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Activities & Events for week of November 1, 2018


Attention 1st and 2nd grade teachers and home schoolers in Huerfano, Las Animas, and Colfax Counties

HUERFANO/LAS ANIMAS/COLFAX — The World Journal wants to remind 1st and 2nd graders that we want to publish your favorite Thanksgiving turkey recipes! Original Thanksgiving art is encouraged along with the recipes. Please scan and email the recipes and art to: Recipes are due by Thursday, November 15.



HCCC meets today at noon

WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Communication Coalition (HCCC) meeting, will be Thursday, November 1, 12 pm at the Huerfano County Community Center, 931 Russell Avenue. Lunch will be served and many members of the community will be on hand to share their upcoming activities. If you would like to be on the agenda, please either call Debbie Channel at 719-250-9367 or email: dchannel@sprhc


Ethos is today’s La Veta Library movie

LA VEtA — The La Veta Library movie matinee for the month of November will be held Thursday, November 1, 2 pm in the upstairs meeting room. Join us for the documentary film Ethos, as actor and activist Woody Harrelson explores systematic is- sues that are negatively impacting us and discusses ways that people can make choices that will help to create a cleaner environment and a more harmonious existence. Ethos is controversial, thought-provoking, and not to be missed. The movie is sponsored by the Friends of La Veta Library. For more in- formation call 719-742-3572.


Artists Call for entries Gift of Art Show

LA VEtA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta invites artists and the makers of fine crafts to enter the 21st Annual Gift of Art show, to be held Nov. 6 – Jan. 5. Artwork is due at SPACe, 132 W. Ryus, either Thursday, Nov. 1, 11-3 or Saturday, Nov. 3, 10-3. Craft artists who create small items may enter as many as will fit in a basket with a maximum diameter of 16″. The items must be marked with prices. Artists must also pro- vide the basket, which can be placed on a pedestal. Jewelry needs to be securely displayed. All other 3D art must be easily moved, all in one piece. Artists are encouraged to enter art- work with gift-giving in mind. For complete details visit the SPACe website or pick up an entry form at SPACe. Hours are Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 – 3 and Saturdays 10 -4. Call 719-742-3074 for information.


Not too late to join the FCPA Show

Choir second season

LA VEtA — Bet you thought you’d missed the opportunity— but you still have a chance to join this new season of the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts Show Choir!!!! There are no strangers here—only voices we haven’t met—so Join the fun at tonight’s rehearsal—November 1 from 5-6:30 pm at the theater (127 West Francisco) under the primary direction of Sam Sortore, but also includes the conducting experience of Peggy Arnold-Hoobler and Joanne Vargo. Questions? Call Peggy Arnold-Hoobler at 719-742-5496.


VFC and Dorcas Circle food drive at First Choice

WALSENBURG — Dorcas Circle and the Volunteers for Community are getting’ ready for Thanksgiving and your help is needed in helping others. In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, won’t you give so that others can also have a holiday? We will be collecting canned goods and shelf stable items at First Choice Market in Walsenburg on Friday, November 2,1 to 5 pm. Please bring non-perishable food items, buy them at the market and/or monetary gifts are much appreciated. Please make sure that all items have current expiration date. Your help is urgently needed. Thanking you in advance, Dorcas Circle and the Volunteers for Community.


St. Mary Catholic Church Quilt and Craft show and Bronco Bash

WALSENBURG — On Saturday, November 3, kick off the Christmas shopping season at the St. Mary’s Quilt and Craft Fair, 9 am to 3 pm in the new Msgr. Delaney Hall. Crafts, quilts and quilting supplies, Christmas gifts, ethnic baked goods, candy…and coffee and home made pie!

On Sunday, November 4, St. Mary celebrates its Fall Fest and Bronco Bash from 11:30 to the end of the game. Watch the game with friends, play Bronco Bingo, win Bronco door prizes, and enjoy the most fun tailgate party in town in the warmth of Delaney Hall. Silent auction, more shop-ops, and a chance to win $300 in the Fall Fest and Bronco Bash Raffle. Call Natalie at 719-738-1204 for more information on these and other events or to buy tickets.


