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Dr. Greg Feinsinger and Jeanne Luetke, RD, present the facts about cholesterol…what it is, the new cholesterol guidelines, how to lower it and what your numbers mean. This presentation is offered by the Valley View Foundation Physician Speaker Series as a follow-up to the Community Health Fairs. The presentation will be on Tuesday, May 19th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Valley View Hospital 3rd Floor Conference Room.

The American Legion-Garfield County Post 83 of Glenwood Springs will hold its annual Memorial Day celebration on Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m. at Rosebud Cemetery. There will be the traditional raising and lowering of the U.S. flag by Scout Troop 225, a lying of wreaths by auxiliary members, a rifle “Salute to the Dead” by legion members and music tributes from local singers and trumpet players.

In preparation of Memorial Day, 500 U.S. flags will be posted at the individual gravesites of veterans. Even with the assistance from scouts from Troop 225 and members of the Noon Rotarians, the American Legion always appreciates any additional support from the community.



If interested in helping honor our fallen veterans, volunteers can meet at the brick building in Rosebud Cemetery at 4 p.m. Friday, May 22.

Call Dan E. LeVan at 618-1910 if you have any questions.



All six branches Garfield County Public Library District will be closed Monday, May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The libraries will resume normal hours Tuesday, May 26th at 10 a.m. Thank you for your continued support.

In the spirit of this year’s Mountain Fair theme, Localmotion, CCAH is creating a Carbondale quilt. Stop by CCAH located at 645 Main Street in Carbondale and pick up a precut quilt square. Use fabric paint, traditional quilting methods or other creative means to depict “What Carbondale Means to You”. This is a perfect project for the whole family. Squares are due back at CCAH by July 15.

The Carbondale Mountain Fair takes place July 24-26 in Sopris Park in Carbondale. Three days of music and entertainment, over 125 unique arts and crafts booths and lots of yummy food vendors create the premier summer event. This is a collaborative, community event and the quilt is a great way to get involved. The project forewoman is Emma Danciger and the Quilt Project will help raise funds for CCAH and the Third Street Center. Call 963.1680 for more information.

A community-wide garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. Sign up for a free listing and your location on the map or you may set up your sale at Veterans Park. Sponsored by the Silt Area Chamber of Commerce. Sale location maps and business directories available at the gazebo in Veteran’s Park at 5th and Home Steet. Call Dave at 876-1920 to list your sale.

Join the seniors at Valley Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday for a delicious luncheon. Enjoy conversation with neighbors, meet new friend sand learn what’s happening in the Parachute community.

The food is prepared by Rifle Senior Center and is very nutritious and tasty.

Valley Senior Center is located at 540 N. Parachute Ave. in North Parachute.

For reservations, call 285-7216 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays.

Everyone is welcome for bingo at 7 p.m. every Saturday, with soft drinks and snacks.

Valley View offers free yoga sessions to those affected by cancer.

Restorative yoga for patients currently in treatment, will be held from 4-5 p.m. Mondays. Call 384-6954 for more information.

Vibrant Health yoga for patients who are not currently in treatment, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Contact Nova Loverro-Sprick, yoga therapist and cancer survivor, at 945-9515 for more information.

For more information on continuing classes, call the Integrated Therapies Department at 384-6954.

Helping Hands for Seniors may be able to help Glenwood Springs area senior citizens (or disabled) who need assistance with basic yard and household maintenance.

This new service program sponsored by High Country RSVP can help with basic yard work, basic maintenance, and basic home repair.

Please call 384-8746. Someone will call you back and try to match you up with skilled volunteers and other community resources and get your job done.

Applications for the Glenwood Community Gardens are now available at Good Health Grocery, the Glenwood Springs Community Center and in the lobby of the Glenwood Springs Library. Please do not disturb librarians with questions.

Please call Jennifer at 945-9266 with questions.


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