Briefs

Eating smart, being active

The Piñon Project will be offering a series of Eating Smart - Being Active classes for seniors age 60 and over, who want to learn about preparing healthier meals and bringing a basic level of activity into their lives. Kelly Proctor, as facilitator, will lead the group through eight lessons designed to help them shop, cook and enjoy entry-level activity.

The classes give you ideas for a healthier life. You will work as a team to develop healthy and tasty recipes. You will create delicious snacks and light meals in the class while developing friendships along with new and useful skills. Classes are further enhanced with small take away incentives useful for use in food preparation and activity.

The classes will start May 15, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Classes will be held at the County Annex Building in Cortez. There is no charge for this program. Class size is limited; sign up with Kelly Proctor at 970-564-1195, ext. 126.

Class on sustainable pasture management

The Montezuma Valley Farm Hub presents Practicing Sustainable Pasture Management with Bob Bragg.

Pastures in our region can provide high quality forage over a six-month period if managed for optimum production.

The class provides basic information about plant growth and identification, weed control, fertility, irrigation, and developing grazing systems.

Meet at Let It Grow from 7-9 p.m. on May 6 and 8 for the first two classes. Time and details for the Saturday May 17 field class will be announced later.

Stop by or call Let It Grow to preregister (970) 565-3099. Or contact Bob at (970) 560-0781. Cost: $45 for this three-class series.

Are you thinking about quitting tobacco?

Come to the Piñon Project, 300 N. Elm St., Cortez, at noon May 21 to talk about quitting smoking. Lunch is on us.

Come and learn how Piñon can support you in your efforts to quit tobacco and stay quit. You will hear from a couple of people who recently quit and have stayed quit.

This luncheon is free and open to anyone seriously thinking about quitting tobacco. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call Midge at 565-3056, ext. 245.