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Would you like to cook healthier, but dont know where to start? A free demonstration by the Cooking Cardiologist, aka Richard Collins, M.D., will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Glenwood Medical Associates. Dr. Collins is the Director of Wellness at South Denver Cardiology Associates. Learn heart-healthy recipe development, cooking techniques and enjoy food sampling while being educated and entertained. Space is limited. Call 945-8503, extension 3401 to RSVP.

Free prescription drugs from U.S. pharmaceutical companies. Call or have your doctor call 1-800-342-6809.E-mail Jeffrey Johannes at for more information.

Kendra Carpenter and Jerry Gassau, classical guitar and cello duo, will perform from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Atmosphere, 817 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs.Call 945-6644 for more information.

Join the Roaring Fork Conservancy at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 28, and get ready to float the gentle Roaring Fork River through some of the most important wetlands in the upper Roaring Fork Valley. Staff from Pitkin County Open Space & Trails and Roaring Fork Conservancy will give the history of James H. Smith North Star Open Space, point out wildlife, and discuss recent restoration activities along this mild two-hour float. Please dress appropriately life jackets are required; the float will happen rain or shine, but is dependent on river flows and may be cancelled due to extremely high or low flows. This event is free and open to the public, however, space is limited, and registration is required. Please visit to register and call (970) 927-1290 with questions. Sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails and Roaring Fork Conservancy. For more information on this and other events visit:

Dr. Vern and Jill Thompson, authors of Im Sick and Tired and Scared To Death: Education Edition, and Im Sick and Tired and Scared to Death: Health Care Edition, will be signing copies of their books from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 27, at the Glenwood Springs Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2314 Blake Ave.A short vespers program featuring Jill at the keyboard will follow the signing.

The Ski Country Amateur Radio Club will be participating in a country-wide Field Day Communications Contest on June 27-29. Club radio operators will try to score contacts from other hams in all the worlds continents. The public is invited to visit the operation at any time and listen to voices and Morse Code from all over the globe. Operators will be working 24 hours a day through out the entire contest. These forms of exercises help to hone skills for use in emergencies throughout the world. The operating site will be held at an encampment on a mesa about five miles from El Jebel. For further information call, Jack Gabow at 963-0484, or Bob or Sue Ludke at 945-8722.

What is global warming? What can we expect for Colorados high country and rivers? What can we do about it? Rob Smith, S.W. regional field director of the Sierra Club, will address these questions at a free presentation 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 947-9613. Sponsored by the Roaring Fork Group of the Sierra Club.

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