Briefs for May 17

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World Cafe event held Tuesday

A World Cafe event hosted by Comundad Integrada is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig presenting an opportunity for the public to express opinions on what are important issues for the immigrant community.

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For more information call 846-5521.

Shuttles available for graduation

In an effort to help parents, family members and community members with a smoother arrival and additional parking space for commencement exercises this year, the Moffat County School District, in cooperation Craig K-Mart, will be offering free shuttles from the K-Mart parking lot on graduation day, May 26.

Starting at 9 a.m., the MCSD transportation department will begin running shuttles between the high school's front entrance and the K-Mart parking lot. An area for parking will be designated at K-Mart for this event, and shuttles will run every few minutes until the designated parking area is full.

Following commencement exercises, shuttles will run for 30 minutes to take patrons back to their cars.

For information, contact Jim Baptist, transportation director, at 824-5511 or Mike Taylor, maintenance director, at 824-5522.

Lock in at church

The First Congregational United Church of Christ is hosting a youth group lock in, "Night at the Church," on Saturday and Sunday. It starts at 6 p.m. Saturday and goes until 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Food and drink provided.

Call 824-6386 for more information.

AARP meeting moved to Monday

Due to Memorial Day, AARP Chapter No. 1418 is moving its normally scheduled monthly meeting to 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Sunset Meadows No. 1, 663 Ledford St.

Neil Folks is presenting a "Survey for Seniors" from the Council on Aging for Moffat County. Call 824-5123.

Tobacco-free quit kits available

Tobacco-free quit kits for smokers and chewers are available at the VNA office in Steamboat at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 and in Craig at 745 Russell Street.

The kits promote the Colorado QuitLine and free support from a trained coach who guides and supports individuals through the quitting process. Research shows you are seven times more likely to end your tobacco habit with the QuitLine than if you are trying to quit on your own. Eight weeks of free nicotine patches are available, a $200 value. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) or the VNA at 871-7639 for further assistance.


Cancer meeting canceled

The Cancer Education Support Group sponsored by the VNA will not meet this month. Please join us for our next meeting at noon on June 27. Call Katy Thiel at 871-7628 with any questions.

Pianist sought

Hayden Congregational United Church of Christ is seeking a pianist to accompany the choir and to fill in for Sunday services as needed. Call Julie at 276-2027 or the church at 276-3510 for more information.

Kids and Cops Fishing Day on May 23

The annual Kids and Cops Fishing Day will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 23, at the Little Rascals Fishing Pond behind the Moffat County Public Safety Center, 800 W. First St.

Hot dogs and chips will be provided, with prizes for the catching the biggest fish. For more information, call Sheriff Tim Jantz at 824-4495.

SHARE Craig registration day June 6

SHARE Craig, which offers low-cost groceries to residents, has registration day from 5 to 7 p.m. June 6 at St. Michael Catholic Church 768 School St.

Every package customers purchase also helps put food on the table for another family in the community.

To order from SHARE, visit Craig SHARE on 678 School St. in St. Michaels Catholic Church on June 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-933-7427 or you can order online at www.sharecolorado.com

Agency collecting school budget stories

The Colorado School Stories project is coordinating the first effort to collect real stories about the state budget's impact on schools throughout the state.

The agency, comprised of nonprofit organizations Great Education Colorado, Colorado School Finance Project and Children's Voices, is collecting stories on video, through written narrative, through still photographs and online surveys.

The agency wants specifics -- just how far have cuts gone, who exactly is suffering and how. The agency will create a database of information and video clips that can be searched by subject, location, region and other relevant means.

To see examples, visit schoolstories.phanfare.com/album/239561.

To share a story, e-mail allen@greateducation.org.

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