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RFSD to hold school board director elections

The Roaring Fork School District will participate in the annual election on Nov. 3. Director Districts A, B, C and D are scheduled for election this year. These districts are in the El Jebel, Missouri Heights and Basalt communities. For more detailed information about district boundaries and school board director qualifications, contact the district election coordinator at 970-384-6009 or check the school district website under board of education where director districts are shown. School board candidate petitions may be picked up at the District Office, 1405 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Petitions must be returned by Aug. 25 for a candidate’s name to appear on the November ballot. More information is available at Home — Roaring Fork School District.

Courthouse Dogs presentation

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, and is a pioneer in the use of dogs to provide emotional support in the criminal justice system. 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:

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.

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, during the closure.

Audition schedule announced for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Defiance Community Players will be producing “Fiddler on the Roof” this year, directed by Wendy Moore and starring Bob Moore as Tevye, with performances on Nov. 13-15 and 20-22. Auditions will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 12, with callbacks starting at noon on Sept. 13. The location for auditions is to be determined. Children, men and women are needed to fill about 30 spots. Rehearsals will take place Sunday through Thursday with some Sundays off.

Auditions are by appointment only and can be made by sending an email to or calling Alexis States at 515-360-6882. Appointments can be made starting on Sept. 4.

For an audition, prepare 16-24 bars of a song, and bring the sheet music to the audition. Also, be prepared to learn and perform a short dance routine that will be taught at the audition.

For more information, contact Chip Wells at 970-379-5940.

Call for Performers: L.I.T. Crawl

The Carbondale Branch Library is seeking performers, poets, writers and musicians for its second annual L.I.T. (Literature in Town) Crawl. The L.I.T. Crawl will feature different performers at the new CPAC sculpture installations and other locations around town on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. For more information or to participate, call the library at 970-963-2889.

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