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Alpine Christian Academy will host an open house for prospective and current students and their families from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. The evening will start with a general assembly at Christ Community Church, followed by campus tours and classroom visitations. Headmaster Mick Bennett, faculty members from all grade levels, and board members will be available to discuss programs for the upcoming school year. Refreshments will be served.The academy will host its traditional benefit yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the academy parking lot in Basalt. Donations of new and used goods to sell are currently being accepted. Furniture, household equipment, appliances, construction materials, office equipment, antiques, designer goods, childrens toys, tools, and ranch equipment are examples of acceptable donated goods. No items of clothing are being accepted. Donations may be dropped off at the academy. A pick-up service is available for large items. Please call 927-9106 for more information. The school is located at 20449 Highway 82, midway between Basalt and El Jebel.

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) 966-4662.


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