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Mi Casita in Carbondale will celebrate the inauguration of President Obama from 8-10 p.m. today with a disc jockey, live TV coverage, special Obama Mama cocktails and lively conversation.For more information, call 948-8007.

Climbing guide and Alpenglow Expeditions owner Adrian Ballinger will share stories and photos of guiding Manaslu at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Hallam Lake in Aspen. At 26,781 feet, Manaslu is situated in Nepals remote region of Minsiri Himal, approximately 40 miles from Annapurna. Ballinger will discuss his experience guiding nine clients up this impressive mountain in partnership with Russell Brice of Himalayan Experience. He will talk about his experience establishing this seasons route up Manaslu, surviving epic storms, losing entire camps worth of gear, days-on-end in the tent and frozen feet.

Roaring Fork Audubon Societys monthly program, titled Protecting Colorados Natural Treasures, will be presented by Brian Kurzel, Colorado Natural Areas program coordinator, at 7 p.m. today at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Coffee, tea and dessert will be served, and the public is welcome.



Join staff from Roaring Fork Conservancy, and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 4 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. 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 by calling Roaring Fork Conservancy at 927-1290.

A free Carbon Monoxide Seminar will be presented in Glenwood at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Ron Biggers, deputy fire marshall with the Glenwood Fire Department, will be in attendance to answer questions.For questions, please call 945-4043, ext. 3115.


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