Community News & Notes
Literacy Outreach is looking for volunteers to tutor people who are eager to improve their reading, writing, math or English-speaking skills. Volunteers need at least two hours of time per week to work one-on-one with an adult, the ability to read and speak English, and a desire to help someone who wants to learn.Three volunteer information sessions will be held from 6-7 p.m.: Aug. 28 at the Silt Branch Library; Aug. 29 at the Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale; and Aug. 30 at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. These informal, brief presentations will provide details about Literacy Outreachs volunteer tutoring program. Please call Literacy Outreach at 945-5282 for more information.
All artists interested in entering the Glenwood Springs 2007 Fall Art Festival who were not sent a registration form may pick one up at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association; the Artist Mercantile; the Main Street Gallery; other chambers, art stores and galleries throughout the valley; by mail at P.O. Box 64, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602; by calling Portia Griefenberg, 945-0393; or by e-mailing email@example.com. The form and payment are due no later than Aug. 23. No late registration will be accepted.
The 16th annual Colorado Mountain Winefest will be held Sept. 13-16, and showcases 40-plus wineries from across Colorado. The Amateur Winemakers Competition deadline is Aug. 17. Submit wines to be judged by a panel of wine industry members, and receive tasting notes concerning the wines. Medals, prizes and awards are given to top scorers. Information and downloadable forms: winecomp.html.The reception for amateur winemakers will be held Sunday, Sept. 16.For questions, please contact either Marilyn Jensen, executive director of the Colorado Mountain Winefest, at 464-0111.
There is still time left to register for fall classes at Colorado Mountain College. The fall semester begins the week of Aug. 27, except at the colleges new West Garfield Campus, where classes start Sept. 10.Students who have taken classes at CMC within the past 10 months can sign up by mail, phone or fax, or online at http://www.coloradomtn.edu. New students and those who have not taken classes within the past 10 months need to register in person. To find out the hours of registration or for more information, call 1-800-621-8559 and ask for your local campus. Colorado Mountain College has learning sites in Aspen, Carbondale, Spring Valley, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Steamboat Springs, Edwards, Dillon, Breckenridge, Leadville and Buena Vista.
Jennifer Brown, the newest dance instructor at the Glenwood Center for the Arts, will be teaching intermediate and advanced ballet, tap, and jazz classes. Jennifer trained at the Sylvia Studio of Dance in Ann Arbor, Mich., the University of Michigan, studied at the Dance Theatre Studio, and the Royal Academy of Dance. All ages and levels are welcome. Please call 945-2414 for more information
The sixth annual Colorado Draft Horse Classic Show begins with the Regional Shire Show halter classes at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle. Admission is free for the entire event. Following the halter classes, a draft horse pull will be held at 7 p.m. The open halter classes begin at noon Saturday, Sept. 1, with hitch/farm/riding performance classes at 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, hitch/farm/riding performance classes will be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., ending the day with the six-horse hitch.For more information, please call 379-3814.
The Missouri Heights Schoolhouse is available for parties, weddings, reunions, classes, meetings, etc. For rental information, please call Anita at 963-2180 or Stephanie at 963-7447.
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