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The Last Minute String Band will perform at the Blue Bird Cafe (formerly Summit Coffee House) in downtown Glenwood Springs, from 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 23.For more information, call Alison at 945-0350.

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 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,

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

Space is still available for Laurie Loeb’s Rhythms of the Heart African-inspired drumming workshop, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 25 at the Carbondale Community School.Appropriate for beginners and intermediates, the workshop will focus on developing rhythmic sensibilities, playing multi-part rhythmic patterns in ensembles, and basic techniques for djembe/ashiko hand-drumming. Participants will also have the opportunity to play African-style bass drums and cowbell, as well as create their own improvisational rhythms. Workshop fee is $50 after April 18. Drum rental: $8. Advance registration is required by calling 963-2798.

Take a minute to honor your childcare provider, the person who provides a nurturing, rich experience for your child. Write a note to Dana Damm at or mail it to her at Garfield County Department of Human Services Childcare Program, 195 W. 14th St., Rifle, Co. 81650. This will allow us to honor your provider at our 10th Annual Provider Appreciation Brunch on April 25. During this event we honor all Garfield County childcare providers from licensed family childcare homes and centers for the essential role they play in the lives of our children.

The Frontier Historical Society Museum is looking for volunteers for the summer season to greet visitors to the museum, take admission and sell items from the gift shop. It’s a fun way to interact with visitors to our community and all training is provided. If you have two and a half hours per week to give, please call us at 945-4448.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking for volunteers in the area around Glenwood Springs to serve on the area Bear Aware team. An informational and recruitment meeting will be held Monday, April 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the conference room at the US Forest Service Glenwood Springs Office (900 Grand Avenue). The Glenwood Springs Bear Aware team is a group of volunteers who educate homeowners and visitors about ways to reduce black bear conflict in the Glenwood Springs area. Bear Aware team members will be used in neighborhoods where bear activity is occurring. The volunteers will go door-to-door to provide information and to spot bear attractants that could be eliminated. The volunteers will not be empowered to enforce laws, regulation or ordinances but they will be able to bring violations to the attention of the appropriate authorities. Bear Aware team members do not handle or deal with bears, but as volunteers they may have opportunities to work with wildlife officers when bears are captured for research or relocation. To RSVP for the meeting or for more information about the Glenwood Springs Bear Aware team, contact the Division of Wildlife in Glenwood Springs at (970) 947-2920.

Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present a fly fishing educational program by Landon Mayer and learn the strategies of “Sight Fishing for Trout” his newest book.Wednesday, April 28, Doors open at 6 p.m., Landon’s presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. At the “New” Basalt Library located to the North of the Basalt Post Office. This presentation is free and open to the PublicFor more information about this and other Chapter activities, please visit our website,

Yampah Mountain High School in Glenwood Springs is accepting applications from prospective students interested in attending the 2010-2011 school year. Those interested should contact Marta at 970-945-9463, extension 100, or stop by the school facility at 695 Red Mountain Drive.

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