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Community News and Notes

All adoptive, kinship and fostering families are invited to the Rural Adoption Cooperative Family Celebration Day, Oct. 12, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Admission is free all day for registered families. A lunch for families and community providers who support them will be hosted by RAC. Please call Susan at (970) 471-6042 to register for this free family celebration event.

The seventh annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery will be held Oct. 20, 21 and 22, and Oct. 27, 28 and 29. Tours are available at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7, 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. on Sundays, and will lead up the hill to the old cemetery, where costumed actors portray characters from Glenwood Springs’ past.

Tours are limited to 30 participants each. The 7 p.m. tour is recommended as more appropriate for younger children.

Participants need to carry lanterns or flashlights for the moderately strenuous 1⁄2 mile hike to the cemetery. Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for possible inclement weather.

Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended, and is available at Through the Looking Glass bookstore and at the Frontier Historical Museum. Tickets may be reserved with a credit card by calling the museum at 945-4448.

The Ghost Walk is a fundraiser for the Frontier Historical Society and Museum.

Nutritious eating on any budget is the next free Salvation Army workshop, set for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The workshop will feature nutritionist and organic/biodynamic farmer Suzanne Luck.

This fun and informative workshop will show how to make the most of your money at the grocery store by making wise, healthy choices that fit your budget. Free child care and snacks will be provided. Please call 945-6976 to reserve child care.

In celebration of National Physical Therapy month, local physical therapists from Levy Physical Therapy, Roaring Fork Physical Therapy and Walker Physical Therapy are hosting a free clinic featuring bike fitting, gait analysis and posture evaluations from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Midvalley Medical Center, 1450 E. Valley Road, Suite 203, Basalt. Call 927-9319 for more information.

The Center for Transportation Safety’s driving simulator is coming to selected Colorado Mountain College campuses. This CMC-sponsored event provides an opportunity to experience the simulated effects of driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. It is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis between 8 a.m. and noon during the scheduled dates.

CMC sites hosting the simulator include the Spring Valley center between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale (Oct. 10), and the Glenwood center (Oct. 11). No advance instruction is needed, and the amount of time available for each “driver” depends on how busy it gets.

The simulator is housed in a 72-foot tractor trailer, parked in a highly visible location at each CMC site.

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