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Community Briefs, 7/25/13

Huge drum sale after the circle

Here’s a great chance to get your own instruments for future drum circles at prices you can afford! Immediately following this year’s Mountain Fair opening drum circle at 4 p.m. on Friday, there will be a gigantic sale of all instruments used in the circle. The sale will be held under the pie & cake judging tent near the picnic shelter and will last for only 45 minutes. “Choose what you want and pay what you think is a fair price,” said drum circle founder/CCAH founder and Mother of the Fair, Laurie Loeb. Loeb said she needs to divest her arsenal of drums and percussion instruments and wants the community to have them in order to carry on the tradition of community drumming. “Please help me get out from under this joyous load that I can no longer carry,” she told The Sun. Purchases are cash or check only. For more information, e-mail Loeb at

English in Action seeks volunteers

English in Action is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with adult immigrants to help them learn English. The next training takes place at their office (33 Gillespie Dr. in El Jebel) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 6. “Volunteers need no teaching or foreign language experience, just the desire to make an important difference in someone else’s life,” said an English in Action spokeswoman. For more information or to RSVP, call 963-9200. or e-mail

Davi Nikent goes M4W

Davi Nikent is collaborating with Gwen Garcelon, Cindy Solano, Dr. Greg Feinsinger, Jon Robson and others to present the six-month program Masterminds 4 Wellness. The first session takes place at the Third Street Center Board Room at 7 p.m. on July 30. For details, go to

Also coming up from Davi Nikent, Claire O’Leary offers Empowerment through Journaling from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 3. The fee is $145. For details, call 303-525-6893.

Clay Center holding classes

The Carbondale Clay Center offers summer classes for all skill levels through from 6:30 to 9 p.m. through Aug. 27. For details, call 963-2529.

RFC seeks monitors

Roaring Fork Conservancy is seeking volunteers to monitor temperatures in area rivers. For details, call 927-1290 or e-mail

Hunting deadline

The deadline to sign up for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s hunter outreach program is Aug. 1. For details, go to or