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Community News & Notes

The public is welcome to the April Audubon program, Water for Rivers, to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Ken Neubecker discusses ongoing efforts to protect the nonconsumptive uses of water as it flows in streams and rivers, the water that is the lifeblood of aquatic and riparian ecosystems and supports recreational activities.Coffee, tea and dessert potluck will follow the program.

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.

Attendees of the Glenwood Springs and Basalt Weight Watchers meetings are encouraged to continue on their weight loss journey by following the guidelines for healthy living and logging to the website for support. The Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16, meetings have been canceled and will resume April 22 and 23.

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

Concert pianist Nathan Patterson will be playing from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Valley View Hospital upper lobby. The public is welcome, and lunch is available.

The Basalt Chambers March Business After Hours will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Mountain Greenery. The Basalt Chambers Business After Hours are free for members. RSVP by calling the Chamber at 927-4031.

The Glenwood Springs High School Varsity and Concert choirs, under the direction of Lorie Beattie Courier, will be present a Spring Choral Concert at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Mountain View Church. This concert will feature guest clinician Dr. Sean Teets from Craig, who will direct music the students have been preparing in anticipation of the clinic. Also featured will be the Stars of Tomorrow soloists from the choir, with their award-winning performances. There is no charge for the concert, but donations are always welcome and appreciated.

The Battlement Mesa Activity Center will again be the scene of Battlement Mesa P.E.O., Chapter IPs Elegant Spring Luncheon, at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 24. Ladies of P.E.O. Chapter IP will share personal china, linens, silver and sparkling crystal to create elegant tables for diners enjoyment. This colorful setting enhances a wonderful salad buffet.This yearly spring event will enable the P.E.O. Sisterhood to continue supporting education, both in Grand Valley and nationwide.Tickets are $10 and are available from Chapter IP members or by calling 285-1317 or 285-5628.

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