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The nomination for Bill Tabor as a staff member was received by the deadline of 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4. He will be recognized and honored at the 19th annual Humanitarian Service Award Dinner at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, along with the other humanitarian nominees.

Mountain Rescue-Aspens 30th annual community avalanche seminar is open to the public and all are invited and encouraged to attend. It will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan.11, and continue Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Aspen District Theatre at the elementary school in Aspen. There is no limit on registration. The cost of the class includes a lecture on Friday night and all-day field studies on Saturday on the back side of Aspen Mountain. The class will end with a group problem on Saturday afternoon at the Mountain Chalet.*Registration is at the door only, there is no pre-registration.

Restaurant Six89 is hosting the third annual RFAC Social and Benefit Dinner at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. The evening begins with a silent auction, social appetizer hour and cash bar, followed by dinner with wine at 7:30pm.All proceeds go to the local avalanche center as well as the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Seating is limited; and the event is certain to sell quickly. Please call Restaurant SIX89 at 963-6890 promptly for reservations.Help save a life, share the evening and the table with fellow backcountry characters, imbibe in some good food and drink, impress a date, and engage in terribly hip snowpack speak.

Dances of Universal Peace will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at A Spiritual Center, 0695 Buggy Circle, (upstairs from Construction Junction) in Carbondale.These are simple circle dances, no experience or partner is necessary. During the dances, sacred phrases or mantras are sung to live music, honoring one of the worlds spiritual traditions. The movements and songs are taught just prior to each individual dance number.Call Terrilyn Richardson at 945-5982 for more information.

The Rifle Branch Library will present acclaimed Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow for free at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22nd at Wamsley Elementary School cafeteria, 225 E. 30th St., in Rifle. Barlows expressive arrangements of lively jigs, spirited reels, and hauntingly beautiful airs have been described as music to soothe the soul, warm the heart, and lift the spirit.Admission is free. For information, call 625-3471.

The third annual State of the Community Luncheon will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Columbine Restaurant at the Rifle Creek Golf Course. Seating is limited, so purchase your ticket today at the Rifle Chamber office at 200 Lions Park Cr. Scheduled speakers for this event are Rifle City Manager John Hier; Garfield County Commissioner, Larry McCown; Martie Wisdom from Grand River Hospital District; Glenn Ault from Sothebys Realty and Robert Vincent from Williams Production.

The classical trio, Opus 40, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the acoustical excellence of the auditorium of the EnCana Academic Center at CMCs new West Garfield Campus, 3695 Airport Road in Rifle. The event is part of the Jim Calaway Honor Series, presented by Colorado Mountain Colleges Center for Excellence in the Arts and CMCs West Garfield Campus. The trio will also perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan 25, in the New Space Theater at CMCs Roaring Fork Campus-Spring Valley Center. The classical ensembles repertoire features music written for violin, horn and piano, including Johannes Brahms lively horn trio. For advance tickets, call 625-1871 or 947-8367

Christ Episcopal Church begins its fifth annual Music in the West End concert series with a performance by the Tasman (TAZ-man) String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Quartets by Haydn (HI-din) and Smetana (SMET-uh-nuh) will be on the program. The quartet will be joined by pianist Andrew Todd for Mozarts Piano Quartet in G minor. The concert is free and the public is welcome. Christ Episcopal Church on the corner of West and North streets in Aspens West End.More information at

Valley Housing Partners Free Home Buyer Education Workshops in English will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 22, April 26, May 24, and June 28 at Glenwood Springs City Hall. The workshops will be presented in Spanish at the same times and same place Feb. 16th, April 19th, and June 21st. Pre-registration is required. Call 384-6447.

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