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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.

Fade In, Fade Out In Ten Weeks

At a series of 10 workshops based on UCLA’s renowned MFA program and Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey,” learn the basics from pitch to scene to act. The workshops run from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, March 18 to May 20, at 1329 Pitkin Ave. #26 in Glenwood Springs. Workshop leader Sandra Sharp is a graduate of the UCLA professional screenwriting program, columnist and published writer. RSVP to 720-585-9126 or

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. 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.

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.

Vintage Fashion Show

On Saturday April 11 at 1 p.m. at the Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Sve., Silt there will be a vintage fashion show. Carol Smead presents an entertaining walk down memory lane by coordinating vintage clothes and accessories with the theme and music of the period For further information contact Bill Smith at 970-618-4182. Donations are appreciated.

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.

“Nip Cyclic Thinking”

There are four simple steps to clarity and peace of mind for health minded professionals. How to decipher and let go of paralyzing mind chatter so you never waste hours stressed or depressed again! This will be Saturdays April 18 — May 9 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at the Glenwood Springs Library. Register today for this life changing course. Contact Donna Lee at 970 274 1680 Suggested $90 donation.

Sopris Elementary School Science Expo

The Sopris Elementary School Science Expo will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, April 20, in the SES gym in conjunction with opening night of the famous art show and the ever-popular scholastic book fair. Visitors can interact with many exciting exhibits, and there will be hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Some of the guest presenters include: The John McConnell Science Museum; Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park; The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies; Department of Wildlife; Colorado Mountain College; 4H; and GSHS students.

Call for exhibitors for Health & Wellness Expo

Exhibitor and sponsorship applications are currently being accepted for the fourth annual Health & Wellness Expo in Glenwood Springs. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Ramada Inn & Suites.

The Health & Wellness Expo is being produced locally in hopes of providing information and education about integrative health and preventative wellness solutions that are available throughout the valley. The event will feature more than 30 educational vendor booths, informative speakers and interactive activities for all ages.

For more information about this event or to obtain a booth vendor application, visit

Mother’s Day Mile

Don’t miss the 16th annual Mother’s Day Mile at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 10. The 1-mile race is a fundraiser for Advocate Safehouse Project. The race is open to women, men and families. Special attraction is Roses for Moms, along with the huge Gift Basket Silent Auction, kids’ activities, a chance to win age group awards and everyone gets a piece of homemade apple pie. For more information, call 970-928-2070 or email

Painting Pages at the library

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and Glenwood Springs Library invite you to participate in their collaborative Art and Literacy project, “Painting Pages,” which will be offered at 4 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. This project will run from now until May. Elementary school-aged children are invited to come enjoy live storytelling and create a work of art that expresses them and the story that they enjoyed. For information, call 970-945-2414.

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