Bring the kids to the Easter egg hunt

The third annual Pagosa Springs Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturdayfrom 1 to 3 p.m.

The hunt has a new location this year — at the Sports Complex on South 5th Street, by the high school. There will be lots of eggs, prizes, games and fun for children. The hunt will be divided into several areas to give children of various ages the opportunity to seek and find some goodies.

Appropriately, the main sponsors of this event are Pagosa Candy Company and P.S. Just for Fun. There have also been several businesses that have contributed to this event, including Pagosa Automotive, the Cabin at Hartland Ranch, the American Legion Post 108, and Coyote Hill Lodge.

Grab the baskets and head over to the Sports Complex for an afternoon of fun. You may need to bring your coats — so be prepared. Call the Chamber at 264-2360 for more hunting information.

Business Bites

On Tuesday, April 21, the Business Bites Luncheon Series continues and will be held at Boss Hogg’s Restaurant.

As always, walk-ins are always welcome, but we would like to give the restaurant a head count, so call 264-2360 to reserve your space.

‘One Big Family’

On Saturday, April 18, Seeds of Learning will hold its annual dinner, this year titled “One Big Family.”

This family-style dinner, created by Amy Dunmyre and served by volunteers, will be held at the community center beginning at 5:30 p.m. Table decorators are being recruited to create some unique designs.

Another special part of the dinner will be the “Very Little Entertainment” for the evening, featuring children from the Seeds of Learning Center. There is no reserved seating. Tickets are $35 per person and can be obtained at the Chamber, Switchback Mountain Wear and Seeds of Learning.

This is always a fabulous, creative and heart-warming evening and we have the opportunity to help out one of our major child-care centers in this community. For more information, call Seeds of Learning at 264-5513.

‘West Side Story’

The Pagosa Springs High School will present the Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim musical classic, “West Side Story.” The Sharks and the Jets hit the stage for four nights of action and love songs. Performances will be held Tuesday, April 14, and then Thursday through Saturday, April 16-18, beginning at 7 p.m. With a cast of more than 40 performers, this will be an exciting production. Tickets are available at the Chamber, or at the door.

Continuing education

There will be no Lifelong Learning Series class Saturday. However, the series continues on April 18 with “Adventures in Afghanistan,” with Dennis Arvason, a former Peace Corps volunteer. Learn about daily life, customs, religion and the status of women in this mysterious country.

The Back to Basic Gardening Class continues with “location, location, location” — in gardening that is. Learn about the different types of planting options such as raised beds, container gardening, grow domes, and more. All Back to Basic classes are held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. at the Extension Building. Call in advance to reserve your spot at 264-5931.

Membership news

We have one new member business to welcome aboard this week. Larrie and Jeshua Thomas bring us Solid Management Disaster and Restoration Services, Inc. Solid Management addresses major issues such as water damage, collapses, and any disasters. They offer mold inspections for residential or commercial properties. They also can provide emergency housing. Certified and insured, they are the only emergency disaster and restoration company in the county. To find out more information, contact the Thomas’ at 731-5973. Let’s hope we don’t need them, but if we do, we’re glad they’re here.

Our renewals this week include: The Spa at Pagosa Springs; Re/Max Eagle’s Nest Realty; the River Point Café; Christine’s Cuisine Catering; the Busted Spur Cattle Company; Top Lab Water Services; The American Postal Workers Union, and the Post Office.

Our Friends of the Chamber this week are dance favorites, Dee and Steve Butler.

Thanks to everyone for having made Phil Keoghan’s ride through Pagosa memorable and also for supporting his efforts to raise funds and awareness for MS. We appreciate all the various groups, especially the Kiwanis Club and their breakfast, and everyone working together to make this event successful and giving Pagosa some great exposure. Will we see any Pagosans trying to get on the Amazing Race now?