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Community Briefs

Empowered to be Independent workshop

The free workshop Empowered to be Independent: Resources and Skills for Hearing, Vision and/or Memory Challenges will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Sunnyside Retirement Center, 601 21st St. in Glenwood Springs. Attendees will receive the latest information and resources from highly skilled professionals in adaptive life services. There will be time to explore resources and tools. Those who wish may have a private consultation with one of the professionals. Refreshments will be served. Brought to you by Valley Life for All and Center for Independence.

Power Up: Household Electricity

Learn about home electrical projects from a local expert at this hands-on program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Silt Branch Library. Safety and history will be covered. No experience required, and all materials will be provided. Register for this free event by visiting the library or calling 970-876-5500.

Staff work day closure

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Friday, Oct. 28, for a staff training day. Normal library hours will resume at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more on our website,, during the closure.

Community self-defense class

A free community self-defense class will be provided by SAHN Taekwondo Instructors from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Room Two in Carbondale Town Hall. Class is for ages 12 years and older. Preregister is required and available online at For more information contact the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center at 970-510-1290.

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

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