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An inspirational lecture concerning persons with disabilities will be delivered at 7 p.m. March 15 in the CMC New Space Theatre, and is open to the public. Challenge Aspen, a nonprofit association, takes a look at exploring opportunities and rising above the challenges presented by disabilities. Speaker Nancy Stevens, a world-class blind triathlete, brings a message about motivation.Disability Awareness Day is part of Diversity week sponsored by the student club known as the Cross-cultural Connected Crew of CMC, whose mission is to bring together the diversity and different cultures within the atmosphere of the college.

The Community Integration Initiative presents the first of the three-part film series, Food for Thought Equal Portions, which will air on the Glenwood Springs and Carbondale channel 11 public TV stations at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18. The Community Integration Initiative funded Access Roaring Fork to produce this series that focuses on the personal stories of an immigrant and an established community family as they prepare and share a meal. For more information, please contact Hanya Gottardo at 319-1677 or e-mail

An Open Studio with Renick Stevenson will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Mr. Stevenson is the Artist-in-Residence at the arts center, and is renowned for organizing public art projects throughout the country. Call 945-2414 to find out how you can learn from the best. Art materials will not be supplied.

The Roaring Fork Peace Coalition is commemorating the fourth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq with a Peace & Protest Picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Sayre (Strawberry) Park in Glenwood Springs. The RFPC will supply music, speakers, and petitions to sign. Speakers will include Rev. Lauren Martin (Mennonite minister), Calvin Lee (RFPC founder), Doug Margel (teacher of Buddhism), Rev. Jim Warn (UCC minister), John Barbee (peace worker, just returned from Afghanistan) and Rob Prince (University of Denver). Bring a lunch, banner, friend, and a peaceful heart. For more information, call 984-3161.

Just in time for spring break visitors, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is now offering two new pricing options to give guests more choices when planning their visits to the park.The Adventure Pass includes admission to the park via tram or bus and 10 ride tickets. A cave tour may be added for an additional fee.The Annual Membership Pass includes unlimited daily park admission and cave tours, 10 ride tickets, 10 percent discount in the gift shop and at the restaurants, 30 percent discount on future ride ticket purchases, and 20 percent discount on Wild and Adventure Tours. The Adventure Parks new ticket system is now in place for rides and attractions. The Adventure Park is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, please call 945-4228 or (800) 530-1635.

Moes Southwest Grill is sponsoring a Holy Cross Preschool day and night Thursday, March 22. The restaurant will graciously contribute 10 percent of the gross sale for the entire day.

The choirs from Douglas County High School in Castle Rock will give a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Glenwoods First Presbyterian Church. All are welcome. The choirs will perform the Faur Requiem, along with other choral selections.First Presbyterian Church is located at 1016 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs.

An evening with Catherine OConnell, local author of the best-selling book Well Bred and Dead a High Society Mystery, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Town Center Booksellers in Basalt. She will be reading from her book and signing copies at the bookstore. Free and open to the public.

A Spring Equinox Ceremony will be held at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at A Spiritual Center in Carbondale. Plant the seeds of your new energy life and welcome the season of possibilities. For more information, please call 963-5516.

Glenwoods Downtown Market announces the second annual Spring Symposium, to be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Springs Theater in downtown Glenwood Springs. It will feature Deb Whittaker, culinary herbalist and advocate of sustainable agriculture, whos topic from 9-9:45 a.m. will be The Top Ten Culinary Herbs.At 10 a.m., Panayoti Kelaidis from the Denver Botanic Gardens, topic will be The Roaring Fork Valley a Micro Climate Unto Ourselves.Beginning at 11 a.m., a roundtable discussion will be held with some local growers and Chef Dava Parr, one of the organizers of Fresh & Wyld.Refreshments and coffee will be served. Please RSVP to

Daffodils will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 19-23 in the Grand River Gift Shop at the Grand River Medical Center, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 at Rifle City Market, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23 at Battlement Mesa City Market. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Call 625-6472 to order in advance.

Coming Together is a group for support of parents who have lost a child through death. This time together would provide a chance to share and care that is confidential and safe. Its first meeting will be held today at 6 p.m. in the main lobby of Valley View Hospital.Those interested, please contact Tereasa at 618-4520 or Bonnie at 319-5794.

The Glenwood Springs MS Walk is looking for volunteers for the Glenwood Walk on Saturday, May 19. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of the people living in your community with multiple sclerosis, participate in the planning phase at 5:15 p.m. Monday, March 19, at 909 Colorado Ave. If you cant make this meeting and would still like to help, call 970-241-8975.

You can learn to plan, design and execute public murals by attending a 6-week course entitled Mural Apprentice Training, taught by Renick Stevenson, Artist-In-Residence at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. An informal meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Mr. Stevensons studio at the Art Center detailing course specifics. Call 945-2414 for more information.

The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club will host a Grade 8 Referee certification clinic for new soccer referees from 6-10 p.m. March 15 and 16; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 17 in the Glenwood Springs High School library. Referees earn $15 – $30 per game. For more information or to register, call 945-6091 or e-mail

The Valley Chapter of Spellbinders will hold a series of workshops on the art of storytelling starting March 20. After taking the workshops and getting a Spellbinders badge, volunteers are matched with a teacher at the grade level and school of their choice for classroom visits. Workshops will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20; Thursday, March 22, and the first week in April at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glenwood Springs. Call 922-1444 to register.

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