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Lenten Service III

The First United Methodist Church remembers the Lenten Season with four distinct services to help guide you through the journey of Lent. Everyone from every walk of life and every stage of faith is welcome. The Lenten journey continues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, with a workshop lead by Kiffany Brown on the Integrations of Spiritual Energy and Body. Free child care is provided. The church is located at Ninth and Cooper in Glenwood Springs. 970-945-6232 or

All You Need to Know about Gardening

The Silt Branch Library will host its semi-annual gardening workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, with local gardening experts from the CSU extension office who will discuss tips, tricks and answer any questions. For more information, call 970-876-5500.

Lenten Fish Fry

St. Stephen’s Catholic School is hosting a Lenten Fish Fry for the remaining “FRY-days” of Lent Friday, March 14, through Friday, April 11. The school will be serving fried fish and/or baked fish, coleslaw, bread and lemonade. We have a kid-friendly option of cheese pizza, too. It will be from 5-7 p.m. in the basement of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. Prices are $8 for adults, $4 for children 4-12, free for children 3 and under, and $22 for a family of four (each additional family member $4), and $6 for seniors 65 and older. To-go orders will be available. All proceeds will benefit the school.

Documentary Film: Take Back Your Power

The Carbondale Branch Library is showing the documentary film “Take Back Your Power,” produced by Josh del Sol, at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5. For more information, call 970-963-2889.

Register for Spellebration 2014

Spellebration is an adult spelling bee and silent auction benefiting Literacy Outreach and Colorado Mountain College Learning Labs. Teams of three try to spell or buy their way to bragging rights as the best spellers in Garfield County. This year it is going to be a hilarious M.A.S.H. up of all your favorite sitcoms from Mayberry R.F.D. to Modern Family. Spellevision: Laugh Your Way to Literacy will be held at the historic Hotel Colorado on Friday, April 4. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Don’t be like one of The Addams Family and get left in the “Lurch.” The deadline to register a team is March 28. For more information visit or call 970-945-5282.

Garfield County Library District seeks marketing proposal

The Garfield County Library District seeks proposals for a strategic vision and marketing plan for promotion of its library services. The district is seeking to develop its brand identity and marketing capabilities to increase visibility and recognition of library services and programs in each of the six communities served throughout the district. Proposals are due March 28 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit: and search the website for RFP.

Estate Planning for Baby Boomers

A workshop titled “Estate Planning For Baby Boomers” will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 15 at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. If you were born between 1946 and 1964, this workshop is for you. We’ll delve into issues Boomers need to be thinking about – wills, trusts, advance directives, long-term care planning, helping parents with planning, protecting children and grandchildren, what Medicare covers, Social Security issues and more. The small classroom size allows you to get your questions answered in a casual setting. This free workshop is co-sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Branch Library and Brown & Brown, P.C., a law firm with offices in Glenwood Springs. Registration is required. Call (970) 243-8250 to reserve your seat or sign up at You may also register by calling the library at 970-945-5958.

Getting Current: Water Planning in the RFV Community Forum

Roaring Fork Conservancy invites you to come and get informed about your water future, provide your input on the Colorado Water Plan, and get a sneak peak at Roaring Fork Watershed Water Efficiency planning from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 31, at the Third Street Center, Carbondale. Captain Cutthroat will make a guest appearance, light snacks will be provided, and there will be chances to win door prizes. For more information or 970-927-1290.

Call for volunteers for Health & Wellness Expo

Volunteers are needed for the third annual Health & Wellness Expo in Glenwood Springs. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Ramada Inn & Suites.

Volunteers are needed as greeters, runners, announcers, door prize coordinators and more. A meal (breakfast or lunch) will be provided for each shift worked. Shifts are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1-5 p.m. There is flexibility if your schedule doesn’t quite match up and you still want to take part. Volunteers will be eligible for door prizes and have up close and personal access to the event.

The Health & Wellness Expo is being produced locally to provide information and education about integrative health and preventative wellness solutions that are available throughout the valley. The event will feature more than 40 exhibitors and informative speakers.

To volunteer, contact Stephanie at 987-5029 or email

For more information about this event, visit

Healthy Nutrition on a Walmart Budget

Learn how to radically change your health through whole foods and plant-based nutrition. Presented by Dr. Laurie Marbas at 5 p.m. Sundays, April 6 through May 4 (no class on Easter), at the River Center in New Castle. Free. Child care provided.

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