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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – For those who may not have a Thanksgiving dinner invitation, or for whatever reason expect to be at loose ends on Thursday, the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 215 offers a ready-made feast.

Staffed by an army of volunteers, the organization will be laying on free turkey and trimmings at the Eagles Club, 312 Seventh St., Glenwood Springs, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and everyone is welcome.

The event also will feature a cash bar and live music all day long, according to organizer Dan Holley, an Eagles Club member.

Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, a leading expert on the role that gender plays in child development and education, presents “Stress and Resilience -What Every Parent Should Know” from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the CRMS Barn, 1493 County Road 106 in Carbondale. Sax will discuss how boys and girls handle stress and anxiety – the gender difference; strategies for building resilience and coping mechanisms; and how to teach humility without humiliation. This event is free and open to the public, although a suggested donation of $10 is welcome at the door. Contact CRMS directly for more information at 970-963-2562 or

Garfield County Libraries is pleased to announce the selection of John Hoffman to fabricate and install bike racks and an after-hours gate at the new Carbondale Branch Library. Hoffman, a town trustee and longtime resident, won an open competition for the commission. John works out of the Roaring Forge, a collective of smiths located in Carbondale. John’s bike rack proposal, titled “Dancing Paper Clips,” and his after-hours gate proposal, titled “Story Trails,” embody the craft of blacksmithing and fit perfectly in the library setting. Garfield County Libraries is pleased to integrate blacksmithing in its new Carbondale Branch Library as the tradition of blacksmithing in Carbondale dates to Francis Whitaker’s forge and has placed Carbondale on the national map within the field.

AARP Driver Safety is offering free classroom courses for veterans and their dependents nationwide. Learn proven safety strategies to maintain your confidence behind the wheel.

Sessions are being offered in Glenwood Springs, Parachute and Battlement Mesa.

Battlement Mesa: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center.

To register in advance: 384-8747 or

The Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement Board of the 9th Judicial District – Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties – is seeking applications from agencies and organizations for grants to assist crime victims, to be awarded in 2013.

The board is committed to funding direct services to crime victims, scholarships for training related to the welfare of victims. Approximately $350,000 will be available for the 12-month grant cycle.

Application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29.

For information, contact Steve Aurand, VALE Board Administrator, 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, at or 945-8635.

Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts and Garfield County Vegetation Management are offering cost share for fall treatment on noxious weeds. A treatment plan is required and essential for success.

Call the Conservation District at 945-5494, ext. 105, for more information or to receive an application. Deadline for fall applications is Nov. 30.

The Garfield County Public Library District is seeking local artisans to submit designs for features inside the new Carbondale Branch Library. Artisans located in Garfield or neighboring counties may apply. The current competition is for the new library’s service desk cladding and service desk lighting. A feature pendant light and decorative panels to the front of the desk will be selected on a competitive basis.

Entries due Dec. 1. All competitions are hosted by the website where additional information and requirements can be found.

This is the 20th anniversary for the AO Chapter of PEO’s Annual Elegant Auction. This year’s Elegant Auction will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Hotel Colorado. Tickets can be purchased at A La Carte, 945-5027. In addition to local scholarships for area high school, the Advocate Safehouse Project and Girl Scouts will be the recipients of the proceeds. PEO Chapter AO welcomes everyone to support our community while enjoying a festive lunch and auction.

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