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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Glenwood Springs Chapter of Heartbeat – Support for Survivors After Suicide will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper St. The group is open to anyone who has ever suffered the loss of a loved one through suicide. This peer group does not provide or replace therapy; it is a safe place for mutual support. Use the Bethel Chapel entrance of the church located at 824 Cooper St.

For more information, please call Pam Szedelyi at 945-1398 or e-mail at

New Castle Family Fitness is hosting a farewell party for Dave and Jo Lee, 32-year residents of New Castle. The couple is moving to the Midwest to be near their children. Everyone is welcome to stop by and wish them farewell from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at New Castle Family Fitness, 201 Castle Valley Blvd.

Vic’s Route 6 is hosting the Marr Family Team Dinner and Benefit from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. The silent auction includes artwork, restaurant and store gift certificates, wine, and more. The benefit also features a drawing for Denver Broncos tickets. Prices are $20 for adults and $10 for children for lunch or dinner. Proceeds benefit the Marr family.

Call Bonnie Fergen at 404-7149 for more information.

Literacy Outreach is a local nonprofit teaching essential literacy skills to adults one word at a time. Make a difference in the new year by teaching someone basic literacy skills. Literacy Outreach will provide interested volunteers with information regarding the requirements and rewards at a volunteer informational session from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Volunteers do not need to speak another language.

Call 945-5282 or visit for more information.

Garfield County parents are invited to register their families for the 15-week Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) starting in January. The class enhances empathy, self-worth, empowerment and discipline as parents and children have fun and grow closer as a family. Space is limited, and the program is offered at no cost to participants.

For more information and to register, contact Joyce Christensen at 625-5282, ext. 3261, or e-mail

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