MONDAY—NOV.18

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 dclayton@samaritan.org

COMMUNITY CHORALE

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.

Today’s Quote

“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.”

~Kristin Chenoweth

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.

TUESDAY—NOV.19

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).

SAMARITAN CLINIC

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.

PRIMERO SCHOOLS

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.

PUBLIC SERVICE

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.

BENEFIT FUNDRAISER

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, prkinder3@gmail.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.

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