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Education briefs

The evening before Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 30, at 5p.m., runners and walkers dressed in costumes will race in the spookiest 5K this year at the CMC Spring Valley campus.

The Transylvalley Trot is a 5K fun run/walk that winds around the rolling hills of County Road 114. Rivendell Sod Farm will host a wicked aid station, complete with Gatorade, water, and, of course, bobbing for apples. Ghost and goblin volunteers will line the course, and an after-party will include refreshments, a disc jockey and fun events for the whole family.

Prizes will be awarded to racers, volunteers, and spectators (especially those in costume). The night will be lit up thanks to US Bank. Other sponsors include Valley View Hospital, Schmueser Gordon Meyer Consulting Engineers and Colorado Mountain College. Free child care will be provided.

Proceeds from the race will go toward providing students and community members with a transportation route up and down the “Spring Valley hill” and eventually between the CMC locations in Carbondale, Spring Valley and Glenwood Springs.

Sign up on (click on “individual sports” circle).

Contact Kendra Carpenter at 947-8204 to be a volunteer.

Parents, create more peace at home in just one hour. This popular lunch-time series is back, beginning today with “Redirecting Power Struggles.” The Brown Bag Lunch Series for parents is sponsored by YouthZone and the Aspen Skiing Company Family Fund. Parenting instructor Charla Belinski will host the series which meets from from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday through November 15 at the Schultz Health and Human Services building across from the hospital. Attend any or all of the sessions, a different parenting topic will be covered each week.

Also, tonight is the first night of the full six-week Redirecting Children’s Behavior course sponsored by YouthZone. The course will be taught by local author and parenting instructor, Vickie Falcone, and anyone is welcome to attend the first night for free. The class meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Schultz Health and Human Services building across from the Aspen Valley hospital and will address power struggles, positive discipline and how to raise a chid with high-self esteem.

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