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Glenwood Springs Elementary kindergarten information

Glenwood Springs Elementary School invites parents to learn about kindergarten. Children must be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2015, in order to attend kindergarten this fall.

Tour the school Fridays, March 6, 13 and 20. Call 384-5450 to sign up for a tour or just stop by the office.

Meet teachers, see classrooms and get information about the school at the Kindergarten Open House from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2. Registration packets will be available and are to be turned in on the day of registration.

Kindergarten Registration Day is from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 10. Bring the upcoming kindergartner’s birth certificate, immunization record, check or cash for deposit if enrolling in full day and proof of address. There is no fee for half-day kindergarten. Students from outside of the attendance area will be accepted on a space-available basis.

“Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry” opening reception

This nationally traveling exhibit will reside at the Rifle Branch Library from March 6 until April 17. The exhibition features 20 colorful, illustrated panels about the Plains area before, during and after the Dust Bowl occurred. The library will host scholars on the Dust Bowl and drought in the West, show a two-part screening of Ken Burns’ PBS documentary “The Dust Bowl,” and feature oral histories from local voices in conjunction with the exhibition. Copies of the book “The Worst Hard Time” will be available to book clubs and individuals for discussion. All programs are free. An opening reception of the exhibition will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, March 6.

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): Mohawks, Tattoos and Street Art on a Hat

In preparation for CCAH’s Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza, The Launchpad is transforming into an underground arts hub on First Friday. Get a faux tattoo, mohawk, or street art trucker’s hat tagged onsite by Valley Visual Art Show’s Stanley Bell. Come join us free of charge from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 6, at 76 S. Fourth St. For more information call 970-963-1680, email or visit

Kelsey’s Kids contra dance

Kelsey’s Kids, a local, grassroots nonprofit, is hosting a contra dance. The funds raised will enable the group to continue supporting children who have cancer. The dance will be from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Glenwood Springs Elementary School at 915 School St. Music is being provided by Wooden Nickel, and the caller is Patricia Danscen. The cost for entry is $8 per person. Advance tickets can be purchased at Downtown Drug, or tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, go to

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