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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.

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 Carbondale Council of Arts and Humanities and the Gordon Cooper Library are working together to produce a five-part lecture series, Spirituality in Contemporary Life. The community is invited to hear a lecture from each of four different spiritual points of view, followed by a fifth community discussion. All of the lectures will be held at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School barn at 7 p.m., alternating Thursday evenings starting Feb 21 and concluding April 17.Donations will be accepted at the door.

The next six-week session begins Monday, Feb. 18. Childrens after-school programs and adult evening classes. Register by Friday, Feb. 15, by calling 963-2529.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.

Colorado Wildlife Commissioners Roy McAnally of Craig and Tom Burke of Grand Junction are planning a public meeting from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wolfsohn Road, in Glenwood Springs to get input on wildlife issues. The meeting is open to anyone who wants to attend.

Candidate nomination petitions will be available at the Basalt Town Hall, 101 Midland Ave., beginning Monday, Feb. 11, for the April 1 Basalt Municipal Election. Citizens will vote to elect a mayor and three council members to serve four-year terms.A candidate must be a citizen of the United States, a registered voter of the town, and have resided in the town limits of the town of Basalt for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the election.Completed nomination petitions must be returned to the Town Clerk by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29. Each petition must contain the signatures of at least 25 registered electors residing within the town of Basalt.The last day to register to vote for the Basalt Municipal Election is Monday, March 3. Voter registrations may be obtained at any county or city clerks office, or visit the Colorado Secretary of States Election page at additional information, contact the Pam Schilling at 927-4701, ext. 213.

The Community Economic Localization (CEL) film series resumes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Dos Gringos restaurant in the La Fontana Plaza in Carbondale, with Independent America, — a film by and about two former network news journalists who travel only on secondary highways and country roads doing business only with Mom and Pop organizations. Additional information is available at 970-274-4490.

The Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, a group working to protect the quality of life for Garfield County residents, is holding its monthly membership meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Rifle Senior Center, 50 Ute Ave. in Rifle.Contact Frank Smith at (970) 256-7650 ext. 14, or e-mail

The Defiance Community Players of Glenwood Springs presents its 2008 Valentines Day Desert comedy, Greater Tuna, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-15 and Feb. 21-23 at the Blue Acacia theatre, (Masonic Lodge) 901 Colorado Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.Ticket includes show, pie coffee or tea.Ticket outlet is the Mountain Peddler downtown Glenwood Springs or at the door. Advance credit cards cal 945-2174.

Join staff from Roaring Fork Conservancy, Colorado Division of Wildlife, and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Feb. 20 and explore Emma Open Space by moonlight on snowshoes. Bring your own snowshoes or use a pair provided by the Roaring Fork Club. Meet at the Emma Schoolhouse parking lot.Space is limited and registration required. Register online at For more information, call 927-1290.

The Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association presents London Concertante, an English chamber orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19.Amazing talent at the keyboard is the trademark of Frederic Chiu, who will perform Friday, Feb. 29.Both events will be held at Mountain View Church, located at 2195 County Road 154 next to Buffalo Valley Restaurant, and admission for both events is by membership ticket. For information, call 945-8722 or 945-5384.

If you love to sing and have always wanted to be in a choir, the Sounds of Praise! is the choir for you. Everyones welcome, teenagers and adults. The choir meets from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday nights beginning Feb. 7, at Mountain View Church in Glenwood Springs.The choir needs singers, instrumentalists, monetary donations and places to sing.For more information, call Laura Porterfield at 945-0818.

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