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Roaring Fork Hospice is hosting Mountains and Moonlight, once again scheduled on the evening of a full moon, May 4, at the top of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, featuring dinner, live music, entry to the silent auction and a seat for the live auction.Local artists have created items especially for this event. Auction items include artwork by local artists, a catered Angus dinner and limousine ride for up to 10 people, a romantic getaway and more. All proceeds benefit Roaring Fork Hospice. Call Sean Jeung at Roaring Fork Hospice at 384-7531 to purchase tickets.

Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC) is presenting the next in its series of Free Literary Nights at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, at 67 Promenade in Carbondale. The company will be reading O. Henrys very funny and entertaining short story, The Ransom of Red Chief. Join TRTC as they celebrate another great writer O. Henry. And, as always, influential biographical and anecdotal material will be shared.All TRTCs Literary Nights are free to the public. Donations at the door are always appreciated, as they help support all of TRTCs special community outreach programs. Please call 963-8200 or visit http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com for further information.

Colorado Rocky Mountain School hosts the Crystal River Kayak Race from 10:30 a.m. through mid-afternoon Saturday, April 21, at the Crystal River Bridge adjacent to the CRMS campus. The race is one of Colorados oldest kayaking competitions, with public races in three disciplines. Spectators are invited to watch for free from the bridge. Contact Peter Benedict at pbenedict@crms.org to register or for more information on the races.



The town of New Castle annual spring cleanup takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, the week of May 7. Town of New Castle residents may bring tree limbs and other large items to the town shop west of downtown New Castle at 200 Kamm Avenue, located south over the railroad tracks. Enter the gate and turn right. Items not accepted will be large appliances, mattresses, box springs, computer equipment, vehicle parts and batteries, motor oil, paint, aerosol cans, chemicals, other hazardous wastes, and construction debris. For details, please contact town of New Castle acting maintenance supervisor Bob Byram, 984-3855.

The Glenwood Springs Elementary School will host a volunteer tea from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the courtyard or rotunda, weather dependent, to thank the volunteers who give their time to help students.



The town of New Castle annual spring cleanup takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, the week of May 7. Town of New Castle residents may bring tree limbs and other large items to the town shop west of downtown New Castle at 200 Kamm Avenue, located south over the railroad tracks. Enter the gate and turn right. Items not accepted will be large appliances, mattresses, box springs, computer equipment, vehicle parts and batteries, motor oil, paint, aerosol cans, chemicals, other hazardous wastes, and construction debris. For details, please contact town of New Castle acting maintenance supervisor Bob Byram, 984-3855.

United Way of Garfield County, as the Local Board of the Emergency Food & Shelter Program, announces the availability of over $12,500 from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA). These funds are targeted for agencies located in the Garfield County area which provide emergency-based services related to food and shelter needs. If your agency provides emergency food or shelter services in Garfield County, and you are interested in applying for the available funding, please call United Way at 625-8189 or untdway@sopris.net for information. There will be special meeting at 1:30 p.m. at Catholic Charities on 10th and Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs on April 25th to determine the allocation of these funds.


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