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Local author/illustrator Ann Ramsey will be reading from her new book, Just Be You, featuring Honey, her cocker spaniel, along with her special Earth Day book, Me, the Tree, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the New Castle library. A fun pinecone craft will follow.For more information, call the library at 984-2346.

The community is invited to attend Habitats Earth Day Extravaganza April 22 at its ReStore, located between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale on Highway 82 in the Cattle Creek Center. The celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature local green products and businesses. A Toyota Prius from Bighorn Toyota will be on hand for attendees to view as well as products and information from Basalt-based Bedding Down Inc. and Sunsense solar electric company in Carbondale. The Aspen Skiing Co. plans to give away free compact fluorescent light bulbs as long as supplies last. Other local green businesses and products will be on display, in addition to Habitats entire inventory of good, reusable furniture, appliances and building supplies priced at 40-60 percent below retail.Food and beverages will be served all day and entertainment will be available for the whole family, including a bounce house for the kids. Local radio station, KMTS, will be broadcasting live from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the event or for directions to the ReStore, call 963-8555.

The town of Basalt will be hosting the 11th annual Childrens Earth Day Parade Tuesday, April 22. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. The parade route begins at Basalt Elementary, 151 Cottonwood Drive at 10:30 a.m. snow, rain or shine. Dress in costume; bring props, flags, balloons and posters; wear hats; and carry banners. Ride bicycles, push strollers, pull a wagon or simply walk the parade route, but no motorized vehicles. Celebrate Earth!

A paper shredding/recycling event will be offered to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the parking lot of Stewart Title at 1620 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Protect your identity and privacy by shredding papers with confidential information and any other business or personal documents. Please, no cardboard or paperboard.The shredding will be done by Paper Wise and is free, although a donation to the Glenwood Springs Lions Club is requested. Proceeds will be used by the Lions for vision care and local scholarships. Sponsors in addition to Paper Wise are Stewart Title and Community Banks of Colorado.

Local models will present fashions designed by Martha Fellure, a conference and retreat speaker, who will speak about Pursuing a clearer image after the fashion show, to be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.Glenwood Native Kerry Beattie Smith will not be performing as previously reported, due to incorrect information submitted.For reservations and complimentary child care, call Sally at 945-2285 or e-mail

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