Community News & Notes
Bring your favorite Valentine to a special tea for parents and children at the New Castle Branch Library on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP as space is limited. Call 984-2346 for more information or to reserve your seats.
All women are invited to enjoy an evening of connecting with women and indulging in chocolate at the Rifle Women’s Connection Chocolate Extravaganza. The program includes fun, music and an inspirational speaker. Anastasia Remmes will speak on “From Isolation to Intimacy.” Join us on Feb. 11 from 7-8 p.m. p.m. at the Garfield County Fairgrounds Event Hall, 1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle. Tickets are only $8, and complimentary child care is available. For reservations call Linda at (970) 618-1699 or e-mail email@example.com. The evening is sponsored by RF and Son Recovery, (970) 260-0455.
Valley View Hospital’s emergency services staff are standing tall, having recently been recognized for “An Outstanding Emergency Service Experience” by J.D. Power and Associates – for the second time.This award spotlights a dedicated and cohesive effort to bring expert emergency care to our area, 24/7. J.D. Power and Associates presents its trophy on the basis of feedback from our patients. This assures us that those we serve in their most difficult hours are pleased with their care.Please join us for the official award presentation and celebration Thursday, Feb. 11, at noon on the VVH second floor lobby.If you have any questions call the Community Relations Office at Valley View Hospital at (970) 384-6651.
Let’s Talk, a networking group with a philanthropic twist, will be holding its next meeting on Friday, Feb. 12, in the basement of the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. Mingling begins at 7:45 a.m., the meeting starts at 8 a.m., and it will be done at 9 a.m. For more information please call Rick Padrnos at 987-5245.
Mountain Family Health Center will be having a Free Health Screening to check cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, BMI, and blood sugar levels at the Roaring Fork Family Resource Center in Carbondale on Friday, Feb. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We are located at Bridges Center in Carbondale on the corner of Sopris Avenue and Third Street. To set up your 15-minute appointment, please call the Roaring Fork Family Resource Center in Carbondale at 384-5746 or 384-5796.
Classical music in a beautiful setting. The Roaring Fork Chamber Players will present a concert Friday evening, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the Gathering Center in Carbondale (110 Snowmass Drive). The program will include works by Bach, Mozart and Copland. A diverse group of performers, including oboe, string quintet, harpsichord, solo singers, mixed chorus, and piano duet will bring this music to life. Presented by Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities, 963-1680.
Make your own designer card for Grandma, Grandpa, Mom, Dad or that special someone. Come and have fun Saturday, Feb. 13, at the OZ art studio in New Castle. Small material fee is $6.One-hour sessions will be offered for different age groups. Five- to 6-year-olds will be scheduled from 10-11 a.m.; 7- to 9-year-olds from 11 a.m. to noon; and 10- to 12-year-olds from noon to 1 p.m. Preschool, teenage and adult sessions available upon request. Phone Tina at 984-3283 to register.
The Garfield County Little Britches Rodeo Club is hosting a prime rib dinner fundraiser this Saturday, Feb. 13. The event will be held at the Garfield County Fair Grounds in Rifle, in the dinning hall at the indoor arena. Prime rib dinners will cost $15 per plate, and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.The event is open to the public, and all are welcome. For more information contact Tim at 948-1826
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