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Western Colorado IEC invites electrical apprentices and contractors to an electrical competition at 6:30 p.m. May 6, at Consolidated Electrical Distribution, adjacent to Mr. Ts. The competition will feature electrical apprentices competing at their skill level for prizes.This is a great opportunity to see what Western Colorado Independent Electrical Contractors is all about, and you get to meet the other contractors in the area as well as witness what these apprentices have learned over the course of the year.

A special presentation featuring the winners of the 2008 Roaring Fork Valley Teen Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Aspen Writers Foundation and Town Center Booksellers will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Town Center Booksellers in Basalt.The event will feature winners Courtney Bender, Colorado Rocky Mountain School; Isabel Carlson, Glenwood Springs High School; Trevor Gomez, Colorado Rocky Mountain School; Lucas Pulver, Roaring Fork High School; Peter Robinson, Roaring Fork High School; Elissa Walter, Aspen High School; and Karlie Zajac, Aspen High School.Call 927-2665 for more information.

Roaring Fork Conservancys heron, eagle, and osprey watching watershed exploration will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 7. Join Jonathan Lowsky, wildlife biologist with Colorado Wildlife Science LLC, and staff from Roaring Fork Conservancy for this amazing look at big birds near the confluence of Cattle Creek and the Roaring Fork River. More than 20 nesting pairs of herons, one pair of bald eagles, and in 2005, the first recorded pair of ospreys fledged an offspring near this site. Please dress appropriately; the viewing will happen regardless of weather. This event is free; however, space is limited, and reservations are required. Please visit to register. Sponsored by Colorado Wildlife Science LLC, Aspen Glen Environmental Sanctuary and Roaring Fork Conservancy. For more information, call 927-1290.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers on Saturday, May 10, for high priority maintenance on the three entryway trails to Carbondale’s popular Red Hill trail system: Three Gulch, Blue Ribbon and Mushroom Rock. Volunteers will create well-defined trails through the pion and juniper forest, as well as improve drainage and rebuild eroded trail sections.RFOV and their project partners, the USDI Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Red Hill Council, will provide the tools, materials, leadership and some great rewards including a dinner at the end of the day. To volunteer or for more information, call RFOV at 927-8241 or e-mail

Garfield County Public Health will be at Crystal River Elementary School from 3-6 p.m. Monday, May 19, to give childrens immunizations. Call 945-6614 to make an appointment. Tell the health department you are coming to the Carbondale clinic, and bring the childs vaccination records.

Symphony in the Valley will present its 15th annual Mothers Day concerts at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Roaring Fork High School and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. The concerts will feature winners of the 2008 Young Artists Concerto Competition in an all-classical concert.Tickets can be purchased at the door, music students admitted free.This will be the final formal concert for Symphony in the Valleys conductor and artistic director, Wendy Larson, who is stepping down after 14 years on the podium.

Signups are new being taken for an 8-week summer karate class starting Monday, June 9, for girls and boys 8-12 years at The Gym at the Hotel Colorado. Classes will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays. Brian Mable is the instructor.Call 945-2463 for more information or to register.

The Roaring Fork Audubon group is hosting a field trip Saturday, May 10, to census more than 100 species of birds. Contact Dave Clark at 963-3479 for more information.

Eat at Moe’s from 3-8:30 p.m. May 6 for Operation Vacation. Join Alida and Dara to help add to their Dollar Bill Chain for Operation Vacation. Enjoy a great meal with family and friends while helping support the U.S. troops. Alida and Dara have reached the 70-yard line of the football field.

A 5K Walk/Run will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Stoney Ridge ball field in Silt to benefit the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation. Register before June 6 by calling Sandy at 876-2081 or Ted at 625-2164.

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