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The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) in partnership with Karin Hostetter of Interpret This, Tim OKeefe of Roaring Fork Conservancy, and the Aspen Historical Society is offering a professional certification workshop for individuals interested in enhancing their interpretive skills, knowledge and ability to deliver quality programming to a variety of audiences.The 32-hour Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers interpretive programs to the public (talks, tours, educational programs, etc.). It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors.All sessions will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 19-22 at the Eagle County Community Center in El Jebel. Registration and payment must be received by Jan. 12. To register online, visit http://www.roaringfork.org/cig.For information about the workshop, contact Tim OKeefe at tim@roaringfork.org 927-1290 or Karin Hostetter at interpret_this@hotmail.com, (720) 234-5074.

Spend time at the Snowmass Village Recreation Center playing games, watching movies and having lots of fun while your parents go out Friday, Jan. 2. For ages 6-14 to hang out from 6-10 p.m. Space is very limited, so call Woodsie 922-2240 for registration. A minimum of five kids is needed for this program for it to run.

The town of Basalt is once again offering Christmas tree recycling. The new location for tree recycling is Old Pond Park, just west of the recycle center on Two Rivers Road. All drop-off points have been consolidated to this one location. There will no longer be tree recycling at Arbaney Park or City Market. Please do not leave your tree at either City Market or Arbaney Park.The recycle site will be open through Jan. 31.The Solid Waste Center, telephone 923-3487, will accept trees year-round.



Tom Bentons art studio opening, from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, will support the Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing by donating a portion of proceeds from the art studios opening to the organization.Original Aspen wall posters, local campaign posters, political posters, fine silkscreen prints and vintage ski posters will be on sale, as well as Hunter Thompson for Sheriff posters.For more information, call (970) 932-8522.

A new program, LIFESTEPS, offered by Glenwood Medical Associates, helps you emphasize what you are doing right to help lose weight.The LIFESTEPS Weight Management Program teaches small groups of adults to successfully take gradual steps toward changing their eating and physical activity behaviors. Participants learn about nutrient needs, portion sizes, the benefits of moderate physical activity, and how to manage high-risk eating situations. The leader, a trained health professional, assists the participants in designing eating and physical activity plans they can live with. In addition to the weekly group sessions, each participant receives a workbook and other materials.The program is designed for individuals who are committed to taking positive steps toward better health and weight management based on sound nutrition principles.For more information on the LIFESTEPS Weight Management Program at GMA, contact Jeanne Luetke at 309-0784. An orientation session for the next class will be held at GMA at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 29, and again at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 5. Classes start Jan. 12.


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