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Redstone Castle Tours

Guided tours of the Historic Redstone Castle are Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. through the winter with special Holiday tours Dec. 26 and 29-31. Visit the baronial home of Redstone’s founder, J.C. Osgood. Take a step back in time and learn about coal mining, railroad and model company town, all in 1900. Tickets available on the day of the tour in Redstone. For more information call 970-963-9656 or visit http://www.redstonecastle.us.

Learn about the catholic Church

Have you fallen away from the Catholic Church? Whether you stopped attending Mass one year ago or 40 years ago, we miss you and invite you to explore full communion with Jesus Christ and his Church. If you would like to explore this possibility, consider attending a six part series at St. Stephen Catholic Church after the new year. No commitments are required, just openness. Call the parish office at 945-6673 for more details and to register.

Literacy Outreach volunteer information session

Want to make a difference in the new year? Volunteer to tutor an adult needing to learn basic literacy skills. Some struggle to read and write. Some struggle to improve their oral English skills. Learn more at a volunteer information session at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Literacy Outreach, Teo Prinster Learning Center, 1127 School St., Glenwood Springs; 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Carbondale Branch Library, 320 Sopris Ave.; or 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. Call Literacy Outreach at 970-945-5282 for details.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Come and build a snowman at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31. We will be building snowmen, playing games, winning prizes, and having lots of fun. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. Bring an old tube sock if you can.

Author Visit & Book Signing: “Touching God”

Brad Tyndall will take you on a journey to far-reaching corners of the world, where he drinks tea with loving Sudanese Muslims, prays in ancient Coptic churches, and whirls with Sufi dervishes in the desert. In seeking the mystical in extraordinary places, he discovers that an intimate relationship with God can be found in known religious practices. Books will be available for purchase. These events will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Silt Branch Library; at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Carbondale Branch Library; and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. For more information, visit http://www.gcpld.org.

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 team-regan@hotmail.com.

The Loving Side of Islam

Join author, Brad Tyndall, to learn about the basic tenets of Islam. He will share his many stories of life-threatening brushes with Muslim extremists, as well as stories of loving experiences. He calls attention to the many beautiful verses of the Qur’an and will read some beautiful Sufi (Muslim mystic) poetry. This event will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at the Rifle Branch Library. For more information call 970-625-3471.

Beat the Winter Blahs Challenge

The Carbondale Branch Library invites kids in grades 1-4 to take the Beat the Winter Blahs Challenge! Stop by the library to pick up your challenge card. Complete at least six challenges by Saturday, Jan. 10, and your name will go into drawings for awesome prizes! For more information, call 970-963-2889.

Mesa Vista introduces new Adult Day Program

Mesa Vista Assisted Living in Battlement Mesa would like to announce the opening of their new Adult Day Program, open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program offers seniors a safe, supportive environment with friendly social interaction, planned activities, snacks and a hot lunch, giving spouses or other caregivers a break. For information call Mesa Vista at 970-285-1844.


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