Beginning T’ai Chi classes at LVSA

LA VEtA — Often referred to as “the gentle art of yielding”, the ancient, slow moving Chinese practice of T’ai Chi Chuan is also healing in many ways. New, beginning classes started last week, but it’s not too late to join. Classes are held each Saturday 9 am at The La Veta School of the Arts, 105 W Ryus, across from the town park. The cost is a donation of $5 per class or $20 for a month of classes. For more information, call Peggy Zehring 719-742-5193, or e-mail: or


Casino Night Fundraiser at La Plaza

WALSENBURG — Walsenburg Downtown Revitalization Committee (WDRC) 7th Annual Casino Night will be held Saturday, November 3, 6 to 10 pm at La Plaza Inn. Casino Night draws over a hundred guests from across the county. Evening festivities include casino tables with Las Vegas-style dealers, silent auction, and a grand prize drawing will cap the evening. Individual tickets are $50 and include two drinks, heavy appetizers, $200 in casino chips, and one raffle ticket for the grand prize.

Proceeds from the nights’ festivities benefit the Fox Theatre’s “Take a Seat” campaign which aims to refurbish auditorium seats with new upholstery and cup holders.


HCHS Sunday Salon for history lovers

WALSENBURG — You are invited to join the first of Huerfano County Historical Society’s History Happenings – a Sunday afternoon “salon” series for history lovers. On Sunday, November 4, the HCHS Director, John Van Keuren will show old photos of Huerfano County from our extensive collection at the Heritage Center. We’ll encourage discussion of the past reflected in these photos and how it influences current Huerfano today. We’ll gather at 2 pm at the Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen Avenue, in Walsenburg. Looking forward to seeing you there.


Ancestors Exhibition at MOF

WALSENBURG — This exhibition has been planned to ac- knowledge those who have passed and the people left behind who cope with loss. Loss is part of all of our shared experience. However this past summer in Huerfano County the effects of the Spring Creek fire and its aftermath are still coloring our lives. This was more than most of us were prepared to cope with and for many of us art is the way to express how its ire is still being felt.

In respect to those whose lives were changed by the fire,

the Museum of Friends has invited artists to create new installations to explore mourning, loss or memory of the power of their ancestors.

The exhibit includes works by Walsenburg’s own Ray Espinoza (now resident of Denver,) Dianne Hanisch, Lorraine Andreatta, Harold Vargas, Irene Grilley, and artists from many other parts of country: Ily Reiling, Nai’a Lewis, Liz Whitney Quizard. Works include: sculptures, wall assenblages, sound and audio installations, paintings and many unique combines.


Storytime explorers at La Veta Library

LA VEtA — La Veta Public Library is a proud recipient of the “Reading is Fundamental Award” for Best Public Library 2018 by Winnie Family Favorites: the Best Places for Kids by Parents! LVPL is proud to have been chosen and offer our since- rest thanks to our loyal patrons! We continue to offer exceptional children’s programming, including Storytime Explorers for our toddler age group! Join us Wednesday mornings at 10 am for storytime and playtime (snacks provided). We are also proud to participate in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which promotes early childhood literacy by sending our participants FREE books! And don’t forget, our school classroom Story times for Pre-K through 2nd grade are also open to all homeschool children! For more information, please contact!


Post-fire community

informational meeting

WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Extension office will be hosting a county-wide informational meeting for home-owners and landowners who have been affected by the recent fire and floods. There will be several speakers during the even- ing, each presenting important information concerning various post-fire activities that could make recovering from the fire or flooding much easier.

As of right now, we have representatives from the Colorado State Forest Service who will be discussing reforestation and erosion control, NRCS personnel who will be discussing post-fire mitigation and re-seeding, Charles Bryant will be discussing noxious weed control following the fire and other speakers will be discussing other topics of interest to fire victims. The program for the evening is still under construction but it promises to be a very informative and informational event for all attending.

