Craig briefs for Nov. 5 |

Craig briefs for Nov. 5

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is hosting an Emergency Preparedness Fair 4 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 14, at the church at Ninth and Finley streets.

The fair will include displays and demonstrations of what someone needs for food storage, earthquake kits, water storage, breadmaking, 72-hour kits and much more.

The fair is free, and everyone is welcome to join in getting prepared for a disaster.

DAR informational meeting Nov. 15

There will be a Daughters of the American Revolution informational meeting at 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig. Anyone interested in joining the chapter that is forming in the Yampa Valley is welcome. For more information, call Shannan Koucherik at 824-9518.

VA Medical Center E.R. open for Veterans Day

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.

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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.

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

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

Thanksgiving dinner orders being taken

SHARE Craig will take orders for Thanksgiving dinners from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. today 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 hosts 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.

Class on coping starts Monday

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Would you like to learn new ways to cope with an ongoing condition such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, arthritis or asthma, just to name a few?

Call Mary Morris at 970-824-1135 for more information about a free, six-session Healthier Living class starting Nov. 10 at Sunset Meadows I, in Craig. The class runs through Dec. 15 with sessions held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Space is limited and preregistration is required.