Community News & Notes
The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center will host a free “Labor Market Information” workshop, presented by Dee Funkhouser from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment on Nov. 4. The workshop will focus on the Colorado Labor Market Information Gateway, a web-based research tool found at http://Imigatway.coworkforce.com/Imigateway and is meant to help businesses with planning and staff concerns, plus provide information about human resources. It can also help job seekers, employers, researchers and analysts with a wide variety of regional labor market, economic and demographic information.General sessions for the free workshop are from 8:30-10 a.m., or 10:30 a.m. to noon.Individual 30 minute appointments can be scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 2-5 p.m. Location: CMC Glenwood Center, Computer Lab #2, 1st floor, 1401 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs.
LUNAFEST is a film festival featuring award-winning short films by, for, and about women. The 2010 LUNAFEST will be held on Friday, Nov. 5, at Colorado Mountain College, West Garfield Campus in Rifle and Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. Both showings begin at 7 p.m.Student tickets are $10 in advance and $15 tickets at the door with a student ID. All other tickets are $15 in advance and $20 tickets at the door. Tickets can be purchased through the Advocate Safehouse Project (970) 945-2632, ext. 104, or at the door.
Dennise York has been an artist all her life. She started entertaining herself with drawing and painting as a child. In high school she received an art scholarship and attended the University of Utah where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.From 1-2:30 p.m., Nov. 5, holiday card stencil: Design and personalize your own holiday stencil and make your first card for the season.$15 for the class, supplies included. Please dress appropriately.
Come join a community Contra Dance on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8:-10:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Elementary School. Listen and dance to lively, Old Time Music performed by the Last Minute String Band. This month’s caller is John Unger. He’ll teach square, contra, and line dances, as well as the polka and waltzes. It’s fun, non-alcoholic, aerobic and no partner is necessary.Beginners should arrive by 7:30 p.m. for a 30-minute dance walk-through. The school is located at 915 School Street in Glenwood Springs, two blocks west of the Post Office. Admission is $8. Contact: Don Paine, (970) 945-0350.
Parenting Through Divorce Class will be offered on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Carbondale. The class is designed to equip parents with the skills to raise healthy, well-adjusted children despite the challenges of divorce. It is required to finalize divorces with children in Colorado. To register, call Tammy Perry at 963-1010.
Locals are invited to thank the most noteworthy fellow citizen of 2010 through the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Citizen of the Year Award. Nominations for the Citizen of the Year Award for 2010 are now being accepted. The award is intended to honor an individual who makes a substantial contribution to Glenwood Springs. As a result of the nominee’s efforts, the community receives notable benefits and becomes a better place to live and work. All nominees should be involved in active civic participation in the areas of health or human services, education, recreation, arts or cultural improvements, economic development, or community based organizations that contribute to the quality of life in the community. Nominations may be submitted by anyone in the community and are encouraged from all clubs and organizations. Nominees will be judged in all categories on the basis of community involvement and leadership. The winning citizen of 2010 will be announced at the chamber’s Annual Ball and Auction scheduled for Jan. 29, 2011. Previous active community members who have been named citizen of the year include: John Haines, William Slattery, Steve and Jeanne Beckley, Jim and Mary Nelson, Bob Young, Mary Steinbrecher, Bob Zanella, Don Vanderhoof, Tillie Fischer, Hank Bosco, John Martin, Emmy Neil, Gen Doak, and Dr. Carter and Mrs. Louise Jackson. Last year’s recipients were Bob and Mary Noone. Nomination forms are posted on the chamber website at glenwoodchamber.com/citizen-of-the-year-award and must be submitted by Dec. 1, 2010. For more information, call the chamber at (970) 945-6589.
For the second year, the Fireplace Company will be a drop point for the 9 Cares Colorado Shares food drive on Saturday, Nov. 13, the largest food drive in the state of Colorado. The Fireplace Company is the only 9 Cares drop point in the region, and all donations will be distributed locally in the Roaring Fork Valley and along the I-70 corridor by Lift Up. This will be the 2nd annual Fireplace Company 9 Cares Colorado Shares Food Drive, and the 27th annual 9 Cares statewide food drive. Last winter, the 9 Cares Food Drive netted more than 440 tons of food statewide from 16 locations. “We’re excited to once again bring such a helpful event to the valley,” says Patricia Blick, owner of the Fireplace Company. “I’m sure there are plenty of us out there who want to help during these hard times, here is an opportunity to do so. I’m asking everyone in the community to bring as much food as they can. It will go straight to the local families who need it.”Additionally, anyone making their own holidays special by contributing to others will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from The Fireplace Company. All food donations can be left at the convenient Drive-by Drop-off with the Happy Holiday Fireplace Company team of Staff and Volunteers who will take non-perishable food and hand out $10 Gift Certificates any time between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Fireplace Company is on 935 Cowen Drive in Carbondale. Cash donations and checks made out to Lift Up are also welcomed.The Fireplace Company is open Monday through Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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