Upcoming events are listed at the end of this post
July 16, 2015
Hello everyone.  It's a nice day here in La Veta. Our mornings and evenings have been fabulous with the cool breezes.  No one wants to leave and go back to hot weather!!
We are full this weekend with several bicyclists for the Stonewall Century Ride. We also have the Ark Valley RV group staying with us. There are many family gatherings too.
Check out my "Pathways to the Gardens Quilt" which I made to raise money for the local Veterans Nursing Home. We are going to raise money to build a cement path to the gardens so the residents can get to the gardens with their walkers, wheelchairs and canes safely. The winner will be drawn on Labor Day weekend. 
We are upgrading our internet system to wireless. YEA!!  From what we are hearing from others who have it, it should be a great asset to the park. I know there is nothing more frustrating than the internet being weak or off or whatever.  Maybe Denny won't have to climb the pole in the park  and reboot the router.  I'll be glad not to have to climb under the desk and unplug numerous outlets to reboot. I'm not sure when it will be up and running but hopefully in a couple of weeks.
If you are interested in attending my UFO Quilt Retreat in October, please give me a call at 719-989-0614 to get a spot. You can also reach me by email at jay@circlethewagonsrvpark.com I have room for 10, maybe 11.  The cost will be $100 which includes all meals and an experienced quilter to help us with issues. The dates are October 9,10 and 11th.  The retreat will begin at noon on Friday.  RV campers will get $5 a night off of their site. We had a great time last year and it's a beautiful and cozy time to be in La Veta.  

The Fort Francisco Museum has a free event every Saturday. Please check out their website to see what might interest you.  www.franciscofort.org
1. I have a block of the month project that will continue for 2 seasons. Even if you aren't a quilter, the blocks are small and I have tons of fabric that can be used for the blocks. There will be a sewing afternoon every week.
2.  Carol Naylor has offered to come down from Colorado Springs and teach her Watercolor/Batik painting. It is so much fun and you will have a painting of your own at the end of the day. She will do this once a month for the summer. Next class is July 20 and 21 at 9 am. They will be 2 four hour sessions for $45.
3. Balance and Strengthening exercises will begin on Thursday, July 2 at 9 am. Sara Hoffman has generously offered to do this class. The classes will be one day a week. 
4. We will have a quilt retreat the 2nd weekend of October beginning at noon on that Friday and through Sunday.  More info to come.  

There are many events happening this summer at the Fort Francisco Museum  Please go to www.franciscofort.org  719-742-5501
Many fun activities in Cuchara.  Please go to www.cucharavalleyrec.com for a list of activities.

July 18 - "Wildflowers, Herbs, and Edible Medicinal Wild Plants of Huerfano CO"   2 pm  $10   www.franciscocrossing.org
July 18 - Stonewall Century   www.spcycling.org
July 25 - Jon Chandler  7 pm  $15  "Celebration of the Cowboy" www.franciscocrossing.org
July 23, 24, 25, 26, 31,  - "Sylvia" Fort Francisco Theater  719-695-0687 
July 31 - August 1 - La Veta Art and Garden Tour  10-4  Call 719-742-3074   www.spanishpeaksarts.org
August 1 "Sylvia" Fort Francisco Theater 719-695-0687 
August 5 - Veronika String Quartet Concert  www.franciscocrossing.org
August 12, 13, 14, 15 -"Ricky Tims" in concert Francisco Center for the Performing Arts 719-695-0687 
August 16 - Mushrooms of Huerfano Co.  2 pm  www.franciscocrossing.org
August 29 - Altezza Trio  7 pm $20    www.franciscocrossing.org 
September 10 - Ricky Tims Lecture on "The Music in My Quilt"  7:30   www.franciscocrossing.org  
September 18 - German Piano Trio - Francisco Crossing www.francisocrossing.org
September 20 - German Piano Trio -Francisco Crossing  www.franciscocrossing.org
September 25-27 - Spanish Peaks Celtic Festival - www.celticmusicfest.com
October 3 - La Veta Oktoberfest
October 9-11 - Quilt Retreat at Circle the Wagons RV Park  719-989-0614

La Veta Chamber of Commerce: www.lavetacucharachamber.com
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad events coming up: 
For Cuchara Activities please go to www.cucharavillage.com
If you need extra room for family and friends, check out this website:  www.thewarehousesuite.com

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The Warehouse Suite

Located in the heart of downtown La Veta, the Warehouse Suite combines historic charm with modern conveniences. Completely renovated in 2009, the Suite consists of 2000 square feet of living space, 4 spacious bedrooms with 6 beds, a large living/dining area, completely equipped gourmet kitchen with granite counter-tops and a long bar and two full bathrooms. There is also a large flat panel television, washer and dryer, free wi-fi, and an in-house phone.  Perfect for families, retreats, or just a quiet weekend for two. Close to art galleries, quaint shops, and restaurants and a perfect hub for day trips to the mountains or lakes. Daily or weekly rates available. 
For reservations call 719-742-5278.