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Moffat County Educators offered free trees, lessons through Project Plant It!

Dominion Energy is offering free Redbud seedlings to Moffat County educators. Pictured is a Rosebud in bloom.

Dominion Energy's Project Plant It! teaches children about trees and the environment.

Moffat County Educators are encouraged to sign up now to receive up to 25 free tree seedlings, which will be shipped in time for Arbor Day 2018.

Project Plant It! began in 2007. This year, a new lesson plan about conservation of natural resources has been added to 11 existing lesson plans that support third-grade learning standards for math, science, language arts and social studies. All the lesson plans can be downloaded at no charge from projectplantit.com, and they can be adapted easily to all grade levels, preschool through college.

The program is available for children of all ages and grade levels, including those in schools, Scout troops, civic and church groups, environmental clubs, home-schools, preschool centers and other entities that work with youth.

Online enrollment is open across regions served by Dominion Energy, including Moffat County. Supplies of seedlings are limited, so it's important for educators and group leaders to register as soon as possible.

Educators and group leaders can register by visiting projectplantit.com and clicking on "Request your free seedlings.”

Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen class set for Dec. 11
Create fun and easy gift for holiday giving with instructor Kelly Nottingham. Cost is $5, and class starts at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 in the kitchen at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. For more information and signup, call 70-326-3188.

'Twelve Classes of Christmas' underway at CNCC
CNCC Community Education 'Twelve Classes of Christmas' continues. The following craft and art classes are still available. 

 

• Wheat Weaving Ornaments: A symbol of goodness and prosperity, wheat weaving is an ancient folk art that developed in agrarian societies that grew grains.

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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 cncc.edu/academics/community-education/craig.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way class registration open until Jan. 16
Parenting the Love and Logic way offer simple, practical techniques to help parents raise responsible children, have more fun in their role and easily and immediately change their children's behavior. The class is designed for parents and educators of all ages.

The free class will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 30 through March 13 at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave., Craig.

Free childcare will also be offered.

For more information or to register by Jan. 16, contact Charity Reiser at 970-824-8282 ext. 2043 or charity.reiser@state.co.us.

Moffat County Library announces storytimes
Storytimes at the Moffat County Library in Craig are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the library’s children’s room, 570 Green Street. Librarians ask parents to arrive early, as entering late causes distractions.

Dates and themes are as follows

Dec. 14 — Opposites
Dec. 21 — Winter Wonders
Dec. 28 — New Stories for the New Year