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On Thursday, April 22 at noon, Glenwood Springs Police Department and the Glenwood Springs High School Impact and Riverwatch Clubs will be unveiling a drop box for the safe disposal of unused or expired prescription medications. This is a cooperative effort initiated in Pontiac, Illinois, by teacher Paul Ritter, whose former student is now a sergeant with the GSPD, Aaron Munch.The intent of the program is to prevent these substances from finding their way into our waterways and prevent their availability for child safety reasons in our homes.This initial drop box is a cooperative effort with the two GSHS Clubs, GSPD, Sunshine Rotary Club, Valley View Hospital, and the Colorado River District. Sergeant Munch has led the charge to form this program and gather the sponsors and participants, and we look forward to it being an ongoing and self-sustaining program with rewards for all who value the quality of our waterways.

Re/Max Select and Stewart Title are offering two free, 1 1/2-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.

TGITh party at the Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company, Thursday, April 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.Come and join the Roaring Fork Sierra Club Group and friends for an evening of brew, snacks (cash bar and food), and stimulating discussions of important environmental and political issues. This is a chance to meet interesting people, and learn what the RF Group is doing locally and how you might be able to participate. Bring your friends. Call 947-9613 for more information.

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 a 3rd grade Earth Day music performance, the annual all-school student art show, a showcase of kid-created books that the students recently had published, and a scholastic book fair. Home-made Mexican food will also be available.For more information, call Debbie Bruell at 963-1348.

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 Carbondale Chamber’s annual fundraiser the Taste of Spring is bigger and better this year and costs less. Tickets for this year’s event are only $50 advance purchase. Join us at the Gathering Center at the Church at Carbondale, 110 Snowmass Drive on Friday, April 23, from 6-10 p.m. There will be food from local caterers and restaurants as well as wine and beer tastings to enjoy. Majid Kahhak will be painting live and the painting will be part of our wonderful silent auction. The evening winds up with dancing and live music by Monkey Luv. Don’t miss this great community event. Please call Sherri Harrison with any questions and to buy tickets 963-1890 or e-mail

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.

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

Robert K. Steel will be the featured presenter at the next Roaring Fork Cultural Council dialogue, beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale.Steel is the former president and CEO of Wachovia Corporation. He joined the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo upon its merger with Wachovia, and served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance for two years in the George W. Bush administration. Previous to that appointment, he spent nearly 30 years with Goldman Sachs in Chicago, London and New York, retiring as vice chair. He is now the chairman of the Aspen Institute Board of Trustees.Steel will be speaking on the topic of “Wall Street vs. Main Street.”This is the second in this year’s series of events organized by the Roaring Fork Cultural Council, in partnership with Colorado Mountain College.Tickets are $10, and seating is limited. For more information, visit

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