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Caring people can help brighten the holidays for children of local families facing economic hardship through LIFT-UPs Angel Tree program. Select an angel from an Angel Tree located at participating businesses throughout the area, purchase gifts for the children listed on the angel, then return the items unwrapped in a gift bag to the same tree by Dec. 8, or to any LIFT-UP office by Dec. 10. The presents will be distributed to area families from Dec. 15-22. LIFT-UP has provided vital assistance to families in need during the holidays and throughout the entire year for the past 25 years. Please call 945-2005 with any questions. Contribution to help with Angel Tree gifts and holiday meals for families in need may also be sent to: LIFT-UP, P.O. Box 1213, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602, or make a secure online donation at http://www.liftup.org.

The documentary movie Sicko, by Michael Moore, will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at St John Middle School, 460 Stone Quarry Road in Battlement Mesa. The free presentation is sponsored by the West GarCo Democratic Party.Please call 285-7791 with questions.

Mountain Family Health Centers will be conducting free public health screenings throughout the region. No appointments are necessary, and fasting is optimal but not required. Screenings include cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body mass index, and Framingham Risk Assessment.9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 Mountain Family Health Center, 1905 Blake Ave., Suite 10110:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 Glenwood Springs Library, 413 Ninth St. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.18 Glenwood Springs Health Department (WIC Office), 2014 Blake Ave.9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 Rifle Public Health Department (WIC), 195 W. 14th St., Rifle9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec.17 Rifle Public Health Department noon – 7 p.m. Wednesday Dec.19 Gordon Cooper Library, 76 S. Fourth St., Carbondale Please contact Sharla Gallegos, Outreach Coordinator of MFHC at 618-3159 for additional information.



Stephanie Stanfield, Ph.D. is presenting a workshop, Awakening Your Natural Gifts, Archetypes and Sacred Contracts, based on the work of Carline Myss, Ph.D., and Norman Shealy, MD. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.Call 987-5029 for more information.


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