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Local Farmer’s Market
Beginning May 23rd through October 17th enjoy the local farmers markets throughout Huerfano County, here are the time and locations:
La Veta: Thursday’s 3:00-5:00PM Next to the Library on Main Street
Cuchara: Friday’s 4:00-6:00PM at the Cuchara Mountain Mercantile
Walsenburg: Sunday’s 12:00-2:00PM at Heritage Park on Main Street

June

Thursday, June 13th – 15th 10:00AM-3:00PM
Quarterly Book Sale at Spanish Peaks Library District
We’ve got lots of books just waiting to be taken home to fill up your shelves. All proceeds from our sales help us, Friends of the Library, to assist our Spanish Peaks Library District Library programs above and beyond budget restraints. We underwrite such items as indoor play equipment, staff development, children’s summer programs, and other activities. Prices are as follows: Children’s Books 25C, Paperback books 50C, Hardback books $1.00. OR Fill up a box: Small $5, Medium $7.50, Large $10. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 13th 6:00PM
Music Bingo at the Mountain Merman Brewing Company
Join the La Veta Public Library at the Mountain Merman for a special music bingo “Now That’s What I Call Music Bingo: Songs from 1974!” This is to celebrate our 50th anniversary by playing songs from our founding year! We will sample on shuffle from a custom “Songs from 1974” playlist that matches spaces on bingo cards provided. There is no charge to participate. All play is individual. See you at the brewery!

New! Friday, June 14th – 19th 7:00AM
Race Across America Aid Station
Bicycle Teams from multiple countries will be racing through La Veta in a cross country race from California to New Jersey. La Veta Pines will be an official aid station for the race. Come by to cheer them on and welcome them to La Veta. Volunteers are needed to pass out drinks and snacks and provide local information. Volunteer for a shift or a day or as long as you can! Call La Veta Pines at 719-742-3252 for more information.

New! Saturday, June 15th 9:00AM-2:00PM
Navajo Ranch Community Wide Yard Sale!
Join us for a multi-family yard sale with 16 homes participating throughout the Navajo Ranch Subdivision! Kiosks located at US 160/CR 510/Navajo Road where we will have printed maps available along with a list of homes participating. See Navajo Ranch Community Facebook page and other local Facebook pages for digital map and additional details! A food truck will be located at CR 510/Navajo Road serving breakfast and lunch! Tons of great finds you don’t want to miss this!
 
Saturday, June 15th 10:00AM-Noon
Wild Iris Hike at Tres Valles West
Please join La Veta Trails for a hike to enjoy the Wild Irises. Your guide will be Heloise Lynn, who lives in Tres Valles West with her husband, Walt. The hike options include a stream to Lehman Pond, and back up (1mile RT, vertical change one way may be 150 ft). A longer hike taking the scenic route home is also an option. Meet at 10:00AM at the Tres Valles West gate, on Highway 160, between mile marker 286 and 285. Heloise will lead you to her house at lot 47, where you can park. Please RSVP to Heloise at 719-251-6992 (cell) or 719-742-3607 (land line) or email HLynnEarth1@gmail.com. Bring a sandwich for a picnic lunch on the deck. She will provide herbal tea. While not required, Heloise welcomes donations to support improvements to the La Veta Pickleball Court.

Sunday, June 16th 9:30AM and 11:00AM
Cuchara Chapel Service
Join us at the Cuchara Chapel for service at 9:30AM and 11:00AM with Dr. Don Pike for United Methodist preaching.

Monday, June 17th
Experimental Drawing and Painting at the La Veta School of the Arts
La Veta School of the Arts presents Peggy Zehring’s fun, abstract, experimental drawing and painting one week or two week class which will be happening at the La Veta School of the Arts in La Veta from Monday, June 17th through Friday, June 21st, and then Monday, June 24th through Friday, June 28th. Draw with charcoal and then use the images you created spontaneously to unfold abstract paintings. You’ll learn to make your work personal and original. You’ll also learn color mixing, recognizing and capitalizing on your own marks, compositional excellence and much more. All levels of experience are welcome. Cost is $375 a week. For more information or to register call 719-742-3421 or email LVArtSchool@yahoo.com or register online at www.theLVSA.org.

