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Kaup hosts ‘Meet the Candidate’ event Wednesday

Glenwood Springs City Council candidate Shelley Kaup invites city voters to attend a “Meet the Candidate” event. It’s set for 4-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, in the back dining room at the Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co., 402 Seventh St. in Glenwood Springs. Kaup is running for the at-large City Council seat. Come by for an appetizer and talk with Kaup about issues and opportunities facing Glenwood Springs.

Congregational Church of the Valley St. Patrick’s Day dinner

Congregational Church of the Valley is serving a St. Patrick’s Day dinner including Al’s famous corned beef and cabbage, rolls, drinks and desserts, from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the church, 289 First St. in Silt. Meals cost $10 per person; $30 per family; children 5-12 $5; and children under 5 free. For information call Meredith at 379-7487.

American Legion St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

The American Legion Post 100 is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner starting at 5 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the American Legion Hall, 97 N. Third St. in Carbondale. Cost is $10 for traditional corned beef and cabbage.

The dinner is open to the public and will be served until the food runs out. Call 963-2381 for more information.

Ukrainian Egg Workshops

Jaci Spuhler guides classes through the traditional method of creating a Ukrainian Egg at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the New Castle Branch Library and Saturday, March 25, at the Silt Branch Library. Registration is required, and there is a $4 charge for supplies, which will be provided. Maximum of 10 participants in each class. Ages 14 and up. Visit or call the library at 970-984-2346 or 970-876-5500 to reserve a spot.

DAV commander presentation

David Riley, national commander of Disabled American Veterans (DAV), will be giving a presentation March 30 at Glenwood Springs High School. Riley is the first quadruple amputee veteran to become the national commander of DAV. His inspirational life story is part of his presentation. Admission is free. Hors d’oeuvres provided by the Brew Pub will be served from 5-6 p.m. with the presentation beginning thereafter. Commander Riley’s priority for his term in the office is to insure the “DAV continues its lifetime of support for veterans and families.”

AARP spring driver safety classes

High Country RSVP presents AARP spring driver safety classes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave.

The AARP Driver Safety Class is directed towards drivers 50 and over. The class covers the following driving topics: how to compensate for changes in vision, hearing and reaction time; how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right of way, freeway traffic, trucks and blind spots while driving; what to do if confronted by an aggressive driver; how medications may affect driving; how to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts; and how to assess your own and others’ driving abilities with a Personal Driving Capability Index. There is a $15 fee for AARP members and a $20 fee for nonmembers for the workbook and handouts payable to the instructor. Classes are taught by RSVP volunteers. Register by calling 970-945-7486 or online at and click on the Continuing Education Registration link. The syn numbers for these classes are 04073 and 04074, respectively.

Literacy Outreach seeks volunteers

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 a meeting at 12:30 p.m. March 16 at the Rifle Branch Library or at 12:30 p.m. March 23 at the Parachute Branch Library.

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

Interactive movie: The Princess Bride

Enjoy “The Princess Bride” like never before. Join us at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Carbondale Branch Library to say your favorite lines along with the characters, blow bubbles, fence with your imaginary sword, and more. Props, instructions and snacks provided. Costumes encouraged. Free and open to the public. Please note that this movie is rated PG. For more information call 970-963-2889.

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