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The Glenwood Springs Republican monthly luncheon will feature Jeff Carlson, who will be speaking about auto legislation. The luncheon will be at Beau Jo’s Buffalo Valley Restaurant on Thursday, Jan. 21, from noon to 1 p.m.

The Cancer Resource Center located in the Valley View Hospital Cancer Center is hosting its grand opening on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 6-8 p.m. in the Upper Lobby at Valley View Hospital. The grand opening is open to the general public and refreshments will be served. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and to lead tours to the new center.

Rifle’s Bookcliffs Council on the Arts and Humanities (BCAH) is a community of artists and supports establishing the Community Art Center, Sunrise Art Park and the Rifle Community Gardens located at 16th and Birch. Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m., Fiesta Guadalajara, 1214 Access Road (off Highway 6), Rifle. Call for information: 625-3043, 963-1344.

Looking for a great way to recycle your old iPod? Glenwood Springs High School is collecting used iPods to play audio books. If you received a new iPod during the holidays and would like to give a second life to your old iPod, please drop it by the main office a GSHS. For further information, please e-mail Thanks for your support.

College- and university-bound students and their parents can find out the most current information available on financial aid, including application procedures, deadline requirements and types of assistance available for 2010-11, at a series of financial aid seminars this month, including: Wednesday, Jan. 20, Basalt High School and Coal Ridge High School, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, Lake County High School, 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, Roaring Fork High School, Carbondale, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, Glenwood Springs High School, 6:30 p.m.

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