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A performers perspective on Beethovens Sonata in C Major, Op.53, Waldstein, will be offered at 7 p.m. Friday, March 14, at the Snowmass Chapel. Linda Jenks, pianist and doctor of musical arts, creates a learning atmosphere with a lecture recital, showcasing Beethovens Waldstein Piano Sonata. Jenks will work through the piece with the audience members, detailing technical and philosophical quandaries, and then perform the piece for the audience.

The Rifle Area Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is holding its annual fundraising banquet and auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. For more information, contact Chris Isgrig at 285-6234.

The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring an authentic corn beef and cabbage dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. St Patricks Day, Monday, March 17, at St. Stephens Church, located at 1885 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The meal will be prepared by Beaujos Restaurant. Wear your green and come out for a great meal!



The public is invited to attend the Roaring Fork Audubon March program to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Rd. Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright will present, Birding Through Mexico and Belize, and coffee, tea and a dessert potluck will follow the program.

Beginning today, KSNO-FM Aspen will carry State Basketball Tournament games live from Moby Arena at Colorado State University.The first broadcast is at 11:45 a.m., when The Basalt Lady Longhorns take on Colorado Christian. Then at 8:30 p.m., KSNO will broadcast The Aspen Skiers Boys versus Yuma in the Great Eight. If Aspen, Basalt, or Roaring Fork make it to the Final Four and The Finals, KSNO will broadcast those games as well. Aspens L.J. Erspamer will provide the play-by-play.KSNO is found at 103.9 in Aspen, 103.5 in Basalt, 94.9 in Carbondale, and 93.5 in Glenwood Springs.



The Roaring Fork Group of the Sierra Club will host a free presentation on the Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign by Sloan Shoemaker, Wilderness Workshops executive director at 7 p.m. tonight, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Shoemakers presentation will include a brief history of the proposal, a visual tour of some of the Hidden Gems, and highlight some of the ways you can volunteer to help make the Hidden Gems become a reality. An open discussion will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Roaring Fork Sierra Club Group.Call 947-9613 for more information.

The Yampah Mountain Players present a student-created play based on the messages of the Dr. Seuss stories, The Places Youll Go , at 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, at Yampah Mountain High School, 695 Red Mountain Drive in Glenwood Springs. Limited seating. Please reserve tickets in advance by calling 945-9463, ext. 100.

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter recently issued an Executive Order creating the Colorado Rural Health Grant Council, which is responsible for developing and providing oversight for a new grant program funded by the UnitedHealth Group. Grant applications will be accepted over the next five years in scheduled grant cycles.The purpose of this grant program is to fund projects that support Colorados rural health infrastructure and strengthen the capacity of rural entities to provide primary care services. Only organizations located outside Colorados Urbanized areas and that provide outpatient primary care service including medical, oral and mental health services are eligible to apply. Letters of Intent are requested by March 18, 2008; application deadline is May 15, 2008.For more information on the grant application process and eligibility requirements, visit CRHCs website at http://www.coruralhealth.org/crhc/programs/ruralgrant.htm or contact Callie Preheim at (303)407-0410, (800) 851-6782.

The Aspen Writers Foundation, presenter of Winter Words, announces a change in its lineup for the 11th annual series of readings and talks with notable writers. Due to illness, Amy Bloom will not be able to attend her event this evening. To receive a refund, please contact Aspen Show Tickets at 970.920.5770 or stop by the box office at the Wheeler.

Join Roaring Fork Conservancy and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails staff from 5:30-7 p.m. March 19 to explore James H. Smith Northstar Open Space on snowshoes. Bring your own or use a provided pair. James H. Smith Northstar Open Space boasts lush wetlands, snowy fields, and a critical migration corridor for deer and elk to move across the valley. This event is part of Roaring Fork Conservancys 2008 Watershed Explorations and is sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails, the Roaring Fork Club, and Roaring Fork Conservancy. Space is limited. Please register online at http://www.roaringfork.org/events.


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