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Community Briefs

Sunshine Farms garlic class

Learn about garlic planting, growing and harvesting along with culinary tips at Sunshine Farms’ one-day garlic class from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, or Saturday, Oct. 12. There will be 15 varieties available for planting, garlic braids for purchase, and roasted and pickled garlic to sample. A $5 class fee can be used towards produce purchase. Sunshine Farms is two miles west of New Castle on Highway 6. Call 984-3320 for more info.

Blessing of the Animals

Join Colorado Animal Rescue in appreciating and blessing companion animals while enjoying music, food and fun from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at the CARE shelter in Spring Valley. Bring your well-behaved pet to be blessed in person or bring a photo or stuffed animal as a representative. The blessing will be held outdoors, so dress for the weather. This event will honor the animals in need of adoption who currently live at Colorado Animal Rescue. Suggested donation is a small bag of pet food, or canned food, though cash donations are also appreciated.

Glenwood Springs leaf collection

The city of Glenwood Springs is now accepting collected leaves at the Airport Road site, ½ mile south of the Four Mile Road intersection. Leaves are to be emptied from bags and no branches in the pile. Leaves are transported to the South Canyon Landfill and added to the compost process. Leaves and grass clippings can also be taken directly to the landfill and disposed of at no cost. The site is not locked and drop offs are self-monitored. Branches taken to the South Canyon Landfill can be disposed of for a fee. Compost materials can be purchased at the landfill, and information regarding compost is available at 945-5375.

The leaf collection program exists to prevent the city’s storm drain system from loading up with leaves and causing drainage problems. The site will be open through the leaf drop season, generally to mid November. Christmas tree collection will be at the same site and will begin in January. Citizen participation is appreciated. Please call 384-6366 for further information.

Mock trial fundraiser

Glenwood Springs High School’s Mock Trial program is hosting a yard sale and silent auction fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the GSHS south parking lot. For information or to donate, call Pam at 970-618-1709.

One Book, One Community

To celebrate opening its new building, the Glenwood Springs Branch Library is hosting a One Book, One Community event this October with Dr. Mary Doria Russell’s national bestseller, “Doc: A Novel.” Learn the story of the man who made history, and lived and died in Glenwood Springs, Dr. John Henry “Doc” Holliday. At 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Russell will speak and answer questions on her acclaimed novel. Free tickets to this event are available at the library.

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