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Community Briefs

Wolf Moon Weaver event

Come join us for a beautiful honoring and bringing in the new year’s intentions with the first full moons light 11 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Round Room at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale. There is strength in weaving together both interrelationships and as a whole gathering. We have an opportunity to bring in a beautiful sister and healing sound musician of the Art of Hang Pan, Bright Hawk, while we weave. Register before Dec. 31. Fee is $125 by PayPal. For more information and to register contact Tara Tippett at 303-881-2917.

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

Mesa Vista introduces 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.

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.

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

5Point Film Festival call for entries

Submissions to the 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale will be taken through Feb. 3. If you don’t have your film finished, you can submit an idea of what you’re working on.

5Point has more opportunities in 2015 than ever before for your short films to be screened in front of live audiences. Its season kicks off with the flagship event in Carbondale, and it also launches regional festivals in Asheville, North Carolina, Somerville, Massachusetts, and Bellingham, Washington, in 2015.

Reach out at for more information on becoming a candidate for a grant from the 5Point Film Fund.

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