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Community Briefs

Literacy Outreach seeks tutors

Literacy Outreach is seeking volunteers to tutor adults learning basic literacy skills. Some struggle to read and write. Some struggle to improve their oral English skills. No special skills are required. You do not need to speak a foreign language. If you can read this, you can help.

Learn more at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the Carbondale Branch Library’s Mush Room.

Call Literacy Outreach at 970-945-5282 for more information.

Death conversation with Sean Jeung and Barbara Bush

Join an informative discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Glenwood Springs Library about how to become friendlier with the idea of death, how to prepare for it and how to help those we’ll leave behind a little less broken by it. Featuring speakers Barbara Bush, a Hospice/emergency RN, and Sean Jeung, a board-certified chaplain currently working as chaplain in the Calaway-Young Cancer Center. This event is free and for adults. For more information go to or call 970-945-5958.

Trick or treat with a paranormal romance novel

Do you like paranormal romance? The Silt Library presents Trick or Treat with a Paranormal Romance Novel. Join us at the library beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, and learn about new authors, websites and much more. This event is for adults only, and participants must register. For more information call 970-876-5500 or go to

Thrill the World Carbondale zombie dance event

Join zombies from around the world at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, and be part of the international synchronized dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Rehearsals to learn the dance at Coredination in Carbondale started in September. Or you can learn the dance on your own at If you know the dance, come to the library in full makeup and costume at 3:30 p.m. to participate on the day. For more information call 970-963-2889 or go to

Community invited to annual veterinary technology tour and open house Oct. 23

Colorado Mountain College’s Veterinary Technology Club invites the community to tour the program’s 220-acre center and teaching hospital at Spring Valley from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. The tour coincides with National Veterinary Technician Week. The comprehensive tour is free and open to anyone who is interested in veterinary technology or to those individuals and families who just want to visit the facility. There will also be a silent auction along with burgers and snacks by donation.

In addition to the lab, small animal hospital and equine barn, the veterinary technology program houses a variety of large animals including horses, cattle, alpacas, goats, sheep, chickens and ducks and even a golden eagle. Small animals include rodents, snakes, birds, ferrets and chinchillas.

Visitors are asked to leave their own pets at home as USDA regulates that there be no unauthorized animals on the premises or in cars.

The CMC veterinary technology center and teaching hospital are located at 3000 County Road 114 (across from the main Spring Valley campus, past Colorado Animal Rescue).

For more information, please call professor Nancy Sheffield at 947-8244.

Robin Jackson fundraiser

The women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion in Carbondale will be hosting a fundraiser for longtime resident Robin Jackson from Carbondale starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the legion, 97 N. Third in Carbondale. Robin has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is undergoing chemo and radiation.

The event features a Halloween costume party, silent auction, music, piñata, guessing games and food. Food includes a variety of appetizers, chicken wings, pulled pork sandwiches, sloppy joes, meatballs, deviled eggs and much more for $10.

Silent auction items include a golfing foursome at Aspen Glen, homemade gift basket of canned and baked goods, a pair of custom area rugs, a pair of homemade Broncos shirts, Broncos light and much more.

Call 963-2381 or Julie 309-5417 for more information.

Register for “Sing For Better Health”

The Glenwood Springs Recreation Department is proud to team up with “Cantor” Rita Shore to offer what is sure to be a fun way to better health from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 25 through Nov. 15. This group singing class is designed for those age 15 and up who love to sing and want to learn the fundamentals of singing for better health. A special emphasis will be put on vocal technique, deep breathing exercises, control, tone production, diction, and a stage projection. The group will develop these skills through music to enable greater lung capacity and lower heart rate. We will use a wide variety of music drawn from popular classics, popular standards, Broadway and stage. Register by Oct. 20 online at Cost is $79 per participant.

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