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Survivors of domestic violence need your help. Your understanding and support can help survivors through a difficult time. Join our team of dedicated volunteers and staff at the Advocate Safehouse Project and make a difference in your community. We are currently taking applications for our next training which will begin In October 2009. As an advocate you choose your shifts and you will always have staff support while you are covering the helpline. The free training will prepare you to respond to calls received by the Advocate Safehouse Project’s 24-hour Help Line. Classes include, but are not limited to, the following topics presented by community professionals: Dynamics of domestic violence, crisis intervention, listening skills, and the legal system, Advocate Safehouse Project’s Policies and Procedures and other community resources. Bi-Lingual Spanish/English volunteers are greatly needed. Please call Karen at 945-2632 ext. 107 for more information.

Yoga classes for oncology and cardiac patients take place every Wednesday beginning Sept. 9. Taught by Yoga Therapist and Cancer Survivor, Nova Loverro Sprick, the sessions include breathwork, meditation/visualization and relaxation techniques to bring about healing and instill a sense of calm on a deep level within the body. Two classes are offered and current or former patients may drop in on Wednesdays. No pre-registration is required. Meditation/relaxation for cardiac and cancer patients is held from 10 – 11 a.m. and for Oncology Patients and Survivors is held from 11:30 – 12:45 p.m. every Wednesday in the Cardiac Rehab Classroom. For more information please contact Nova at 970-379-9648

Dance to Bobby Mason & H3 (Harding, Hills & Hawes), from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Gathering Center, located at the Church at Carbondale on Snowmass Drive.The event is a benefit for the Mountain Regional Housing Corp., which provides down payment assistance, free homebuyer education classes in English and Spanish, foreclosure prevention referrals and landlord-tenant assistance.Food will be catered by El Pollo Rico. Tickets are $40, including dinner and dance, by calling 704-9801, or at the door for $45. For more information, contact Janet Rippy via e-mail:

Heartbeat, a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide, meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs.Use the Bethel Chapel entrance on 824 Cooper Street. Call Pam Szdelyi with any questions at 945-1398, or email at

The Silt Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting coats for both children and adults for the Silt Chamber Coat Drive. Donations can be dropped off at either Canyon Cleaners (2100 So. Horseshoe Trail in the Silt Business Center), at Cheryl & Co., 120 W. Fifth Street in Rifle; or at First National Bank Mortgage, 450 West. Avenue, #102, in Rifle. For questions, please call Cheryl Chandler at 379-5820 or Cat Martin at 618-9012.

The West Garfield County Landfill will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The landfill will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 8 with its normal operating hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A Monday night women’s bowling league is forming at El Jebowl. Four-person teams or individuals needed.Start date is Sept. 21 at 6:15 p.m. Contact league secretary, Terry, at 945-8485 by Sept. 18.

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