25th Annual Pueblo Parade of Lights/Riverwalk Tree Lighting

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November 29, 2014 – 5:30 pm

This years theme for the Pueblo Downtown Associations Parade of Lights is Silver Bells!

Nearly 100 lighted entries, containing more than 1,500 festively dressed participants, wend their way down the 1.2 mile long parade route. Santa Claus leads the parade and stays around afterwards to talk to the children about their Christmas wishes. There’s hot cider and cookies, too. There’s no lacking goodies along the parade route either as the route contains several restaurants and coffee shops.

Parade travels from Colorado and Abriendo on the Mesa Junction down Union Avenue to Court Street, ending at the Pueblo Bank & Trust parking lot.

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Loaf ‘N Jug presents the 14th Annual Holiday Lighting Extravaganza

 The 14th annual Riverwalk Holiday Lighting Extravaganza is the Friday following Thanksgiving, November 28, 2014 at 5pm.  (Also, kicking off the Holiday Boat Rides with Santa! Every Friday and Saturday night in November and December ending December 20, 2014.)

The Riverwalk Holiday Lighting Extravaganza is also the first time to see the famed KPHT Jingle Bell Rock. It will be on display all night for everyone to get the first glimpse and hear the prizes for this years hunt. 

 

Pueblo Cooperative Care Annual Coat Drive 2014

Clothing donations

Pueblo Cooperative Care is hosting the 17th Annual Coat Drive.  It started on Monday, Nov. 10 and will run thru December 31. Together with Clear Channel Radio and the Pueblo Area Chapter of Credit Unions we will again be keeping the residents of Pueblo County warm this winter.

Boxes are set up at credit unions throughout Pueblo and coats can be dropped off anytime or between the hours of 7 am – 12 pm Monday thru Friday at the Cooperative Care Center, 326 W. 8th Street. Our goal is 10,000 coats,” Come on Pueblo,” we can do it with your help. Last year they collected and distributed 8,870 coats.

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Knee-High Nature Hour – November 12

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This week is a fun week at the Pueblo Nature and Raptor Center!! Knee High Nature Hour, Homeschool Nature and more!!!  (With the dramatic changes in weather? It’d be a lot of fun to bundle up and head to the Nature Center!)

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NRCP’s popular tot program, Knee High Nature Hour returns for the fall season. Join new Education Coordinator, Sue Hardesty, to explore nature with your toddler through stories, music, crafts and outdoor games.
$2/member toddler $3/non-member toddler.
Please call 719-549-2458 to register.

Fall Knee High Nature Hour Schedule
All classes are from 10 to 11am
November 12 – Falling Leaves
November 26 – Talkin’ Turkey

And if you’ve got older kids? They have a homeschool program too!

November 14th – Homeschool Program – 10 to noon – NRCP Yurt
Tracks & Scat: The Stories they Tell
We may not always see wildlife when we are out in nature, but we can observe
signs that they leave behind. Find out how scientists use these signs to learn
about mammals. Then we will try to solve a mystery using signs from local
mammals. $5 per student/max. $20 per family

November 29 – Family Fun Hike with a Twist – 1pm
Bring the whole family and be trail detectives. We will find clues
along the way, and put them all together to solve a wildlife
mystery. Come walk off the turkey dinner and have fun too! $2
members/$3 non-members. Please call 719-549-2458 to register

For more info on these programs (and more!) check out the Pueblo Nature and Raptor Center and their November Newsletter!

Win a FREE Turkey Dinner! #ATPTurkeyDrive

Giveaway

We are giving away a FREE Thanksgiving Dinner to one of our followers!!

Our Thanksgiving Food Drive was such a success last year, allowing us to help out more than thirty families in Pueblo County!! And after a lot of thought, we decided to host the food drive again this year! But we need your help to make it a huge success again, and to thank you all for helping us out? We’re giving away a full dinner to one lucky family!!

How can you win? Fill out the Rafflecopter form below! (Or on our Facebook Page!) There are several options, including a few that you can do daily to win!! (You get 5 entries just for taking a photo of your donation at one of our SIX donation locations! All you have to do is donate, then post it to our Facebook post about the giveaway! And you can do this daily!!)

This giveaway runs from November 10th until midnight on November 20th! Open to residents of Pueblo County – Winner will be selected randomly (via Rafflecopter.com) within 24 hours of the end of this giveaway! The winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize!  (Be sure to use the hashtag #ATPTurkeyDrive with all your posts and tweets!)

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The All Things Pueblo Turkey Drive runs from November 10 – November 20!