The meeting will be held Monday evening, November 5, 6 pm at the Walsenburg Community Center gymnasium. The complete agenda with a list of speakers and topics should b e available by the week of October 29th. Call the CSU Extension office at (719)738-2170 for details regarding the evening program.


Local election results watch party at La Veta Mercantile.

LA VEtA — Join your community on election night as we wait for local election results Tuesday, November 6, 6-8:30 pm at the Merc.


City seeking volunteers for historic preservation board

WALSENBURG — The City of Walsenburg is seeking two additional volunteers to serve on a Historical Preservation Board authorized with the approval of Ordinance 1067 establishing a Certified Local Government. The five member board is charged with developing criteria for the review and designation of historic resources, review and determine qualifications for properties for designation as either an historic structure, site, or districts, conduct surveys of potential historic sites or properties and then develop and assist with public edu- cation programs that relates specifically to his- torical preservation.

Interested parties are encouraged to attend the next Preservation Board meeting on Wednesday, November 7, 4:30 pm in the Spanish Peaks Library conference room.

The two board positions will serve a four year term. Meetings are conducted a mini- mum of four times a year but may meet more frequently to fulfill the responsibilities of the board.

Some specific requirements that individuals must meet to be considered for appointment by City Council include professional background and or property/business ownership. Two of the five members shall be professionals in preservation related disciplines such as, architecture, landscape architecture, architectural history, archaeology, history, planning, American studies, American civ- ilization, cultural geography or cultural anthropology. Two members will be “stakeholders”. A “stakeholder” is a person who owns property or a business within the municipal limits of the City of Walsenburg. There is an opportunity for an interested person to serve in an at large capacity if they do not meet “stakeholder” or professional requirements. Members do not have to live within the City limits.

Citizens interested in serving on the Historic Preservation Board can pick up applications and an outline of board responsibilities and requirements by contacting the City Clerk. Applications with a letter of interest must be returned to City Hall by Monday, December 3. Applicants will be reviewed with recommendations on membership submitted to the City Council for approval at the council meeting scheduled for early January.


Two Peaks Fitness offers basic self defense training and power fitness

LA VEtA — Power Fitness is now offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 am at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St. This class focuses on a workout using a mix of cardio, light boxing, and weight lifting.b For more information call 719-742-3555.

Starting Wednesday, November 7 and taught by a mixed martial arts champion. Stay in shape and have some fun! This new class is held Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at the La Veta Schools old school gym. The campus is located at 126 E Garland Street in La Veta. For questions call Two Peaks Fitness at 719-742- 3555. Resuming Tuesday, November 6 come learn how to protect yourself and position your body in case you are attacked. Taught by a certified instructor in mixed martial arts, this class is now held every Tuesday at 6:30 pm at the La Veta Schools old school gym.


La Veta/Cuchara Chamber meeting

LA VEtA — The next La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting will be Thursday, November 8, 8 am, at Paradise Coffee, 305 S Main Street.


SCCOG Agency on Aging seeks input for four year plan

WALSENBURG — South Central Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging invites you to participate in a focus/input group about the future of our aging community. We invite you to join us over the next weeks to share your comments, suggestions, and ideas for the future of our region. Please help us shape our Four Year plan serving Huerfano and Las Animas Counties. Meetings will in Walsenburg and Trinidad. The Walsenburg meeting will be held Thursday, November 8, 1 pm at the Huerfano County Community Center dining room. Watch for other announcements over the next weeks in other areas.


Sam Law presentation “Three women who started the Civil War

LA VEtA — The LaVeta Library is pleased to welcome back our favorite Civil War enthusiast and historian, Sam Law, as she presents a fascinating talk on who actually caused the Civil War. Most historians would say state’s rights activists or slaves, but in this novel twist the real story lies in the lives of three amazing women. Don’t miss this informative presentation and please note the new time: 4-5 pm on Thursday November 8. Sponsored by the Friends of LaVeta Library. For more information please call 719-742-3572 or visit


Open Mic at LVM

LA VEtA — The next open mic at La Veta Mercantile is Thursday, November 8, 7 to 9 pm. Come on down to the Mercantile and show us your….TALENT. Call or message us and we’ll put you on the list. It fills up fast so don’t wait to long! This event is hosted by La Veta’s very own Ken Saydak and is FREE.


