Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Feb. 23 through April 20CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs$127945-7486, register by Feb. 21Local musician and Berklee College of Music graduate Ashton Taufer will teach beginners to play electric bass. No previous study of music is necessary, but an electric bass and amplifier are required.
18th annual Poker Run9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 Rifle Creek Trailhead and West Elk Creek TrailheadCarelton at 625-0134 or Carla at 876-5225The Poker Run helps cover expenses for trail grooming, fuel and groomer repairs for maintaining and grooming trails on the Flat Tops used by snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, dogsledders and snowshoers. Hands sold from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prizes are $100 to $500, plus door prizes. Corral Park (Station 5) will have chili, hot dogs, hamburgers, hot chocolate and coffee.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave.Freewww.roaringforkaudubon.org Arvind Panjabi, founder and director of Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory’s International Program and an expert on the ecology and conservation of Colorado birds, presents “Birds of Two Worlds: the Colorado-Mexico Connection.”
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19Fisherman’s Paradise Campground at Sylvan Lake State Park$7 daily vehicle pass328-2021Park staff will lead a hike and show how to “star hop” to the stars of the winter hexagon. All ages and abilities welcome. Snowshoes can be borrowed for free from the park’s Visitor Center. Expect to walk for 60 to 90 minutes on a relatively level path. Hot cocoa around a campfire will follow the hike. Dress in warm layers, bring water and s’mores fixings.
7 – 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15community room, U.S. Bank, 1901 Grand Ave.945-7099Full breakfast and program. Visiting Lions and guests are welcome.
4 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22State Patrol Office, 202 Centennial St., Glenwood Springs$34, or $75 for those under court order(866) 605-3900 or http://www.aliveat 25.usThe Colorado State Patrol Family Foundations hosts this driver awareness class for young drivers and learners ages 14 to 24. Those who complete the class receive a certificate, eligibility to get a driver’s permit six months early, waiver of required behind-the-wheel practice with a commercial instructor, and a possible reduction in liability insurance.
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road$10 includes lunch, register by Feb. 23945-5494, ext. 105Workshops on irrigation management, Soils 101, native plant species, holistic hoof care and pasture management, Russian knapweed flies, tamarisk beetles and other biocontrol. Hosted by the Bookcliff, Mount Sopris & South Side Conservation Districts.
6 – 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 Riverside Middle School, New Castle Adults $15 advance/$18 door including dinner and activities, child care $5984-2453Everyone 18 and older is invited to join a fun night of casino games, drawings, silent auction offerings and dinner with proceeds benefitting technology, audio/visual and playground equipment at Kathryn Senor Elementary.
7 p.m. Friday, March 4Grand River Hospital Ballroom, Rifle6 p.m. Saturday, March 5Aspen Glen Clubhouse, Carbondale366-4928 or http://www.sitv.orgTickets are now on sale for Symphony Swing, the Symphony in the Valley’s gala dance and social event to benefit your community orchestra. The Rifle event features hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and dancing. The Aspen Glen event includes dinner, cash bar and dancing. Tickets available only in advance.
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