Briefs for July 25, 2011: Social Security assistance offered |

Briefs for July 25, 2011: Social Security assistance offered

Free Social Security assistance will be offered this week.

Benefits planner David Nelson will present Social Security Benefits Basics from 1:15 to 3 p.m. Tuesday and host private appointments throughout the day at the Independent Life Center, 483 Yampa Ave.

To make an appointment or for more information, call the ILC at 826-0833.

AARP meeting slated for today

Craig AARP Chapter 1418 has a meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.

Sue Utzinger will present about a donated quilt from the Yampa Valley Piecemakers quilt club. Donations will be accepted for the quilt.

For more information, call Beverly Chapman

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at 824-5123.

CNCC to celebrate ribbon cutting

Colorado Northwestern Community College has set its grand opening celebration for its new Craig campus for next month.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for noon Aug. 8 at the new campus, 2801 W. Ninth St. Campus tours will follow from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

Annual Ducky Race set for Sept. 10

The Craig Lions Club's fourth annual Ducky Race has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 10 on the Yampa River.

The race is a fundraiser for the Lions Club's eyeglasses program.

Up to 500 ducks, representing four branches of the armed forces, are now being sold for $10 each.

On race day, the ducks will be set on the river from the bridge on Ranney St.

Three prizes are offered — $750, $500 and $250 — for the first three ducks to cross the finish at the canoe launch in Loudy-Simpson Park.

Ducks can be purchased from any Lions Club member or by calling (970) 640-5194.

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