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The Garfield County Farm Service Agency will be hosting a sign-up for all agricultural landowners who sustained damage by the Red Apple Fire and wish to request cost-share assistance. The sign-up period continues through Nov. 20.For more information, producers may contact the local Farm Service Agency office at 945-5494.

The Glenwood Springs and Rifle Workforce Centers are sponsoring a free roundtable: Unemployment Insurance: the How, What and Save, covering information on unemployment insurance tax and unemployment insurance benefits. Who should attend? Human resource professionals, business owners, hiring and staffing managers; accounting personnel. It will be held from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at CMC, 1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. Please register in advance by calling 945-8638.

The Glenwood Springs High School field improvement project workdays have been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, and Sunday, Nov. 5. Volunteers are needed to move 75 tons of infield mix onto the high school field behind the middle school. Bring shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows. Water will be served to anyone who works up a thirst.Any questions, call Dan Chico Chicoine at 948-3258.



Exiting Gracefully, will be presented from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Mid-Valley Counseling office in El Jebel. This experiential workshop will address the emotional, spiritual and legal dimensions of this profound journey. Participants will prepare documents for end-of-life care and dying with dignity from the Five Wishes booklet.An optional video from the Tibetan Book of the Dead will be presented at 1:30 p.m., which includes documentary and visual effects of Tibetan Buddhist approaches to death and dying. Pre-registration required. Donation requested. Please contact psychotherapist Carol Warner at 920-7683.

The ending date for the Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library book sale has changed. The book sale will start Thursday, Nov. 2, and will end Tuesday, Nov. 7. The sale is open during regular library hours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.



The Little Titans of New Castle (pee wee football) party will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the New Castle Community Center. DJ Boogie Down will provide entertainment. Please call Karen Stokvif at 625-0169 with questions.

The Family Resource Centers November workshop is titled Positive Discipline, What To Do Instead of Yell, Nag, Punish, or Threaten. Learn to use this consistent, common sense approach to child rearing. You will learn how to use kind but firm support to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. Workshops are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Basalt Middle School Library with Charla Belinski; Wednesday, Nov. 15, in at the Roaring Fork High School with Charla Belinski; and Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Glenwood Springs Elementary School Cafeteria with Sean Jeung.Registration for the class is not required. Free child care is provided, but parents are asked to register for childccare. Feel free to bring a brown bag dinner or snack. For more information, contact Betsy McMichael, 384-5694 or bmcm@rfsd.k12.co.us.

Members of St. Mary of the Crown Parish, located on top of White Hill in Carbondale, are preparing for the 29th Annual Elk Dinner, to be held from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, not Sunday, as in past years. Come enjoy this delicious home-cooked meal of pit-barbecued elk and turkey served with potatoes, salad, vegetable, rolls, drinks, and homemade desserts. Treat your favorite veteran to dinner. You can browse through the Country Store filled with homemade crafts and food items or bid on numerous silent auction items. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Glenwood Springs Library and Through The Looking Glass bookstore will sponsor a program entitled Seeking the Anasazi at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the library, 413 Ninth Street. Vaughn Hadenfeldt is the featured speaker.Locals may remember Hadenfeldt from his years in Glenwood Springs as the founder and owner of Summit Canyon Mountaineering. During the program, Hadenfeldt will share his experiences as the guide of the Comb Ridge expedition, which is detailed in the book Sandstone Spine. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 945-5958 or 945-5931.


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