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Community Briefs

Calling all quilters, needle crafters, scrapbookers and stampers. Sign up at the Rifle Branch Library to bring your work in progress (WIP) for a day of crafting, fellowship and food at the library. There is a limit of 20 participants, and $5 holds your spot. We provide lunch and snacks. The first session will be Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5. For more information call 625-3471.

Worried about the effect long-term illness can have on your estate, your home and your family?Join us for a free workshop at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on Oct. 4 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. featuring Elder Law Attorney Frank Danzo of Chayet & Danzo and Amy Fetterhoff, Edward Jones financial advisor and Glenwood Springs Chamber member. Refreshments will be served.RSVP to Allison, 928-0585, by Oct. 4.

Grand River Hospital and Medical Center Primary Care Clinic, 501 Airport Road, Rifle, will host a flu shot clinic Thursday, Oct. 6, and Friday, Oct. 7. Flu shots are $25 and are for current Grand River patients only. No appointment is necessary. For more information call 625-1100.

Bargains are plentiful at the used book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. The sale continues through Oct. 8. Visit the sale often and choose from more than 15,000 used hardback and paperback books, conveniently sorted by category. New items will be added throughout the week. The sale opens at 10 a.m. each day except.Book donations are gratefully accepted year-round, during the library’s regular hours of operation. The library is located at 413 Ninth St. Call 945-5958 for more information.

The Grand Valley Historical Society will be holding its fall meeting on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m. at the Historic Battlement Mesa Schoolhouse. The program will feature the gifted storyteller Mary Jane Bradbury portraying Augusta Tabor, first wife of silver baron Horace Tabor. She was a pioneering businesswoman and was often referred to as the “First Lady of Leadville.”Ms. Bradbury is an actor, speaker, educator and author with more than 20 years experience speaking to groups throughout Colorado. She is dedicated to inspiring audiences of all ages by bringing to life compelling stories from history. She was a presenter at the GVHS Summer 2010 meeting portraying Margaret “Molly” Brown and captured everyone’s attention and imagination with her portrayal. The program will start immediately at 1 p.m., and the presentation should last about an hour. Refreshments will follow the presentation. All are welcome to attend. GVHS members are admitted free, and a $3 donation is requested from nonmembers.

Join Crazy Mountain Brewing Co. beermaker Kevin Selvy at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at The Pullman in Glenwood Springs for an evening featuring five beers and ales from Crazy Mountain with five courses and an infinite and immeasurable amount of fun and revelry. Seats are $36 and will sell out quickly. Call 970-230-9234 for more information about this event, as well as a reservation

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Advocate Safehouse Project needs volunteers to support survivors of domestic violence. A free volunteer training begins Oct. 25. If you are interested in learning more, contact Whitney at 945-2632, ext. 107, or email to

Join the Scrabble Club for adults in Rifle or Glenwood Springs. If you love words, games and having fun, this club is for you. The Scrabble Club will meet from 6 – 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, and on the third Tuesday of every month at the Rifle Branch Library. Beginners and experts alike are encouraged to join. Bring Your Own Board (BYOB) if you have one. Scoring materials and dictionaries will be provided. For more information call 945-5958 or 625-3471.

The Frontier Historical Society will hold its 12th annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery in Glenwood Springs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct.14, 15 and 16, as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21, 22 and 23 and Friday, Saturday and Sunday Oct. 28, 29 and 30. This year, tours for Sunday nights will not be sold until the previous Friday and Saturday are sold out. Tours each night will lead you up the hill to the old cemetery where costumed actors portray pioneers from Glenwood Springs’ past, including Doc Holliday and Kid Curry.Tours are at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 7, 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tours are limited to 30 people each. Tours are recommended for children school age and up. Tickets are $15 for all ages. Tickets for Frontier Historical Society members are $10. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Tickets will be available at the Frontier Historical Museum on Monday, Oct. 3. Tickets may be reserved with a credit card by calling the museum at (970) 945-4448. The Ghost Walk is a fundraiser for the Frontier Historical Society and Museum. For more information, call the museum in Glenwood Springs at (970) 945-4448 or e-mail history@rof. net.

Researching slime molds through online resources and conducting a series of student-driven experiments will provide aspiring scientists with an exciting and thought-provoking research opportunity. Mark Browning teaches this class from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 11 through Nov. 15, at Sopris Elementary School for students in fifth to seventh grade.More information is available at Registration required by calling the Glenwood Springs Recreation Department at 970-384-6300.

PEO Chapter IW will be sponsoring its annual Fashion Show on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center in the Community Room. There will be wine pairings again this year, wine specially picked out for the hors d’oeuvres being offered. Nonalcoholic drinks will also be provided. Fashions from Christopher & Banks, Miller’s Dry Goods, JC Penney’s and The Children’s Place will be modeled by women, children and teens. Tickets cost $23 in advance or $25 at the door. Money raised from this event goes towards scholarships for local women. For tickets, or more information, contact, Flo (285-1023) or Jane (250-0310).

Style Downtown is presented by Chapter FY, PEO International, to provide scholarships to women in the local community. It takes place from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at TreadZ, 812 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs.There will be champagne, music and food tastings from local restaurants. Tickets cost $40 and are available at TreadZ and A La Carte. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early.For more information, call Sharon Beattie, committee chair, at 618-8966.

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