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Re-Play Toys, a new service organization, benefits those in need and those who would like to clean out cluttered closets.Through Re-Play Toys, Bonnie Kowar, a sales representative for Discovery Toys and local mother of three, collects outgrown but still usable toys and distributes them to Roaring Fork Valley charities that work with children and families. Current participating recipients include The Thrift Shop in Aspen, The Pregnancy Resource Center and Yampah Mountain High School in Glenwood Springs.With just one phone call, shell cart away the toys, deliver them to a needy charity and have the receiving organization give you a receipt for the donation.For more information on participating in this service, call Bonnie Kowar, 927-2344.

The Small Business Development Center is an educational nonprofit organization, partially funded by the Small Business Administration.For more information call 384-8523 for location and reservations. Start-up Basics and Best Practices This workshop provides an overview of the basics that all entrepreneurs need to know in setting up their business. 6-9 p.m. March 1, Glenwood Springs Como Empezar Un Negocio y Dejar de Trabajar para Otros 69 pm March 2, Glenwood Springs

The third annual Mountains and Moonlight fundraiser for Roaring Fork Hospice will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Glenwood Caverns banquet room. Tickets are $25 and get you up the tram, dinner, live music and the opportunity to bid on fabulous items in the silent auction. Call Sean Jeung at 384-7531 for tickets.



The town of Carbondale and Zeta Epsilon Sorority co-sponsor the recognition of a man and woman of the year who have made outstanding contributions to the community. The awards will be presented at the Taste of Carbondale on April 8 at Aspen Glen.Nomination applications for a man and woman to be recognized for outstanding contributions to the community through volunteerism will be available at the Carbondale Town Hall or the Chamber of Commerce office beginning today. The deadline for submitting completed nominations to the Carbondale Town Hall is March 24. For more information, please call 963-0161.

The Basalt Sanitation District is looking for new board members. The board currently meets once each month. If you would like to get involved with your community, this is a great place to start.For more information or to apply, call the district office at 927-3698.



The Spring Valley Sanitation District is also looking for new board members. The board currently meets six times per year. For more information, call the district office at 618-5147.


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