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Author Talk: Jonathan Waterman

Jonathan Waterman shares his career as a journalist, filmmaker and explorer while providing details of thrilling adventures, spectacular images and bear-encounter-mosquito-attack video footage. The talk topic at the Silt and Parachute libraries is “Journey Down the Colorado River” and the topic at the Carbondale and New Castle libraries is “An Adventurer’s Lessons in Conservation.” These presentations will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the Carbondale Branch Library; at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Parachute Branch Library; and at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the New Castle Branch Library. Signed books available for purchase. For more information, visit gcpld.org.

Mountain Madrigals’ ‘Christmas Memories’

Mountain Madrigals present “Christmas Memories” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. The concert is free, donations are accepted. Babysitting is provided. For more information go to MountainMadrigals.com.

Libraries closing for Christmas Holiday

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All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25, in celebration of Christmas. Normal library hours will resume on Saturday, Dec. 26, with all six libraries opening at 10 a.m.

4 Day Fat Loss Contest

Custom Body Fitness’ 24 Day Fat Loss Contest starts Monday, Jan. 11, and ends Friday, Feb. 6. In last year’s contest a half dozen contestants lost an average of 4 percent body fat (up to 15 pounds). The 24-Day program includes: five days a week group training at Custom Body Fitness in Carbondale; body composition assessment; eating habits assessment and goal setting; exercise training goal setting; barrier assessment; and closing assessment to find out results. For the $79 entry fee contestants will get a program specialized according to their needs, including eating habits and exercise behaviors. Contestants’ progression will be posted on Facebook. Prizes include an acupuncture session worth $130, a $95 massage session, a $100 chiropractic adjustment, a $185 haircut/style and $200 in cash to the top two finishers. For more information, go to http://custombodyfitnessllc.com/24dayfatlosscontest/ or call 970-366-6084.


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