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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.

Rodney Naylor, president of the Glenwood Springs Lions Club, is asking community residents to please bring in their no-longer-needed eyeglasses to any of the Aspen, Basalt, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Avon and Eagle Community Banks of Colorado. Collection dates are Jan. 1-26, after which time the glasses will be sent to a distribution site and sent all over the United States and abroad. Call 945-7035 for more information.

The Coming Up Taller Awards recognize and support outstanding community arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of Americas young people, provide them learning opportunities and chances to contribute to their communities. These awards focus national attention on exemplary programs currently fostering the creative and intellectual development of Americas children and youth through education and practical experience in the arts and the humanities. Accompanied by a cash award, the Coming Up Taller Awards not only reward these projects with recognition but also contribute significant support to their continued work. Applications are due Jan. 31 and are available at http://www.cominguptaller.org/downloads/2007CUTApplication.pdf.

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 from Dec. 27 through Jan. 12. The Solid Waste Center (923-3487) will accept trees year-round.


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