Community News & Notes
The Glenwood Springs Art Guild will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today, 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.
Jerry Gasau, guitarist, will be performing eclectic/classical music from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the upper lobby of Valley View Hospital. Public welcome, lunch available at the caf.
The classical trio Opus 40 will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the acoustical excellence of the auditorium of the EnCana Academic Center at CMCs new West Garfield Campus, 3695 Airport Road in Rifle. The event is part of the Jim Calaway Honor Series, presented by Colorado Mountain Colleges Center for Excellence in the Arts and CMCs West Garfield Campus. The classical ensembles repertoire features music written for violin, horn and piano, including Johannes Brahms lively horn trio. For advance tickets, call 625-1871.
Thinking Like a Ute: Personal Observations from the Ute Trail will be presented by Bill Kight at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Glenwood Springs Library, 413 Ninth St. The free program is open to the public and is the first in the annual Winter Lecture Series, sponsored by the Frontier Historical Society and the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library. The series continues on the third Thursday of each month through April. For more information, call 945-5958 or 945-4448.
A film on the amazing life of activist Howard Zinn, You Cant Be Neutral on a Moving Train, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Yampah Mountain High School, 695 Red Mountain Drive in Glenwood Springs. Sponsored by Roaring Fork Peace Coalition.Call 984-3161 for more information.
Carbondale Chamber Business After Hours will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at American National Bank. It will also be co-hosted by Stewart Title of Colorado and Desert Sky Creative Catering. For reservations, call 963-1890.
The American Cancer Society invites individuals who want to honor cancer survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer) and caregivers, or pay tribute to those who have lost their battle with cancer to join its Relay for Life, scheduled for June 20-21 in Rifle. The Rifle Relay for Life kick-off rally will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Garfield Re-2 Administration Building, 839 Whiteriver Ave. in Rifle.
Valley Dog Rescue will be hosting an Adoptathon from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at RJ Paddywacks Pet Store in El Jebel. Puppies and adult dogs will be ready for adoption. Call 963-3858 for more information.
The Valley Wellness Center in Glenwood Springs and Mid Valley Chiropractic in Basalt will begin to offer Saturday office hours Saturday, Jan.12. Office hours will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature a full range of chiropractic and massage services. In addition to treatments, the Doctors Healthcare Cooperative stores also will be open, featuring a complete stock of herbs, vitamins and supplements.The Glenwood Springs office is located at 1517 Blake Ave., Suite 203, and the Basalt office is at 24451 Highway 82. Call 947-1701 to arrange an appointment at either office.
Create your own clay valentine from scratch, or decorate a premade heart box. This is a great family project. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Make an appointment by calling 963-2529 during our regular office hours. One-hour appointments may be scheduled on a space-available basis. Painting, glazing and firing fees included. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 7-26.A free slide lecture presented by Hyko Laeyendecker of Eagle, Pottery Travels in China, will held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, with a potluck beforehand at 6:30 p.m.
All college- and university-bound students and their parents, not just those planning on attending CMC, need to know the most current information available on financial aid. To learn about financial aid application procedures, deadline requirements and types of assistance available for 2008-09, attend one of Colorado Mountain Colleges financial aid seminars coming to your community in January.6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, Basalt High School; Jill Kelly, counselor, 384-5959. Presenters: Gary Lewis, CMC financial aid director; Natalie Torres, CMC financial aid specialist6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, Rifle High School; Cindy Skinner, counselor, 625-7765. Presenters: Theresa Hadsock, CMC financial aid advisor7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, Glenwood Springs High School; Scott Loeffler, counselor, 384-5555. Presenters: Gary Lewis, CMC financial aid director; Natalie Torres, CMC financial aid specialist Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact CMCs financial aid office at 945-8691, ext. 8338, or (800) 621-8559, ext. 83.
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.
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.
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