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Science Savvy series slated for Girl ScoutsThe Girl Scouts of Chipeta Council is one of 13 councils nationwide to be awarded a grant for science and technology projects, resulting in the Science Savvy series, four innovative programs for 2005. Program topics are Energy, GPS and Mapping, Rocketry, and The Science of Motion. Energy, the first program in the Science Savvy series, will begin on Saturday, April 9, and continue for three additional Saturdays, ending April 30 with a visit from astronaut Dr. Sandra Magnus.The Girl Scouts hope to attract girls to these programs and link them together in a supportive network to help them participate in what the future of technology looks like. For the eighth consecutive year, the Girl Scouts are providing direct funding from the Lockheed Martin Technology Exploration Grant to local scout councils.For more information about these unique learning opportunities for girls, please contact Jenny Peed at (970) 242-4461, ext. 314. The registration deadline for the Lockheed Science Savvy Days is March 25th. Glenwood Rotarians support the After Prom ExtravaganzaThe National Task Force Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse began the After Prom Extravaganza concept several years ago. Glenwood Springs has a tradition of community support to help their juniors and seniors celebrate prom night in a fun and safe way.The success of this event is achieved with a great deal of community support for the four-hour party. It costs approximately $5,000 for games, entertainment and food for the 300 students expected to attend.Periodic drawings for cash awards, gift certificates, vouchers and prizes are additional incentives to keep the kids motivated to stay in the safe environment throughout the evening. Donations of cash, gift certificates, vouchers and other items to use as prizes for the all-night drawings are needed.Contact Trish Kramer at 945-9874.- compiled from staff reports

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