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The first annual Town to Town Tour, a cross country ski and snowshoe tour, benefiting the nonprofit organization Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV), is looking for volunteers to help with its first annual event Saturday, Jan. 19.Volunteers are needed both before and during the tour to stuff goodie bags, coordinate kids activities, help with pre-registration booths and help on course the day of the event. Those interested in volunteering for the RFOV benefit should visit the following link, http://www.rfov.org/volunteer_to_help_with_the_winter_event, or call Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers at 927-8241.

The nominations for the Glenwood Springs Post Independent/Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards is 5 p.m. today, Jan. 4, to Kay Vasilakis at the Post Independent. Nominations for individuals in the senior, youth, staff and volunteer category will be taken. Late nominations cannot be considered.E-mail your nominations to kvasilakis@postindependent.com. If you cannot e-mail the nomination, call 384-9118, and arrangements will be made.The 19th annual Glenwood Springs Post Independent/Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards will be held Jan. 28 at the Hotel Colorado.The reservation deadline for the dinner is Jan. 24. Call Ronda at 384-2357 anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday only. Nominees are the guests of the event and receive a complimentary dinner. Everyone else is required to pay for their own dinners. This event is not a fundraiser for any organization.

The 10th annual Rifle Gap Ice Fishing Tournament will be held Jan. 19-20.The grand prize winner has a chance to win $20,000 in cash. Categories include adult and youth adult rainbow trout, brown trout and yellow perch. Registered youth will be awarded prizes in two age brackets, 11- to 17-year-olds, and 10 years and younger for each of the three tournament fish species. For an official registration form or for more information, contact the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce at 625-2085, ext. 2, or visit http://www.riflechamber.com.



Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts annual All-Member/Student Art Exhibition will be held from Friday, Jan. 11, to Sunday, Feb. 24.The theme for this exhibit is Koinonia (KHON-no-nia) which means community in Greek.For more information, call 945-2414.

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The demonstration for the evening will be presented by Rich Waltsak on the subject of Portraits in Charcoal. A short business meeting will follow. The Art Guild meetings are always open to the public and refreshments will be served.



Anusara Yoga classes with Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor and RYT, Nova Loverro Sprick, begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, for intermediate level and at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, for mixed levels and beginners. She will also be offering special Saturday asana class and workshops for teachers and advanced students Jan. 12 and 19. All classes are held in Glenwood Springs. For more information or to register, please call 945-9515 or e-mail nova@sopris.net.

Jerry Gasau, guitarist, will be performing eclectic/classical music from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the upper lobby of Valley View Hospital. Public welcome, lunch available at the caf.


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