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Community Briefs

Bring your family to Filoha Meadows near Redstone and explore beaver ponds, learn about the local bat population, and go on a scavenger hunt to discover the uniqueness of this special place. There are two trips, from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Also learn about the other larger hooved animals that call Filoha home. Appropriate for families with children of all ages and their parents. Please dress appropriately; the tour will happen rain or shine. This free event is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails. Registration is required at. Call 970-927-1290 with questions.

The Gordon Cooper Branch Library is continuing the Alex Project into the fall. For teens, this is a chance to increase your college resume, connect with adults from the community, and share the power of a great read. For adults, this is an opportunity to become involved in our community through reading and mentoring. Contact the Gordon Cooper Branch Library at 963-2889 for more information or to register. Participants must sign up by Sept. 15. The Fall Alex Celebration will be held from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24.

Roaring Fork Conservancy invites all photographers to enter the 2012 Roaring Fork Watershed Photography Competition. Photos must include rivers, streams or water in the Roaring Fork Watershed, either directly or indirectly. There is an amateur category and professional photographer’s divisions. This area includes the Fryingpan, Crystal and Roaring Fork rivers, as well as their tributaries. Deadline for entries is Sept. 30. For more information and contest rules visit

There are seniors in our small communities that are suffering greatly. They suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and related memory loss. The individuals diagnosed once served lunch at a local high school, changed your oil and shared a cup of coffee with you. Now they suffer in silence, knowing their memory fails them, scared they no longer recognize the spouse they once loved. Every last Wednesday of the month there is a caregiver support group, giving one hour a month to these special caregivers an opportunity to learn new coping skills and share concerns. This group is held from 5-6 p.m. at Alpine Hospice, 1517 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs.

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