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Community Briefs

Mr. T’s annual fishing derby from 1-4 Saturday, April 6, has been moved to Alder Park in New Castle. The event, hosted by the New Castle Cub Scouts Pack 221, is for kids 3-15. Preregister at the Community Center, or Mr. T’s. Prizes will be awarded. For information, call 984-0288.

Is your bike in the garage collecting dust? Does repairing your bike sound intimidating? The Glenwood Springs Branch Library is hosting local bike enthusiast Dan Mickelson, who will present the basics of repairing and maintaining bikes at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Dan’s presentation will cover fixing a flat, lubricating your bike, replacing a worn out tire, and more! And, the library is raffling off two $20 certificates to a local bike shop to help with the more advanced repairs so that you can get back to riding your bike. This is a free program. Space is limited, so sign up by calling 945-5958 or stopping by the library at 413 Ninth St.

Volunteers are needed Saturday, April 6, for the annual community clean-up at Hubbard Mesa north of Rifle. High Country 4-Wheelers, White River Trail Runners, the Bureau of Land Management, local businesses and off-highway vehicle groups are sponsoring the clean-up. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Hubbard Mesa Trailhead. To reach the trailhead, travel north from Rifle on Fravert Reservoir Road for 1.5 miles. and keep right on County Road 290 for another mile to the parking lot. Dress in long pants, sturdy work shoes and leather gloves and bring rakes and shovels if possible. Lunch will be provided. The clean-up should be completed by 3 p.m.

The event features the grand opening of the trailhead for the Hubbard Mesa OHV Area. The newly completed trailhead includes three open-shade structures with picnic tables, a double vault-style restroom, and informational kiosks. A 12-foot-wide, fenced motocross track has also been constructed adjacent to the parking area. For more information, call Greg Noss, 366-2237, or Dan Alvis, 309-5368.

The Sounds of Praise Choir, under the direction of Laura Porterfield, will be performing “It is Finished,” an Easter cantata, Sunday, April 7, at 10 a.m. at the Church at Redstone, 0213 Redstone Blvd., Redstone. Enjoy the story of Easter through music.

The New Castle Recreation Department is offering the new Sweet Lil’ Chefs baking program beginning in early April.

Our new Lil’ Chefs class is perfect for kids ages 6-12 who are ready for a tasty snack after a long day of learning. This program includes all the fun of designing sweet treats and gives your child an opportunity to learn the basics of cookie and cake decorating. All the icing, sprinkles and hands on learning is provided to get your child interested in baking. The Sweet Lil’ Chefs program will be held on Monday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m., from April 8 through April 29, at the New Castle Community Center. The fee is $45 for 4, or $20 for single classes, and registration can be done by phone at (970) 984-3352, or on-line at

For more information, please contact New Castle Recreation at (970) 984-3352.

Dogs and cats 8 years and older are available for $2 through Sunday, April 7, at the Colorado Animal Rescue shelter in Spring Valley.

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