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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. Please call 945-7035 for more information.

The Elks Lodge #2286 is asking area residents and restaurants to submit recipes for its cookbook project. Wild game treats, as well as items for camping, fishing, and outings can be submitted. Other favorites from everyday meals may also be sent, such as chili, meatloaf, stews, grilling and barbecue, roasts, snacks, energy items and desserts.Favorite stories and jokes from camping or fishing outings are also needed.Please submit the recipe and its category to the Elks Lodge 2286 BPOE, Cookbook Project, 51939 U.S. Highway 6, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.You may also fax recipes to 947-0261 Cookbook Project, or call Terry Dowling at 379-9358. Please submit by Feb. 1.

The Academy of Western Slope Artists and Musicians announces the second concert in its 2006-2007 St. Mary Performance Series. Acclaimed harpist Elise Helmke will present a concert of solo harp music at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Seventh and Birch streets in Rifle. The funding to support this concert has generously been provided by Marianne Ackerman of The Property Shop in Glenwood Springs.Helmke has performed with orchestras in London and in the United States, including studies and orchestral work with the Aspen Music Festival for two seasons. Helmkes program will offer works written originally for harp and also harp transcriptions, including a Grandjay transcription of Bachs Violin Sonata No. 2, a Handel Concerto for harp, Piernes Impromptu-Caprice, and Salzedos Chanson dans la nuit.Remaining series concerts include Carlos and Andrea Elias (violin and piano), Andrew Todd and Linda Jenks Colby (pianists), an evening of Cabaret entertainment, and a spring performance by The Schumann Singers. For more information, call 984-0419.

Volunteers are needed for Literacy Outreachs highly anticipated annual fundraiser, Spellebration, held this year on Friday, March 2, at Glenwoods historic Hotel Colorado. Interested volunteers can attend the next Spellebration meeting at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the Literacy Outreach office located on the lower level of the Glenwood Springs library.Time and talents are needed in the following areas: silent auction, sponsorships, publicity, costumes, publicity, and event day preparation, coordination and deconstruction.This years theme for the community-friendly adult spelling bee is The Joy of Spelling Reading: A Recipe for Success.Three-person teams, dressed to the theme of the event, spell their way to top prizes while raising funds for adult literacy, and having fun along the way.Be a part of this 14-year Garfield County tradition. All volunteers receive a commemorative Spellebration keepsake for their participation. Contact Literacy Outreach for more information at 945-5282.

Colorado Rocky Mountain School invites prospective students, parents and nearby residents to visit the school from 8:30 to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. Prospective students and parents may schedule an afternoon interview by calling 963-2562.

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 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.

CMC is holding auditions for the play, Escanaba in da Moonlight, by Jeff Daniels, from 6-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at CMCs Spring Valley theater. Parts are available for five male actors aged mid-20s or older and one female, mid-20s to 40s. The auditions consist of reading from the script. Call 945-2949 or 947-8252 for more information.

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