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Community Briefs

Free class on essential oils

Learn how essential oils can help you and your family at a free class at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Oz Art Workshop, 331 W. Main, New Castle. For information, call Tina at 970-984-3283.

Children’s Mini College benefit

at Vaudeville

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue will perform a benefit show for Children’s Mini College on Friday, Feb. 27, with doors opening at 6 p.m. In addition to the show there will a silent and live auction. Call the school at 970-945-2446 to purchase tickets for the show at $35 per person.

Snow to Flow Snow Day on McClure Pass

Ever wonder how exactly spring river conditions can be predicted by looking at snowpack? Or how water content is determined by exploring the snow? And frankly, why does it even matter how much water is in snow? Meet us at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Redstone Inn for coffee, refreshments and an introduction to exploring snowpack as a natural resource and its critical importance in Western water management. Derrick Wyle, Natural Resource Conservation Service snow surveyor and Roaring Fork Conservancy’s Sarah Johnson will be your guides on McClure Pass as we explore a SNOTEL monitoring site, conduct a snow course survey, and dig a snow pit until 12:30 p.m..

Please keep the following in mind: Snowshoes or cross country skis are required; participants will carpool to McClure Pass from the Redstone Inn; appropriate for ages 12 years and older. Minors must be accompanied by an adult; and please dress appropriately as the event will happen snow or shine.

Cost: $30 ($20 for RFC members). Registration is required at

S’now Win Reading Contest

Calling all teens in grades 5-12: The New Castle Branch Library will be hosting a reading contest in the month of February to get you out of your reading funk. Read as many books as you can in 28 days, write up short summaries, and submit them to the library. The top three readers will win a prize. All entries are due at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.

Food For Fines

During the month of February bring in nonperishable food items to any of the six Garfield County Libraries and receive $1 credit for each item you donate. Credits can be applied only to current fines and cannot go toward lost materials or fees. Food items will be given to the local LIFT-UP and cannot be expired. Suggested donations include canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, jelly and pasta.

Enjoying Poetry: A Four-Part Series

for Beginners

Local author Claudia Putnam will teach four classes about poetry at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on the first and third Tuesdays in February and March at 6 p.m. From old-fashioned to free verse, to the poetry of today, learn how to read and enjoy poetry during one or all of these classes.

Shabby chic vintage furniture refinishing


Take your vintage finds and learn how to make them shabby cottage chic with Emily Barham, owner of Me & My House, from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave. Emily will show us everything from how to jump in and get started to finishing up the final product. Each student will need to bring a “small” piece of furniture. (If students have nothing to paint Emily has pieces in her stash and they can contact her at 970-948-6938). Sign up early as class space is limited. Cost is $35. For further information contact Bill Smith at 970-618-4182.

Ukrainian Eggs

Jaci Spuhler will guide a class through the traditional method of creating a Ukrainian Egg at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 1. Participants must be in ninth grade or higher. A $3 materials fee will be charged. Limit of 10 participants; seating goes fast. Call or stop in the New Castle Branch Library at 970-984-2346 to register.

Parents Preventing Sexual Abuse

Parents Preventing Sexual Abuse classes offer 10 tips all parents should know to protect their children from sexual abuse. These free classes are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at River Bridge, 520 21st St., Glenwood Springs. Refreshments provided.

Presented by Meghan Hurley, LCSW, and sponsored by the Garfield County Department of Human Services and River Bridge Regional Center. For more information call 970-945-5195 or go to

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