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Poetry Workshop with Claudia Putnam

Claudia’s fiction and poetry appear in dozens of literary journals. She is active in the Aspen Poets’ Society where she’s been a featured poet, the Roaring Fork Poetry Collaborative, the Aspen Writers’ Network, and the Glenwood Writers’ Group. Join us on Saturday, April 4 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library for this workshop that is free and open to all abilities. Please register by calling 970-963-2889.

Mountain-top Easter Egg Hunt

Celebrate Easter with Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s annual mountaintop Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny is going to hide 3,000 eggs around the park, including six golden eggs with two Annual Thrill Passes tucked inside. The hunt will be divided into three age groups, with two Annual Thrill Passes tucked inside the eggs for each group. The hunt begins at 1 p.m., and the Easter Bunny will be hippity-hopping around the park for photos from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a popular event so please arrive at the base by noon at the latest. Tram ride and park admission cost $13 for adults, $8 for kids ages 3 to 12 and free for children younger than 3. Annual Thrill Pass and Annual tram Pass holders ride the tram for free.

Sopris Elementary School kindergarten registration

Sopris Elementary School kindergarten registration will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 10. Bring your child’s birth certificate, current immunizations and proof of address. Kindergarten Information Night is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the school cafeteria. For more information or questions, call SES at 970-384-5400.

Cornhole Tournament

The second annual Roaring Fork Beer Company Cornhole Tournament will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center. Teams of two will compete for prizes. Registration is limited to 20 teams. For ages 18 and up. Fee is $30/team. For more information, contact Billy Kirkland at or 970-319-2957.

New Castle craft/trade show

The New Castle Chamber is having its first Annual Craft/Trade Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at New Hope Church in New Castle. There are still vendor spaces available for this event. Anyone interested in participating can e-mail the New Castle Chamber at or call Terri at 970-987-3710.

Love the Earth Recycling

Glenwood Springs Subaru will dispose of electronic waste for free from April 1-30, at 175 Storm King Road. This disposal will include: LCD Monitors (Flat Panel TVs, Computers); cell phones (smart phones and iphones); laptops; tablets and ipads; CRT’s up to 32” (tube TV or monitors); video games/consoles; fax machines; DVD/VCR players; printers; computer peripherals; switches/routers/cords and wires. Unacceptable items include: alkaline batteries; ballasts/light bulbs and tubes; kitchen appliances.

Pecha Kucha: Poetry

Pecha Kucha is a storytelling style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. Most people use this medium to present their latest creative projects, work, or experiences. The key to a great presentation is to tell a story about something you love. In celebration of National Poetry Month, the theme will be: poetry. Bring your own or just come and listen. This event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library on Wednesday, April 15.

Hospice volunteer training to be held in

Glenwood Springs

Hospice of the Valley will host comprehensive training sessions for volunteers in Garfield County on Thursday through Saturday, April 16-18, at 1901 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The three sessions will meet the required 12-hour training and will occur from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 16-17, culminating in an all-day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. training on Saturday. Those who would like to be of comfort to those with a terminal illness, including military veterans, are encouraged to apply. Training topics will include dispelling hospice myths, how to be a good listener, care and comfort measures, guidelines for spiritual care, family systems, and understanding grief and bereavement. If you have an interest in attending these classes, or have any other questions, please email Marti at the Glenwood Springs office at or go to the Hospice of the Valley website to register online by clicking on the Contact tab of RSVP requested by April 1. Phone calls may also be taken at 970-930-6008.

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