We are happy to publish, at no cost, news of events, meetings and programs that people living in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys should know about. “Postings” runs Tuesday through Friday.
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Volunteer for LIFT-UP
LIFT-UP needs volunteers for the holiday season including the following: donation courier to pick up and transport donated items, Santa and his elves to give toys to kids, language translators and temporary storage, warehouse and freezer space for donated food from Nov. 11 to Dec. 14. Christmas gift basket and Angel Tree registration is from Nov. 1 to Dec. 6. Angel Tree distribution is Tuesday, Dec. 17. For details, call Janelle at 945-2005.
Friends of Library to meet
Members of the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, October 29, at 7 p.m., at the library at 413 Ninth Street. Board members will be elected, and various special committees will be formed. The Friends raise funds to purchase books, computers and other items for the library and partially subsidize and assist with library programming for both adults and children. Anyone interested in joining the Friends may purchase a membership at the meeting or in advance at the library. For more information, call 945-5958.
Parenting class offered
Parenting Through Divorce class will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, in Glenwood Springs. It is designed to equip parents to raise healthy, well-adjusted children despite the challenges of divorce. The class is required to finalize divorce n many jurisdictions. Preregistration is required. for more information, call Bob Nuffer at 625-9552 or 928-9354 or Tammy Perry at 963-1010.
Jaycees need help
Jaycees of Glenwood Springs is looking for volunteers to help with the Community Center Haunted House. Jaycees will start setting up on Monday Oct. 28. The Haunted House will run from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Call Kristi Shelton at 384-4308 or Jim Lord at 945-2558.
Stay in school
YouthZone and Junior Achievement will offer Economics of Staying in School, for youth 13-18 years old. Young people will learn the benefits of obtaining an education and the cost of leaving school early. The course includes activities around personal success, budgeting, career assessment, goal setting, and the role of education in our society. Cost is $50. Classes begin Nov. 12. To register and for information on locations, call 945-9300.
Learn about breast cancer
The public is invited to a breast cancer awareness program, featuring cancer physician Dr. Ira S. Jaffrey, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Student Center. For more information, contact Kim Cobb at 947-8221.
Girl Scout information meeting
Do you have an interest in learning about today’s Girl Scouts? Does your daughter want to be a Girl Scout? Then plan on attending the Basalt Parent Information Night with your daughter at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Basalt Elementary School multi-purpose room. Participants will experience the essential part of a Girl Scout meeting and complete a hand-on activity. For information, call Ruth Ann Dolde, 970-242-4461, ext. 309 or 1-800-288-0463.
Flu season is coming up and the public health nurse will offer vaccinations again this year. Flu vaccinations are recommended for persons older than 50 years of age; residents of long-term care facilities; adults and children who have heart and lung problems, including children with asthma; people who are less able to fight infections because of a disease they were born with, HIV infection, treatment with drugs such as long-term aspirin therapy, women who will be more than three months pregnant during flu season and anyone who has close contact with people who are at high risk for getting serious complications of influenza or any other adult who wishes to avoid the flu.
Garfield County Public Health Nursing Service will be providing flu vaccine at the following locations, dates, and times: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m., Oct. 29, Glenwood Springs Public Health Nursing Service; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 30, Rifle Public Health Nursing Service; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 2, Columbine Market, Rifle and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., True Value, Glenwood Springs; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 4, Downtown Drug Glenwood Springs; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m., Nov. 5, Rifle Public Health Nursing Service and Commissioner’s Room Glenwood Springs; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m., Nov. 7, Parachute Willow Park Apts.; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m., Nov. 13 and 20, Rifle and Glenwood Springs Public Health Nursing Service; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 6, Glenwood Springs Mall. Cost is $15. Medicare Type B accepted. For information, call 945-6614 or 625-5200.
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Anyone who showed up to Rifle Saturday were treated to holiday lights, fireworks and a dazzling parade during the Hometown Holiday festival.