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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.

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. There are 300 feet in a football field.

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.

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.

Sip, Chat and Play has a new time (still free and still at the Glenwood Springs Community Center). The offering for seniors is now from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Sip, Chat and Play is a laid back, coffee, snacks, games, and friends program.


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