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Colorado Animal Rescue is offering a low-cost vaccination clinic from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the CARE Shelter.

All vaccinations are $5 each and micro-chipping is $30, for more information call 947-9173 or http://www.coloradoanimalrescue.org.

Etenesh Bartley will teach a four-week cooking class focused on Ethiopian delights from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 1-22, at Colorado Mountain College, 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Dishes will all be vegetarian, and students will also learn how to roast their own coffee, make herb teas and prepare baklava, coffee flan and other desserts. Cost is $115. Register by Jan. 30.



Call 945-7486 for more information.

Boxes of Kleenex are being collected at Glenwood Springs High School until Jan. 31. Bring full boxes to the school’s main office as donations that will be used in classrooms in the upcoming year.



Garfield Clean Energy and Energy Smart will present “Energy Efficiency Programs for 2012 in the Region,” from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale.

Join representatives from all the local utilities and local programs to learn about opportunities and incentives to help build business and provide efficiency options for customers. Hosted in partnership with Xcel Energy, SourceGas, Holy Cross Energy, Aspen Electric, Franklin Energy and Glenwood Springs Electric, this event should be of interest to electricians, contractors, insulation contractors, HVAC companies, lighting specialists, and other efficiency contractors, building analysts, and anyone interested in learning more about local utility and community programs to promote efficiency.

Free coffee and snacks will be provided. Please register in advance at http://www.garfieldcleanenergy.org/register.php.

“Amtrak versus Russian railway passenger service” will be the duel of the rails presented by the Western Colorado Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society at its meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Glenwood Railroad Museum, located in the Amtrak station, 413 Seventh St.

Robert Rynerson, a rail advocate from Denver, took up the age-old debate in summer 2010 when he made similar trips on both countries’ long-distance passenger trains. Using a slide presentation, Rynerson discusses his discovery that the two systems share some common history and characteristics, but the Russians have taken American ideas and progressed with them.

For more information, call the museum, 945-7044, or email Jan at janandpat@sopris.net.

Show your daughter(s) how a gentleman treats a lady. The Glenwood Springs Recreation Department invites every father (grandfather, uncle) to take their little girls (12 years and younger) out on a date. It will be a magical evening of dining and dancing that will create memories to last a lifetime from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Glenwood Springs Community Center. Fee ($35 members/$45 nonmembers and $10 for each additional daughter) includes corsages for the young ladies and a delicious pasta buffet catered by Rob Fishman of Chomps Deli.

Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 3. To register call 384-6301 or simply stop by the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

The Valley View Hospital Auxiliary is looking for both men and women with a little time to give that not only care but are willing to do something about it. It is seeking new members with an interest and desire to join in serving the hospital community.

The auxiliary’s mission is to help patients, families, friends and staff have a little easier time coping with often difficult situations. We have many rewarding volunteer positions to meet differing interests and schedules. Some involve patient contact and some do not.

If interested in becoming an auxiliary member or volunteering at the hospital, or simply for more information, contact Annalise Appel, Valley View Hospital volunteer coordinator, at 384-6656 or at aappel@vvh.org.

CMC Theatre presents “Dangerous Liaisons,” opening Feb. 10 at the college’s theater in Spring Valley. An exploration of social and moral decay in a society of decadent excess, “Dangerous Liaisons” will be performed Feb. 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. in the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114.

On Feb. 12 and 19, a 2 p.m. matinee will be performed. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, staff and faculty. Call 947-8177 or email svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu.

Kyle Daniell, the pro at Rifle Creek Golf Course and an assistant coach of the boys basketball team at Rifle High School, recently had his home catch fire. His house was a total loss. Without insurance, he is in need of everything from clothing to household goods.

If you are interested in helping you may do so by attending the full Spaghetti Dinner at the Columbine Restaurant located at the Rifle Creek Golf Course on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6-9 p.m. Or, contact Mountain Air Mechanical at 970-625-4352 for more information or to offer donations.


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