Community News & Notes
There will be a brunch on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 10-11:30 a.m. at AmericInn of Glenwood Springs (at the base of the tram).The speaker will be Gina Granville, a former fitness instructor with an amazing story. Jean McCorkle will also be creating Valentine cards to share.Brunch and program $10, first-time guests $5.For reservations call Connie at 876-0581 or e-mail Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Thompson Divide Coalition will be hosting a free showing of the film “Split Estate” on Friday and Saturday evenings, Jan. 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. at the Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Road, Carbondale.”Split Estate” is a documentary on the land use policies, mineral rights, environmental concerns, health effects and community impacts of natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the western United States. This “must see” film gives a glimpse of what could take place on the leased federal lands in Thompson Creek, Four Mile Creek and the Three Mile Creek watersheds, as well as portions of the Muddy Basin, Coal Basin and the headwaters of East Divide Creek. An update from the Thompson Divide Coalition and its 2010 campaign plans, as well as what you can do to help, will follow the film.Anger management classPathways presents a six-week course, “Anger/Stress Management: Coping” beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Pathways, located at 1217 Howard Ave. in Rifle, behind the Garfield County Fairgrounds.Call 625-5761 for more information or to sign up.
Garfield County, which is working on an update of its comprehensive land use plan, has expanded the schedule of public meeting next month to give residents an opportunity to get involved.There are now six meetings planned in early February, starting on Feb. 2 with meetings at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 6-8:30 p.m., and at the Silt Fire Station No. 1, also from 6-8:30 p.m.Two more meetings are scheduled for Feb. 3, at the Garfield County Health and Human Services building in Rifle, and the Carbondale Recreation Center, both from 6-8:30 p.m.On Feb. 4, the two final meetings of the series will be at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center and at the New Castle Community Center, again both from 6-8:30 p.m.For information on the planning process, visit the website, http://www.garfieldcomprehensiveplan2030.com or call Tamra Allen at 945-8212.
Tickets are now on sale for Symphony Swing, the Symphony in the Valley’s gala to benefit the community orchestra.The gala events feature the full orchestra and the Symphony in the Valley Jazz Orchestra playing the top tunes from the Big Band era, with a variety of guest vocalists, including Jeannie Walla, Debbie Dawson, Lorraine Curry, Krista Espelien, Kelly Thompson and the ensembles Mixed Emotions and The Sirens.Symphony Swing will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, at Grand Valley High School in Parachute, and at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs.The Glenwood Springs event is a swanky dinner dance with a short live auction, and advance reservations are necessary. The Parachute event features light refreshments, bistro-style table seating and dancing, and tickets are available in advance or at the door. Tickets are now on sale for both Symphony Swing events, Visit http://www.SymphonyInTheValley.org to reserve your seats today.
Take a step back in time. Ongoing throughout the winter are guided tours of the Historic Redstone Castle, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pm. Tickets are available at Tiffany of Redstone and the Redstone General Store. $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/children over 5 years, free under 5 years. More info: 963-9656 or http://www.redstonecastle.us.
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