Craig Briefs: Wellness Wednesday benefits area seniors |

Craig Briefs: Wellness Wednesday benefits area seniors

Wellness Wednesday, a program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, is a day of activities for older adults every Wednesday at Journey at First Baptist, 1150 W. Ninth St. The day begins with a memoir writing class at 8:15 a.m. offered by Colorado Northwestern Community College. Two exercise classes, beginning and advanced Movement & Exercise, are at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., and a guest presentation follows at noon. Pinochle begins at 1 p.m. Senior wellness checks and foot care with nurses also are available. Fees and/or appointments may be required for some activities. All are welcome. For more information, call 970-871-7676.

Reading program at libraries is underway

Moffat County Libraries’ summer reading program continues through Aug. 3. This year’s program is called “Dig Into Reading” and is open to everyone from infants to adults. The program includes prize drawings, story hours and a youth club.

The Youth Club, for children 8 and older, will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The club will offer crafts and other activities, and it is for reading program participants only.

Story-times is held at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the library.

Interested residents can sign up for the program at any time. For more information, call 970-824-7550.

Summer conservation experience available

The Student Conservation Association, in partnership with Shell Oil and Dinosaur National Monument, is offering a summer conservation work experience for high school students 15 to 19. The three- to four-week job includes trail work, habitat restoration and other projects in the national park. Crew members will camp, cook and work together during the entire program. Priority will be given to applicants from Moffat, Garfield, Rio Blanco, Mesa and Routt counties.

The two work sessions offered this ear will take place in June and July. Participants will be given $500 living allowances, and camping equipment and food will be provided. For more information or to apply online, visit, or call 603-543-1700, ext. 1499.

Hayden museum to host a Smithsonian exhibit

The Hayden Heritage Center Museum will host a traveling Smithsonian exhibit, Journey Stories, from July 19 through Aug. 24. 

The museum also is working with Hayden schools and the West Routt County Reading Program with projects that also will be on exhibit. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 4 p.m. July 19 with a Chamber mixer. All are welcome to enjoy.

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