Spanish Peaks Business Alliance Luncheon

LA VEtA — The November luncheon of the Spanish Peaks Business Alliance will be Fri- day, November 9, 12 pm at La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main Street. This month’s meeting will be catered by Ryus Bakery.


Annual “Market Place of Ideas” at MOF

WALSENBURG — MoF’s Annual “Market Place of Ideas” and “Made in Walsenburg” Artists/Crafts people Sale and Demonstrations will be held Saturday, November 10, 1 to 6 pm at the Museum, Main and 6th Street.

Please join us to buy locally made art, photographs, hats, scarves, all hand made items. Artists and Craftspeople will be demonstrating how they create their unique items and be available to answer questions about their process. Help us to celebrate all the unique and creative Huerfano County makers who continue to add to our lives with beauty, talent, ideas and products. Huerfano County non-profit organizations are invited to share what they do and discuss how the community can get involved with their projects.

Santa will bring in the holiday cheer with hot apple cider, hot chocolate, cookies and other home made goodies. Bring your children for a photo op and we will email you the image. Please call Maria or Irene or Candice or Cindy to reserve a table for only $10 and share in the advertising and refreshments.


Spanish Peaks Alpine Alliance annual meeting and movie premier

LA VEtA — Spanish Peaks Alpine Alliance (SPAA) will be holding its annual meeting and special event Saturday, November 10, 6 pm at the La Veta Mercantile. $10 gets you admission, snacks and a 2019 SPAA membership. The featured attraction will be the premier showing in Southern Colorado of “Abandoned”, a Colorado film created by The Road West Traveled. The movie is about aban- doned ski areas of Colorado and features Cuchara Mountain among other areas. It includes interviews of people from our area who once worked at the ski area. Come and watch for locals you might recognize! All are welcome!

For more information, contact Bill Coppola: 719-252-8541 or


Pre holiday reception at La Veta Gallery

LA VEtA — La Veta Gallery on Main will have a holiday kick off of their evening hours for Pre-Holiday Shopping Saturday, November 10, 5-7 pm. Refreshments will be served.


Johnny Depp’s stunt double in La Veta

LA VEtA — Elijah Tindall, stunt double for Johnny Depp, will be in La Veta on Sunday, November 11, 6 pm at the La Veta Mercantile, 300 Main Street. This event is hosted by The Feed Store Church of La Veta.

From Old School Rocker pics on Comedy Central to Inspirational testimonies on ABC Family Network, Elijah Tindall has covered the bases on the media field. He has created an International following through his extensive traveling career doing stand up. This event is free. Join us at the Merc at 6pm for Comedy Night.


Free legal clinic at Spanish Peaks Library

WALSENBURG — A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 4 to 5 pm on the SECOND TUESDAY of each month at the Spanish Peaks Library at 415 Walsen Avenue in Walsenburg. The next date for the clinic is November 13.

By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. Walk-ins are welcome, and everyone will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.


The final 2018 clinic is December 11. Holly Jolly Boutique seeks vendors; sign up by Nov. 15

WALSENBURG — Vendors wanted for the Holly Jolly Boutique scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, November 24 and 25 at the Fox Theatre, 715 Main Street. Booths cost $10 for a 10 x 10 space. If you need electricity please let us know and there might be an extra cost. Need confirmation by November 15th Set up is Saturday Nov. 24, 7:30 to 9:30 am and take down is Sunday, Nov. 25, 5:30 pm. Vendors will need to bring tables and chairs. Contact Kristy at 719-251-2752.



Thanksgiving Food Drive at First National begins today

tRINIdAd — The First National Bank be- gins their 2018 food drive at the First National Bank, Wal-Mart Location, 2921 Toupal Drive Thursday, November 1. The food drive will continue until Saturday, November 17. Food items and cash donations are collected at the Wal-Mart Branch of the First National Bank in Trinidad.


