Briefs for Dec. 1, 2011: VNA to offer free HIV testing today

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In honor of World Aids Day, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will be offering free HIV testing for all ages today.

Those interested may drop in for a test between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. today.

For more information, call 824-8233.

Variety Show set for Friday night

The monthly Variety Show is scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

The event is a showcase of local talent.

For more information, call Steve Ghirardelli at 824-4791.

Chamber mixer scheduled for Dec. 8

The next Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Business After-Hours Mixer is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at THPK Accounting, 555 Breeze St.

The event is free.

RSVP by calling (970) 824-5689 or emailing office@craig-chamber.com.

Country Christmas event set for Dec. 10

The Browns Hole Homemakers Club will host a country Christmas event at noon Dec. 10 at Lodore Hall in Browns Park.

The event includes a free dinner of turkey and ham with all the trimmings. Take wrapped and labeled gifts for your children and a salad or dessert to share.

For more information, call (970) 269-3000 or 272-3213.

Rescues and Runways set for Saturday

The Rescues and Runways fashion show and discounted pet adopt-a-thon is scheduled for Saturday at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

Maurices, Total Teamwork Training and the Humane Society of Moffat County host the event.

The fashion show is at 2 p.m. Saturday, and the adopt-a-thon runs from noon to 3 p.m.

Holiday Drive set for today, Friday

The 13th annual KRAI and 55 Country Holiday Drive is scheduled for 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Friday at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

The event serves as a collection point for nonperishable food items, toys and cash donations for Christmas for Kids, Christmas for Seniors, Advocates-Crisis Support Services and Interfaith Food Bank.

For a list of recommended donations or more information, visit www.krai.com.

Nativity display on through Saturday

The Interfaith Community Nativity Display is open for public viewing from 4 to 8 p.m. today and Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1295 W. Ninth St.

For more information, call Mae Vallem at 326-7300.

American Legion bingo set for Saturday

American Legion Post 62 will host bingo Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way.

The doors open at 4:30 p.m., and games begin at 5:45 p.m.

Hens and Chicks to meet Friday

The Yampa Valley Hens and Chicks, a chapter of the Farmgirl Sisterhood, will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St.

The meeting includes a potluck lunch and cookie exchange.

For more information, call Susan Domer at 824-6436.

Cowboy Christmas fundraiser on Saturday

Cowboy Christmas 2011, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, is scheduled for Saturday evening at the club, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.

Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m., and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. The event also includes live and silent auctions, gambling and dancing.

Tickets are $35 per person and are available at the club, the Craig Daily Press or Spirit Pass.

For more information, call 826-0411.

CASA to host Holiday Home Tour

The Northwest Rocky Mountain Craig chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocates will host the Holiday Home Tour from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The cost is $10, and tickets are available at Pam Designs, The Kitchen Shop, Cramer Flooring and Furniture Connection.

A cookie and cider finale, with a silent auction of winter-themed figurines, at The Center of Craig concludes the tour.

For more information, call 620-2342.

Christmas Bazaar set for Saturday

A Christmas Bazaar is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way.

The event will feature hand-embroidered pillowcases and tea towels, handmade gifts and home-baked goods.

For more information, call 824-6024.

Culture Night to feature local author

The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St., hosts Culture Night with local author RaeAnne Hadley from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Hadley is the author of “Mechanics of Murder,” “With Love; Now & Forever,” “Shadows” and “Love’s Everlasting Song.” Her next book, “A Wrench in the Plan,” is expected in 2012.

For more information, call 824-5116.

Car care clinic set for Dec. 10

A free car care clinic for single mothers, seniors and disabled residents is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 10 at Cook Chevrolet, 1776 W. Victory Way.

Car care clinic staffers will check all fluids and top them off, if needed; test anti-freeze; air up tires and check treads; and check lights, battery connections, horns, wipers and belts.

Staffers can also arrange for discounted repairs and oil changes, if possible.

The clinic is by appointment only and is a project by a small group from The Journey at First Baptist.

Craig Daily Press seeking new Editorial Board members

The Craig Daily Press is seeking people to participate on its next Editorial Board, which begins Jan. 2.

Editorial Board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the newspaper’s opinion pieces for that week’s Wednesday and Saturday editions.

Editorial Board terms last three months.

Those who are interested or would like additional information should call Editor Joshua Roberts at 875-1791 or e-mail him at editor@craigdailypress.com.

Salvation Army recruiting holiday bell ringers

The Craig Service Extension Unit of the Salvation Army is planning its annual Kettle Campaign for Moffat County. The campaign will run on weekends from today through Christmas Eve.

Volunteers are needed to ring the bells at various locations in Craig. Shifts may be as short as one hour or as long as four hours.

All of the funds raised during the Craig Kettle Campaign remain in Moffat County to help residents throughout the year. Rent, utilities and medical needs are some of the areas where the Salvation Army helps people in need. Ten percent of the donations are added to an emergency fund that may only be used in Moffat County.

The Kettle Campaign is the only fundraising project that the Salvation Army does in Moffat County each year. The pennies, dimes and dollars dropped into the kettles help to keep up with the growing need for assistance in today’s economy.

The Craig Service Extension Unit volunteers work in coordination with Love In the Name of Christ to make sure that donations are used where they will do the most good.

For more information about the Salvation Army in Moffat County or to volunteer as a bell ringer, call Luann Kline at 824-5926.

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