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Join the Rock Bottom Ranch staff on an evening wildlife walk. Get a chance to see beavers swimming in the pond, elk grazing in the meadows and hear the hoot of a Great Horned Owl all under a full moon. Tea and hot chocolate will warm you up following the walk. Arrive at 4:45 p.m. and the walk is from 5-6 p.m. Jan. 19. Admission is free, and no registration is necessary. Ages 12 and up welcome.

This is the most in-depth parenting program available. It teaches activities to foster positive parenting skills and nurturing time with your children. Parents and children attend at the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers at the Bridges Center on Wednesday nights from 5:15-8:15 p.m. Starts Jan. 19 and runs 15 weeks. Fee is $125 per couple, $75 per individual. Dinner and child care are included. Scholarships are available. Call Katie at 384-5689 for more information.

All college- and university-bound students and their parents – not just those planning on attending Colorado Mountain College – need to know the most current information available on financial aid. To learn about financial aid application procedures, deadline requirements and types of assistance available for 2011-12, attend one of Colorado Mountain College’s financial aid seminars coming to your community. For more information, contact Deb Cutter in Glenwood Springs at (970) 947-8358.The dates, times and locations of the informative sessions are: Wednesday, Jan. 19 Basalt High School, 6:30 p.m.

Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale is hosting a community open house beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, for parents and future students to learn more about the opportunities available at the school.Current RFHS students, parents, teachers and administrators will be available to answer questions and give their perspectives. For more information, call Debbie at 963-1348.

Has someone you know been touched by cancer?Help us celebrate those who have beaten cancer, remember those who have lost their battle, and fight back against cancer.Join us for the 2011 Rifle Area Relay For Life Kickoff event on Jan. 20, beginning at 6 p.m. at Grand River Medical Center at 501 Airport Road in Rifle.Learn about Relay For Life, form a team, join a team, help raise money to find a cure.For more information contact Donna Swyers at (970) 366-1720 or Theresa Hamilton at (970) 366-6683. For survivor or caregiver information contact Tiffany Ottosen at (970) 618-0469.

The 2011 Winter Lecture Series kicks off on Thursday, Jan. 20, with a screening of “Last of the Cowboys,” a locally produced documentary in which historian and producer Anita Witt interviews some of the last of the old-time cowboys in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. The program will be held at 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 413 Ninth St. It is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. For more information please call 945-5958.

On Jan. 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Creative Spark Studio at 3rd Street Center, Carbondale, an introduction to a creative cancer support group will be led by Sheri Gaynor, LCSW, registered expressive arts therapist. For anyone whose life has been touched by illness or cancer. Creative writing, poetry and collage. Absolutely no art experience needed.Ongoing sessions will be held on Tuesdays at noon in the Valley View Hospital Cancer Center. To register, call Sheri at (970) 618-0561 or e-mail

Alpine Legal Services announces its Do it Yourself Divorce Clinic. The clinic will take place on Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Those that attend will be provided with all of the necessary documentation required to complete your divorce process along with all of the necessary information about how to manage your case start to finish. The class will commence at 5 p.m. A small donation is requested for this service, but no one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay. This clinic is supported by grants from Aspen Valley Community Foundation. For further information please contact our Glenwood office at 945-8858.

The Mount Sopris Rotary Club of Carbondale (Formerly the Aspen Glenwood Rotary Club) is now holding its weekly meetings on Thursday at noon at the Mi Casita restaurant at Main and Weant in downtown Carbondale. Meetings are open to the public for anyone who would like to explore the opportunity of membership in Rotary. Jan. 20: Amy Kimberly, director of the annual Carbondale Mountain Fair, and the Carbondale Council of Arts and Humanities.

Join the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts this Friday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. to celebrate our artful escapades into 2011. We will be nominating new board members and presenting our annual report including goals for the upcoming year. Beyond the business side of the evening, we will be celebrating the talents of our members and students who have participated in our current exhibit “Eccentricity,” featuring eccentric, handmade, local art. To end the evening with a bang, the Fusion in Motion Belly Dancing troupe from the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, as well as our Jr. and Sr. Dance companies, will entertain you as you mingle, and enjoy delicious appetizers compliments of Chomps Deli. The event is free to the public. Come enjoy yourself with the Art Center this Friday. For more information about becoming a board member, or about our annual meeting and Artist Celebration, call 945-2414 or visit The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is located at 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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