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Upcoming Events for week of November 14, 2019


1st National Bank calendar distribution

RATON/TRINIDAD/wALSENBuRg — Come join us for the annual holiday open house and 2020 Calendar distribution, Friday, December 6, 9 am to 3 pm be at these 1st National Bank locations: Loan Production Office, 1247 S. Second Street, Raton; The Main Bank, 100 E. Main Street, Trinidad; and Huerfano County Branch, 135 W. 6th Street. The title of our beautiful calendar for 2020 is “Remembering Our Neighborhood Grocery Stores.”



A first hand perspective on the Criminal Justice system

LA VETA — The La Veta Library presents a program on Criminal Justice from the vantage point of a “white collar” victim of an unjust system today, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2 pm.

What would you do if you were tried and convicted for a crime that you never committed? The La Veta Library will host author and lecturer, Jerry Rising as he shares his story of 57 months in prison and how he made the most of his unjust incarceration by tutoring hundreds of inmates to help get their GEDs. Rising has written a book entitled “Junk Justice” and will share his insights regarding the need for criminal justice reform. Call 719-742-3572 for more info.


Ecstatic dance at the Merc

LA VETA — Make your move, not your mind! Come and quiet your inner and outer dialogue and enjoy your own personal exploration of body movement, while listening to some fun rhythms for an awesome experience Thursday, November 14, 7 pm. Wear comfortable clothing and leave your inner critic at the door. All ages welcome!


Support creative arts in your town!

wALSENBuRg — Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) is coming to Walsenburg to gather small business, property owners, and the non-profit sector to get creative Friday, November 15, 3 to 5 pm on the second floor of the Museum of Friends. Dive into the discussion of how and why to consider a cultural trust, how to build a stronger creative district, and the creative place- making and wayfinding.


MoF GALA and Western art sale

wALSENBuRg — Downtown Walsenburg’s Museum of Friends announces the 2nd Annual GALA Benefit to Save the Roof and Dick Building, Friday, November 15, 5:30 to 9:30 pm.

See full article on page 15.


22nd Annual Gift of Art Show

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta invites everyone to the opening reception for the Gift of Art Show Saturday, Nov. 16, 5 – 7 pm. Located at 132 W. Ryus, in the La Veta Town Park, the SPACe Gallery is exhibiting works by area artists with a special collection of original art by the new Art Council Trinidad. This artwork with gift giving in mind will be on display until Jan. 4. Hours are Tues. & Thurs. 11 am – 3 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm. Call 719 742-3074 for info.


Rio Cucharas HOA meeting

LA VETA — The Rio Cucharas Phase 3 Home Owners Association annual meeting will be held Saturday, November 16, 1 to 4 pm at the La Veta Public Library. All are invited to attend.


Snake and Rabbit at Deerprint Wine

LA VETA — Americana duo Snake and Rabbit will perform Sunday, November 17, 6 to 8 pm at Deerprint Wine, 106 E Francisco Street. Snake and the Rabbit have a stripped down, minimalist approach to Americana music heavily influenced by Psychedelic folk, American blues, Outlaw Country and lo-fi Garage Rock. Call for more information: 719-650-2079.


Afternoon of Poetry

LA VETA — An “Afternoon of Poetry” in honor of CELEBRATIONS will be held Sunday, November 17, 3-5 pm, at Tom Doerk’s home, 120 W. Grand. Bring poems to read. For more info call Tom (742-3776) or Robin(742-3398).


CPS Unit forum: RSVP by Nov. 18

wALSENBuRg — The Huerfano County Department of Social Services Child Protection Unit is pleased to announce that we are moving toward utilizing a Differential Response option when responding to reports of concerns of child abuse or neglect. We will be holding a community forum Thursday, November 21, 10:30 am to noon, at Spanish Peaks Library.

RSVP at or by telephone at 719- 738-2810 ext. 126 by Monday, Nov. 18. For more info visit: col-


American Legion meeting

wALSENBuRg — The Walsenburg American Legion Post 16 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16, will meet Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held on the 2nd floor of the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center, 23500 US Highway 160. All Veterans and their spouses are invited to attend. We will be discussing current activities, including membership, the new LEGION Act that makes all veterans eligible for membership, as well as any future activities. Come and join us! For further information, contact the Post Commander, Gary Baldwin at 719-738-2801.


