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Coal Ridge High School will host its first-ever talent show at 7 p.m. Thursday in the main gym. The whole community is invited to join in the fun. For more information, contact student council co-sponsor Carrie Wieder at 625-6734 or cwieder@garfieldre2.k12.co.us.

A free hunter safety course, sponsored by the Mule Deer Foundation, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Silt fire house. The course is offered on a first come, first served basis. To sign up, call John or Joan at 876-2036.

The Salvation Army presents a Basic Budgeting workshop from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.This workshop will help you with your budgeting needs no matter what your income level, by going through the basics of creating and maintaining a budget, discussion and hands-on work session. Free child care provided; call to reserve space. Call 945-6976 for more information.



Adoptive, kinship and foster parents and community providers are invited to a free workshop from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, March 17, sponsored by the Rural Adoption Cooperative and the Adoption Exchange. Leroy and Lorna Franke will present Building Blocks of an Effective Relationship, with topics including improving communication, creative conflict resolution and strengthening relationships while parenting children with special needs. Single parents as well as couples are encouraged to attend. The program will be at the WestStar Bank Community room at 1901 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. A light dinner will be provided. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. For more information, call Susan Yobp at 471-6042.

The Friends of the Rifle Library is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to supporting the library by promoting public involvement in the library and by raising money. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16.For more information, visit the Web site, http://www.riflelibraryfriends.org, or call 625-3471.



The KDNK Spring Membership Drive kicks off today from 8-10 a.m. with Breakfast at the Smithy. Stop by and renew your membership at the Smithy, meet new program director Steve Skinner, and KDNK will treat you to free coffee and a muffin. Just another way KDNK brings community together. Stay tuned to KDNK and catch the Comedy Caf, Wednesday through Saturday, between noon and 1 p.m. for HBO Comedy Fest ticket giveaways, interviews and general fun. KDNKs Spring Membership Drive runs March 8-16, with a goal of raising $45,000.KDNK Community Radio is listener supported radio, found at 88.1, 88.3 and 88.5 in the Roaring Fork Valley or streaming at http://www.kdnk.org. KDNK plays an eclectic patchwork of music, from classical to blues to bluegrass and more. NPR and Democracy Now! can also be found on KDNK. For more information, call 963-0139.

Join RBR staff and the Roaring Fork Audubon Chapter from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 25, in building nest boxes for Mountain Bluebirds. Precut western cedar (courtesy of BMC West) will be furnished, as well as hinges, screws and other hardware. All instruction provided, and families may take their completed box home. Open to all ages (not recommended for children under 5), but space is limited to 15 families. Preregistration is required. Contact RBR at 927-6760 or rockbottom @sopris.net to register or for more information.

The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will present The Taste of Spring at the Aspen Glen Club from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Sales for dinner tickets began in person at the Chamber office Monday. Limited seating is available. Silent auction items are needed; donate an item to the silent auction or purchase tickets by calling Heather Smith at 963-1890.

Philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein, of Rhode Island, has put up $1 million of his own money to fight hunger in America, and local feeding charity LIFT-UP is responding to his challenge.Every contribution of money and food made to LIFT-UP through April 30 will be worth even more, and will help provide more food and essential services to neighbors in need here in our local region.All donations made until April 30 will help LIFT-UP take full advantage of Mr. Feinsteins offer. People may also bring nonperishable food items to any of LIFT-UPs five area offices in Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Rifle and Parachute. Food items will be valued at $1 each, according to Feinstein Foundation guidelines.Donations may be sent to: LIFT-UP, P.O. Box 1213, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.Secure online contributions may also be made at http://www.liftup.org

St. Stephens Catholic School is holding its annual B.A.S.H. (Building a Scholastic Heritage) dinner from 6-10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Hotel Colorado. This formal event includes live and silent auctions, along with dinner and live entertainment. The theme for this years event is the Kentucky Derby: A Night at the Races. For ticket information, contact Paula Busk at 963-5804.


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