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An identity theft seminar, sponsored by Prepaid Legal Services, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at LaQuinta Inn, 600 Wapiti Court in Rifle.For more information, call either Sandy Harman at 379-8681 or Ellie Arnold at 309-6933.

Moes Southwest Grill is sponsoring a Sopris Elementary School day on Thursday, Feb. 22, as a fundraiser for the fourth grades annual educational trip to Mesa Verde. Moes will donate 10 percent of the gross sales for the entire day.

Colorado Wildlife Commissioners Tom Burke of Grand Junction and Roy McAnally of Craig will hold a public meeting in Carbondale for input on wildlife issues. The meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Carbondale Town Hall (511 Colorado Avenue, Room #2). The meeting is open to the public.



Your Friends for Life is a volunteer group who helps to support, nurture and encourage cancer patients, their care givers and family members, regardless of where or if they are seeking treatment. It serves communities from Aspen to Rifle. Please find out how you can assist your friends and neighbors. Meet the Friends for LIfe from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Rifle Branch Library; and from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the Glenwood Springs CMC Blake Center (behind City Market).If unable to attend and for further information, please contact Diane Welter at 309-5293.

Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers offers free parenting classes in English and Spanish from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Basalt Middle School library, Feb. 28 in the Roaring Fork High School library, and March 1 in the Glenwood Springs Middle School library. The topic of this special class is How to Talk to Your Teenagers about Drugs, Alcohol & Sex. Communication between parents and children is key to helping teens think about their decisions and the consequences. This informative class is for parents of children of all ages because it is important to begin the conversations at a young age. The program will be facilitated by knowledgeable presenters from Gonzalez Counseling Services and the Family Visitor Program.



Wildlife biologist Tanya Shenk will present a free slide show on the Colorado lynx reintroduction program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Dos Gringos Burritos in Carbondale.Food and refreshments can be purchased beforehand.Shenk is the lead field researcher for the Colorado Division of Wildlifes lynx reintroduction program. In her slide show, shell discuss the successful spread of lynx, who now inhabit many parts of the Colorado Rockies (including a few in the Independence Pass area) and are steadily producing offspring in the wild. Shenks slide show is part of the Wednesday Naturalist Nights series being hosted this winter at Dos Gringos by the Wilderness Workshop.Dos Gringos is located at 588 Highway 133 (in the La Fontana Plaza). For more information, call the Wilderness Workshop at 963-3977.

Celtic quartet, Colcannon, will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Playing everything from mandolins to accordions, they will help you start your St. Paddys Day festivities early. Call the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts today at 945-2414.

An identity theft seminar, sponsored by Prepaid Legal Services, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at LaQuinta Inn, 600 Wapiti Court in Rifle.For more information, call either Sandy Harman at 379-8681 or Ellie Arnold at 309-6933.

This two-day, hands-on workshop, taught by Scott Pittman, founder and director of the Permaculture Institute, is an intensive review of the most important aspects and principals of permaculture. Emphasis is placed on methodology and principles of permaculture design, their use for creating sustainable and diverse systems.The workshop will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 23; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25, at Sustainable Settings, 6017 Hwy. 133, Carbondale.Limited free camping is available on-site.Please come prepared with garden tools, gloves, hat, and other things you might need to work and learn.Call 963-6107 for more information.

Colorado Wildlife Commissioners Tom Burke of Grand Junction and Roy McAnally of Craig will hold a public meeting in Carbondale for input on wildlife issues. The meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Carbondale Town Hall (511 Colorado Avenue, Room #2). The meeting is open to the public.


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