Craig education briefs for June 6, 2015: Boys & Girls Club offers summer youth choir
Craig — Keri Rusthoi will be directing a summer youth choir at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays starting June 8 through August 17. The choir will perform a concert for the public at the end of the summer.
For more information, contact Kari at the Boys & Girls Club at 970-826-0411.
Band to rehearse for Fourth of July
Band rehearsals for the Fourth of July performance will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday and June 30 at the Moffat County High School band room, 900 Finley Lane. Bring a horn.
Moffat County Book Mobile offers free books
The Moffat County Book Mobile offers free books for parents and children at locations throughout Craig every Wednesday this summer.
Parents are invited to visit the book mobile to pick out one book each time. Those that bring back books to exchange can select two books per visit. Donations of old books are also welcome.
The Book Mobile will stop at the following locations Wednesday:
• 9 to 9:45 a.m. — Sandrock Elementary School parking lot
• 10 to 10:45 a.m. — Heier Memorial Park
• 11 to 11:45 a.m. — North Park
• Noon to 12:45 p.m. — City Park
Country school reunion takes place June 13
Teachers and students who attended Moffat County country schools are invited to a reunion at 11 a.m. June 13 at the covered picnic area at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.
For more information, call Mary Lou at 970-824-6761 or Wes at 970-824-6455.
Library Summer Reading Program offers prizes for kids
Moffat County Libraries’ Summer Reading Program is in full swing and will run through Aug. 7.
The youth program’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” Participants color in a star for every 25 pages or for every one book read. There are three levels with 20 boxes, and kids can select a prize at the library for each level completed. Parents can also color one star for every two books read to a child.
The teen program’s theme is “Escape the Ordinary,” and works similarly to the youth program, except that teens check a box for every 100 pages read.
Sign up online or at the library to participate. Access to e-books, magazines and audiobooks is also available online at http://www.colorado.gov/moffatcounty.gov. Click “Departments,” then “Library.”
The library will also host its summer Youth Club for ages 8 and up from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Craig branch at 570 Green St.
Summer story times will run at 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays at the back of the library.
For more information, call 970-824-5116.
Wyman Museum offers Summer Nature Camp for kids
Wyman Living History Museum’s Summer Nature Camp is now open for registration for ages 3 to 13.
Classes are held once per week on either Tuesdays or Thursdays in June and July. Classes fill quickly; visit the museum to register.
Volunteers are also needed to help run the camp. Contact the museum at 970-824-6346 for more information about volunteering or about the camp.
Governor’s Summer Job Hunt program launches website for teens
Young people can find information, tools and resources at the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt program’s new website — http://www.colorado.gov/gsjh.
The recently launched website offers information on job fairs, how to locate businesses that are hiring, how to write a great resume and make a great impression in a job interview. It is also a resource for parents who want to ensure their high school and college students have a safe and successful summer job experience.
“A part-time job provides valuable training to students, preparing them for the challenges they will face in the years ahead,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a press release. “It adds a unique companion piece to classroom learning. Workplace experience teaches young people the value of commitment, about gaining confidence and working with others.”
Teens can also get help finding summer jobs free of charge at state and county-run employment offices called Workforce Centers.
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