The Youth Club of Trinidad: Pizza grand opening today

tRINIdAd — There will be a Grand opening event for The Youth Club of Trinidad’s new take-and-bake pizza place today, Thursday, November 1, 5 to 8 pm. All are welcome. TYC Pizza, 829 Arizona.


Senior Day at Books & More

tRINIdAd — Friday, Nov. 2, is Senior Citizens Day at Books & More Bookstore, 132 N. Commercial Street. Most items 50% off. Store hours are 11am to 4:30 pm.


THM: Relief printing workshop

tRINIdAd — Relief! Printing Workshop at Trinidad History Museum, 120 S Chestnut St., will be Saturday, November 3, 9 to 5 pm. The class is open to students 16 years and older and the price is $35. (Minimum of 3 students) Bring your own lunch; art supplies provided!

“This relief printing workshop will offer an introduction to the wonderful tools and techniques of the age-old art of block printing. I propose to present a two week-long session in relief (linoleum) printing. The workshop will teach basic relief printing techniques including creating an image, cutting that image into a block and creating prints with a hand printing technique. Students will work to- gether and receive one-on-one input from the instructor throughout the workshop. Their appreciation and understanding of the value of creating artwork will be deepened, and they will come away with prints of their own, and also perhaps, of each others’ work.” – Amanda Palmer


“Live” Storage Wars auction

AGUILAR— An auction will be held at Aguilar Mini Storage located behind Ringo’s Mar- ket Saturday, November 3, 10 am, rain, snow or shine. The auction will be the contents of 6 large storage units. The units will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, $100 mini- mum bid, cash or credit card only.


Stockman’s Charity Ball

tRINIdAd — The 2018 Charity Ball is Saturday, November 3, beginning 5 pm at El Rancho, 1902 Santa Fe Trail. The Ball is presented by the Southern Colorado Livestock Association, established 1872 and begins with a social hour at 5pm, dinner at 6pm, music & dance to follow. Live & silent auction during the Ball with music provided by Country Gold. Tickets are $25 per person. For more infor- mation, please contact Julie Sumpter at 719- 980-0460 or Abel Benavidez at 719-859-0651.


Cappton Reid at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — Come out every weekend for drinks, food, live music, and dancing at Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 CR 41.6 in scenic Gulnare. Saturday, November 3, 8 pm to 12 am Cappton Reid will perform. There is a $5 cover charge. Spanish Peaks Inn also features Taco Tuesdays and special dinners every Friday. Lodging options available.


Canvas & Conversation

tRINIdAd —The monthly Canvas and Conversation at Mt Carmel Wellness Center, 911 Robinson Ave. will be Monday, November 5, 6- 8 pm. The cost for the class is $25 per person which includes art supplies, snacks, glass of wine and wonderful conversation! Call Patricia Duran at 719-845-4875 to reserve your spot or email Patricia at


Low cost spay & neuter clinic

tRINIdAd — Get your pets spayed or neutered at the MaxFund mobile clinic Wednesday, November 7 to Saturday, November 9 at Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association. This clinic is open to pets: everyone – everywhere! There are no income or location limitations. Appointment and prepay are required: call 719-680-2385 to reserve appointments.

•This clinic is for dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens.
•Appointments will be set for November 7th, 8th, and 9th.
•Cat neuters (male cats) $20
•Cat spays (female cats) $30
•Dog neuters (male dogs) $40
•Dog spays (female dogs) $50
•Pets must be at least 8 weeks old, but not older than 5 years old.
•No pets over 50 pounds.
•Appointment & pre-payment is required- payment must be made at the time of setting the appointment. Payment accepted either in person (with cash or credit card) or by phone, with a credit card.
•Pets cannot have food after 8 pm the night before surgery.
•Pets must be at the clinic between 6:30 am and 7 am day of their scheduled surgery. Pets must be picked up the same day as surgery after they have recovered.
•Low cost pet vaccines and microchips are also available day of surgery for additional charge.

Space is limited – so get appointments soon! Call 719-680-2385 for more information.


