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June 30th

OCEAN SHORTS: A CLAYMATION PROJECT June 30, 4-5 p.m., Buena Vista Public Library. Create a stop animation short film using iPads, props and your imagination. The final films will premiere at Library Night at the Drive-In on July 28th. All materials are provided, including snacks. Attend all four sessions.

CONCERT IN THE PARK June 30, 6-8pm, McPhelemy Park. With Bill Kelly.


July 1

ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUPPETS: DIVE IN AND DISCOVER YOURSELF July 1, 10am-11am, Buena Vista River Park Pavilion. Rocky Mountain Puppets entertains the whole family with an island shipwreck puppet and ventriloquism show for the whole family.

TIN CUP ART FAIR July 1, 10am – 5pm, Tin Cup Town Hall. Artists from the Taylor Park and Tin Cup sections will showcase colorful watercolors, barbed wire floral garden art, stained glass sun catchers, woodland animal mosaic wall hangings and more. For more information please call Janet at 970-641-4082.

FRIDAY AT THE FARM July 1, 6 p.m., Turner Farm, 829 W. Main St. Live music by Carin Mari Lechner.

FALCONAIRES CONCERT July 1st, 7pm, Riverside Park, Salida. US Air Force Academy Jazz Ensemble. Free, open to the public.


2nd-3rd July

FLASH FISHING-ART FUNDRAISER July 2, 9am-5pm, Art Tent at 116 F Street Mall, Salida. Seven fishing-themed artworks will be offered for donations of varying amounts to Trout Unlimited’s Collegiate Peaks Chapter. There are fly tying demonstrations throughout the day and a box of 60 individually tied flies is available by donation.

MADAMS OF CENTRAL COLORADO July 2, 7 p.m., Buena Vista Heritage Museum. Tickets $20, available online at buenavistaheritage.org



July 4th


Historical Reenactments. Free entry to McPhelemy Park train depot. Upbeat Pancake Breakfast 7am-9am, Freedom 5K at 8am (register at www.getmeregistered.com/bvfreedom5k), 3K Fun Run/Walk, July 4th Parade on East Main St. at 9am, Art in the Park at McPhelemy Park and American Legion fireworks at dusk.

LEADVILLE FIRECRACKER 5K July 4th, 9am, 5th and Harrison. Walk or run the 5-kilometer trail that begins and ends in downtown Leadville. Run the race, watch the parade and win a prize in the post-race raffle. Register at https://bit.ly/3MQRtLg


OCEAN SHORTS: A CLAYMATION PROJECT July 7, 4-5 p.m., Buena Vista Public Library. Create a stop animation short film using iPads, props and your imagination. The final films will premiere at Library Night at the Drive-In on July 28th. All materials are provided, including snacks. Attend all four sessions.

IN OUR REACH BOOK STUDY July 7, 5 p.m., Buena Vista Public Library. Discuss and reflect on Elizabeth Kolbert’s book Under a White Sky. Meet at RMOC, 23850 US Hwy. 285 S. Food truck and beverage service available prior to discussion.

CONCERT IN THE PARK July 7, 6-8pm, McPhelemy Park. Featuring Alex Johnstone from Rapidgrass.

FRIDAY AT THE FARM July 8, 6 p.m., Turner Farm, 829 W. Main St. Live music by Barb Maxey.

REGGAE ON THE GRASS 8.-10. July. Dance party and a music program featuring Collie Buddz and The Movement with special performances from The Polish Ambassador, Israel Vibration and Don Carlos. Plus a new Softlanding Sunday Show with Rapidgrass. Free for children under 12 years old.

LEADVILLE SILVER RUSH 50 RUN, July 9th. Tackle 50 miles of extreme terrain starting at 10,200 feet and reaching 12,000 feet on four separate occasions in the Life Time Silver Rush 50 Run. More information and registration at www.leadvilleraceseries.com/run/silverrush50run/

PIRATE DOGS OF THE SEA July 9, 10am, Buena Vista River Park Pavilion. Join Denise Gard’s Border Collies on their treasure hunt and learn how to keep the ocean clean.

26. COLORADO BREWERS RENDEZVOUS July 9, 1 p.m., Riverside Park, Salida. Craft Beer Fest featuring exclusive beers only available in Pre-Vous on July 8th at the historic Salida SteamPlant Theatre. Tickets for both events are available online through EventBrite.

QIGONG July 11, 5-6 p.m., Buena Vista Public Library. Classes introduce new exercises aimed at increasing flexibility and energy, promoting mental clarity and improving circulation. No registration required.

TARGET STORY TIME: FISH Hatchery July 12, 10-11am, Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery, 22605 CR 287, Nathrop. Located at the base of Mount Princeton, Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery farms approximately 700,000 rainbow trout annually. Take a tour of the hatchery, feed the fish and make a fish print.