Jeffrey Foucault at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — With his rugged Midwestern sensibility and rich, evocative voice, Jeffrey Foucault is a songwriter in the tradition of the classic American country-folk troubadours. Come hear his unique voice Tuesday, November 19, 7 pm at La Veta Mercantile. $15 in advance; $18 on day of show.


32nd Gardner one room schoolhouse

gARDNER — For the 32nd year, Gardner School has set aside a day to celebrate the combination of new ideas in education with the traditional ones by setting up the entire school poulation in one-room schoolhouses. The project has been such a success in years past that the school will celebrate again this year on Thursday, Nov. 21. The “schoohouses” will simulate the local one room schoolhouses, which were scattered throughout the Garder area. Open to the public.


Advanced directives

wALSENBuRg — Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care will host an informational presentation Thursday, November 21, 1 pm at Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen Avenue. Take the first step to ensure your values and wishes are honored when it comes to end-of-life care. Join us for a dedicated class to make your wishes known by completing a basic set of advanced directives. For more info please call 719-846-3060.


1621, A New Look at Thanksgiving

LA VETA — La Veta Library is partnering with Huajatolla Heritage Foundation for a thought-provoking program Thursday, Nov. 21, 2 pm at the library. The program, “1621, A New Look at Thanksgiving” will explore some of the myths and realities we have grown accustomed to as the Thanksgiving experience handed down for generations. Heritage Foundation members will offer a new look at the real history behind the event that inspired the myth of The First Thanksgiving.


Family Game Night at SPLD

wALSENBuRg — Bring the family out to Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen Avenue, Thursday, November 21, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Games and snacks provided. All are welcome. For more information call 719-738-2774.


Open mic at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Comedy, poetry, singing, acting, or your chance at getting on your soapbox for a few minutes is what open mic night is all about. The next open mic will be Thursday, November 21, 7 pm. Reserve your space soon, because this is a favorite event. Open mic is a free event hosted by world famous blues musician Ken Saydak. Contact the Mercantile to reserve your space by calling 719-742-3387.


Mollie O’Brien, Rich Moore at the Merc

LA VETA — At home in nearly any genre of music, Mollie O’Brien moves effortlessly between folk, blues, and R&B. Come out Friday, November 22, 7 pm to the La Veta Mercantile to hear her sing. She has released a number of Americana al- bums with her brother, Grammy-winner Tim O’Brien. She is currently based in Denver, and regularly tours and performs with her husband, guitarist Rich Moore, as a duo. Together they have released one studio album,” Saints and Sinners” and a live CD, “900 Baseline”. She has regularly appeared on shows such as “A Prairie Home Companion”, “Mountain Stage”, and contributed vocals to the Grammy-winning album “True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe”. Ticket prices to be announced.


CVCCS Thanksgiving service and food baskets

CuChARA — The Cuchara Valley Christian Community Services Thanksgiving service will be on Friday, November 22, 6 pm at the Cuchara Christian Fellowship. We will begin collecting food for our Christmas food baskets that night.


15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival

CuChARA — Calling all “go big or go home” winter enthusiasts! Get ready to get goosebumps while you “Ooh!” and “Ahh!” at the impact and importance of our winter wildlands through this collection of short films. The fifteenth annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will show in Cuchara on Saturday, November 23, at The Timbers Restaurant.

All proceeds will benefit Spanish Peaks Alpine Alliance (SPAA). Spanish Peaks Alpine Alliance is a non-profit organization in Huerfano to promote summer and winter out- door alpine recreation. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Admission price of $10 includes your 2020 SPAA membership. Doors open at 5:00 and the screening beings at 6:00.

This film festival is produced each year as a celebratory, backcountry community event by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, the 15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival film line-up is full of snowy, cinematic adventure sure to inspire both the local backcountry and general communities. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snow sports experience on public lands. By partnering with groups like Spanish Peaks Al- pine Alliance at a local level, the Winter Wild- lands Alliance raises funds for these groups and communities.


