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Colorado Sen. Gail Schwartz, D-Snowmass, and Rep. Roger Wilson, D-Glenwood Springs, will host an open-forum town hall meeting in Basalt on Friday, Jan. 28, to discuss legislation and address citizen concerns for the 2011 legislative session.Public questions and input are welcomed and encouraged, according to a statement issued by the capitol press office.This event, from 5-7 p.m. at the Basalt Town Hall, is free and open to the public.

The Glenwood Springs Lions Club’s next regular meeting will be from 7-8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the community room of U.S. Bank, 1901 Grand Ave. There will be a full breakfast and program. Visiting Lions and guests are welcome. For details call 945-7099.

Children’s Mini College is hosting its eighth annual Chocolate Extravaganza Feb. 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the CMC Glenwood Campus Senior Center. This fundraiser has no admission charge and is open to the public. The annual event features chocolate desserts, a drawing for $500 cash and a live and silent auction featuring more than 100 items. Funds raised will help the Mini College continue to provide local children with enriching, affordable, preschool programs. Auction items include Avalanche Box seats for four with VIP parking, a night at the Little Nell Hotel, a commercial vacuum, private catered dinner for four, original artwork, numerous gift certificates and many other exciting items. The CMC Glenwood Campus Senior Center is at 1402 Blake Ave. Call Joan at 970-945-2446 for more information.

Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at 7 p.m.Glenwood Springs Center for the ArtsAll the Pretty Horses are a popular Roaring Fork Valley “Country Rock Band.” They are known for leaving the audience humming to their unique original “handwritten” songs and their ability to re-mix popular covers to make them their own. Their style is eclectic and energetic, country and rock all at the same time. Their fun and powerful sound is something the whole family can enjoy! All the Pretty Horses have made their mark as a major headliner at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale. Featuring Olivia Pevec on vocals, Mateo Sandate on lead guitar, Aaron Taylor on drums, Frank Martin on mandolin and Ashton Taufer on bass.Paul Christian’s music is currently on Triple A and college radio and he’s worked with musicians from national acts Soul Asylum, the Counting Crows, Cloud Cult and The Apples in Stereo and Dan Wilson – Granny award winning writer for the Dixie Chicks.He’s been making music for 8 years, with over 338 shows behind him. He’s also been a part the Cities 97’s Acoustic Sunrise Concert series and played Orchestra Hall 3 times.Call 945-2414 for more information.Tickets are $16 for members and $20 for non-members.

Sandy Pickard from Solar Energy International will share a story about “Light and Life” on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library. When Dr. Laura Stachel went to Africa to document high infant mortality rate, she didn’t expect to find herself involved in a quest for light. Come and hear what she did that has changed not only the clinic she worked in, but also clinics in Haiti, Rwanda and Mexico. For more information about the program call 963-2889.

Friday, Jan. 28Pineapple Crackers10 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 29Live Band w/one man Christoph Brownell10 p.m.

On the first Monday of every month a reading partnership between mothers and daughters (in fifth and sixth grade) will form. Come join us at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library in Carbondale on Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. for this mother/daughter book club. We will read titles which define who we are, explore topics pertinent to us, and encourage lively dialog between us all. This month’s featured book is “Chinese Cinderella” by Adeline Yen Mah. New members are always welcome, and for more information or to RSVP call 963-2889.

The Parenting Through Divorce Class will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carbondale. This class is required for parents who are divorcing. The class focuses on how to co-parent during and after divorce. To register for the class please contact Tammy Perry at 379-5124.

On Saturday, Feb. 5, at 9 p.m. the Miner’s Claim will be hosting an ’80s Retro party featuring DJ Covert playing all the ’80s classics. Bring your “Aqua Net” hair spray or neon wear and dance the night away. ’80s attire highly recommended. No cover at the door.Any questions, call 876-5372.

The Miner’s Claim February Wine Dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23. Southern Distributing and Silt Discount Liquor are on board again assisting with the event, answering questions as well as taking any orders for the bottled wines to take home as needed. The price as usual will be $49 per person, which includes all five courses as well as five wine samplings. For reservations, call 876-5372.

Celebrate that special someone this Valentine’s Day with delicious chocolate at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center Caf in Rifle. Select from a large selection of beautiful handmade candies by The Chocolate Moose in Glenwood Springs. Stop by Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Proceeds benefit the Grand River Volunteer Association. Call 625-6423 for more information.

A United States Soccer Federation Entry Grade 8 Referee Certification will be held at the New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main St. on Thursday, Feb. 24, from 6-10 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 25, from 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 27, from 1-5 p.m. Class schedule options are either Thursday through Saturday, or Friday through Sunday. Please bring your own drinks and snacks to sessions; there will be a lunch break on Saturday.The classes are open to anyone 14 years and older, and cost is $75 .Contact the New Castle Recreation Department at (970) 984-3352; Parachute Recreation at 285-0388; and Rifle Recreation at 665-6570.

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