Craig briefs for Nov. 4 |

Craig briefs for Nov. 4

The Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Emergency Room will be open Nov. 11, Veterans Day, for registered patients. All other clinics will be closed.

Walk-in patients to the VA Medical Center’s ER should use the building’s front entrance.

During the holiday, Veterans Affairs patients who need nonemergency medical advice can call the medical center’s front desk at 970-242-0731. The operator will direct the call as needed. This line is for nonemergency use only, for medical emergencies – any threat to life, limb or eyesight – dial 911.

Holiday visiting hours at the VA medical center are:

• ICU fifth floor: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Inpatient fifth floor: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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• Inpatient third floor: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Community Living Center (formerly TCU): Case-by-case basis as appropriate.

Orders being taken for Thanksgiving dinners

SHARE Craig will take orders for Thanksgiving dinners from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St. Residents can purchase a 5-pound turkey breast dinner for $32 or a 12- to 14-pound whole turkey dinner for $37. Both meals come with fixings, including stuffing and gravy mix. People also can order dinners for someone else. Online registration will be available at until Nov. 14. Orders can be picked up from 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 630 Green St. For more information, call Ginny at 326-3003.

CIS to host book fair through Friday

Craig Intermediate School’s library will host a Scholastic book fair from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday at the school, 201 E. Ninth St.

The book fair will feature a wide range of books for children, young teens and adults, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy trilogies, sports guides and the latest bestsellers from more than 150 publishers. From 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, the book fair will feature a family night that will include games, prizes and refreshments.

The book fair will help promote literacy and reading and also will raise money for school resources. Parents, children, teachers and the community are invited to attend. For more information, call 824-3287.