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Today, Aug. 7, is the National Night Out. National Night Out, Americas Night Out Against Crime, was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch in 1984. The event will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. at the east side of the Glenwood Springs City Hall. Vendors from various service and law enforcement agencies will be present, and a free barbecue will be available for the public, vendors and volunteers.Margaret Wierenga is looking for volunteers to help with various aspects of the event.

The Nature talk at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 7, at Centennial Park in downtown Glenwood Springs will present, Wily Weasels, what do skunks, wolverines and otters have in common? From ferocious carnivores to odoriferous omnivores, playful water lovers to agile tree climbers, these animals will fascinate your entire family.For more information, please call Rachel at 945-3229 or Sally at 945-3206.

Mountain Family Health Centers is conducting free health screenings throughout the region in August. Free screening includes cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body mass index, and computerized Framingham Risk Assessment. The screenings will be offered at the following locations: Today, Aug. 7: Rifle Public Health Department (WIC), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 195 West 14th St. Wednesday, Aug. 8: Mountain Family Health Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 1905 Blake Ave., Suite 101 Friday, Aug. 17: La Perla in Carbondale, beginning at 10:30 a.m.; 1018 Hwy. 133 Tuesday, Aug. 21: Rifle Health Department (WIC), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 195 West 14th St. Wednesday, Aug. 22: Glenwood Springs Health Department (WIC Office), 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 2014 Blake Ave.Contact Sharla Gallegos, Outreach Coordinator of MFHC, for additional information at 618-3159.



The La Leche League meeting at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 14 will meet at the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist church at Ninth and Cooper in Glenwood Springs for this month only. Contact Corrine at 945-9754.

The Roaring Fork Audubon group will take a field trip Saturday, Aug. 11, overnight in Walden and Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Walden/Arapahoe National Wildlife Refuge.North Park hosts the largest breeding colonies or Eared Grebes and Willets in Colorado. Migrant shorebirds and resident moose should add pizzazz to abundant water birds and mammals found in North Park.Contact Tom McConnell at 379-7356 for more information.



Learn how to take care of your pet dog or cat Aug. 15 at Carbondales Town Hall. The course starts by learning how to approach a sick dog or cat, followed by rescue breathing and CPR. Please do not bring your own pets; your skills will be practiced on Fluffy and Jerry, the stuffed mannequins. For more information call Becky at 704-4116 or sign up for this class by filling out a registration form at town hall.


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