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Free breast exams done by a nurse practitioner will be offered for women age 55 and older through the Columbine Home Health Wellness Clinics. They will be available at Mesa Vista Assisted Living in Battlement Mesa from 1-4 p.m. April 3. Call 618-3606 to schedule an appointment.

A three-session training workshop will be held for new Valley Spellbinders volunteers from 12-3 p.m. Tuesday April 8th; Thursday, April 10th; and Tuesday, April 15th at a downvalley location. Spellbinders trains volunteers in the oral tradition of storytelling for schools, libraries and other facilities serving children in the Roaring Fork Valley. All three sessions must be attended.

For more information, call 544-2389.



The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is pleased to present The Rat Pack in Concert. Local Glenwood Springs singers and musicians will be performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Center for the Arts. Big Band sounds of the Rat Pack, featuring Eileen Martin, Jennetta Meitler-Howell, Jacquie Meitler, Brad Vierheller, Dave Gardner, Jimmy Coates and Carl Meitler.

Call 945-2414 for tickets.



The Redstone Community Association presents: A Cowboy’s Tale to Tell at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 6th at the Redstone Inn. Local outfitter Randy Melton and Idaho buckaroo Reride Smith will recite western tales and cowboy poetry. Free and open to the public.

For more information, call Sue at 704-1843.

Carbondale’s Hendrick Dog Park on Holland Drive will be closed Tuesday, April 1 through Monday, April 7 for fence construction. Please use the town’s other dog park, Glassier Park, on Weant Blvd. during this time.

For questions, call 963-1307.

Learn how to save energy and money while conserving the earth’s resources from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the New Castle Community Center. The event will include refreshments, prizes, information, displays, advice from local experts, children’s activities.

Sponsored by the New Castle Environmental Advisory Committee.

Literacy Outreach is looking for volunteer tutors to help people eager to improve English-speaking skills or improve reading, writing or basic math skills. Volunteers just need a desire to help, the ability to read and speak English, and at least two hours per week to work one-on-one with an adult.

Volunteer information sessions will be held at 6 p.m. March 31 and April 3 in Carbondale at Roaring Fork High School; and in Glenwood Springs at 1 p.m. April 1 at Starbucks in Glenwood Meadows. These informal, brief presentations will provide details about Literacy Outreach’s volunteer tutoring program and allow for questions.

A nine-hour training session will take place in Carbondale later in April.

For additional information, please call Literacy Outreach at 945-5282.

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is seeking volunteers for this summer’s rodeo series. Be a part of the action by working the front gate, in the arena or directing cars in the parking lot. Volunteers are being asked to volunteer for at least four rodeos, which take place from June 5-August 21st. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Call Veronica at 963-1506 to sign up today.

All work is done at the Gus Darien Riding Arena on County Road 100 in Carbondale between 5-8 p.m.

For more information, visit: http://www.carbondalerodeo.com.

The Lake Christine Shooting Range in Basalt will be closed to the public as authorized by the Colorado Division of Wildlife between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day March 31-April 3, for the Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Venue of pistol and shotgun shooting. The event is sponsored by the nonprofit Roaring Fork Valley Sportsman Association and local Elks organization volunteers in conjunction with the Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic.

The public is invited to support this event. Contact Bob Perigo at 963-7310.

Glenwood Springs Middle School eighth-graders Alida Eide and Dara Chase have started a project to help give back to the Glenwood Springs community. They are making a chain of $1 bills to stretch the length of a football field, which amounts to a $6,000 donation to Operation Vacation to support the troops.

During their Dollar Chain Campaign, Alida and Dara will approach the community for donations of dollar bills to make the football-field-length chain. The project requires $20 for each foot. A football field is 300 feet long.

Donations are being accepted by the inch, foot, yard or total field. Donations can be sent to Glenwood Springs Middle School, 120 Soccer Field Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, Attn: PEAC Project/Operation Vacation. Checks should be made payable to Operation Vacation.

Additional information can also be found at http://www.operationvacation.org.

Bring your rod and learn about the world-class fly fishing on the Roaring Fork River with Roaring Fork Conservancy from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 9. Avid angler, Kirk Webb, manager of Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt, will lead this two-hour introduction to fly fishing at Old Pond Park on Two Rivers Road in Basalt.

The program will include an overview of Old Pond Park, practical entomology, reading the water, and a casting tune-up. Please dress appropriately; the event will happen rain or shine. This event is free; however, space is limited, and reservations are required.

Please call (970) 927-1290 to register. Sponsored by Taylor Creek Fly Shop and Roaring Fork Conservancy.

The Valley View Hospital Cancer Center will be offering a new Coffee Walk and Talk Group at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the VVH upper lobby.

This informal group will meet every Thursday to walk outside, enjoy conversation, and return for lattes, coffee or tea in the lobby. The group is open to survivors of cancer and those presently in treatment. Family members are welcome to walk as well. Wear walking shoes and warm, comfortable clothing. Varied distances for varied abilities. No charge.

Contact Cindy Webb LCSW at 384-7582 or Nancy Reinisch, LCSW at nrein@rof.net


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