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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.

Design Your Website

Need help creating your own website? Websites are a great way to get your business, club, or organization more publicity. You can also share your opinions and experiences through a blog. No matter what you want to publish, this class will get you on your way! We will cover many topics including host sites, website names, and designs. You will also get hands-on help getting your website off the ground for free. We recommend you bring your own computer, but there will be some available for use. This class will be held at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library in two parts, at 6 p.m. Thursdays, March 5 and 12. The second part will focus on design.

“Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry”

opening reception

This nationally traveling exhibit will reside at the Rifle Branch Library from March 6 until April 17. The exhibition features 20 colorful, illustrated panels about the Plains area before, during and after the Dust Bowl occurred. The library will host scholars on the Dust Bowl and drought in the West, show a two-part screening of Ken Burns’ PBS documentary “The Dust Bowl,” and feature oral histories from local voices in conjunction with the exhibition. Copies of the book “The Worst Hard Time” will be available to book clubs and individuals for discussion. All programs are free. An opening reception of the exhibition will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, March 6.

Kelsey’s Kids contra dance

Kelsey’s Kids, a local, grassroots nonprofit, is hosting a contra dance. The funds raised will enable the group to continue supporting children who have cancer. The dance will be from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Glenwood Springs Elementary School at 915 School St. Music is being provided by Wooden Nickel, and the caller is Patricia Danscen. The cost for entry is $8 per person. Advance tickets can be purchased at Downtown Drug, or tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, go to

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