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Community Briefs

Register for “Sing For Better Health”

The Glenwood Springs Recreation Department is proud to team up with “Cantor” Rita Shore to offer what is sure to be a fun way to better health from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 25 through Nov. 15. This group singing class is designed for those age 15 and up who love to sing and want to learn the fundamentals of singing for better health. A special emphasis will be put on vocal technique, deep breathing exercises, control, tone production, diction, and a stage projection. The group will develop these skills through music to enable greater lung capacity and lower heart rate. We will use a wide variety of music drawn from popular classics, popular standards, Broadway and stage. Register by Oct. 20 online at Cost is $79 per participant.

Death conversation with Sean Jeung and Barbara Bush

Join an informative discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Glenwood Springs Library about how to become friendlier with the idea of death, how to prepare for it and how to help those we’ll leave behind a little less broken by it. Featuring speakers Barbara Bush, a Hospice/emergency RN, and Sean Jeung, a board-certified chaplain currently working as chaplain in the Calaway-Young Cancer Center. This event is free and for adults. For more information go to or call 970-945-5958.

Community invited to annual veterinary technology tour and open house Oct. 23

Colorado Mountain College’s Veterinary Technology Club invites the community to tour the program’s 220-acre center and teaching hospital at Spring Valley from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. The tour coincides with National Veterinary Technician Week. The comprehensive tour is free and open to anyone who is interested in veterinary technology or to those individuals and families who just want to visit the facility. There will also be a silent auction along with burgers and snacks by donation.

In addition to the lab, small animal hospital and equine barn, the veterinary technology program houses a variety of large animals including horses, cattle, alpacas, goats, sheep, chickens and ducks and even a golden eagle. Small animals include rodents, snakes, birds, ferrets and chinchillas.

Visitors are asked to leave their own pets at home as USDA regulates that there be no unauthorized animals on the premises or in cars.

The CMC veterinary technology center and teaching hospital are located at 3000 County Road 114 (across from the main Spring Valley campus, past Colorado Animal Rescue).

For more information, please call professor Nancy Sheffield at 947-8244.