New! Monday, June 17th 10:30AM-12:30PM
La Veta Writes Monthly Writing Group at the La Veta Library
Love the written word, or want to become better acquainted with your true inner voice? Whatever your experience with writing, we’d love to have you join our kind, supportive gathering Monday, June 17th from 10:30am-12:30pm at the La Veta Library. This month’s guest facilitator is delightful writer Tracey Palone. If you would like to practice reading your work aloud, bring along a page or two. La Veta Writes is a free gathering sponsored by the La Veta Creative District & Colorado Creative Industries, LaVetaCreativeDistrict.org. For questions, please call 630-864-8992.

New! Wednesday, June 18th-19th 9:00AM-4:00PM
Wahatoya Lake Step Construction with La Veta Trails
Volunteers are needed to help build steps at a trailhead and on the Wahatoya Lake Trail to address soil erosion and water runoff. This project is a partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. If you would like to learn what is involved in building two types of trail steps, this will be a great training opportunity. The work involves lifting and carrying timber used in the making of the steps, hand power tools, and working on a slope. La Veta Trails will provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks to keep you fueled.

Tuesday, June 18th – 19th 5:30-7:00PM
Pop Up Acupuncture Clinic
Get your ears needled, acupuncture, have fun, relax and feel better! Tuesday evening at the Walsenburg Mercantile. Free intro lecture and session. Wednesday evening (the 19th) the location is at 215 S Main Street in La Veta. There will be weekly paid sessions Tuesdays from July 2nd – August 6th at the Mercantile in Walsenburg and weekly sessions on Tuesdays at 215 S Main Street in La Veta from July 3-August 7. Cost $25-$40. Length of sessions 30-40 mins. Call Debby for more information 303-250-3044.

Wednesday, June 18th – 20th 10:00AM-1:00PM
Huerfano County Junior Golf Camp at Grandote Golf Course
For girls and boys ages 6-14. $30 per child, lunch included. Limited to the first 50 kids to sign up! Scholarships available – contact Billy Sill at 512-844-6900. Transportation available from Walsenburg. Register now at twopeaksfitness.org/junior-golf-camp/ or in person at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main Street, La Veta, Mondays-Fridays 3-6PM.

Friday, June 21st – 23rd
Landscape Photography for the Advanced Beginner at the Estelle Center for the Arts
In this three day workshop you will learn: What makes a great landscape photo. How to recognize and compose great landscape photos. Where and when to find the best opportunities to take landscape photos. Identify why your photos are great and how to improve those that are not so great. The basics of processing your photos for better results. Put what you learn into action on a “Dells and Dunes” field trip! Enjoy a fun, interactive, informative classroom in a supportive, encouraging group setting. https://estellecreativearts.com/shop/landscape-photography-workshop-colorado

New! Friday, June 21st-22nd 5:30-7:00PM
Community Acupuncture with Debby Shapiro at Walsenburg Mercantile
Join “Ways of the Tao” for a 5-week Acupuncture Pilot Program! Over 5 weeks, experience the transformative power of acupuncture for relaxation, pain management, and sleep enhancement. The first class is FREE! June 21st is located at the Walsenburg Mercantile, June 22nd is located at Code of the West in La Veta.

Saturday, June 23rd 7:00AM
Cuchara Valley Archery 3D Target Shoot at the Cuchara Mountain Park
Come walk a 20-25 3D archery range through the Cuchara Mountain Park through the local group Cuchara Valley Archery. This will have an option for ASA shooters. Visit CucharaValleyArchery.com for more details.

New! Wednesday, June 26th 9:00AM-3:00PM
Huerfano State Wildlife Area Annual Clean Up With La Veta Trails
Volunteers needed to help provide general cleanup of one of our favorite places. The Huerfano State Wildlife Area with the Huerfano River running through it is located in Gardner. Volunteers will check for litter in the campsites, prune trees and shrubs using loppers and hand saws, and remove an old fence. La Veta Trails will provide a picnic lunch along the Huerfano River.

New! Thursday, June 27th 7:00PM
Ecstatic Dancing at La Veta Mercantile
Come and quiet your inner and outer dialogue while moving to a variety of fun dance rhythms. Whether you feel to have a big workout or an inward journey, low lights and no talking give you absolute permission to dance “as the music moves you.” Wear comfortable clothing. Leave your inner critic and inhibitions at the door. All ages welcome. Suggested donation $5.

