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Senior briefs

“Writing the Sacred,” a women’s contemplative retreat, will be held by Colorado author Sandra Dorr at St. Benedict’s Monastery, Snowmass, January 1-4. The retreat is open to all levels of writers, who will have hours to write alone and together, join in women’s yoga, meditations or vespers, and hear both ancient and modern literature. For more information about the retreat and five available scholarships, call (970) 257-1498, e-mail, or see

To register, contact Carol DiMarcello, St. Benedict’s, at or (970) 927-9376.

The scholarship deadline is Nov. 25; registration deadline is Dec. 1.

Locally-made glass, jewelry, pottery, Christmas ornaments, food and more will be available at the 25th annual Emma Schoolhouse Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

The schoolhouse is located off Highway 82, two miles west of Basalt.

The Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 652 E. Fifth St. in Rifle, will host its annual holiday bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. Shop for unique holiday treasures, handmade crafts and homemade baked goods.

The popular “Soup-in-a-loaf” lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and coffee and homemade doughnuts will served at 8 a.m.

The bazaar is hosted by the Women of Emmanuel and is a fundraiser for the support of missions, community outreach, seminary students, and the church’s preschool and kindergarten.

The 26th annual Parachute/Battlement Mesa Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22, at the Grand Valley High School facility in Parachute. One hundred thirty vendors will bring handcrafted items including fine art, pottery, woodworking items, iron work, lamb soap and bath products, crocheted and knitted items plus much more.

Call 285-0388 for more information. Sponsored by the Parachute/Battlement Mesa Park and Recreation District.

Mountain Air Mechanical is sponsoring the “Oldest Furnace in the Valley” contest. If your furnace has lived through the Great Depression, was made before your grandmother was born or if it has just seen better days, send us a photo with the brand name and model number to enter to win a brand-new furnace installation.

Please e-mail photos to a contact name and phone number. If you would like more information on the contest, call Jennifer or Sarah at 625-4352.

High Country RSVP will be sponsoring the Medicare D counseling program for seniors through Dec. 31. Check coverage and costs before Dec. 15 to be ready to use the prescription plan Jan. 1.

High Country RSVP is again offering individual counseling by trained volunteers. Please call 384-8744 and leave contact numbers and town of residence. There are a very limited number of volunteers this year, so please have patience. A call back will be made as soon as possible.

The Grand Valley Model Railroad Club Christmas Train Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays Dec. 13, 20, 27 and Jan. 3; and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays Dec. 14, 21, 28 and Jan. 4.

The model railroad show will take place at Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road in Grand Junction. The display depicts the Rio Grande Railroad as it traveled from Denver to Salt Lake City with special emphasis on the railroads in the mountains of the Western Slope.

For more information, call (970) 245-3273.

Glenwood Springs disabled persons or seniors in need of help with basic indoor repairs or yard maintenance may call 384-8746 for information about the new program, Helping Hands for Seniors. Leave your name and number, and a volunteer will call back.

The program is sponsored by High Country RSVP. Volunteers will be welcomed to this program.

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