SCCY hosts community Thanksgiving

wALSENBuRg — Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth is having its annual FREE Thanks- giving Dinner Monday, November 25, 5 to 7 pm at Delaney Hall. This is SCCY’s way of saying thank you to the citizens of Huerfano County who continually support our efforts to help the youth realize their full potential and achieve their dreams. This dinner is a community event that is being supported by many entities in the community. We hope to see all of Huerfano at the dinner. Come and dine with us and share delicious food, wonderful friends, and share each other’s company during the holiday season.


Eagles open house & craft sale (vendors wanted!)

wALSENBuRg — Eagles Hall, 614 Main Street, will be open before and after the parade of lights Friday, November 29. Food and hot chocolate will be served. Vendors can rent a table for $15; call 738-2861 or 738-3116 to reserve your space. Come out and enjoy this wonderful community event!


30th Annual Parade of Lights

wALSENBuRg — Join us for an evening of holly jolly fun Friday, November 29 for the 30th annual Holiday Parade of Lights! The theme this year is “Sweets and Treats”. The parade begins at 6:30 pm; lineup is at 6 on East Spruce Street.

After the parade, visit us at Legends flooring for hot cocoa, cookies, and visit with Santa Claus himself! For participation information visit Legends Flooring, 726 Main Street, or call Laurie at (719) 738-2033.


Free family holiday movie

wALSENBuRg — Come out to the Fox Theatre after the Parade of Lights Friday, November 29, 8 to 9:30 pm. We will have a free family friendly film (to be announced) for more information call 719-695-2199.


Shawn Brown at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Shawn Brown will be back at the La Veta Mercantile Saturday, November 30, 7 pm! Shawn, master of the Hammond B3 and “Most Soulful Vocalist” this side of the Mississippi, learned music while playing Gospel with his family. His musical journey began at the age of 3 when he began playing the piano and then became the organist, accompanying his mother for their church at 8 years old. Shawn’s latest album, Best Blues Money Can Buy, is a mix of Gospel, jazz, and blues. He has shared the stage with Al Green, Clarence Clemons, Christopher Cross, Earth Wind & Fire, Keith Sweat, Ronnie Earl, Lucky Peter- son, and Percy Sledge. Tickets are $18 in ad- vance; $20 day of show.


Call for vendors

LA VETA — Calling local artists and crafts people-time to plan for the Traditions Arts and Crafts Sale Saturday, December 7, 10 am to 4 pm at La Veta Mercantile 300 S. Main. Limited space so contact Sandy Dolak, 719- 251-1271 or for more info or to request space.


La Veta Annual Holiday Arts Fund Raiser

LA VETA — Each December since 2008 the La Veta arts community has held an end of year culinary fund raising event. The event this year is on Saturday, December 7, 5 to 7:30 pm. Come stroll among eight La Veta art galleries and enjoy a variety of delicious foods and beverages, as well as an exceptional variety of artworks, while contributing to local art pro- grams and scholarships for both adults and children. Tickets are $25 each and are available for purchase at the participating venues. The 8 participating venues are: La Veta Gallery on Main, Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe), Painted Horse Gallery, Shalawalla Gallery & Gift Shop, La Veta School of the Arts, and Silvershoe as well as the two new venues this year: Crafted in Colorado and the Parkside Gallery of Wood Art. Tickets avail- able at:

Each venue will provide some type of food and refreshment to ticket holders. The La Veta Gallery on Main, in keeping with longstanding tradition, will provide a selection of desserts. The other locations will pro- vide taster or small plate offerings along with beverages. Each venue will also be holding a drawing for a prize of their choosing. All ticket holders will be entered in the master drawing for an adult art scholarship with an estimated value of $100. There are a limited number of tickets available, so please purchase your tickets early. The FCPA Show Choir will provide Christmas caroling during this year’s event.


Holy Guacamole!

wALSENBuRg — New Hope Community Church of Walsenburg, located at 801 Pennsylvania in Walsenburg, will be hosting a guacamole fellowship Sunday evening, December 8, beginning at 6 pm. Guacamole will be made fresh, in sight at each table! Everyone is invited with special emphasis on former at- tenders, friends, and neighbors of New Hope.


SPBA’s Second Annual Holiday Giving Celebration

wALSENBuRg — The Spanish Peaks Busi- ness Alliance is hosting the Second Annual Holiday Giving Celebration on Wednesday, December 11, 6 to 9 pm at the Huerfano County Community Center.

