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Coloring Contest. Elbert County Library District and Cowboy Up
in Kiowa Rodeo are teaming up together with a coloring contest for
children ages 3-4, 5-7 and 8-10. There will be coloring crayons
given out with a coloring page. Pick up a coloring page by July 16.
A winner will be chosen by July 19. The winners of the coloring
contest will win tickets to the Cowboy Up in Kiowa Rodeo that will
take place July 31 through Aug. 1. Visit your local library for an
entry form. Call Wendy at 303-243-1308.
July 16 and 22
Weather programs featuring KRDO/Channel 13 Chief Meteorologist
Matt Meister, KMGH/Channel 7 Meteorologist Corey Christiansen, and
NOAA’s Weather Spotter Scott Entrekin will be presented at the
Elbert County Branch Libraries. Corey Christiansen will be
presenting at 10:30 a.m. July 16 at the Kiowa Library and at noon
July 16 at the Elizabeth Library. July 22, Scott Entrekin will do a
weather spotter program at 1:30 p.m. July 22 at the Simla Library
and at 4:30 p.m. July 22 at the Elbert Library. For more
information, call 303-646-3792 or 719-541-2573.
July 16, Aug. 20
Pro Se Divorce Clinic. The Elbert & Lincoln County Pro Se
Divorce Clinic is a free legal clinic for parties who have no
attorney, and who are going through Dissolution of Marriage, Legal
Separation, or Post-Decree cases. Parties will be assisted on a
first-come, first-served basis, and will be helped with filling out
forms and general information on divorce and post-decree procedures
and process. The Pro Se Clinic is informational only, and is not a
substitute for legal representation. The class is offered from 9
a.m. to noon the third Friday of every month at the Elbert County
Justic Center, 751 Ute St. in Kiowa. For 2010, classes are July 16,
Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17.
Simla Talent Show and Movie Night at 6 p.m. July 17 at the Simla
Town Park. Sign up for the talent show is at the Simla Branch
Library at 504 Washington Ave. in Simla. Acts must be appropriate
for all ages and no longer than five minutes. Following the talent
show, a movie will be shown. Admission is free with concessions
available for purchase. For more information and for the title of
the movie, call the Simla Branch Library at 719-541-2574, Simla
Town Hall at 719-541-2468, or check out the calendar of events at
July 26, 27 and 31
Reading Program. “Don’t Be a Drip, Go with the Flow,” featuring
the hit single "It's Raining Chickens,” will be presented by Beth
Epley as the Summer Reading Program finale at all Elbert County
Libraries. Beth Epley has been named the Quintessential Queen of
Comedy who makes audiences hold their sides and giggle. Her show
will be about water in celebration of the summer reading theme,
“Make a Splash, Read!” Performances will be at 10 a.m. July 26 at
Simla Library, 1 p.m. July 27 at the the Elbert Library, 9 :30 a.m.
July 27 at the Elizabeth Library and at 11:30 a.m. July 27 at the
Kiowa Library. The summer reading program officially concludes on
July 31 with final prizes given and drawings done at that time.
Ribbon Cutting at Grumpy’s Coffee. Come join us as the Elizabeth
Chamber welcomes this new business to Elizabeth at noon July 30.
Enjoy samples/specials of the great food and drinks available and
meet the owners.
River Trailer The Elbert County Library District, in
collaboration with The Natural Resources Conservation Service,
presents a special “Wet & Watery” program at the next Ooey
Gooey Science day at 3:30 p.m. May 20 at the Elizabeth Library. The
river trailer will also be featured at 10 a.m. May 24 at the Elbert
School Branch Library and at 1 p.m. at the Simla Branch Library’s
Marvelous Monday program. On Aug. 14, during the Kiowa Street Fair,
the trailer will be hosted by the Kiowa Branch Library. Each event
is free and open to the public.
Family Fun. Kiowa Street Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug.
14 at AF Nordman Park in Kiowa. We will have a host of different
vendors, and fun family activities, dog agility demonstration,
chili cook-off contest, games, bake sale fundraiser benefitting
ECCO, food, fire department smoke house, seatbelt safety,
children's finger printing, informational booths, live music, and a
free car show. Contact Pamela or Michelle for more information at
303-621-2366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship Deadline. The Young Homemakers Club of Elbert County
is accepting applications for the 2010 Sharon Miller Memorial
Scholarship. The Sharon Miller Scholarship is offering a $500 cash
scholarship for continuing education for the fall semester of 2010.
This scholarship will be given to a qualifying Elbert County
resident who is 21 years or older as of Jan. 1, 2010. The applicant
will need to provide proof of acceptance into some type of
vocational, technical or educational training program. This
scholarship is being provided to assist with expenses incurred by
an individual who wishes to enhance their career opportunities,
further their field of study or become certified in their chosen
vocation. Additional information and applications may be obtained
by contacting Debbie Maul at 303-621-2113 or e-mailing email@example.com. The deadline
for submitting the completed application is Aug.t 15.
Art Show. A Day for Art in Kiowa will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sept. 25 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26. Contact Pamela or Michelle
for more information at 303-621-2366 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Outback Express is a public transit service provided through
the East Central Council of Local Governments is open and available
to all residents of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln
counties and provides an economical and efficient means of travel
for the four-county region. Call Kay Campbell, Kiowa, at 719-
541-4275. You may also call the ECCOG office at 1-800-825-0208 to
make reservations for any of the trips. You may also visit http://outbackexpress.tripod.com.
Simla and Matheson to Colorado Springs: July 19
Kiowa, Elizabeth and Elbert to Parker or Colorado Springs: July
Simla Good Samaritan Nursing Home Residents: July 9
Elizabeth to Colorado Springs or Parker: July 13
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