Craig briefs: Alpha Tau Chapter ESA week today |

Craig briefs: Alpha Tau Chapter ESA week today

The Alpha Tau Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha will observe the Colorado Epsilon Sigma Alpha Week today, which began Thursday.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha is a women’s philanthropic organization, and the local chapter is designed to provide service and assistance to local community efforts.

For more information, or to inquire about membership, call chapter president Gwen Parker at 824-9673.

Center of Craig hosts blood drive

The Craig Community Blood Drive is scheduled to take place from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

One blood donation, organizers said, can save up to three lives. Organizers also advise anyone who is going to donate eat a full meal and drink plenty of water beforehand.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Michelle Moore at The Memorial Hospital between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 824-9411.

Crabfest tickets now are being sold

Crabfest 2009, an event sponsored and hosted by the Craig Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Oct. 24 at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.

The event includes a “generous” serving of king crab legs, red potatoes, corn on the cob and herb and cheese biscuits, followed by a “mouth-watering dessert” buffet, the Chamber reported in a news release.

R&R Catering is preparing the dinner. There also will be a cash bar and a live and silent auction. To top off the night, comedian Troy Baxley will perform.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Entertainment begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $50 each. Tables of eight cost $350 and tables of 10 are $450. Each table receives a complimentary bottle of wine.

For more information, call the Chamber at 824-5689, or visit You also may also e-mail

VNA offering free breathing screenings

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association now is offering free breathing screenings and asthma education during the 2009-2010 school year for school-aged children in Moffat, Routt and Jackson counties.

For more information about the program, call Community Health Educator Victoria Barron at 875-1883.

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