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Colorado Mountain College Theatre presents “Rock ‘n’ Roll,” an all-sensory showcase of the human experience written by the renowned playwright Tom Stoppard.A 2 p.m. matinee is on Sunday, March 14.Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 947-8177 or e-mail campus is located at 3000 County Road 114 in Glenwood Springs.

The Rifle High School Drama Club will be performing “Les Miserables: School Edition” at 2 p.m. on March 14; and at 7 p.m. on March 19 and 20. Doors will open a half an hour before curtain time. All performances will be held in the Rifle High School auditorium. Ticket prices are $5 for high school students, $10 for adults and $30 for families of four or five.

The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will meet Monday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, at 1016 Cooper Avenue, in Glenwood Springs. Member Bob Ludtke will present information about Backcounty Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and communication basics.Topics will include how to purchase a GPS unit, fundamentals of location finding, and how to use GPS components. There will also be an introduction to communication CB, family radio service, marine radio and amateur (Ham) radio services. Members who own a GPS, and/or a radio are requested to bring it to the meeting. Anyone interested is invited to attend. For information, call Cynthia, 524-7981.

Join Mickie Hosack, registered dietitian for Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, on a grocery store tour at the Rifle City Market to help people learn what to look for to make healthy choices when grocery shopping, how to read labels, and how to stay on your diet-without breaking the bank.Tours will be on Monday, March 15, at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.Space is limited so please RSVP to 625-6200.

From 9:30 a.m. to noon; and 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 at the Garfield County Human Services Building in Rifle, a two-hour training will equip disaster responders with the skills necessary for providing emotional support to disaster survivors. Psychological First Aid is a job aid for responders allowing them to assist survivors in managing adaptive functioning during or following a disaster. The interactive course covers the core actions of Psychological First Aid, and provides education on emotional reactions associated with a disaster. There is a six-hour in-depth psychological First Aid training available as well. Both of these trainings are appropriate for all types of disaster responders. The training is sponsored by The Colorado Disaster Behavioral Health Traveling Training Institute.To register, visit the CO.TRAIN website at For information or help registering, please contact Curt Drennen at; or John and Mickey Neal at or call 625-3393.

Join the Glenwood Springs Community Center for “A Natural Approach to Hormones” March 17, 6-7 p.m. No preregistration required. For class descriptions and speaker information visit or call 384-6301.

Take a lunch break and come tour the Crystal River Hatchery on Wednesday, March 17 at noon. The cold water facility that raises rainbow, Snake River, and cutthroat trout brood fish. Eggs from these brood fish are shipped to other hatcheries that hatch the eggs, feed the fry, and raise them to various sizes for stocking. No other hatchery in the state of Colorado produces as many eggs each year as the Crystal River Hatchery! Registration is required at or by calling 927-1290.

The American Legion Women’s Auxiliary co-sponsors the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Carbondale, starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 at the corner of 2nd and Main, and proceeding along Main Street.There will be awards for parade entries. Entry forms are available at the Pour House, American Legion Post 100, and Claddaugh Irish Pub, and will also be available at the start of the parade. Line up will begin around 3:30 p.m.After the parade, the Women’s Auxiliary will host a corned beef and cabbage dinner with all the fixins for $8 per person. The Legion Hall is located at 97 N. 3rd St. For more information, call 963-2381 after 3 p.m.

The Glenwood Springs Community Gardens presents their next free gardening lecture Thursday, March 18. The “Gardening 101” lecture will be presented by master gardeners, Deb and Dieter Martin and Maggie Pedersen. The talk will start at 6:30 p.m. in the US Bank Community Room, 1901 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs.More information call Sharill 945-4004 or Maggie 945-9613.

The deadline for the Garfield County Humanitarian Service Award nominations has been extended to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 18. Send completed nominations to nomination form and guidelines are on the county web site, Click on News at the top of the page, then on Humanitarian Awards in the drop-down menu.This is a great recognition for anyone who has given of themselves to benefit Garfield County citizens. Every nominee will be individually honored at the awards dinner. Categories are youth, senior, volunteer and staff.The awards dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, April 12, at the Hotel Colorado.For more information, please call Kay at 618-6689.

