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Teens aged 13 to 18 are invited to help plan teen activities and programs at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 Ninth St. Join the library TAG (Teen Advisory Group) at 4 p.m. today. Food will be provided. For more information, call Pam at 945-5958.

Carbondale Chambers Quarterly Luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Phat Thai, 343 Main St., Carbondale Tuesday, Aug. 12. Topics will include Community Updates, featuring Computers for Kids, Colorado Mountain College, Sunlight Mountain Resort, and The Manaus Fund. Participants are requested to RSVP by calling Pamela at 963-1890. Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance for refunds.

Heritage Park Care Center is hosting a Summer Senior games challenge, including a family fun day, carnival style, fair and barbecue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at 1200 Village Road in Carbondale.The event is a fundraiser to benefit the National Alzheimers Association.For more information, please call Tara Keif or Renee Littlefair at 963-1500.



Thunder River Theatre Company in Carbondale presents another free Literary Night at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 67 Promenade in downtown Carbondale. Information available online at http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com or by calling 963-8200.

The Lakota Tribe dancers, of The Sacred Wind Dance Troupe, will be performing traditional dances and songs from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the True Nature Healing Arts Center, 549 Main St. in Carbondale.



The Roaring Fork Chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Christ Community Church, just west of Basalt on Highway 82. TCF is a national nonprofit support organization that offers 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.compassionatefriends.org, or call Cindy at (970) 261-4789.

A four-person crew traveling in a converted school bus powered by biodiesel will visit the Garfield County Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1. The Homegrown Prosperity Renewable Energy Bus Tour strives to advance initiatives on renewable energy, sustainable biofuels, energy efficiency, rural jobs, and local foods. The bus will also grade biodiesel filling stations, promote good paying jobs for rural communities, and offer solutions to reduce greenhouse gases and pollution. The event is sponsored by the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, Western Colorado Congress and Western Organization of Resource Councils.For more details contact Frank Smith, Grand Valley Citizens Alliance/Western Colorado Congress, at 970-256-7650, or frank@wccongress.org.

The WIN Health Institute presents A Cognitive Approach to Compassion Training from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at 1460 E. Valley Road in Basalt.Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Ph.D., will present the protocol and findings of the three-year study at Emory University that explored the effects of compassion meditation on depression, immune function and stress response in undergraduate students. Dr. Negi will explain the basic principles of the techniques used in the study, and will lead a brief guided meditation. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion after.Please RSVP by calling 384-8484 or e-mail dee@wininstitute.org.


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