Briefs: Local News September 25, 2008

Seniors safety seminars to begin

• The Mesa County GOLD Seniors Commission will have a series of seminars about safety beginning at 6:30 tonight at the Grand Junction Senior Recreation Center. Other seminars will take place throughout October at various places throughout the Grand Valley. For information, call 255-5040 or visit

Glenwood trail project is Saturday

• Volunteers are needed Saturday to help finish the Wulfsohn Trail above the Glenwood Meadows shopping center and Glenwood Springs Community Center.
The Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers program plans to build the last half-mile of single-track trail to connect Midland Avenue on the far west end and complete the 2 1/2-mile trail. The trail project began in 2006.
Organizers will provide tools, materials and dinner. To volunteer or more for more information, call Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers at 970-927-8241, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit

Art show continues through Sunday

• The Glenwood Springs Fall Arts Festival continues through Sunday.
The show is the largest in the state that is non-juried, meaning it is open to all artists. It features 350 artists from several states.
The event takes place at the Ramada Inn. It is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. It also features art demonstrations at 7 p.m Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.
Pieces are available for sale, and proceeds from the show pay for art studies scholarships for high school seniors, art supplies in area schools and grants to area libraries for art-related materials.

Show will benefit counseling center

• The Counseling and Education Center is seeking artists to participate in the Have a Heart for the Community Art fundraiser Oct. 24 at Immaculate Heart Church, 790 26 1/2 Road. There is no charge to artists for a display table. Twenty-five percent of artists’ sales will be donated to the center, which provides affordable professional counseling to families in Mesa County. For information, call 243-9539.

Teen Read Week set for Oct. 12-18

• Mesa County Libraries will have Teen Read Week at the central library Oct. 12-18. Buttons and prizes are available. For information, call 243-4442.

GJ woman earns MBA at Wyoming

• Holly Marie Zechin of Grand Junction earned a master’s degree in business administration degree from the University of Wyoming.


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