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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

All first- through fifth-graders are invited to sled and learn about scouting this Saturday, Dec. 22, from 1-3 p.m. at Sayre Park.

Meet at the volleyball court shelter next to the playground by Blake Avenue. Helmets are mandatory. Free hot chocolate and treats provided.

Got a new tech toy for Christmas and not quite sure what to do with it? Starting on Dec. 26, book a librarian or tech specialist to assist one-on-one with setting up and utilizing new devices. Appointments will be held at the Rifle Branch Library on Dec. 27 and 29 and Jan. 3 in half-hour sessions during the library’s regular business hours. Stop by the front desk of the library to sign up. Slots are limited.

Call 625-3471 for more information.

Start the new year off with a plan with Financial Peace University (FPU). Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to heal relationships, get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more. A preview session will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Mountain View Church. Nine weekly classes begin Sunday, Jan. 13. Contact or (970)379-1496 for more information. Materials cost $89.

Dance Initiative has awarded a grant of $1,000 to Jenna Bradford of Carbondale so she may continue her development as an instructor of Blues Dance.

Peter Gilbert, the founder of Dance Initiative, noted that the purpose of the grant is to provide financial support to experienced dancers, choreographers and teachers of dance to further their education and professional development. The $1,000 award is granted twice a year, in June and December.

Jenna plans to travel to Europe in the spring of 2013 to work in four different Blues Festivals in Madrid, Glasgow, Zurich and London. She will work closely with the organizers of the festivals learning not only more technique and teaching style but how to conduct events.

Jenna plans to share her experience with the Roaring Fork Valley community upon her return buy conducting a five-week Blues Dance series, focusing on frame, connection, musicality and simple creative movement. In addition, she will host a monthly Blues social dance where she will offer free instruction to beginners prior to each dance.

Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts are offering seedling trees to landowners who own more than 1 acre of land at a minimal cost.

There are more than 50 species of trees and shrubs to choose from for any growing conditions. These seedlings are grown in Colorado through the Colorado State Forest Service. Orders are taken throughout the winter with delivery the last week of April.

For more information or to receive an order form call the district office at 945-5494, ext. 105.

Jennifer Bouchet, MSW, a certified grief recovery specialist, is now offering the Grief Recovery Method Outreach Program for individuals and groups in the Roaring Fork Valley. The program provides action choices that help people move beyond the pain caused by loss.

From 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, a Grief Recovery Method group begins. It will meet at the Carbondale Community United Methodist Church, 385 S. Second St., and run for 11 consecutive Tuesday evenings, with the final meeting on March 19.

For information or to reserve a spot in the coming group, please call Jennifer at 970-456-7026.

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