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St. Stephen’s School would like to invite you to an All-School Music Program “On With the Show” tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs High School. Songs and dances from familiar musicals such as “Annie,” “Sound of Music,” “Oliver” and more will be performed. Admission is $10 per family, $3 for adults and senior citizens are welcome free of charge.

The Roaring Fork School District and the Roaring Fork Community Education Association will hold celebrate the careers of five outstanding public school educators and staff during a retirement reception from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, May 6 at the Hill Top Caf, at the Glenwood Springs Golf Course clubhouse.Retirees include: Kathy Woodyard, Math/Science Teacher, GSHS; Ed Godeski, Bus Mechanic; Thelma Zabel, Preschool Coordinator; Randall Day, Technology Teacher, BES; Pamela Lewis, Library Technology/Literacy Teacher, GSESBest wishes to these retiring staff members who together have devoted 77 years to the RFSD during their educational careers.

A seminar hosted by Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jay McGlade will have a special broadcast that explores potential implications of recent health care legislation. Alan Skrainka, Edward Jones’ chief market strategist, will be joined by experts from the health and tax law communities for a round table discussion. They will provide an overview on the current health care legislation and explore how it might impact investors.This free one-hour seminar will be held on May 6 at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at 2700 Gilstrap Court, Suite 170 in Glenwood Springs.Please RSVP by calling 928-7145 .

The Glenwood Springs Community Center will be hosting American Red Cross CPR courses on May 6 and 20 from 4-8 p.m. and American Red Cross First Aid courses May 13 and 27 from 4-8 p.m. Each course costs $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Please call 384-6300 to register or for more details.

On Thursday, May 6, at 6 p.m., the Glenwood Springs Masonic Lodge No. 65 will host a dinner to recognize educational excellence in our valley. In attendance will be the junior grand warden of Colorado, Brother Dana A. Speaks. To be recognized are the recipients of the Glenwood Springs Masonic Lodge Scholarships: Wyatt Israel, Glenwood Springs High School; Mitchell Murphy, Basalt High School; and Alexandria Aitken, Basalt High School. Keiko Woodyard, Glenwood Springs High School, is the recipient of the Ralph R. Sample Masonic Memorial Scholarship. Christian Bergren-Aragon will be recognized as the outstanding junior at Glenwood Springs High School.The Re-1 school district Outstanding Educator for 2010 is Pam Lewis of Glenwood Springs Elementary School. Principal Sonya Hemmen will present this award.

A Journey Down the Colorado River from Source to Sea. Thursday, May 6, 7 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs. Jonathan Waterman, noted author and adventurer, presents an illustrated lecture on his unprecedented 1,450-mile journey down the Colorado River. Waterman, an author of 10 books, undertook this quest to learn why the river runs dry before reaching the Sea of Cortez. He will be raffling off National Geographic Colorado River Basin wall maps and products that sustained him on the river – Clif Bars and Elemental Herbs sun lotion. There will be a pre-release signing of his new book, “Running Dry” (National Geographic Books). Sponsored by the Roaring Fork Sierra Club Group. Refreshments will be served. Call 947-9613 for further information.

The Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce, Commonwealth Title Co. and Weiss and Associates host this year’s 31st annual Rifle Chamber Golf Tournament on Friday, May 7, at the Rifle Creek Golf Course. There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start, two person scramble. Lunch will be catered by Columbine Restaurant. Prizes awarded to winners and a hole in one chance to win a new vehicle from Elk Mountain motors of Glenwood Springs.The entry fee of $65 includes tee/cart fees and lunch.Register online at http://www.rifle or pick up a registration form at the Rifle Chamber office: 200 Lions Park Circle, Rifle CO 81650 or call (970) 625-2085, ext. 4.

The Carbondale Clay Center is holding a First Friday opening reception for new resident artists Holly Curcio and Elliot Marquet from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 7. Call 963-2529 for information.

The Two Rivers M.O.P.S. (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) will hold an important organizational meeting on May 7 at 9 a.m. in the Mountain View Church, 2195 County Rd. 154, Glenwood Springs (next to Beau Jo’s Restaurant.) The group meets on the first and third Fridays of every month for discussions, crafts and guest speakers. Breakfast and child care are provided. Contact Michel Field at, or by calling 945-4774.

This Saturday, May 8, is National Train Day, which celebrates America’s love for trains with events across the country. In Glenwood Springs the celebration will take place at the historic railroad station at 413 Seventh St., home of Amtrak, our national passenger rail service, and the Glenwood Railroad Museum. Tours of our 1904 station, cookies, free goodies, free museum admission … what’s not to like? Come on down between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for family-friendly events that bring to life the rich narrative of how trains have transformed America and will continue to do so in the future.

Join Carbondale Environmental Board and Roaring Fork Conservancy for the Crystal River Cleanup Saturday, May 8, 2010. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Sopris Park in Carbondale. Kick off Dandelion Day with a fun community service project to help cleanup our local river. Volunteers of all ages welcome! Please dress appropriately; long pants, layers, hat, sunscreen, and gloves are recommended. Prizes will be awarded for the Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful, and Most Unusual Trash. For more information visit: or call 963-8465.

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