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Shabby chic vintage furniture

refinishing class

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

Glenwood Springs author Angie Parkison to present at Glenwood Railroad Museum

The events leading up to the arrival of railroads in Glenwood Springs in 1887 are the subject of an illustrated program to be presented by Glenwood Springs resident and author Angie Parkison. The program will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Glenwood Railroad Museum, and is free and open to the public.

Author of “Hope and Hot Water — Glenwood Springs from 1879 to 1891,” Parkison will tell us about the anticipation and arrival of railroads to Glenwood Springs. She will show old photos of Glenwood before and after the arrival of the Denver and Rio Grande and the Colorado Midland Railroads, demonstrating the importance of railroads in Glenwood’s history.

The Glenwood Railroad Museum is located in the Glenwood Railroad Depot across the street from the Hotel Denver on Seventh Street. Entrance to the museum for this program will be from the trackside of the depot. Take the stairway located to the west of the depot and walk along the depot to the museum entrance.

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