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Roaring Fork Conservancys Morning Snowshoeing at James H. Smith Northstar Open Space will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 8.Bring your own snowshoes or use a provided pair. James H. Smith Northstar Open Space boasts lush wetlands, snowy fields, and a critical migration corridor for deer and elk to move across the valley. This event is part of Roaring Fork Conservancys 2009 Watershed Explorations and is 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, call 927-1290.

KDNK and Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities are accepting designs for the Green Is The New Black Fashion Extravaganza to be held March 14. Wearable art, designs using recycled materials or found objects and high fashion are needed. A rough sketch and short description of design, or designs, should be submitted to CCAH at 645 Main Street or call Sara Plesset at 274-1580.This is an opportunity to stretch your imagination and create something fun. Proceeds from this event will support the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities and KDNK Community Radio. For more information, visit http://www.carbondalearts.com.

The Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host its annual meeting starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program is entitled,Brazil on the Fly, a slide show by Tucker Ladd, owner Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver.



Those interested in being prepared for a pet emergency may attend a Pet First Aid Course sponsored by The Snowmass Village Recreation Center from 5:308 p.m. Feb. 11. Registration deadline is Jan. 28th. This course will teach participants how to be prepared for an emergency which involves dogs and how to protect yourself and your animal from further harm. For more information, please call 922-2240.

Grand Valley Women’s Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, meets every third Thursday at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center in Parachute.A luncheon is catered by Alan of Easy Cuisine, with some kind of entertainment and an inspiring guest speaker. This month is going to be especially fun with our Re-gifter’s Paradise. Did you receive a gift you’re not really thrilled about? Bring it with you to the luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 15th and you could very well replace it with something you love. Child care is free, but please indicate your need for child care when making reservations. Plan to arrive at noon so attendees have plenty of time view the re-gifts. The program will begin with lunch at 12:30 p.m. Please make reservations by calling Jeanette at 285-9512 by Tuesday, Jan. 13th.



The second free physics lecture, Condensed Matter: The Small Frontier, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen. Donald Eigler, IBM Almaden Research Center will speak.These popular talks are designed for a general audience. Physicists are available for questions and discussion before the talks during the Physics Caf hosted by the Aspen Science Center in the Wheeler lobby from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Lectures continue in the summer, and the schedule is available at http://www.aspenphys.org.

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers is providing a series of Parenting Workshops in Spanish. Childcare is available for the nationally-recognized parenting program. The Glenwood series will be offered from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. at Glenwood Springs Elementary School.The Carbondale series will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 22 at the Roaring Fork Family Resource Center at The Bridges Center.Please call Katie Marshall at 384-5689 for more information or to register.

Jay McGlade of Edward Jones Investments will be hosting the program Outlook 2009: The Financial Landscape. During this program, Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance, Wharton School of Business, and Alan Skrainka, Edward Jones’ chief market strategist will discuss what’s on the horizon for 2009 given a new president and changes in Congress. They will also review major market activities in 2008 such as the financial industry consolidation, bailout plan and more.The program will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, and will last one hour. Both programs will be held at 2700 Gilstrap Court, Suite 170, Glenwood Springs.Call 928-7145 for information and to make a reservation. There is no cost for the program, but seating is limited.

A Hunter Education course will be available from the Colorado Department of Wildlife from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22 in the Eagle County Exhibit Hall at the Eagle County Fair Grounds. Preregistration is required. Please call Dave Hammond at 970-328-7818. A hunter educatuion card is required to purchase a Colorado Hunting License for those born after Jan. 1, 1949. The course is sponsored by the Eagle County 4H Club Shooting Sports Program. Refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase to support the shooting sports.

The Garfield New Energy Communities Initiative is hosting a free workshop on how to save energy and improve the performance of large buildings, such as town halls, community centers, schools and office buildings. The workshop is set for 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Garfield County Administration Building, 101 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs. Featured speakers are John Canfield, senior consultant for energy performance contracting for the Governors Energy Office, and Rob Keller, energy management and engineering services director for JC Penney Company.


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