The North Fork Valley Community Stage and Parade Band is looking for members. Co-directed by David Alderdice and Jeannette Carey, the band is designed for students of music of all ages who have access to an instrument and skills to play at least at a beginner level. Parade Band allows students to learn music and play in an ensemble, and is a great way to connect with others. Parade Band is free and meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Hotchkiss High School band room. For details, call 872-4238 or visit www.embodyingrhythm.com.
Food For Thought/Vision Charter Academy has been selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Top 200 finalist and needs your help by voting for them to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm®. From now until Aug. 24 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2012962.