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Libraries closed for Labor Day

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The libraries will resume normal hours at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more at http://www.gcpld.org, during the closure.

Glenwood Springs Art Guild’s September Demonstration

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild’s September Demonstration will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Colorado artist Randy Hale will demonstrate his dynamic watercolor technique. See samples of Randy’s work online at halegallery.com. For further information, call Alice at 970-274-3325. The demonstration is free.

Support for Survivors After Suicide

Anyone who has suffered the loss of a friend or loved one through suicide is welcome at HEARTBEAT, a support group for Survivors After Suicide. The Glenwood Springs chapter will next meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. Use the Bethel Chapel entrance of the church located at 824 Cooper Ave. HEARTBEAT is open to anyone who has been touched by suicide, no matter how long ago. This peer group does not provide or replace therapy; it is a safe place where mutual support can be found with others who share this unique pain. We all survive one heartbeat at a time.

For more information, please call Pam Szédelyi at 970-945-1398 or email at pamsz@sopris.net.

Experience sound therapy

Midland Fitness presents “A Crystal Bowl Experience” with Linda Peek. Sound therapies are known to reduce stress and anxiety, increase homeostasis, create a more balanced immune system and enhance one’s overall sense of well-being. Sound therapy has also shown to be effective in the treatment of many diseases. Try Linda’s practical approach to sound therapy using crystal bowls in two complimentary demonstration classes at 11 a.m. Sept. 8 and 9 at Midland Fitness. Call ahead to register as space is limited 970-945-4440.

AARP Smart Driver Program

Colorado Mountain College and RSVP will be presenting two AARP Smart Driver Program in September.

The first will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The second class will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at the Grand Valley Recreation Center in Battlement Mesa.

The program is a driver refresher course directed towards driver age 50 and over that covers important driving habits for seniors such as: how overall fitness affects driving, important strategies for staying crash-free, challenges of city vs. rural driving, tips for highway driving and driving with trucks, buses and other large vehicles, understanding a vehicle’s safety features and new vehicle technology, tips for trying other transportation options and warning signs of unsafe driving.

There is a $15 fee for AARP members and $20 fee for nonmembers. Call 970-384-8747 for information and registration.


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