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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Anyone who has had a child die in their family is invited to an informal meeting from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Christ Community Church in Basalt. This meeting has the intent of establishing a local chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child.The organization is non-sectarian and welcomes bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents and immediate family members to its meetings. The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. Meetings will be from 6-8 p.m. the first Monday of every month. For more information, call Maralyn Bloomer at 963-3145 or Cindy Long at (970) 261-4789. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit the national Website at

The first Grand Valley Spellbinders storyteller at the Rifle Branch Library for regular storytelling adventures will be Virginia Bitner, who will be at the library at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The stories will be designed for elementary school children and their families. Spellbinders return to the library the first and third Saturdays of each month. For more information, call 625-3471.

Channel 20 Comcast will show highlights of last Fridays Demons-Bears football game at 8 and 9 a.m. and 5 and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30.

The Glenwood Springs High School Booster Club seeks area businesses to volunteer to run concession stands at athletic events. All proceeds benefit the Booster Club, which distributes funds to all GSHS teams, clubs and organizations as needed. Businesses can support student activities at volleyball, football and basketball games, as well as spring sports concessions. Contact Bob at or 945-1010 to reserve a game.

Artist Majid Kahhak, owner of Kahhak Fine Arts & School in Carbondale, will be teaching a two-day Essence Painting workshop Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30, at The Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade. Call 704-0622 for more info.

The Basalt Regional Heritage Society (BRHS) presents the fifth annual Saloon Night from 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Two Rivers Cafe in Basalt. Step up to a chuck wagon buffet, hosted by Toklat Gallery. Gaming, prize drawings and a silent auction. Special musical guest Jimmy Dykan will fill the dance floor.The grand prize drawing is for two Frontier Airlines tickets followed by door prizes.All proceeds benefit the Arbaney Barn museum/educational center. Tickets go on sale starting Oct. 1 at Community Banks of Basalt, Two Rivers Cafe and the Town of Basalt; or by calling 927-4693. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Call the above number for more information.

The Glenwood Springs Police Department Crime Prevention and Youth Activities programs will sponsor Magic! Magic! Magic! show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 915 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Local businesses and residents will be contacted by phone to purchase children’s and senior citizens tickets, or take a look at advertising posters for the program in the upcoming weeks.For more information, call officer Margaret Wierenga at the Glenwood Springs Police Department at 384-6500.

A chili cookoff and square dance will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Missouri Heights schoolhouse. Bring your chili, there will be great prizes for the winners. Tom Paxton, the best square-dance caller and music man, will provide the calling.Call 963-2180 for more information.

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