OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
COLLECTION DATES are MON. NOV. 18 TO MON. NOV. 25: Fisher’s Peak Community Church, 10377 Santa Fe Trail Drive, is the designated Trinidad drop off site for gift boxes in this global effort. Info: Donna Clayton at 714-732-2968 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY (6:30-8 p.m.) Practice for the upcoming winter concert “Holiday Swing” will be held every Monday at the Massari Music Room, Pine and State St. New members welcome—no auditions. Info: Sharon Sorenson, 719-846-3062.
“If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.”
QUILT & CRAFT BENEFIT
SAT. NOV. 16 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) The Bound Together Quilt Club will host their annual Fall Craft Sale & Quilt Raffle event at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds on N. Linden St. Proceeds benefit community charities. Info: Elberta Ferrendelli, 719-846-3714.
SPACE GALLERY ART SHOW
SAT. NOV. 16 (5-7 p.m.) Opening reception for the “Gift of Art” Show exhibiting works by area artists with a special collection of original art by the new Art Council Trinidad at the SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus, Le Veta. Info: 719-742-3074.
LAS ANIMAS COUNTY
TUES. (9 a.m.) Board of County Commissioners regular meetings are held 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in the Las Animas Courthouse, 200 E. First St., Room 201. Info: 719-845-2568. COMMISSIONERS: Luis Lopez, II (719-845-2595), Tony Hass (719-845-2592) and Felix Lopez (719-845-2593).
1st & 3rd TUESDAYS (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) Here to serve the under-insured and non-insured community with free health care and low-cost lab work, 413 E. Frost and corner of Linden Ave. Info: 719-846-3536.
TUES. (5 p.m.) District Board of Education meets 3rd Tuesdays in regular session with executive session to follow if needed in the Primero School Cafeteria, 20200 Hwy 12. Info: Tina East, 719-868-2715.
TRINIDAD CITY COUNCIL
TUES. (6 p.m.) Regular sessions are held 1st and 3rd Tues. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 135 N. Desiree Sandoval, 719-846-9843 ext. 125. Mayor Phil Rico and Council Members: Joe Bonato, Rusty Goodall, Karen Griego, Carlos Lopez, Anthony Mattie and Michelle Miles.
FNB FOOD DRIVE
DROP OFF FOOD DONATIONS UNTIL FRI. NOV. 22: This is the perfect opportunity to “SHARE & GIVE BACK” to your community. Any Thanksgiving dinner items can be taken to the First National Bank’s Walmart Branch, 2921 Toupal Dr. Info: 719-846-6360.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
If you are interested in volunteering for any of the many available patient service needs at the Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care & Hospice at 409 Benedicta Ave., call Gerri Lucero at 719-846-8478.
SAT. NOV. 30 (5-8 p.m.) Supporters for a new area group “Partners for a Drug Free Community” will hold a festive concert starring performer Gus Meza at the Trinidad Middle School, 614 Park Street. Evening’s entertainment includes live music from the Golden Era, C&W, Spanish Love Songs, Motown, Oldies, Christmas favorites and much more. Info: Patty Kinder, email@example.com or Tony Hass (719-845-2592).
LIBRARY FOOD BASKET DRIVE
The Carnegie Public Library is seeking non-perishable food or cash donations for their 6th annual Thanksgiving Food Basket drive for local families in need. Please drop off at the front desk. Info: 719-846-6841.
FIREMAN’S TOY DRIVE
SAT. DEC. 7 (10 a.m.) Wrapping Day at Corazon Gallery, downstairs. Help support the Trinidad Fireman’s annual toy drive. Volunteers for wrapping needed. Drop off new toys at either Fire Station: 1605 Santa Fe Trail Dr. or 1102 Nevada. Monetary donations can be mailed to: Trinidad Fireman’s Toy Drive, PO Box 900, Trinidad, CO 81082. Info: Capt. Drew Gatlin, 719-846-8664 or 719-989-4863.