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Senior Briefs

A food safety update for adults age 55 and over who are interested in reducing risk of foodborne illness will be held at 12:30 p.m. July 24 at the Valley Pines Clubhouse. Sponsored by Eagle County Adult Services and CSU Extension. Call 704-2767 for more information.

Mountain Family Health Centers will be conducting free health screenings throughout the region in July. Screenings include cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body mass index, and computerized Framingham Risk Assessment.

The screenings will be offered at the following locations:

Rifle, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17; Public Health Department (WIC), 195 W. 14th St.

Glenwood Springs, 8 a.m. July 22; Wal-Mart outdoors (weather permitting)

Carbondale, noon to 7 p.m. July 23; Gordon Cooper Library, 76 S. Fourth St.

Glenwood Springs, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 25; Health Department (WIC Office) 2014 Blake Ave.

Rifle, noon to 7 p.m. July 26; Rifle Public Library, 107 E. Second St.

Glenwood Springs, 1 p.m. July 29, Saint Stephen’s Catholic Church, 1885 Blake Ave.

Contact Sharla Gallegos at 618-3159 for additional information.

The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, at the First Presbyterian Church in Glenwood Springs. The program will be “Pompeii ” Buried Alive.” The public is invited to attend. For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.

The “Staying well ” avoid a stroke” workshop will be offered from 9:30-11 a.m. tuesday, July 17, at the CMC Glenwood Center, 1420 Blake Ave.

Assess your own vascular health risk factors, learn the warning signs of stroke and vascular disease, find ways to help reduce stroke risk and take steps toward personal wellness.

A drawing for a free preventative health screening will be held at the workshop.

The program is provided by CMC Senior Programs of Garfield County.

For more information, call Gwen at 947-8464.

Who said you can’t get a free lunch? Muhammad Ali Hasan, co-founder of Muslims For America, will be hosting the monthly Republican luncheon at noon Wednesday, July 18, at the Buffalo Valley Inn in Glenwood Springs.

Muhammad, a Colorado native, is an award-winning filmmaker and political commentator for Fox News, MSNBC and BBC Radio. He holds an MFA in film directing from Chapman University and a BA from Occidental College with an emphasis in environmental science, teaching and filmmaking.

Muhammad will be speaking on the topic of American policies and winning the War On Terror.

Sponsored by the Roaring Fork Peace Coalition, local minister Marie Gasau will bring her knowledge of the End Times movement to Glenwood Springs in a program titled “Visions of Apocalypse and the Theocratic State.” The event is open to the public, is free of charge and will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, in the U.S. Bank Community Room, 1901 Grand Avenue. A discussion period will follow and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 984-3161.

“Beyond God,” an interactive story about ourselves as human angels told by Gerry Michel at 7 p.m. July 20, at Pyramid Peaks Center, 65 N. Fourth St., Suite 3, Carbondale. Call 928-7733 for more information.

A free silk batik workshop led by artist Jill Scher will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork.

This is a workshop to prepare silk butterflies, which will be characters in the Puppet Re-Evolution/Mountain Fair 2007.

Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult helper.

For more information or directions, please contact Terril Scott at 963-6737.

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