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Carbondale will hold an election forum on Friday, March 19.Topics will include economy, development, public transportation, medical marijuana and others. Trustee and mayoral candidates will present their perspectives, defend their positions and field questions from the community. KDNK News and The Sopris Sun, with support from the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and the town of Carbondale, will host a forum from 6-7:30 p.m., at Carbondale Town Hall. The forum will air live on KDNK and on Channel 12. Candidates in the mayoral race and the uncontested trustees race are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Terray Sylvester at The Sopris Sun: (970) 618-9112,; or Conrad Wilson at KDNK News:

To help Jeanette with her 10-year fight against Breast Cancer. “Jumpin Jive for Jeanette” will be held at Beau Jo’s at Buffalo Valley Sports Bar Sunday, March 28, from 2-8 p.m. $20 donation at the door.Appetizers donated by: The Bayou, The Diner, Rivers Restaurant, Fin’s Grille and more. Drink specials courtesy of Beau Jo’s. Door prize: one-year pass to the Hot Springs Pool; Live music by: Altitude Control, The Whittingtons, 3 Legged Dog, Jimmy Ibbotson, The Rock Dogs, Jimmy Dykann, John Zajicek, Steve Skinner’s Stimulus Package, Billy Jensen and Chris Harrison, Bobby Mason & Friends with Haden Gregg, The Dags, Harleywood, and Big Daddy Lee & the Kingbees.Silent auction and a live auction hosted by Twirp Anderson.Donations may also be made to any Alpine Bank under the benefit name “Jumpin Jive for Jeanette.”

Jasper Wood, classical violinist, will appear in the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25. Admission is by membership ticket from the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association. Celebrating the life and music of the 20th century’s greatest violinist, Wood presents a violin/piano recital of Jascha Heifetz’s greatest hits including music by Vitali, Beethoven, Debussy and a selection of most popular arrangements by master violinists.Currently a professor of violin at the University of British Columbia, he performs on a 1700 Taft Stradivari violin from the Canada Council for the Arts and an anonymous donor. He was named the 2008 Favorite Classical Artist of the year by the Canadian Independent Music Awards along with other most distinguished prizes. Wood can be heard frequently on National Public Radio in the U.S. and CBC Radio in Canada.For information on Glenwood’s concert association, please call Sue, 945-8722, or Judy, 945-5384, or visit The final concert this year where memberships are sold and new members have free admission will be the Harry James Orchestra on Tuesday, April 20.

Did you know that 1 out of every 23 Americans will be affected by identity theft this year?There will be a free workshop on March 25 to address key issues surrounding the current threats of identity theft and provide you with information to best protect yourself and your family from this fast-growing crime.The seminars will be held at American National Bank, 2624 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Available seminar times: 9-10 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon, and 2-3 p.m.Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Speakers will be available after each program to answer questions and speak about local threats. Enter your name to win one year of free identity theft protection. Seating is limited; please RSVP to 945-8511 by March 19.

The Dance to Live Crew (D2L Crew) from Denver, will be offering workshops and a free performance at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 27. Are you a fan of the TV show America’s Best Dance Crew? Some Members of the D2L Crew have performed on America’s Best Dance Crew, and will be teaching hip hop and break dancing workshops featuring exciting, never-before-seen choreography. We are so lucky to bring this talent to Glenwood Springs. If you are a dancer, or are interested in learning, this is an opportunity to learn from the best. Beginning workshop is at 1 p.m.; intermediate/advanced workshop is at 2 p.m. Each workshop costs $15. There will be a free show open to the public at 3:30 p.m.

The Go Green Team at Kathryn Senor Elementary in New Castle is conducting a fundraiser car wash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, hosted by Vista Auto Group at the indoor car wash behind the Honda/Subaru building in west Glenwood Springs. The cost is a $5 donation, with proceeds to be used to purchase trees to plant at the KSE playground. The school’s green team volunteers note that washing a car at a car wash with biodegradable soap and a water filtering system is advisable compared to washing a car on the street and letting the soap run into the unfiltered storm drain system. Questions: call Chris DeSimone at 665-7667.

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. 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 questions.

The Frontier Historical Society would like to invite community members to join the Linwood Cemetery committee. Community member involvement and input is solicited. There will be a meeting on Tuesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. at the Frontier Historical Museum at 10th and Colorado. For more information call 945-4448.

Glenwood Springs High School presents Bye Bye Birdie, a musical comedy directed by Kate McRaith, Shanti Gruber and Gayla Rowe. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, March 19, and Saturday, March 20, in the Jeannie Miller Theater at GSHS. Tickets sold at the door. Box office opens at 6 p.m.

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