Happenings at a Glance:

March 7-13, 2018  Colorado Health Symposium: Call for Proposals
March 7, 2018  Men’s Coffee & Conversation
March 7, 2018  Puppy Classes
March 7, 2018  CLIMB on Early Release Days
March 7, 2018  Soak on Early Release Days
March 8, 2018  $30 Thursdays at Ski Cooper
March 8, 2018  Colorectal Health & Screening
March 8, 2018  FREE Income Tax Return Prep
March 8, 2018  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes
March 8, 2018  BV Supper Club
March 8, 2018  Columbine Gem & Mineral Society’s Rare Gem Formations
March 8, 2018  Open Fellowship/Worship
March 8, 2018  Salida Aspen Concert
March 9, 2018  BV Rec. Dance Registration
March 9-11, 2018  Restorative Justice Facilitator Certification Course
March 9, 2018  Ski with a Naturalist
March 9, 2018  Adult Martial Arts
March 9, 2018  Wild & Scenic Film Festival
March 9, 2018  American Legion Bingo
March 9, 2018  BV Community Dance
March 10, 2018  Community Dog Walk
March 10, 2018  VFW Meeting
March 10, 2018  Puppy Classes
March 10, 2018  Ski Cooper Live Music
March 10, 2018  BV Bash
March 10, 2018  Wild & Scenic Film Festival
March 11, 2018  Ski with a Ranger
March 11, 2018  Learn to Swing Dance!
March 11, 2018  Open Gym Volleyball
March 12, 2018  Monday Morning Art
March 12, 2018  Youth Indoor Soccer Open Gym
March 12, 2018  Adult Martial Arts
March 12, 2018  BV Supper Club
March 13, 2018  Women’s Self-Led Workout Group
March 13, 2018  FREE Income Tax Return Prep
March 13, 2018  Celtic & Old Time Music Jam
March 14, 2018  Men’s Coffee & Conversation
March 14, 2018  Young at Heart Monthly Luncheon
March 14, 2018  Puppy Classes

Dear Friends of BVMA,

It’s been an unusual winter with the lack of snow and warm temperatures. Despite the weather we have had a very fun and successful winter here at BVMA. Thanks to all of you who came out for our courses and guided trips over the past 4 months!

As Spring approaches, we are excited about new opportunities and wanted to let you know about our upcoming courses. Below is a list of some of the highlights. Please don’t hesitate to call or email if you have thoughts or questions.

April 7th – First Aid and CPR: This is a 5 hour course covering the basics of 1st Aid, CPR and AED use. Cost is $120 and no prior experience is necessary. See our website for more info or to sign up.

April 21st – Mountain Navigation 101: This course is focused on map and compass skills and has both a classroom and outdoor practical application portion. Navigation is an essential skill set for anyone who spends time in the outdoors. Cost is $75 for this full day course. No prior experience is necessary. Info and registration will be on the website soon. Email us at reservations@bvmountainadventures.com to sign up.

April 22nd – Mountain Navigation 201: This course will build on the fundamentals and focus on using online mapping tools, GPS, and cell phone apps to plan trips and navigate in the backcountry. This is a more advanced course in navigation for all backcountry users. Mountain Navigation 101 or equivalent experience required. Cost is $85 per person. Info will be on the website soon. Email us to sign up.

April 28th-29th: Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Recertification: This 2 day course, Sponsored by SOLO Wilderness Medicine enables current WFR’s to recertify their credentials. Holders of WFR certs from SOLO, WMA, NOLS/WMI, and Desert Mountain Medicine can recertify using this course. Cost is $295 per person. Call or email to sign up, spaces will fill fast.

May 5th-6th: Ski Mountaineering Clinic: This 2 day clinic will focus on the skills needed to climb and ski big Spring objectives. All skills will be taught by a certified AMGA Rock and Ski Guide. Cost is $395 per person and includes the use of crampons and ice axe. Register online or call us for more information.

We look forward to seeing you in the mountains this Spring!

Chris Nicewarner, Owner

Get your limited-time-only local discount cards to support the BVHS choir!