Basic French lessons at THM

tRINIdAd — Friday mornings, 9 am Trinidad History Museum hosts basic language lessons for students in grades 1-8. Using games and other activities, the objective is for students to have a basic foundation for the language and develop skills for future language-learning.

The cost for attending the morning sessions only is $9, with scholarships available. The all-day rate, which includes the morning language lessons plus additional afternoon activities, lessons, and lunch is $12.

For more information, please contact Abigail via phone or email: 846-7217,


Free legal clinic at Carnegie Library

tRINIdAd — A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 3 to 4 pm on the SECOND TUES- DAY of each month at the Carnegie Public Library, 202 N. Animas Street. The next clinic will be held Tuesday, November 13, 3 to 4 pm. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. Walk-ins are welcome, and everyone will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

The last clinic of the year will be December 11.


Book Readers Rock!

tRINIdAd — Book Readers Rock! is a book club for 6th, 7th and 8th graders at the Carnegie Library. New members are welcome! The November meeting is Friday, November 9, 1:30 to 3 pm.The library provides a free book, (title to be announced).


Family game club at the Carnegie

tRINIdAd — A Saturday get-together to have fun with board games will be held November 10, 2 to 4 pm at the library. Everyone is invited. You must be over six years old to play. Younger kids can watch!


SCCOG Agency on Aging seeks input for four year plan

tRINIdAd — South Central Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging invites you to participate in a focus/input group about the future of our aging community. We invite you to join us over the next weeks to share your comments, suggestions, and ideas for the future of our region. Please help us shape our Four Year plan serving Huerfano and Las Animas Counties. Meetings will in Walsenburg and Trinidad. The Trinidad meeting will be held Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 am at the Sayre Senior Center. Watch for other announcements over the next weeks in other areas. We hope to see you there.


Trinidad Historical Society fall dinner

tRINIdAd — Friday, November 16, at TSJC the Trinidad Historical Society will hold its annual Fall Dinner. Dinner is $15 per person. The deadline for reservations is November 8. You do not have to be a member of the Trinidad Historical Society to attend the dinner, but reservations are required. Mail reservations to Trinidad Historical Society, P.O. Box 176, Trinidad, Colorado, 81082, or call Mary Ellen at 719-846-6074, Carol 719- 846-3456.

The program for the evening will feature the historic “Trinidad Opera House Block” which was built in 1882 on the southwest corner of Main and Commercial Streets. You will hear about some of the places that did business there, see photographs from as early as the 1880s. Join us for an up-to-date photo tour and see some of the fascinating interior details that have survived.

The 136 year old building, now empty, has been deteriorating for years and is possibly in danger of being destroyed. The Trinidad Historical Society would like to share with you its concerns that this vital piece of Trinidad’s history should not be demolished.

The program will be held in the Pioneer Room of the Sullivan Student Center at Trinidad State Junior College. Every- one is welcome to attend the event. Plan to arrive at 6 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm, followed by the program.


Heritage Nights: Sarah Bloom’s Gingerbread Cookies at THM

tRINIdAd — Each month on the Third Thursday, the Trinidad History Museum, 120 S Chestnut Street, will be hosting a heritage night focusing on different aspects of Colorado life. The next Heritage Night is Thursday, November 15, 5 to 7 pm.

Enjoy sweets, treats, and hands-on activities!
November’s topic will be Sarah Bloom’s Gingerbread

Cookies. These programs are geared towards adults, but all ages are welcome.



Fall Consignment Auction

SPRINGER — J & J Auctioneers will have a fall consignment auction, Saturday, November 3, 8:30 am at Colfax County Fair- grounds, 16 Airport Road. This auction features cars, trucks, new and used trailers, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, attachments, and much more. For more information visit or call 575-485-2508.


2nd Annual Whistle-Stop Throw Down disc golf tournament

RAtON — There will be a Doubles Disk Golf Tournament Saturday, November 3, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm at Roundhouse Memorial Park, 100 Memorial Lane. There are 2 rounds of Disk golf 1st round at 10 am; 2nd round at 2 pm. Registration is at 9:30 am; player meeting at 9:45. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the second round. There will be a huge raffle with great prizes.


