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The Glenwood Springs Branch Library invites all teens age 13-18 to a Teen Book Club meeting Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 3:30 p.m. Join us for fun, snacks, and a great discussion with your friends. If you have questions please call 945-5958.

The New Lunch Bunch at the Glenwood Springs Community Center allows parents to take some time for yourself while your children ages 3-6 years old mix fun and learning between the gym and our preschool room from noon to 2 p.m. on Jan. 13. Pre-registration is required at 384-6300.

Join staff from Roaring Fork Conservancy and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails on Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at James H. Smith Northstar Open Space, as we explore these amazing riparian wetlands on snowshoes. Bring your own snowshoes or use a pair provided by the Roaring Fork Club. James H. Smith Northstar Open Space protects critical river and wetlands habitat and a migration corridor for deer and elk as they move across the valley. This free event is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails. Registration is required at More info, call (970) 927-1290. Roaring Fork Conservancy is the watershed conservation organization in the Roaring Fork Valley that brings people together to protect our rivers. Celebrating over ten years of watershed conservation, Roaring Fork Conservancy focuses on keeping water in our rivers, keeping our rivers healthy, and keeping our riparian habitat intact. For more information call 927-1290 or visit

Frank Shaw, from Rifle recycling, will talk about what things can be recycled and how it’s done from noon to 1 p.m., Jan. 13 in the Rifle Creek Conference Room at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center in Rifle. This presentation is free to attend, and a light lunch will be served, but you must RSVP to reserve a spot by calling 625-6200. Health & Happiness is a monthly educational series sponsored by Grand River Hospital District focused on improving health and well-being.

The Blue Bird Caf is showing photographic works of local photographer Scot Gerdes. The show titled “A World Apart” combines work from western Colorado and Japan. The show runs from Jan. 4 – Feb. 1., with a artist reception on Jan. 14 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

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.

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