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Community Briefs

A Vegan Lifestyle

Thinking about going vegan? Grand River Health family physician Dr. Laurie Marbas will host informational presentations about the immense health benefits of a vegan lifestyle. Learn how to transition, to shop on a limited budget, collect new recipes, and more. Discover how simple dietary changes can improve the overall health of you and your family. All presentations will be held at 6 p.m. Attend this program at the Rifle Branch Library on Wednesday, Nov. 5; at the Parachute Branch Library on Thursday, Nov. 13; or at the Silt Branch Library on Thursday, Nov. 20. For more information visit

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 970-945-1398 for more info.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale seeks vendors

The Glenwood Springs Elks, 51939 US Highway 6, will hold their 2014 Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 6. Call Janet Lee at (970) 201-6159 for vendor space reservations.

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.

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.

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