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Dogs ‘N Doughnuts

Enjoy a sweet treat and meet the dog of your dreams. Join Colorado Animal Rescue at Sweet Coloradough from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 26. Free dog-themed doughnuts. Free ID tags. $35 adoptions. Contact Colorado Animal Rescue at http://www.coloradoanimalrescue.org or 970-947-9173 for more information.

One Book 4 Colorado

The Garfield County Libraries are promoting the importance of early reading by providing a free picture book (in English or Spanish) to any 4-year-old as part of the One Book 4 Colorado program. One Book 4 Colorado is a statewide initiative aiming to support family reading at home. Families of 4-year-olds can stop by any of the libraries until April 27 to pick up a copy of “How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?” by Jane Yolen while supplies last. For more information, visit http://www.gcpld.org.

Town Wide New Castle Garage Sale

There will be a “Town Wide New Castle Garage Sale” on Saturday, May 2nd, 7 a.m. until noon located through out New Castle — look for the balloons tied to trash containers. All New Castle residents are encouraged to take leftover items to Second Hand Thrift Store from noon until 2 p.m. A tax donation receipt will be available. From noon until 2 p.m. different service organizations will be located at the downtown Burning Mountain Park — we’re asking New Castle residents to donate 5 percent of the proceeds from the garage sale to these worthwhile organizations. Questions call 970-987-3710.

Rifle Rotary looking for host families

Rifle Rotary Club is currently looking for families to host two exchange students studying in the area during the 2015-16 school year.

Rifle High School will be hosting a female exchange student from Thailand who plays the trombone, and Coal Ridge High School will be hosting a young man from Denmark who loves soccer and has played for more than nine years, according to a press release. Participating families would host one student for three months. With both students participating in a year-long exchange, the Rotary Club is look for as many as eight interested families.

Go to http://www.rotary.org for an overview of Rotary International and Rotary Youth Exchange. Contact Kaaren Peck at 970-355-4859 or kaarenpeck@gmail.com for more information on hosting a student for the Rifle Rotary exchange program.


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