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Montrose/Delta Beacon Bits, October 2016

Oct 04, 2016 11:13AM ● By BEACON Senior News

NO FRACKIN WAY Benefit Concert will happen at the Paradise Theater in Paonia on October 16

Montrose Senior Center events

All events take place at 1 p.m. at the Montrose Pavilion Senior Center, 1800 Pavilion Dr. Call 252-4884 for details.

• October 5 - Five Wishes presentation Learn about a living will that outlines your personal, emotional and spiritual needs along with medical wishes.

• October 13 - Benefits to FHA reverse mortgages Learn about the four points of protection and payment benefits that give retirees more independence and creative care solutions. People retain ownership of their homes and can use the equity in their home as a valuable retirement tool. Seminar is led by Paul Janzen with Intermountain Funding.

• October 17 - Confused About Medicare Open Enrollment Options? Get answers and prescription drug coverage support in this presentation by Marilynn Huseby with the Senior Awareness Programs.

• October 18 - Tia Chi Cha Discover this organized set of movements that restore joint movement, balance and comfort.

• October 24 - Ghost Stories from Montrose Sally Johnson with the Montrose County Historical Museum shares local spooky stories.

Enter Montrose Memorials Hospital’s photo contest by November 1

Here’s another reason to get your camera out and enjoy the fall scenery. The Fall Clinics Committee of Montrose Memorial Hospital invites you to submit a fall scene of Western Colorado to be used in its annual fall clinics brochure. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize. Deadline for entries is November 1. Email up to three entries to [email protected]. Paper copies can be mailed to Julie Disher at Montrose Memorial Hospital, 800 S. Third St., Montrose, CO 81401. Please include a return address.

Citizens for a Healthy Community fundraisers

Citizens for a Healthy Community, a local nonprofit organization working to prevent the development of oil and gas in the Delta County region, is hosting two fundraising events in October to help fund efforts to inform and educate the public about the issues of health, economic and recreational impacts that fracking could impose in the area. For more information, visit www.citizens

• October 8 - Frack Free Wine Tasting and Art Auction. Art viewing and the wine tasting will be from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. at the Blue Sage Center of the Arts, 226 Grand Ave. in Paonia. Admission is free. Proceeds from the art auction will go to CHC.

• October 16 - NO FRACKIN WAY Benefit Concert will happen at the Paradise Theater in Paonia at 7 p.m. Local musicians Beth Quist, Gustavo Brett, Dave Sheppard, The North Fork Flyers and The Scones will provide the entertainment. Tickets can be purchased from Hardins in Hotchkiss, Hightower Cafe in Paonia, and Lizzy’s Market in Paonia for $20. Tickets at the door are $25.

Montrose Senior Activities

The Montrose Recreation District has the following activities scheduled for seniors 50 and older. Register one week ahead. Events take place at the Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Dr., or transportation departs from the Montrose Pavilion. Please arrive at each event at least 15 minutes early. For more information on the following activities, call 249-7705.

• Fall Splendor Hike - 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. October 4. A hike along the Galloping Goose Trail will leave you exhilarated. This trail follows an old narrow-gauge railroad line that was built in 1890. The trail is among one of the state’s most impressive for fall colors and scenery. Cost is $18. Bring a sack lunch.

• Yak’s 101 Tour in Crawford – 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. October 13. Have you ever wanted to explore the world of the Tibetan yak and learn some yak facts? Join us on this trip near the town of Crawford where we will meet a special herd of yaks. Cost is $30. Bring a sack lunch or money for lunch.

• Paradox Valley Tour – 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. October 18. After visiting the Rimrocker Historical Society museum in Naturita, visit beautiful Paradox Valley. Stops will include historic locations, including the Bedrock Store and lunch at the Paradox Community Center. Hear about the history of the Cashin Copper Mine as we drive through the beautiful La Sal Creek Canyon and end the tour at the Utah state line. Cost is $27. Bring a sack lunch.

Volunteer opportunities

Mothers of Preschoolers is seeking some special volunteers to rock babies, play, sing and spoil little ones for two mornings a month. This gives their mamas time to refuel and to be encouraged. Contact Maria at 509-619-3062 or [email protected] if you can help support this vital ministry to young moms.

Volunteer drivers needed to deliver meals to low-income and frail seniors. Drivers are background checked and need to provide references. Contact Betty Hayes at 249-8804. ν

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