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Meet and mingle with friends at A Spring Thing! benefit for Casting for Recovery, a national nonprofit support and educational program for women who have, or have had, breast cancer. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the Valley View Hospitals new lobby (north entrance) and will be hosted by Valley View Hospital and the Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited Womens Outreach Group.The guest speaker will be Virginia Borges, M.D., a member of Casting for Recoverys national advisory board and CFRs Colorado Planning Committee. Wine and hors doeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by contacting Fay Sackstein at 963-2392 or e-mail

More than 20 million people have a drinking problem in the United States and Canada. For every individual with a drinking problem, at least four other peoples lives are disrupted by their actions or non-actions. Of the estimated 80 million Americans and Canadians affected by someone elses drinking, most will not get help for themselves, and many will never realize they can benefit from insight about this topic.Al-Anon Family Groups was the first of many mutual support groups to adapt AAs Twelve Step Program. It is well-known but still not widely understood. Al-Anon focuses only on providing confidential help to people in need. The confidentiality and anonymity of members is strictly protected. Al-Anon Family Groups (including Alateen) is a pioneer in the concept of family recovery from alcoholism. Friends and family who are able to recover from adverse affects are able to improve their lives, as well as the problem drinkers chances for recovery. For listings of local meetings, check out Glenwood Springs Community Services in the classifieds of the Post Independent, or call 1 (888) 425-2666.

The Glenwood Springs and Rifle Workforce centers are sponsoring an annual Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Glenwood Springs Mall in West Glenwood. The Job Fair is a recruiting event designed to connect job seekers with a variety of summer or permanent job opportunities. Whether youre ready to make a major career transition or simply want to explore your options, youll find employers at the event who will be interested in talking with you. There will be many opportunities for all ages, and everyone is welcome.Call the Workforce centers at 945-8638 or 625-JOBS for more information.

Hunting & Climbing Everest: Age-Old Quests, a presentation by David Lien, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, will take place at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at The Hotel Colorado.

The Quiet Commotion Summit 2007, hosted by the Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance and co-sponsored by Audubon Colorado, will be a citizens summit bringing together traditional quiet recreationists. Hikers, skiers, mountain bikers, bird watchers, hunters and anglers, as well as national and local experts, will discuss with representatives of the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management the recreation future of the Southern Rockies public lands.The event will take place May 4-6 at The Hotel Colorado to discuss managing public lands for the quiet recreation settings and experiences necessary to preserve traditional American pastimes. This conference will introduce a positive dialogue about how to achieve quiet recreation opportunities in a network of connected, sustainable ecosystems, watersheds and quality wildlife habitat areas. The aim is to establish desired backcountry recreation settings that leave behind an untrammeled natural heritage to be enjoyed by future generations.Please contact: Richard Huck at (720) 436-6061, richardjhuck@; or Aaron Clark at (720) 324-7031,

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