Libraries closing for Thanksgiving Holiday
All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closing early at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, and will remain closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, in celebration of Thanksgiving. Patrons can still browse and request books, movies, and more at http://www.gcpld.org, during the closure.
LIFT-UP annual food drive launches
LIFT-UP has launched its annual Donate to the Plate campaign. In order to prepare Holiday Fare food boxes, LIFT-UP is seeking donations of nonperishable holiday fare including canned corn and green beans, boxed stuffing and potatoes, canned pumpkin, gravy mixes, canned fruit, Jell-O mixes and cranberry sauce. Nonperishable food is being accepted through Nov. 24 at Sopris Chiropractic in Carbondale; through Dec. 23 at LIFT-UP thrift stores in Rifle and Parachute; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the River Center in New Castle. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, Defiance Church is hosting the film “Look and See” at the Crystal Theatre and is accepting canned food. From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, Glenwood caverns is accepting turkeys and canned food at its Tramaganza. To make a financial donation or to get updates on food drive locations, dates and times, visit http://www.Liftup.org.
Dance Across the World
Eleven-year-old Coralie and her family spent the last year traveling the world and learning from different cultures. She believes that dance is a universal language, and used it to connect with others during her travels. Join Coralie at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Carbondale Library to learn from her the traditional dances of Indonesia, India, Uganda and Rwanda. Free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 970-963-2889.
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All Garfield County government offices of elected officials and county administrative departments are closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving, the county said in a news release.