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Benchtalk: August 26, 2016

Kome Kampout with KBUT

The KBUT Kampout will take place on Saturday, August 27 at the I Bar Ranch in Gunnison. This one-day, overnight music festival features the very best in local talent as well as major world-renowned acts such as the Monophonics, the New Orleans Suspects and Denver’s own Analog Son. Come out for the live music event of the year, bring the family, and camp out in the beautiful Colorado countryside along the banks of the Tomichi River. For a complete shuttle schedule about the event, visit KBUT.org/Kampout.

Clear, Focused Book Writer’s Workshop

WritingStrides coach and award-winning writer Alissa Johnson is hosting a one-day workshop, “The Clear, Focused Book Writer,” through the Old Rock Library on Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This program is ideal for writers who have an idea for a novel or memoir, or have written a first draft of one and suspect that revisions will involve a lot of rewriting. The workshop will cover how to organize your thoughts and ideas, create a plan for writing, and stay focused and motivated, and will provide opportunities for writing and sharing part of your work-in-progress, including positive, helpful feedback from the group. The full workshop is $20 and lunch is included. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Register at 349-6535.

School immunization clinic

School starts August 29 and kindergarten children need boosters of DTaP, Polio, MMR and Varicella, usually given in two injections. Sixth graders need Tdap for school entry, but this is also the time to start optional vaccines such as HPV, Hepatitis A and Meningococcal. Gunnison County Public Health will hold an additional vaccination clinic day on August 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Medicaid, CHP+ and most insurance are accepted. No one will be turned away for inability to pay. Appointments may be scheduled by calling Public Health at (970) 641-0209.

Met Rec district looking for your feedback

The Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District (MetRec) is conducting a survey and registration of people using its Over-the-Air Television Translator system. The district is revising its strategic plans and is working to determine how viewers use its system. If you use the district’s television system, it is very important that you participate in our survey and registration. The survey takes only a few minutes but will help the district to serve you better. Take a few minutes and participate in the survey. Go to http://GCMRD.org and take the interactive survey online or call (970) 252-6420 and take the survey over the phone.

Busy month coming up at the Senior Center

The Senior Center Book Group discussion will be at 1 p.m., September 7. On Friday, September 9 the video of the oral history of Glenn and Melva George will be shown at 3 p.m. Tracy Morton from The Center for Independence will present “Gizmos, Gadgets and Thing-A Ma Jigs” on Wednesday, September 14 at 1 p.m. A new class, Stepping On: On Building Confidence and Reducing Falls will be on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m., September 27 to November 8. Bridge will continue throughout August and September on Mondays at 12:45 p.m.  Mah Jong continues on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Come and enjoy art fun on Friday afternoons in August.

Birthdays

August 25- Sigrid Cottrell, Jerry Bigelow, Mary Chandler, Jessica Rutherford, Val Jaquith

August 26- Kerri Councilman, Wyatt Ewert, Lee Olesen, Chris Ladoulis

August 27- Nancy Wicks, Mick Osmundson, Read Hunker, Kiara Cottrell, Terry Vaughn, Craig Burbank, Monica Harrington, Kay Peterson Cook, Wayde Hollis

August 28- Betsey Friedman, Susan Parker, Charlie Reamer

August 29- Sam Evans, Jon Morrissey, Mary Baim, Scott Moss, Ben Pritchett, Dianna Dickerson, Sierra Brooks, Summer Lambro, Carter Beesley, Olivia Reamer, Lisa Cramton

August 30 – Steve Jennison

August 31- Rene Defourneaux

CONGRATULATIONS: Alex Theaker and Victoria Walls were married on Friday, August 5 at Rainbow Park. photo by Corky Lucks
CONGRATULATIONS: Alex Theaker and Victoria Walls were married on Friday, August 5 at Rainbow Park. photo by Corky Lucks
ARTIST RECEPTION: Nolan Blunck displayed his photography at the Piper Gallery on Monday, August 22. photo by Lydia Stern
ARTIST RECEPTION: Nolan Blunck displayed his photography at the Piper Gallery on Monday, August 22. photo by Lydia Stern
Meta-cognition. Hillary Robb
Meta-cognition.
Hillary Robb
Organization and test-taking skills. Jade Schichtel
Organization and
test-taking skills.
Jade Schichtel
How to think for themselves. Paula Sieve
How to think for themselves.
Paula Sieve
How to properly stencil and spray paint. Trevor Felder
How to properly stencil
and spray paint.
Trevor Felder
Hydroponics. Todd Barnes
Hydroponics.
Todd Barnes

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