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The Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork's annual fundraising event, Hands & Heart, is an evening of music, laughter, and celebration starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at The Gathering Center at The Orchard in Carbondale. Dance to bluegrass music by Acoustic Mayhem and eat local organic food prepared by Pan and Fork Supper Club. Cash bar will feature Rabbit Hill Winery and High County Kombucha. A raffle, silent auction and games benefit the programs of the Waldorf school. For tickets go to or for more information call 970-963-1960.

Introduction to Buddhism, a six-week series, runs from 9-10:30 a.m. Sundays beginning March 17, at Carbondale Community School. Cost is $80 for the series, or $15 for a drop in class. All are welcome. For information, call 970-618-1032, email or go to

Would you like to learn techniques for finding credible health information on the Internet? Join Jean Winkler from the Connie Delaney Health Library at Valley View Hospital, and Pat Conway, branch manager of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, for two presentations about health information on the Internet. The first session, "Consider the Source," will be held on March 19 and will demonstrate how to evaluate the credibility of health information found on the Internet. On March 21, the second session, "Getting There from Here," will include instruction on accessing reliable information through both libraries' databases. In each session, time will be available for participants to search topics specific to individual needs. This training will equip participants with the tools needed to find and analyze the credibility of a wide range of health information on the Internet. Both sessions will be held at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library from 1-2:30 p.m. Space is limited, so reserve a computer for the training by calling the library at 945-5958.

The Winter Lecture Series continues on Thursday, March 21, with a Chautauqua-style program on Otto Mears (1840-1931), who was a famous Colorado railroad builder and entrepreneur who played a major role in the early development of southwestern Colorado. Mears was known as the "Pathfinder of the San Juans" because of his road and railroad building projects throughout Colorado's San Juan Mountains in the late 19th Century. This program will be held at 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 413 Ninth St. The Winter Lecture Series is presented annually by the Frontier Historical Society and the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. It is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 945-5958 or 945-4448.

The First United Methodist Church of Glenwood Springs, 824 Cooper Ave., is hosting a Spring Break/Holy Week VBS from 7:30 a.m. to noon Monday, March 25, through Friday, March 29. Children need to bring a sack lunch. This is a free event, but space is limited. RSVP to or 970-948-5831.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a class on hunter education and safety in Rifle from from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23 and 24 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Registration is required. Call 970-947-2920. There is a $10 fee.

Help us celebrate Easter and Spring Break at the Rifle Branch Library by searching for Little Peep, the library's baby chick. Little Peep loves hiding in the library, and every day he finds a new spot. If you find Little Peep anytime between March 25 and March 29, tell a librarian, and you will receive a prize.

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