The centerpiece of this event is an auction, where nonprofits give a 60-second speech that includes an overview of the organization and its needs for the year. Donations for the presenting non-profit will then be auctioned off to local businesses. There is no amount too small or too large, if you need in- kind donations, such as board members, volunteers, items, or services, please include them in the pitch. Ask for what you need.

Each nonprofit will have about 4 feet of table space to set up an information booth. At the end of the auction, bidders will be instructed to go to the information tables to sign letters of commitment and for nonprofits to collect contact information. It is generally expected that businesses will receive an invoice from the nonprofit for their financial commitment, though some businesses may prefer to pay that evening. We encourage nonprofits to bring a festive donation jar for their table.

Each nonprofit will also be included in an event guide. We request each participating nonprofit submit a statement of no more than 300 words that compliments your 60-second speech. This statement should include your requests and an overview of your organization. We also need a point of contact to list in the guide.

To participate in the holiday auction, please email your statement for the event guide and the name, phone number and/or email address of your point of contact to: EKSANDER@HUERFANO.US

Thank you in advance for your participation. Feel free to share this invitation with any nonprofits that are seeking funding in 2020. Together we can make a difference!



Learn to crochet at Aguilar Public Library today

AguILAR — The Aguilar Public Library proudly presents a free program on crochet- ing, Thursday, November 14 and 21, 12 to 2 pm. Learn the basics of crocheting taught by a local pro, Phyllis Donovon! Supplies are included for free! You must sign up at the library, or call 719-941-4426 ASAP in order to know how many supplies will be needed. The Library wants to acknowledge and thank the “Trinidad Community Foundation” for sponsoring this event.


Japanese art forms – suminagashi

TRINIDAD — The next Japanese Art Form event will be Thursday, November 14, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Carnegie Public Library. Suminagashi is a process in which Sumi ink is floated on the surface of plain water, then transferred to a sheet of paper. Suminagashi (sue-me-NAH-gah-she) literally means “floating ink” and is an ancient form of Japanese marbling dating back over 800 years. Suminagashi is the ancient art of Japanese marbling. Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other kinds of stone.


Open House at SCRT-

TRINIDAD — Come out for socializing and tasty morsels at the Southern Colorado Reparatory Theater, 131 W. Main, open house Thursday, November 14, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Presenters include- Jan Brennan- Vibrant Communities Consultant, Dr. Rhonda Epper-TSJC President, Harriet Vaugeois-DCI Local Challenge Leader. The discussion will be on the future of the arts in our community.


Trinidad Business Holiday Spirit Decorating Contest

TRINIDAD — The Corazon de Trinidad Historic Main Street Board and the City of Trini- dad Tourism Board Presents “DECK THE HALLS” Business Spirit Decorating Competition. The application period is Nov. 1 – 22.

The judging period will be November 23 through December 25, and on-site judging by panel is December 6 through December 8. Eligibility requires the decorations to be up no later than November 22. Lights must stay on daily from dusk to 9 pm, and they must be dis- played Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day.

There will be 3 different Voting opportunities. 1. will take place on FACEBOOK at VISIT TRINIDAD COLORADO and at TRIN- IDAD HISTORIC MAIN STREET. 2. Ballot voting on the Trinidad Trolley. 3. Panel of Judges. 1st Prize: 3 months of rent/mortgage paid*; 2nd Prize: 2 months of rent/mortgage paid*; 3rd Prize: 1 month of rent/mortgage paid*. *Not to exceed 100% of rent/mortgage or $1,000 per month.

Rules and application forms are available at City Hall – Call Kim Lopez @ 719-846-9843 or email . Advertising and prizes are underwritten by the City of Trinidad


Food drive at 1st National Bank- Walmart location

TRINIDAD — The annual Thanksgiving Food Drive at 1st National Bank- Walmart Lo- cation is running Now until Nov. 22. Non perishable food and cash donations accepted. Help out those in need this holiday season.


Food drive at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — Carnegie Public Library is accepting donations of non-perishable food, cash or check, or hats and gloves now until Friday, November 22 for their annual food basket drive.


