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Teens and tweens are welcome to create Readymech flatpack toys and optical illusion dragons at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at the New Castle Branch Library. Choose from cute animals, nasty pirates, six-legged monsters, and many other Readymechs. Or choose an optical illusion dragon and freak out your friends when its whole head seems to follow you around the room. Stop in Friday and see what you can create. For more information, call 984-2346.

Free weekly support group for women in unhealthy intimate relationships with free child care is held from 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays in Rifle; and 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Glenwood Springs. Call the Advocate Safehouse Project at 945-2632 for more information and locations.

Join staff from Roaring Fork Conservancy, and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 7, to explore 74 acres of open space by moonlight on snowshoes. Bring your own snowshoes or use a pair provided by the Roaring Fork Club. Meet at the Emma Schoolhouse parking lot. Or join Roaring Fork Conservancy and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 8, to explore James H. Smith Northstar Open Space on snowshoes. Bring your own snowshoes or use a provided pair. These events are part of Roaring Fork Conservancys 2009 Watershed Explorations and are sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails, the Roaring Fork Club and Roaring Fork Conservancy. Space is limited. Please register online at http://www.roaringfork.org/events. For more information on this and other events visit http://www.roaringfork.org.



Majid Kahhak will paint live from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 2 (First Friday), at Kahhak Fine Arts & School, 411 Main St. in Carbondale. The painting will be a surprise portrait of an outstanding member of the community. Beverages and hors doeuvres will be served. Please join the festivities. For more information, call 704-0622.

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 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-plus-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 yoga workshop is offered 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.


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