Calendar of Events: March 13 – 19 | SkyHiNews.com

Calendar of Events: March 13 – 19

Today/Pressing ItemsShoe boxes needed – The Fraser Valley Library is in need of shoe boxes by April for its annual Book Float contest. Call (970) 726-5689.Parkinsons support – Grand County residents who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease are encouraged to call (970) 726-8248. Citizens are considering the formation of a support group.Benefit bouquets – The American Cancer Society announces Daffodil Days through March 14. Support Grand County’s Relay for Life. Min. donation: $10. Delivery: March 17-18. Make checks out to: ACS, c/o Sybil Miller, P.O. Box 675, Winter Park, CO 80482; e-mail sybil@winterparktravel.com, or call (970) 531-3224.Cycling team – Get Some women’s road racing team is organizing its 2009 roster. E-mail leighsingleton@q.com.Theater fundraising – Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatres Raise the Curtain! – A New Stage for RMRT capital campaign is still moving forward. Tickets for the 2009 theatrical season are on sale. Visit http://www.RockyMountainRep.com. Special Olympics – Volunteers (ages 17 and older) are needed for the 2009 Winter Games for the Special Olympics March 28-30. Registration forms are due by March 24. E-mail mmd@specialolympicsco.org.Foodbank benefit – Patty Alander has donated a piece of porcelain pottery to be given away at the end of March. To be entered to win bring two food items to The Grand Lake Art Gallery.Seedling orders – Middle Park Conservation District sent out order blanks for tree seedling sales. Call the District office at (970) 724-3456.Museum closed – The Grand County Historical Associations Cozen’s Ranch Stage Stop and Museum will be closed through April 30 and reopened May 1.Job resources – Come into the Granby Workforce Center and use the resource computers to file unemployment and register for work on Connecting Colorado. Call (970) 887-1857.Battery, cell drop-off – Overhead Door Company of Grand County is an official drop-off for used rechargeable batteries and cell phones. Visit 62543 U.S. Highway 40, Unit J in the Granby Business Center 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday or call (970) 887-9345 or (970) 531-2482.Mini grants – Grand County Public Health & Nursing Service has mini-grants available. Call (970) 725-3288 or e-mail: tstrang@co.grand.Calendar listings – The Sky-Hi Daily News will consider publishing your public activities in its calendar and on its Web site for free. E-mail announcements (with times, dates, locations, and contact info.) to cmccoy@skyhidailynews.com OR submit them through the Web site for wider coverage.Friday, March 13Composting workshop – Reduce household waste while saving money and landfill space by learning about composting for a vegetable garden at 4 p.m. March 13 at the Juniper Library in Grand Lake. Call (970) 887-3621 or e-mail moralesfarmsinc@q.com.Wildfire protection – Grand Fire Protection District No. 1 announces two public meetings in the ongoing Community Wildfire Protection Plan process at 6:30 p.m. March 13 and 10:30 a.m. March 14 at the Main Fire Station in Granby. An online survey is at http://www.grandfire.org. Call (970) 887-3380 or (877) 621-3473.Free dinners – Cranmer Chapel is serving free dinners on Fridays to those in need in the Fraser Valley March 13 and 27, and April 10. Call (970) 726-5189.Fish frys – The Catholic Churches of Grand County will be hosting Fish Frys Friday nights 5:30 to 7 p.m. during Lent at Our Lady of the Snow, 300 N. 11th St. Granby (by the airport).Youth survival – Fraser Valley Rec. is offering a free youth survival day 1 to 3 p.m. at Hideaway Parks SnowZone in Winter Park March 13. RSVP to (970) 726-8968 or visit http://www.fraservalleyrec.org.Youth guitar – The Kremmling Library is hosting free group guitar lessons once a month for school-aged children at 2 p.m. starting March 13. This will be sponsored by the Grand County Blues Society and will be instructed by Mickey Sandora. Guitars will be provided (if you dont have one). Call (970) 724-9228. Scrapbooking – Get inspired for those scrapbook pages during an all-day crop workshop March 13 at the Paper Clip in Granby. Free lunch provided (RSVP required). E-mail sarahmarie82@hotmail.com or call (720) 227-1954.Day camps – The Granby Recreation Department is planning several Friday youth trips: St. Paddys Day party and Scavenger Hunt March 13, ski and pizza party at SolVista March 20, and climbing wall and the YMCA March 27. Pre-registration: (970) 887-3961.Live theater – The Grand Theatre Company presents I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change at 7:30 p.m. in Winter Park. $20 for adults, $15 for seniors/students. Call (970) 726-5048.Youth knitting – The Kremmling Library announces