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The St. Mary performance Series will present Gregory Cukrov and Veronica Cukro in a bassoon-piano recital at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Seventh and Birch streets in Rifle. This year marks the 25th year Veronica and Gregory have performed together.For season ticket holders, this recital substitutes for the Dueling Pianos concert, which had been postponed.For more information, call 625-2333.

The next New Castle Garden Club meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the New Castle Library. Topics to be discussed will be an update of the community garden, xeriscape garden, senior apartments and the New Castle Girl Scout container gardening project, as well as ideas for new projects. For more information, call Molly Kehoe at 948-7824.

Join local bird experts from the community and do some early morning birding from 7-8 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Wilton Jaffee Park in Woody Creek. This free birding morning will introduce participants to local riparian birds and their habitats. Bring a pair of binoculars and dress appropriately for being outside the entire time. Space is limited, and registration is required. Sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails and Roaring Fork Conservancy. To register, visit

Community Integration Initiative, La Tribuna, and Congregations and Schools Empowered in association with American Immigration Lawyers Association and Ya es Hora Ciudadania are bringing the first free citizenship workshop for lawful permanent residents eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Saint Stephens Catholic Church, 1885 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call (303) 995-9662 to register. Walk-ins will not be accepted. All interested lawful permanent residents (or green card holders) should call to determine their eligibility for this event and register for this great opportunity to obtain support and legal assistance with their naturalization application.For more information, call Jennifer Smith at 945-2261.

Roaring Fork Leadership and the Roaring Fork Conservancy are partnering to bring to Roaring Fork Valley students an educational poster contest. All fifth- to eighth-grade students in the Roaring Fork Valley schools, public and private, are eligible to participate. The 2008 theme for the poster contest is: What is the Definition of a Watershed? The purpose of the contest is to build watershed awareness among fifth- to eighth-graders in the Roaring Fork Valley. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded. The posters can be in English or Spanish. Two grand prizes will be awarded, one for the best poster in English and one for the best poster in Spanish. The posters will be judged by professional artists in the valley, and the winning posters will be displayed in all Roaring Fork Transportation Authority buses and in local businesses around the valley. Completed posters must be turned into the students teacher no later than Friday, April 18. All entries will become the property of Roaring Fork Leadership and cannot be returned. For further information, please go to for the definition of a watershed and additional watershed information. Each school administration office will have complete contest rules and details. There is no cost to enter the contest. A student may only submit one entry to the contest.

Rhythms of the Heart presents a beginning and intermediate African-inspired hand drumming, rhythm and song workshop from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the 3rd Street Studio, 110 E. Third Street, Suite 203 in Rifle. The focus will be on basic hand drumming technique and an African-inspired song with multi-part rhythms, how to play in a synchronized fashion with other drummers and musicians, and improvisational techniques for individual and group drumming, closing with a community-style drum circle. No experience needed. Preregistration and drum reservation is required. For more information, call Laurie Loeb, 963-2798 or register at 3rd Street Studio, 625-2830 and be sure to reserve drum, if needed.

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