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Community Briefs

Progressive Christian sermon series

Join the congregations of Carbondale and Basalt Community United Methodist Churches for an eight-week sermon series by Pastor Brad Walston on what it means to be a progressive Christian, and a rediscovery of the Gospel as a life-giving message that still transforms; 8:30 a.m. Sundays through Aug. 27 at Basalt, 0167 Holland Hills Rd., and 10:30 a.m. at Carbondale, 385 S. Second St.

Lunch and Learn: Tips for working from home

Businesses whose employees will be working from home during the Grand Avenue Bridge Project may benefit from for a Lunch and Learn event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center presented by DTCI. Learn the best ways to remote in, security of business data, home Internet and WiFi must haves, and more. A complementary lunch will be provided. Seats are limited, register by calling 970-930-6068 or emailing

ArtillumA’s Dance Storytime

Rifle-based ArtillumA will present an interactive dance storytime, so come ready to dance. The first events will be on Tuesday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Library. On Wednesday, July 19, the Silt Branch Library will host at 10:30 a.m., and the New Castle Library will host at 1:30 p.m. Finally on Thursday, July 20, the event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Library. All are free and open to the public.

Blood Drive

The St. Mary’s bloodmobile will be at the Rifle Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, and then at the Parachute Branch Library from 3-5 p.m. that same day for a blood drive. One donation can help as many as four people, and the St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center supplies all hospitals on the Western Slope. It is safe, fast and the easiest way to save a life. St. Mary’s will also provide a free cholesterol screening after each donation. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can call ahead to the libraries to reserve a time slot. For more information call 970-625-3471 or 970-285-9870.

GSHS Class of ’97 20-year reunion

The Glenwood Springs High School class of 1997 is holding its 20 year reunion later this month. On Saturday, July 22, the class will celebrate with drinks at Rivers Restaurant starting at 8 p.m. (adults only). On Sunday, July 23, there will be a family barbecue and potluck at Veltus Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join former classmates and reminisce. For more info or to RSVP, contact Rebekah (Apodaca) Blodgett at or Katy (Sheriff) Nardecchia at

Let’s Talk Life

Join us for an engaging, interactive discussion and presentation by HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley about how we want to live until we die. On Monday, July 24, at 6 p.m. at the Rifle Library participants will hear stories, tell stories, and get tools and resources for bringing family together to talk about future medical care. All forms, including a Medical Power of Attorney, are provided for free. Let’s Talk Life is a program funded by a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to promote the importance of Advance Care Planning by providing free education, resources, coaching, and tools. For more information about this free event call the library at 970-625-3471.

911 for Kids

The Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority (our county’s 911 center) will be giving three safety presentations to kids regarding how and when to dial 911. They will color and/or read together to learn about emergencies and 911. Two events will be held on Tuesday, July 25, with the first starting at 11:30 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library, and the second at 1 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library. The third presentation will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. These presentations will be a great chance for kids to meet the guys and gals who answer the calls. For more information visit

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