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As seen on PBS, this 10- part video series offers an overview of the Catholic faith. The series seeks to explore, through a global journey, the living culture of the Catholic Church. From the lands of the Bible, to the great shrines of Europe, to the shores and heartland of America, to the mysteries of Asia, to the rich landscapes of Latin America, to the beating heart of Africa – and beyond, come out and enjoy this visually stunning and educational series. Refreshment will be served, and all are welcome. For more information, go to http://www.wordonfire.org. The series starts Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s School, 414 Hyland Park Drive, Glenwood Springs.

Suicide prevention is a community responsibility. Help educate and take a stand with those who are experiencing depression, suicide ideation or currently in a crisis. Are you willing to present this education in your place of business to help protect those who maybe suffering? By learning about the myths and facts that surround depression and suicide ideation, as a community we can stop the most preventable kind of death. People don’t want to die by their own hand, they want to stop the pain that has completely engulfed their everyday ability to function. By bringing the topic of suicide into the open, we as a community can cleave together and make a difference for a healthy way of life for one another in Garfield County. To schedule your presentation, call Donnalyne LaGiglia, chair/suicide prevention education at 970-948-6108.Red Cross seeks volunteers The Red Cross is looking for volunteers in Glenwood Springs area. If you are interested or would like to know more call Charlotte Ralff 970-987-1362.

The death of a loved one can be an overwhelming experience for anyone. For a teen with family members overcome with their own experience of grief, it can be isolating, confusing, life-altering and devastating. This new peer-based support group will allow teens, ages 12-18, to connect with other teens who have lost a loved one to death and learn healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with grief. This free group, sponsored by Pathfinders, will meet Thursdays from 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 12 through March 1 at Coal Ridge High School. Limited to 10 teens. Registration is required. Please call Lindsay Patterson, MA with questions or to register, 970-456-8924.



Spend time in Ireland and Costa Rica earning college credit through Colorado Mountain College’s International Programs study abroad courses:International business and literature in Dublin, May 16 through June 16, 2012. Application deadline March 16. Contact Jeffrey Runyon, 719-486-4240, jrunyon@coloradomtn.edu.Spanish immersion and home stay in Alajuela, Costa Rica, June 30-July 28, 2012. Application deadline April 1. Contact Lauren DeAre, 319-5817, ldeare@coloradomtn.edu


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