-part hands on workshop-pressure canning and water bath canning. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19. Cost is $20.
Water bath hands on workshop. 1 to 5 p.m. July 23. Cost is $10.
Classes will teach attendees how to safely preserve foods through a step-by-step process.
Pre-registration is required one week prior to class date.
For more information, call 583-6566.
Easy eating with diabetes
Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes?
Are you having trouble managing your diabetic diet?
Are you preparing food for someone with diabetes?
Colorado State University Extension’s four-class series will help you learn simple changes you can make to improve your diet.
Easy Eating with Diabetes will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. July 10, 17, 24 and 31.
The cost to participants is $20 (Discount for couples, $30 per couple) for all four classes.
The four-week series covers topics about how diabetes affects your health, how to make healthy food choices, and tasting new recipes. This series will help you to assess your dinner plate for potential diabetic disaster.
Registration is required. Space is limited. To register, mail or bring payment (cash or check payable to Extension Program Fund) to CSU Extension at 701 Court Street, Suite C, Pueblo, CO 81003. Contact CSU Extension at 583-6566 for more information.
Youth Naturally Camp slated
A variety of activities and lots of fun are scheduled during Pueblo Youth Naturally Summer Day Camp. This opportunity is offered to Pueblo youth entering sixth through ninth grades.
Activities such as a GPS treasure hunt and rock climbing in Pueblo Mountain Park, shoot the rapids in a kayak and ride the Arkansas River Trail in Adventures on the Arkansas and climb the dunes at the Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Three sessions are planned.
Sessions will take place Tuesday-Thursday.
Pre-registration with payment is required and space is limited.
The fee is $25.
Registration forms are available at the Colorado State University Extension – Pueblo County office, 701 Court Street, Second Floor or visit our website at http://pueblo.colostate.edu/pyn/pyn.shtml or call 583-6566.
July Nature Toddlers
The best way to get children to appreciate the natural world is to have fun out in it.
At Nature Toddlers, enjoy being outside to play games, learn songs and explore what is happening on the forest floor.
Join the Mountain Park Environmental Center for this fun time of learning, exploration and play at 10 a.m. July 12 and again July 18.
Full moon music hike set July 12
Have you ever noticed that time seems to be slipping by, faster and faster?
Well, don’t let summer slip by without getting out on a Mountain Park Environmental Center Full Moon Hike in Beulah at 6:30 p.m. July 12.
Be out among the pines as July’s “Thunder” Moon rises over the ridge that separates the Beulah Valley from the eastern plains – a magical experience.
Summer Evening Yoga Hike
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