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Carbondale Naturopath takes a look into your cupboards

Naturopathic Doctor Jody Powell offers a Healthy Living workshop series at Colorado Mountain College in Carbondale. The workshops will examine how to evaluate the toxicity of common, everyday household products, their potential health risks and how to replace them.

Five workshops are part of the series: Healthy Baby, Healthy Home, Healthy Body, Healthy Diet 1 and Healthy Diet 2.

Healthy Baby will look at the safety of all types of baby products, as well as prenatal elements that can be passed from mother to baby in utero. In Healthy Home, Powell will look at what chemicals are in everything from pillows to air fresheners. Healthy Body will focus on skin care, hair care and personal products. The Healthy Diet workshops will provide information on how to select the healthiest of foods and analyze the Paleo diet.

Dr. Powell received her post-graduate medical degree in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Along with training in conventional western medical treatments, she has extensive education in the many modalities of alternative medicine, including herbal medicine, nutrition, classical homeopathy and many others. She has a local private practice serving the communities of the Roaring Fork Valley.

Her workshops take place on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. beginning March 24 at CMC’s Lappala Center in Carbondale (690 Colorado Ave.). Cost is $25 per workshop or a discounted cost of $100 for all five. Advance registration is required.

For more information, call the CMC Lappala Center at 963-2172 or visit

Write Your Own Script

Learn the basics of screenwriting while exploring motivation, cause and reaction in your own life and the life you desire. The workshop runs from 6-8 p.m. for two Tuesdays, March 24 and 31, at 1329 Pitkin Ave. #26 in Glenwood Springs. Cost is $75 for all three days. Workshop leader Sandra Sharp is a graduate of the UCLA professional screenwriting program, columnist, published writer and professional job coach. RSVP to 720-585-9126 or

AARP Smart Drive Program

RSVP is sponsoring the AARP Smart Drive Program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at the CMC Blake Avenue Center (1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs). Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers to cover class materials. This AARP driver refresher course is directed towards drivers 50 and over. Most automobile insurance companies in Colorado offer a discount to those completing the course. The program covers the following driving topics: how to compensate for changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time; how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right of way, freeway traffic, trucks, and blind spots while driving; what to do if confronted by an aggressive driver; when to use a car phone; how medications may affect driving; how to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts; and how to assess one’s own and others’ driving abilities via a “Personal Driving Capability Index.” For more information or to enroll call the CMC Senior Center at 970–384-8747.

Impact of Drought on Colorado and the West with Jason Neff

Professor of Environmental Studies Jason Neff will speak on the impact of drought in Colorado and the West. This program will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the Rifle Branch Library. This event is being held in conjunction with the exhibit, “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry” that resides at the branch from March 6 until April 17.

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