The 2010 Winter Lecture Series “Books to Begin a New Decade” continues Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 9th Street. This program features Christine Hill Smith, Associate Professor of Humanities and Communications at CMC in Glenwood Springs, who authored the book “Social Class in the Writings of Mary Hallock Foote”. The book reintroduces us to one of the most popular female writers of her generation, Mary Hallock Foote. Foote followed her husband from a middle class background in the East to the mining and agricultural communities of the West. Foote examined the lives of women experiencing the West on their own or with their families and explored the issues of class and gender on the frontier. The Winter Lecture Series is presented by the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library and the Frontier Historical Society. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information please call 945-5958 or 945-4448.

Building, insulation and HVAC contractors, solar installers and energy auditors are invited to attend meetings this month to learn about boosting business through local and state rebate and financing programs, hosted by the Garfield New Energy Communities Initiative.The “Building Trades in the Clean Energy Economy” meetings will brief tradespeople and seek their feedback on a clean energy finance district under development for Garfield County, state and utility rebate offerings, development of a local audit and retrofit program, and the federal Home Star bill. The next meeting will be on March 18 in Glenwood Springs, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub, 402 7th St.Another gathering, in Rifle, will be on March 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Garfield County Human Services Building, 195 W. 14th St.The meetings are free, and food and beverages will be served. Please RSVP by email at, or by calling 704-9200.

On Friday March 19, “from 9 p.m. til 2 a.m…”, Eco-Goddess presents the Spring Equinox Party. This equinox the theme is the Rubik’s Cube. Come dressed in all the colors of a Rubik’s Cube and exchange clothing items with other people to become one color by midnight! Prizes will be given to the first one to become one color. Doors open at 9, no cover (unless you’re not dressed for the occasion – $5 cover), music by DJ Luke, drink specials and lots of fun! For more information call Eco-Goddess at 963-7316.

Pianist Linda Jenks coordinates Western Slope performers in a rollicking evening of zany fun. “I’m Gettin’ Neutered in the Mornin'” and “Tabby Cat’s Lament (I Can’t Get Spayed)” will have the audience “howling.” All proceeds are “earmarked” for Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter to spay and neuter cats. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and individual students, and a $35 family rate for parents and their children. The concert will take place at the CMC West Rifle Campus on March 19 at 7 p.m. For information call 625-2333.

Glenwood Springs High School presents its spring musical production, “Bye Bye Birdie,” Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20, at 7 p.m., in the Jeannie Miller Theater at GSHS.The musical comedy is based on the book by Mike Stewart with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams.The Glenwood production is directed by Kate McRaith, with musical direction by Shanti Gruber and choreography by Gayla Rowe.Tickets will be sold at the door for $15 adults and $10 students ($8 with ID). Box office opens at 6 p.m. on show nights.

Clay Boland Jr. will have a jazz concert Sunday, March 21, at 2 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College’s New Space Theatre at Spring Valley.Boland spent 15 years writing words, music and lyrics for summer stock musicals, children’s productions and off-Broadway shows in Manhattan before joining the faculty at Colorado Mountain College in 1973. During his 22 years teaching, Boland also accompanied musicals and organized a series of classical music productions at the college.Sunday’s concert will feature jazz improvisations of American songbook standards written by greats such as Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and Cole Porter. All proceeds will benefit the art and music programs of the Marble Charter School, where Boland’s daughter, Wendy Boland, serves as principal. Admission is $10. The concert is sponsored by the Colorado Mountain College Foundation. For tickets or more information, call CMC Theatre at 947-8177 or e-mail

As the Garfield Re-2 School District goes through the budget process for 2010-2011, it will welcome your feedback on the Garfield Re-2 budget as we evaluate what reductions we must make for the coming school year. If you would like to keep up on the latest Garfield Re-2 budget information, go to and click on the Budget Information tab on the left hand side. There is also a form you can complete to tell us what you value within Garfield Re-2 and what you feel we should evaluate closer for budget reductions.

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