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Hospice of the Valley is offering two Newly Bereaved Support Group meetings open to anyone in your community who has recently lost a loved one. The purpose of these groups is to create a safe environment for participants to understand the nature of their grief and receive support and information to minimize distress. One group will meet Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m., March 23 through April 6, at the Resource Connection, 321 East St. in Rifle. Another will meet on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m., March 25 through April 8, at the Hospice of the Valley office, 234 Cody Lane, Basalt. Participants must register and plan to attend all three sessions. For more information and registration call Rebecca Brackett, bereavement coordinator, at (970) 927-6650.

Colorado Mountain College in Rifle presents a ranch tour, a chance to hear ranching stories and enjoy a barbecue.As part of the college’s Encore! program, participants will learn about, maybe even witness, the miracle of birth during calving season.On Saturday, April 10, from 1-6:30 p.m., you can visit two ranches in western Garfield County and learn about ranch life from the ranchers themselves. They’ll tell all about the hard work and dedication that goes into bringing food to your table. Then enjoy a ranch barbecue with all the fixings at the end of the day.Come alone for $20 or bring the family for $50 (two adults and two children; each additional child is $8). Please register before March 26 for this event at the Rifle campus, 3695 Airport Road. Those who have taken a Colorado Mountain College class within the past 10 months may register by phone, 625-1871. Payment is required at the time of registration.

It’s gardening time in Glenwood Springs. If your family would like to have a family garden plot in the Glenwood Springs Community Gardens the applications are available on line. Go to, then click on City Parks Information. Next click on Community Gardens. The form to fill out is the community garden permit. A form for ordering Olla’s, a water saving method for your gardens, and other flyers for gardening lectures sponsored by the Community Gardens and the Glenwood Springs Garden Club are available online as well.Lectures are all free and open to the public. More information call Sharill 945-4004.

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