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Colorado Mountain College student organizations will host a Funds for Families spaghetti dinner on Nov. 18 in Glenwood Springs. The event is sponsored by the two-year college honorary society, Phi Theta Kappa, and includes a silent auction and raffle hosted by the student Women’s Forum and Veterinary Technology club.

Proceeds will primarily help offset the mounting medical expenses for families of CMC students involved in a recent accident. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will benefit local, low-income families with clothing and toys for the upcoming holiday season.

The dinner features regular and gluten-free pasta topped with an award-winning sauce, along with salad, garlic bread, meatballs and dessert. It will be from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Colorado Mountain College, 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and $5 for children 12 and under.

Tickets may be purchased at the door, but advance purchase is encouraged and tickets are available at these Colorado Mountain College locations: Carbondale (690 Colorado Ave.); Glenwood Springs (1402 Blake Ave.); and Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley (3000 County Road 114). Cash donations are also accepted through the “Funds for Families” account at any Alpine Bank location. For more information, please call Bill or J.D. at 947-8220.

A workshop on energy efficiency in hotels and lodges will be presented from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Glenwood Suites, 2625 Gilstrap Court, Glenwood Springs.

Experts will discuss practical energy and cost-saving strategies applicable to local resorts and lodges. Engineers and energy coaches will help lodge owners identify specific energy efficiency strategies, first steps, and financing opportunities to reduce operational costs while maintaining a high quality guest experience.

The workshop is presented by Garfield Clean Energy, CLEER (Clean Energy Economy for the Region), the Governor’s Energy Office, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Glenwood Suites, Schmueser Gordon Meyer, and the U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings program in partnership with regional economic development organizations and chambers of commerce.

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