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Contra dance

The next monthly contra barn dance is from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Road. Contra is a lively community social dance. All dances will be taught, and no partner is needed. Live music from the Wooden Nickel Stringband. Cost is $8 at the door.

Literacy Outreach information sessions



Literacy Outreach seeks 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. To learn more, attend any of the following information sessions: noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 12 and 19, Teo Prinster Learning Center, 1127 School St., Glenwood Springs; 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, Glenwood Springs Library Conference Room, 815 Cooper Ave.; 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, New Castle Branch Library, 402 W. Main St.; and 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. Call Literacy Outreach for more information at 970-945-5282.

Author Talk: Dipika Rai



Powerfully affecting and uplifting, set against a vivid and colorful background of Eastern life, Dipika Rai’s “Someone Else’s Garden” transcends geographical divides and cultural chasms to brilliantly expose the commonality of the human condition, compelling us to seek answers within ourselves to humanity’s eternal questions: Is life random? Do we have a destiny? There will be free author presentations at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Basalt Regional Library and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Carbondale Branch Library. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit gcpld.org.

Winter Lecture Series

Lorraine and Craig Curry will present the second installment of the Winter Lecture Series featuring cowboy songs, stories and history at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. This program is jointly presented by the Frontier Historical Society and the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, and sponsored by Gary Hershoren and Ilene Harris. Light refreshments will be served. The Winter Lecture Series takes place at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday through March. For more information, call 970-945-5958.

Glenwood Springs Art Guild’s January demonstration

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild’s January demonstration will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Local oil painter Noemi

Kosmowski will be the demonstrator. The general meeting will follow. For further information call Alice Davenport at 274-3325. The meeting is free to the public.


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