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Garfield County Libraries invites all to an old-fashioned gathering at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Third Street Center in the Jim Calaway Room to celebrate the spirit of sharing during the “hard times” of the Great Depression, as depicted in the great American classic, “The Grapes of Wrath.” For this Big Read event, we’ll have soup for all from the organic garden and kitchen of CRMS and bread fresh out of the Community Oven. The Jamboree features students from the RFHS choral class; guitar students from GSHS; the singing senior Zingers; The Slide Whistle Band; the Library’s Pied Piper, Sue Schnitzer; students from the RFHS Grapes of Wrath Book Club; Jack Green as Casey, the preacher from the Grapes of Wrath; and local square dancers do-si-doing. This free program is sponsored by the Gordon Cooper Branch Library, CCAH, The Carbondale Community Bread Oven, and CRMS. We welcome you to get in the spirit of “The Grapes of Wrath,” wear your overalls, and join the whole town for a hoedown to celebrate The Big Read 2013.

The Aspen Dance Connection will present a Bao Bao African Drum & Dance performance Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Roaring Fork High School. The show will feature 12 dancers and drummers from Ghana, a story teller, 20 drums including the Talking Drum. Food and African wares starts at 6:30 p.m., show is at 7 p.m. with dancing by all at the end. Tickets are on sale at Dos Gringos, Carbondale and Dancing Bear Trading Post, Glenwood Springs. Adults are $15/$18 at the door and students are $5/$7 at the door. Children 5 and under are free. Part of the proceeds will support projects in Zimbabwe and Ghana. For more information or to volunteer or house dancers please contact 927-0641.

Garfield County Libraries presents award-winning author Teague Bohlen for The Big Read. Bohlen is an esteemed author whose 2006 Great Depression novel, “The Pull of the Earth,” won the Colorado Book Award for fiction. Attend Bohlen’s writing workshop to learn how to transform your family stories into fiction. All ages and levels are invited to attend the writing workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the New Castle Branch Library and at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Silt Branch Library. These programs are free and open to the public.

Coordinators of the Mothers Day Mile are looking a volunteer basket coordinator to help with the yearly offering of gift baskets to support domestic and sexual violence programs at the Advocate Safehouse Project. Anyone with a passion for creating beautiful works of basket art who would like to coordinate the auction while working with the Mothers Day Mile team can contact Carol at 970-618-8031 or

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