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Invisible Children documentary

You are invited to attend a screening of the documentary “Invisible Children” at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Sopris Elementary in Glenwood Springs, and at noon Sunday at Christ Community Church in Basalt. This story exposes the effects of a 20-year-long war on the orphaned children of Northern Uganda.The dream of the nonprofit organization “Invisible Children Inc.” is to inspire the young and the young at heart to challenge their thinking, and to empower them to “be the change they wish to see in the world” through action.Please call Scott Bolitho at 379-8202 for more information, or visit the Web site at http://www.invisiblechildren.com. Hate documentaryThe Cross Cultural Connection Crew, in concert with Western Equality, will present a free documentary film, “Journey to a Hate Free Millennium” at 7 p.m. today in the Calaway Building Theatre, room 163, on the Spring Valley Campus, Colorado Mountain College. A facilitated discussion will follow the showing of this documentary. For more information please contact Deja Hanson or Jane Szucs at 947-8284. Landfill closureThe West Garfield County Landfill will be closed Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents Day. Normal business hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The landfill will re-open 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.Magician comes to CarbondaleThunder River Theatre Co. is proud to bring Keir Royale, a national award-winning magician, to Carbondale at 7:30 Saturday, Feb. 25, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Keir, along with his assistant Shelley, combine comedy and mystery into a magnificent show that has been entertaining audiences all over the state of Colorado with breathtaking illusions and comedy-club-proven magic. Tickets are available by calling (970) 963-8200. Visit http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com for more information. Both performances are in the new TRTC Theatre at 67 Promenade in downtown Carbondale in the New Town Center.Stapleton and friends benefit concert for YouthZoneStuart Stapleton, Teal Plattner and Stephen Piker will give a benefit concert for YouthZone at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 761 Birch St. in Rifle. Refreshments will be served.Spay Day vouchersFriends of the Rifle Animal Shelter will participate in the Doris Day Animal Foundation’s Spay Day USA, a national campaign to promote the life-saving benefits of spay/neuter for pets. Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter will offer financial assistance in the form of vouchers that will reduce the cost of pet surgery by $50. Vouchers will be provided on a first-come basis during the week of Feb. 27.Spay/neuter protects pet health, improves pet behavior and lessens the burden on animal shelters and taxpayers. To request a Spay Day voucher, call 984-2579 between Feb. 27 and March 4. Gardening trainingColorado State University Cooperative Extension is offering continuing education for master gardeners, green industry professionals and the general public.The five-week program will take place Tuesdays beginning Feb. 28 at the Vail-Eagle Valley CMC campus in Edwards. Preregistration and prepayment are required. For additional information call (970) 328-8630.Bluebird nest projectRoaring Fork Audubon Society and Rock Bottom Ranch are joining forces in an effort to ease the housing crunch for mountain bluebirds. With contributions of wood and hardware from BMC West and the RFAS board members precutting the wood, 30 nest boxes will be built. This project will be a great opportunity for children to learn conservation lessons, bluebird behavior, and how to build the best nest box. The nest box project will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 25, at Rock Bottom Ranch. Please be prompt; assembly instruction begins at 10 a.m.It is not necessary to have any experience or be a member of either organization. The event is open to all ages, but not recommended for children under 5. Families may take their completed box home. Please bring drills if you have them.Space is limited to 30 families, and you must reserve a place by calling Rock Bottom Ranch at 927-6760 or e-mailing rockbottom@sopris.net. For additional information please call RBR at 927-6760, Kendall Henry at 928-8358 or Chris Lazo at 963-8049.Soldier support group name changeEffective immediately, SOS – Support Our Soldiers will be changing its name to SOLDIERWATCH.The group’s mission statement is to watch over the soldiers with daily prayers and to send as many letters as possible to those who receive no mail. For information, call Cathy at 625-3868.Pesticide workshopAn EPA Private Pesticide Applicator Workshop, sponsored by Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Garfield County Vegetation Management, and Eagle County Weed & Pest, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the County Fairgrounds Event Hall in Rifle. The workshop provides an opportunity for local landowners to receive training and ask questions on the proper method of applying pesticides. Participants will be able to complete the EPA Private Pesticide Applicator Exam in an open classroom setting. Upon completion of the exam, attendees will be eligible to receive private pesticide applicator certification from the EPA. Preregister by Monday, Feb. 20, by calling Steve Anthony at 625-8601.Archeology classThe Colorado Archeological Society Roaring Fork Chapter, Glenwood Springs is presenting “Colorado Historical Archeology” 6 p.m. Friday, March 3. It continues at 8 a.m. all day Saturday and Sunday, March 4 and 5. The course addresses Colorado history and its relationship to archeology 1540-1940. The course covers various groups including American Indians, Spanish explorers, trappers and traders, and the U.S. military, as well as mining, ranching, water development, etc. Professor Kevin Black presents this survey course which is interactive with slides and specimens.For more information or to enroll, contact Cynthia DeFrancia at 948-1905 or cdfran@comcast.net.


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