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Community Briefs

Tantric Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Meditation Session

Strange Imports hosts a tantric Tibetan singing bowl sound healing meditation session with sound master Daniel Pierce at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, next to the Crystal Theatre in Downtown Carbondale. Bring a yoga mat or blanket and a friend. Arrive a few minutes early. For more information call 970-963-7100 or email

SAW Spring Open House

Carbondale’s Studio for Arts and Works (SAW) is hosting a spring open house and art sale from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at 525 Buggy Circle. Join the many artists of SAW as they share their paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, metalwork and other creative endeavors. There will also be a silent auction in support of the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH), live music and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or email

Four Essential Steps to Take When Planning Retirement

A presentation by local experts can help guide retirement planning for you and your loved one. Attorney Jeff Cheney, financial advisor Amy Fetterhoff, certified mortgage planner Linda McKinley, and Michelle Lefebvre, M.A.C., certified empowerment coach, consultant and speaker will be discussing legal landmines, poor savings and tax planning, mortgage and real estate pitfalls, and ineffective communication. Presented by. This free event will be held at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7. For more information, call 970-945-5958.

Scratch Day

Calling all kids and teens who love technology. Join the Rifle Branch Library from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, to learn about Scratch computer programming. Scratch is a free programming language that uses color coded blocks that snap together like Legos to create games, animations, and more. Sign up to work on a project or to create your own masterpiece. Registration is required; call the library at 970-625-3471 for more information.

Glenwood Railroad Museum Sponsors Rail Fair in conjunction with Amtrak Train Days

The first Glenwood Rail Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Glenwood Railroad Museum located in the Glenwood Railroad Depot across the street from the Hotel Denver at 413 Seventh St. The fair will feature exhibits on various aspects of modern and historic railroads, the history of railroads in the Glenwood Springs area, model and toy trains including three operating model train layouts, railroad safety and operations, and rail travel. Organizations participating in the Rail Fair include the Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, Operation Lifesaver, ColoRail, Amtrak and the Glenwood Railroad Museum. Information on the many excursion railroads of Colorado will also be available. There will be a drawing for a pair of round trip train tickets to Denver provided by Amtrak. There is a $1 admission fee to the museum for those individuals 12 and over. Members of area Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups in uniform will receive free admission for this event.

Mother’s Day Mile

Don’t miss the 16th annual Mother’s Day Mile at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 10. The 1-mile race is a fundraiser for Advocate Safehouse Project. The race is open to women, men and families. Special attraction is Roses for Moms, along with the huge Gift Basket Silent Auction, kids’ activities, a chance to win age group awards and everyone gets a piece of homemade apple pie. For more information, call 970-928-2070 or email

Sierra Club film screening

The Rocky Mountain Chapter and local Roaring Fork Group of the Sierra Club present a special showing of the award-winning documentary, “OR7: The Journey,” the amazing true story of a lone wolf who traveled from Oregon to California to find a new home territory, at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 15, at the Third Street Center. Director Clemens Schenk will present the film and host a Q&A afterward. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and social time, with the film presentation at 7 p.m. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

2015 Glenwood Springs Walk MS & 5K

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. Enjoy a scenic walk and/or 5K run in Glenwood Canyon to support a world free of multiple sclerosis starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at the No Name Rest Area. The walk is free, but fundraising is encouraged, and there is a $25 registration fee for the 5K run. The money raised supports life-changing programs for people living with MS in our community and drives cutting-edge research. For more information or to register today go to or contact Suzie Reel at 970-263-4393 or

Painting Pages at the library

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and Glenwood Springs Library invite you to participate in their collaborative Art and Literacy project, “Painting Pages,” which will be offered at 4 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. This project will run until the end of May. Elementary school-aged children are invited to come enjoy live storytelling and create a work of art that expresses them and the story that they enjoyed. For information, call 970-945-2414.

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