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Thursday January 27

BIG DECISIONS: SPACE January 27, 4:30 p.m. Check buenavistalibrary.org and the library’s calendar of events for the Zoom link.

Friday January 28

NAKED EYE ASTRONOMY January 28, 3:30-8 p.m. Review constellation patterns, changes in the night sky through the seasons and lunar cycles, break for dinner, then venture outside to focus on basic astronomy with the naked eye. Register online at community-education.coloradomtn.edu

Weekend, 29-30 Jan.

FLY TYING 101 (PART 1) January 29, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Buena Vista Public Library. Immerse yourself in fly fishing skills and knowledge and learn how to hand tie flies. Registration required. Part 2 will take place on February 5.

Tuesday, February 1

MAKE & TAKE K2: DRAGON PUPPET February 1, 3:45 – 4:30 p.m., Buena Vista Public Library. Make & Take K2 is a variation of our older Take & Make kits. This walk-in activity space is designed to stimulate children’s creative minds. If the children cannot attend the session, the kits can be picked up (while supplies last) and brought home to be completed.

CURRENT EVENTS

BLM SURVEY The Bureau of Land Management is gathering feedback on the new management of camping and travel in Chaffee County – specifically in the Shavano, Burmac/Methodist Mountain, Fourmile North, Hecla, Pass Creek and Ark River Corridor areas north of BV. Visit eplanning.blm.gov There are documents and maps; when you’re ready, click “Join Now” to give your feedback. The deadline is January 31.

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM Chaffee County Public Health offers free classes. For more information and to register, call 719-530-2572

Buena Vista Library Due to staffing issues related to the increase in COVID cases, programming will be suspended or delivered virtually where possible through February 2022.

Animal Crackers: A Salida Circus and BVPL Adventure Wednesday to May 18, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This exciting program helps children develop their gross motor skills, fine motor skills and emotional social skills. Age 2 – 5 years old.

KILT: children learn things From Wednesday to April 27, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., children will have the opportunity to be curious, to explore, to wonder and to be amazed by learning. From 5 to 9 years old, brothers and sisters welcome.

Squirms and giggles Thursdays until May 26, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free, unstructured play and socialization for toddlers and caregivers. Age 0 – 5 years old.

Children’s music From Thursday to March 31, at 1 p.m. Lynette Clemons of Ruby Lucille’s Music Box will use instruments and songs to engage and support growing children. Age 4 to 6 years old.

Alphabet story time From Friday (except the 1st Friday of the month) until June 3. Story time brings together books, rhymes and games to develop active reading skills. From 2 to 5 years old, brothers and sisters welcome.

Coding Club Friday to May 20 (no class on February 18 and March 25), 4 p.m. Learn from fun and easy online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities, and build skills to create animations, games, apps, and more!

Celebrate Recovery Mondays, 6-8 p.m., Cornerstone Church, 205 S. San Juan. Inquiries: Lillie Jones, (719) 539-4182

ARKANSAS VALLEY CHRISTIAN MISSION 122 Cottonwood Ave, Buena Vista. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: free lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m., pantry 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 719-395-9321.

NAMI Chaffee County An in-person family support group meeting every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at Salida United Methodist Church – 228 E. Fourth St. www.namichaffee.org for more information and registration or email an email to [email protected]

LOOKING FORWARD

Free Mutual Legal Assistance Clinic Feb. 9, 2-5 p.m., Salida Regional Library, 405 E St. Free clinic to all parts of the region without an attorney. Volunteer lawyers will assist you individually, by computer link. Space is limited. Please contact the library at (719) 539-4826 to be added to the sign-up sheet.

DECK CLUB 1 to 4 p.m. every Thursday at the Community Center. Call Jim or DeDe Wiliams at 719-395-6530 or email [email protected] by Tuesday evening to reserve your spot in the weekly session. Entry fee is $1 per door visit.

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER Sundays at 4 p.m. at the Congregational United Church of Christ (behind the post office). Explore many topics of interest for our time, seeking a balanced perspective. For more information contact [email protected]