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Learn cancer facts and available resources for your region of Colorado at a town hall meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Lunch will be provided.

Male dogs and cats may be neutered for one-half off the usual fee at local veterinarians June 11-15. Contact your veterinarian for an appointment.Any questions, call Aimee at the Garfield County Sheriffs Office at 945-0453.

The Roaring Fork Audubon field trip will be held Saturday, June 16. Twenty years ago the first Breeding Bird Atlas project was conducted. For the second atlas, the trip will survey one of the atlas blocks assigned to the Roaring Fork Valley group. Contact Tom McConnell at 379-7356.

True Media Foundation seeks creative and enthusiastic student volunteers to produce a historical documentary, Making History of Our Own, celebrating the lives of Garfield County pioneers.Middle- and high school-aged students will work with video professionals to develop a six-part television series that will air on Colorados Rocky Mountain PBS in the fall of 2007.To register, go to and click on the application link, or call 963-1115.

The Carbondale Clay Center is overflowing with wonderful winter and spring creations in need of their proper homes. Artwork finished or otherwise may be claimed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Staff sometimes steps out for lunch, so call 963-2529 to be sure someone will be able to help.

Join plant biologist Lisa Tasker, from E.M. Ecological LLC, and staff from Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and Roaring Fork Conservancy from 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 13 for a look at the Roaring Fork Watershed from the Brush Creek Valley. The Seven Star Wildflower Walk will offer participants the opportunity to learn about local native plants, wildlife migration, and watershed ecology. The meeting place is at Intercept Lot Park and Ride at Highway 82 and Brush Creek Road. Please dress appropriately with pants, hiking shoes, rain gear, and water. The hike is over steep, uneven terrain and will happen rain or shine. This walk is free and open to the public, however, space is limited, and registration is required. Please visit the Web site or call 927-1290 to register. Sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails and E.M. Ecological LLC.

Weight management for a healthy heart will be presented from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, in the Valley View conference room. Presented by the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department and Sandra Hyra, R.N. will be the presenter.This free presentation will provide tips, tools, and information to achieve successful weight loss/gain and healthy weight management.

Edward Jones advisors Jay McGlade and Ronda Krell are hosting free broadcast presentations of How your personality can affect your portfolios performance at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at both locations, 2700 Gilstrap Court, Suite 170; and 118 West Sixth St., Suite 100, in Glenwood Springs.Call Jay at 928-7145 or Rhonda at 928-0585 to reserve a seat.

The Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork invites you to A Childrens Hour from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, in their Kinderhaus. There will be free play time, a snack, and a puppet play told by one of the kindergarten teachers. This story is about animals finding a home and will be presented with handmade puppets.The free Childrens Hour is for young children to age 5 and their parents. For more information, please call the school at 963-1960. The Waldorf School is located at 16543 Old Hwy. 82 (1/4 mile east of Catherine Store Road).

The ninth annual Great Balls of Fire, sponsored by the Carbondale Rotary Club, takes place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the new Carbondale Fire Training Center on Meadowood Drive.The event includes a sit-down dinner catered by Conundrum Catering, a silent auction, a live auction with auctioneer/magician Doc Eason, and dancing to the music of the original Bobby Mason All Star Band.To purchase tickets, contact a Carbondale Rotarian or ticket chair Rick Carlson at 963-7402. This years Great Balls of Fire beneficiary selected by the club to share in the evenings proceeds is Feed My Sheep, a Glenwood Springs-based organization helping the valley homeless. The remainder of the proceeds go to the Rotary Clubs biannual grant program for local nonprofit organizations, and to the Rotary International Foundations projects around the world.Major sponsors of this years Rotary Happening are ACE Hardware, Alpine Bank, American National Bank, Amor Real Estate, Aspen Earthmoving, Carbondale Fire District, Valley View Hospital Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, Bethel Rentals, and Conundrum Catering.

The Silt Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Silt area garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Set up at the Veterans Park in Silt, or be listed on a the chambers garage sale map by contacting the chamber. The chamber will be handing out maps and brochures prior to the event. Call Dave at 876-1920 to get listed on the map or for more information.

Sopris Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) and the First United Methodist Church will be holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the church (824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs). A wide variety of donated items as well as baked goodies will be available. All funds will be used to support MOPS and church programs.

Daniel Spricks exhibit of 2006-07 paintings is on display at the CMC Gallery in Glenwood Springs. A final bonus showing has been added from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, June 9. These paintings will next be displayed in New York. Sprick is a highly acclaimed, well-known artist and part-time Colorado Mountain College art instructor.For more information, please call Alice Beauchamp, CMC Center for Excellence in the Arts director, at 947-8367, or visit or

Attention fellow Lions and friends of Arnie Dollase! Long-time, active, valuable Lions Club member and Valley View Hospital affiliate Arnie Dollase is moving out of the valley. His past participation in community organizations are too numerous to list. Please join in the party for Arnie Dollase at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the US Bank Community Room, 1901 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs.Call Rodney Naylor, 945-7035 for information.

Is it the Hatfields and the McCoys? The Avalanche versus the Red Wings? No, its the Coal Country Feud, and theres sure to be a jugfull of rip roarin fun starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at the New Castle Community Center. New Castles annual fundraiser for Burning Mountain Festival begins with a spaghetti dinner with pie and coffee, sponsored by the local Boy Scout Troop and the New Castle Chamber. The feud begins at 7 p.m., with all kinds of New Castle trivia. Teams will be competing for prizes and bragging rights.Participants have the chance to vote for the Burning Mountain Festival T-shirt and bid on the chance to throw pies at the last-place feud team.

The Gordon Cooper Branch of the Garfield County Public Library District presents S.B. Parks and a free all-puppet production of Rudyard Kiplings Classic Tale Rikki Tikki Tavi as part of the Summer Reading Performance Series at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Carbondale Town Hall. For more information, please contact Gordon Cooper Library at 963-2889.

The Roaring Fork Group of the Sierra Club Hosts the third annual Potluck Picnic and Microbrew Tasting (Almost Summer Solstice Party) from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Sopris Park in Carbondale. Bring your friends, a dish to share and meat to grill if you wish, and enjoy great microbrews from Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company. Beer, root beer, lemonade, and music will be provided in this celebration of environmental successes. Everyone is invited, you do not need to be a Sierra Club member.

The Jeannie Miller Memorial Benefit concert will be held at 7 p.m. June 15 at the Mountain View Church south of Glenwood Springs, next to Buffalo Valley. Tickets at the door. All proceeds go to the Jeannie Miller Memorial Scholarship. Soloists are her former students. Group numbers will be directed by Lorie Beattie Courier. For more information, contact Jacquie Meitler 970-945-2174.

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