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A yoga workshop from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3 to explore intention and alignment principles in a variety of familiar and standard poses within a Level 1 practice. Discover a new depth of understanding along with increased range of motion along with a way to manifest all that you hope to bring into the New Year. Open to all levels, this workshop is held at Aspen Health and Harmony in El Jebel. Space is limited and early registration is suggested, call 704-9642.

The public is invited to attend the third annual Horsemans Continuing Education Seminar sponsored by the Glenwood Veterinary Clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center .This years speaker is Dr. Sharon Spier, faculty member of the University of California-Davis veterinary school. Dr. Spier also holds a Ph.D. in equine genetics, and is board-certified with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Spier is an internationally-recognized expert in equine internal medicine, and is also a 20+ year member of the United States Olympic Equine Veterinary Team.Dr. Spier will speak on a variety of topics, including emergency medicine, colic, equine endocrine and metabolic problems, and equine behavior. Veterinarians from Glenwood Veterinary Clinic will also be giving short topic presentations on ophthalmology, first aid, podiatry, and emerging technologies.There is no charge for this all-day seminar, but registration is required and seating is limited. Call Glenwood Veterinary Clinic for more information and to register, or find details at http://www.glenwoodvet.com/events.html.

A beginning guitar workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 8; and an intermediate guitar workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. All ages and skill levels are welcome.For more information or to register, call 945- 2414.



Lamour Early childhood Home Care is hosting a Holiday Open House from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at 1072 Wheel Drive in Carbondale.The child care facility will open in January.Call 963-9225 for enrollment information.

The third annual Chanukah on Ice will be held from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at The Glacier Ice Arena in Grand Junction.Sponsored in part by Tikvat Yisrael.For more information, call Cynthia at 242-5540 or e-mail tikvatyisrael@aol.com.



Comfort Dental, 1512 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs, will be performing free dental services on a first-come, first-served basis for people who are uninsured from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 24.For more information, call 947-1273.

The Ski Country Amateur Radio Club is having its annual pot luck holiday party at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 in Glenwood Springs. Ham radio operators and those interested in becoming a ham are welcome.Contact Sue Ludtke at 945-8722 if you are interested in attending. Also visit http://www.k0rv.org for meeting and activity information.

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge is hosting its annual Hoop Shoot at 10 a.m. Jan. 10 at Glenwood Springs Middle School. The Hoop Shoot is a free throw contest open to kids ages 8 to 13, and is absolutely free. All participants will receive an Elks basketball and certificate of participation. Winners will receive trophies and go on to the district finals in Leadville Jan. 31. A copy of each participants birth certificate is needed to verify age. For more information, contact Terry Galbreath at 379-3822.

New Castle town law requires property owners or occupants remove snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property within 24 hours after snowfall.Residents are responsible for all sidewalks next to their property, even on curves and corners. Residents are required to remove snow and ice by mailboxes located within their property boundaries. New Castle officials ask residents to assist with the towns snow removal plan by parking vehicles in driveways instead of on streets when snow is predicted.Residents going out of town during winter should arrange for snow removal help. Elderly or disabled residents who cannot shovel can contact New Castle Code Administrator Tim Cain at 984-2311 ext. 112 for assistance referrals.When snowfall measures more than 2 inches, New Castle Public Works employees are on the job by 5 a.m. plowing and pushing snow. Public safety and traffic volume determine the priorities of the towns six-member snow removal crew.Primary routes for emergency vehicles and access to schools are plowed first with extra attention to hills, curves and intersections. Secondary streets are plowed next followed by residential streets. For questions, call the Public Works Department at 984-0669.

All six branches of the Garfield County Public Library District will be closing at 5 p.m Wednesday, Dec. 24th. The libraries will remained closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 25 and 26th in celebration of Christmas. Normal library hours will resume Saturday, Dec. 27th for all six libraries.All six libraries will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31st and remain closed Thursday, Jan. 1st in celebration of the New Year. Normal library hours will again resume Friday, Jan. 2nd. Thank you for your understanding and continued patronage.

Aspen Community Theatre is offering a free acting workshop for adults on How to create an unbelievable character hosted by David Ledingham, from 1:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Black box in Aspen High School. The workshop will use exercises and tools to create a believable three-dimensional character enabling you to be, not act, the role. Whether playing a chorus member or the lead of a show, this workshop is invaluable.To register, call Liz Bokram at 925-6452. Enrollment is limited.

Snowmass Village Recreation Center is offering a winter recreation camp for ages 7 – 14 years of age. The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday during winter break, except Dec. 25 or Jan. 1. Registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 19th. Call Woodsie 922-2240 for more information.

Glenwood Springs Boy Scout Troop 225 is completing its annual wreath sales fundraiser to raise money for the troop and camping events, A few wreaths, door sprays, and centerpieces remain. If you didnt get a chance to order, have not yet received your wreath or if you are Elias Benson, please call Kyle, Dana or Rilla Snyder at 928-9836.

The CRMS snowboarding team is partnering with the Crystal River Elementary Schools third and fourth grade boys in a mentoring relationship. The goal is to have the all-male CRMS snowboard team interact with some of Carbondales other community members and to be positive role models to younger kids.For more information, call Lisa Raleigh at 963-3939.


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