Briefs for Dec. 24, 2011: Connections 4 Kids seeks art show contributions |

Briefs for Dec. 24, 2011: Connections 4 Kids seeks art show contributions

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 ages 3 to 18 throughout Moffat and Rio Blanco counties will be displayed during 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

Economic Development Council meets Jan. 4

The Yampa Valley Economic Development Council will meet at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Fairgrounds Pavilion. Dinner is served 5:45 p.m.

The event includes speakers from the Office of Economic Development and International Trade and the Department of Local Affairs. Sen. Jean White also is scheduled to speak.

There is no cost to attend the meeting or hear the speakers. Dinner will be available at 5:45 p.m. for $15. To RSVP, contact Ginger Scott at or 871-8215.

Mathers hosts free Christmas dinner

A free Christmas dinner is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mathers Club, 420 Yampa Ave. The annual event is open to anyone. Attendees may bring a dish if they wish, but it is not required.

For more information, call Mathers at 824-9946.

Post offices open today, not Monday

All post offices across the country will be open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the U.S. Postal Service reported in a news release. Normal Saturday hours at individual locations will apply.

Post offices will be closed Monday and Jan. 2 in observance of the holidays.

There will be no delivery on these days, with the exception of Express Mail.

For more information, call the Craig post office at 824-8506 or call 800-ASK-USPS or visit

Daily Press seeks board members

The Craig Daily Press is seeking people to participate on its next Editorial Board, which begins Jan. 2.

Editorial Board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the newspaper’s opinion pieces for that week’s Wednesday and Saturday editions.

Editorial Board terms last three months.

Those who are interested or would like additional information should call Editor Joshua Roberts at 875-1791 or e-mail him at

Pottery workshop slated for January

A two-day pottery workshop with instructor Rosie McDonald will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 21 and 22 in the ceramics studio at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth St.

The class is open to all ability levels. Participants will hand-build large bowls and create high- and low-relief drawings on them. Templates will be provided for students who wish to use them.

“Students will learn unique techniques that can be generalized to almost any kind of clay work,” the college reported in a news release.

The cost to attend the class is $125 and includes all materials and firings.

Participants must register through the Craig campus by calling 824-1101. For more information, call Barb at 871-4615 or Roberta at 824-7214.

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