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The First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs will hold the following events:On Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in Bethel Chapel – Re-enactment of the Last Supper (da Vinci’s picture). On Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary – an ecumenical choir performing the cantata “My Savior – An Easter Celebration” and directed by Laura Porterfield.Easter Day: First Worship Service at 8 p.m. in Bethel Chapel; potluck breakfast at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall; Easter Egg Hunt at 9:45 a.m.; Easter Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. in Sanctuary.

Mountain Air Mechanical’s eighth annual charity golf tournament will be held on May 14 at the Rifle Creek Golf Course. There will be two flights, one at 8 a.m. and one at 1 p.m. It will be benefitting our friends on the All Hazards Response Team and high school boys and girls golf. The entry fee per player is $120, which will include the green fees, golf cart, prizes and lunch/dinner following play. Please contact Sarah at 625-4352 to register or with any questions. Pick out your foursome and meet us on the green. We will have a silent auction and prizes.

Real Estate Out West will be hosting a free workshop in conjunction with Stewart Title on the Short Sale and Foreclosure process, Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 625-4700 for details or stop by 100 E. 11th St. in Rifle, the little yellow office building across from the fairgrounds. Are you questioning the process? Is a short sale the right option for you? Our knowledgeable brokers and affiliates will be happy to answer you questions.

The 2010 golf season for the Wednesday morning Rifle Creek Ladies will begin on April 7 with a breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. and golf to follow at 10. All ladies are invited to attend.

Rifle Women’s Connection will host Gardening 101 featuring Scott Niemann of Niemann’s Gardens on April 8 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Fiesta Guadalajara in Rifle.The speaker will be Rachael Crabb “Thorns on the Roses in Your Garden.”Dinner and program is $15, with children’s dinner $5 (ages 2-10). Child care available with reservation. For reservations call Linda at (970) 618-1699 or e-mail Women’s Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

Parachute Neighborhood Watch is having an officer presentation on child abuse at its next meeting on Tuesday, April 13. The meetings, which are held every second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Parachute Town Hall, always have some presentation packed with valuable information designed to help us protect ourselves, our families and our neighborhoods. Town Hall is located at 222 Grand Valley Way. Everyone is welcome, so please come and bring others with you. In addition to these informational meetings, Neighborhood Watch is planning neighborhood barbecues. These are free for the public so come and join us. The first one is to be held at the South Second Court park on May 22; June 26 will be the Beasley Park barbecue; July 24 will be the Cotton Wood Park barbecue; August 28 will be the Tells Meadows barbecue. More information to follow regarding times and so on, so keep watching for Neighborhood Watch announcements, or call Town Hall after April 13.

Colton from St. Stephen’s Catholic School has been working on a community service project. He is asking for people to donate old dog beds for the animal shelters in Garfield County.If anyone has beds they would like to donate, please call Colton at (970) 876-0630.

Join Carbondale Recreation for its Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Sopris Park on Saturday, April 3. Please arrive promptly because the hunt has a 10 a.m. shotgun start and only lasts a few minutes. Be sure to bring your own basket to collect eggs with. Participants will be divided up according to age. Registration for the Easter Basket Raffle will begin at 9 a.m. Or you can stop by the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center anytime before Saturday to fill out a form. You must be present to win. Both the Egg Hunt and the Raffle are free events for children ages 1-8. Following the Egg Hunt and Raffle there will be a chance to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. For more information, please contact the CRCC at 970.704.4190.

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.

Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale is hosting kindergarten tours at 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday through March at the school, located at 160 Snowmass Drive.

Join the Glenwood Springs Community Center for a series of free informational classes covering various topics relevant to wellness. No preregistration required. For class descriptions and speaker information visit or call 384-6301. Allergies- A Hidden Cause of Illness March 31, 6-7 p.m.

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