WEEKEND—NOV.15-17

ART CARTOPIA MUSEUM

NOW OPEN (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Trinidad’s amazing new vehiculart facility is open for the enjoyment of all artcar enthusiasts at 2702 Freedom Road. Info: Rodney Wood, 719-334-0087.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY

FRI. NOV. 15 (4 p.m.) County Commissioners will hold an external work session to discuss proposed wolf introduction into Colorado in the Leone Lounge, Sullivan Center, Trinidad State, 600 Prospect St. Info: 719-845-2568. COMMISSIONERS: Luis Lopez, II (719-845-2595), Tony Hass (719-845-2592) and Felix Lopez (719-845-2593).

OPENING RECEPTION

FRI. NOV. 15 (5-7:30 p.m.) The Corazon Gallery will host the opening free gala evening event for the “Holiday Gala” Art Show at the Gallery, 149 E. Main St. Info: 719-846-0207. The community is invited to attend.

TRINIDAD SCHOOL DIST. NO. 1

FRI. NOV. 15 (6-8 p.m.) TSD1 will host a public appreciation reception celebrating the passage of Prop. 4B at Brix Sports Bar & Grill, 231 E. Main St. Info: 719-845-2048.

Today’s Quote

“There are only two things

necessary to keep one’s wife happy. First, let her think she’s having her

own way.

And second,

let her have it.”

~Lyndon B. Johnson

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.

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.

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.

TOURISM BOARD GRANTS

FRI. NOV. 1 – SAT. NOV. 30: The City of Trinidad Tourism Board will accept Grant Applications for advertising and marketing of area tourism events. Info: marty.hackett@trinidad.co.gov

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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