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Elks seek hides to help veterans

If you are a hunter, or know a hunter, the Colorado Elks Association would appreciate the donation of any animal hides collected during hunting season through the end of January. The hides will be sent to tanneries to be turned into leather, which will be made into gloves (fingerless and full-finger) for disabled vets to protect their hands while using wheelchairs or crutches. Some of the leather is also used for craft kits that are used for occupational and recreational therapy. These items are given to the vets free of charge. If you have any questions, need more information or want to help collect and salt the hides please contact Tom Regan at (970) 948-9127 or at

Libraries closed for staff work day

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 29, for a staff training day. Normal library hours will resume at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more at during the closure.

Living Wax Museum

The upper elementary classrooms of Ross Montessori will host their annual “Living Wax Museum” on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Carbondale Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m. All are invited.

Giving Made Easy

Learn how to provide financially for the causes and organizations you care about — without changing your will. A panel including a CPA, and estate attorney, and a financial advisor will present easy tools you can use to leave a lasting gift. Appetizers and wine will be served. The event is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. Sponsored by YouthZone Foundation and Third Street Center. Call Pam Szedelyi at 945-1398 for more info.

Fifth annual Diabetes Health Fair

The fifth annual Diabetes Health Fair runs from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rifle, and includes educational booths and demonstrations that focus on the AADE7 Self Care Behaviors framework. Additional activities and screenings include: low-cost blood work, free foot exams, dilated eye exams, sharps take-back, health cooking demonstration and more There is a fee for certain tests: Comprehensive Metabolic Blood Chemistry ($36); A1c ($10); and Urine Micro-Albumin ($5). Remember to fast 8-12 hours prior to blood work. For information, call Grand River Health Changing Lifestyles at (970) 625-6200

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