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Croppin & Craftin for a Cure, an open crafting time to benefit Relay for Life, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2 at the Rifle Fire Station. Crafters will have plenty of time and space to work on scrapbooking, stamping or craft projects. Bring projects and a brown-bag lunch. Refreshments, giveaways and more will be offered. Come for a little while or stay the whole day. Please RSVP by April 19. There is a suggested donation, every penny will go towards Relay for Life. Info: Jessica Stott, 319-6620 or jasafras98@yahoo.com.

The town of Basalt iscelebrating the tenth annual Childrens Earth Day parade at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 24. The Childrens Earth Day Parade is a community tradition created by children for children and celebrates keeping the world alive. The pedestrian only (no motor vehicles) parade route begins at Basalt Elementary School snow, rain or shine. The participants will follow a police escort up Midland Avenue to Basalt Town Hall where the Basalt Town Council will then declare Earth Day and the parade will resume, returning to Basalt Elementary. Please dress up for Earth Day, bring your props, banners, flags, bicycles and strollers.

Join Roaring Fork Conservancy for the ninth annual Fryingpan River Cleanup Saturday, April 28. Registration and the free breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. at Lions Park in Basalt. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Please dress appropriately; long pants, layers, hat, sunscreen, and gloves are recommended. Prizes will be awarded for the Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful, and Most Unusual Trash. For more information visit http://www.roaringfork.org/events or call 927-1290. The rain delay date for this event is May 12.



A community yard sale, barbecue and bake sale to benefit the Ross Montessori School will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at 407 Merrill Avenue in Carbondale. The school needs community participation to succeed. Eat, shop and join the fun.

Book lovers and bargain hunters will want to shop the Parachute Library Book Sale May 4 and 5 at the Parachute Senior C enter, 540 N. Parachute Avenue. Fridays sale from 5-8 p.m. is limited to Friends of the Parachute Library members. Five-dollar memberships are available at the door. Saturdays sale from 9 a.m. to l p.m. is for everyone. For more information, call 285-9870.



The Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale are planning a Spring Book Sale for April 26. They are accepting donations at the library during regular library hours.The Friends of the Library are also seeking volunteers to help with the book sale. Please sign up at the library if you would like to help.For more information, please call 963-2889.

A community yard sale, barbecue and bake sale to benefit the Ross Montessori School will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at 407 Merrill Avenue in Carbondale. The school needs community participation to succeed. Eat, shop and join the fun.

The Rifle Area Relay For Life is getting set for another great year. Due to the construction schedule at Rifle High School, the event will be moved for this year only to Coal Ridge High School between Silt and New Castle.The event will still begin at 6 p.m. June 8 and continue through 10 a.m. June 9. Teams are being formed and organizers are looking for survivors to honor. For more information regarding Rifle Area Relay For Life, please contact Deb Zemlock at 625-7621 or Theresa Hamilton at 379-4942.

The Glenwood Dance Academy is pleased to announce Susan and Charlie Dahl will be teaching old style ballroom dancing beginning May 2 at 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays. The academy offers drop in fees and monthly rates for this class. For more information call 945-2717. http://www.glenwooddanceacademy.com.


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