YOUNG AT HEART POTLUCK LUNCHEON July 13, noon, Buena Vista Community Center. hot dogs and burgers; Please bring your own place setting and a side dish with the meal. Ark Valley Helping Hands program presentation. Door prizes will be awarded.

Free Legal Self Help Consultation July 13, 2-5pm, Salida Regional Library, 405 E St. Free Consultation for all local parties without an attorney. Volunteer lawyers support you personally via computer connection. Space is limited. Please contact the library at (719) 539-4826 to add them to the registration form.

VIRTUAL AUTHOR TALK: DAVID ALLEN July 14, 10-11am Transform a fast-paced, overwhelming, over-motivated life into a balanced, integrated, relaxed life with more successful outcomes. Watch a live conversation with New York Times bestselling author David Allen, one of the world’s most influential thinkers on personal productivity. Register online at buenavistalibrary.org

OCEAN SHORTS: A CLAYMATION PROJECT July 14, 4-5 p.m., Buena Vista Public Library. Create a stop animation short film using iPads, props and your imagination. All supplies are provided, including snacks. Attend all four sessions.

CONCERT IN THE PARK July 14, 6-8pm, McPhelemy Park. With Bob Weir.


FARMER’S MARKETS Saturdays to October 15, 8am – 12pm, Alpine Park, Salida. Sundays through October 2, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., McPhelemy Park, Buena Vista.

CALL FOR ARTISTS IN LIBRARY EXHIBIT through July and August. Email chaffeearts@gmail.com if you would like to participate.

BV HOPE MEETINGS third Friday of each month, 3:00 p.m. in person in the conference room of the Public Health Building at 112 Linderman Ave., Buena Vista; Email buenavistahope@gmail.com for the zoom link.

OPEN MIC AND HAPPY HOUR on Thursdays at Stardust Event Center, 16450 CR 306, Buena Vista. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Performances begin at 6 p.m. BYOB.

BRIDGE CLUB Every Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the community center. Call Jim or DeDe Wiliams at 719-395-6530 or email dedeinbv@gmail.com by Tuesday evening to reserve your spot on the weekly session. Registration fee is $1 per visit at the door.

CUCC SHOWER MINISTRY Fridays, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., 217 Crossman Ave. Free showers. All are welcome. Soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels and washcloths provided.

HIKING ASSOCIATION. The walks mostly take place on Fridays and take place at a different location each week. To join, become a GARNA member and show your interest in the club. Then contact info@garna.org to be put on the list for times and meeting places.

Buena Vista Library

Alphabet Story Time Fridays (except first Friday of the month), 10am Each week we focus on one letter with stories and a craft to learn our alphabet and build a personal letter book to take home. 2 to 5 years, siblings welcome.

Art for Kids Tuesdays, 10:00 am This special 10-week art class series encourages children’s fine motor skills and expression through tactical and creative projects. Wear your messy clothes. Classes are limited to 20 people, including adults.

Animal Crackers Wednesdays through May 18, 10:00 – 11:00 am Teacher Laura Hart, registered early childhood educator and member of the Salida Circus, leads this exciting program to help children develop gross motor, fine motor and social-emotional skills build up. Age 2 – 5 years old. Younger siblings can attend with a caregiver.

Wiggles & Giggles Thursdays, 10am – 11am Unstructured, free play and socializing for toddlers and carers. Age 0 – 5 years old.

Music for Children Fridays 1pm Lynette Clemons of Ruby Lucille’s Music Box will use instruments and songs to engage and support growing children. Age 4 to 6 years old. Younger siblings can attend with a caregiver.

Coding Club Fridays through May 20th at 4pm Learn from fun and easy online coding tutorials, build a community through interactive activities, and develop skills to create animations, games, apps, and more!

Reading to Rover Wednesdays, 3:30pm Research shows that reading to dogs can increase children’s reading skills while developing social and emotional skills. That’s why at the BVPL we have friendly dogs that sit with people, one on one, while they read. Any reading level or age is welcome. The reading times are assigned 15-minute blocks. To register, please call: 719-395-8700

Celebrate Recovery Mondays, 6-8 p.m., Cornerstone Church, Buena Vista Campus, 205 S. San Juan. Questions: Lillie Jones, (719) 539-4182


BUENA VISTA ROTARY CLUB MEETINGS 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 11:45 am, Creekside Gathering Place. The public is invited.

ARKANSAS VALLEY CHRISTIAN MISSION 122 Cottonwood Ave, Buena Vista. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: Complimentary Lunch 11am-1pm, Pantry 11am-2pm All welcome. For more information, call 719-395-9321.

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