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High Country RSVP offers free legal classes for older adults/seniors

The High County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), a sponsored program of Colorado Mountain College, is partnering with Alpine Legal Services to offer a series of free classes relating to the legal issues that may concern older adults. Classes are offered from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evenings at the CMC Glenwood Center at 1402 Blake Ave. The series started Sept. 10 and will run through October.

Advance Medical Directives will be discussed Sept. 17. The Oct. 1 class will address Grandparent Rights and Oct. 8 will focus on conservatorship and guardianship. To sign up for the class and for more information or ideas for future classes, contact High Country RSVP at 947-8462 or Preregister online at under Classes and go to Continuing Education; or register at the time of class. Class size is limited to 25.

Presentation by essential oil distiller

Carbondale Community Food Co-op, 559 Main St., will host artisan essential oil distiller Eric Scott Bresselsmith, owner of House of Aromatics of Boulder, Utah, for an evening of aromatic wonder and mystery from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Eric will talk about indications and practical applications of essential oils as well the connection of essential oils to alchemy, chemistry and the innate spirit/intelligence of the plants nature available through essential oil use.

Mountain Valley Developmental Services to celebrate Direct Support Professionals Week

Mountain Valley Developmental Services staff and board members will recognize the dedication and accomplishments of direct support professionals and express its appreciation for their vital contribution to the community at a picnic from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Two Rivers Park playground pavilion.

Fundraiser for Judie Pressler Richardson

There will be a spaghetti benefit dinner for Judie Pressler Richardson from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Silt Community Center. Proceeds will go toward stem cell transplant for Judie using her own cells to fight late stages of COPD. This treatment is not covered by insurance. Donations may be made at Alpine Bank or at http//

Cody Brickell Miniature Golf Fundraiser

The Cody Brickell Miniature Golf Fundraiser to benefit the Glenwood Springs High School wrestling program will be from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Johnson’s Park, 51579 Highway 6 in Glenwood Springs. There will be miniature golf, a silent auction, prizes, drawings, food and fun. For information call 379-7214 or 459-7031.

Learn to Brew Your Own Beer

Curious about the process of brewing beer? Then come to the Carbondale Branch Library at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at to harvest the hops grown at the library, talk about the equipment needed to brew beer at home, and discuss the process of brewing for the novice homebrewer with Chase Engel, founder and head brewer at the Roaring Fork Beer Co. By the end of class you’ll be ready to brew 5-gallon batches of your own suds at home. For more information, call 970-963-2889.

Dog Wash fundraiser for Yampah Mountain High School trips

There will be a dog wash for Yampah Mountain High School’s educational and service trips from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at High Tails Dog and Cat Outfitters, 50633 Highway 6 (West Glenwood, west of the mall). Cost is $15 per dog.

KDNK board of directors meeting

The KDNK board of directors will hold its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the offices of KDNK, 76 S. Second St. in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office and at or call 970-963-0139.

Symphony in the Valley seeks members

Symphony in the Valley is a volunteer organization comprising local musicians making music for the communities here in the valley. Musicians of all ages who play an orchestra instrument are invited to join. High school students are welcome with a teacher’s recommendation. Visit the Contact Us page at for ways to reach us. The symphony will be meeting on Wednesday for fall practice.

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