New! Friday, June 28th-29th 5:30-7:00PM
Community Acupuncture with Debbie Shapiro at Walsenburg Mercantile
Join “Ways of the Tao” for a 5-week Acupuncture Pilot Program! Experience the transformative power of acupuncture for relaxation, pain management, and sleep enhancement. Sliding scale $25-40. June 28th is located at the Walsenburg Mercantile June 29th is located at Code of the West in La Veta.

Local Music
 
June
June 9th – Bo Jingles at the Cuchara Yacht Club
1:00PM
June 14th – MiDi and the Guy at the Stokehouse in the Walsenburg Mercantile
5:00-9:00PM
June 15th – Bluntful at the Cuchara Yacht Club
5:00PM
New! June 15th – Dano Weston Band at the Stokehouse
6:00-10:00PM
June 16th – Matt Fuson at the Cuchara Yacht Club
4:30PM
June 21st – Lucas Wolf at the Cuchara Yacht Club
1:00PM
June 21st – MiDi and the Guy at the Stokehouse in the Walsenburg Mercantile
5:00-9:00PM
New! June 22nd – Shawn Brown: Most Soulful Vocalist on this side of the Mississippi at The Stokehouse
6:00-10:00PM
June 23rd – Lucas Wolf at the Cuchara Yacht Club
1:30PM
June 28th – At The Water Tower at the Cuchara Yacht Club
11:30AM
June 29th – Lucas Wolf at the Cuchara Yacht Club
4:00PM
New! June 29th – DJ H at the Stokehouse in Walsenburg Mercantile
7:00-11:00PM
New! June 29th – The Rifters at the La Veta Mercantile

2024 Save The Date
Do you have an event coming up in 2024? Send it in so that we can save the date!

June 28th & 29th
 – La Veta Village Ladies Auxiliary Annual Garage Sale
June 29th – La Veta Public Library 50th Anniversary Disco Party

July 4th – Cuchara Independence Day Parade
July 5th – First Friday Art Walk in La Veta – La Veta Creative District
July 6th 
– La Veta Independence Day Parade

July 6th & 7th – Art in the Park in La Veta
July 9th – Spruce Tip Ale Bingo with “Mark and Dave” at Mountain Merman Brewing
July 11th – 2nd Annual Pie Bake-Off with La Veta Library and Cuchara Library (Fundriaser to support Cuchara Library)
July 13th – 2nd Annual Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show at the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center
July 15th – Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce Relay for Life Charity Golf Tournament

July 18th – Friends of La Veta Library Wine Tasting Fundraiser
July 19th – 3rd Annual Movie On the Mountain At the Cuchara Mountain Park
July 19th – 20th – Jewelry Sale at the Cuchara Community Center
July 19th – 28th – Summer Musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at FCPA
July 20th – Cuchara Valley Archery Shoot at the Cuchara Mountain Park

July 27th 
 Francisco Fort Day in La Veta

August 2nd – First Friday Art Walk in La Veta – La Veta Creative District
August 3rd – Cuchara Valley Archery Shoot at the Cuchara Mountain Park

August 3rd – La Veta Village Assisted Living First Golf Tournament Fundraiser
August 10th
 – Stonewall Century Ride
August 17th – La Veta Village Ladies Auxiliary Annual Fish Fry
August 17th – Vintage Trailer Rally at La Veta Pines
August 17th – Wooly Huerfano – History of Sheepherding at Francisco Fort in La Veta
August 22nd – 25th – Summmer Melodrama and Olio “The Adventures of Cyclone Malone: The Wattalottawatta River Pirates” at FCPA

August 24th
 – Purgatory 4 Adventure Relay
August 31st – BATIK USA Art Show
Updated New Date! August 31st – Tom Munch at La Veta Pines RV Park

September 1st – David Starr and Erik Stucky at the La Veta Mercantile
September 6th – First Friday Art Walk in La Veta – La Veta Creative District
September 13th – 15th – Radio Play at FCPA
 
Business Updates

The Book Nook At The La Veta Library
Located at 207 s Main Street the Book Nook, a second-hand bookstore, is an ongoing fundraising vehicle for Friends of La Veta Library (FLVL) and is run completely by volunteers. All proceeds to go the Award Winning La Veta Public Library. Come browse the wonderful selection of books which have been donated by the Library and patrons who live in the surrounding area. You can also support our local Library by becoming a member of FLVL. Membership forms are available at the Book Nook. If you are interested in joining the Book Nook Volunteer staff, please leave your name and contact information at the Library.

