Community Calendar: Jan. 7-13, 2016

• Science Friday with Doc Bob. Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Meeker Public Library.

• Winter Blast at Paintbrush Park Saturday. Join ERBM Recreation and Park District for a fun-filled winter day at Paintbrush Park! The day will kickoff with a Cardboard Derby, followed by free lunch, snowshoe racing, snow dyeing, snowman building, and games. More information at www.meekerrecdistrict.com.

• The Rio Blanco County Historical Society holds annual meeting. The Rio Blanco County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Sunday at the Old West Heritage Culture Center (565 Park Ave.) in Meeker. At 1 p.m. will be the luncheon. The RBCHS board of directors will provide soups and breads. Those attending may bring a salad or dessert. At 2 p.m. will be a review of 2015 in slides and committee reports, the election of new society officers and a new board member, followed by a “Look ahead to 2016.” The members and general public are invited.

• Meeker Foot Clinic on Wednesday. The Pioneers Hospital Home Health will be offering its monthly Foot Clinic on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 779 Sulphur Creek Rd. A certified nurse assistant will trim toenails, provide skin care and check blood pressures. Persons found to have circulatory or foot problems will be referred to a physician. Please call 878-9265 to schedule an appointment.

• Please join Court Appointed Special Advocates in making a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in our communities. CASA volunteers work with other stakeholders in the Dependency and Neglect Court System to advocate for the needs of children in court. CASA volunteers must be 18, submit to a thorough background check, be able to commit to 18 months as a volunteer, be computer literate and willing to complete a 30 hour training. Our next training will begin Jan. 18. If you are interested in learning more, please call us at 970-987-4332, or visit our website www.casaoftheninth.org/volunteers.

• Tot Spot Drop-in Childcare. Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Meeker Recreation Center. (Evening times on Monday and Wednesday as well.) Ready to provide fun and affordable childcare while you enjoy the Meeker Recreation Center. Available for children ages 6 months to 6 years. More information at www.meekerrecdistrict.com.

• The Meeker Library Book Club meets at 1 p.m. the second Monday of each month (excluding holidays). The next meeting will be Jan. 11. We will be discussing “On the Origin of Tepees: the Evolution of Ideas” by Jonnie Hughes. All interested readers are welcome. Stop by the Meeker Library for details.

• Adult Pickleball. From 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays in the Admin Gym at the Meeker Rec Center. Adults, come and give it your best shot at Pickleball—a racquet sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis!

• Game Day. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the Meeker Recreation Center Lounge for adults 50+. Stop by for refreshments, conversation and a game of cards.

• Children’s Story Hour. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Meeker Public Library.

• Quilting Group. Tuesday evenings 6-9 p.m. at the Parker Mall. Bring your sewing machine and project.

• Gentlemen’s Group. Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at the Meeker Recreation Center Lounge for adults 50+. Stop by for refreshments and conversation.