Spring is soon arriving and so is the new town of Carbondale community garden. Located behind the Third Street Center, the Third Street Community Partnership Garden is having an informational meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Carbondale Town Hall. Learn more about the process of getting into the lottery for a plot, and if interested in volunteering in this community garden. Spanish interpretation will be provided.
Applications and information can be picked up at the Carbondale Recreation Center or download at www.carbondalerec.com. Applicants must live with Carbondale town limits. Contact Tami Stroud, 618-3117, or Elizabeth Cammack, 963-0151.
The 9Health Fair will be held from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Grand River Health's Hospital and Medical Center in Rifle. This fair offers low cost blood tests and free screenings, including blood pressure breast, skin, lung function and more. There will also be a limited number of free mammograms and DEXA (bone density) scans available for women. Pap smears will not be offered, but women will be able to get enrolled in programs that can assist them in getting many important women's health screenings. Grand River Health partners with 9Health Fair, a statewide organization, to offer this health fair to the community. Participants are reminded to fast for 12 hours before getting blood tests to ensure the most accurate results.
Preregistration will be offered online only this year for the 9Health Fair. For this year's prices, screenings and preregistration go to www.grandriverhealth.org and click on the 9Health Fair icon or www.9healthfair.org.
Literacy Outreach is looking for tutor volunteers to help people who are eager to improve their reading, writing, math or English-speaking skills. Volunteers do not have prior teaching experience or need to speak Spanish - just a desire to help, the ability to read and speak English, and at least two hours of time a week to work with adult students. A volunteer informational session will be held on Tuesday, April 9, at the Glenwood Springs Library at 5:30 p.m.
Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts have cost share funds available for landowners in Garfield County for implementation of approved conservation practices that address water quality and quantity, soil erosion or range improvements. Applications are ranked based on resource concerns and can reimburse up to 50 percent of a predetermined amount established by the review committee each year. Call the District office at 945-5494, ext. 105, for an application or go to www.bookcliffcd.org. Spring applications will be accepted through April 12 for review.
The Carbondale Mountain Fair is seeking art submissions for the 2013 Carbondale Mountain Fair. The winner will not only see their design printed on hundreds of T-shirts and posters, but will also win $500. Submissions can be created by hand or computer, though we prefer by hand, and can be any size. However, the winning design will be digitized and made to fit a T-shirt and 11x17 posters. Design entries are due April 15 and must reflect the 2013 Mountain Fair theme, which is based on Chief Seattle's quote, "Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it." This year, the Utes will be represented at Mountain Fair to honor their history in the valley. Please include your contact information on the back of artwork and deliver or mail to the CCAH offices at 520 Third St., Carbondale.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-948-5831.
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.
Anyone interested in becoming a ski patroller at Sunlight Mountain Resort can meet and ski with the Sunlight Volunteer Ski Patrol from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. March 30 or March 31. Pick the day that works best. Meet at the first aid clinic next to the lodge in the morning. A liability release waiver must be signed before getting started. Lift tickets will be provided for participants who don't have a Sunlight Mountain pass.
After meeting many of the ski patrollers in the morning, the qualifications, duties and responsibilities of the job will be discussed. There will be plenty of time to get out on the mountain with this group of volunteers. The day will include an evaluation of participants' skiing skills. Intermediate or higher skiing ability is required. Bring a brown bag lunch or grab something at the lodge.
For more information, contact Keith Henderson at (970) 379-0305 or email@example.com