Community briefs for Dec. 8 |

Community briefs for Dec. 8

SAWliday open house art show

The annual SAWliday open house art show and sale takes place from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at 525 Buggy Circle in Carbondale. Artists, makers and creative professionals will be showing off their latest creations, and hosting a fun and hands-on surprise for visitors (stay tuned for details). Find prints, glass, jewelry, photography, paintings, sculpture, pottery, and more. In honor of SAW’s 10th year, there will also be a collection of organic canned foods for a local food bank. Light refreshments will be served including new effervescent probiotic tea called Jun from local brewer Dragonfly. This event is free and open to all. For more information visit the SAW website at, find Studio for Arts and Works on Facebook, or email

Free legal clinic at Basalt Regional Library

A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 3:30-5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, at Basalt Regional Library. 14 Midland Ave. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. Walk-ins are welcome, and everyone will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

Harry Potter Yule Ball

Come dressed in your best yule attire, meet at Platform 9 ¾ (aka the library), and be ready to share your love of all things Harry Potter. There will be a ball at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the New Castle Branch Library, and another at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Parachute Branch Library. Both are free and open to the public, and there will be games, dancing, food, and drink. For more information visit

Re-training grants available

Re-training grants are available for college courses to help anyone get back into the workforce. Applications are available at the Rifle Thrift Shop, located at 102 East Ave. Questions should be directed to Kathy Snyder at 625-0507.

Weekly meet-up for vets

All veterans and their families are invited for coffee and donuts at the Glenwood Springs Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Thursday. Event is free and provides a great way for vets to connect with other vets. Hosted by the Western Slope Veterans Coalition with generous support from Alpine Bank. Visit for more information.

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