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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Carbondale Clay Center will feature a solo exhibition and opening reception for Jake Allee from Mesa State College on Friday, April 9 from 6-8 p.m. There will be a Demo Workshop with Jake on Saturday, April 10 from 10-5 p.m. Cost is $30; info: 960.2529 or

Friday, April 9, is a big day for the arts in our valley – scholarship winners for the Glenwood Springs Art Guild annual competition will be announced and celebrated in conjunction with the opening reception for the “All Members Spring Exhibit” at the Center for the Arts beginning at 6 p.m. Come support our high school seniors for this grand event, and enjoy the plethora of quality art displayed by the Art Guild members. All works are for sale, and proceeds will support our local Center for the Arts. Hors d’oeuvres will be served, and the event is free and open to the public. Come celebrate the arts and join the Art Guild on April 9, 6-9 p.m. at the Center for the Arts in Glenwood Springs.

Registration for kindergarten classes for the 2010-2011 school year will begin Friday, April 9, and run through Friday, April 16. Registration packets and information can be picked up at the office in the main building at Glenwood Springs Elementary School.The child’s birth certificate, record of immunizations, and emergency contact numbers are required. Children must be 5 years old by Oct. 1. Parents need to indicate if they wish to enroll the child in full-day or half-day classes. There is a tuition payment required for the full-day class with a nonrefundable deposit of $333 required at time of registration.There will be an open house in the kinder classrooms on Thursday, April 8, from 6-6:30 p.m. followed by an informational meeting for parents in the library from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Child care will be provided.Call 384-5450 for more information.

State District 61 Rep. Kathleen Curry will hold a pair of Garfield County events on Saturday, April 10.She will be in Carbondale for a Meet & Greet forum from 11 a.m. to noon at River Valley Ranch Clubhouse, 444 River Valley Ranch Drive. Carbondale residents can stop by and ask questions on legislative matters or her decision to change her party affiliation, or with concerns and ideas.Curry will then head to New Castle for another Meet & Greet forum from 2-3 p.m. at Patti’s Main Street Coffee House 285 W. Main St. For more information go to or call 963-1492.

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: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.

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