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Free event for kids
Once upon a time, three cabritos (young goats) decided to go to a Mexican fiesta. But, their mother warned them about the monster who lived beneath the bridge. Will the cabritos ever get to the fiesta?
Don’t miss the fun at the free puppet show, “The Three Cabritos” by Eric Kimmel, at the Central library on: Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m.
Striping, not stripping, on Rim Rock Drive
Road striping along Colorado National Monument’s Rim Rock Drive will be performed starting Monday, Sept. 30, through Oct. 4. Be advised should you want to go sightseeing that a striping crew will be repainting the road stripes on 14 miles of scenic stretch between the visitor center and DS Road intersection, so temporary traffic controls will be in place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Expect delays of less than five minutes during this time period.
Additionally, in response to safety concerns expressed by bicyclists and others at the recently held public listening sessions, the road surface within the tunnels on the West Hill will receive an asphalt overlay, which begins Oct. 1 and will be finished by Oct. 3.
The yoga of awareness
A six-week introductory Kundalini Yoga class series is being offered Fridays starting Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Yoga West Collective, 1025 Main St.
Instructor Ram Dhan Kaur Khalsa, who has 35 years of teaching experience, will take participants through moving, stretching, breathing and mantra. The class helps to rejuvenate, relieve tension and increase flexibility through the ancient teachings. Two gentle, sample classes will be offered 9 a.m. Oct. 5-6 at Yoga West for $8 per class.
For more information, call 970-243-5451.
Job Fair set for Oct. 1
The Mesa County Workforce Center is sponsoring its second job fair this year called JobFest planned for Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lincoln Park Barn. From 9-10 a.m., the event is open only for veterans.
Thirty employers in the area are expected to attend, all actively hiring. They represent energy, health care, hospitality industries and more.
If you are a job seeker, be reminded to dress professionally and bring copies of your resumes.
Off to a strong start
Officials from the United Way of Mesa County campaign announced this week that employees from 34 local companies raised an estimated total of $450,133 during the “Pacesetter” phase of the 2013-14 annual drive. With two fewer Pacesetter organizations than last year, this represents 41% of the $1.1 million goal.
Pacesetters are companies that get a head start on fundraising for each year’s local United Way campaign.
During the past 50 years, the community has raised more than $26 million for Mesa County health and human service nonprofit programs through United Way of Mesa County.
27 ¼ Road shooting range closure
Volunteers together with the BLM plan to mark 2013 National Public Lands Day by cleaning trash and debris from the 27 1/4 Road shooting range Saturday morning, Sept. 28, after which, around 11 a.m., experienced volunteers will be on hand to help folks wishing to sight-in weapons in preparation for hunting season.
The target shooting range at the end of 27 1/4 Road recently had $20,000 in extensive repairs and renovations done. Improvements included repairing shooting berms and targets, constructing chronograph pads, repairing the shade shelter roof, resurfacing the parking area, etc.
For more information, call 970-244-3000.
Entries sought for Culture Fest Art Show
Artwork is being sought for display in the “Color of Dreams” juried art show to be held in conjunction with the annual Culture Fest celebration at Mesa County Libraries.
CDs with digital images of entries will be accepted between Oct. 7-10 at the Literacy Center at the Central Library, Fifth and Grand. An entry form must accompany each entry. All accepted works will be on exhibit at the Central Library from Oct. 28-Nov. 29.
Honoraria for first place in the show will be $400. Second place $300, third place $200, and People’s Choice $100. For more details, visit mesacountylibraries.org.
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