Briefs for Sept. 8, 2011: Lunch Chamber mixer set for Friday

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The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors’ next After-hours Mixer is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave.

The event is free and includes lunch.

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

Craig Book Club to meet today

The Craig Book Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. today at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St.

Bonnie Thompson will review “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese, a current bestseller. The hostess is Shirley Brinks.

For more information, call 824-5824.

VNA offers free cardio screenings

In honor of National Cholesterol Education Month, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free cardiovascular screenings every Tuesday in September at the Community Health Center.

Screenings include total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, blood glucose and body mass index.

To schedule a screening appointment, call Karla Larsen at 875-1880.

Housing organization seeks demolition volunteers

The Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing organization, having received approval for demolition, has scheduled work for Sept. 17 and 18 at the Simmons Rooming House, in the 700 block of Yampa Avenue.

The workday, which is open to those 16 and older, runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18.

The organization has some hard hats, safety glasses and work gloves but asks volunteers to take tools. Lunch is provided for workers.

For more information, call Neil Folks at 326-8726.

Square dance lessons offered Friday

The Greenridge Mountaineers Square Dance Club will host dance lessons Friday evening.

The club begins lessons at 7 p.m. Friday at Yampa Valley Feeds, 198 E. Lincoln Ave., Hayden. Lessons continue at 7 p.m. every Friday throughout the winter at the American Legion hall in Hayden.

For more information, call Betta at 824-2046.

State park hosts Leave No Trace program

Yampa River State Park will host a Leave No Trace program at 7 p.m. Saturday at the park, 6185 U.S. Hwy. 40 West.

The program will include information about planning and preparing, traveling and camping on durable surfaces, disposing of waste properly, leaving what’s found, minimizing campfire impacts, respecting wildlife and being considerate of other visitors while using national, state and public land.

The program is open to all ages.

For more information, call 276-2061.

American Legion bingo set for Saturday

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

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

The event is open to the public.

For more information, call 824-3625.

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