Briefs, Jan. 20, 2010

Valentines for soldiers accepted at mall

The third annual Valentines Factory, hosted by Grand Valley Blue Star Mothers, will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mesa Mall.

People are encouraged to drop off valentines for U.S. soldiers deployed overseas or make one at the Blue Star Mothers table. They also will be collecting cash donations and donations for care packages.

Call 640-1065 for information.

Kinsley guest speaker at Radio Room

Western Colorado Congress will present guest speaker Michael Kinsley from the Rocky Mountain Institute at 6 p.m. Friday at the KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave.

Kinsley will speak on “Building Community Through Natural Capitalism” and lead a brief discussion. Food and drink will be provided and admission is free.

Call 640-2620 for information.

First-responder, CPR classes offered

PARACHUTE — A first-responder training class for certified nursing assistants will be offered Mondays and Tuesdays from Jan. 25 through June 4 at Holiday Inn Express, 221 Grand Valley Way, off Exit 75 of Interstate 70.

Information meetings, interviews, application and testing will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Thursday at the Holiday Inn Express.

An adult, child and infant CPR class for the public will be offered from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 25, and a first-aid class for the public will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 26.

Call 208-3947 or 285-2330 for information.

Conservation districts’ Ag Day Jan. 27

Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side conservation districts will have their annual Ag Day event from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the New Castle Community Center.

Reservations are required for lunch. Call Sharie at the district office, 245-5494, ext. 105, by Jan. 25.


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