The Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Avenue, Paonia, will start offering a monthly Bunco night on Thursday, April 13.
Bunco is a fast-paced game where 12 players jockey for position at the "head table" by rolling dice while competing for prizes. The game dates back to 19th century England and was popular as a gaming activity in 1850s San Francisco. Bunco Night will be held the second Thursday of every month beginning at 7:30 p.m. No special skills are needed. Cost is $10 at the door and pre-registration is highly recommended by visiting www.bluesage.org.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.