Craig briefs: Pregnancy Center hosts walking fundraiser

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The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center FUNdraiser Summer Walk-a-thon will host registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County High School track, 900 Finley Lane.

Participants of all ages will receive a T-shirt and pedometer for the event, which runs through July 26, as walkers collect money based on the amount of walking they do for the following weeks. People can return to the track July 26 to distribute their funds and receive a tally. Those who bring in the most funds or walk the greatest recorded steps also will receive prizes.

The cost is $20 per person or, for a family of four or more, $20 for the first family member and $10 for all other members.

Those unable to attend the initial registration also can register from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the YVPC office, 25 W. Victory Way.

For more information, call 970-824-5204.

Community 4th of July band is gearing up

Every Thursday night, community members meet to practice for the Fourth of July Parade in an effort to bring festive music to the annual event. If you’re interested in joining in the musical fun, practice is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Moffat County High School band room through next week. For more information, call John Bolton at 970-824-1196.

Stargazing event is Saturday near Hayden

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting all amateur astronomers to Yampa River State Park, located 2 miles west of Hayden on U.S. Highway 40, to enjoy an evening of stargazing at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The nighttime skies above the park, far from the glare of city lights, provide the perfect opportunity to learn how to find the North Star, identify constellations and recognize the differences between stars and planets.

Local astronomer Jimmy Westlake will guide everyone through the maze of celestial bodies and pass along his knowledge of the Milky Way. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own telescope; however, a telescope will be available.

Assemble in the parking lot in front of the Group Picnic Area pavilion, behind the Camper Services building near the park’s headquarters. The event is free; however, a $7 daily pass or a $70 yearly pass is required to enter the park.

Bring a lawn chair, warm clothes, snacks, water, insect repellent and a flashlight with a red filter. Unfiltered flashlights are discouraged.

For more information, call Yampa River State Park at 970-276-2061, or visit www.cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/yampariver.

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