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The Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) Garden Program holds its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the school greenhouse, 1493 County Road 106 in Carbondale. All proceeds benefit the CRMS Garden Program; many varieties sell out so its best to arrive early.CRMS students have taken cuttings and started seeds, resulting in greenhouses overflowing with a wide assortment of plants, selected for their suitability for the Roaring Fork Valley climate. New this year are an assortment of veggies bred to be grown in patio pots; more than 20 short-season tomato varieties; nine peppers, plus artichokes, arugula, squashes, melons, sorrel and more; annual flowers; rhubarb and woodland strawberries; and perennial native and adapted plants; and a small selection of rare and unusual rock-garden plants.All remaining plants will be sold during extended sale hours, 5-6 p.m. May 13-18. CRMSs campus is one mile west of the Highway 133/7-11 traffic light. For more information, e-mail or call Linda Halloran at 379-3567.

The Roaring Fork Conservancy will be looking for heron, eagle and osprey from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, near the confluence of Cattle Creek and the Roaring Fork River. Join Jonathan Lowsky, wildlife biologist with Wetlands & Wildlife LLC, and staff from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, who will meet at Aspen Glen. The area is nest heaven for these birds; over 20 nesting pairs of herons, one pair of bald eagles, and the first recorded pair of ospreys fledged an offspring near this site in 2005.Please dress appropriately; the viewing will happen regardless of weather. This event is free and open to the public, however, space is limited and reservations are required. Please call 927-1290 to register. Sponsored by Wetlands & Wildlife LLC, and the Roaring Fork Conservancy. For more information, visit

The Frontier Historical Museum will be closed the week of April 30 for spring cleaning and exhibit changes. It will reopen with summer hours Monday, May 7. Summer hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 945-4448.

Roy Moore Elementarys sixth annual Art Auction will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 14, at The Miners Claim in Silt. Both a live and silent auction will take place, selling the artwork of the elementary-school students.All proceeds will go toward providing enrichment programs for the Roy Moore Elementary students. Appetizers and beverages will be served.

Jay McGlade and Rhona Krell of Edward Jones will host a free broadcast presentation entitled, Take Charge of Your Financial Security at three separate times, 9:30 a.m., 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8; at two locations, 2700 Gilstrap Court, Suite 170 and 118 West Sixth Street, Suite 100 in Glenwood Springs. Program length is one hour. Seating is limited, please RSVP by calling either location at 928-7145 (Gilstrap court) or 928-0585 (West Sixth St.).

The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archeology Society is sponsoring Basic Site Surveying Techniques Friday, June 1, through Monday, June 4, above the Glenwood Springs Post Office.This course is a basic introduction to site surveying. It discusses the history of archeological survey, site identification, reading topographical maps, and field procedures. Professor Kevin Black will teach the interactive class featuring lectures, slides and Sunday afternoon in the field.Enrollment deadline is Tuesday, May 22. Contact Cynthia DeFrancia at 948-1905 or e-mail

The 28th annual Vivian Raymond Memorial Golf Tournament will be held 9 a.m. Friday, May 11, with a shotgun start at Rifle Creek Golf Course. A hole-in-one chance to win a 2007 Volkswagon Jetta is sponsored by Elk Mountain Motors.Entry deadline is May 4. Registration forms are available at the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce, call 625-2085, ext. 2.

Everyone is welcome to a reception honoring Carbondale Union High School Alumni from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Carbondale Middle School (Sopris Avenue and 3rd Street) in Carbondale.Please bring any memorabilia that you have for display. Contact Virginia Sterrett at 963-2650 or Martha Smith Moulton at 876-2288 for more information.Sponsored by the CUHS Class of 1949 Mt. Sopris Historical Society and Museum, and Carbondale Middle School.

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