Briefs for February 18: Play organizational meeting Tuesday |

Briefs for February 18: Play organizational meeting Tuesday

Play organizational meeting Tuesday

An organizational meeting for a Black Mountain Theatre production will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Craig Middle School auditorium, 915 Yampa Ave.

The theater group is producing "Taming the Wilderness, or A Tale of Two Towns," a farcical story of the founding of Craig written by CMS teacher David Morris.

Anyone interested in performing in the play or helping in any way is welcome to attend the meeting.

Attendees should use the school's north entrance to access the auditorium.

For more information, call Morris at 824-7158.

Donations sought for former Craig resident

Donations will be accepted for Shirley Kindred, formerly of Craig, who is battling breast cancer.

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Donations can be sent to 1615 E. Evans Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81004, account no. 39474. All proceeds will help defray Kindred's medical costs.

A benefit for her will take place at 2 p.m. March 3 at the Steel City Eagles Aerie, 704 Elmhurst Pl., Pueblo. The event includes a fried chicken dinner, raffle bags, an auction and 50-50 in-house poker hands.

Dinner costs $7 and poker costs $5 per hand.

For more information, call Liz at 719-543-2172, Marty at 719-250-8719 or Linda at 719-821-2928.

Free oral health screenings in Meeker, Rangely

Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council of Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, will offer free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish to children from birth to age 5 during the Children's Health Fairs in Meeker and Rangely, the agency reported in a news release.

The Children's Health Fairs are scheduled for Feb. 27 and 28 at the Fairfield Community Center, 200 Main St., Meeker, and March 5 and 6 at the Early Education Center, 402 W. Main St., Rangely.

Appointments are required.

The event features carnival-themed events including games and prizes, as well as health assessments by specialized providers.

To schedule an appointment, call 970-675-2064 or, for Spanish speakers, 970-756-5014.

For more information, call Ashley Moon at 629-5472.

Chili cook-off Feb. 25

The second annual Chili Challenge will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Colorado Northwestern Community College's Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth St.

Attendees must enter the east door by the steps.

The chili cook-off is put on by the college's student government and includes divisions for red, green and white chili. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in all divisions.

Competitors pay $4 to enter the event.

The cook-off includes all-you-can-eat chili and is open to the public. Admittance costs $6 per person, $10 per couple and $15 per family.

For more information or to enter the event, call Desiree Brown at 970-201-1013.

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