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Rainy Day Designs is hosting an opening reception for artists from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Rainy Day Designs studio, 16 N. Fourth St. in Carbondale.

Brand new sets from Ancient Mith, Otem Rellik and Prophecy the Iron Monk will be shown at a concert for all ages at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Eagles Lodge, 312 Seventh Street in Glenwood Springs.For more information, call 618-6681.

A mens breakfast will be offered at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Rocky Mountain Baptist Church. A featured speaker is on the agenda, and smoked salmon and scrambled eggs are on the menu. All men, young and young at heart, are invited.Contact Mr. Kim Brand @ 625-0379 if you desire to attend.

A free pre-licensing training will be offered for starting up your own business of home-based child care. Learn about the process, fees and regulations for licensing your home to care for children. Register by Feb. 7 at 945-9191, ext. 3066.The classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9 in Glenwood Springs. Classes are sponsored by the Garfield County Department of Human Services.

The Glenwood Springs Energy Efficiency Ad Hoc Committee is calling for residents to submit ideas for a community climate action plan.Writing a climate action plan for Glenwood Springs is the final task of the ad hoc committee. It has already conducted a greenhouse gas inventory of city government buildings and operations, and is making recommendations to Glenwood Springs City Council regarding options for an energy audit of city buildings.The climate plan will set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and guide city government and residents to make the shift away from costly fossil fuel energy and toward energy efficiency and clean energy sources.Committee members have been researching climate action plans already in place in other communities to get ideas, and already have a list of more than 40 items to consider including in the plan.Climate action plan ideas should be submitted by e-mail to by Friday, Feb. 22.

Habitat for Humanity is now accepting donations of furniture and nearly new appliances for the ReStore in Carbondale. A free pick-up service is offered throughout the valley. Habitat is looking for volunteers to help with the new store in the Cattle Creek area, as well as ongoing store help. Call LeAnna at 945-7733 or 618-1690 to schedule a pick-up or to volunteer.

An Exquisite Design of Rifle and the Rifle Area Relay for Life have teamed up to fight cancer. For every delivery this Valentines Day, An Exquisite Design will donate the delivery fee to the Rifle Area Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.Rifle Area Relay for Life committee members will be delivering flowers for An Exquisite Design on Feb. 14.An Exquisite Design is located in downtown Rifle and is a full-service floral and gift center, delivering flowers from New Castle to Parachute and providing FTD and wire service deliveries. Call 625-1918 or online at Rifle Area Relay for Life will b held at Rifle High School June 20 and 21. Teams are forming now and the next team captains meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7, at the Garfield Re-2 Learning Opportunities Center.

Toddler and preschool Story Times are canceled Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 5 and 6 at the Glenwood Springs Library. The library will be closed for inventory from Monday through Friday, Feb. 4-8. Other Garfield Library branches will be open, and the Glenwood Springs Library will be open the weekend before and the weekend after inventory. Renewal requests may be left on the message machine, and materials may be returned to the outdoor book drops. For further information, call 945-5958.

The next six-week session begins Monday, Feb. 18. Childrens after-school programs and adult evening classes. Register by Friday, Feb. 15, by calling 963-2625.The Clay Center is offering several workshops, including the Lisa Orr hands-on and demonstration workshop April 26 and 27 and the Joe Brecha Foil Saggar and Naked Raku workshop May 3 and 4.Please call the Clay Center for details.

Roaring Fork Hospice of Valley View Hospital will offer Hospice Volunteer Training from 6-9 p.m. the week of Monday, Feb. 25, through Thursday, Feb. 28. The class is free of charge, but all four nights must be attended. If you are interested in being a hospice volunteer, or if you have any questions, please call Sean Jeung at 384-7531.

Sopris Elementary School fourth-graders are hosting a spaghetti fundraiser dinner and musical from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. After completing this delicious meal, relax and enjoy the musical Go West, a play about the great exploration of the West.The spaghetti dinner will be served in the Sopris Elementary cafeteria and the musical in the gymnasium. For additional information, contact Rachael Carcaterra at 384-5434.

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