Cuchara Chapel Services
Contemporary Service at 9:40am and Traditional Service at 11:00am
June 9th – Rev. Jim Tucker, Episcopal (11:00am service only on this day)
June 16th – Dr. Don Pike, United Methodist
June 23rd – Rev. Joshua Camp, Nondenominational
June 30th – Dr. Don Pike, United Methodist
July 7th – Rev. Jason McConnell, United Methodist
July 21st – Dr. Clayton Oliphint, United Methodist
July 28th – Rev. Deniece Mason, United Methodist
August 4th – Rev. Matt Gaston, United Methodist
August 11th – Rev. Cammy Gaston, United Methodist
August 18th – Rev. Vic Casad, United Methodist

The Cuchara Valley Recreation Program
Be sure to mark your calendar for these fun events coming this summer to the Cuchara Valley Recreation Program!

June 26 Bingo!
June 27 West Peak Treeline
July 1 History Walk
July 4 Race Ingo!
July 8 Sunset and Stars
July 10 Bingo!
July 11 Schaefer Trail
July 12 Cuchara Dance with Tom
and Dennis
July 15 Potluck with Geologist
July 17 Bingo!
July 18 Blue to Bear to Ridge to
Top of Ski Area and back
July 21 Full Moon hike
July 22 Wildflower Pilgrimage
July 24 Christmas Bingo!
July 28 Dance with DJ Heather
July 29 West Peak Tree Line
July 30 Bingo!
July 31 Art Take In Day
August 2 Artist Talk
August 3 Art Show
August 4 Art Show
August 16 Dance

La Veta Public Library
The La Veta Library invites you to join us in our 18th Community Books Read. Our theme this year is “perseverance” and the book that we have selected is “Go as a River” by Colorado native, Shelley Read. The goal of the program is to bring people together to read and discuss a great work of literature. Beginning early in March, in addition to our initial book discussion there will be other interesting and though provoking programs pertaining to our theme of perseverance. Stop by LVPL to get your free copy of our chosen book to read and share. “Go as a River” is set in the rural Colorado town of lola beginning in 1948. It is a story of love and loss, prejudice, despair, survival and redemption. It is beautifully written and total unforgettable. The phrase “go as a river” refers to living your life like a river… always finding a way to go forward. Be looking for more information and dates of our programs in the next few weeks and plan to join us for this long standing tradition at the La Veta Library and a great literary journey.

New Classes! La Veta School of the Arts
Adults Classes in June:
Creating Enchanted Crystal Pendants
Sharona Whitley
June 15th & 16th $150 (lab fee $50)
Explore wire wrapping techniques by creating several pieces of wire wrapped jewelry. This class culminates with students choosing crystals that resonate personally with the creation of a one of a kind enchanted crystal pendant. Bring your ideas and passions, materials will be provided by the instructor for a lab fee.
Children’s Classes in June:
All children’s classes are $10. All children from the age 6-12 are welcome. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone who pre-registers will receive a $5.00 discount, making the classes $5.00 each. To pre-register call 719-742-3421 and leave a message. You can pay cash when you come or mail a check.
June 14th – Drawing Explorations with Lena Noordik
Learn various drawing techniques to capture our countys unique landscape. From drawings of the Spanish Peaks to historic landmarks, young artists will be guided by Lena Noordik to unleash their creativity, fostering both drawing skills and an appreciation for their surroundings.
June 15th & 16th – Creating Enchanted Crystal or Stone Pendants
Explore wire wrapping techniques by creating several pieces of wire wrapped jewelry. This class culminates with participants choosing crystals and/or stones that resonate personally with the creation of a one of a kind enchanted crystal or stone pendant. Bring your ideas and passions. Materials will be provided by Sharona Whitley – The Instructor – for a lab fee of $50. This two day class costs $150.
June 17th – Experimental Drawing and Painting with Peggy Zehring
One week / two week class from Monday June 17th – Friday June 21st and Monday June 24th – Friday June 28th. Draw with charcoal and then use the images you created spontaneously to unfold abstract paintings. You’ll learn to make your work personal and original. You will also learn color mixing! All levels of experience are welcome. Call 719-742-3421 to register.

