INSIDEFree Radon KitsPage 350+ Health FairPage 6Fort Lupton Trapper DaysPage Senior Nutrition ProgramPage 10September 2010 . Volume 12 . Issue 9FREECAR-RT-SORTWELD CountyTrade Resource for 50+ Wellness Decision Makers50+ AdultsConnecting local businesses with the 50 plus communityPresorted StandardUS PostagePaidBoulder COPermit No. 451It's that time again. time to bring out your inner German and enjoy Greeley's annual Oktoberfest on Friday, September 24 and Satur-day, September 25 at Lincoln Park in historic Downtown Greeley at 8th Street & 9th Avenue! Join us at the kick-off on Friday evening from 6-10 pm for some great beer, brats, games, and a free concert featuring Kyle Redman Polka Band, and headliner Lio-nel Young. Then prepare for a full day of polka, German music, food, crafts, over 12 different brews, and more on Saturday from 11 am-10 pm. The entertainment line up includes: 11-12:20 pm: UNC Jazz Band; 12:20-12:30 pm: Bikes, Boards, & Blades Raffle; 12:30-1 pm: Greeley Children's Chorale; 1 -1:05 pm: Opening Toast; 1:05-2 pm: Conservatory of Dance Per-formance; 2-3 pm: Pearle Mae's Music Box; 3- 3:30 pm: Volkstan-zgruppe German Dancers; 3:30-6 pm: Polka Nuts; 6-6:30 pm: Volk-stanzgruppe German Dancers; 6:30 pm: Announce Contest Win-ners; 6:30-10 pm Ronnie Eckhart and the Dutch Hop Makers. Oktoberfest is a family friend-ly event and offers a great Chil-dren's area with an inflatable slide and obstacle course, pumpkins to decorate, face painting and lots of games to play. And of course, there are games for big "kids" too including a beer stein race, brat toss, beer barrel roll race, and life-size beer pong. For the bakers out there, there is an annual baking contest to find the best pie, rival kuga, and rye bread around. Games start at 1 pm and baking entries are due at 4 pm on Saturday, September the 25th. There is also a craft vendor area featuring jewelry, handbags, hand-made soap, purses, and more! Admission to Oktoberfest is free. For more information, visit the Greeley Downtown Develop-ment Authority's website at www.greeleydowntown.com or call (970) 356-6775.Greeley's OktoberfestFriends of the Greeley Museums sponsor the 24th annual Potato Day from 10am-4pm on Sept.11. Held at Greeley's Centennial Vil-lage Museum, 1475 A St., this fes-tival provides entertainment, edu-cation, food and fun for the whole family. The event is a major fund-raiser for the Friends. Tickets are available at the gate for $6 for ages 12 and over; $4 for kids 3-11. This year Potato Day is en-hanced by the appearance of Miss Colorado USA, Jessica Hartman. She crowns the "Spud King," 11-year-old Ryan Verhoeff, at 10:30. The royal court features Patty Butter, Kenny Ketchup, Charlie Chives, Chester Cheese, and Sally Salsa. Twenty toddlers are chosen at random as "Tater Tots." Between 30 and 35 living history stations are on the 8-acre grounds to feature blacksmithing, printing, quilting, woodstove baking, scrub-board laundry, butter making, te-legraphy, and much more. Musical groups and dancers per-form at various places in the Vil-lage throughout the day. Featured performers include: The Kiwanis Red Shirt Band, Centennial Blend Bobbin lace making at Potato DayPhoto by: Don WiegelPotato Day FestivalContinued on page 11
SEPTEMBERHealthy Aging® MonthEye Safety MonthPain Awareness MonthPage 2 . 50 Plus Marketplace News . Weld County . September 2010Say You Saw It in 50 Plus Marketplace NewsFriday/3First Fri., monthly, Greeley History Museum. 5-7 pm. Mini-exhibits, tours, & family activities. Free! 714 8th St. Thursday/9Weld County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Board, 9-11am, Weld County Human Services building, 1551 N. 17th Ave.Sunday/12 Celebrate National Grandparent's Day With Senior Resource Services 2 pm, Sanborn Park, 28th Ave. & 20th St. Free admission! Free ice cream, cake and beverage. Old fashion cake walks, pop the balloon, Music entertainment, children's activities, Essay winner's presen-tation and more. This is an Intergen-erational event so bring the entire family. Info: (970) 352-9348.Saturday/18NCMC Sleep Apnea Support Group. 