Community center updateThe Glenwood Springs Community Center will be closed from Tuesday, Nov. 23, through Thursday, Nov. 25, for the installation of the indoor running track and associated fumes. The facility is scheduled to reopen on Friday, Nov. 26. The ice rink will remain open for public skate sessions and hockey practice. Information: 384-6301.Heart healthyDr. Edward Bastian will present Heart Sutra teachings as part of Summit Dharma Center’s weekly class (Aspen/Carbondale Combined Sanghas) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Gyminikids in Basalt. Information: http://www.summitdharmacenter. org/class-carbondale.htm.Gardening GurusThe Garden Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Rifle Garden Center (across from the KFC). Meetings feature various garden topic discussions and hands-on learning. Information: 625-2585.Community Ecumenical ThanksgivingUnited Methodist, First Presbyterian, Lutheran, Mennonite and Seventh-day Adventist congregations are joining together to offer a community ecumenical Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at the Glenwood Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2314 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. Those wishing to sing in the community choir should arrive at 6 p.m. for rehearsal. Guests are urged to bring a loaf or two of their favorite homemade or fresh bakery bread wrapped in plastic to donate for LIFT-UP. Information: David Bottroff, 309-0384.Hunting 101The Colorado Division of Wildlife is offering hunter education courses from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, and Sunday, Nov. 28, at the Silt Fire Department, 611 Main St. Preregistration and attendance both days are required. Cost: $10. Information: 625-9533.Spice up the holidays Chili cooks are wanted as part of the seventh annual holiday celebration from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in Ritter Plaza and Burning Mountain Park in downtown New Castle. The chili cook-off is a nonsanctioned event. Sign-up sheets are available at http://www.newcastlechamber.org or any Alpine Bank or City Market customer service counters. Registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 29.Sign up to help LIFT-UP LIFT-UP is seeking volunteers who can work three to five hours one day a month to provide services for the less fortunate in the Parachute, Rifle, New Castle, Glenwood Springs, and Carbondale communities. Information: Mike, 945-2005.LIFT-UP is seeking volunteers who can work three to five hours one day a month to provide services for the less fortunate in the Parachute, Rifle, New Castle, Glenwood Springs, and Carbondale communities. Information: Mike, 945-2005.
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