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The Main Street Gallery and The Framer, 817 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs, is hosting an artist reception Friday evening from 5-8 p.m. for Linda Loeschen, whose paintings of Western scenes and bears have gained currency in the valley in recent years. The show is titled “Cowboys and Horses and Bears, Oh My!” and it features new work by Loeschen that includes all three – cowboys, horses and bears. Loeschen lives and works on a small ranch in the Emma area. Her art has gained notice over the last several years, particularly for its brilliant colors and subject matter. For more information on the reception, show and artist, go to

The Basalt Regional Library is participating in Colorado River Month by screening “Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk,” on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Basalt Regional Library. This film is a documentary about a 15-day river-rafting trip on the Colorado River aimed at highlighting water conservation issues. Free and open to the public. For more information visit, or call 927-4311.

Literacy Outreach is looking for volunteers to tutor people who are eager to improve their reading, writing and math or English-speaking skills. Volunteers need at least two hours of time a week to work 1-on-1 with an adult, the ability to read and speak English, and a desire to help someone who wants to learn. Tutors do not need to speak Spanish.Volunteer information sessions will be held in Carbondale at the Gordon Cooper Library on Oct. 6 from 6-7 p.m. These informal and brief presentations will provide details about Literacy Outreach’s volunteer tutoring program. Please call Literacy Outreach at (970) 945-5282 for more information.

Suicide Prevention Education Awareness classes are being presented for anyone in the community who may know someone who is suicidal, is depressed, has attempted suicide, has already lost someone by suicide or is personally suffering. Loved ones don’t want to die, they want to be released of the pain and have hope restored. The next class will be held at the New Castle Library on Oct. 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. These classes are free, donations appreciated to further the cause. Call Donnalyne LaGiglia chair/suicide prevention education for information at (970) 948-6108.

Sopris Mothers of Preschoolers will meet this Thursday, Oct. 7. They will have speakers on hand from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department to discuss common safety items for preschool age children. Meeting will be at the First United Methodist Church on Ninth and Cooper. Meeting goes from 9-11:30 a.m. Breakfast, a craft and child care are provided. All mothers with children up to age 5 are welcome. Please call Amy at 309-9951 with questions.

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