Education Briefs: College, school district reopen Monday, Nov. 28 |

Education Briefs: College, school district reopen Monday, Nov. 28

Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Moffat County School District will reopen after the Thanksgiving Holiday break Monday, Nov. 28.  

To view the academic calendar for CNCC, visit
To view the academic calendar for MCSD, visit

Twelve Classes of Christmas’ underway at CNCC
CNCC Community Education is offering the ‘Twelve Classes of Christmas’ — 12 days of craft and art workshops, including the following.

Cozy Mug Rugs: Make a warmer with a mug rug for your favorite hot cocoa mug. Learn quilting basics on this small, festive project.
When: 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30
Where: Room 203, CNCC Bell Tower, 50 College Drive
Instructor: Linda Pinnt
Cost: $35
Registration: CRN: 82111

Stained Glass Angel: Simple patterns are used for a basic stained glass ornament. Use the foil method to create beautiful, three-piece angels.
When: 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1
Where: Room 114, CNCC Bell Tower, 50 College Drive
Instructor: Susan Erikson
Cost: $35
Registration: CRN: 82112

Paper Christmas Village: Create your own perfect Christmas Village for your mantle or shelf out of paper.
When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
Where: Room 202, CNCC Bell Tower, 50 College Drive 
Instructor: Desiree Moore
Cost: $35
Registration: CRN: 82113

Personalized Stocking: Do you remember pulling out the puffy paint to personalize everyone’s stocking? Not anymore. In this class, you will learn to sew and personalize a professional-looking stocking.
When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7
Where: Room 203, CNCC Bell Tower, 50 College Drive
Instructor: Shai Haggerty
Cost: $35
Registration: CRN: 82114

Wheat Weaving Ornaments: A symbol of goodness and prosperity, wheat weaving is an ancient folk art that developed in agrarian societies that grew grains.
When: 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8
Where: Room 202, CNCC Bell Tower, 50 College Drive
Instructor: Susan Erikson
Cost: $35
Registration: CRN: 82115

Clay Ornaments: These clay ornaments do not require a kiln, as your kitchen oven will work just fine. Learn to use polymer clay to make a variety of simple and super cute ornaments for your tree this year.
When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
Where: Room 203, CNCC Bell Tower, 50 College Drive
Instructor: Desiree Moore
Cost: $35
Registration: CRN: 82116

Three Panel Christmas Sign: Use paint and wood to create these beautiful signs. Display them on your wall or a shelf and brighten your home for the holidays.
When: 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14
Where: Room 202, CNCC Bell Tower, 50 College Drive
Instructor: Cathy Updike with Just Craftin’ Around
Cost: $35

Pysanky Egg Ornaments: Pysanky is a traditional craft in Ukraine and Poland. Through a process of applying wax and blowing out the egg, you will create a beautiful and unique ornament.
When: 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15
Where: Room 202, CNCC Bell Tower, 50 College Drive
Instructor: Susan Erikson
Cost: $35
Registrastion: CRN: 81117

Sugar Cookie Flooding: Learn the art of flooding cookies. Create simple or intricate patterns that will impress every guest this holiday season.
When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16
Where: Room 202, CNCC Bell Tower, 50 College Drive
Instructor: Shirley Cromer
Cost: $35

To learn more and register, call Desiree Moore at 970-824-1135 or visit

Nov. 30 last day to apply for Daniels Scholarship
The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year, annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership and a commitment to serving their communities.

The Daniels Scholarship Program is highly competitive. Each year, thousands of applicants go through a rigorous application process, and finalists advance to an in-person interview.

Applications and recommendations must be submitted online through the application website by 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30. As part of the application, students are required to submit documents that will be used to verify eligibility, such as their Student Aid Report from the FAFSA; official ACT/SAT scores; citizenship and residency documentation; and other financial documents.

Learn more and apply at

Christmas 4 Kids 2017 applications due Dec. 1
Those in need of assistance providing toys for children birth to age 14 are encouraged to. Applications are available at Love, Inc., 656 School Street, and must be returned to Love, Inc. by Friday, Dec. 1, to qualify for assistance. The program is sponsored by Connections 4 Kids. For more information, call Love, Inc at 970-826-4400 or Connections 4 Kids at 970-824-1081

Last day to register for Greece trip is Dec. 1
Discover the rich history of Greece while touring the streets of Athens, Mycenae, Delphi, Sparta and more. The trip includes airfare, lodging, breakfast, guided tours, admission into many of the sites and transportation. Travelers will depart Friday, March 16 and return Sunday, March 25. The class costs $2,550; senior citizens pay $2,300. Students must register and pay a $500 deposit by Friday, Dec. 1.
For information about how to register, call Desiree Moore at 970-824-1101 or email

Parenting the Love and Logic Way class registration open through Jan. 16
Simple and practical techniques to help parents with children of all ages raise responsible kids, have more fun in their role and easily and immediately change their children’s behavior. For parents and educators of all ages.
When 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 30 to March 13
Where: The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave., Craig Co.
Cost: Free with free childcare.
For more information or to register by Jan. 16 contact Charity Reiser at 970-824-8282 ext. 2043 or by emailing

Moffat County Library Hours for November

The Craig branch of the Moffat County Library has new hours.

10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays
12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays
11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
Closed Sundays


New Craft classes are now available at Yampa Valley Fiberworks
New classes are being offered this fall at Yampa Valley Fiberworks north of Craig.  Classes including knitting, spinning, weaving, sewing, fabric painting, and much more. Classes are offered during the week and on weekends. Check out their Facebook page for times: or for more information and to register call: 970-824-9568.

Moffat County Library Craig Branch storytimes

Storytimes at the Moffat County Library in Craig are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Thursday mornings in the children’s room, 570 Green Street. Librarians ask parents to please come early as entering the children’s room late causes distractions. They ask that you arrive 10 minutes ahead of schedule to allow them to start on time.

Dates and Themes:
November 30- Fun with A, B, C’s
December 14- Opposites
December 21- Winter Wonders
December 28- New Stories for the New Year

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