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A reception, dinner, contra dance and silent auction fundraiser for Columbine Home Health will take place from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at The Barn at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale. Persons interested in volunteering by donating items for the silent auction or helping with the event, please call Columbine and ask for Sheila, 945 8050.

Don’t miss the bus! In order to facilitate connections, RFTA and the city of Glenwood Springs announce changes to the Ride Glenwood schedule. All Ride Glenwood departures will leave five minutes earlier than previous schedules, effective Friday, Dec. 23. Ride Glenwood Springs is free, and RFTA is just $1 within the city of Glenwood Springs.Southbound will operate: Monday through Friday5:53-7:53 a.m.; 1-hour service 7:53 a.m. to 6:23 p.m.; 30-minute service 6:23-7:23 p.m.; 1-hour service Saturday & Sunday7:53 a.m. to 4:23 p.m.; 30-minute service Northbound will operate: Monday through Friday6:42-8:30 a.m.; 1-hour service 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 30-minute service 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 1-hour serviceSaturday & Sunday8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 30-minute service

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is now accepting applications for event funding grants for the promotion of special events in Glenwood Springs in 2006. The grant applications are available by contacting Stephanie Keister at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. She can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at (970) 945-6589. Applications must be received by Monday, Feb. 6. Awardees will be notified in March.A total of $10,000 is available for working capital to host successful events. The money is derived from tourism marketing funds generated by the city of Glenwood Springs accommodations tax, which is utilized to promote Glenwood Springs as a premier vacation destination. The grants are awarded based on event quality, media appeal, projected attendance by nonresidents, and long-range and additional sponsorship potential. Funding will be split between all applicants that meet the criteria, but funding is not guaranteed. Applications will be reviewed by the Tourism Board.

“Writing the Sacred,” a women’s contemplative retreat, will be held by writer Sandra Dorr at St. Benedict’s retreat house, Old Snowmass, from Jan. 5-8, 2005. Participants will have hours alone and in a group to work on writing exercises and discuss readings of ancient and modern literature inspired by the sacred. All faiths and writing levels welcome.Writers may also meet with the resident monks, and attend vespers, mass, or the morning yoga class, taught by Yoga West instructor Susan Crosby, as part of the retreat.Dorr, a Grand Junction award-winning author of nonfiction books, poems and short stories, has taught extensively at Western universities. This is her third women’s retreat at St. Benedict’s.For information and registration, call 257-1498.

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