12:30 pm, North Colorado Medical Center. 3rd Sat. monthly. Free. RSVP: 970-350-6587.Literate Communities Thrive @ Your Library: Workshop 3 Receive training on how to work with adult students preparing for the new citizenship test. 9am-1pm, HPLD Administration Bldg, 2650 W 29th Street. Details: 970-506-8645.Pinwheels for Peace, a worldwide project to express a desire for peace. Attend a Pinwheel Party and creat 2 pinwheels, keep one, and share one. Pinwheels displayed at locations throughout the community on Tues, Sept 21, International Day of Peace. 10 am-12 pm, Farr, 1939 61st Ave; 1-3 pm, Centennial Park, 2227 23rd Ave; 2-4 pm, Lincoln Park, 919 7th St. Details: 970-506-8492, www.MyLibrary.us. Tuesday/21 QPR Training September is National Suicide Awareness Month and we are hosting a free 'Question, Persuade, and Refer' suicide awareness training for the community. 6 pm, Centennial Park Library, 2227 23rd Ave. Details: 970-506-8622. Calendar sponsored by.Dacono Discount GroceriesReliable Watkins AssociateMike Tibbens970-978-0636.Spices .Seasonings, .Home Products .Personal Care ProductsEvans, ColoradoCall for catalog 970-978-0636www.watkinsonline.com/tibbensTRADE MARKWATKINS2105 Clubhouse Dr.Greeley, CO 80634970-330-5655????Skilled Nursing????Therapies????Homemaking????Personal CareContemporary CareTraditional ValuesThe Candlelight Dinner Playhouse announces the remainder of their 2010-2011 season. Oliver! August 27 - October 24, 2010. Villianous, charming, wily, and endearing characters abound in this family classic full of irresistibly hum-mable songs inlcud-ing "Consider Your-self" and "Where Is Love?". With comedy, suspense, music and danc-ing, this Tony nominated musi-cal "Best Musical" has something for everyone and will be sure to warm the heart of your entire family. The Will Rogers Follies. October 29 - January 16, 2011. This Tony Award-winner for "Best Musical" combines the homespun common sense of fa-mous western statesman and hu-morist Will Rogers with the spar-kle and spectacle of Ziegfield's Follies. This musical is an upbeat celebration of the life of the quint-essential American folk hero who "never met a man he didn't like". Bye Bye Birdie. January 21 - March 20, 2011. Lots of laughs and great songs have made this hit Broadway show one of the most memorable mu-sicals of all time. Inspired by the real-life drafting of Elvis Presley into the Army, Birdie pokes gentle fun at '50's cul-tural trends. Winner of 8 Tony Awards in-cluding "Best Musi-cal". The King And I. March 25, - May 29, 2011. Set against a daz-zling exotic backdrop, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning classic is a stunning tale of learning to love and learning to change. With a remarkable musi-cal score, The King and I is one of the most exquisite stories ever told, and is perfect for the entire family. Candlelight Dinner Playhouse Dr. Carol Vanetti Receives National Leadership Award"Each year we bestow this award to a physician or health-care administrator who is serv-ing or has served in a leader-ship position on a hospital staff or healthcare organization and who has demonstrated excep-tional support for NAMSS or for the activities and role of the medical services professional," stated thier board of directors in a congratulatory message. Dr. Vanetti was nominated by medical staff services offices of Banner Health. Healthcare leaders are nominated by mem-bers based on this criteria:. Demonstrates support for the medical services professional.. Encouragement and enthu-siasm for the work of the Na-tional Medical Staff Services.. Commitment to the goals of the healthcare organization and the medical/provider staff.. Qualities of leadership and statesmanship exhibited. Dr. Vanetti will be formally recognized by the NAMSS at its annual convention and ex-hibition Oct. 5 in Orlando, Fla.