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Community news & notes

The Grand Valley Kiwanis will conduct its 20th annual community-wide food drive in Parachute and Battlement Mesa Saturday, Nov. 8. Collecting boxes and cans of non-perishable food items, volunteers will sweep neighborhoods throughout Parachute and Battlement Mesa, beginning promptly at 10 a.m. Each residence will be passed by only once. For homeowners, leaving donations where they can be seen from the street is strongly suggested, but collection crews will spot donations on the doorsteps of apartments. Donors should avoid super-sizes and packaging likely to be damaged by rough and repeated handling. Non-food items, while appreciated, should not be donated because of limited storage space. Suggested items for donation are all types of canned goods, cereal, dry and evaporated milk, coffee, boxed potatoes, jelly, stuffing, pancake mix, syrup, hamburger-helper, pasta, cake mixes, frosting, pie filling, cranberry sauce, gelatin and puddings.In the event the pickup is missed, donations may be left in the lobby of City Market from Saturday, Nov. 8 until Tuesday, Nov. 11th.

The Aspen Parks & Recreation Department went green by offering online registration to provide patrons a quick and easy way to search and view classes and programs online, and to register without ever having to leave home. To celebrate going green, the public is invited to the Aspen Recreation Center for free admission Nov. 15th, with 15 percent off all resident fun passes. Zoom down the two-story waterslide, race through the water features, climb the three-story climbing tower, skate on the NHL regulation ice surface and much more. Contest winners will also be announced during this day. Families can still register online by creating a free account at A valid e-mail address is needed to do this. If Internet access is not available, please use a public computer located either at the public library, the Aspen Recreation Center or the Red Brick Recreation Center. For more information or questions call (970) 544-4100 or (970) 920-5140.

Visiting Gurian Institute trainer Betsy Hoke presents a one-day workshop, The Minds of Boys, from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Ross Montessori School in Carbondale. Based on Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens book, The Minds of Boys, the workshop is designed to empower parents and teachers by presenting a new way of relating to boys through the application of neuro-biological research on how boys brains work and learn. Discounted rates for couples and teachers. To register or for more information, call Ross Montessori School, 963-7199.

What Will It Take to Feed the World Sustainably? will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Given Institute Lecture Hall, 100 E. Francis St. in Aspen. The free lecture will be given by Dr. Rosamond Lee Naylor, William Wrigley, senior fellow and director, and is presented by The Aspen Global Change Institute.

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