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Literacy Outreach needs your help teaching basic literacy skills to adults including basic reading, writing and math to native English speakers and oral English skills to non-native speakers. Volunteers do not need to speak a foreign language or have prior teaching experience, just a desire to help, the ability to read and speak English and three hours of time per week to work with an adult. Literacy Outreach will provide interested volunteers with more information regarding the requirements and rewards at two volunteer informational sessions on Aug. 16, one at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 12:30 p.m., the other at the New Castle Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. Literacy Outreach is a local nonprofit teaching essential literacy skills to adults one word at a time. Call 970-945-5282 for more information.

Join KDNK from 4-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, on the Fourth Street Plaza in Carbondale for Blues & BBQ, the station’s kickoff for its fall membership drive. Enjoy live performances from Couch, Swamp Cabbage and the Johnny O Band, including a tribute to the late Howard Berkman.Barbecue from Smoke Modern BBQ and libations from Aspen Brewing Company will Bring your current KDNK Community Card for free admission or become a new or renewing member on the spot.

CCAH is actively seeking three board members who have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy or the nonprofit sector. Board meetings are held monthly with a focus on arts education, community planning, overall discussions on arts economy and outreach. Prospective candidates will serve as trusted advisors to the executive staff and will approve the annual budget. If service on CCAH’s board of directors interest you, contact Amy Kimberly, executive director CCAH, at 970-963-1680 or mountainfair@sopris.net. Also visit http://www.carbondalearts.com.


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