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The Eagle Valley Horse Rescue will celebrate the third annual Equine Educational Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Featured at the event will be a full day of equine demonstrations beginning at 10 a.m., and beginning at 11 a.m. lectures, shopping, used tack sale, information on equine health and a horse sale will be offered. From the professional equestrian to the everyday horseman, there is something for everyone during this fun-filled family day.Enjoy a carriage ride around the fairgrounds, get your picture taken with Andy, the miniature horse, meet the Beaver Creek and Eagle County Rodeo Queens, or let the Horse Rangers 4-H club satisfy your appetite with plenty of delicious food. Learn something new and make a difference in your horses life.For more information on the event, contact Wendy at (970) 376-4369.

The town of Silt is seeking applications from those interested in serving as the towns municipal judge. The town of Silt holds municipal court at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. The municipal judge presides over the court, and is appointed every two years by the board of trustees. The deadline for submitting letters of interest is April 30, with appointment to take place May 8. Submit letter of interest to Town Clerk Sheila McIntyre, Town of Silt, PO Box 70, Silt, CO 81652, or drop off at 231 N. Seventh St., fax to 876-2937 or e-mail to For more information call 876-2353.

Work on a section of Grand Avenue at 14th Street will begin Monday, April 24, after 9 a.m. Traffic delays between 13th and 15th streets should be expected during the repair work, which is expected to last through May 1. The work is being done to replace concrete pavement panels that have settled after a water leak that occurred at the Roaring Fork School District administration building located at the corner of 14th Street and Grand Avenue.

The Glenwood Springs Downtown Market presents a Spring Has Sprung Garden Symposium from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Springs Theatre in downtown Glenwood Springs.Topics covered will include Water-Wise Gardening, Alpine Gardening, Irises for the Rocky Mountain Climate and Heritage Fruit Tree Survey. For more information, call Jan Harr at 618-7842.

The Third Annual Wine Tasting from the extensive million-dollar wine cellars of Catherine Store Wine and Liquor will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday at the Roaring Fork Club. The event includes microbrew tastings and samplings of gourmet cuisine from local restaurants and caterers and includes an auction of fine wines, fabulous adventures, culinary sensations and beautiful gifts. Tickets are $60 each and are available at Catherine Store Wine & Liquor (Highway 82 and Road 100), at all Alpine Banks from Aspen to Rifle and at the Mountain Regional Housing office at 963-9606.

Members of the New Castle Chamber are encouraged to attend the Chamber meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday at the New Castle Community Center. The agenda includes nominations and election of officers, calendar of events, treasury report and new business. Coffee, juice and pastries will be available.

Help New Castle Family Fitness celebrate five years of fitness for an all-day celebration on Tuesday, May 2. Bring a friend for a free day of fitness, including artery testing, classes, free training, postural assessments, spontaneous workouts with a trainer every hour, food and drink. Prize drawings for a mountain bike, massages, personal training and much more will be offered. Call 984-3200 for more information.

Rifle High School invites the community, family and friends to the 2006 Grand March for Prom at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Rifle High School gymnasium. Share in this new tradition, and please plan to arrive by 6:30 p.m. The spotlight will be shining on the attendees as they enter the gym and walk the red carpet dressed to the nines.Prom attendees are to be in line by 6:45 p.m., and will be announced in the order they arrive. LifeTouch will be taking official prom pictures in the lower gymnasium immediately following the Grand March.

The Roaring Fork Valley Breast Cancer Support Group meets from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month at the Aspen Club and Spa. Join the group for an hour of education, support and personal growth facilitated by Kathleen Callahan, LCSW, of A Step Up Empowerment Services. Call (970) 618-2044 for more information.

John Cunningham will be in the Roaring Fork Valley Friday through Sunday for a weekend of presentations on compassionate communication. He will be offering an introductory overview from 7-9 p.m. Friday; a practical interactive workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday titled A Language for Sustaining Peace; and an intermediate training, Working with Anger, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.All events will be held at the Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Road. These trainings are being sponsored by Magooah Nanumut and the Roaring Fork Peace Coalition. Find out more by calling Joani Matranga at 704-1528, or Jim Chenoweth at 984-3161. Space is limited to 40 participants, so please register early.

Power Rangers star Kate Sheldon returns to Rifle to teach local kids an on-camera acting workshop called Hollywood 101.After a successful session last spring in Rifle, Sheldon brings back Hollywood 101 to the Colorado Mountain College campus on Friday, a no-school day.During Hollywood 101, kids have fun acting out soda-pop commercials, performing movie scenes, and voicing cartoon characters. They host a mock talk-show, write a TV news report, and work on monologues. Parents get a comprehensive Parents Info Guide detailing how to get started in the Denver market, if they are interested.The workshop will be held from 1-5 p.m. at the Rifle CMC Campus. Students ages 8 to 18 are welcome to attend. Enrollment is limited. For more information, visit or call (970) 376-5431.

Join Blue Lake Preschool from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt. Admission is $15 per person and includes food, spirits, a silent auction, door prizes, and live music from Bill Parish Productions. All money raised will support the construction of a new playground for the preschool. For more information contact Michelle or Lynn at 963-4380.

The next Carbondale Chamber of Commerce workshop, titled Tax Implications of 1031s, presented by Kennen Cohen, Asset Preservation/ Stewart Title, will be from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at the Aspen Glen Club, 0545 Bald Eagle Way in Carbondale. The workshop will be hosted by All Mountain Mortgage and The Fleisher Co.This accredited workshop teaches introductory concepts, plus details on the background of exchanges, introduces exchange variations available to investors, shows how to use exchanges as a listing and selling tool, illustrates how to calculate capital gains, and reviews common exchange terminology and closing procedures.There will be a reception immediately following hosted by American National Bank and Stewart Title, Carbondale.Call Heather at 963-1890 for reservations.

St. Mary Catholic Church in Rifle is having a parish yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the church parking lot. The church and its parishioners have donated quality used items to sell, and free hot dogs and hamburgers will be supplied by the Knights of Columbus.

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