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Community Briefs

The St. Stephen’s Builders Club is serving a pancake breakfast from 7-8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the basement of St. Stephen’s Church in Glenwood Springs. Price is $5 for pancakes, sausage and orange juice.

Beginning in September, The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers will be offering the Nurturing Parenting Program for families with children in Glenwood Springs.This program is designed to increase communication, cooperation, closeness and respect. Parents and children learn to handle feelings, communicate needs, understand each other better, take charge of their own behavior, feel good about themselves and have fun together. Practical, effective techniques are taught for handling challenging behavior and conflicts. This family-centered program is evidenced based and proven to be effective in building healthy and caring families. Each class includes dinner, classroom time for children and parents separately and a nurturing activity enjoyed as a group. Child care is available for free for those under age 3. The cost for the entire 15-week session is only $150 per couple or $100 per single parent and includes a Nurturing Parent manual. Scholarships are available for those within RFSD. Each series will be offered in English AND in Spanish.The program will be held from 5:15 – 8:15 p.m. Tuesday evenings starting Sept.18 at Sopris Elementary School. Janet Earley and Maggie Cruz-Herrara will be the instructors. Call Katie Marshall at 384-5689 or email

Get your tickets to Colorado Animal Rescues “Wine Cellar” drawing for $25 each. Enter for the chance to win a unique, one-of-a-kind wine cellar.There are three chances to win great prizes,. Winners will be announced on Sept. 22 at CARE’s Dressed to the K9’s event at The Orchard.You do not have to be present to win.

The September theme of harvest at the Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities reveals itself in inspiring ways at its annual membership meeting, a fall equinox celebration and a Pecha Kucha kick off, all on Sept. 20 in the Calaway Room at the Third Street Center.At 5:30 p.m. CCAH Treasurer Dan Miller will give a brief financial update and CCAH Director Amy Kimberly will talk about upcoming goals and programs. There will also be a vote for two new board members.A potluck follows at 7 p.m. along with Pecha Kucha, a series of fun, lively, fast-paced presentations that explore the ideas of great minds in exactly 20 slides that are shown for 20 seconds each. It is about fueling your creativity, and promoting ideas.For more information, connect to:,, or 970-963-1680.

Wellness in the Rockies, a wellness weekend full of playshops featuring Nia, Art and Qi Gong, takes place Sept. 21-23 at Avalanche Ranch, 12863 Highway 133, Redstone.In attendance will be Johan Kritzinger and Loela Barry, South African artists who now reside in Texas, Nia Black Belt instructor JoAnn Scott and Qi Gong Instructor Jeanette Gibler.Daily rates available.Go to for more info.

The Aspen Hope Center received a $10,000 grant award from the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention to support its Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention trainings. For the second year during September’s Suicide Prevention month, the Hope Center will offer two trainings each Tuesday from Aspen to Rifle. Training is offered at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays: Sept. 18 at the Carbondale Fire Department and at the New Castle Library; and Sept. 25 at 108 Eighth St. in Glenwood Springs. To RSVP, call 544-1298.

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