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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.

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.

Patti Payne, ACBL accredited bridge instructor, will be teaching bridge through CMC on Monday nights in Glenwood Springs and Tuesday nights in Parachute. First classes are Jan. 15 and 16. Call 945-7486 for more information.

Shotokan Karate instructor David Light, a second degree black belt, is now offering Karate classes from 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturdays at the Glenwood Dance Academy, 100 Midland Ave., Suite 230, in Glenwood Springs. Ages 6 years old and up will train together. Call 947-9560 for further information.

Aspen Center for Physics will host a free public lecture at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Wheeler Opera House theater. Before the lecture at 4:30 p.m. in the Wheeler Opera House lobby, a Physics Caf, an informal conversation with physicists, will be held. Dr. Lisa Randall, Harvard University, will present Energy and Extra Dimensions in Einsteins Universe. Dr. Randall is professor of theoretical physics at Harvard University. In her recent work about extra dimensions, Professor Randall has investigated warped geometries.

The Glenwood Springs Community Center Ice rink is the place to be from 6-7:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, for an evening of skating, free hot dogs, hot chocolate and family fun. There will be fun games, contests and a prize giveaway. The skating is free and the Glenwood Springs Police Department is picking up the tab for skate rentals for anyone under 14 years old. Skates are limited, so bring your own if you have them. For more info call the Glenwood Springs Community Center at 384-6301.

The Salvation Army is offering the Good Sense Budget Course, a free six-week course that will teach proven financial principles for prioritizing goals, developing a spending plan, reducing expenses, eliminating debt and more. Classes begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9. Free child care will be provided. Call 945-6976 for registration details.

Basalt Soccer Club will hold its spring registration from 3:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Basalt Middle School. All U-10 and up players interested in playing soccer this spring must register. Forms will be available at registration night or can be downloaded at

The Academy of Western Slope Artists and Musicians announces the second concert in its 2006-07 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.

Nationally recognized artist and instructor Barry Benton will host two workshops for painting students. An art juror, an accomplished musician and vocalist, Benton imparts his knowledge in creative ways. He will give group and individual projects while he demonstrates different painting techniques, materials, composition and elements of drawing. Call 945-2414 to preregister.

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.

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.

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