Movie and popcorn Friday at Aguilar Public Library

AguILAR — The Aguilar Public Library will feature a children’s classic movie “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” Friday, November 15, 12 to 2 pm. Bring the kids, free popcorn!


HOH Creator Fridays!

TRINIDAD — We are proud to announce that this fall’s Hands on History Fridays will focus on the arts! HOH is for kids in 1 through 8 grades and runs each Friday, 1 to 4 pm. The cost for the class is $9 per week. (Scholarships available for free/reduced lunch, or multiple sibling enrollment. HOH will be held each Friday through December 20. These Fridays are sponsored by the Trinidad Community Foundation and in partnership with the Arts Council of Trinidad, whose members will be joining us to teach about different types of art techniques!

Each Friday will include a brief history lesson to introduce the topic and its significance, followed by hands on activities. This Friday, November 15, – Kahlo self portrait

Contact Abigail to enroll: 719-846-7217 or .


Holiday Gala reception

TRINIDAD — The Corazon Gallery will be hosting the “Holiday Gala” show reception Friday, Nov. 15, 5 pm. The Corazon Gallery is located at 149 E. Main.


Teacher workshop on Latino Heritage rescheduled

TRINIDAD — Bringing the Rich Latino Heritage of Las Animas/Huerfano Counties into Your Classroom: A two-day workshop for K- 12 teachers has been rescheduled to spring. Please watch for announcements about the workshop in the World Journal.


Elks Holiday Craft Show

TRINIDAD — Come out for the Elks Holiday Craft Show Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 am to 3 pm at Elks Lodge, 120 S Maple Street. One day shopping event of handcrafted and home- made one of a kind treasures made by local talent. For more info, 575-420-3805.


Marketplace Gallery countdown to the holidays

TRINIDAD — The annual craft event at Marketplace Gallery, 149 E Main Street will be held Saturday, November 16, 10 am to 3 pm. Shop locally made handmade goods. For more information call 719-846-8207.

Call for Vendors: Countdown to the Holidays at Marketplace Gallery, 149 E. Main Street. Get free space, 30% commission for the market scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 10-3, call 719-846-8207 to reserve space.


Annual Quilt Guild craft show

TRINIDAD — The Annual Quilt Guild Craft Show and Charity Quilt Giveaway will be held Saturday, November 16, 9 am to 2 pm, at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds, 2200 N Linden Ave. This Annual craft show features homemade items for sale and a quilt to be given away. For more information call Mally at 303-913-8142.


Spur of the Moment at Spanish Peaks Inn

guLNARE — This Saturday, November 16, 7:30 to 11:30 pm dance to the music of Spur of the Moment Band at Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 CR 41.6. There is a $5 cover charge. Food and drink available for purchase.

Spanish Peaks Inn has Taco Tuesdays and dinner specials on Thursday and Friday nights. Want to learn line dancing? Come out Wednesdays at 2:30 pm and join our line dancing group. Live music and dancing most weekends! Join us for Thanksgiving Potluck, 4-8pm Thursday, November 28. Bring a dish and beverage to share. For more information contact: 719-941-4288 or email


SNA 3-On-3 Tournament

TRINIDAD — A Co-ed, High School and above 3 on 3 tournament will be held Sunday, November 17, 8 am until finished, at Scott Gymnasium at TSJC. Maximum of 5 players per team. This tournament is sponsored by the TSJC School of Nursing.The registration fee is $50 cash or check day of event. Rules and flyer will be sent to captain after submission of form. Con- cessions will be available and winning team will win shirts.


Stained Art Class

TRINIDAD — A Stained Art Class, hosted by The Heritage School at Trinidad State, will be offered Monday November 18 through Friday, November 22, 6 to 8 pm in Berg 401. Learn the Tiffany method of stained glass and complete a piece ready to hang within the week. Quick learners may complete more than one piece. The class cost of $45 includes the materials for one project. $20 materials fee for each additional project must be paid to the instructor during class. Instructors are Jody and Rich Alford, local artists and members of the Art Council of Trinidad. Call Donna Haddow at 719-846-5724 to register.


