Community News & Notes
Join Colorado Animal Rescue for two Fabulous Feline Adoptathons this weekend. Saturday, Aug. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. we will be at Petco in Glenwood Springs, and Sunday, Aug. 22, from noon to 4 p.m. we will be at RJ Paddywacks in El Jebel. Don’t miss out on finding your new feline friend: Cats and kittens are available. View all our adoptables at http://www.coloradoanimalrescue.org or call 947-9173 for info.
Children’s Mini College is hosting an open house Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 4-6 p.m. Mini College is a part-day preschool for children ages 3-6. We are located in Glenwood Springs at Colorado Mountain College: 1402 Blake Ave. Come and meet the teachers, tour our beautiful school and join us for refreshments. If you have any questions call Joan Chovanec at 945-2446.
Join us on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valley View Hospital, 1906 Blake Ave., for a free Safety and Health Fair for kids ages newborn to teen. More than 25 booths will be available, car seat safety checks, bike helmet safety, bike rodeo, fire prevention, jungle mobile, little people’s hospital, sun safety, face painting and much more. $5 hamburger or hot dog with chips and drink available by the Glenwood Springs Kiwanis.
A number of area youngsters from 11-15 years old have a chance to go bird hunting for free in September, courtesy of the Colorado Division of Wildlife Hunter Outreach Program and the Division of Wildlife Glenwood Springs office.The agencies are offering to take 25 young hunters on a no-cost upland bird hunt, for pheasant and chukar, at Basalt State Wildlife Area on Sept. 11. Interested youths must have a hunter education card and be between the ages of 11 and 15 on the day of the hunt.Shotguns will be provided, or the young hunters can bring their own. Hunters wishing to use their own shotgun must have the gun inspected by a Division of Wildlife officer before the hunt. Those interested in signing up should call the Colorado Division of Wildlife office in Glenwood Springs, (970) 947-2920. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis until the hunt fills.
Out of the Woods Art Studio will be holding Fall Art class in OZ Gallery and Studio at 331 Main St., New Castle, in drawing and mixed media for children, and watercolor, acrylics and mixed media for adults. For a class schedule visit Out of the Woods Art Studio online (http://www.outofthewoodsartstudio) or call Jennifer at (530) 736-5965. Open registration will be held at OZ each Tuesday in August from 3-6 p.m.
An educational seminar, “Social Security: More than Meets the Eye,” will be held Aug. 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Marriot Courtyard, 125 Wulfsohn Road in Glenwood Springs. Learn key facts about the Social Security program, including: how benefits are calculated; full retirement age and choosing the right time to file; receiving benefits while working; provisional income and tax implications; and options for spouses and ex-spouses. RSVP by Aug. 20 to Amy Fetterhoff, (970) 928-0585.
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