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The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) of the Rifle Branch Library is sponsoring a writing contest for 13- to 19-year-olds.Three rounds of the contest include introduction, body and ending.In the first round, submit the most original and captivating story introduction possible. In the second round, the entry that best continues the story of the winning introduction will win. In the third round, the best ending for the story will be selected. The winning introduction, body and ending will be published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and The Citizen Telegram. The winner from each round will also receive a certificate for free bowling from the Rifle Fireside Lanes, and a pizza or calzone from Corner Pizza in Rifle.The first round will begin March 4.All introductions must be received by the library by March 31 , and must include your name, phone number, address and age. All entries for every round must be 350 words or less. Make a copy of your work, because no entries will be returned.You can drop story introductions to the Rifle Branch Library, or mail them to: Rifle Branch Library, 107 E. Second St., Rifle, CO 81650. Call 625-3471 for more information.

The Colorado DOW hunter education classes will be held: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 and 2 at the Silt Fire Station. Limited to 40 students, free. To register, call Brian at (970) 255-6157. 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 26 and 27, time for March 28 TBA, at the Mountain View Church next to Buffalo Valley Restaurant in Glenwood Springs. Small fee. To register, call Bill at 945-6918. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 29 and 30 at the Re-1 school building, 1405 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Small fee. Registration not required.Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Target will host a Read Across America event, Horton Hears a Who Do You?, from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 2. The event supports the national celebration of Read Across America, promoting the importance of reading, especially to young children. The community is welcome to stop in and join us while we read this and other books to children. Target is located at 110 W. Meadows in Glenwood Springs.

Theres still a chance to get elected to the Glenwood Springs Rural Fire Protection District board of directors.Friday was the last day to submit a self-nomination and acceptance form. But anyone who wants to be a write-in candidate has until the end of the day Monday, March 3.The election will be held May 6. Contact City Clerk Robin Unsworth at 384-6403 for more information.

The Rocky Mountain Student Filmfest is pleased to announce the ninth annual Call for Entries. Submit films by April 2. For entry forms and more information, visit or call (970) 384-5963.

Alecz Adams, international horse trainer, founder of Equulinguistics Education, and president of Soaring Spirit Inc., will be the featured speaker at a free event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Eagle Library. This talk on alternative equine muscular therapies is being given at the request of the Eagle Riders Back Country Horsemans Association. The main topics on Wednesday will be body language, massage and aromatherapy. Find out more at (970) 376-2770.The Eagle Library is located at 200 Broadway in Eagle.

Silt Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an annual breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Silt Firehouse, 611 Main St. in Silt. The event is to be catered by the New Castle Diner. Everyone is welcome. RSVP to 876-9922 by March 15.

A.R.F. is a valleywide nonprofit animal rescue organization that relies 100 percent on volunteer help. The organization is asking for more volunteers to help save even more lives. Many opportunities are available, from working pet adoptions and fundraising events to marketing and grant writing; from newsletter and website assistance to pet fostering.The next volunteer meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the Spruce Room of the Eagle County building in El Jebel. If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to save a life and join our dynamic group, call Peggy at 963-4562.

The Forest Conservancy, a nonprofit partner of the White River National Forest, presents Fire on our Forest: A Fire Panel Discussion, from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Carbondale Town Hall, Conference Room 2, 511 Colorado Ave. in downtown Carbondale.For more information, visit or call 963-8071.

The Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ADC) will host more than 40 deaf and hard-of-hearing youth from around the country, grades five through high school March 6-8. The students will participate in the 28th annual Ski/Snowboard Winter Program. The participants, their interpreters, supervisors, and community volunteers will enjoy three days of snow sports at Snowmass Village Ski Area, jointly sponsored by the camp and the Aspen Skiing Co.Ski or snowboard instructors and contributions of additional scholarships or special program support are still being sought. Potential donors or volunteers may contact the camp at 923-2511 or e-mail the camp at for more information.

Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers with the Roaring Fork School District is offering free one-night parent workshops. Workshops feature free child care, free food, expert guest speakers, and parents supporting parents. Topics include: Happening Home Environment & Happy Kids: Creating Space for Learning and Play, and Smooth Sailing into a New School: Plan for and Prepare Yourself and Your Child for the Transition to Kindergarten, Middle and High School.The first workshop will be held Tuesday, March 11, in Glenwood Springs; Wednesday, March 12, in Carbondale; and Thursday, March 13, in Basalt.The second workshop will be held Tuesday, April 15, in Glenwood Springs; Wednesday, April 16, in Carbondale; and Thursday, April 17, in Basalt.All workshops will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Elementary School (Glenwood); Crystal River Elementary School (Carbondale); and Basalt Elementary School (Basalt).For questions or to register for the free child care, please contact Kacy Exelbert at 384-5694, or for classes in Spanish, please contact Janet Earley at 384-5693.

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