Operation Christmas Child

TRINIDAD — Shoe Box Drop-Off dates for the 2019 Operation Christmas Child will be held Nov. 18 to 25 at fishers Peak Community Church- 10377 Santa Fe Trail. For any questions please call Mary Beach at 719-846-8684 or Bonnie Groubert at 719-859-4252

Collection Week Hours:
Monday 11/18 – 1pm to 3pm

Tuesday 11/19 – 9am to 11am

Wednesday 11/20 – 9am to 11am

Thursday 11/21 – 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Friday 11/22 – 2pm to 4pm

Saturday 11/23 – 10pm to 12pm

Sunday 11/24 – 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Monday 11/25 – 7:30am to 9:30am


Walleye Association meeting

TRINIDAD — The next meeting of the Colorado Walleye Association- South Chapter, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6 pm at City of Trinidad Community Center, 1309 Beshoar Drive.


Cooking for one

TRINIDAD — Join us for an evening of grief support combined with a special cooking class designed for those cooking for just themselves Wednesday, November 20 and Wednesday, December 4, 4 to 6 pm in the Garden Room at Mt. Carmel, 911 Robinson Ave.

You’ve lost your best friend and feel a bit confused without them. Things you took for granted now seem much more difficult. You used to cook for a large family or your spouse did most of the cooking, come learn with us. Each participant will leave each class with enough groceries to recreate the same meal at home. Call 719-845-4894 to register.


Nostalgic movie night – “It Happened One Night”

TRINIDAD — The next Nostalgic movie at the Carnegie Library will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6:30 pm. “It Happened One Night” is a 1934 pre-Code American romantic comedy film with elements of screwball comedy directed and co-produced by Frank Capra, in collaboration with Harry Cohn, in which a pampered socialite (Claudette Colbert) tries to get out from under her father’s thumb and falls in love with a roguish reporter (Clark Gable)


Blood drive at Mt. San Rafael Hospital

TRINIDAD — There will be a Blood Drive hosted by Mt. San Rafael Hospital in the Bloodmobile parked in front of the hospital Thursday, November 21, 10 am – 2 pm. Contact Stacey Duncan, Laboratory Director, at (719) 845-4299, with any questions or to set up a specific appointment time.


Watch battery replacement day

TRINIDAD — Need a replacement batter? Come out Thursday, November 21, 10 am – 4pm for Watch Battery Replacement Day, Mt. San Rafael Hospital- 410 Benedicta Avenue. Items can be serviced while you wait or dropped off and picked up be- fore 4pm. Fashion watches will also be available for sale. Cash and credit card accepted. Call or email (719) 846-9213 for more information.


Japanese art forms – SUMI-E

TRINIDAD — The next Japanese Art Forms class will be Thursday, November 21, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Carnegie Public Library of Trinidad, 202 N. Animas. SUMI-E is the Japanese word for Black Ink Painting. East Asian Painting and writing developed together in ancient China using the same materials —brush and ink on paper. Emphasis is placed on the beauty of each individual stroke of the brush.


Third Thursday Heritage Nights

TRINIDAD — Each third Thursday of the month Trinidad History Museum’s Kirby and Abigail will be serving up 15-20 minute history lessons, and then we will all create a hands on experience. This month, Thursday, November 21, 5:30 to 7:30 pm learn about wool spinning. We will bring over our wooden wool spinner and let everyone have a go! For more information call 719-846-2361.


Care Kits at Carnegie Public Library

TRINIDAD — Join us on the first Friday of each month at the Carnegie Public Library, 202 N. Animas Street, to assemble Care Kits for those experiencing homelessness, and learn about some of the challenges they face. This month we will meet on Friday, November 22, 3 to 4 pm. We’re seeking donations of new socks, soft food (like applesauce cups,) toothpaste, tooth- brushes, deodorant, soap, band-aids, baby wipes, and so on. If you’ve been wanting to help, but not sure how, this is a great opportunity to get involved! Call for more infon: 719-846-6841


Vendors needed Christmas Bazaar

TRINIDAD — The annual Mt. Carmel Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 23, 10 am to 3 pm at 911 Robinson Avenue. Vendors Needed! contact Noreen Perri at 719-845- 4875 or Ashley DiPaola at (719) 845-4877


A Senior Thanksgiving

TRINIDAD — Somebody Care’s Project will be putting together boxes for seniors Saturday, November 23, 10 am to 5 pm at 521 E. North Avenue. We will be having a short meeting and then putting together Thanksgiving Boxes for seniors in the Trinidad area. We will be accepting food donation’s for the box’s at the same address from 10- 5, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, November 12 -22.

