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The first annual Town to Town Tour, a cross country ski and snowshoe tour, benefiting the nonprofit organization Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV), is looking for volunteers to help with its first annual event Saturday, Jan. 19.

Volunteers are needed both before and during the tour to stuff goodie bags, coordinate kids’ activities, help with pre-registration booths and help on course the day of the event.

Those interested in volunteering for the RFOV benefit should visit the following link,, or call Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers at 927-8241.

The Carbondale Recreation Department will provide transportation around Carbondale and Glenwood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 4.

The Carbondale Recreation Department will provide transportation for seniors Friday, Jan. 4. Come and enjoy a night out on the town. Reservations must be made three days in advance by calling 704-4115.

West Elk Multi Use Club invites all to ski and snowshoe 16 miles north of New Castle on the Buford Road. The trail head is located at The West Elk parking lot. Head east for 10 miles of loop trails, marked with a good base.

All are welcome and the area is dog-friendly.

For information, call James Fletcher at 625-5302; Yvonne Chambers at 625-4429; or Kay Robinson at 625-3663; or e-mail

Families Anonymous, a twelve-Step, self-help support program for parents, grandparents, relatives and friends who are concerned about and affected by the substance abuse or behavioral problems of a loved one, has announced the start of a new group in Glenwood Springs.

This new group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 3 at St. Stephen’s Catholic School, 414 Hyland Park Drive. Please use the main front school entrance.

Families Anonymous meetings are open to the public, however, we do not encourage “the person with the problem” to attend these meetings, or children younger than fifteen. The program is designed for the concerned family members and friends of someone using mind-altering substances or demonstrating destructive behavior.

No dues or fees are required. We use first names only at the meetings to preserve individual anonymity. Advance notice is not necessary to attend a Families Anonymous meeting. Visitors are welcome.

For more information, call 970-379-9098.

The Carbondale Clay Center’s Board of Directors Show will be held from 6- 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, with exhibition dates from Jan. 4 through Jan. 31.

Six-week session classes for children and adults begin Jan. 7. Call 963-2529 to register or for more information.

Jerry Gasau, guitarist, will be performing eclectic/classical music from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the upper lobby of Valley View Hospital. Public welcome, lunch available at the cafe.

The 2008 Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation winter activities guide is now available on line at, or pick one up at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

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