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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!

Straightshot and the S-Curves will be playing dance music from rock and roll legends at the Shortstop in El Jebel for a St. Patricks Day celebration. Door prizes, no cover.For more information, call 963-1289.

The American Legion Post #100, 97 Third St. in Carbondale, is hosting a traditional corned beef and cabbage St. Patricks Day dinner from 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 17.Call 963-2318 for more information.

Daffodil Days is coming to Glenwood Springs today, March 14. Pick-up daffodils from noon to 6 p.m. March 14 at City Market in Glenwood Springs.Money raised will go to the American Cancer Society to fund research, education, advocacy and patient services.For questions, call 970-947-8462.

A performers perspective on Beethovens Sonata in C Major, Op.53, Waldstein, will be offered at 7 p.m. today, 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 Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave., Glenwood. The program will be a video entitled The Maya Temples, Tombs and Time. Plans for the spring field trip will be discussed. For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.

Sol Energy will lead educational green building tours from 5-9 p.m. Friday, March 14, at the new Carbondale Recreation and Community Center, 567 Colorado Boulevard in Carbondale.

Garfield County will launch a discount card program to help consumers cope with the high price of prescription drugs on Monday. The county is making free prescription drug discount cards available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) that offers average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.The cards may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage, and are accepted at 100 percent of the countys pharmacies. A national network of more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies also will honor the NACo prescription discount card.There is no cost to county taxpayers for NACo and Garfield County to make these money saving cards available to our residents.Cards will be available at Garfield County Human Services and Public Health offices and the lobby area of local city hall buildings. Other pick-up locations include Catholic Charities, Grand River Primary Care, Battlement Mesa Medical Center and Mountain Family Health Center. For a detailed listing of card pick up locations visit There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restrictions or limits on frequency of use. Cardholders and their family members may use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.

Glenwood Youth Hockey is hosting a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, for the Glenwood Health Fair at the Glenwood Medical Associates.

The Walk for Multiple Sclerosis is scheduled for May 17. A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 2 at U.S. Bank next to Safeway. New committee members are welcome.For more information, call Penny at 945-5343.

Many kids from Carbondale to Parachute grades K-8 waiting for a Pal mentor. Matches are based on similar interests, where the volunteer and child live, and preferences of both. Mentors range from high school age to seniors. For more information, please call the Glenwood Springs YouthZone office at 945-9300, or the Rifle office at 625-3141.

The Carbondale Community School (CCS) students, faculty and parents are looking for the Heroes Among Us, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 19 and 20, at CCS, 1505 Satank Road. Tickets are on sale at the school and Sounds Easy. For more ticket information, please call 963-9647.

St. Mary of the Crown Church in Carbondale will be hosting a Sunday Morning Brunch from 10-11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 16, at the church on White Hill Road.All money raised will help Mikey Grandbois, who has autism and cerebral palsy and requires 24-hour care.For more information, call the parish office at 704-0820.

The Aspen Choral Society presents its spring concert on March 28 and March 29 in Carbondale and Aspen. Advance tickets are on sale now for the Aspen performance by calling the Wheeler Opera House Box Office at (970) 920-5770. Tickets will also be available at the door for both concerts, which start at 7:30 p.m. The performance in Carbondale at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Barn is co-sponsored with the Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities.A 75-voice choir, with singers from the Roaring Fork Valley will perform excerpts from choral masterworks including the Vivaldi Gloria, Mozart Requiem, Faur Requiem, and the Rutter Requiem, plus smaller choral works by Bach, Rutter and Barber. For more information about this concert please contact music director and composer-in-residence, Ray Vincent Adams, at 925-3685.

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.

Register now for Wyly Art classes in April, including journaling, screen printing for adults, screen printing for the young artists, several drawing classes, and clowning around for kids.For details, call the Wyly Community Art Center at 927-4123.

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