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New Castle citizens are invited to a Meet the Town Administrator Finalists event, from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the New Castle Caf, 219 W. Main St.Holistic HarmonySinger/songwriter Frank Martin will entertain for the lunch Wednesday, March 26, in the lobby concert at Valley View Hospital. The public is welcome, and lunch is available.

Teams are in full gear for the Rifle Area Relay For Life and beginning to host a variety of fundraising events. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society to turn hope into a cure. If your life has been touched by cancer, please help these teams raise money to find a cure.The Community Banks of Rifle team, The Grinch who Stole Cancer, is sponsoring a hairstyles and facials event beginning at 1 p.m. March 29 at Community Banks in Rifle. Besides hairstyling and facials, the event includes lots of samples, giveaways, and food and drink. Hair styling will begin at 3 p.m. Appointments are preferred, and walk-ins are welcome. Call 970-274-1075 and ask for Samantha for more details.Moes Southwestern Grill in Glenwood Springs will be hosting a fundraiser for Team Shrek, Happily Ever Laughter, April 10. Eat at Moes and 15 percent of the days profits will be donated to Team Shrek.For more information about the Rifle Area Relay For Life, contact Theresa Hamilton at 379-4942.

Family fun all day Saturday, April 26, at Two Rivers Park at the Great Family Trek will include a 5K run, activity booths, food, music, and entertainment. Proceeds to benefit Sopris and Medaris Mothers of Preschoolers, a support group for mothers and parents in the community.For more information, call 984-2379 or 984-1500



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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 3 and 4. 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.

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 http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/gse.


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