We are hoping to put enough food for a few meals. We will need a couple of volunteer’s to deliver boxes on Saturday Nov. 23rd and Sunday, Nov. 24th. We are putting Chicken in the box’s as these boxes are for one and two person households. Contact Elaine for more info @ 719-846-2075 or PM our group on Facebook. Personal items and puzzle books as well as checks or cash also accepted. Made out checks to Somebody Cares Project. Please NO clothing at this time.


Abraham Lincoln program at UMC

TRINIDAD — Come out Sunday, November 24, 10 am for a special presentation, “A Spiritual Anthology of Abraham Lincoln”, performed by David Lamb, noted historian and actor at United Methodist Church, 216 Broom.


Santa’s Gift Tree at 1st National Bank

TRINIDAD — Santa’s Gift Tree annual program for seniors will run from Monday, November 25 through Monday, December 16. at 1st National Bank. Choose a letter from the tree to fill a wish for a local senior citizen


Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

TRINIDAD — Come join the community Thursday, November 28, 11 am to 2 pm for the 27th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Zion Lutheran Church, 510 Pine Street on the corner of Prospect and Pine.


Annual Tree Lighting

TRINIDAD — The Annual Tree Lighting, hosted by Trinidad Hometown Holidays, will be held Friday, November 29, 5:15 at the lawn by the Courthouse. Entertainment will be by the Trinidad Choral led by Garrett Watson. Hot cider and Hot Cocoa provided by Rotary. Come out to help kick off the Holidays!


Pottery show and sale at the Champions Building

TRINIDAD — There will be a Pottery sale/show opening hosted by The Trinidad Area Potters Syndicate Friday, November 29, 4 through 7 pm at the Champions Building, 133 North Commercial. The show and sale will run through the weekend Saturday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday the hours will be 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Stop by and see the work and say hello. Please stop by to meet the artists and look around!


Parade of Lights

TRINIDAD — The Annual Parade of Lights, hosted by Trini- dad Hometown Holidays, will be held Saturday, November 30, 6 pm on Mainstreet. Entry forms at


Gus Meza performs

TRINIDAD — Gus Meza will perform Saturday, Nov. 30, 5 to 8 pm at Trinidad Middle School, 614 Park. Meza is known for singing signatures songs of Ol’ Blue Eyes (Frank Sinatra) as well as a variety of music that easily fits for all occasions.

Tickets are $10 at the door, proceeds benefit Partners for a Drug Free Community and the Veterans Council. For more information visit or call 719-680-0619.



Science night at Longfellow School

RATON — Bring the family for science fun tonight, Thursday, November 14, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at Longfellow Elementary School There will be fun science activities for students and adults! Join us for learning and fun!


Hall of Heroes at Raton Museum

RATON — This exhibit, honoring our brave men & women, will run now to Friday, November 15 at The Raton Museum, 108 South 2nd Street, in historic downtown Raton.


4-H Holiday Craft Fair

MAXwELL — Join us for the 13th annual Vermejo 4-H Holiday Craft Fair, Saturday, November 16, 10 am to 3 pm at Maxwell Auditorium. Contact Melissa Cruz at 575-643-9210 for more information or to reserve a table. Tables are $10 each.


Turkey Bingo

SPRINgER — The Springer Chamber of Commerce will hold a Turkey Bingo, Sunday, November 17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 605 S 5th Street. Doors open at 12 pm, early bird at 12:30 pm; $10 per packet. Frito pies, nachos, hot dogs, chips, drinks available. For more information call 575-643-6401.


Raton Lions Club Toy Land contest

RATON — The Raton Lions Club is having their third annual Toy Land Character Contest. We invite contestants to use their talent to create new characters that will be displayed on Apache Avenue on the way to City of Bethlehem. Everyone is welcome to participate in this contest; individuals, groups, businesses, clubs, etc. First place – $150 • Second Place – $100 • Third Place – $75 • Fourth Place – $50

Judging of the characters will be on November 23 at 2pm at Climax Canyon. All characters made and donated will be accepted and displayed every year during the Christmas holiday. We ask that you put your name and date on the back of the character.

