Craig briefs for Nov. 9 |

Craig briefs for Nov. 9

— The Aging Well Program offers an all day program, “Wellness Wednesdays”, each Wednesday at the American Legion Building (Shadow Mountain Clubhouse) in Craig for adults “50 and Better.”

Activities are offered from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. including art, writing and exercise classes. This week’s lunchtime presentation is “Programs Offered at the Library” by Donna Watkins, Director of the Moffat County Library. (Lunch will be served.

Participants are asked to register for activities prior to each Wednesday. For more information, call the Aging Well information line at 871-7676.

Getting scrappy

The monthly scrapbook meeting goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at The Journey at First Baptist Church, 1150 W. 9th St. Call Sonja at 620-4290. New paper albums and all supplies will be provided to complete a project for a special Christmas gift, or just come and work on other projects.

The Great American Smokeout on Thursday

The Great American Smokeout is Thursday.

This annual observance, created by the American Cancer Society, encourages smokers and chewers to quit for a day in hopes that they can quit for good.

This year, Coloradans have an added incentive to participate – four free weeks of the nicotine patch from the Colorado QuitLine. Any tobacco user can receive up to four weeks of free nicotine patches, a $100 value. Nicotine gum is also available. Simply call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669). Call the VNA at 871-7664 for further assistance.

Seeking to prevent underage drinking

Several Northwest Colorado agencies are working together to create a campaign to prevent underage drinking.

This campaign will focus on parent responsibility, community education and youth access to alcohol in our community.

The Youth Wellness Initiative is scheduled to meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Moffat County High School Library. Pizza will be provided and child care will be available if reserved in advance. For more information or to RSVP, call Diane Miller at the VNA at 871-7609.

Rifle club to host Snowmobile swap

The Rifle Snowmobile Club hosts a snowmobile swap and pig roast from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Old Ben Rex parking lot on Railroad Ave., next to City Market. Visitors may bring snowmobile-related items to the swap.

The cost to sell items is $5 for individuals and $50 for businesses. Raffle tickets for a new Arctic Cat are $5 and the pig roast costs $5 per person. For more information, call Frank at 970-876-5689 or Yvonne at 970-379-5827.

Fair connects families with health info

A Family Fair, with workshops on nutrition, home health, diabetes, interpretation and more, is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.

The Family Fair’s mission is to connect Spanish-speaking families to the information and services they need to keep their families healthy and safe. If your organization would like a booth, please call Integrated Community at 871-4599. Dinner and refreshments will be provided.

‘Oklahoma’ to be performed at MCHS

Moffat County High School is presenting Rodgers and Hammersteins musical “Oklahoma!” with four performances – at 7 p.m.Thursday, 7 p.m. Nov. 16, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 17 – in the Moffat County High School auditorium.

Ticket price is $5 for general admission. MCHS are admitted free with student ID.

SAPP designed to aid parents

The Special Angels Parent Program is a support group for parents who have children with special needs.

The next support group meeting is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 inside the gold room at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 745 Russell St. For more information, call Amanda Boswell at 824-6036 or e-mail at

CNCC to look at licensure program

Mesa State is scheduled to be at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig Campus, at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to conduct a discussion about the possibility of bringing a four-year elementary teacher licensure program to Craig in partnership with CNCC. The forums will be held at the Bell Tower, in Room 203 for the 2 p.m. meeting and Room 201 for the 6:30 p.m. meeting.

CNCC sponsoring ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

Colorado Northwestern Community College is sponsoring the viewing of Al Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize winning film, “An Inconvenient Truth” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in Craig Campus Bell Tower building, Room 201. There is no charge. Call 824-1135.

Bible blitz at church

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 630 Green St., is beginning a new curriculum called “Bible Blitz,” a class to learn to look things up in the Bible for first- through sixth-graders. The church also has a new toddler kindergarten class learning their first Bible stories.

Classes start at 10 a.m. Call 824-6836 for more information.

Turkey Shoot set for Nov. 17

The Craig Trap Club will host a Turkey Shoot at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The event will include a day of shotgun shooting and prizes awarded for winners. The day will include events like Annieoaklies, Buddy shoots, 10-bird runs and others. For more information, call Kent Nielson at 824-6223 or 824-6551.

Taste of Home provides ‘Great Gatherings’

Taste of Home Cooking School is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Moffat County High School auditorium and a demonstration of “Great Gatherings.”

Booths featuring local businesses, national companies and food will be available prior to the show, starting at 4:30 p.m.

The only coast-to-coast traveling cooking show in the country, according to a press release, Taste of Home Cooking School’s “nine culinary specialists are ready to stir up a cornucopia of vibrant fall recipes. Packing spatulas, spoons and seemingly all but the kitchen sink in her van, each culinary specialist will drive hundreds of miles to share preparation tips, plating techniques and palate-pleasing meals.”

Culinary specialist Kristi Larson presents the event, blending ingredients to create a selection of recipes for both small get-togethers and large celebrations.

Larson will begin the show with Bountiful Brunch Gatherings. A trio of recipes will include an almond crumble twist, tropical bran muffins, and ham and cheese strudel.

A Complete Meal In Minutes segment will follow with recipes showcasing shrimp, baby mixed greens and carrots plus an impressive brownie recipe that will make family or friends think you fussed all day.

Tickets cost $7, and can be purchased at Miller Family Appliance, Jackson’s Office Supply, the Kitchen Shop and the Craig Daily Press, which is sponsoring the event.

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