DROP OFF LOCATIONS

The McClelland School
*If dropping off at The McClelland School, please use the front entrance for security reasons*
415 E. Abriendo Ave
Pueblo, Co 81004
Monday – Friday 8:15 – 3:15 pm

Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Association
1700 S. Prairie Ave
Pueblo, Colorado, 81005
Monday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Octopus Express Car Wash
3215 N. Elizabeth Street
Pueblo, Colorado 81008
Monday – Saturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Land Title Guarantee Company of Pueblo (only non-perishables at this location only)
503 N Main Street, Suite 2
Pueblo, Colorado
Monday – Friday 8:00 -5:00 pm

Pueblo West Funeral Home
381 S Joe Martinez Blvd
Pueblo, CO 81007
Monday - Friday  9:30 – 4:30 pm  (closed for lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm)

Langloss Lake Auto
2316 Lake Ave
Pueblo, Colorado
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:30 pm

Ten Things To Do this Weekend in Pueblo!

Ten Things

 

1. Veteran’s Day Parade:

The Pueblo Chieftain Veterans Day Parade, “Pueblo’s Salute to the Spirit of Our Veterans” will be held Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10:00am and is hosted by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. The Veterans Day Parade gives the community an opportunity to honor and say thank you to all of Pueblo’s military veterans. Please join us as we pay tribute to Pueblo’s Veterans!

The parade route runs along Union Avenue between East B Street and West 1st Street and begins at 10am!

2. Picnic at City Park:

Ok, sure – this isn’t an actual scheduled event, but it’s supposed to be 66*F on Saturday and sunny! So why no head to Pueblo’s City Park and check out the Pueblo Zoo, play at the playground, take your dog to the newly renovated Dog Park or get in a round of Disc Golf!

3. Southern Colorado Cluster Dog Show

November 6th, 2014 through November 10th, 2014 ! From their facebook page: Sporting specialty on Thursday this week and full all breed show Friday Saturday Sunday Monday starting November 7th ! Dog obedience and rally competitions , lots of good vendors and food and fun!! Pueblo Fairgrounds! Be there ! starts at eight every morning goes most of the day!! Top Dogs from all over the country will be there! 
Colorado State Fair Grounds

4. First Friday Arts Walk 

Head down to Mesa Junction Friday night for the First Friday Arts Walk! The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Nov. 7, and coincide with the Pueblo Arts Alliance Backstage Pass Fundraiser at El Pueblo History Museum, which begins at 7 p.m. But, at 5 p.m., enjoy the more than 35 art galleries, restaurants and businesses in the Creative Corridor. Ride the VanGO Art Shuttle for free, convenient traveling around the Creative Corridor loop with step-on, step-off service at 14 favorite locations. First Friday Art Walk activities are free

5.  Pueblo Modern Saints & Sinners Tour

(From Pueblo Chamber Website!) 6th Annual Saints & Sinners Tour featuring Pueblo Modern; 40’s-60’s.
From 12-3 visit mid-century churches in Belmont.
At 3pm opt for ‘Linner’ with a presentation by mid-century modern expert, Hannah Haley, “Pueblo Modern Between the Sheets”.
4:30-7:30 visit mid-century modern taverns in Downtown Pueblo complete with celebrity bartenders.
Tickets for the self-guided tour are $10. Linner is an additional $15.
Proceeds support the Steelworks Center of the West.
Tickets 564-9086 x110. Information: info@steelworks.us

6. Check out Picasso, Matisse and Chagall at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Marc Chagall were among the trailblazers of their time, an era defined by artistic leaps in freedom from academia constraints. This private collection reinforces the sense of time that was 1920’s Paris and creates for the eye a feast of line play and compositional delight. Visitors to the exhibition will explore the imagery of expansive subjects ranging from the human body to family members and the Bible in a collection of lithographs, etchings, linocuts, and ceramics by these renowned artists. “This exhibit has not been seen by the public in over eight years,” says Liz Szabo, visual arts curator of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. “Pueblo is fortunate to have something so spectacular within their reach.”

7. Visit the Buell Children’s Museum

This is the last weekend to check out the H20 Picasso exhibit! (Next week the Children’s Museum will be closed while they set up their new exhibit!)

Get your creative juices flowing with Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and more with STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math) activities. Hands-on educational experiences dive off of important artworks, all with the theme of water.

8.  Take a Hike (or bike ride) at the Nature Center

This fall weather is perfect for spending time outdoors! And Saturday at 10 am they have a special program too!

November 8 – Muleys & White Tails – 10 am – NRCP Yurt
Oh Deer! Which is which? Did you know we have both mule deer and white tail deer in this area? Let’s see if you can tell the difference. We will study the two types of deer and then play a game to identify!
them. $1 members/$2 non-members

9. Take a “Walk with Hemingway” at the InfoZone Museum at Rawlings Library

Shawn Vidmar Devine of SOMuch! Productions, will fill the 4th floor gallery of the Rawlings Library with images under glass and on canvas of Earnest Hemingway’s Cuban Home, Finca Vigia. As an installation, visitors will get a sense of the time and place of Hemingway’s writing and the era of his ascent into literature. Get a first look at this inspiring art

10. Cheer on the CSU-Pueblo Volleyball Team!

Come out and support the CSU-Pueblo Volleyball team vs. Western New Mexico! The match starts at 7pm at CSU-Pueblo!