Craig briefs: Health seminar set at Wyman Museum |

Craig briefs: Health seminar set at Wyman Museum

Healthy Living 2010, a public seminar with professor Walli Carranza, PhD., is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the second-floor conference room at the Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40.

A $15 donation is suggested.

Carranza is in Craig this week preparing Colorado Northwestern Community College nursing program graduates for national board exams.

His seminar will elaborate on “how the latest medical discoveries can make a real difference in your life and in the life of those you care for as well,” the release reported.

Issues in children’s health, cardiology, cancer prevention and diabetes will be addressed, as well as new research into behavioral health challenges.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Proceeds from the program will be sent to the Haitian Nursing Students Fund, which supports nursing students from Haiti as they study in the U.S.

USDA to distribute food supplements

The Moffat County Department of Social Services will distribute United States Department of Agriculture food supplements today throughout Moffat County.

Distribution will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at 595 Breeze St. at the northeast alley entrance, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Maybell Community Center, and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the county office in Dinosaur.

For more information, call Meghan Rudd at the Moffat County Department of Social Services at 824-8282, ext 11.

MCHS class of 1960 reunion meeting

The 1960 Moffat County High School class reunion meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.

All class members are encouraged to attend.

For more information, call Jaci Mock at 272-3253 or Delaine Voloshin at 824-5625.

Church hosting dream workshop

Pastor Bob Woods is hosting a Dream Interpretation Workshop from 7 to 8 p.m. today. The workshops will take place every Wednesday for the next seven weeks at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 630 Green St.

The workshop is free and open to the public. It concludes May 26.

For more information, call 824-6836.

Rally set for county courthouse

A National Day of Prayer rally is scheduled to take place from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday by the flagpole at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.

The event is open to the public.

For more information, call Myrt Stagner at 824-3355 or 629-0821.

DAR meeting scheduled for Saturday in Craig

The Augusta Wallihan Chapter of the National Honor Society Daughters of the American Revolution is scheduled to host its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call regent Shannan Koucherik at 824-9518.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary to host bingo May 15

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 Ladies Auxiliary hosts bingo from 1 to 4 p.m. every other Saturday upstairs at the VFW restaurant, 419 E. Victory Way.

The next event is scheduled for May 15.

For more information, call Jeannie Wixson at 875-1768.

Donations needed for local crafters group

A group of local crafters are trying to make items for area nursing homes and veterans, and are accepting donations of yarn, embroidery floss, small beads and/or pearls, fabric and batting material.

For more information, call Kathy Carlton at 826-9943.

Group offering MCHS seniors a scholarship

The Friends of Northwest Colorado is accepting applications from Moffat County High School seniors interested in the 2010 Friends of Northwest Colorado Scholarship.

The $500 scholarship may be used for books, tuition and/or living expenses.

The Friends organization raises money from stewardship projects, concessions at Colorado Environmental Coalition events, T-shirt sales and donations from members.

The mission of members is to “protect, preserve and conserve our unique local natural resources so that all generations, present and future can experience, enjoy and be nurtured by them,” according to a news release.

“Additionally, we strive to educate and to be a voice for people who believe in the inherent value of wildlife, water, air, wilderness and the natural landscape,” the Friends stated in the release.

Scholarship applications are available at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane, or by contacting Sasha Nelson at 824-5241 or

For more information about the Friends of Northwest Colorado and/or donate to the scholarship funds, call Monty Robertson at 824-3635. Completed applications are due by May 7.

Serendipity hosts Open Mic Night next week

Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave., is hosting an Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. May 11.

Visitors will hear local musicians and poets, as well as fiddle and banjo bluegrass by two special guests, Marla and Teresa, of Homer, Alaska.

Musicians and poets may sign up at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Bill Ronis at 620-6589.

AARP sponsoring driver safety program in Craig

An AARP driver safety program will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13 in the second-floor conference room at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.

The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.

RSVP by calling 824-5123.

Book club meeting May 13 at Lutheran Church

The Craig Book Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. May 13 at Lutheran Church of Grace, 657 Green St.

Audrey Kling will review Myron Uhlberg’s best-selling memoir, “The Hands of My Father.”

Bonnie Thompson and Susie Begam-Violette will host the meeting.

For more information, call 824-4117 or 824-1956.

Science fair coming to the Center of Craig

The Northwest Colorado Home School Association, along with Eagles Wings Christian School, will be hosting a community science fair for students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

The fair is scheduled for May 14 at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. For more information, call 824-6911.

Lodore Hall to host country dance

A free, family country dance is scheduled for May 15 at Lodore Hall in Browns Park. Doors open at 5 p.m. There will be cake walks, cake drawings and door prizes.

For more information, call Mara Malloy at 269-3000.

Church youth to host ‘A Taste of Italy’

The youth of St. Michael Catholic Church are scheduled to host a fundraiser, “A Taste of Italy,” May 23 at the church, 678 School St.

Visitors may come anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. to enjoy a spaghetti dinner. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for children.

Advanced tickets are available at the parish office, KS Kreations and Studio 7.

Farmers Market sets June 17 opening date

This year’s Farmers Market will begin June 17 at Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig.

Markets will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. each Thursday.

This year, there will be a vendor fee to sell handmade and homegrown items at the market.

The fee will ensure the same spot every week and that advertising will go further, in hopes of bringing more vendors and customers, according to a news release.

An informational meeting will take place at 7 p.m. May 13 at Serendipity, 576 Yampa Ave.

Vendors may sign up for a spot during that meeting.

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