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Do you need a new hobby? Larry Borgard’s “Gorgeous Gourds” will be presented on Saturday, April 12, at 1 p.m. at OZ, the Artists’ Workshop at 331 West Main. This event will show you everything you need to know about preparing gourds for decorative purposes. It’s a “Let me show you” kind of thing. And it’s free, too! “Gourds are easy to work with, if you have somebody show you how to do it,” said Borgard.Patty Ringer, proprietress of OZ, was thrilled with the local participation at last Saturday’s workshops with Grant Ballin, sculptor and painter. “We had some new faces, and everybody had a wonderful time,” said Ringer. Larry Borgard came to observe, and was impressed with the creativity and realistic “heads” that were produced.New Castle’s Spring Clean-Up week is April 14-27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. Items can be taken to the Town’s Maintenance Yard (Main Street to Shrull’s Garage, then south over the railroad tracks).Large appliances, motor oil, vehicle parts, tires, paint and computers may not be discarded.Town Clerk Lisa Cain put a scrolling link about Spring Clean-Up on the town Web site home page, Robinson from Roaring Fork Liquors is sponsoring a wine tasting on Wednesday, April 30, from 5-7 p.m. at the Hotel Colorado, with proceeds to benefit Literacy Outreach. If the weather is nice, the festivities will take place outside on the patio. A $10 donation at the door is suggested. Martha Fredendall and the folks at Literacy Outreach are doing double duty in the fund-raising department. The Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy will be held Saturday, May 3, at 9 a.m. in Glenwood Canyon. This event will include a half-marathon along the length of the canyon, and a 5K run/walk from Grizzly Creek to No Name. To register online, visit For participation/volunteer information, contact Dennis Webb at 876-0768. Entry forms may be picked up at the Literacy Outreach office at 413 9th St. in Glenwood Springs.-The Indigo Sky Theater Company will be presenting a play at the Rifle High School auditorium on Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Donations are required for admission for this fund-raiser for the Rifle Animal Shelter. Refreshments will be served at intermission. For questions, please call Vanessa Ivy at 625-7921, Sandy Hanson at 285-7900, or Mona Koper at 876-2717.-The menu for the CMC Senior Nutrition Luncheon on Monday, April 14, at the New Castle Community Center will be chicken and chunky veggies over biscuit, tossed salad with light ranch dressing, creamy fruit salad, and an oatmeal/raisin cookie.Please call me at 984-2308 if you have any New Castle news to share. Go Avs!

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