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Community Open House meetings with the superintendent candidates are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, at Basalt High School, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Roaring Fork High School and 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Glenwood Springs High School.Spanish language interpreters will be in attendance at the open house meetings.The interviews will include opportunities for staff and community members to interact and ask questions of the candidates, as well as provide the candidates the opportunity to visit schools and tour the community.

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 held 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 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.



The Historic Hotel Colorado will host a St. Patricks Day Celebration beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, March 17, featuring traditional Irish fare and the Celtic sounds of Fifth Reel along with a historic perspective narrated by Ron Young. Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, Leprechaun pie and assorted Irish desserts will be served at the buffet.Space is limited. Call 945-6511 or (8000 544-3998, ext. 117, for reservations.

St. Stephens Catholic School is holding The Barnyard, a silent auction with heavy appetizers from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the school building at 414 S. Hyland Park Drive as part of B.A.S.H. (Building a Scholastic Heritage). For more information, contact Paula Busk at 963-5804.



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.Visit the Web site at http://www.riflelibraryfriends.org or call 625-3471 for more information.

The Garfield County Friends of NRA will be holding its sixth annual banquet with a social hour starting at 5:30 p.m. March 18 at the Ramada Inn of Glenwood Springs. Activities will include a fine dinner, silent auction, live auction and raffles. Proceeds from the banquet will benefit groups such as 4H Shooting Sports, womens shooting programs, disabled shooters, firearms safety programs and more. For more information, contact Brian at 704-1776, Ross at 984-2943, Mike at 904-0263 or Richard at 379-3367.


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