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Community Briefs

YouthZone will be offering a one-day drug/alcohol group for fifth- to eighth-graders from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 25. The course will be offered at YouthZone’s Rifle office, 136 E. 12th St. For more information or to sign up, contact YouthZone at 625-3141.

The Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting takes place from 12:55-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. The annual meeting starts at 12:55 p.m., with the business meeting and reports from government agencies. At 2:20 p.m., Dr. John Patterson, executive director of Producer Education, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, will present “How does rain, green grass and the urban consumer affect me as a cattleman?” At 5:30 p.m., we have social hour, the banquet starts at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the certified Angus beef dinner are $25 each. There will be dancing to the live band All the Pretty Horses from 8:30-11 p.m. For information or to reserve ticket, call Ginny at 970-318-0076 or email

Learn the science and skills needed for homebrewing beer at the Silt Branch Library from 1-3 p.m Saturday, Jan. 26. This Big Read event will be taught by a local award-winning homebrewer and president of the High Altitude Mashers homebrewing club. The demonstration will cover the creation of a popular beer style from start to finish sampling of a pre-made homebrew. All participants must be 21 years of age, or older. There is a limit of 30 individuals. To register, contact the Silt Branch Library at 876-5500.

If you want to get smart about money management in 2013, come see what the Bible has to say about principles of finance through the Financial Peace University. Crossroads Baptist Church, 719 Garden Lane, Rifle, is sponsoring the Financial Peace University class beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. An introduction to the course will be presented at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, and anyone interested is invited to attend. The cost for the class is $95, and further info is available at or 970-618-6556.

The Carbondale Public Arts Commission (CPAC) is seeking 12 new sculptures for its popular 10th anniversary edition of the Art aRound Town exhibition. Submissions for entry are available through the CaFE (Call for Entry) website at The deadline for entries is Feb. 28. Notification of final selections will be made on March 15. Artists must submit two views of of the piece being submitted for potential exhibition designated “Proposal Image,” along with three additional support images showing other examples of their work.

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