Call 575-447-1242 with questions and to register your name and character. We will let you know if the character you have chosen to make is available to avoid duplication.


Classic night at the movies – “Raton Pass”

RATON — The classic movie “Raton Pass” will be shown Wednesday, November 20, 7 pm at El Raton Theater. This classic movie premiered in Raton; come out to the El Raton and re- live that event! All donations go to the Raton Museum. Read more about the World Premier of this classic movie at: pass-the-movie/


Open interview day at Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

RATON — Join us for our Open Interview Day at Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1600 Hospital Drive, Wednesday, November 20, 10 am to 3 pm. We’re seeking CNAs, LPNs, RNs, Nurse Management, and more to join our caring and compassionate team! Full and part time positions available. On the spot interviews! Benefits package, growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement, and more! The life you change may be your own. At Genesis, we care deeply!

If you’re unable to attend, but interested in a rewarding career with us, apply online at To learn more or schedule an interview sooner, contact Dianna Falke at or call 719-694- 8709. Genesis HealthCare and all affiliated entities are proud to practice Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. EEO/AA, M/F, Vet, Disabled.


Umpteenth Craft Fair

RATON — The “Umpteenth Craft Fair” will be held Saturday, November 23, 9 am to 4 pm at the Raton Convention Center, 901 S 3rd. All tables are full and accounted for this event! 42 vendors will be in attendance. Concessions available! Homemade goods, jewelry, gift cards, quilting, wreaths, tote bags, glass blocks, and so much more are all on display and for sale! Come meet crafters from Trinidad to Springer and in between!


Mandala Center worship service

DES MOINES — The monthly worship service at the Mandala Center led by the Rev. Tim Sexton will be Sunday, November 24. The service begins at 3 pm followed by a pot luck dinner. TMC is located at 96 Mandala Rd. 3 miles west of Des Moines, New Mexico. For more info call (575) 278-3002.


Light the Night with luminarias at the Festival of Lights Friday. Nov 29

RATON — Raton Relay for Life invites you to honor those loved ones who have lost their lives to cancer, who are currently battling cancer, and those who have overcome it, by purchasing and decorating a luminaria for the Friday, Nov. 29 Festival of Lights parade.

Luminarias are $4 each, or three or $10, and are available at Wells Fargo Bank, Professional Home Health Care, La Familia Laboratory, ROcky Mountain Physical Therapy and Raton High School. Please decorate and return by November 25.


Festival of Lights ~ Raton Mainstreet

RATON — Join us Friday, November 29 for an evening of Christmas fun! Line up at 5:15 pm with Float lights on at 6 pm. Businesses, Organizations, Churches, and families or individuals welcome to enter floats. Entry Forms available at The Old Pass Gallery, 145 S 1st Street. Everyone welcome to join the fun!!!


Reindeer Dash 2019

RATON — Join us for the annual 5k Fun Run/Walk Saturday, November 30, 10 am to 1 pm at Raton Regional Aquatic Center. The registration fee is $25 in advance/$30 day of the race. Runners and walkers welcome! All proceeds go to Raton Police Department’s “SHOP WITH A COP” program. Awards and POSOLE at the Raton Regional Aquatic Center after the

race!Make checks payable to Reindeer Dash. T-shirts for the first 50 Registrants
*Race runs regardless of weather conditions


Humane Society-Photos with Santa

RATON — Raton Humane Society’s 22nd Annual Photos with Santa at the Shuler Theater will be held Saturday, November 30, 10 am to 3 pm at the Shuler Theater, 131 N. 2nd Street.

Photos with Santa is a fundraiser for the Raton Humane Society. Bring your pet on a leash or in a carrier and under control. $35 cash or money order gets you a spay neuter certificate cash only no checks please


Springer Christmas Tree Lighting

SPRINGER — The annual Christmas Tree Lighting event will be held Sunday, December 1, 6 to 6:30 pm at Museum Park, 516 Maxwell Street. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. For more information contact the Springer Chamber of Commerce, 575-643-6401.

A traditional German Dance

Ah, the traditional German Oktoberfest dance, known as the Enten Tanz (translation: chicken dance.) The Oktoberfest celebration in La Veta last weekend was its usual

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