Craig briefs: Cinco de Mayo festival Saturday

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Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada will host the Fifth Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40, two miles east of Craig.

The event is open to the public.

Some of the offerings available Saturday are a Mariachi band, food, beer, salsa cook-off, piñata contest, soccer, ice cones, cotton candy and face painting.

VNA offers drop-in immunization clinic

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a drop-in immunization clinic from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Moffat County High School. Menactra and Tdap vaccinations will be offered on a sliding fee scale from free to $14 a shot.

For more information, please call 824-8233.

Workshop focuses on planning for the future

The Moffat County Work and Life Skills Coalition is partnering with Craig Middle School to offer a "Parents Workshop," from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The workshop is designed to help parents work with their seventh- or eighth-grade student to effectively plan for the future.

The workshop takes place at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. The workshop, valued at $50 a person, is being paid for by a grant from Moffat County Social Services. Call 321-7271 to reserve a space.

Educator seminars scheduled for Thursday

Dr. Rebecca Dedmond, of George Washington University, plans to host two seminars Thursday about how educators and community workers can better reach young students.

The first, titled "Freshman Transition Initiative Overview," is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon.

The second, "Train the Trainer," is planned for 1 to 5 p.m. This seminar is expected to cover how professionals can better involved parents in their students' lives.

Both seminars are open to school administrators, principals, counselors, advisers, the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, transition and swap coordinators, teachers and community partners.

Organizers ask that anyone interested in attending RSVP by April 24. To register for one or both seminars, or for more information, call Mary Ann Arguello at 826-6263.

Infant immunizations available through VNA

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free infant immunizations today through May 1 for any child 24 months old and younger. Immunizations are by appointment only.

Parents who bring their infant's immunization record to the VNA front desk for review will receive a free baby book. The VNA is located at 745 Russell St. in Craig.

For more information, call 824-8233.

Photographer/author visits book store May 7

On May 7, wild horse photographer and author Carol Walker will visit Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave., in Craig, to discuss and sign copies of her 2008 book "Wild Hoofbeats: America's Vanishing Wild Horses."

She will speak from 4 to 6 p.m.

For 28 years, Walker has traveled the world photographing wildlife.

Recently, she began chronicling the wild horses in the West, including the Adobe Town herd.

In her book, she describes the herd, its relationships and the threats to the wild horses clinging to their freedom on public lands.

The images in the book illuminate the relationship between horses and their people, as well as showcase the beauty of horses with images of horses at liberty.

The book includes a chronology of events, from a round up near Rock Springs, Wyo., in 2005 to the disposition of many of those horses under BLM stewardship. The book signing is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 824-5343.

VNA hosting volunteer training on Saturday

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host hospice volunteer training from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and May 9. The location is yet to be determined. For an application or more information, call Katy Thiel at 871-7628.

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