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Briefs for Dec. 11 2008

Conservation board meeting tonight

WALSENBURG- The Board of Supervisors of the Upper Huerfano Conservation District will meet at 5:30 pm on Thurs. Dec. 11 at 711 Walsen Ave. Suite A, in Walsenburg.  The meeting is open to the public.

Francisco Fort museum gift  shop still open

LA VETA- The Francisco Fort Museum Gift Shop, at 306 Main St. will be open on Dec 12 and 13 from 2 until 8 pm.  The shop has a great selection of railroad and Colorado history books, plus books by local authors and many other gifts and decorations.  A gift bought here is a gift to the recipient and to the museum.  Have an historical Christmas.

Transform Scrooge

AGUILAR- Come enjoy Scrooge Transformed, a Western Melodramatic Comedy written by Mary Sue Mangino and starring Bob Walton as Scrooge on Fri. Dec. 12, at 7 pm at the Aguilar School Auditorium. There will be another showing on Sat. Dec. 13 at the Trinidad Middle School Auditorium.

La Veta Art & Crafts Show

LA VETA- The public is invited to the La Veta Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday December 13th from 9 am-4pm at Sammie′s Restaurant. Enter to win door prizes and enjoy lunch specials from Sammie′s!

Cantata concerts doubleheader weekend

LA VETA- There will be two opportunities to hear good music and also to hear our youth perform this weekend.  The Community Singers will present A World of Christmas, a cantata by Joseph Martin, in both La Veta and in Walsenburg.  This cantata will have dancers, soloists, narrators and drama by the children.  On Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 pm come see the cantata at the United Methodist Church in La Veta, 420 Main Street. 

    On Sun. Dec. 14, you get double the pleasure with An Evening of Music, at the United Church of Walsenburg, 108 Kansas Avenue in Walsenburg. 

    The Community Youth Concert will begin the evening at 4:30 pm featuring piano students, guitar students and vocalists, and the Community Youth Chorus will sing Christmas songs.   Come and see what our young people can do. Their concert will be followed by supper at 5:30 pm. (Please bring a plate of sandwiches to share).  

    At 7 pm the Community Singers will perform the cantata A World of Music once again for the enjoyment of the Walsenburg area audience.  

    For information call Carol at 989-0826.

Change is coming

WALSENBURG- The Huerfano County Democratic Party and the "Colorado Campaign for Change" are sponsoring a "Change is Coming" Meeting to be held in Walsenburg on Sun. Dec. 14 at 2 pm at the Huerfano County Community Center.  As part of the creation of a new national agenda the Obama Transition Team is actively seeking input from our community about the problems we face and any ideas for possible solutions.

    This is what we wanted, what we worked so hard for; a government that listens, that cares what we think, what we need.  Whatever your concerns are, health care, education, the economy, war, environment, water, energy, we need your voice.    This new Administration needs ideas from farmers and ranchers, businessmen and retirees, newcomers and natives. liberals and conservatives, local or global.  Bring your friends, even "non-political" or non-Democrat friends.  Bring written proposals if you wish.  Let′s seize the opportunity! Please join us. 

Italian Christmas cookie party

TRINIDAD—Buon Natale! Merry Christmas! Get in the holiday spirit at the “Festa di Biscotti: Cookies and Camaraderie” hosted by the Trinidad Italian Club.   The party takes place on Sunday, Dec. 14, from 2-4 pm, in the General Purpose Room in the Student Center at Trinidad State Junior College.

    The holiday spirit and a minimum of one dozen cookies to share with others are required for entry to the fiesta.  So make an extra batch of Christmas cookies and join the fun!  Gourmet cookies from one of Trinidad’s cafe bakeries are good too but, please, no packaged cookies!  A modest fee will be charged for anyone without cookies.  The club will provide beverages.

    The event is open to members of the Trinidad Italian Club and the general public too. You do not have to be of Italian ancestry to participate in club events or to become a member of the club.  For more information, contact Paula Manini at the museum at 719-846-7217.

Re-2’s winter music concert

LA VETA- The La Veta Elementary School concert will be held Tues. Dec. 16 at 6:30 pm.  All are invited to enjoy the joy of children singing and playing in the band.

Gardner’s winter program

GARDNER- The winter program at Gardner School will be held on Wed. Dec. 17, at 7 pm.  Please attend!

Peakview students in concert

WALSENBURG- Students at Peakview School will present a concert on Thurs. Dec. 18 at 6:30 pm.  Come and show support for the kids and for music in Re-1.

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