January – February 2014
The Rifle Branch Library invites elementary school kids in grades 1 to 4 to take the challenge. Starting Monday, Jan. 6, stop by the library and pick up your Challenge Card. Complete at least 6 challenges by Feb. 28, and your name will go into drawings for awesome prizes! Complete all 12 challenges by Feb. 28 and you will be invited to our fun “Beat the Winter Blahs” celebration on Saturday, March 8. For more information about this free community event, call 970-625-3471.
Arts and Craft Vendor Application Deadline, Feb. 28
Applications are now available for Arts & Craft Vendors interested in the 43rd Carbondale Mountain Fair! Mountain Fair celebrates art in all forms of expression, and is known for its diverse range, non-stop entertainment, great food and amazing spirit. Who’s eligible? Any artist or craft person exhibiting his or her own handmade works of art (not manufactured, not imported). Any community service, civic, or social organization, or educational institution selling only its own works of art. Criteria for judging include quality and uniqueness of items. Applications are available at carbondalearts.com. For questions call (970) 963-1680 or email email@example.com.
“SAVE THE DATE: January 14 – February 14 for the Great Pajama Drive
Share the love of bedtime reading
What: Donate NEW Pajama’s (sizes newborn to adult)
Where: Drop off locations
GWS: Children’s Mini College, Alpine Bank, Family Visitor Program, Early Childhood Network, Glenwood Springs Library and Valley View Hospital
Carbondale: Children’s Rocky Mountain School, Alpine Bank, Carbondale branch library, Carbondale Community Elementary School
Willits: Alpine Bank
Basalt: Growing Years, Alpine Bank, Basalt Library
Children’s Rocky Mountain School and the Family Visitor Program are teaming up together in an effort to supply over 300 local families in need, with NEW pajamas and books this Valentine’s Day. Please help support our community by donating NEW pajamas (newborn to adult sizes) at one of these drop site locations. Books will be provided and distributed by the Family Visitor Program. The last day to drop off pajamas is FEBRUARY 14th.”
Mountain Valley Developmental Services would like to invite you to the newest exhibit at Art on 8th in downtown Glenwood Springs. The exhibit, “Art is Love,” runs from January 25th through the end of February. Features include locally hand crafted art especially for Valentine’s Day including jewelry, pottery, glass work, fiber art, woven goods and other hand-crafted art. The store is at 209 8th Street and is open 10:30-5:30 Monday through Saturday and until 8pm on Valentine’s Day. Typically closed on Sundays and Wednesdays except Valentine’s week we’ll be open on Wednesday the 12th of February.
Baseball camp February 1st&2nd, location Basalt 10:00 am to 1 Pm Saturday High school players, Sunday 6- to 14 year olds. Fees $30:00 before Jan 28th & $35:0 at the door. Staff- Tom Pilkington ( University of Northern Colorado), Billy Stearns (Coach N.Y. Yankees Organization ), Sammy Strearns ( former player University of Northern Colorado ), Irvin Erd ( ( former player of University of Huston) , Matt Moody ( former player of Ouachita Baptist University. Contact Kellly Jenkins at 618-5995 for forms.
The Garfield County Libraries are excited to bring back the popular Food for Fines program during the month of February. Bring in non-perishable food items to any of the six Garfield County Libraries and receive $1 credit on your library card account for each item you donate. Credits can only be applied to overdue fines, and cannot go toward lost materials or those fees. All food items will be given to local LIFT-UP locations. Last February, there were 4,542 items collected by the libraries. Check your cupboards or head to the grocery store because this program is the perfect opportunity to not only take care of those pesky fines, but also help the hungry people in our local community. For more information, visit: www.gcpld.org
Library Book Bags
The Garfield County Libraries are pleased to now be selling book bags for $2 each at all six branches in Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Parachute, Rifle, and Silt. Proceeds support the libraries, so be kind to the environment while carrying your books in style. For more information, visit: www.gcpld.org
10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, Carbondale Branch Library, 320 Sopris Ave., Carbondale, Free, 970-963-2889, www.gcpld.org
The Carbondale Branch Library invites elementary school kids in grades 1-4 to take the challenge! Starting Saturday Feb. 1, stop by the Carbondale Branch Library and pick up your challenge card. Complete at least 6 challenges by March 24 and your name will go into drawings for awesome prizes! The drawings will be held live at the Spring Break movie event on March 25 at 4 p.m.
10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, Free, 970-285-9870, www.gcpld.org
Children in grades 1st through 5th are invited to take the challenge! Stop by and pick up your challenge card. Complete at least 6 challenges by March 24, and your name will go into drawings for awesome prizes.
Advocate Safehouse Project presents the 13th Annual LUNAFEST, Saturday February 1st at the Historic Hotel Colorado. There are two showings this year with the first show at 5:00pm and the second one at 8:00pm. Sponsors for this year’s LUNAFEST are Bighorn Toyota, Alpine Bank, KMTS, Colorado Audio Visual, Glenwood Insurance Agency, David & Carol Hauter, Hotel Colorado, Post Independent and Women’s Health of Valley View Hospital. Proceeds benefit Advocate Safehouse Project and the Breast Cancer Fund.
LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of diverse, talented women filmmakers, with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes.
Nine short films compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings, and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly varied in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling — by, for and about women. For more information and to view the trailers visit www.lunafest.org.
Advance tickets are $20 and tickets at the door are $25. Last year’s show was sold out and standing room only. Advanced tickets can be purchased at The Blend in Carbondale, Treadz in Glenwood Springs, The Midland Art Company in Rifle, and select Alpine Banks. For more information, contact Emma at 945-2632 x107.
Garfield County, Colorado…The Garfield County PREP (Personal Responsibility Education Program) is hosting a free class on The Teen Brain, Technology & Sex. If you are a Parent, Teacher, Coach, Mentor, Pastor, Aunt, Uncle or Friend of a teen, this class is designed for you to learn how to be the “askable adult”, find answers to tough questions and support the teens in your life. The Class is called “What Were You Thinking?” and focuses on the adolescent brain development and the impact of modern technology while discussing the affects of sexting, pornography, selfies, bullying and more.
“Sex, relationships and the connection to technology is impacting our teens more than we realize,” said Gretchen Brogdon, Garfield County PREP Program Manager. “This program is designed to enable everyone in our community to feel confident when talking about these issues in an accurate and consistent manner that will help support our youth make healthy decisions.”
The class dates and locations:
Carbondale – Library
Thursday, January 16
5:45 – 7:15 p.m.
Rifle – Library
Tuesday, January 21
5:45 – 7:15 p.m.
Glenwood Springs Community Center
Tuesday, January 28
5:45 – 7:15 p.m.
New Castle – Library
Tuesday, February 4th
5:45 – 7:15 p.m.
Basalt – Library
Thursday, February 13
5:45 – 7:15 p.m.
To reserve your FREE spot please contact Meredith Kasper at (970) 319-1779 or via email at GarfieldCountyPrep.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch for other classes on important topics affecting our teens including Creating Healthy Relationships, How to have “The Sex Talk”, and more.