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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner of corned beef and cabbage will be served at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 1885 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs, from 4:30-7 p.m. The price is $25 per family, $10 per individual and $5 for children under 12. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, and the entire community is invited.

Join Colorado Animal Rescue for its second annual Poochie Poker Run on Saturday, March 20, at Sunlight Mountain Resort during the Spring Thing 2010. Play a hand of poker for a chance to win one of four prizes. One hand is $10 or two for $15. Ski or ride to different stations at the mountain to pick up your cards or play your hand while sitting on the deck, you don’t have to ride to win. First prize is a Sunlight Season Pass. For more details call 947-9173.

If you have children ages 0-5 please join us Thursday, March 18, from 9-11:30 a.m. for a morning of relaxing and education. Child care is provided. Speaker Kelly Griller will talk to us about writing children’s books and we will make a craft for you to take home. Breakfast and fun are provided. Meet at the First United Methodist Church on Ninth and Cooper. Call Deborah at 930-0088 for questions.

The hours at the Glenwood Springs Recycle Center are changing. The new hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are some other changes as well. Our recyclable materials are now going to be sent to the new Eagle County Material Recovery Facility and they have some specific guidelines. We will accept corrugated cardboard and brown paper, office pack, newspapers and magazines, and commingles for recycling. We will continue to compost phone books, paper board, and other non-recyclable paper products at the South Canyon Landfill. For further information, call 945-2931 or 945-5375.

High Country RSVP and Colorado Mountain College will be sponsoring two AARP Driver Safety classes. Colorado Mountain College Senior Center and RSVP will be sponsoring both classes. The first class will be an all day class Saturday, March 20, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the second call will be given in two half-day sessions on March 22 and 23 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. To register for either class please call 384-4784. Both classes will be at the CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The AARP Driver Refresher Course is directed towards drivers 50 and over. Most Colorado auto insurance companies offer discounts to those who complete the course. There is a $12 fee for AARP members and $14 fee for nonmembers which includes a workbook and handouts.Call 384-8747 and leave your name, phone number, which class you would like to take and any questions. We will call you back and confirm your registration and answer any questions.

A yoga retreat will be held June 5-12 with locally recognized yoga instructor Nova Sprick. Travel to Tulum, Mexico, for a fun-filled and inspiring week at holistic retreat center, Maya Tulum. Joined by Yogini Katie Silcox of San Francisco, this retreat promises to be one extraordinary. Enjoy two yoga classes a day, your choice of early morning meditation on the beach, Ayuervedic consultations, spa treatments, sea adventures, sweat lodges, dance and movement on the beach or just sitting back and relaxing. Titled “the heart’s desire,” this retreat promises to bring to you a place of greater fulfillment and clarity in your life. Sign up at and e-mail Nova at for information or call (970) 379-9648.

Glenwood Springs Women’s Connection will host a brunch and Springs Fashion Show on Saturday, March 20, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the AmericInn of Glenwood Springs (at the base of the tram). The show is hosted by the Hot Springs Sport Shop, and 2008 Mrs. Colorado International Brenda Baeckerwill share her story at the event.Brunch and program is $10; first-time guests $5. For reservations call Connie at 876-0581 or e-mail Jean at

The Grand Valley High School TheatreCo. is currently rehearsing for its spring musical production of Ross & Adler’s “Pajama Game.” In this romantic comedy, the dangers of a workplace romance are explored to hysterical effect. Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 1/2-cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor but a battle of the sexes as well. Senior Alyssa Germiller and junior Ethan Hinkle lead the middle and high school cast.The production will be held on April 15-17 in Cardinal Hall at Grand Valley High School. The performance on Thursday, April 15, is dinner theatre consisting of four courses and beverages catered by VJ’s Outlaw Ribbs. Seating begins at 5:45 p.m. with dinner at 6 and the show at 7 p.m. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Tickets for this performance are $25 per person. The April 16 and 17 performances begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for nondinner theatre evenings are $5 for general admission and $3 for seniors and Garfield School District No. 16 students and staff with proper ID. Prepurchased tickets are available after March 19 by contacting director Mark Gregory at 285-5705, ext. 4121, or and organizations are encouraged support the GVHS TheatreCo. by becoming patrons to the program. Patrons receive premier seats at each production, signed promotional posters, and their own production T-shirt. Patron levels start at Bronze with a donation of $100, Silver for $250, Gold for $500, and Platinum for $750. All donations are tax deductible. If you are interested in becoming a patron or your business/organization would like to advertise in the production program, please contact Mark Gregory.

“Senior Matters” is happy to announce that it is starting a new book club in Carbondale. Niki Delson recently moved to Carbondale from northern California and volunteered to assist us in starting up the club. Niki was an active member of a book club in California, loves reading and looks forward to meeting others who enjoy discussing good books. Our first meeting is on Tuesday, March 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on 520 Third St. Come join us, it’s a brown bag lunch. Call 963-2536 for information.

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