knitting for school-age children at 4 to 5 p.m. Fridays through May. Call (970) 724-9228.Seniors potluck – Kremmling seniors potlucks take place at noon every Friday at the Extension Hall at the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo grounds. Bring a dish or a $2.50 donation. Call (970) 531-5957.Christopher Williams – Acoustic singer/songwriter Christopher Williams plays the next family friendly Java Mic Night is at 7 p.m. at the Fraser Rocky Mountain Roastery. $5 cover. (970) 726-4400.Willy Williamson/Juicebox – Guitarist Chris Willy Williamson plays rock and more during happy hour (5 p.m.), followed by funk, soul, Motown and blues band Juicebox (9:30 p.m.) at the Crooked Creek Saloon. (970) 726-9250.Oly – Variety of rock (mostly originals) and Americana at 9:30 p.m. at the Winter Park Pub. Call (970) 726-4929.Empty Suits – Rockin reggae and blues starting at 9:30 p.m. at the R&R Bar at the Inn at SilverCreek. Call (970) 887-4951.Cormey & Friends – Variety of tunes and musicians around 9:30 p.m. at the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake. (970) 627-9965.John Brown – Acoustic guitar starting at 9 p.m. at Grumpys Saloon in Grand Lake. (970) 627-0123.Brad Pregeant – New Orleans jazz piano at 6 p.m. for dinner guests at Carolines Cuisine at Soda Springs Ranch. Call (970) 627-9404.Uprights – Ella Knight plays classical, show tunes, jazz and more on piano 6 to 9 p.m. for dinner guests at the Gasthaus Eichler. Call (970) 726-5133. DJ night – DJ Tanro plays live mixes with NefaRio until 2 a.m. at Freestyles sports bar in Winter Park. (970) 726-4297.Saturday, March 14Volleyball workshop – A volleyball skills clinic is scheduled 10 a.m. to noon March 14 at the Fraser Valley Elementary School to help students in grades 3-6 prepare for the upcoming Grand County Youth Sports Volleyball League. $10 fee (childs fee waived for coaches who attend). Call (970) 726-8968 to register. Gardening workshop – The CSU Extension office and Morales Farms present a free Planning Your Garden gardening workshop Green Your Thumb at 2 p.m. March 14 and 28 at the Fraser Valley Library. Call (970) 724-3436, (970) 887-3621.Adult survival – Winter Park/Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce is offering a free adult snow survival class 1 to 3 p.m. March 14 at the SnowZone at Hideaway Park. RSVP to tdavis@playwinterpark.com or call (970) 726-4221, ext. 5.Wildfire protection – Grand Fire Protection District No. 1 announces the second of two public meetings in the ongoing Community Wildfire Protection Plan process at 10:30 a.m. March 14 at the Main Fire Station in Granby. An online survey is at http://www.grandfire.org. Call (970) 887-3380 or (877) 621-3473.Fly fishing classes – Join the Granby Recreation Department and the staff of Mo Henry’s Trout Shop for interactive fly fishing classes March 14 at the Indoor Soccer Dome in Granby. Beginner Clinic is 10 a.m. to noon. Practice Demo Time is noon to 1 p.m. Advanced Casting Clinic is 1 to 3 p.m. Cost for each is $25. Pre-register by calling (970) 887-3961.Benefit bouquets – The American Cancer Society announces Daffodil Days through March 14. Support Grand County’s Relay for Life. Min. donation: $10. Delivery: March 17-18. Make checks out to: ACS, c/o Sybil Miller, P.O. Box 675, Winter Park, CO 80482; e-mail sybil@winterparktravel.com, or call (970) 531-3224.Girls dance – Fraser Rec. presents a Leprechaun Jig Jam dance class for girls K-2nd grade 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 14 at the Fraser Historic Church. $20. Call (970) 726-8968.Live theater – The Grand Theatre Company presents Best of the Best! at 7:30 p.m. in Winter Park. $20 for adults, $15 for seniors/students. Call (970) 726-5048.Claddagh on parade – See local Irish band Claddagh during Denvers St. Paddys Day Parade at 10 a.m. (theyll be the sixth float from the front) in Denver. The parade will be broadcast on Channel 4 at 3 p.m.Snowshoeing – Rocky Mountain National Park is hosting free two-hour snowshoeing treks with a ranger Saturdays at 9 a.m. March 21; and at 1 p.m. through March 21. Call (970) 627-3471 for reservations.Food bank – The Kremmling Food Bank is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at 304 12 St. behind West Grand High School. Mountain Family Center and Kremmling Community Church are also accepting donations. Call (970) 725-3257 or (970) 724-2912.Midnight Ultra – Jam rock fusion starting at 9 p.m. at the Winter Park Pub. Call (970) 726-4929.Oly – Rock and Americana originals and covers 7 to 11 p.m. at Randis Irish Saloon in Winter Park. Call (970) 726-1172.Stoney Credenza – Crooked Creek Saloon hosts Stoney Credenza around 9 p.m. in Fraser. Call (970) 726-9250.Gary Key – The Walking Jukebox plays at 9:30 p.m. at Buckets Saloon. Call (970) 726-3026.Ohm Tribe – Reggae-infused trip-hop starting around 9 p.m. at Freestyles. Call (970) 726-4297.Kenny Lee Young – SolVista Basin presents acoustic/hip-hop artist Kenny Lee Young 2 to 5 p.m. in the base lodge. Upbeat acoustic. http://www.myspace.com/kennyleeyoung.Cormey & Friends – Cormey & Friends (including Brad Pregeant) play for Jimmy Buffett Night starting around 9:30 p.m. at the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake. Call (970) 627-9965.George Clay – Guitar tunes starting at 9 p.m. at Grumpys Saloon in Grand Lake. (970) 627-0123.Henry & Friends – Jed Henry and various special musical guests (to include Peter Baldo) entertain at the Rise & Shine Cafe in Winter Park starting around 4 p.m. Call (970) 726-5530.Bradley Patrick Duo – Jazz musicians Brad Pregeant and Patrick Brower play for dinner guests at in Hecks Tavern at Devils Thumb Ranch 5 to 8 p.m. in Tabernash. Call (970) 726-5633.Steve Cormey – Singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Cormey plays 6 to 9 p.m. for dinner guests at Carolines Cuisine at Soda Springs Ranch. (970) 627-9404.Sunday, March 15Snowshoeing – Rocky Mountain National Park is hosting free two-hour snowshoeing treks with a ranger Sundays at 1 p.m. through March 15. Registration: (970) 627-3471 for reservations.Youth group – Winter Park Christian Church announces S.A.L.T. youth group for 6th-8th grades 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (with dinner) every Sunday. Call (970) 887-9784.Sofa Kings – Crooked Creek Saloon celebrates the return of its Locals Nights Sundays with jazz and funk by the Sofa Kings at 8 p.m. to midnight in Fraser. (970) 726-9250.Midnight Ultra – Jam rock fusion starting around 8 p.m. at Freestyles. Call (970) 726-4297.DJ night – Buckets Saloon in Winter Park hosts a live DJ starting at 9 p.m. for the 21+ crowd. Call (970) 726-3026.Uprights – Jan Sears plays classical, show tunes, jazz and more on piano 6 to 9 p.m. for dinner guests at the Gasthaus Eichler. (970) 726-5133. Monday, March 16Composting workshop – Reduce household waste while saving money and landfill space by learning about composting for a vegetable garden at 7 p.m. March 16 at the Hot Sulphur Springs Library. Call (970) 887-3621 or e-mail moralesfarmsinc@q.com.French lessons – Intermediate conversation and grammar French language classes will be offered 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays March 23-May 18 at the Granby Community Building. Registration deadline: March 16. Cost is $100, plus a $36 workbook. Call (970) 887-3961.Online drive preparation – The Fraser and Granby 9HealthFair sites are rolling out a new online registration / payment. With the new process, made available March 16, 4-5 weeks prior to the two fairs (Granby April 18 and Fraser April 25), people will be able to go online, select the blood tests they want, pay with a credit card, and print out the completed paperwork. Memory loss workshop – Emmalie Conner of the Alzheimers Association is hosting Activities for the Person with Memory Loss for all ages 1 to 2 p.m. March 16 at the Granby Senior Center. Call (970) 887-3222.Economy workshop – Silver Lining: Ego & Economics Lecture is scheduled 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pitkin County Library in Aspen. Call (424) 288-6202.Tax preparation – Free tax preparation is available from an IRS-trained volunteer for seniors and low-to-moderate-income filers 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays at the Granby Community Center. Call (970) 887-3222.Yoga – Granby Recreation is offering hatha yoga classes 6 to 7 a.m. Mondays at the Granby Community Center. Call (970) 887-3961.After-school club – The Kremmling Library offers an after-school club for 4th-6th graders 5:30 p.m. Mondays. The youth services librarian picks up participants. Registration: (970) 724-9228.Writing club – The Rough-Writers INK Writers Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month (at Granby Library). Membership is free and open. Call (970) 531-1907.Writers group – The Fraser Writers Group meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday mornings at the Fraser Library. Call (970) 726-4626.Open exercise – Work out in the Granby Indoor Soccer Dome with the Granby Recreation Department 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 6 to 7 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday: March 2-31, and April 1-30 (no 4/6-4/9). Call (970) 887-3961.Trips and camps – Granby Rec. has several activities for local youth planned. Each day begins at 8 a.m. with pickup at 5 p.m. at the Granby Community Building. Call (970) 887-3961.GED testing – Colorado Mountain College and Colorado Workforce offer GED test preparation classes 4:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Granby Public Library. Call (970) 531-1078. Story