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The Carbondale Middle School sixth-grade class will host a Hot Chili on a Cold Winter Night fundraiser supper from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at CMS. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 6. The dinner is a fundraiser for a class field trip to Denver. The Expo Night also includes showings of student work from the last quarter from 6:30-8 p.m. With questions, call Sue at 384-5712.

All branches of the Garfield County Public Library System will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, for the Martin Luther King Holiday. Book drops will be available for returned materials.

Colorado Rocky Mountain School invites local families to the school campus from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16. Families may tour the campus, visit classes and meet faculty at the independent college prep day and boarding school for students in grades 9 through 12. This is a great way to learn more about the CRMS educational experience. The school is located at 1493 County Road 106. Info and RSVP: 963-2562.



Sign up by Monday, Jan. 16, for the Carbondale Clay Centers Terra Sigillata and Naked Raku workshop to take place Saturday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 12. To register, call the Clay Center at 963-2529.

The Garfield County Democratic Party will host the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative banquet Monday, Jan. 16, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. A cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The Last Minute String Band will provide entertainment. Richard Baca, regional director for Rep. John Salazar, will be the guest speaker.No tickets will be sold at the door. Reservations: 945-2904, 309-2886, 945-1025.



A Roaring Fork Audubon monthly program will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Dr. John Emerick, fisheries biologist and stream ecologist, will present Three Conditions of Healthy Rivers. Dessert and coffee will be shared after the presentation.

A private pilot ground school (Course # AVT-101) is being offered by CMC-Blake Street Center starting Tuesday, Jan. 17, and running through Tuesday, May 2. This course prepares the student to take the private pilot written exam, a requirement for acquiring a private pilot license. The class is taught by local flight instructors Dick Weinberg and Jessica McMillan. Cost is $172 plus books and supplies. It is a four-credit course. Register by Jan. 15 online or at any CMC campus.

The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library and the Frontier Historical Society will sponsor the first program in their annual Winter Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the library. The program topic is Genealogy 101: Exploring Your Family Tree and will be presented by Sharon Puckett, Garfield County reference librarian, and Willa Soncarty, Frontier Historical Museum registrar, with input from members of the Family History Library of the LDS Church. The event is free, and refreshments will be served. The speakers will give tips to get started tracing family history. For more information, call 945-5958 or 945-4448.


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