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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 in Glenwood Springs. New committee members are welcome.For more information, call Penny at 945-5343.

For detailed information about Snowmass Villages recreation offerings including a lifeguard course, open water scuba certification, MLS soccer, youth baseball and softball, start smart soccer and the Snowmass Coed Softball League, call Woodsie or Katie at 922-2240.

The town of Carbondales contractor, Heyl LLC, will begin work on the scheduled Main Street improvements beginning Monday, March 24. Heyl will be working Monday through Friday throughout the summer. Local businesses will be open during construction, detour situations may be experienced at times. Please use caution in construction zones.For more information, call 963-1307.

Gallery Opening, First Friday, 6-8 p.m. April 4, Nine Month Residents Show featuring the work of Alexis Ogg, Jesse Ring and Paige Wright.Next Carbondale Clay Center class session for kids or adults: weeks of March 31-May 5. Registration deadline March 28.Workshop registration open for visiting artist Lisa Orr 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27. Workshop registration open for visiting artist Joe Brecha, Foil Saggar and Naked Raku Workshop, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and 4.t Visiting artist Lisa Orr will give a free slide lecture at 7 p.m. April 25. Potluck at 6:30 p.m.Save the date Saturday, May 17, annual Cajun Clay Night, Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St., Carbondale. Phone 963-2529 for more information.

Progressive music at the Eagles Club, 312 Seventh St., Glenwood Springs, with the return of Capillary Action from Philadelphia with special guests In Shining Armour and Honor The Fallen. Doors for the all-ages show open at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. Cover charge is $5 at the door.

Beginning March 15, a study of Garfield County rental housing costs will be conducted by HUD, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The results of this study will impact the success of low-income rental assistance programs in the area. The Garfield County Housing Authority encourages any contacted individual to respond to the questions asked, and not to hang up. All information is confidential and voluntary. The telephone survey will take a few minutes of time.Questions will focus on the cost of rent and utilities paid in the unit, and the length of time residing in the unit. The Random Digit Dial (RDD) survey will take about six weeks to complete, and results will have an immediate impact on rental assistance programs this summer. For questions, please contact the Garfield County Housing Authority, 970-384-6446 or the Denver HUD Office, George Antoine, Regional Economist, 303-672-5060.

Rotary Youth Exchange is an acclaimed exchange program for high school students worldwide. It is run by and accountable to Rotarians. Glenwood Springs Rotary District sends two dozen students to other countries each year, and accepts that many into local homes and high schools at the same time.Information will be available at GSHS for students interested in being exchange students for the 2009/10 academic year (11 months). Meetings will be held for parents and students in April. Local club interviews are held in September.Visit and look under Students and Youth for extensive information. contact Trish Kramer at or leave a message at 945-9874.

Majid Kahhak will paint a local, spring landscape live beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 4 (First Friday), at Kahhak Fine Arts & School, 411 Main St., Carbondale. Wine and hors douvres will be served. For more information, call 704-0622.

Rotary District 5470 and Glenwood Springs three Rotary clubs are seeking young professional applicants to visit Ireland and Northern Ireland from Aug. 28 through Oct. 5, 2008. The trip is sponsored by local Rotary District 5470 and the Group Study Exchange program of the Rotary International foundation. Team member expenses are covered by Rotary International.The deadline for completed applications is May 20. Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 40 at the time of departure and cannot be members of Rotary. For more information, visit the Rotary International website at

The first Rifle Creek Ladies Golf Association breakfast meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, with golf to follow. All ladies are invited to attend. For questions, call Pam at 876-2743, Diane at 285-1157, or the golf course at 625-1093.

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) of the Rifle Branch Library is sponsoring a writing contest for teens 13-19 years old. Three rounds of the contest include introduction, body and ending. In the first round, submit your most original and captivating story introduction. In the second round, the entry which best continues the story of the winning introduction will be selected. The best ending for the story will be selected In the third round. 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 certificates for free bowling from the Rifle Fireside Lanes and a pizza or calzone from Corner Pizza in Rifle.We are currently accepting introductions for the first round of the contest. All introductions must be received by the Rifle Library by March 31, and must include 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. Drop contest submissions to the Rifle Branch Library, or mail them to: Rifle Branch Library, 107 E. Second, Rifle, CO 81650. For more information, call 625-3471.

The legendary Beaver Deceiver, Skip Lisle, and Sherri Tippie from Denver-based Wildlife 2000 present a slide show on beaver ecology at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the Eagle County Community Center in El Jebel. Lisle promotes simple, economical, non-lethal techniques that discourage beavers from damming culverts, irrigation ditches and streams. If you or someone you know has had issues living near beavers, do not miss this free informative presentation. For more information, please call Pitkin County Open Space & Trails at (970) 920-5232 or Roaring Fork Conservancy at (970) 927-1290.

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