May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Colorado and across the nation. ABATE of Colorado reminds motorists to be aware of and look twice for motorcyclists. Information:
The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library spring used book sale, through May 8 at the library, 413 9th St. Information: 945-5958.
The Colorado Department of Transportation will replace expansion joints on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon from 7 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. weekdays. One lane of traffic will be open through each work zone at all times. Work on the eastbound bridge about four miles west of Hanging Lake Tunnel will take place through approximately May 14. On May 17, crews will begin replacing the expansion joint on the westbound bridge at Bair Ranch.
The Two Rivers Mothers of Preschoolers group meeting and annual spring brunch and silent auction, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 7, Mountain View Church. Debbie Bauer will speak on “What’s New in You: Grown Any New Wood Lately?” Information: Jo, 876-1941.
The Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale annual Spring Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8. A pre-sale will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 6, with a $10 admission fee. Book Donations are still being accepted. Information: 963-2889.
The Glenwood Springs Lions are offering a partial scholarship for the Colorado Foundation for Water Education’s June 23-25 tour of the Upper Colorado River. Teachers, students, and employees of nonprofit entities from the Glenwood Springs area are eligible. Applicants should send a brief statement of interest to P.O. Box 157, Glenwood Springs, 81602, by May 7.
College-bound high school students must postmark registrations for the June 12 ACT Assessment by May 7. There is a late registration postmark of May 21 with an extra fee of $15. The test fee is $26. Students can register for the ACT by getting materials from their high school counselors or visiting http://www.act.org.
Alpine Garden Center and The Country Florist are teaming up for the Silt Area Chamber of Commerce’s business after hours 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Alpine Garden Center, 6328 County Road 346 (south of Silt) with food, drinks and door prizes. Information: Toni, 876-5804, or Kathie, 876-1999.
Glenwood Springs’ MS Walk is Saturday, May 8. A free shuttle bus from Glenwood Springs High School starts at 7 a.m., registration begins at 8, and the walk starts at 9 a.m. A barbecue and entertainment will follow. Information: 945-5343.
Carbondale’s Dandelion Day celebration begins with a nonmotorized “Procession of the Species” parade from 2nd and Main streets to Sopris Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8. Information: 309-1588 or http://www.procession.org.
The Roaring Fork Peace Coalition is sponsoring a MoveOn.org Phone Bank Party at Sopris Park from noon to 4 p.m. on Dandelion Day, Saturday, May 8. Bring cell phones. MoveOn will provide a list of phone numbers. Information, call 963-9852.
Six teams of locals will vie for bragging rights as the best historians in New Castle in a “Family Feud”-style fund-raiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the New Castle Community Center. Contestants are seeking pledges to raise money for the town’s annual Burning Mountain Festival, July 9-18. Information: Judy Gordon, 984-3415, or Karen Wood, 984-3625.
Seven Boy Scouts from Glenwood Springs Troop 225 will sell plants and chocolate at the Hotel Colorado on Mother’s Day, May 9, to finance their trip to the National Scout Jamboree. Information: 984-0286.
Annig Agemian Raley’s piano students will perform their annual spring recital Sunday, May 9, at the Center for the Arts. The younger students will perform at 3 p.m., older students at 4:30. Information: 945-2920.
Representatives for Chinese Children Adoption International will hold an information meeting about Chinese adoption at 7 p.m. Monday, May 10, in Iron Mountain Room B at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Information and RSVP: Amy, 625-3087, or Jo, 625-2635.
May 10 is the due date for designs for the Colorado quarter. Send designs to: Colorado Commemorative Quarter Advisory Commission, 136 State Capitol, Denver, CO 80203. Colorado’s quarter will be released in June 2006. Information: http://www.colorado.gov/quarter/index.html.
CCAH/Mountain Fair Student Scholarship applications for graduating high school students living in the 81623 zip code are due May 10 at the CCAH offices. Information: 963-1680.
The 1800 block of Blake Avenue, from South Hyland Park Drive to 19th Street in Glenwood Springs, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, for repaving. Access to Glenwood Medical Associates will be from 19th Street. Valley View Hospital can be accessed from 19th or 20th streets.
Mark Shanklin from Pinnacol Assurance will lead a cost-containment seminar from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at the Ramada Inn, 124 W. 6th St. in Glenwood Springs. Cost: $20 members, $40 nonmembers; pre-registration is required. Register: 954-6589 and ask for Sheila or fax form to 945-1531.
Glenwood Springs High School will administer math placement tests for any ninth-grader who is not currently enrolled at Glenwood Springs Middle School from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. Tests will be administered in Room 410 at GSHS. Plan for a one-hour testing period and come prepared with a pencil and basic calculator. Information: 384-5617.
The Bookcliff, South Side and Mount Sopris conservation districts noxious weed meeting, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, Roy Moore Elementary School,
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