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Community news & notes

The next Unitarian Universalist Congregation service will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 19, at Good Shepherd Church, 1630 Grand, Glenwood Spgs. Luis Polar, managing editor of La Tribuna will speak on Immigration in the Roaring Fork Valley. All are welcome and child care is provided. More information is available at 928-8721

Defiance Community Players fall production of Disney’s High School Musical will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-15; 2 p.m. Nov. 16; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21; and 2 p.m and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Glenwood Springs High School New Theatre.Ticket sales start Monday Oct. 20th. One credit card outlet will be available at Glenwood Springs High School Theatre Box Office 14th St. entrance Mondays and Tuesdays until the week of the show. Cash or checks will also be taken at this location.Cash or check outlets in Glenwood Springs: Mountain Valley Textiles & Gifts 209 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, 112 Grand Ave. For more information, call 945-2174.

Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) is hosting a pet adoption 12-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at Petco in Glenwood Springs. For more information about ARF and the ARF pets available for adoption or fostering, please visit or call 963-4562.

The Candy Cane Wonderland Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Silt Fire Station. A wide variety of local crafts and vendors will be available for attendees to support the Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter. The Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter pays for the medical bills of the Rifle Animal Shelter and other community animals in need. Call Mona Koper at 876-2717 for more information or to donate your crafted items.

Families may register with LIFT-UP to receive holiday meals and Angel Tree gifts for children Monday, Oct. 20 through Friday, Nov. 7. at locations in Parachute, Rifle, New Castle, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. Persons registering may only register their own family. Those wishing to donate non-perishable holiday food items may bring them to any LIFT-UP office. Register at the Glenwood Mennonite Church, the United Methodist Church foyer in Carbondale; the New Castle LIFT-UP office; the Rifle LIFT-UP Office, or the Parachute LIFT-UP Office.For more information, times to register or questions, please call 945-2005.

Intimacy and Surprise: Elements of Memoir and Story, a free writing workshop, led by Karen Chamberlain and sponsored by The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library.To sign up, call 945-5958 and ask for Pat. Bring a journal or notebook and something to write with.

The Roaring Fork Climbers Coalition is hosting the Reel Rock Film Tour at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the GSHS office, online at, or at the door the night of the show.The show is a fundraiser for the GSHS Impact Club, which is building a climbing wall and starting a climbing program at the school. A silent auction and raffle with products from national outdoor retailers and local merchants will be part of the evening.For questions about the show, please contact Mike Schneiter at or 384-5595.

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

Learn specific skills and an attitude to contribute to the well-being of both the caregiver and the person with Alzheimers and other dementias from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Valley View Hospital. This six-hour course comes with a caregiver manual and numerous handouts. This class is geared towards both family member caregivers and professional caregivers. Bring your own lunch and beverage, some snacks provided. A donation is requested.Please register at or (970) 256-1274.

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. The audience may access the new auditorium by either the north or south entrances and both are handicapped accessible. 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.

Rays Tangle 2 invites the public to a Customer Appreciation Night from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. Cocktails and hors doeuvres will be served, and the salon is offering giveaways.Kathy Yost, representing Lapasia will be present, selling fine lingerie and jewelry.Rays Tangle 2 is located at 315 Eighth St. in Glenwood Springs. Call 945-5056.

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