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Sopris Elementary School is holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. The aim is to raise money for a fourth-grade trip to Mesa Verde.The cost is $4 for children up to 11 years old and $6 for 12 and up. The maximum is $20 per family. There will be a fourth-grade play after dinner, starting at 7 p.m.Call Sopris Elementary at 384-5400 with questions.

The city of Glenwood Springs will hold a household hazardous waste collection event Saturday, April 24, at the South Canyon Landfill. Items that will be accepted include paint, used oil, pesticides, herbicides, etc. The schedule is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only. To make an appointment or if you have any questions, contact South Canyon Landfill at 945-5375. Additional information can be found on the city’s website,

Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale celebrates Children’s Day, or Da de los Nios, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22.Da de los Nios is a traditional Mexican celebration that pays homage to children and their importance in society.The evening will include singing, the annual CRES student art show, and a showcase of kid-created books that the students recently had published. Food will also be available.For more information, call Debbie Bruell at 963-1348.

English In Action is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with adult immigrants to help them learn English. Their next training is Wednesday, April 21, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Aspen. Volunteers need no previous teaching or foreign language experience, just the desire to make an important difference in someone else’s life. For more information about the upcoming training, please contact Liz at 963-9200 or visit our website at

The Carbondale Chamber’s annual fundraiser, the Taste of Spring, takes place Friday, April 23, from 6-10 p.m. at the Church at Carbondale’s Gathering Center, 110 Snowmass Drive.Tickets are $50, advance purchase only. There will be food from local caterers and restaurants, wine and beer tastings a silent auction and dancing to live music by Monkey Luv. Artist Majid Kahhak will be painting live, and the painting will be part of the silent auction.For more information or to purchase tickets, call 963-1890 or e-mail

Re/Max Select and Stewart Title are offering two free, 11⁄2-hour workshops on the short sale and foreclosure process, from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 22, and 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 1.Participants will learn what steps can be taken to avoid scams and what the options are, and can talk to a counselor. Attendees should plan to arrive on time and be there for the entire workshop.The workshops will take place at the Re/Max office, 1010 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call 928-8999 for more information.

On Friday, April 23, the Academy of Western Slope Artists and Musicians will present “Meet the Composers,” an evening of original compositions by four Western Slope musicians. The program will feature Lindsey Brown, pianist and sophomore at Coal Ridge High School, Aspen architect and pianist Richard De Campo, Silt’s own man of many talents Stephan Piker, and Deb Barnekow, oboist and director of educational outreach for the Aspen Music Festival.The concert will take place at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rifle, located at Seventh Street and Birch Street. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and individual students, and $35 family rate for parents and their children. For more information call 625-2333.

Cheerleading and dance tryouts for Rifle High School will be held through Thursday, April 22, from 4-5:30 p.m. at Rifle High School. Final tryouts will be on Friday, April 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m.Eligible ninth- through 11th-grade students are encouraged to try out as well as current eighth-grade students entering high school next school year.Paperwork is available at RHS, RMS or by visiting the website, Please bring completed paperwork on Monday, April 19. Contact Coach Tanya at 665-6912 or 379-0015 with any questions.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hosting angler roundtables around northwest Colorado to discuss the agency’s five-year review of fishing regulations. Angler roundtables are open to the public, and anyone interested in fishing is encouraged to attend.Local angler roundtables will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the following locations:Meeker – Thursday, April 22, at Mountain Valley Bank (400 Main St.)Granby – Monday, April 26, at Granby Community Center (Third and Jasper)Glenwood Springs – Tuesday, April 27, at Glenwood Springs Community Center (100 Wulfsohn Road) Grand Junction – Wednesday, April 28, at Ramada Inn (752 Horizon Drive)Steamboat Springs – Thursday, April 29, at DOW/USFS Office (925 Weiss Drive)Angler roundtables are public meetings designed to provide people who fish with the opportunity to hear about DOW management and to ask questions or provide suggestions. In addition to discussing regulation changes, anglers can get information or ask questions about local fishing opportunities. After receiving public input, DOW staff will develop draft regulations to present to the Colorado Wildlife Commission in September. Those draft regulations will receive additional public review and commission discussion before formal adoption by the commission in November.

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