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Community Briefs

Would you like to learn techniques for finding credible health information on the Internet? Join Jean Winkler from the Connie Delaney Health Library at Valley View Hospital, and Pat Conway, branch manager of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, for two presentations about health information on the Internet. The first session, “Consider the Source,” will be held on March 19 and will demonstrate how to evaluate the credibility of health information found on the Internet. On March 21, the second session, “Getting There from Here,” will include instruction on accessing reliable information through both libraries’ databases. In each session, time will be available for participants to search topics specific to individual needs. This training will equip participants with the tools needed to find and analyze the credibility of a wide range of health information on the Internet. Both sessions will be held at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library from 1-2:30 p.m. Space is limited, so reserve a computer for the training by calling the library at 945-5958.

Introduction to Buddhism, a six-week series, runs from 9-10:30 a.m. Sundays beginning March 17, at Carbondale Community School. Cost id $80 for the series, or $15 for a drop in class. All are welcome. For information, call 970-618-1032, email or go to

Jaci Spuhler will be at the New Castle Branch Library on Saturday, March 9, to teach the traditional method of creating Ukrainian Eggs for Easter. This art form is as intricate as it is beautiful. It is believed to date back to Pagan times, and has been passed through the ages between family members, and most recently from Eastern European immigrants to the United States. Jaci will be teaching two classes; the first is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the second is from 2-5 p.m. Registration is required for the classes, and a maximum of 10 participants will be in each. The classes are for adults and teens in ninth grade and up. There is a $3 fee for materials. For more information or to register call 984-2346.

James Kennedy is a seventh-grade student at Riverside Middle School in New Castle. He has been accepted into the People to People Ambassador program and will participate in a 20-day educational trip to Australia in July 2013. He is selling butter braids as a fundraiser and needs to sell 1,700 to raise enough money for his adventure.

Orders are being accepted until noon on March 11 with a delivery date of Saturday, March 16. They are available in cherry, apple, cream cheese, blueberry cream cheese, cinnamon, and caramel rolls and are $12 each.

Prepayment is required with checks made payable to JAK TRAVEL FUND and mailed to James Kennedy, PO Box 512, New Castle CO 81647, or pickup of pre-payment can be arranged. Orders will be delivered ranging from Eagle to De Beque. Call 970-984-7065 or 970-366-0137 to place your order.

The Carbondale Rotary Club is taking applications from local nonprofit organizations for its annual spring community grants.

Each year, the club awards grants to nonprofits and human service organizations that serve the local community.

Last year, the club granted more than $44,000 to 25 different education, charity, health, community, cultural and sports-related organizations.

Grant applications and other details can be found on the Carbondale Rotary website (, or contact Rotarians Lynn Kirchner at 970-379-4766, or Jim Noyes at 970-389-9997. The application deadline is March 8.

Funds for the community grants come from the Carbondale Rotary Club’s annual Happening dinner/dance and auction fundraiser. This year’s event is slated for Saturday, June 8.

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