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The Valley View Hospital Cancer Center will be offering a new Coffee Walk and Talk Group at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the VVH upper lobby.This informal group will meet every Thursday to walk outside, enjoy conversation, and return for lattes, coffee or tea in the lobby. The group is open to survivors of cancer and those presently in treatment. Family members are welcome to walk as well. Wear walking shoes and warm, comfortable clothing. Varied distances for varied abilities. No charge. Contact Cindy Webb LCSW at 384-7582 or Nancy Reinisch, LCSW at

Kevin Black, assistant state archaeologist, will present a workshop from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 17; and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Gamba & Associates, located above the post office at 113 Ninth St. in Glenwood Springs. Titled Colorado Archaeology, the course is a general survey of Colorados American Indian heritage, and discusses the stages of prehistoric and historic Native American development, lifestyles, origins, social organization and technology with emphasis on the Precolumbian era.Black will speak at the monthly meeting of the Roaring Fork Chapter of the Archaeology Society at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave., Glenwood. He will present information about the 2008 Summer Training Survey at Antelope Gulch in Fremont County, northeast of Salida. This is a well-known stone circle site, and the area has open lithic scatters and hunting stations from the Late Paleoindian to Late Prehistoric periods. Baseline data was collected by volunteers with the Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification.Anyone interested is invited to attend Mondays meeting and for information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.

Volunteers are needed to help Glenwood Springs Senior citizens more easily be able to stay in their home and remain independent. If you can help with basic maintenance, home repair, or yard work, please call 947-8462 or 947-8461 for information about the new program, Helping Hands for Seniors.Volunteers will be asked to provide their own tools, and a background check is required for every volunteer.

The Country Florist has moved to town. Come see the new shop at 701A Main St. in Silt. The Country Florist offers fresh flowers, gift baskets, plush and more gift ideas, and delivers worldwide and locally from Parachute to Glenwood daily. Orders may be place by phone at 876-1999 or online at, or in person.

The aquatic facility in the Glenwood Springs Community Center will be closed the week of Oct. 27 through Nov. 3, for cleaning and maintenance. The rest of the facility will remain open for fun and fitness. For information, call 384-6301 or visit

The seventh annual Celebrate Fall Marketplace will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the New Castle Community Center. Quality handmade items such as blankets, hats, scarves, leather products, jewelry, kids stuff, wooden treasure boxes, quilts and much more will be available, as well as lunch.

An exciting Russian folk ensemble, Barynya, will open the season for members of the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. Admission is by membership ticket, and a limited number of new memberships will be available at this concert. Barynya is a unique group of top soloists, musicians and dancers who have trained and performed with world-renowned Russian folk dance companies. The program includes Russian, Cossacks, Gypsy, Ukrainian and Klezmer dances, songs and virtuoso performances on traditional Russian instruments with a humorous explanation of every number .For information on the Community Concert Association, please call Sue at 945-8722 or Judy at 945-5384.

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers will be hosting Health Insurance Open Houses from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale; and from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Basalt Elementary School to help families enroll in this and other options. Both open houses will have private, Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus information. A bilingual staff will assist families.For more information, call 384-5689.

The Carbondale Community Food Co-op will hold its first-ever general membership meeting this Friday at Carbondale Town Hall. The meeting will address changes to the bylaws, include a financial report and give members a chance to meet candidates for the Board of Directors. There will also be a chance to discuss the recent decision to stay put in the current location on Main Street. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, at Town Hall. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 963-1375.

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