Briefs for Dec. 21, 2011: Connections 4 Kids seeks art entries

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Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council of Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, is seeking contributions from youths for its upcoming “Cherish the Little Things” art show.

Entries from youths 3 to 18 throughout Moffat and Rio Blanco counties will be displayed during the show, which is scheduled for Feb. 11 at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave., during downtown Craig’s annual Art Walk.

Selected art pieces will be auctioned and voted on for inclusion in Connections 4 Kids’ 2013 calendar. The event is a fundraiser for Connections 4 Kids and its projects, the agency reported in a news release.

“Work completed in school by Moffat County School District students in grades kindergarten through fifth grades will already be considered,” the release stated. “Other entries will be accepted from youths throughout Moffat County.”

Entries may be two- or three-dimensional pieces using any medium and can be vertical or horizontal and can be any size. The deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at Connections 4 Kids, 595 Breeze St. in Craig.

For more information about the “Cherish the Little Things” art show or Connections 4 Kids, call Michelle Balleck at 824-8282, ext. 47, or visit connections4kids.org.

Daily Press a drop-off for Santa letters

Santa Claus has asked the Craig Daily Press to help him gather Christmas letters. Bring your letter, which should include your first name and age, to the newspaper at 466 Yampa Ave.

The letters will be printed in the Saturday Morning Press and will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday.

VNA offering stop smoking materials

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is providing free self-service “cessation stations” at its Craig office, 745 Russell St., and its Steamboat Springs office, 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101, throughout the holiday season.

The stations offer materials for adults, teens, pregnant women, smokers and smokeless tobacco users.

For info., contact Vicki Barron, VNA community health educator, at 875-1883 or vbarron@nwcovna.org.

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