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Author Visit & Book Signing: “Touching God”

Brad Tyndall will take you on a journey to far-reaching corners of the world, where he drinks tea with loving Sudanese Muslims, prays in ancient Coptic churches, and whirls with Sufi dervishes in the desert. In seeking the mystical in extraordinary places, he discovers that an intimate relationship with God can be found in known religious practices. Books will be available for purchase. This event will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Carbondale Branch Library; and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. For more information, visit

Beat the Winter Blahs Challenge

The Carbondale Branch Library invites kids in grades 1-4 to take the Beat the Winter Blahs Challenge! Stop by the library to pick up your challenge card. Complete at least six challenges by Saturday, Jan. 10, and your name will go into drawings for awesome prizes! For more information, call 970-963-2889.

The Loving Side of Islam

Join author, Brad Tyndall, to learn about the basic tenets of Islam. He will share his many stories of life-threatening brushes with Muslim extremists, as well as stories of loving experiences. He calls attention to the many beautiful verses of the Qur’an and will read some beautiful Sufi (Muslim mystic) poetry. This event will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at the Rifle Branch Library. For more information call 970-625-3471.

Support for Survivors After Suicide

Anyone who has suffered the loss of a friend or loved one through suicide is welcome at HEARTBEAT, a support group for Survivors After Suicide.

The Glenwood Springs Chapter of HEARTBEAT: Support for Survivors After Suicide will next meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13.

HEARTBEAT is open to anyone who has been touched by suicide — no matter how long ago. This peer group does not provide or replace therapy; it is a safe place where mutual support can be found with others who share this unique pain. We all survive one heartbeat at a time.

HEARTBEAT meets at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. Use the Bethel Chapel entrance of the church located at 824 Cooper Ave.

For more information, call Pam Szédelyi at 970-945-1398 or email at

Martin Luther King Evening 2015

The Garfield County Democrats present an evening honoring Dr. Martin Luther King starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue Dinner Theater, 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call the Box Office at 970-945-9699 for reservations. Cost is $25 for the show, with dinner and drinks extra from the GVR menu. Buy an extra ticket with dinner and engage a potential voter for this fun-filled evening. Two young Democrats who pitched in this election cycle will help make the match-up. Call or email the Garco Dems at 970-319-8088 or if interested in helping with this project.

Mesa Vista introduces new Adult Day Program

Mesa Vista Assisted Living in Battlement Mesa would like to announce the opening of their new Adult Day Program, open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program offers seniors a safe, supportive environment with friendly social interaction, planned activities, snacks and a hot lunch, giving spouses or other caregivers a break. For information call Mesa Vista at 970-285-1844.

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