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Shop Locally, Support Libraries

Did you know that 1/4 of every penny of sales tax collected by Garfield County funds your public libraries? The Garfield County Libraries want to raise awareness about the positive impacts of shopping locally, and are hosting a prize drawing for those who shop in Carbondale. Bring your sales receipts from Carbondale businesses dated between March 6 and April 3 to the Carbondale Branch Library and be entered in a drawing for goods and services donated by local businesses. The drawing will be held at the library on April 3, and you need not be present to win. The drawing is sponsored by the Carbondale Branch Library in conjunction with Roaring Fork Leadership, the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, and businesses throughout Carbondale. For more information call 970-963-2889.

Teach an adult basic literacy skills

Help an adult learner in Garfield County learn basic literacy skills. Some struggle to read and write and complete simple math computations. Some struggle to improve their oral English skills. You can make a difference. Attend a volunteer information session at 5:30 p.m. March 30, at Literacy Outreach, Teo Prinster Learning Center, 1127 School St., Glenwood Springs. For more information call Literacy Outreach at 970-945-5282.

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.

Cowboy Up Carbondale accepting beneficiary applications

In its seventh year Cowboy Up Carbondale will celebrate Carbondale’s unique western heritage with live music, dancing, barbecue and an auction to benefit a local nonprofit. Cowboy Up Carbondale is currently accepting applications for this year’s event beneficiary. Applicants must be a 501(c)3 and be able to provide volunteers that support their organization. The deadline to apply is March 31. For more information or to apply go to or contact Erin Bassett at 970-309-3319

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