Applications for the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Parade of Lights are available at the chamber office, 3rd and Main, or online at www.deltacolorado.org. The registration deadline is Nov. 22. Volunteers of America is sponsoring the event, so there is no charge for entries.
The year's parade, "A Kick-off to Christmas," is Saturday, Nov. 26, beginning at 6 p.m. The parade will run from 9th to 2nd on Main Street.
Throughout the day, Delta merchants will be offering sales, door prizes and more in celebration of Small Business Saturday. Abraham Connection is hosting a macaroni and cheese cookoff to benefit the homeless shelter. Music, carolers, pictures with Santa, kids' scavenger hunt, kids' crafts and a tree-lighting ceremony are also being planned. For more information, contact the chamber at 874-8616.
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.