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Dr. Heims dental office, 2425 S. Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, will be providing free dental care to uninsured kids ages 2-9 on Friday, Feb. 2. For information and appointments, call Tracy at 945-9119.

A fashion show displaying bridal fashions for all seasons will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at The Hotel Colorado.All regional bridal vendors are welcome, including florists, DJs, cakes, transportation, bands, decorators, financial planners, wedding planners, etc.Contact Dana Fields at (303) 952-0827 for more information.

Glenwood Springs Elementary School teachers and staff will be serving food for McTeacher Night from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Glenwood Springs McDonalds. All proceeds during this time will benefit the school.

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.

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. today 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 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. today. Free child care will be provided. Call 945-6976 for registration details.

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.

Tang Soo Do karate instructor Brian Mable is offering classes to kids and adults starting in January. Kids classes are held from 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and adults are 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Beginners are welcome anytime, and the first class is free. All classes are held at The Gym, located in the Hotel Colorado. Those who sign up receive a free uniform. Call 945-2463 for information.

From 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, Julie Hart, Certified Nia Instructor, will be offering a free class at River Valley Ranch House.Julie also teaches classes in Glenwood and Aspen. For more information and a schedule of classes and workshops, visit or call (303) 333-3311.

Basalt Soccer Club will hold its spring registration from 3:30-7 p.m. today 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 www.

An episode of Trade School, broadcast on the DIY Network, was filmed at CRMSs Whitaker Forge. It will air twice on Jan. 10. Trade School is a half-hour program chronicling the learning of a craft in this case, blacksmithing. This episode features local blacksmith Alison Finn, in the same CRMS studio where legendary 20th-century blacksmith Frances Whitaker finished his career.

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.

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.

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