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Community Briefs

Garage sale

The Carbondale Community United Methodist Church will have a garage sale beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at the church, 385 S. Second St. There will be some antiques, furniture, kids stuff, clothing, etc. No sales before 9 a.m. This is a fundraiser benefitting the church’s missions.

Teen volunteer orientations

Want to spend your summer being a superhero? Anyone age 12-18 is invited to help the Garfield County Libraries with its Summer Reading Program. Come to this orientation to find out how your talents can help with another successful year. Orientations will be held at the Silt Branch Library at noon Friday, May 15; the Parachute Branch Library at 2 p.m. Monday, May 18; the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20; the Rifle Branch Library at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20; the New Castle Branch Library at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 22; and the Carbondale Branch Library at 4 p.m. Friday, May 22. To learn more about volunteering, visit

CRMS plant sale

The Colorado Rocky Mountain School Organic Garden Learning Center will hold its yearly plant sale from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, and from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at the school greenhouse, 500 Holden Way in Carbondale. CRMS students have been busy since January taking cuttings and starting seeds. This year’s organically grown selection is extensive, and all varieties have been selected for their suitability to the climate of the Roaring Fork Valley. Prices are reasonable and many varieties sell out, so it’s wise to arrive early. A complete plant list has been posted on the school’s website

Victorian Tea Party

The Rifle Creek Museum is hosting a Victorian Tea Party on Saturday, May 23, with seatings at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy an old fashioned Victorian Parlor Party with common tea time delectable treats being served. Learn the history of the Stereoscope and photographic viewing cards. Dress attire suggested; feel free to wear hats and gloves. Cost is $15 per person (including a museum tour). Call (970) 625-3391 to reserve a seating.

Memorial Day library closure

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal library hours will resume at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more at, during the closure.

St. Mary’s Blood Drive

The St. Mary’s Bloodmobile will be at the Carbondale Branch Library from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 28, for a special 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. Walk ins are welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, contact the library at 970-963-2889.

Hunter Education Internet completion course

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be offering a Hunter Education Internet completion course from 9 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. May 30 at the Rifle Colorado Mountain College campus. This class is a mandatory completion course for students who have completed the online portion of the class, which is available on the CPW website. Registrations will be taken by the CMC staff at 970-625-1871.

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.

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