MONTROSE – Kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year takes place in neighborhood elementary schools Thursday, April 18, 8-11 a.m., and 12-4 p.m. Children can attend kindergarten next year who are 5 years old by September 15, 2013.
To prepare classrooms for next fall, please register on April 18; for those who cannot do so, please make an appointment to do so.
For kindergarten registration, parents are required to bring an official record of birth (birth certificate, hospital record, or baptismal record) and immunization records.
State law requires that children cannot be registered without bringing an immunization record with them at the time of registration.
Tenth Annual Montrose Wine and Food Festival
MONTROSE – The 10th annual Montrose Wine and Food Festival takes place Friday, May 10-Saturday, ay 11, at the Montrose Pavilion. Friday night is Disco Night at 10 p.m.; Saturday’s Grand Tasting on the Lawn, 2-5 p.m., features music from Zolopht and the Destroyers. Tickets are $10 for Disco Night and $50 for the Grand Tasting. Sponsorships are still available for Friday night’s Private Reserve Wine Dinner.
Saturday also features an 11 a.m. Beer Seminar – (Does your glass make a difference?) – featuring local and craft beers, with limited seating ($30).
Proceeds from all the events above benefit Black Canyon Boys & Girls Club and Voices for Children (CASA). For more information visit www.montrosewineandfood.com or call Lynette Bean at 970/901-9993.
Also occurring at the Pavilion on Saturday: The 10th Annual Mission to Ride – Presented by the Montrose Fighters Assoc - (www.Missiontoride.com) and the Botanical Gardens Spring plant sale. See website for details: www.montrosegardens.org. Don’t forget a night on the town for Dine Out For Kids on Thursday, April 25, at selected Montrose restaurants.
Exploring Educational Opportunities in the North Fork Valley
PAONIA – On the fourth Monday of each month, the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia hosts a free, informative talk about community issues, known as the “Valley Voices” series. The April program will be held on Monday, April 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and will provide parents and children an opportunity to explore various educational possibilities being offered in the North Fork Valley. The following representatives will present their organizations’ approaches to education and be available to answer questions from the audience:
· Delta County Public Elementary Schools – Kurt Clay, Assistant Superintendent
· Delta County Public Secondary Schools – Representative Not Yet Confirmed
· Backpack Early Learning Academy (BELA) – Lisa Mock, Program Facilitator
· North Fork Vision Program – Teri Kincaid, Director
· Montessori Community School – Bill Eyler, Director
· Blossom Valley Co-op (A Waldorf Approach) – Thesa Callinicos, Educator Mentor
Parents from the Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford areas are encouraged to attend and consider what educational model will be the best fit for their children. This program is free, although donations will be gladly accepted.
The final program in the 2012-2013 “Valley Voices” series, focusing on local foraging, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 28, the day after Memorial Day. The 2013-2014 series will begin again in September.
For more information on this, or any other Blue Sage activities, visit www.bluesage.org, call 970/527-7243, or stop by 226-228 Grand Ave., Paonia, CO 81428.
Women’s Business Alliance of Colorado Hosts 2013 Annual Leadership Summit
Whether you own your own business or work for someone else, leadership skills are pivotal to success. This year’s 2nd Annual Leadership Summit with the Women’s Business Alliance of Colorado takes place at Gateway Canyon Resort, in Gateway, Colorado. 43200 Highway 141 Gateway, CO 81522, April 26-28. For information, visit wbacolorado.com and click on events; $260 for WBA members and $290 for guests.