Stories of thanks Preschool Story Time for 3- to 5-year-olds will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Glenwood Springs Library. The theme will be “Thank you, Thanksgiving,” with stories followed by a simple craft. The library is located at 413 Ninth St. Information: 945-5958.Women empowering womenThe new Roaring Fork Business Women’s Association will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Buffalo Valley, 3637 Highway 82, Glenwood Springs. The association is for women of all occupations who want to develop a support system through networking, education, and guest speakers with an emphasis on community enrichment. Information: Debra Drew, 984-2655; Ronnie Gonzales Smith, 945-1482; Donni Cochran, 928-9212; or Connie Turner, 384-2460. Cooking naturally can be funThe New School of Natural Cooking and Catering classes will take place Wednesday, Nov. 10, through Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Basalt and Aspen. Individual classes are $85 each or a discount rate is available for the entire series. Information: Chef Helen Sandler, 963-8194 or Ricki McKenna, certified nutritionist, 926-1794. In honor of our veterans The Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home, 851 E. Fifth St. in Rifle, will hold a Veterans Day program beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. Keynote speaker will be State Rep. Gregg Rippy of Glenwood Springs. Rifle High School will also hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony, sponsored by the RHS student council, at the school beginning at 11:15 a.m. and ending at noon. Keynote speaker will be Jesse Hebert, a U.S. Marine who fought in Kosovo and Iraq. Free lunch is provided to the first 30 veterans who make reservations by calling 625-7745. Donations toward bringing The Moving Wall to Rifle can be made to American Legion Post 78, c/o Commander Jan Detwiler, 665 Mesa Ave., Rifle, CO 81650. To purchase a T-shirt, call Dean Wells, 625-1097; Ralph Koehler, 625-5457 or Jan Detwiler at 625-9240.Patience is a virtueAll mothers of children up to 5 years old are invited to join New Castle Mothers of Preschoolers from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Apple Tree Community Room. Doug Self will present “The Power of Patience in the Marriage Relationship and in Parenting.” Child care is not provided, but nursing mothers with infants are welcome. Information: Susan, 984-3927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Meet me under the clock towerAuthor and activist Gwen Garcelon will appear from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Town Center Booksellers under the clock tower in Basalt for a lecture and book-signing event. She will introduce her new book, “Strategies for Active Citizenship.” Information: 927-2665 (BOOK).Psychopharmacology and youColorado West Counseling Services, 6916 Highway 82 (next to Thunder River Market), is offering the first in the Friday Afternoon Educational Workshops with psychiatrist Dr. Lowell Stratton. The workshop, from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, will discuss medication for treatment of adult and childhood mental and emotional disorders and is appropriate for clients, parents, therapists, school personnel and anyone interested in the topic. Cost is $30 per person. Information/to register: 945-2583.Colorado West Counseling Services, 6916 Highway 82 (next to Thunder River Market), is offering the first in the Friday Afternoon Educational Workshops with psychiatrist Dr. Lowell Stratton. The workshop, from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, will discuss medication for treatment of adult and childhood mental and emotional disorders and is appropriate for clients, parents, therapists, school personnel and anyone interested in the topic. Cost is $30 per person. Information/to register: 945-2583.
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