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The St. Mary Performance Series will present Sweets for the Sweete, an evening in a Renaissance banquet hall, complete with music, dancing, thespian declamations, and desserts, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, and Sunday, Feb. 3, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Seventh and Birch streets in Rifle. The New Crystal Consort will perform recorder music from the 1600s, and costumed singers will serenade the banquet guests with fa-la-la madrigals from Merrie Olde England and La Belle, France. Reservations for large groups are recommended. Call 625-2333 and make this an early Valentines Day treate. Early seating is suggested.

Reserve your spot today for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Annual Ball and Auction, to be held Feb. 2.The Alice and Wonderland-themed evening includes a silent and live auction, dinner, the presentation of the Citizen of the Year Award, casino-style gaming and dancing to the Atomic Brass Project, an 11-piece jazz band.With more than 300 attendees expected, the event traditionally sells out. VIP seating including two cocktails per person is available for corporate tables of 10, couples and individuals. Regular seating is available.To register, call the chamber at 945-6589.

The Carbondale Chambers annual fundraiser, Taste of Spring, will be held from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Destination Holdings at River Valley Ranch. One ticket price includes a wine/beer tasting with appetizers, silent auction, and dinner with the chef of your choice. The co-chairs of the 2008 event are Farrah Roberts of Alpine Bank; Rosie Wettstein of Main Street Spirits, and Leann Katchuk of Peak Party Rentals. Volunteers are needed to help contact chamber members about donating items for the silent auction, and for various duties the night of the event. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Pamela (

Whole Foods Market is offering a free one-day seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19, at the Belmar Center in Lakewood. Whole Foods Market seeks to cultivate new relationships with local farmers, ranchers and food manufacturers in the area who are passionate about natural and organic foods, for its second annual Local Grower and Producer Seminar.Natural and organic growers and producers from the five-state Rocky Mountain region are encouraged to apply for this free event. Contact Wendy Goodman at (303) 440-5220 or The application deadline is Monday, Jan. 28. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, Feb. 1.

Garfield County Libraries will host an asset sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the New Castle Branch at 402 Main St. Office furniture and equipment will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. All items must be taken at time of purchase.Purchases may be made by cash or check only. For a complete list of items, go to, or call 625-4270 by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

Nancy Stevens, folk singer/guitarist, will be performing a concert from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the upper lobby of Valley View Hospital, as part of the Holistic Harmony music program. The public is invited, and lunch will be available.

Stanley Bell will be showing new paintings from from Feb. 1 through March 5 at S.A.W. (Studio for Arts and Works) in Carbondale. The opening from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, coincides with Carbondales First Friday, when many art galleries and local businesses host opening receptions.The show runs through February with daily viewings from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it is free and open to the public. For more information, call 963-0201.

Learn about volunteer opportunities with the Roaring Fork Sierra Club Group from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Carbondale Comfort Suites meeting room. Snacks and drinks will be served.For additional information, call Bob Millette at 947-9613.

Theater Masters presents Take 10, an evening of 10 10-minute plays, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, Jan. 27-29, at the Black Box Theatre in Aspen High School. Tickets for sale at door, or to reserve call 948-9484; e-mail theatermasters@gmail. com. For more information, please call Julia Hansen (970) 948-9484.

In Memory: A Reminder of Individual Sacrifice and the Cost of War, a display by Glenwood Springs artist Annette Roberts-Gray, is on view at the Glenwood Springs Community Center through Wednesday, Jan. 30. The memorial vases were first displayed at the CCAH Gallery in Carbondale, followed by many other showings, including in the Best of Colorado Artists show at Denver International Airport last year. Roberts-Gray created the display to honor individually and collectively the nearly 4,000 U.S. soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion of March 2003.

Dr. Robert Adler, author and legal expert on the Colorado River, will be the next presenter in the Wednesday Naturalist Nights speaker series at Dos Gringos Burritos in Carbondale.Adlers free lecture, Restoring Colorado River Ecosystems: A Troubled Sense of Immensity, is based on his just-published book of the same name.The show is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Dos Gringos, 588 Highway 133. Food and drink can be purchased beforehand.Dr. Adler will discuss the many questions and tradeoffs surrounding the issue of large-scale restoration of the Colorado River basin. His presentation is hosted by the Wilderness Workshop. For more information, call the Wilderness Workshop at 963-3977.

Alpine Christian Academy will host an estate sale from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Olde Towne Moving and Storage warehouse, 0062 County Road 113, behind Little Bear Antiques just off Highway 82 at the Cattle Creek turnoff. Antique and designer furnishings, armoires, leather sofa and chairs, original art, dining table and chairs, dressers, tooled metal chests, desks, lamps, mirrors, bedroom suits, oriental rugs, home accessories and more will be for sale.All proceeds benefit Alpine Christian Academy, a private coeducational school for preschool through high school in Basalt. Call 927-9106 for more information.

Garfield County Sheriffs office is offering discounted spaying and neutering Feb. 48 at these participating veterinary facilities: Divide Creek Animal Hospital 876-5354; Antlers Veterinary Hospital 625-2874; Valley Veterinary Clinic 625-5035; Town & Country Veterinary Hospital 625-2971; Parachute Vet Clinic 285-0356; New Castle Veterinary Clinic 984-2259; Glenwood Vet Clinic 945-5401; All Dogs & Cats Vet Hospital 945-6762; Gentle Friends Vet Hospital 945-5833.

Do you have questions about your childs development? Child Find offers free comprehensive screenings of a childs health, speech, language, cognitive skills, motor skills, social/emotional skills and vision and hearing. For more information, call Raquel at 384-6006.

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