Buy the 2018 BVHS Soundscapes Discount Card HERE!

The 2018 BVHS Soundscapes Discount Card features eight amazing offers and discounts from many of BV’s favorite businesses.  For $20 this card can be yours, and valid for the rest of 2018.  That’s an amazing deal to support our amazing BVHS choir program.  Every discount card purchased will help us travel to New York City to perform Morten Lauridson’s Lux Aeterna at the world famous Carnegie Hall.  
And so do YOU!

Apply for a Colorado Health Symposium Fellowship or Submit a Session Proposal by March 14

Are you working to improve the health of your community? The Colorado Health Foundation, one of our Chamber members, is offering fellowships to attend the annual Colorado Health Symposium in Keystone, CO this summer. The theme of this year’s Symposium, Aug. 1-3 is Achieving Equity in Behavioral Health. Symposium fellowships support Colorado professionals from rural-based, minority-led and/or community-based organizations and covers registration, lodging and, in some instances, travel costs to the conference. The Foundation encourages people who are bringing health in reach for Coloradans, but who may work in areas outside of traditional health care industries, to apply by the March 14 deadline [https://coloradohealth.org/colorado-health-symposium-fellowships].

The Foundation is also soliciting proposals for the Symposium’s afternoon exchange sessions, which are designed to engage and offer tangible information or resources around behavioral health that attendees can apply to their own work in creating a healthier and more equitable Colorado. The deadline for submitting exchange session proposals [http://www.tfaforms.com/4660657] is also March 14. 

The Colorado Health Foundation is focused on strengthening bodies, minds and communities in the fight for health equity. Learn more about their work here [www.coloradohealth.org].

Foodshed Alliance Now Accepting Vendor Applications

Farmers Markets Open June 2nd & 3rd, 2018

Buena Vista, & Salida Colorado February 9, 2018 — Foodshed Alliance is now accepting vendor applications, and booking performing artist for the Market Stage.

Chaffee County Farmers Markets will operate in Buena Vista on Sundays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in South Main Town Square and in Salida, on Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Alpine Park. Mark your calendars; the season starts: June 2nd & 3rd, 2018.

To learn more about becoming a Market Vendor visit: https://FoodshedAlliance.com/become-a-vendor.

To apply to perform on the Market stage visit: https://FoodshedAlliance.com/stage

Direct any questions to Info@FoodshedAlliance.com or call 719.398.0301

Foodshed Alliance is a grassroots cooperative located in central Colorado. Our Vision to connect, develop and promote healthy communities by strengthening relationships between local producers and consumers. We aim to educate and expand our authentic, local, agriculture and cottage industry and empower our community to support a thriving, sustainable food system that contributes to the success of a buy-local economy.

Check out all these wonderful events from GARNA!

Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2018 – Buena Vista and Salida
Friday, March 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm                      Saturday, March 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Buena Vista Community Center                              Salida Steamplant Theater

The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association and Central Colorado Conservancy are again partnering to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Fest 2018, a world-renowned tour of the latest, cutting-edge environmental films, to Buena Vista on Friday, March 9 and to Salida on Saturday, March 10. The two events are fundraisers for GARNA and the Conservancy and include environmental and adventure films with different films shown each night. TICKETS are on sale NOW.

GARNA’s Nature Series – 2016: A Birding Big Year
Thursday, March 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Buena Vista Community Center

Join GARNA and our Birding Club to learn how Buena Vista resident Christian Hagenlocher took a unique approach to birding’s most well-known competition – the ABA Big Year. In 2016, Christian traveled on a budget from Alaska to Florida to fill in the gaps in his life list of birds, seeing over 750 species in total, becoming the youngest birder to pass the 700 mark. He interviewed birders he met along the way, gathering stories and blogging about his adventures at thebirdingproject.com. Later, Christian traveled the country, teaching people about birds with a focus on engaging young people with birds and photography. Come hear Christian’s stories, see his bird and landscape images, and learn about what birds have to teach us – whether you are a beginner or expert birdwatcher. Register online at http://garna.org/calendar/birding-big-year-3-15-18/

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