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Community news & notes

A mixed levels AnusaraYoga Workshop taught by a recognized Anusara certified teacher, Nova Loverro Sprick, will be held from 36 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Aspen Health and Harmony in El Jebel. The workshop uses the mythological figure of Goddess Sita as an inspiration, and is suitable for all enthusiastic yoga students without injuries. To register for the workshop, please contact AH&H at 704-9642. The workshop is limited to 16 students.

A special literary evening with Frank McCourt, author of Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, Angelas Ashes, and best-selling, Teacher Man, will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 at Town Center Booksellers in honor of Louise and Clay Bennett.Tickets are available by calling the Aspen Writers Foundation at 925-3122 or through online purchase at

Annie Bell of Bell Creative & Lisa Ruoff, chef/owner of Eco-Goddess Edibles in Carbondale is offering a hands-on creative workshop in the art of collage combined with a delicious, all-organic meal at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Eco-Goddess Edibles restaurant, 1909 Delores Way in Carbondale off Highway 133 down the road from Ajax Sports.Open to all no artistic experience necessary. Space is limited to 12 guests.

Aspen Valley Medical Foundation invites the public to join in celebrating the annual Neighbor to Neighbor campaign from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Aspen Club & Spa.Enjoy complementary beer and outstanding food created by Chef Clark Church of Garnish Caf and live music, while mingling with AVMF Board, staff, grantees and supporters. Cash bar is also available. Neighbor to Neighbor accepts individual donations and payroll deductions to support 30 local nonprofit organizations. For more information, call 970-544-1298, or visit

Mountain Valley Development Services is celebrating a mural unveiling on Friday, Aug. 22, at 1 p.m. The mural is a collaborative creation by local artist Renick Stevenson, the clients of MVDS as well as members of our community. Renick is heading a community initiative called CATCH (Community Art Targeting Community Health). The artist named the mural we gonna dance till the moon comes out and the skys full of stars, and has dedicated it to the clients of MVDS and to his daughter, Stacie. Mountain Valley Developmental Services extends a huge thank you to Renick.Please come join us in this special event.Where: Mountain Valley Development Services, Address: 700 Mt. Sopris DriveWhen: Friday, Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served!For information please contact Amanda Emerson at 945-2306.

English In Action is hosting an orientation training for new volunteers from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the El Jebel Office. Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with adults interested in improving their English language skills. Volunteers need no previous teaching or foreign language experience. For more information about the upcoming training, please contact Liz at 963-9200 or visit

The fifth annual American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) takes place in Aspen on Saturday, Aug. 23, featuring a huge variety of expert speakers, films, panels and musicians, including Ted Turner, Walter Isaacson, Peter Buffett, John Oates and more. For a complete agenda, visit

The Teen Book Club at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library will be discussing Khaled Hosseinis book, The Kite Runner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. Set in Afghanistan, the book is a tale of friendship and betrayal, the power of fathers over sons, and the possibility of redemption. All teens are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to borrow a copy of the book, call 945-5958.

Valley-wide international student placements available to qualifying families. Taking applications for families interested in hosting an international high school student for the 08-09 school year. short-term placements for one semester are also being considered.For more information, call 404-2444.

Rent the historical Missouri Heights School for your next party, wedding or meeting. Water, refrigeration, heat available. Rates charged according to numbers involved.For information, all 963-2180 or 963-7447.Rental proceeds benefit historical building costs.

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