Briefs for March 31, 2011: Hens and Chicks to discuss garden tools Friday |

Briefs for March 31, 2011: Hens and Chicks to discuss garden tools Friday

The Yampa Valley Hens and Chicks, the local chapter of the Farmgirl Sisterhood, will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St.

One of the speakers will be Lorrae Moon, who will teach attendees how to get garden tools ready for spring.

Call Susan Domer at 824-6436 for more information.

Craig Variety Show set for Friday night

The Craig Variety Show is scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

The events take place on the first Friday of every month.

Shows include food, drinks, and performances by singer/songwriters, poets and storytellers. On Friday night, there will be special April Fools’ Day performances by John Prine, Iris Dement, Jeff Beck and BB King.

Bill Ronis will host. For more information, call him at 620-6589.

American Legion hosting Saturday night bingo

American Legion Post 62 is hosting bingo Saturday night at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way.

The progressive jackpot is now more than $1,000.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and games begin at 6:15 p.m. Games are open to anyone.

For more information, call the American Legion at 824-3625.

Craig Concert Association hosting auditions for upcoming Talent Show

The Craig Concert Association will host auditions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane, for its annual Talent Show.

According to a news release from the association, auditions should be between three and five minutes. People unable to audition should submit a tape or CD if they are unable to audition April 2.

The Talent Show is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 23 at the MCHS auditorium. For more information, call Denise Hainault at 824-8326, or visit

Fuller Center seeking volunteers for April 9 work day

The Moffat County Fuller Center of Housing, a nonprofit organization designed to provide affordable housing, is hosting a work day at 9 a.m. April 9 at the Simmons House.

The organization needs volunteers to help with demolition of the abandoned building, which will be rebuilt into a four-unit apartment complex that will provide families with affordable housing.

Lunch will be provided.

To volunteer, call Odella McAndrew at 734-5701 or Neil Folks at 824-0312.

VNA, Newborn Network offering parenting program

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Community Health Center is partnering with the Newborn Network to bring Colorado Bright Beginnings to Moffat County families.

The first class is scheduled for April 13 at the VNA’s Craig office, 745 Russell St. The first class is at 10 a.m. and is for children 1 to 2 years old; the second is at 11 a.m. for newborns to 1 year olds; and a third will take place at noon for 2 year olds to 36-month-olds.

The class is a free service program that offers families and children with materials and information about parenting, child development and community resources.

For more information, call program manager Sharon Butler at 879-7330.

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