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Memories & Milestones

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Carbondale’s new Third Street Center for nonprofit organizations is hosting an open house from 4:30-6 p.m. on March 25.Tenants with signed leases, potential tenants, area artists, and community members are all invited to attend. Construction is progressing to turn the former elementary school building into office and interactive space for more than 25 community organizations, with a May opening anticipated.About a half dozen spaces are still available for lease. For more information,, contact interim executive director Colin Laird, via e-mail, or call 963-5502. For more information, also visit the center’s website at

Hospice of the Valley is offering two Newly Bereaved Support Group meetings open to anyone in your community who has recently lost a loved one. The purpose of these groups is to create a safe environment for participants to understand the nature of their grief and receive support and information to minimize distress. One group will meet Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m., through April 6, at the Resource Connection, 321 East St. in Rifle. Another will meet on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m., March 25 through April 8, at the Hospice of the Valley office, 234 Cody Lane, Basalt. Participants must register and plan to attend all three sessions. For more information and registration call Rebecca Brackett, bereavement coordinator, at (970) 927-6650.

Did you know that 1 out of every 23 Americans will be affected by identity theft this year?There will be a free workshop on March 25 to address key issues surrounding the current threats of identity theft and provide you with information to best protect yourself and your family from this fast-growing crime.The seminars will be held at American National Bank, 2624 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Available seminar times: 9-10 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon, and 2-3 p.m.Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Speakers will be available after each program to answer questions and speak about local threats. Enter your name to win one year of free identity theft protection. Seating is limited.

Jasper Wood, classical violinist, will appear in the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25. Admission is by membership ticket from the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association. Celebrating the life and music of the 20th century’s greatest violinist, Wood presents a violin/piano recital of Jascha Heifetz’s greatest hits including music by Vitali, Beethoven, Debussy and a selection of most popular arrangements by master violinists.Currently a professor of violin at the University of British Columbia, he performs on a 1700 Taft Stradivari violin from the Canada Council for the Arts and an anonymous donor. He was named the 2008 Favorite Classical Artist of the year by the Canadian Independent Music Awards along with other most distinguished prizes. Wood can be heard frequently on National Public Radio in the U.S. and CBC Radio in Canada.For information on Glenwood’s concert association, please call Sue, 945-8722, or Judy, 945-5384, or visit The final concert this year where memberships are sold and new members have free admission will be the Harry James Orchestra on Tuesday, April 20.

Haitian musician Papaloko joins several Carbondale performers for a Haiti benefit, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 26, at the Church at Carbondale.Joining Papaloko will be local performers Amanda Bank, April Clark, Ellie Davis, Steve Skinner, All the Pretty Horses and more.There will also be a traditional Haitian feast served, as well as an auction of the paintings of Papaloko. All proceeds go to Papaloko4Kids, a nonprofit organization serving the children of Haiti since 1986. Tickets are available for the show only, or for dinner and the show. To make reservations for dinner, call 366-1813.

The Dance to Live Crew (D2L Crew) from Denver, will be offering workshops and a free performance at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 27. Are you a fan of the TV show America’s Best Dance Crew? Some Members of the D2L Crew have performed on America’s Best Dance Crew, and will be teaching hip hop and break dancing workshops featuring exciting, never-before-seen choreography. We are so lucky to bring this talent to Glenwood Springs. If you are a dancer, or are interested in learning, this is an opportunity to learn from the best. Beginning workshop is at 1 p.m.; intermediate/advanced workshop is at 2 p.m. Each workshop costs $15. There will be a free show open to the public at 3:30 p.m.

To help Jeanette with her 10-year fight against Breast Cancer. “Jumpin Jive for Jeanette” will be held at Beau Jo’s at Buffalo Valley Sports Bar Sunday, March 28, from 2-8 p.m. $20 donation at the door.Appetizers donated by: The Bayou, The Diner, Rivers Restaurant, Fin’s Grille and more. Drink specials courtesy of Beau Jo’s. Door prize: one-year pass to the Hot Springs Pool; Live music by: Altitude Control, The Whittingtons, 3 Legged Dog, Jimmy Ibbotson, The Rock Dogs, Jimmy Dykann, John Zajicek, Steve Skinner’s Stimulus Package, Billy Jensen and Chris Harrison, Bobby Mason & Friends with Haden Gregg, The Dags, Harleywood, and Big Daddy Lee & the Kingbees.Silent auction and a live auction hosted by Twirp Anderson.Donations may also be made to any Alpine Bank under the benefit name “Jumpin Jive for Jeanette.

The Sierra Club is hosting a snowshoe hike at Babbish Gulch on March 27. We will be meeting at the trailhead at noon and the hike will be approximately 2-3 hours in length. The hike will be an easy walk with minimal elevation gain. After the hike, those that would like, can enjoy some refreshments and relax at the Sunlight Ski Lodge. Rain date is Sunday, March 28. If interested, contact Mike LaVigne at: (970)274-6313, or email at mikmek72@yahoo,com

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