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Thrill the World Carbondale: Informational Meeting

You’ve always wanted to learn to dance “Thriller,” and now you can cross it off your bucket list! There will be an informational meeting for Thrill the World Carbondale at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Carbondale Branch Library.​ Led by Alexandra and Anthony Jerkunica from Coredination and Bonedale Ballet​, rehearsals and details for the Oct. 24 worldwide, synchronized dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” will be planned. For more information, call 970-963-2889.

Coffee Talk: Vaccines For You?

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is the question at the upcoming Coffee Talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Carbondale Branch Library. This panel discussion will feature Naturopathic Doctor Jody Powell, and Erin Crawley, CNM, from Valley View Hospital. Coffee and dessert will be served. For more information, call 970-963-2889.

Courthouse Dogs presentation

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Join Ellen O’Neill-Stephens, JD, Celeste Walsen, DVM, facility dog Molly B, and River Bridge staff for an informative and lively presentation on the use of professionally trained assistance dogs during the investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse. There will be two sessions. The first, from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Glenwood Springs District Library, is open to the community, and members of River Bridge’s four- county multidisciplinary teams are highly encouraged to attend. The second, from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs, is for judges, attorneys and courthouse and legal staff, and CLE credits are available. O’Neill-Stephens is the founder of Courthouse Dogs. She served as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Seattle for 26 years. Walsen is executive director of Courthouse Dogs and a nationally recognized leader in the development of guidelines for the use of facility dogs. RSVP for these free trainings at:

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