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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Internationally known women’s self-defense expert Kym Rock will be hosting a free “Fight Like a Girl Seminar” on April 16, in recognition of “Sexual Violence Awareness Month” at James Lee’s Karate School in Glenwood Springs. Sign in at 6 p.m., seminar starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Women and girls can learn how to defend themselves for free. Amazing free drawings. Unleash the powerful potential of children and women held back by abusers; prevent, protect and save people from personal oppression and attacks. You must preregister as space is limited. To preregister call (970) 401-1558 or e-mail For more info, go to or look for Fight Like a Girl Page on Facebook.

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.

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 a.m. 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!

Andrew Romanoff, candidate for Colorado’s open U.S. Senate seat, will be holding a “meet and greet” event at the Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company, 402 7th St. in Glenwood Springs, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. on April 17. Romanoff served four terms in the state legislature, and was Speaker of the House from 2005 to 2009. The event is being sponsored by Rifle Mayor Keith Lambert, former Carbondale trustee Russ Criswell and community activist Paul Light.

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.

On Saturday, April 17, at 11 a.m., the Glenwood Springs Garden Club presents Steve Perreault from the GWS Community Gardens, will be giving a demonstration on water wise techniques for watering your garden, on site at the Community Gardens located on Wulfsohn Road next to the Community Center. Information will also be available for ordering Olla’s through the Community Gardens. The rain date for this presentation is April 24. For more information call Sharill 945-4004.

The Rifle 9Health Fair will be held on Saturday, April 17, from 7:30-11 a.m. at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center in Rifle. Participants are reminded to fast for 12 hours before getting blood tests to ensure the most accurate results.For more information about the Battlement Mesa Health Fair or the 9Health Fair, please call 625-6439.For more information about the 9Health Fair organization and a more detailed list of blood tests, please visit or call 1-800-332-3078.

The Rifle area chapter of Ducks Unlimited will be holding its annual fund-raising banquet and auction on Saturday, April 17, at the Battlement Mesa community center. Doors open at 5 p.m. for games and social activities with dinner at 7 p.m., followed by the auction. For more info, or if you are interested in helping the committee, please call Al at 285-2319 or Chris at 285-6234.Ducks Unlimited is a 503 nonprofit organization.

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