Briefs for Dec. 31, 2011: Aging Well rolls out winter class schedule | CraigDailyPress.com

Briefs for Dec. 31, 2011: Aging Well rolls out winter class schedule

Winter class calendars are now available for Aging Well, a program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.

The schedule includes tai chi for health classes and arthritis foundation exercise and aquatics. Winter classes also include Healthier Living Diabetes, a chronic disease self-management workshop.

Fitness classes in Craig for older adults begin Jan. 2. Unless otherwise noted, participants are asked to pay a $3 donation per class.

For a copy of the schedule, visit the VNA’s Craig office, 745 Russell St., or visit http://www.nwcovna.org. For more information, call 871-7676.

Pottery workshop scheduled 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.

FFA fundraiser scheduled

Moffat County FFA alumni will pick up and dispose of discarded Christmas trees Jan. 4 for a $5 fee.

Residents must call to schedule a pickup time. Proceeds will go toward a scholarship for graduating Moffat County High School seniors who are members of FFA.

For more information or to schedule a pickup time, call Dave Summers at 819-2915, Sarah Wiseman at 629-5039 or Paula Duzik at 326-8049.

Post offices open today, not Monday

All post offices across the country will be open today, 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 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

You can also visit http://www.usps.com.

Horizons offering free screenings

Horizons Specialized Services, 439 Breeze St., is offering free developmental screenings for children from birth to age 3.

The screenings will address questions about when children should be walking and speaking as well as concerns about hearing and vision.

To make an appointment for a screening, call Judy at 824-7381.

VFW senior dinner date change

The January senior dinner at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 in Craig will take place at 5 p.m. Jan. 9.

The monthly event normally takes place the first Monday of the month, but it has been moved back due to the New Year’s holiday.

The dinner is free to all seniors and takes place at the VFW, 419 E. Victory Way.

For more information, call the VFW at 824-7145.

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