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The Glenwood Springs Art Guild will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The demonstration for the evening will be presented by Rich Waltsak on the subject of Portraits in Charcoal. A short business meeting will follow. The Art Guild meetings are always open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The Roaring Fork Chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Christ Community Church, just outside of Basalt. The discussion topic for January is Survivor Guilt. TCF is a national, nonprofit support organization offering friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation, and there are no membership dues or fees. For more information, visit the TCF website at http://www.thecompassionatefriends.org, or call Cindy at (970) 261-4789.

Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) is hosting its next volunteer meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the Eagle County building in El Jebel. The valleywide organization is all-volunteer and exists to find happy and permanent homes for homeless pets. There are numerous opportunities available to help and any effort is appreciated. For more information, visit http://www.arf-colorado.com or call 963-4562.



Donations are still being taken for the Henry Akim Gama fund at any Alpine Bank location. For more information, call 928-8813.

Rocky Mountain PBS KRMA Channel 6 will broadcast The Last of the Cowboys in the Roaring Fork Valley DVD by Anita Witt at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20.The DVD is available at local bookstores and the UPS Store in El Jebel.



The first annual Town to Town Tour, a cross country ski and snowshoe tour, benefiting the nonprofit organization Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV), is looking for volunteers to help with its first annual event Saturday, Jan. 19.Volunteers are needed both before and during the tour to stuff goodie bags, coordinate kids activities, help with pre-registration booths and help on course the day of the event. Those interested in volunteering for the RFOV benefit should visit the following link, http://www.rfov.org/volunteer_to_help_with_the_winter_event, or call Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers at 927-8241.

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts annual All-Member/Student Art Exhibition will be held from Friday, Jan. 11, to Sunday, Feb. 24.The theme for this exhibit is Koinonia (KHON-no-nia) which means community in Greek.For more information, call 945-2414.

The 10th annual Rifle Gap Ice Fishing Tournament will be held Jan. 19-20.The grand prize winner has a chance to win $20,000 in cash. Categories include adult and youth adult rainbow trout, brown trout and yellow perch. Registered youth will be awarded prizes in two age brackets, 11- to 17-year-olds, and 10 years and younger for each of the three tournament fish species. For an official registration form or for more information, contact the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce at 625-2085, ext. 2, or visit http://www.riflechamber.com.

Want to know more about the Burning Man event? From 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the Summit Canyon coffee shop in Glenwood Springs, everybody is welcome to come by and share stories and meet new and old friends. Representatives from Burning Man and those who have gone will be in attendance. Call 379-4581 for more information.


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