Vienna Boys Choir at the Shuler

RAtON — The Shuler Restoration and the Whited Foundation presents the Vienna Boys Choir Sunday, November 4 at the Shuler Theater, 131 N. 2nd Street. 300 boys and girls attend the Choir’s schools. A quarter of the schools’ alumni become professional musicians. The Choir’s education and singing tradition is listed by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage in Austria. Professor Gerald Wirth is the choir’s president and artistic director.

Tour direction for the Vienna Boys Choir is handled by Opus3Artists of New York City. For more information: and Adult tickets are $20, student tickets are $10. Get tickets at the theater or visit


Knights of Columbus bake sale

RAtON — The Knights of Columbus invite you to their an- nual bake sale to raise funds for Thanksgiving Meal Certificates to be given out to those in need this holiday season. Please plan to attend on Sunday, Nov 4 at Saint Patricks Saint Josephs Parish Hall, 104 Buena Vista.


Chili for Democracy ~ Cimarron Civic Club

CIMARRON — The Cimarron Civic Club (formerly Kiwanis Club) will once again be hosting the annual Chili for Democracy on election day, Tuesday, Nov 6. It will be held at the Cimarron United Methodist Church.

Serving times for lunch will be 11 am to 1:30 pm and dinner service will be from 4 pm – 6 pm.

All you can eat $5, no increase in price from past years. Veterans, please identify yourself as you pay and your cost will only be $4 as our way of saying thank you. Lots of varieties will be available.

Don’t forget to vote before or after you join us for chili! All proceeds from the clubs fundraisers go back into the community. We give a number of scholarships. We assist the HALOS parent, teacher organization of the Cimarron Schools. We have donated to youth fishing tournaments and other needs as we are made aware of them. We try to keep our adopted mile on Hwy 64 clean. Our meetings are Wednesday mornings, 7 AM at the St. James Hotel. Have a program you’d like to provide to the club, or a project we might help fund or just want to come meet us and see what all we do, please join us and enjoy the fellowship and hear about the fun we have as we operate the concession stand for both the July 4 Rodeo and the Ranch Rodeo among other things.


Call to artists for “Old Pass Christmas”

RAtON — The Old Pass Gallery is preparing for the “old Pass Christmas” show (Think Small – Nice Christmas Gifts! All en- tries must be original works (painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography and textile). Old Pass Gallery will accept up to 10 pieces of artwork on Wednesday and Thursday November 7 & 8, from 10 am to 4 pm. The entry fee for this show is $5 per piece or $2.50 if you are an Artist Member.

The show will open to the public on November 13. Let’s show Raton and our tourists our great talent in the area and encourage everyone to shop locally for their Christmas Gifts.


A BOX OF JOY® for a needy child!

RAtON — Send a Christmas blessing that says, “God loves you and so do I!” Our Goal this year is 100 Boxes, last year we were able to send 86 gifts to children in need. The kick off will be Wednesday, Nov. 7, 4 to 5:30 pm at St. Patrick St. Joseph Parish Hall. Materials will be available at the Catholic Church office on Thursday, November 8 9 am to 2 pm. All boxes due by Nov. 8, 2 pm at the Catholic Church office.

Contact the project leader, Rhea Jackson, for more information. Please call: 505-217-8489


Bayou Seco student program at the Shuler Theater

RAtON — Bayou Seco Music comes to the Shuler for a student show Friday, November 9, 9 am. This program is part of the Shuler Theater for Shortgrass School Programs. The public is invited. Bayou Seco consists of Ken Keppeler & Jeanie McLerie who play traditional music from the Southwest. They will start out acoustic just to show the power of humans versus the plug in the wall.


