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Weekend Happenings

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The Carbondale Clay Center will feature Demo Workshop with Jake Allee from Mesa State College on Saturday, April 10 from 10-5 p.m. Cost is $30; info: 960.2529 or info@carbondaleclay.org

The Valley View Hospital Community Health Fair will be Saturday, April 10, from 7-11 a.m. at Roaring Fork High School in CarbondaleBlood chemistry $40 (includes thyroid, cholesterol, cardiac risk, blood sugar, kidney and liver function), prostate specific antigen $30, blood count $15, colorectal kit $10. Requires fasting 12 hours before blood draw. Blood draw for 18 and older.The Carbondale Rotary Club will also host a fundraiser pancake breakfast during the event, in the high school auditeria.

State District 61 Rep. Kathleen Curry will hold a pair of Garfield County events on Saturday, April 10.She will be in Carbondale for a Meet & Greet forum from 11 a.m. to noon at River Valley Ranch Clubhouse, 444 River Valley Ranch Drive. Carbondale residents can stop by and ask questions on legislative matters or her decision to change her party affiliation, or with concerns and ideas.Curry will then head to New Castle for another Meet & Greet forum from 2-3 p.m. at Patti’s Main Street Coffee House 285 W. Main St. For more information go to kathleencurry.org or call 963-1492.

Mountain Family Health Centers will be conducting free health screenings throughout the region in April. They are open to the public and anyone may attend. Checking risk factors regularly can help prevent serious health conditions from developing. Free screenings include cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body mass index, and a heart disease risk assessment. Fasting is Ideal, but not required, and no appointment is necessary. There are usually no symptoms associated with elevated cholesterol, blood pressure or the first stages of diabetes, so it is wise to be checked.Area businesses may also arrange for free screenings at your workplace for employees or customers. Contact Sharla Gallegos at 618-3159 or sharla@mountainfamily.org for more information.Screenings will be offered at the following locations and times:Glenwood Springs Saturday, April 10: Glenwood Springs Mall, 12:30 p.m. 6 p.m.; 51027 US Highway 24Rifle Monday, April 12: Rifle Public Health Department (WIC), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 195 W. 14th St.

Come join a community Contra Dance Saturday, April 10, from 8-10:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Elementary School. Dance to lively, old-time music performed by the Last Minute String Band. This month’s caller is Richard Meyers from Denver.He’ll teach square, contra, and line dances, as well as the polka and waltzes. It’s fun, nonalcoholic, aerobic and no partner necessary.Beginners should arrive by 7:30 p.m. for a 30-minute dance walk-through. The school is located at 915 School St. in Glenwood Springs. Admission is $8.Contact: 945-0350 or justuspaines@sopris.net; http://www.lastminutestringband.com.

Looking for some video gaming challenges and other players to share the fun? Then you should join the Teen Video Game Club at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Simply bring your favorite video games or game systems to the library on Saturday, April 10, between 1 and 4 p.m. Play games with others who enjoy them as much as you do. The library’s Wii video games will also be available – just be ready to play. For more information call 945-5958.

Colorado Mountain College in Rifle presents a ranch tour, a chance to hear ranching stories and enjoy a barbecue.As part of the college’s Encore! program, participants will learn about, maybe even witness, the miracle of birth during calving season.On Saturday, April 10, from 1-6:30 p.m., you can visit two ranches in western Garfield County and learn about ranch life from the ranchers themselves. They’ll tell all about the hard work and dedication that goes into bringing food to your table. Then enjoy a ranch barbecue with all the fixings at the end of the day.Come alone for $20 or bring the family for $50 (two adults and two children; each additional child is $8). Please register before March 26 for this event at the Rifle campus, 3695 Airport Road. Those who have taken a Colorado Mountain College class within the past 10 months may register by phone, 625-1871. Payment is required at the time of registration.

Lynn Riemer, affectionately known as the “Martha Stewart of Meth Labs,” and a previous forensic chemist with the DEA and member of Colorado’s North Metro Drug Task Force, will be presenting Adolescent and Community Training (ACT) on Drugs presentations for students, parents and the public at large at Grand Valley Middle School and High School on Tuesday, April 13. ACT on Drugs provides a comprehensive and hard-hitting update on the dangers of drug use, especially methamphetamine and how dealers are using color, flavor and marketing ploys to target our youth. The public is invited to attend evening sessions from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 12, at Grand Valley Middle School. This will be geared to parents as well as those highly affected by meth labs such as Realtors, housekeepers and concerned neighbors. All citizens are encouraged to attend, and the sessions are at no cost to Garfield County as the Christian P. Anshutz Foundation is providing the funding. For more information, contact Phil Strouse at the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 309-9697.

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