Briefs: Sept. 20

Proteus 7 kicks off concert season

The Craig Concert Association kicks off its 2006-07 season Tuesday with a performance by Proteus 7, a brass quintet along with a woodwind player and percussionist.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

Members of the group include Anthony DiLorenzo and Geoffrey Hardcastle on trumpet and flugelhorn, Paul McCandless on woodwinds, Hans Bohn and Scott Hartman on trombone, Matthew Gaunt on tuba and Feza Zeifel on percussion.

All of the performers perform on Broadway as well as record for television and motion picture projects. They are recording artists for Dorian Records.

Proteus 7's music ranges from Bach to Bacharach and Bernstein to Mancini and approaches chamber music with a unique style. The group combines the work of Baroque masters with contemporary classical and jazz music.

For more information on the concert or the series, call 824-6654.

Home School group hosts kick-off dinner

The Northwest Colorado Home School Association hosts a fall kick-off potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Anyone who is currently home schooling or interested in finding out more about home schooling is invited to attend.

Take one main dish and either a dessert or a side dish. Place settings and drinks provided.

First Congregational offers support group

Bob Woods, pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ, is offering a divorce and separation support group starting Thursday.

The support group will be held at 6 p.m. at the church, 630 Green St.

Woods said he understands divorce is a lengthy process with many struggles, including financial and emotional. He said the group will be lead in a context where participants can find emotional support and spiritual healing.

For more information on the support group, call the church at 824-6836.

Grubb named to

Who's Who teacher list

Who's Who Among America's Teachers has honored Nicole McFarland Grubb, a 1987 graduate of Moffat County High School, by including her in its 10th edition.

Teachers are nominated for this recognition by one or more of their current or former students or because they are held in the highest regard by their communities and peers. Grubb has been teaching third grade for seven years at Highline Community Elementary School in Aurora.

She is married to Doug Grubb and has three children, Kayle, Dane and Olivia.

She is the daughter of Valarie McFarland of Craig and the late Valden McFarland.

Colorado Girl Scout councils merge

The five Girl Scout councils that serve more than 42,000 girls in Colorado will soon begin merging into one statewide council. The merger will combine council resources and is part of a national Core Business Strategy being undertaken by Girl Scouts of the USA.

"We all see the lives of girls changing," said Kathy Cloninger, national chief executive officer. "So Girl Scouts is mobilizing our expertise to build on our strengths, resolve our challenges and implement actions to ensure that we continue to be the best personal leadership development program for girls grades K to 12."

Girl Scouts serves girls ages 5 to 17. It began in 1912.

Of the current 310 councils nationally, 109 new councils will be formed. The merger process will begin in October and continue for 12 to 18 months. The name of the new Colorado council has not been determined.

For more information, visit www.girlscouts.org.

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