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Community Briefs

Rifle and Silt letter carriers Stamp Out Hunger

On Saturday, May 9, the National Association of Letter Carriers and National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association will join forces to help Stamp Out Hunger. Residents are encouraged to fill the bag provided in your mailbox, or a grocery bag, with nonperishable foods — such as canned soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta, rice and cereal — and place it next to their mailbox. Letter carriers will collect the food as they deliver mail and take the donations to LIFT-UP, senior centers if Rifle and the community center in Silt.

Garage sale

The Carbondale Community United Methodist Church will have a garage sale beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at the church, 385 S. Second St. There will be some antiques, furniture, kids stuff, clothing, etc. No sales before 9 a.m. This is a fundraiser benefiting the church’s missions.

Glenwood Railroad Museum sponsors Rail Fair in conjunction with Amtrak Train Days

The first Glenwood Rail Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Glenwood Railroad Museum located in the Glenwood Railroad Depot across the street from the Hotel Denver at 413 Seventh St. The fair will feature exhibits on various aspects of modern and historic railroads, the history of railroads in the Glenwood Springs area, model and toy trains including three operating model train layouts, railroad safety and operations, and rail travel. Organizations participating in the Rail Fair include the Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, Operation Lifesaver, ColoRail, Amtrak and the Glenwood Railroad Museum. Information on the many excursion railroads of Colorado will also be available. There will be a drawing for a pair of round trip train tickets to Denver provided by Amtrak. There is a $1 admission fee to the museum for those individuals 12 and over. Members of area Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups in uniform will receive free admission for this event.

Scratch Day

Calling all kids and teens who love technology. Join the Rifle Branch Library from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, to learn about Scratch computer programming. Scratch is a free programming language that uses color coded blocks that snap together like Legos to create games, animations, and more. Sign up to work on a project or to create your own masterpiece. Registration is required; call the library at 970-625-3471 for more information.

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