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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is offering the Glenwood Caverns Begin a New Adventure Scholarship. To support its employees interest in furthering their education, the park will grant two $1,000 scholarships to students in pursuit of post-high-school education. Applicants must have worked at the park at least 200 hours during the previous calendar year. The scholarships will be granted based on merit, with consideration given for number of years of employment with the park and dedication to its mission: making people smile. The first scholarships will be granted in 2009. Applications will be available online at or at the parks tram base beginning January 2009 and will be due March 1, 2009. The park is now hiring for full- and part-time positions, including cave tour guides. Applications, which can be downloaded from http://www.glenwoodcaverns. com/ngc_jobs.html, are being accepted at the tram base or by fax at 945-2051.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is pleased to present The Rat Pack in Concert. Local Glenwood Springs singers and musicians will be performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Center for the Arts. Big-band sounds of the Rat Pack, featuring Eileen Martin, Jennetta Meitler-Howell, Jacquie Meitler, Brad Vierheller, Dave Gardner, Jimmy Coates and Carl Meitler. Call 945-2414 for tickets.

Aspen ShortsFest films will be held at the Crystal Theatre at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday, April 4; 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5; and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 6.

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.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.

Bring your rod and learn about the world-class fly-fishing on the Roaring Fork River with Roaring Fork Conservancy from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 9. Avid angler, Kirk Webb, manager of Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt, will lead this two-hour introduction to fly-fishing at Old Pond Park on Two Rivers Road in Basalt. The program will include an overview of Old Pond Park, practical entomology, reading the water, and a casting tuneup. Please dress appropriately; the event will happen rain or shine. This event is free; however, space is limited ,and reservations are required. Please call 927-1290 to register. Sponsored by Taylor Creek Fly Shop and Roaring Fork Conservancy.

A three-session training workshop will be held for new Valley Spellbinders volunteers from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 8; Thursday, April 10; and Tuesday, April 15, at a downvalley location. Spellbinders trains volunteers in the oral tradition of storytelling for schools, libraries and other facilities serving children in the Roaring Fork Valley. All three sessions must be attended. For more information, call 544-2389.

Free breast exams done by a nurse practitioner will be offered for women age 55 and older through the Columbine Home Health Wellness Clinics from 1-4 p.m. April 3 at Mesa Vista Assisted Living in Battlement Mesa. Call 618-3606 to schedule an appointment.

Public Health will be offering free, confidential STD and HIV testing from 9 a.m. to noon at the Rifle Public Health office, 195 W. 14th St., 625-5200; or from 1-4 p.m. at the Glenwood Public Health office, 2014 Blake Ave. Wednesday, April 2 and May 7. No appointment needed. For more information, call 945-6614.

Carbondales Hendrick Dog Park on Holland Drive will be closed Tuesday, April 1, through Monday, April 7, for fence construction. Please use the towns other dog park, Glassier Park, on Weant Boulevard during this time. For questions, call 963-1307.

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