12th Annual Vermejo 4-H Holiday Craft Show

MAXWELL — The 12th Annual Vermejo 4-H Holiday Craft Fair will be held Saturday, November 10, 10 am to 3 pm at the Maxwell Schools Auditorium in Maxwell, NM. Lots of great items! A few vendor tables are still available for $10 each. Contact Melissa Sanchez @ 575-643-9210 to reserve your spot or for more information


Christmas bazaar at Raton Methodist

RAtON — The annual Christmas Bazaar at the Raton Methodist Church,1501 S. 4th St. will be held Saturday, November 10, 9 am to 1:30 pm. Handmade crafts such as ornaments, memo frames, totes and MUCH MORE! Also available are baked goods, fudge, cakes, and cookies; OVER 100 PLANTS, coffee, goodies, chocolate Advent Calendars; and Frito PIE served from 11:30 till its gone. For more information call Florence: 575-447-6474.


Veteran’s Day ceremony at Springer Veterans Memorial

SPRINGER — The Mayor will speak Sunday, November 11, 11 am, followed by guest war veteran speakers. Special singers. Free hamburgers, chips, and drinks after the ceremony. Meet at the Springer Veterans Memorial.


Veterans Day Ceremony at Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park

ANGEL FIRE — The annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, NM, 34 Country Club Road. Weather permitting we will hold the ceremony outside in the Amphitheater.


Operation Christmas Child Samaritan’s Purse collection week

RAtON — Operation Christmas Child partners with churches worldwide to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Collection week is Monday, November 12 through Monday, November 19 at the First Baptist Church office, 225 South Third Street. If you have questions please call 575-445- 3571. More information about the ministry and this project can be found by visiting


Christian mindfulness: A labyrinth walk at The Mandala Center

dES MOINES — Walking meditatively through a labyrinth, a form of pilgrimage, is a time-honored spiritual practice. Join Randi Whitman as she leads the experience to bring partici- pants into alignment with spiritual energies Sunday, November 11, 2 – 4 pm. The Mandala Center is located at 96 Mandala Rd, three miles west of Des Moines, NM. For more information please call 575-278-3002 or visit


Cimarron Community Roundtable

CIMARRON — Join us for the monthly meeting to discuss local happenings Monday, November 12, beginning 5:15 pm at First Baptist Church, 5 Lambert Hills Blvd.. All members of the community are welcome.


“Dia de los Muertos” Day of the Dead – All Saints Day at Old Pass Gallery

RAtON — This show will hang from Oct. 30 – Nov. 12. Please feel free to bring your loving memory items for our community altar and come in any time during the run of the show and paint your very own sugar skull. For additional information or questions contact or call (575) 445-2052. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10am to 4pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Old Pass Gallery is at 145 S. First Street in Raton.



Register now for the 2019 Saving Places conference: advanced registration pricing ends November 6th

dENVER — Register now for Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s (CPI) Saving Places® Conference which takes place Monday, February 4 through Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel. Advanced registration pricing ex- tends only through Tuesday, November 6, so register today to receive a deep discount. Early bird pricing will then extend through January 28, 2019.

CPI’s Saving Places® Conference is a dynamic four-day event featuring high-quality educational content and network- ing opportunities for individuals interested in historic preservation and associated fields including historic homeowners, architects, realtors, students, community leaders, business owners, and preservationists. The event is designed to provide engaging, varied content that will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools they can integrate into their lives, their work, and communities.

Register now for the 2019 Saving Places® Conference February 4-7 at the Sheraton Denver downtown hotel at Saving- Email Amanda Barker at or call 303.893.4260 x230 for more information.

This project was paid for in part by a History Colorado State Historical Fund Grant.


Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company 33rd season kick- ing off 20th year!

ALBUQUERQUE — This November, Yjastros will kick-off a 20th year anniversary celebration, commemorating over 50 choreographic works by over 30 Spanish and United States choreographers. Highlights of the 20th year celebration include a collaboration with Spanish choreographer Daniel Doña and the orchestra of New Spain in January of 2019, ongoing community events, and in-depth looks at the creative process. See the company perform November 9, 8 pm and November 10, 2 pm and 8 pm at the Albuquerque Journal Theatre, National Hispanic Cultural Center. Tickets are available at The National Hispanic Cultural Center Box office or online at