Craig briefs for Sept. 7
Learn to sing with the Sweet Adelines
The Sweet Adelines host a special guest rehearsal during which women can learn to sing, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sunset Elementary music room. Call 824-8326.
Multiple Sclerosis group to meet Monday
A Multiple Sclerosis support group will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Craig office, 745 Russell St., in the Platinum Room.
All individuals with MS and their families/caregivers are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. Call Kathy Darveau or Sandy Beran for more information at 824-8233.
VNA to have table at Festival of the Americas
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will have a table at the Comunidad Integrada event, Festival of the Americas, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at Little Toots Park in Steamboat Springs.
Free immunizations available for children
Immunizations including Hep B, A, DTaP, IPV, MMR, Hib, Prevnar and Rotavirus will be free for children 3 years old and younger. Parents must bring their child’s immunization record. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Additional health materials for children and adults will be available, and there will be free stuffed animals for young children.
For more information, call 879-1632.
Aging Well offers ‘Eating Right’ program
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 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., including art, writing and exercise classes. This week’s lunchtime presentation is “Eating Right for More Energy,” by Dr. Jessica German, Craig Chiropractic Clinic. 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.
Eight-week aquatics class begins Sept. 17
The Arthritis Foundation Aquatics class, sponsored by the Aging Well Program, starts Sept. 17 and will run eight weeks from 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays at the Shadow Mountain Clubhouse pool in Craig.
There is no fee for the class through Aging Well. American Legion Pool fees of $3.50 per class do apply. For more information, call the Aging Well Line at 871-7676.
Vaccinate adolescents against meningitis
It is now recommended that all adolescents ages 11 to 18 receive the Menactra vaccine, to protect against meningitis, at the earliest possible health care visit, according to a Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association press release.
Previously, this vaccine was only recommended for specific age groups within this range. The incidence of meningococcal disease increases during adolescence. College freshmen living in dormitories are at an increased risk for meningococcal disease and should be vaccinated with Menactra before college entry if they have not been vaccinated previously. For more information, call the VNA at 824-8233 in Craig or at 879-1632 in Steamboat Springs.
Concert Association looking for local talent
The Craig Concert Association is inviting musicians, singers and dancers to try out for the Local Talent Concert.
The tryouts are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Moffat County High School auditorium. They are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tryouts should be 3 to 5 minutes long.
Submit a tape or CD before Sept. 8 if you are unable to make the tryouts.
The Local Talent Concert is scheduled for 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the high school auditorium. Call Jim Simpson at 824-4138 for more information.
Horizons Casino Night fundraiser Saturday
The Horizons Casino Night fundraiser is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn of Craig.
Tickets cost $75 and include a buffet and $50 worth of gaming chips to play poker, Texas hold ’em, black jack, roulette, craps and slots. There also will be a silent auction.
The proceeds will benefit Horizons Specialized Services.
After near-drowning of paddle boarder, CPW reminds public to wear life vests, observe boating safety rules for all crafts
As stand-up paddle boards become more and more popular, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds paddlers to wear personal floatation devices when using this watercraft.