La Veta Village Free Food Pick Up Program
Monthly Free Food Box Distribution
Free Foodbox Pickup is once per month on Saturday morning from 10:00AM-11:00AM behind La Veta Town Hall.
The Food Box Distribution Dates:
Mobile Market Dates: June 25th 1-2PM

For more information, or to volunteer or donate to this program, please call La Veta Village Food Services (719) 247-1393 or email foodservices@lavetavillage.org.


Museum of Friends Art Gallery Displays
Open Tuesday – Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM
On View Now: The Foundation & The Reach (Second Floor)

Coming Soon
Story Share, and Coming Home: Stories from Main Street.

SPACe (Spanish Peaks Arts Council) Gallery in La Veta

Now showing at the Gallery: “Artists’ Choice”, May 28-June 22 with an opening reception on June 1, 5-7pm.nFor information about upcoming shows and events, visit SPACe at www.spanishpeaksarts.org or call (719) 742-3074. Beginning May 28, Gallery Hours will change to: Tuesday through Saturday 10am-3pm. SPACe is a 501(c)3 non-profit, member centered organization. We are always looking for artists and enthusiasts to curate our shows and teach workshops. Join today and volunteer to promote the arts in our community!
Upcoming Workshops:
July 8-12 Youth Art Workshop presented by SPACe with Rebecca Myers.
July 13 – Adult Art Workshop at SPACe Gallery with Kim Mackey.
July 19 – Adult Art Workshop at SPACe Gallery with Kathy W. Hill.
August 24 – Adult Workshop at SPACe Gallery with Coni Grant
September 14 – Adult Art Workshop at SPACe Gallery with Cherine Marie-Kuster.
September 20 & 21 – Adult Art Workshop at SPACe Gallery with Tom Lockhart.
Call 719-742-3074 for details.

Two Peaks Fitness
Group exercise sessions held at Two Peaks Fitness:
Spin Bike: Monday through Saturday 7:30am
Kickboxing: Sunday 11:00am

Group exercise sessions held at the La Veta Community Center:
Yoga Stretch: Monday, Wednesday 9:15am
Swiss Ball: Monday, Wednesday 10:00am
Hatha Yoga: Friday 9:15am
Senior Pilates: Monday, Wednesday 11:00AM

Group exercise sessions held at the Huerfano County Community Center:
Senior Stretch: Thursday, 4:00PM. Preregistration required, call Two Peaks Fitness – Walsenburg at (7190 738-3555.

Held at the Brunelli Gymnasium:
Zumba Classes: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:15am

Every Thursday in June (6,13,20,27) 9:30-10:30am
Kids Cross-Fit
Offered by Two Peaks Fitness, in La Veta at the Town Park. Ages 4-12, Free! Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Fun Friday’s
June 21st – Family Stargazing
July 17th – Archery
August 16th – Trinidad Aquatic Center
September 13th – Mountain Biking
October 11th – Pumpkin Patch
November 15th – Bowling
December – Aircraft Museum

Sponsored by Two Peaks Fitness, $10 / child if parent is a gym member, $15 for non-members. For children of all ages. Guardian must be present for children under the age of 5. Each activity has a different start time, details available when registering. Limited scholarships available. Background checks performed at all adult chaperones. Sign up forms available at www.twopeaksfitness.org/fun-fridays or can be filled out at Two Peaks Fitness. We must receive your paperwork and payment no later than the Wednesday prior to that activity for logistics planning.

For questions or additional information call Two Peaks Fitness at 719-742-3555.
Two Peaks Fitness located at 216 S Main Street, La Veta.

If you have additional events you would like to see on the calendar, please email Events@BachmanAndAssociates.com with details by Friday at noon!
 
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Updated June 13th, 2024