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A recent follow-up survey of individuals who had participated in the Job Search Survival Workshop revealed that 47 percent of respondents had subsequently found employment. A drawing was held of survey respondents for an Apple IPOD and the lucky winner was Teresa Dux (pictured above). The free, drop-in workshops for job seekers will continue to be offered throughout the summer providing individualized assistance with resumes, career exploration, interview skills and internet access. Preparation and assessment for the CareerReady Colorado Certificate is also available. Interested individuals are invited to drop in anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Mondays at the CMC West Garfield Campus in Rifle, or between noon and 7 pm on Tuesdays at the CMC Glenwood Center (behind City Market).The Job Search Survival Workshop is a partnership between Colorado Mountain College, the Colorado Workforce and the Garfield Department of Human Services and is funded by a grant through the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

The Walk MS and 5K Run take place Saturday, May 15, at the No Name rest area. Run starts at 8 a.m., walk starts at 9:30 a.m., pancake breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. Entertainment provided by Defiance Stringband, Cookie the Clown, Glenwood Springs High School cheerleaders, Glenwood Percussion Ensemble and more. Register at For information, call (888) 925-5265.

The Glenwood Springs Community Center will be hosting American Red Cross CPR courses on May 20 from 4-8 p.m. and American Red Cross First Aid courses May 13 and 27 from 4-8 p.m. Each course costs $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Please call 384-6300 to register or for more details.

A new chapter of HEARTBEAT – Support for Survivors After Suicide – is now available to valley residents. Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one through suicide is welcome. The group does not provide or replace therapy; it is a safe place where mutual support can be found from others who share this unique pain. HEARTBEAT meets the second Tuesday of each month, including tonight, at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. Use the Bethel Chapel entrance of the church, located at 824 Cooper Ave. For more information, contact Pam Szedelyi at (970) 945-1398 or e-mail at

Osage Gardens Summer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is now open for registration. The summer program is 19 weeks long and includes a box of fresh, organic, locally grown vegetables each week. There are pickup locations in New Castle, Glenwood, Carbondale and Eagle. For more information, please call us at 876-0668 or visit us at

Join Dr. Deborah Brown from noon to 1 p.m. May 13 as she discusses cosmetic services offered at Grand River, including laser treatments for hair removal, skin tightening and skin rejuvenation. She will also demonstrate the LaRoche Skin Care product line. The free presentation is in the Rifle Creek Conference Room at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, and a light lunch will be served, but you must RSVP to ensure a spot by calling 625-6200 by May 11.

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 11, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs beginning at 7 p.m. This month the demonstration will be given by Dean Bowlby on the subject of figure drawing. For those who want to learn from one of our local greats, this is the meeting to attend. Dean is very skilled and this proves to be an evening of learning from a pro. A short business meeting will follow the demonstration, and as always our meetings are open to the public. Join the fun, join the guild.

Add a little culture to your day and stop by the Center for the Arts through the month of May to view the Glenwood Springs All Member art show. The artwork is beautiful and there are many different mediums, tons of creativity and styles to satisfy every viewer. Artists, remember that check out for this show is on June 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The original play “A Briefly Complete History of Aspen,” starring Nina Gabianelli, Lee Sullivan and Michael Monroney, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15, at the historic Cardiff Schoolhouse. Tickets are $15 (cash or check only) at the door or by calling 945-6247.

Bring your myrtle spurge to Gracie Park in Oasis Creek between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, to exchange for a coupon valid for native plants at Mountain Valley Development Services Greenhouse. Stop by the park first to pick up gloves and trash bags. Myrtle spurge is a noxious weed that can cause skin irritation. Please be careful while collecting. This event is sponsored by the city of Glenwood Springs, CSU Extension, NRCS, Garfield County Weed Management and Mountain Valley Developmental Services. For more info contact Garfield County Extension.

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