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The new chefs at Glenwood Springs High School are offering hands-on interactive Healthy Asian food cooking classes at 4:30 p.m. May 14, and 6:30 p.m. May 15. Participants will eat what is prepared at the end of the class. Basic kitchen and knife skills will be taught, and the recipes are easy and economical as well as healthy.To register or for more information, call Chef Dave or Pam at 319-2965 or e-mail is necessary. Class size is limited to 12-14 to provide optimum instruction.

The Roaring Fork Valley Eagle County Democrats will be hosting public luncheons and after-work mixers until the upcoming November elections. Will Shafroth, who is petitioning to be a representative in Congressional District 2, will be speaking at the first After Work Mixer from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Two Rivers Caf, 156 Midland Ave., in downtown Basalt. Find out about his positions and have a drink at Two Rivers with your fellow Democrats. For more information, contact Kim at 704-9535. RSVP is not necessary but would assist in planning.

Basalt Chambers Business After Hours will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Fleisher Home in Basalt. Fleisher Home and The Buddy Program will co-host. Contact Karen Connington at 927-4031 or

Laura Speck presents precious and semi-precious stone designs from The Silver Bead at the next Womens After Five meeting, to be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Music will be presented by local Sharon Young.Former Navy wife and medical secretary Jean Greene from Silverthorne will relate her story, titled Moving Through Life When Roadblock Changed Her Destination.For reservations and complimentary child care, call Sally at 945-2285 or e-mail appreciated by Monday, May 23.Womens After Five is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

A free community forum, Regulating Air Quality in Garfield County, will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the West Garfield Colorado Mountain College Campus in Rifle. For Garfield County citizens concerned about the quality of the air they breathe, this is an opportunity to speak out. This is the fourth and final Smart Citizens Series on Air Quality designed to inform the public on issues related to air pollution. Ray Mohr, air pollution control specialist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will be answering questions about how air quality in Garfield County is regulated, if those regulations are truly enforced, and what communities can do to manage air pollution. The forum on May 15 will also inform citizens of what types of facilities must obtain emission permits, whether or not they have been compliant and what penalties have been issued for local violations. For more information contact Jim Rada, environmental health manager for Garfield County, at 625-5200.

The Frontier Historical Society will host its annual pre-Memorial Day clean-up at Linwood Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17. Meet at the trailhead at 12th and Bennett streets at 10 a.m. Bring your love of history, a sense of community service, gardening tools, hat and sunscreen and help us ready the cemetery for the busy summer season. Lunch will be provided. Groups are welcome, but please RSVP. For more information, contact us at 945-4448.

Carbondale Clay Centers 10th annual fundraising extravaganza, Cajun Clay Night, will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Net proceeds support CCC’s year-round ceramic arts and education programming. The event includes a kids fair, dinner, dancing, costume and limbo contests, dessert and more.Pre-sale tickets available through Friday, May 16. Call 963-2529 to purchase today.

A presentation on bullying will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, in the Roaring Fork High School auditorium, Highway 133 on the south end of Carbondale. The Pan and Fork 4-H Club will provide refreshments for a half-hour social following the presentation. All welcome and encouraged to attend.Nationally recognized child psychologist, Dr. William Porter, will be the keynote speaker. He is the founder of Creating Caring Communities in Denver, and the co-author of the Bully-Proofing Your School, Elementary Version. The event is in need of interpreters. Any help would be appreciated.Questions can be directed to John at 379-7808. Please call before 9 p.m.

Sopris Chiropractics annual Healthy Foot Month runs May 5 through June 6. During this time, Dr. Tesoro, an expert in the nonsurgical management of foot, ankle, knee and hip conditions, offers free evaluations, examinations and treatment options. This year, Sopris Chiropractic has teamed up with Soles 4 Souls, and is a drop off location for all gently worn shoes to be provided to those in need. Feel free to drop off donations Monday through Thursday. Please call 927-9204 to schedule an appointment for your free exam at either the Willits or Carbondale locations.

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