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The 15th annual Turtle Poker Run, starting at 10 a.m. May 17 in Grand Junction and ending at Apple Tree Park, is a benefit for YouthZone. The entry fee includes a barbecue. The ride is sponsored by the Mountain Riders and Motorcycle Accessories.For more information, Call Mary Jean at 945-9300 or richard Tucker at 309-5701.

Carnival Days at Ross Montessori School continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11, at 407 Merrill St., two blocks north of Main Street in Carbondale. Fun for the whole family with carnival rides, kids activities, cash raffle, live music, beer tent and great food. Call 963-7199 for more information.

Girls aged 14-17 in Garfield County may take part in a new national Girl Scout program that teaches teens how to design and lead entrepreneurial projects to strengthen their own rural communities. Girl Scouts of Colorado is launching the initiative, Challenge and Change: Challenge Yourself, Change the World, in June. Girl Scouts of Colorado will kick off Challenge and Change at Colorado Mountain College, Leadville Campus. Girls will build leadership and entrepreneurship skills and identify a problem in their community, come up with a project idea to help and go back to their communities to turn the idea into reality. This program is open to registered and non-registered Girl Scouts.For more information, contact Heidi Pankow at or at (970) 285-7144. Get your reservation in by mid-May to guarantee your spot at the event.

The steering committee for Raising the Roof of the Grand Valley Christian Church is seeking one or two more members to round out the committee. Steering committee members have devised the project that includes restoration of the original church, writing grants and planning fundraising events. Please call Lois at 285-7597 and let her know youd like to help.

The Rifle Area chamber of Commerce Women in Business Network meeting will be held at noon Tuesday, May 20, at the Garfield Re-2 Learning Opportunities Center located on Ninth and Whiteriver in Rifle. This free meeting is open to members and future members to exchange business ideas and experience personal growth. Please bring a brown bag lunch. The Women in Business Network is sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank and Countrywide Home loans.

Western Colorado IEC presents Student Appreciation Night from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. Students will be awarded for their hard work and accomplishments, with prizes for top student in each level, perfect attendance and Wire-Off winners.RSVP at 984-3280 by May 16.

Basalt Middle School will host a Walk-a-thon to raise money for the education assistance fund and medical clinic in Lwala, Kenya. The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 18, at Sopris Park In Carbondale and end at the Basalt High School parking lot. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

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