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The Garfield County Public Library District encourages all aspiring actors and filmmakers to get in their entries for the Big Read Film Contest. The library district is looking for original black and white works featuring the theme hardboiled detective up to 10 minutes long. The contest is open to Garfield County residents and will have adult and teen divisions. The first place winner of each division will receive a 2G Flip video camera, with the adult division also receiving two tickets to the Big Read Black and White Gala in March. Prizes for second place, third place, and peoples choice will include a portion of the $250 worth of gift cards. Submission must be received by Feb. 20. Contest requirements and a full list of rules can be found at each of the Garfield County Libraries and are also available online at If youhave questions, please contact Emily at 625-4270.

Senator Al White and representatives from the Colorado Attorney Generals office will hold a community meeting at 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 28, in the West Garfield Campus Auditorium in Rifle. This meeting is to address the continued disparity of gasoline prices in our valley (and Rifle in particular), compared with the rest of the state. Gas suppliers are to be in attendance, and interested community members are encouraged to attend and voice opinions and questions.

The moms from Sopris Mothers Acting Up are making organic chocolate truffles again this year for Valentines Day. They are hand-rolled with loving care and elegantly packaged. New flavors this year are Lavender Infused Dark Chocolate, Ginger-Spiced Cocoa, and Rose-Scented White Chocolate, which will be packaged along with several traditional flavors Dark Chocolate, Almond Crusted, and Cocoa. All are made with 100 percent organic ingredients, and the chocolate is also fair-trade. Sopris Mothers Acting Up is a group of local women working to encourage political activism among mothers. Funds and efforts are directed toward providing childcare when mothers wish to speak or act to address local or national issues. The group also celebrates individuals and organizations whose work exemplifies the creative power of motherhood to nurture, heal, feed, teach and protect the worlds children.Quantities are limited, so please place your order today. To reserve your truffles, to volunteer, or to get more information about upcoming events, please contact Kathryn Diamond Camp at or call 963-6085.

The correct price for a dinner for the 20th Annual Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards is $20. An incorrect price was mentioned in the latest Nonprofit Spotlight.The dinner is to be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 9 at the Hotel Colorado in honor of the outstanding good works for the citizens of Garfield County.For more information, call Kay at 384-9118.

Antero Resources will be presenting its annual drilling plans, and will be taking questions regarding its gas operations at a presentation held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, at the Rifle Senior Center.For more information, call 309-1606.

Sweet Peas Gardens & Flowers in Silt is teaming up with volunteers from area hospice organizations. Volunteers will deliver Valentine bouquets Feb.13 and14. A portion of each delivery will benefit hospice. Call 876-0285 to reserve your bouquet.

The U.S. Census Bureau is now accepting applications for positions in the area.For more information, call 1-866-861-2010.

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild will be holding its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. The demonstration will be done by Barbara Preston, owner of Collectors Fine Art Appraisal of Carbondale. The public is invited to join the group for this valuable session with a professional appraiser. A short business meeting will follow and refreshments will be served.For more information, call Portia at 945-0393.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts presents the Outside the Bachs concert with Brad Vierheller, Linda Jenks and Betsy Schenck bringing their talents of Joplin, Bach, Carmen, the Marriage of Figaro and more. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27.For more information, call 945-2414.

The Vagina Monologues will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 12-14 at the CMC Spring Valley Campus New Space Theatre. Mature subject and language.For tickets, call 947-8252. Proceeds from the production will benefit the Advocate Safehouse Project, Childhelp River Bridge Center, V-day Spotlight Campaign, and women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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