New inclusive calendar for events beginning Jan. 9Beginning in January, the Post Independent will feature a full-page calendar of community, arts and entertainment events published every Sunday for the upcoming week. Submit event information by fax at 945-4487, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; or in person at 2014 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Please contact Kay Vasilakis at 945-8515, ext. 513, or email@example.comTwo Rivers MOPS meets Jan. 7The Two Rivers Mothers of Preschoolers invites all expecting mothers and mothers of preschoolers to meet from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at Mountain View Church. Dr. Mary Glode will speak regarding women’s health issues. Child care is provided. The first meeting is free; additional meetings cost $5. Information: Jo at 876-1941.STEPPING TO THE MUSICSopris Elementary School and High Performance Dance Theatre present “Moments, An Evening of Dance,” a combined performance by students and professional company dancers at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. Donations accepted at the door. Students will share dances created during a week-long residency at SES. Their performance is titled “Moments from The Wizard of Oz.” Members of the dance company will present pieces from their upcoming Fort Collins main stage performance titled “Moments.”Democracy NowThe Roaring Fork Peace Coalition presents a video of a Democracy Now! interview with John Perkins, author of “Confessions of An Economic Hit Man: How the U.S. Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions” at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, at Yampah Mountain High School, 695 Red Mountain Drive in Glenwood Springs. Discussion to follow. Check rfpeace.org for partial transcript. Information: 945-1030.Parachute Chamber meetingGeneral membership meeting of the Parachute/Battlement Mesa Chamber of Commerce will take place at noon on Jan. 13 at Parachute Town Hall. RSVP lunch reservations by Jan. 11 to Margaret Cook at 285-1441.Slide presentationCarbondale Clay Center presents “African Wildlife from the Inside Out,” a slide presentation of wildlife, scenery and the people of East Africa, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. A potluck and slide lecture will follow the presentation. Information: 963-2529.Free Wellness SeriesBeginning Thursday, Jan. 13, the Valley Wellness Centers of Glenwood and Basalt will offer a free wellness series for the public. The series will be held the second Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 1517 Blake Ave., Suite 203.January’s featured speaker is Alaina Speraw, a Licensed Acupuncturist who will share information on attuning and integrating the mind and body. The presentation will cover balancing the acupuncture meridian system with planetary frequencies. She has been practicing and teaching Oriental Healing Arts and Mindfulness/Awareness for over 20 years.The series is free and open to the public, and brings opportunities to learn about alternative and complementary methods of preventative and maintenance health care. Information: Dave Nickamin at (970) 947-1701 or (970) 927-3701. After hours with Carbondale Chamber American National Bank and Ace Hardware of Carbondale co-host the Carbondale Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Live music, networking, refreshments and prizes. Please RSVP to Heather at 963-1890 by Friday, Jan. 14.Glenwood Caverns Locals’ Appreciation SpecialThursdays and Fridays – Free Tram Thursdays were a hit, so we’re adding Fridays as well. Ride the Iron Mountain Tramway free from 4-8 p.m. each Thursday and Friday in January. Enjoy happy hour drink and appetizer specials from 4-8 p.m. on Thursdays as well.Regularly Scheduled Maintenance: Wednesday, Jan. 26: The Iron Mountain Tramway will be closed for regularly scheduled maintenance.Winter Hours: Exclamation Point Restaurant and Bar Sunday through Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cave Tours: Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, hourly from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wild Tours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Note: The Wild Tour must be reserved in advance by calling 945-4228, ext. 11.) Information at 945-4228 or 1-800-530-1635. Naturopathic help for victimsSopris Chiropractic and Dr. Hilary Back, Naturopathic Physician, will donate all of the proceeds for Monday, Jan. 10, to the Tsunami Relief Fund. Please take care of yourself while helping people in need. Information: 963-9123 or 963-6500.Sopris Chiropractic and Dr. Hilary Back, Naturopathic Physician, will donate all of the proceeds for Monday, Jan. 10, to the Tsunami Relief Fund. Please take care of yourself while helping people in need. Information: 963-9123 or 963-6500.
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