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Call for exhibitors for Health & Wellness Expo

Exhibitor and sponsorship applications are currently being accepted for the fourth annual Health & Wellness Expo in Glenwood Springs. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Ramada Inn & Suites.

The Health & Wellness Expo is being produced locally in hopes of providing information and education about integrative health and preventative wellness solutions that are available throughout the valley. The event will feature more than 30 educational vendor booths, informative speakers and interactive activities for all ages.

For more information about this event or to obtain a booth vendor application, visit http://www.healthandwellnessexpogws.com.

Symphony in the Valley seeks members

Symphony in the Valley is looking for volunteer musicians to join this community orchestra. Practices are currently under way for the Symphony Swing concert, and rehearsal for the spring concert will begin in February. Symphony in the Valley is a volunteer organization comprising local musicians of all ages who play an orchestra instrument. High school students are welcome with a teacher’s recommendation. For more information, contact music director Kelly Thompson at 970-984-8833 or conductor@sitv.org, or go to http://www.sitv.org for times and locations of rehearsals.

Hospice volunteer training to be held in Glenwood Springs

Hospice of the Valley will host comprehensive training sessions for volunteers in Garfield County on Thursday through Saturday, April 16-18, at the Colorado State Veterans Home at 851 N. Fifth St., Rifle.

The three sessions will meet the required 12-hour training and will occur from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 16-17, culminating in an all-day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. training on Saturday. Those who would like to be of comfort to those with a terminal illness, including military veterans, are encouraged to apply.

Training topics will include dispelling hospice myths, how to be a good listener, care and comfort measures, guidelines for spiritual care, family systems, and understanding grief and bereavement.

If you have an interest in attending these classes, or have any other questions, please email Marti at the Glenwood Springs office at mbarbour@hchotv.org or go to the Hospice of the Valley website to register online by clicking on the Contact tab of http://www.hchotv.org. Phone calls may also be taken at 970-930-6008.

Painting Pages at the library

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and Glenwood Springs Library invite you to participate in their collaborative Art and Literacy project, “Painting Pages,” which will be offered at 4 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. This project will run through May. Elementary school-aged children are invited to come enjoy live storytelling and create a work of art that expresses them and the story that they enjoyed.

For information, call 970-945-2414.


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