Briefs for Dec. 3, 2011: Group distributing free coats in Craig |

Briefs for Dec. 3, 2011: Group distributing free coats in Craig

Love in the Name of Christ has scheduled distributions for the Community Coat Drive.

Distributions are scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 27 at Lutheran Church of Grace and St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 657 Green St.

Anyone in need of a winter coat, regardless of income, may pick up one for themselves and their children. The limit is one coat per person per year.

Donations of gently used coats, gloves and other accessories are accepted at Love INC, 656 School St., or Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave.

For more information about the Community Coat Drive, call Love INC at 826-4400.

5:05 Drinks slated for Thursday

Yampa Valley Data Partners hosts its 5:05 Drinks program from 5:05 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mathers Club, 420 Yampa Ave.

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Kate Nowak, of Partners, will present Jenni Cross' eight-step process to transform a business or nonprofit organization into an energy- and money-saving agency with environmentally sound measures.

The event is free to the public and everyone is welcome. The first drink is free.

For more information, call 824-1133.

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.  

Book club set to meet Thursday

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

Susie Begam-Violette will review "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford.

For more information, call 824-3590.

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