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Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse

Meghan Hurley from River Bridge Regional Center presents her free class Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at The Orchard, 110 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale. Refreshments provided. More information at 970-945-5195 or http://www.riverbridgerc.org. RSVP at: https://tentips.eventbrite.com.

Family Filoha Fireflies, Bats, and Bugs

Stay up late for an evening to explore a special place with your family from 7:30-9:15 p.m. Monday, July 13; Tuesday, July 21; and Thursday, July 23, at Filoha Meadows Open Space, near Redstone. We’ll meet some of the local residents such as aquatic insects, Townsend’s’ big eared bats, and fireflies, too! We’ll learn about their adaptations through hands-on discovery, games and activities. Once it is dark we’ll try to catch a firefly to hold in our hands and look at closely. Appropriate for families with children of all ages and their parents. Please dress appropriately as the program will happen rain or shine. Registration is required and opens three weeks in advance of programs at http://www.roaringfork.org/events. Call (970) 927-1290 with questions.

Tosho Con: Call for Artwork

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library is seeking submissions for an art contest to take place during Tosho Con: A Fandom Festival on Wednesday, July 15. Participants can be age 3 and older, and entries must be original artwork. Submissions must be received at the library by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14. For more information, call 970-945-5958.

Tosho Con: A Fandom Festival

Tweens, teens and adults are invited to join in on the libraries’ own book, comic, movie, TV show, and gaming convention. Come geek out and celebrate your favorite fandoms. Events vary by branch, but include quidditch, LARPing, video games, cosplay contests, appearances by the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers, guest speakers, and more. Costumes are highly encouraged. These events will take place on Tuesday, July 14, at 1 p.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and at 4 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library; on Wednesday, July 15, at noon at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library and at 4 p.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library; and on Saturday, July 18, at 10 a.m. at the Silt Branch Library. For more information, visit http://www.gcpld.org.

Super Dogs with Storyteller Denise Gard

Some sheep are in trouble and need help. Who can save them? Join Sienna, the famous border collie, as she transforms into Super Dog! Denise Gard will present tales of hero dogs in this engaging program that includes lots of audience participation. These programs will take place on Tuesday, July 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library; on Wednesday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library; on Thursday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library. For more information about Summer Reading events, visit http://www.gcpld.org.

Glenwood Springs Art Guild’s July Demonstration

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild’s July demonstration will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Dean Bowlby will be the demonstrator. For more information call 274-3325.


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