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The Walt Smith Jazz Trio plays the Miners Claim restaurant in Silt from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14. For more information, call (970) 876-5372.

Camp Chair Productions at the Historic Cardiff Schoolhouse is proud to present Cellular Guilt, an evening of original short plays and monologues written and performed by Jack Green, Bob Willey and Joe Mollica. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. each night for three nights, April 15-17. Tickets will be $12 (cash or check only) at the door or call 945-6247 in advance. To get there, drive south on Midland Avenue and CR 117, turn at Mt. Sopris Drive and go past Sopris Elementary School, and look for event parking signs. Patrons are encouraged to park by the soccer field in Glenwood Park and walk a third of a mile on the bike path along the Roaring Fork River to the Cardiff School House, or walk along Sky Ranch Drive in Park East. There will be limited parking for those who can’t walk.

The Frontier Historical Society and the Friends of the Library present the final program in their annual winter lecture series on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in the basement meeting room of the Glenwood Springs Library, 413 Ninth Street.The program, The Mining Camps Speak: A New Way to Explore the Ghost Towns of the American West by Beth and Bill Sagstetter goes beyond typical guidebooks to help you get the most out of your visits to various ghost towns. In addition to guiding you to historic mining towns, the book details how to become a historical sleuth and find clues to what life was like for residents in those mining towns many decades ago.Free and open to the public. Refreshments are served. For more information call 945-4448 or 945-5958.

The play “The Syringa Tree” opens at Colorado Mountain College’s New Space Theatre at Spring Valley on Thursday, April 15, and continues through April 18.Written by actor and playwright Pamela Gien, the one-woman show features a symphony of 24 voices that combine to tell the story of a young girl’s growing up in a racially divided South Africa, from 1963 in Johannesburg through the end of apartheid.Leigh Rogers, who played the lead role in CMC’s production of “Pride and Prejudice” last fall, stars in the play.Tickets for “The Syringa Tree” are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and are available at the door or by calling 947-8177 or e-mailing Performances are at 7 p.m. April 15-17, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18.

Valley View dietitian Lynn Mulvihill offers weekly sessions on eating for wellness. Sugars . . . Not all Created Equal, Friday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. Is sugar really that bad for you? Amazing sugar facts, the scoop on different sugars, and all the hidden places we find sugar. Free to Valley View’s Cardiac Wellness members, $7 for non-members. Held in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Conference Room at Valley View Hospital. Preregister by calling 384-7159.

Sustainable Settings Ranch, located along Highway 133 south of Carbondale, presents “A Crash Course in Growing Your Own Reality” with Dr Leonid Sharashkin, Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18.This is intensive, two-day workshop is on practical solutions to building resilient communities and empowering individuals to become more self-sufficient. Sharashkin, translator of the Anastasia/Ringing Cedars series, will address methodologies such as Permaculture, positive consciousness, everyday fulfillment, alternative education, and ancient traditions as a source for inspiring hope in the creation of sustainable livelihood. For information and to register, call Sustainable Settings 963-6107, or e-mail

The Glenwood Springs High School Key Club will be holding it’s second annual pancake breakfast April 17 at GSHS during the Glenwood Springs Track Invitational from 8-11. Join us for some delicious pancakes, sausage, and orange juice. Prices for kids – $4. Prices for adults – $7. We will also hold a subway sandwich lunch from noon – 2 p.m. out on the track. Prices stay the same; chips and drinks included. Look forward to seeing you there!

Glenwood Springs is hosting the state convention for the visually impaired advocacy group American Council of the Blind at the Hotel Colorado on Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17.The Western Slope Chapter of the American Council of the Blind together with the Center for Independence headquartered in Grand Junction are accepting reservations for the visually impaired and their caregivers. Admission to the vendors as well as attendance at any of the sessions on Saturday including the banquet costs $60 for ACBCO members and $70 for nonmembers.Scholarships are being offered by the Center for Independence to anyone who cannot afford the fee. This offer includes transportation to and from the convention. The Center for Independence service area goes from Eagle to Montrose. Leave a message for Jan Ward at (970) 618-6255 and she will return your call.The keynote speaker at the banquet is Mitch Pomerantz, president of the national American Council of the Blind.Exhibitors will have available the most up-to-date information, assistance with magnification devices and computer software.Speakers include: Nancy Smith, Denver Voc Rehab Services; Linda Taylor, executive director of the Center for Independence; Dr. Diane Reeves, retinal specialist from Denver; Dr. Ryan Zwelling, low vision doctor associated locally with 20/20 Eye Care; David Nelson, Grand Junction Social Security office discussing new benefits; Charlie Watson will hold a special grief session; Peter Lane, Veterans Administration; Denise Roberts, Assisted Technology panel discussion question and answer period; Geoff Ames, discussing transportation as it stands under new and current ADA legislation; and Bob Askey, former Longmont mayor, a reader for the Talking Book Library.

Volunteers are needed for a tamarisk removal project sponsored by the Silt Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, April 17.Volunteers will meet at the entrance to the Eagle View subdivision. To volunteer or for more information, call Terry Kirk at (970) 989-5176.

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