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Please join us for Business Women’s Network on Wednesday morning, Jan. 26, from 7:15-9 a.m., at the U.S. Bank (by Safeway), 1901 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. “What Will Keep You Exercising for Life?” will be presented by Judy Haynes and John Norton of Accelerate Human Performance.BWN is a committee of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association For more information contact Joni at 945-6589, ext. 104, or e-mail

Colorado Mountain College hosts a new series of Saturday workshops exploring the latest trends that businesses are using to generate more clients and more revenue.The first workshop in the series, “Building Your Business Social Media Strategy,” demonstrates how to use blogs, Facebook, Twitter and more for marketing, promotions and public relations. This workshop is Saturday, Jan. 29, and is taught by Roy Brandt, a trainer who has helped many individuals and businesses in the Roaring Fork Valley create and build a web presence.On Saturday, Feb. 12, Susan Linden teaches “The Secrets of Growing Your Business on a Shoestring Budget.” Linden is a marketing expert with more than 25 years of experience helping national, regional and local businesses grow. Her workshop includes tips for spending limited marketing dollars in the most effective ways.Upcoming workshops in March and April include “Growing Your Business through Networking and Partnering” and “Sales Basics.”All workshops meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CMC’s Glenwood Center (1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs). The cost of each workshop is $60, and advance registration is required.For more information regarding the workshops or registration, please call 945-7486.

To support professionals who work with children or adults who have learning disabilities, Colorado Mountain College will present a free community education workshop, Learning to Achieve, on Friday, Feb. 4, at the college’s Glenwood Center.The training, led by Colorado Mountain College faculty, is for anyone who works with, educates or wants to learn more about people who have learning disabilities. Topics will include defining learning disabilities, diagnoses and testing, legal rights, computer and software tips, social services tips, and strategies for helping students learn. Participants will receive a free toolkit of learning aides for students. The class will take place 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College’s Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave.Registration is requested by Jan. 28. Contact organizer Christine Tinner at or 925-7740, ext. 2407.

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library invites all teens age 13-18 to a Teen Book Club meeting Wednesday, Feb. 9, 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 Rifle Lions Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at Crossroads Assisted Living. For more info, please call Susan at 625-0411.Tween Book Club at Glenwood Springs Branch LibraryThe Glenwood Springs Branch Library invites all tweens age 9-12 to the Tween Book Club meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m. Here you’ll discover how every person has something to contribute, and everyone can have a unique view of the same book. Join us for fun, snacks, and a great discussion with your friends. If you have questions please call 945-5958.

Looking for some video gaming challenges and other players to share the fun? Then you should join the Teen Video Game Club at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Teens age 13-18 are invited to bring your favorite video games or game systems to the library on Saturday, Jan. 29, between 1 and 4 p.m. Play games with others who enjoy them as much as you do. The library’s Wii video games will also be available – just be ready to play. For more information call 945-5958.

YouthZone announces its Parenting Series. All sessions are 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the YouthZone Rifle Office, 136 E. 12th St. Sessions cost $10, and you can attend any or all sessions.Feb. 10: The Beauty of Teens: Encouraging and motivating great behavior Feb. 17: Substance Use and Abuse: The information that all parents need Feb. 24: “No I won’t and you can’t make me!”: Redirecting power struggles March 3: The Art of Encouragement: Keep yourself encouraged and spread it around March 10: The glass isn’t half full, Its overflowing: How stating things in the positive can change the way you parent March 17: How to set up natural and logical consequences that work

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Gordon Cooper Branch Library will be hosting an afternoon of card making on Tuesday, Feb. 8, from 4-5 p.m. All ages are welcome, but children under 5 must be accompanied by a parent. Space is limited to 25 people, so please register at the front desk to reserve your spot. For more information please call 963-2889.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Silt Branch Library will be hosting an evening of cookie decorating and card making on Thursday, Feb. 10, from 6-7:30 p.m. The library will be providing the supplies for the whole family to create cards and decorate cookies so all you need to do is show up and enjoy. You will also find displays of books, movies, and all things related to love. For more information please call 876-5500.

The Garfield County libraries are excited to announce that the Food for Fines program will return during the month of February. Bring in nonperishable food items to any of the six branch libraries and receive credit on your library card account. For each item you donate you will receive a $1 credit toward overdue fines that are currently on your account (not lost materials or fees). All items donated will be given to the local LIFT-UP. Last February there were 2,894 items collected by the libraries.This program is the perfect opportunity for you to take care of those pesky fines, while also helping out your local community. So, look in your pantry or head to the grocery store and take full advantage of this year’s Food for Fines program. If you have questions please call 625-4270 or stop by your local branch library.

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