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Free prelicensing training for home-based child care businesses will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, in Glenwood Springs. Both days are required. Learn about the process, fees and regulations for licensing your home to care for children.Register by Jan. 9, at 945-9191, ext. 3066. The classes are sponsored by the Garfield County Department of Human Services Childcare Program.

Christmas Tree Recycling for Basalt and the surrounding area will be provided at Arbaney Park in the parking lot and at the El Jebel City Market through Jan. 12. The Solid Waste Center, telephone 923-3487, will accept trees year-round.

All Valley Music Together will offer a new class for parents with infants and newborns to 10 months in New Castle during the upcoming winter term. The classes are designed for parents who want to support musical growth for their baby. Research has demonstrated that babies benefit greatly from early exposure to music. The new baby class will meet in the New Castle Community Center on Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 17. Prior registration with All Valley Music Together is required.Music Together develops every childs opportunity for basic music competence by encouraging exposure to rich musical experiences throughout early childhood. All Valley Music Together is currently enrolling for winter term classes from Jan. 15 to March 23. Morning classes are offered in Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Carbondale, Basalt and Aspen. An evening class is available in New Castle on Mondays. For more information, call All Valley Music Together at 963-1482 or visit AllValleyMusic.com.

Anyone interested in planning for retirement may attend an Edward Jones Investing in Action Program, Perception vs. Reality: How to Stay Focused on What Matters, to be held at 10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the Riverside Professional Building, 2700 Gilstrap Court, Suite 170, Glenwood Springs. This interactive event is presented at select Edward Jones branch offices nationwide via the firms private video network.Seating is limited, please RSVP by calling 928-7145.

The West Garfield County Landfill in Rifle will be closed Monday, Jan. 1, to observe New Years Day, and will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.


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