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Support prison ministry

Good News Jail and Prison Ministry invites the public to attend its annual fundraising banquet. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Crossroads Victory Church, 515 Hillcrest Drive, Montrose, with entertainment to follow.

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Give back on National Public Lands Day

Saturday, Sept. 30, is National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the annual celebration of your public lands. Every year in late September the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) helps coordinate thousands of volunteer events for the largest single-day public lands improvement effort in the nation, while also connecting people with local public lands inspiring stewardship and highlighting their educational and recreational benefits.

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Fort hosts Saturday Trade Day

The final Trade Day at Fort Uncompahgre on the Old Spanish Trail takes place this Saturday, Sept. 23. There's something for everyone -- quality art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, antiques and collectibles, new and used merchandise, custom and handmade items, food and a farmers market.

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Biologist shares study of sharp-tailed grouse
Biologist shares study of sharp-tailed grouse

Native Americans called them firebirds, we call them sharp-tailed grouse. While fairly common in grasslands with mixed shrubs and trees in western Colorado, they are shy birds and not easily seen.

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Color Sunday is Sept. 24

The annual Color Sunday observance on Grand Mesa is scheduled for this weekend, Sunday, Sept. 24.

Both the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest (GMUG) and Cedaredge Pioneer Town will take part in the event.

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Cardiac support group to meet

Montrose Memorial Hospital's Cardiac Support Group will meet Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a time of education and support for heart attack survivors or those with cardiac disease. The meeting will take place at Montrose Memorial Hospital in Conference Room B.

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Tech college to host open house

The Technical College of the Rockies is hosting a community open house complete with tours, free lunch and program presentations. The open house celebrates the new name of the college, as well as the new director, Michael Klouser.

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Meet and greet this Saturday

State representative Millie Hamner, D-District 61, will be in Paonia on Saturday, Sept. 23, for a meet and greet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mountain Harvest Festival with Julie McCluskie, candidate for Hamner's seat in the General Assembly.

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Learn to bake pies and breads

CSU Extension and the Straw Hat Farm Market and Kitchen Store would like to invite you to learn how to bake. A series of classes will be offered at Friendship Hall on the Montrose County Fairgrounds. Classes run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Open house set for  forage demonstration plot
Open house set for forage demonstration plot

Landowners are invited to the "Forage Establishment, Renovation & Management Demonstration Plot Open House" on Friday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delta County Fairgrounds (403 S. 4th Street, Hotchkiss). The event will be located on the southeast corner of the fairgrounds, by the river.

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Baroque music festival coming to Blue Sage

The Blue Sage Center for the Arts is pleased to present a Baroque Music Festival weekend on Oct. 6 and 7, with a wine reception on Friday, Oct. 6, and full concert program on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Blue Sage's Baroque Festival will feature mezzo-sopranoCeline Ricci and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour performing as part of the Blue Sage's 2017/18 concert series lineup.

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Harvest of Voices tickets going fast

Tickets are now available for the annual Harvest of Voices reading at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts.

Co-sponsored by Delta County Libraries, the event is the official kick-off for the 17th annual Mountain Harvest Festival, scheduled for Sept. 21-24, in Paonia.

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Tour TCR

The Technical College of the Rockies is hosting a community open house complete with tours, free lunch and program presentations. The open house celebrates the new name of the college, as well as the new director, Michael Klouser.

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Learn to be a better babysitter

The City of Delta Parks and Recreation Department will offer an American Red Cross babysitter training course Oct. 12-13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This class is for participants ages 10-14.

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Medicare info seminar planned

Feeling lost in the maze of Medicare? Region 10 and the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) are offering "Medicare and You," an informational seminar on how to navigate the Medicare system, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m., at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

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Planning for dementia

Volunteers of America is offering a class Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., where participants will learn about important legal and financial issues to consider when planning for Alzheimer's or dementia.

Learn how to put a plan in place and how to access resources near you.

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Community band presents free concert

Join the Montrose Community Band on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Montrose Pavilion auditorium for a free concert. The concert, titled "The Color of Music," will feature various styles of music with a color in the title.

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Volleyball skills, drills open to K-4

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is offering volleyball skills and drills for youth in grades K-4. Registration is from now until Sept. 24; the registration fee is $30.

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Vaccination clinic offered for dogs

Cedaredge Police Department and Surface Creek Veterinary Center are offering a low cost dog vaccination clinic Saturday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cedaredge Town Park Pavilion. Rabies shots are offered for $10 (no puppies under 4 months of age, please).

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What's happening at your local library? Sept. 13, 2017

The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org.

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