hours – Free storytime programs are available for kids 10 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Fraser Valley Library.Open Mic and Locals Night – 10 p.m. at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park with host Dakota. Call (970) 726-3026.St. Patricks Day, Tuesday, March 17Library meeting – The Grand County Library District Board of Trustees announces a regular (open) meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 17 at the Administrative Office, 225 E Jasper Ave. in Granby. Call (970) 887-9411, ext. 107.Fireworks fundraiser – The Grand Lake Fireworks committee announces its annual Giant Spaghetti Feast at 5 p.m. March 17 at the Bears Den. Includes Irish music and live entertainment by Steve Cormey and the Grand Chorale. Adults: $12, children 12 and under admission: $6.Gary Key – The Walking Jukebox puts on a bit o music for a St. Paddys Day celebration at Randis Irish Saloon 7 to 11 p.m. Call (970) 726-1172.Empty Suits – Rockin blues and reggae 3 to 6 p.m. at the Derailer at West Portal, Winter Park Resort. Call (970) 726-5514.One Time – Southern jam rock starting at 9 p.m. at Buckets Saloon. Call (970) 726-3026.Claddagh – Local Irish band Claddagh is making the rounds for St. Paddys Day. The group plays at noon at the Java Lava, 2:30 p.m. at the Village at Winter Park, and at 8 p.m. at the Cheeky Monk (at the Village). Call (970) 887-9478.MOMS Club – The MOMS Club of Granby meets at 10:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Granby Library. MOMS Club is a non-profit organization designed to help support stay-at-home moms, moms who work part-time, and moms with home-based businesses. Call (970) 887-0168 or (970) 887-0184.Tax preparation – Free tax preparation is available from an IRS-trained volunteer for seniors and low-to-moderate-income filers 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every other Tuesday at Senior Housing in Kremmling. Call (970) 887-3222.Fraser Valley Rotary – The WP/Fraser Valley Rotary Club meets at noon for lunch every Tuesday (7:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month) at the Beaver Village Lodge Restaurant in Winter Park. Call (970) 726-5741 or visit http://www.wpfv-rotary.org.CMC class – Colorado Mountain College is offering free GED Prep classes Tuesdays at the West Grand High School library in Kremmling. Call (970) 531-1078.Food bank – The Kremmling Food Bank is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 304 12 St. behind West Grand High School. Mountain Family Center and Kremmling Community Church are still accepting donations as well. Call (970) 725-3257 or (970) 724-2912.Story hours – Free storytime programs are available 10 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Fraser Valley Library.Yoga – Granby Recreation is offering hatha yoga classes 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Tuesdays at the Granby Community Center. Call (970) 887-3961.Trips and camps – Granby Rec. announces several activities for local youth. Each day begins at 8 a.m. with pickup at 5 p.m. at the Granby Community Building. Call (970) 887-3961 to register.Open Mic – Freestyles in Winter Park hosts open mic nights 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Call (970) 726-4297.Wednesday, March 18Government meeting – Those interested in whats going on in government are invited to a State of the Government meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 20 at the Granby Town Hall. RSVP by March 18 to (970) 887-2311.Book club – The Kremmling Library hosts the Brown Bag Book Bunch at 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month, year-round.Caring Corner – Share friendship with others who are grieving a loss, receive support, and celebrate life over a beverage 11 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday at Maverick’s Grille in Granby. Call (970) 887-9074.Belly dancing – New Belly Dance classes start at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Granby Community Center. Call (970) 531-3055.Model railroad club – The Grand County Model Railroad Club announces regular meetings. Call (970) 887-9478, (970) 281-9094, or e-mail captaincrunch@rkymtnhi.com.CMC class – Colorado Mountain College is offering free English as a Second Language classes at 5:30 p.m. at the Granby Public Library. Call (970) 531-1078.Free skiing – Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies is hosting free skiing for Grand County residents March 18 and 25; and April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Call (970) 887-2152, ext. 4173.Lunch and learn – Learn how to prevent degenerative diseases with good nutrition at a free, informative Lunch and Learn 1 to 2 p.m. in Kremmling. RSVP to Margie: (970) 879-4326, (970) 734-6008 or e-mail margiewayne@springsips.com.Rotary meeting – The Rotary Club of Granby meets for a luncheon meeting at noon, Wednesday each week in the Inn at SilverCreek. Call (970) 887-3131.Story hours – Free story times are available for kids: 10:30 a.m. for Moms and Tots and 10 a.m. (intro. to baby sign language) at the Kremmling Library ; and 10 a.m. for preschoolers at the Granby Library.Yoga – Granby Recreation is offering hatha yoga classes 6 to 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the Granby Community Center. Call (970) 887-3961.DJ – 9 p.m. every Wednesday at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park. Call (970) 726-3026.Thursday, March 19Art history workshop – Julie Agar presents an art history workshop at 6 p.m. March 19 at the Fraser Valley Library to encourage the public to respond to the critical qualities of the artwork on display through Picturing America. For adults and children. Call (970) 726-5689.Guitar lessons – The Fraser Valley Library is hosting guitar lessons 4 to 5 p.m. the third Thursday of the month for the duration of the school year designed for beginner, school-age children. Sign up at the Youth Services desk or call Joy at (970) 726-5689.Drive, open house – The Hot Sulphur Springs Chamber of Commerce announces a membership drive and open house 5 to 8 p.m. March 19 at the Riverside Hotel. Includes live music, refreshments, drawing to be featured business of the month on the Web site. E-mail hsschamber@gmail.com or call (970) 531-0565.Independent Sports Club – The Independent Sports Club’s (ISC) meets every third Thursday of the month with a mission to provide the youth of Grand County with opportunities to promote, support, and sponsor their education, athletic, and social experiences. Call (703) 307-0610 (Verizon).Lions club – The Fraser River Valley Lions Club meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at The Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser. Call (970) 726-4698.Live theater – The Grand Theatre Company presents I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change at 7:30 p.m. through March 20 in Winter Park. $20 for adults, $15 for seniors/students. Call (970) 726-5048.Tax preparation – Free tax preparation is available from an IRS-trained volunteer for seniors and low-to-moderate-income filers 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Granby Community Center. Call (970) 887-3222.Musical/visual art – Circle H Retreat is hosting local musical and visual artists 5 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at 6732 U.S. Hwy. 34 on Lake Granby. This weeks event features local Irish band Claddagh. $5 for adults, $2 for students. Call (970) 887-9814 or e-mail glass@rkymtnhi.com.Dance lessons – Tap dance lessons for adults are available 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Fraser Historic Church. E-mail smilebyyourself@gmail.com or call (720) 837-4085.Grand Lake Rotary – Grand Lake Rotary meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Bears Den. Call Larry Bacon, (970) 531-5795.Yoga – Granby Recreation is offering hatha yoga classes 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Granby Community Center. Call (970) 887-3961.Computer class – Learn the basics of the Internet, Word and e-mail in an informal, small-group computer class 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Granby Library. Free. Call (970) 887-2149.Youth group – Winter Park Christian Church announces L.I.G.H.T. (Living in Gods Holy Truth) youth group for 9th-12th grades 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Call (970) 887-9784.Senior potluck – The Fraser Valley Seniors host regular potluck luncheons at noon Thursdays at the Fraser Historic Church. Bring a dish or a $3 donation. Call (970) 726-5651.Food bank – The Kremmling Food Bank is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at 304 12 St. behind West Grand High School. Mountain Family Center and Kremmling Community Church are still accepting donations as well. Call (970) 725-3257 or (970) 724-2912.Story hours – Free storytime programs are available for kids at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Hot Sulphur Springs Library, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Kremmling Library (for toddlers), and 10:30 a.m. (infants/toddlers) Thursdays at the Granby Library.Nine-Toed Bob & the Stragglers – 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake. Call (970) 627-9965.Open Mic – Adam Lynam hosts, starting at 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser. Call (970) 726-9250.Open mic – 8 to 10:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Winter Park Winery in Fraser. (970) 726-4514.DJ Christyle – 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Freestyles in Winter Park. (970) 726-4297.

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