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Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers offers a free parenting class in English and Spanish from 6-8 p.m. tonight 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.

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. tonight at Carbondale Town Hall (511 Colorado Avenue, Room #2). The meeting is open to the public.

Join staff from Roaring Fork Conservancy and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails from 6:30-8 p.m. tonight to explore Northstar Preserve by moonlight on snowshoes. Bring your own snowshoes or use a pair provided by the Roaring Fork Club. Northstar Preserve boasts lush wetlands, snowy fields, and a critical migration corridor for deer and elk to move across the valley. This event is part of Roaring Fork Conservancys 2007 Watershed Explorations and is sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails, the Roaring Fork Club, Paradise Bakery, and Roaring Fork Conservancy. Space is limited. Please register by calling Roaring Fork Conservancy at 927-1290, ext. 11. For more information on this and other events visit

West Garfield county Landfill will start summer hours at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 11. Regular hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days per week.

A Ukrainian Egg workshop taught by master egg painter Jaci Spuhler will be offered at the New Castle Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Each student will learn this interesting technique and complete an egg during the class. The class is designed for those 15 years and older. A small materials fee is payable at the time of the class. Call the library at 984-2346 to register, as the class is limited to 10 students.

The next meeting of the Rifle Branch Library Teen Advisory Group will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Please think of suggestions for books, magazines, events and improvements for the library. Enjoy refreshments and have a good time. Call Emily at 625-3471 with any questions.

National Scrapbook Day Super Crop 07 will be held from 1 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Rifle Fire Department. Space is limited. For more information or to register, please contact Jessica Stott at 319-6620 or Candice Stukes at 274-2992 or

Diary of a Flagger, a documentary of philosophical highway construction flagger Brad Moore, will air on GrassRoots TV12 during the U.S. Comedy Festival in Aspen at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2. Moore, a City of Aspen flagger, turns to journaling to help him get through another boring day in this hilarious and award-winning documentary about a job everyone wonders about. This comedy short has already won awards at the 2004 zoinks! Film Festival, 2003 MicroCineFest and at the Bare Bones International Film Festival.

An opening reception featuring multi-media artists Mark Shepard and Michelle Bowers will be held from 6-9 p.m. March 2 at Rainy Day Designs Studio, 16 North Fourth St. in Carbondale. The exhibit showcases a recent series of digital prints entitled Boring Nature, along with clay figures, collage, and drawings. Award-winning designer Michelle Bowers work has been published and exhibited internationally. All items will be available for purchase. The show runs through April 6 with daily viewings from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 963-9748.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts will welcome Renick Stevenson for a six-month term as their Artist-in-Residence today. Renick is renowned for organizing public art projects throughout the country. For over 50 years, hes brought creative instruction and mentoring to people of all ages. Call Renick at 945-2414 to find out how you can get involved in upcoming community projects. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.

A disc-jockied dance party with dad, stepdad, grandpa or guardian will be held from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Sopris Rooms in the Glenwood Springs Community Center. A perfect time to teach him the new moves on the dance floor so he, too, can look cool. Refreshments, corsages and photos will be provided.Sign up at the community center or call 384-6301.

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