The Garfield County Libraries are offering community meetings throughout the county to hear what residents want from their library today and in the future. Dinner will be provided. Meetings will be held at the Parachute Branch Library on Thursday, Aug. 21; the Silt Branch Library on Tuesday, Aug. 26; and the Carbondale Branch Library on Wednesday, Aug. 27. All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. For more information visit http://www.gcpld.org.
Saint Stephen’s Festival of Diversity
Join Saint Stephen’s for food, fun, and family from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Sayre Park, 1702 Grand in Glenwood Springs. There will be games, a bounce house and a water slide for the kids; South American, Mexican, Polish, Greek, and Italian food; wine and beer for adults; Sweet Shoppe for desserts; soft drinks and snow cones for kids; and music and entertainment including the popular band Missing Link.
Mass in the Park will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, with a pancake breakfast and mimosas to follow.
Raffle tickets are for sale with the drawing at 1 p.m. Aug. 24 in Sayre Park.
What every cyclist should know (and it’s NOT about the bike)
Are you really thick-headed? (Find out about your skull.) What item should you never cycle without? What item can you easily carry that could make the difference between life and death?
Answers to these questions and more from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Glenwood Springs Library. There will be participation from Glenwood Springs EMT and police. Come, share and learn from fellow riders.
Literacy Outreach seeks volunteers
Make a difference by teaching someone basic literacy skills. One hundred adults are waiting to learn in Garfield County. Literacy Outreach needs your help teaching basic literacy skills to adults, including basic reading, writing and math to native English speakers and oral English skills to non-native speakers. Volunteers do not need to speak a foreign language or have prior teaching experience, just a desire to help, the ability to read and speak English, and three hours of time per week to work with an adult.
Literacy Outreach will provide interested volunteers with more information regarding the requirements and rewards at a volunteer informational session from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Teo Prinster Learning Center, 1127 School St. in Glenwood Springs. Call 970-945-5282 or visit http://www.literacyoutreach.org for more information.
TRTC and KDNK Dance Party
Thunder River Theatre Company is proudly helping their good friends at KDNK celebrate their annual membership drive. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, TRTC is co-sponsoring and hosting Carolyn Wonderland and her band for KDNK. KDNK and TRTC want to thank the community for the success of KDNK’s membership drive by giving music lovers a chance to celebrate and dance to some spectacular, explosive music. Crews are already polishing the dance floor and cooling down the refreshments at the theatre. Admission is $15 ($10 for KDNK members). Plan on attending and arriving on time because the dance is limited to 200 revelers and supporters of KDNK.
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Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs will present an interactive webcast, “Extreme Fire,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday as part of its free speaker series, The Gift of Education.