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Today is the third anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, and The Roaring Fork Peace Coalition is joining peace and justice groups throughout the country and around the world in honoring victims of the war. This anniversary will be noted at a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. at Centennial Park, Ninth and Grand, in Glenwood Springs. Nancy Stevens and K.C Johnson & The Earthbeat Choir will provide music.Prayers for peace from the worlds major religious traditions will be shared, and names of Colorado soldiers and Iraqi civilians who have lost their lives in this conflict will be read. Christian Peacemaker Tom Fox, who lost his life in Iraq last week, will be honored. The event will end with the children in the Earthbeat Choir singing John Lennons classic song Imagine. Bring warm clothes and an open heart.

A spring American sign language (ASL) class will be offered at the Aspen Camp School for the Deaf from 6-8 p.m Tuesdays, March 28 through May 16. Baby sign classes for expecting families and families with Infants to age 3 will be offered from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays March 29 and April 5, 12 and 19. For more information on either of these classes, contact 923-6609 or 923-2511, or e-mail to camp@acsd.org.

There will be a team captains meeting for the 2006 Rifle Area Relay For Life from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Garfield Re-2 Learning Opportunities Center, 839 Whiteriver Ave. in Rifle.This meeting is designed to help individuals organize their teams.The 2006 Rifle Area Relay For Life will be July 14 and 15 at Rifle High School. It is a celebration to raise money for the American Cancer Society.For more information, contact Theresa Hamilton at 379-4942 or 625-7621.



The Glenwood Springs Lions Club welcomes the Bronco alumni basketball team at 3 p.m. today at the Glenwood High School gymnasium to play the Glenwood All Stars. The event is a fundraiser to help with eye surgery expenses for a young boy from Sopris Elementary School.Parents of Sopris Elementary students are sponsoring a bake sale at the game.Tickets at the door are $4 for adults, and children are free.Come have fun and support the family of this young boy.

The Carbondale Clay Center is looking for volunteers interested in helping them host this years Cajun Clay Night. Help is needed with setup, decoration, games, auction, bar-backing, food service, and post-event cleanup. Volunteers working a minimum of five hours will receive free admission to the event, which is set for Saturday, May 20. Interested individuals should call the Clay Center at 963-2529, or send an e-mail to info@carbondaleclay.org.



A candidate forum is planned for Carbondale from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave. The moderator will be John Masters of Grassroots TV. The event is presented by The Valley Journal and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce.


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