Briefs for Nov. 12, 2011: VNA offering immunizations |

Briefs for Nov. 12, 2011: VNA offering immunizations

Today is World Pneumonia Day, and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association reminds residents it offers $14 pneumonia immunizations for those at risk.

At-risk patients include anyone with diabetes, heart, lung, liver, kidney disease or without a spleen; adults who smoke, with asthma, or those who have an addiction to alcohol; and adults ages 65 and older.

The pneumonia vaccine is available at all drop-in flu clinics or by appointment.

For more information, call 824-8233.

Insurance agency hosting food drive

Bob Johnson State Farm Agency is hosting a food drive to benefit Interfaith Food Bank.

Beginning today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Craft Show at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way, the agency will accept nonperishable food items and cash for the food bank. Employees will also sell baked good to raise funds for the organization during the show.

Food and monetary donations will continue to be collected at the insurance office, 690 W. Victory Way, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for Thanksgiving donations is Nov. 18. The deadline for Christmas donations is Dec. 16.

For more information, call 824-3258.

Local man set to give presentation

Gage Alan Spears, who will depart on a two-year mission trip to Baltimore, Md., next week, will give a talk at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1295 W. Ninth St.

All family and friends are invited to attend.

Artisans Market set for Nov. 19

The second annual Holiday Artisans Market, featuring hand-crafted gifts by local artists, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

The event includes door prizes and refreshments.

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