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Mountain View Church invites the community to Easter Sunday morning service. Fellowship and refreshments begin at 9:15 a.m., and the worship service begins at 10 a.m. The service will include special music presentations and a message from Pastor Dave Pearson. Child care is provided for infants through age 3 and a children’s program for children age 4 through second-grade begins mid-service. Please join us. For more information, call 945-8328. Mountain View is located 1.5 miles south of Glenwood Springs off of Highway 82 next to Buffalo Valley.

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 a.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.

Bookcliff, South Side and Mount Sopris Conservation District have recently purchased a Great Plains 6′ No-Till Compact Drill. Mike Mello will host a demonstration at 0896 CR 266 in Silton Monday, April 5, at 9 a.m. Travis Porter will be on hand to help explain how the drill works and answer any questions. We would like to encourage you to come and see how the no-till drill can work for you.Please call 945-5494, ext. 105, if you are interested in attending.

The final slide show in the 2010 Naturalist Nights series will take audiences to the Canadian Rockies to examine changes in treeline elevations in the past century through repeat photography. Will Roush will present “The Complexities of Climate Change: Treeline Elevation Changes in the Canadian Rockies” this Wednesday, March 31, at Dos Gringos Burritos, 588 Highway 133 in Carbondale. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and food and drink can be purchased beforehand.He’ll repeat the show Thursday evening at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), again starting at 7:30 p.m.Roush’s presentations, which are free, are co-hosted by the Wilderness Workshop and ACES.Historical photographs of the southern Canadian Rockies taken in the early 1900s show the treeline elevation to be 500 feet lower than it is today. Roush’s presentation will explore the role of climate change and other factors in the shift, discuss the challenging questions it poses for conservationists and restorations, and also throw in some cool photos of backcountry skiing. For more information, contact WW at 963-3977.

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Mountain Family Health Centers will be conducting free health screenings throughout the region in April. They are open to the public and anyone may attend. Checking risk factors regularly can help prevent serious health conditions from developing. Free screenings include cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body mass index, and a heart disease risk assessment. Fasting is Ideal, but not required, and no appointment is necessary. There are usually no symptoms associated with elevated cholesterol, blood pressure or the first stages of diabetes, so it is wise to be checked.Area businesses may also arrange for free screenings at your workplace for employees or customers. Contact Sharla Gallegos at 618-3159 or for more information.Screenings will be offered at the following locations and times:AspenMonday, April 5: Aspen Community Health Services, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 0405 Castle Creek Road, Suite 6 (across the street from Aspen Valley Hospital)Carbondale Thursday, April 1: Gordon Cooper Library, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 76 S. Fourth St.Glenwood Springs Saturday, April 10: Glenwood Springs Mall, 12:30 p.m. 6 p.m.; 51027 US Highway 24Rifle Monday, April 12: Rifle Public Health Department (WIC), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 195 W. 14th St. Monday, April 26: Rifle Public Health Department (WIC), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 195 W. 14th St.

Be the Biggest Loser of 2010. Cash prizes, eight-week nutritional course, personal coaching. Starts Tuesday, April 6, evening classes. Call Becki at (970) 462-3825 for details and registration.

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.

The Carbondale Dandelion Day Committee is seeking designs for the 12th annual Dandelion Day, May 8 in Sopris Park. This event is Carbondale’s creative community celebration of sustainability and environmental consciousness. Designs must have a maximum of three colors and be suitable for T-shirts and posters. If including wording in the design, please remember that Dandelion Day is singular, not plural. Submit designs to Carbondale Town Hall by April 23. For more information, call Stacy at 319-3634 or e-mail

Downtown Glenwood Springs giftshop La V. Gifts is looking for unique art work to display.Artwork needs to represent the theme of “Celebrating the Art of Nature.”It will be on consignment with a fair deal and will be featured with a “Gallery Show” this spring. The shop is also looking for pottery, artwork from any medium, glass work, and other handcrafted pieces. No photography or jewelry art is needed.Artwork needs to be advertised by the artist as well as word of mouth; getting it in a shop is just the first step.The shop is located in The King Mall at 720 Grand Ave.Please call to set up an appointment with Laura at 945-1153 or bring in a sample of your Art Work by March 31 (Tuesday through Saturday 10 am. to 5 p.m).

The Sounds of Praise choir, a valleywide ecumenical choir directed by Laura Porterfield, will be performing a Good Friday concert, “My Savior, My Lord – An Easter Celebration,” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 2, at the Glenwood Springs United Methodist Church. The public is invited. For more information, call 945-5253.

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