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Community News & Notes

The Western Slope Concert Series will present the Irish music and dance show “Celtic Fire” Sunday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at Glenwood Springs High School. Get ready for a magical show with hot Celtic music and amazing Irish step dancing. With their first CD submitted for a Grammy, and their PBS-filmed DVD headed for an Emmy nomination, FEAST has had a very successful and exciting year. The group’s members are all classically trained virtuosos, and all have performed internationally. FEAST’s fierce, fiery sound and passionate delivery has won fans on two continents. Add two champion Irish dancers to the mix and these shows will sell out, so get your tickets early. Tickets are available online at, and Glenwood Music. Advanced ticket prices are $19 for adults ($23 at the door) and $9 for kids 12 and under. Listen to FEAST at

Dr. Joel White is coming to the Western Slope to present his important insights and cutting-edge information on what God is doing through the church in Europe, at 7 p.m. Friday night, Jan. 7, at St. John’s Guild Hall, Main Street, New Castle. For more information, call Allison or Randy Jorgensen, 984-0333.

Guided tours of the Historic Redstone Castle continue this winter: Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pm. Tickets are available at Tiffany of Redstone and Redstone General Store. $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/children, free for kids under 5 years. More info on group tours: 963-9656 or

The Artist’s Mercantile & Gallery will host an artist’s reception for Kyle Samuelson from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at 720 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs.This landscape artist developed his delicate and unique artistic style as a way to display his love of his native Colorado’s beauty. Kyle’s works are realistic expressions of the scenery and wildlife that has captured his heart and imagination.His show runs Jan. 8 through Feb. 5. For more information, contact the Artist’s Mercantile & Gallery at 947-0947.

All six branches of the Garfield County Public Library District will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 1, in celebration of the New Year. Normal library hours will resume at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, at the Glenwood Springs and Rifle Branch Libraries. All six libraries will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 3. Thank you for your understanding and continued patronage.

A health and wellness coach and will be conducting a 12-week Weight Loss Challenge beginning in January. This Weight Loss Challenge is similar to the Biggest Loser TV show. Participants will weigh in weekly while receiving health and wellness tips, encouragement and support. There will be a cash prize at the end for the participant who has lost the most weight. The challenge will take place at 6:30 p.m. on 12 consecutive Monday nights starting Jan. 3 in the Cooper Corner Room at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper, Glenwood Springs. To register call 510-5110.

Legacy Lodge, a family ministry, presents “Broom in the New Year” Family Fun Day. Join us for broom hockey games (no skates), fire pit, S’mores, music and family fun. Spend time together in community with others and children of all ages on Saturday, Jan. 1, 3-6 p.m. at the Rodeo grounds ice rink in Carbondale (on the back road to Catherine Store) B.Y.O.B. (Bring your own Broom!) $5 per person or $10 per family at the door. For detailed information, please go to the BROOM page at or call Daren Rickard at 456-2699.

Winter Season Dream Groups will be facilitated by Kym Allison, MA, counselor and art psychotherapist, using a Jungian psychodynamic approach.During the long nights we are asked to become contemplative through the wisdom of our dreams. Each week we will draw/paint our dreams in an environment created to enhance the dreaming experience. We will then share and discuss. Group discussion is designed to develop self-discovery as members become comfortable with the language of their unconscious. (Not remembering your dreams? Bring in memorable dreams from the past. Also, we will share tips that facilitate dreaming and remembering.) Groups will be small to create a supportive and nurturing space for personal growth. Two group times available: Mondays 6-8 p.m. Jan. 10 through March 14; and Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan 12 through March 16 Location: Downtown Glenwood Springs. Cost: $25 per session. Phone 945-9299 for more information and to reserve a place.

Please join the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Pinnacol Assurance and the Colorado State Troopers at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 8-9 a.m. for a seminar titled “Brace Yourself for Winter Driving.” Attendees will learn how to prepare their vehicles for winter driving, appropriate following distances, driving on ice and snow, what to do in an emergency, chain laws and much more. Preregistration is required at by Friday, Jan. 7. For more information, contact Joni at 945-6589, ext. 104. This seminar is free for members of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and counts towards annual Pinnacol Workers’ Comp seminar requirements.

This is the most in-depth parenting program available. It teaches activities to foster positive parenting skills and nurturing time with your children. Parents and children attend at the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers at the Bridges Center on Wednesday nights from 5:15-8:15 p.m. Starts Jan. 19 and runs 15 weeks. Fee is $125 per couple, $75 per individual. Dinner and child care are included. Scholarships are available. Call Katie at 384-5689 for more information.

On the Sly plays a New Year’s Day show at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale at 8:30 p.m. The band/troupe from Ghana and Buffalo is bringing in six talented musicians and five dancers from the Saakumu Dance Troupe. They will play guitars, a West African xylophone, a full drum kit, hand-crafted instruments from Ghana, a Gyil, Djembes, Kpanlogo Drums, Talking Drums and much more.

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