Briefs for Oct. 26, 2011: Medicare workshop set for Thursday |

Briefs for Oct. 26, 2011: Medicare workshop set for Thursday

A free Medicare workshop takes place Thursday in room 117 at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth St.

Residents can attend the workshop any time between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The workshop, sponsored by the Moffat County Council on Aging and CNCC, is designed to help residents compare plans and make sure they have the right coverage.

Take prescriptions to the workshop.

For more information, call Medicare counselor Betsy Packer at 819-6937.

Author slated to sign book Saturday

Pamela Hurd, formerly of Craig, will host a book signing of her newly released book, “Switch Witch,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave.

“It’s a story about friendship and the importance of being a good friend,” Hurd said in a release, “with a bit of Halloween thrown in.”

The book costs $11.99.

Hurd lived in Craig 28 years before moving to Grand Junction three years ago with her husband, Mike.

Last Frontier group to meet Saturday

The Preserving the Last Frontier organization will host its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the library on the second floor at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. 

Gina Robison of the Bureau of Land Management will give a program on the interpretive drive over Duffy Mountain.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 824-6761.

Trick-or-treating set for Monday

Halloween trick-or-treating has been scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at downtown businesses, primarily in the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue and on Victory Way, and Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

Pankey’s BBQ, 1740 E. U.S. Highway 40, and Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W. Eighth Drive, will also hand out free candy from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday.

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