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Dandelion Day 2009: Celebrating a Sustainable Future is seeking a design for the event poster and T-shirt. Dandelion Day will be held Saturday, May 9. Designs should be generated with three colors or less for printing purposes. A prize will be awarded for the winning design. All entries should be submitted to Carbondale Town Hall by 5 p.m. April 10. Electronic submissions in pdf format can be e-mailed to Please be sure to include your name, phone number, mailing address, and e-mail address.

Glenwood Springs most eagerly anticipated adult spelling bee is scheduled for Friday, March 6 at the Hotel Colorado. Spellebration 2009: Make a Flap about Literacy, provides a full range of entertainment as three-person teams challenge each other for bragging rights as the best spellers in Garfield County. The years event theme celebrates the best of the Roaring 20s and teams are encouraged to participate in costume. Spellebration is the major fundraising event benefiting Literacy Outreach and CMCs Learning Labs.Sponsors, spelling teams, silent auction donations, and volunteers are still needed. Please call Literacy Outreach Director Martha Fredendall at 945-5282.

Lucia Ibarra and Eduardo Vasquez are currently unemployed and are trying to raise money to pay off the funeral service as well as transportation of the remains of their seven-month old baby, Ramon Vasquez, to Mexico. Donations may be sent to Wells Fargo, Ramon Vasquez Memorial Fund Account.

Colorado Anti-Discrimination Law and Status of the Rules Regarding the 2009 Amendment to the Americans with Disabilities Act to be discussed from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at CMC Glenwood Springs Center, RM# 3F, 1402 Blake Ave., in Glenwood Springs.Employers will have the opportunity to learn and discuss Colorados employment Anti-Discrimination laws and learn more about the status of changes to the new 2009 ADA by attending a seminar. Questions and informal discussion of employment topics are encouraged as part of the program. This is your chance to ask an expert the questions you have always wondered about regarding these topics and how it may affect your business.

Living green & outlast the recession, free wellness workshops, are held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Exclusive Athletic Club, 118 W. Sixth St. Suite 60, next to Village Inn in Glenwood Springs.Call 319-1927 to reserve a seat.

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 CMC 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.

Glenwood Springs residents will be turned into jailbirds at the annual Glenwood Springs Lock-Up to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. More than 75 people will spend one hour behind bars at Beau Jo’s at Buffalo Valley from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in an effort to raise money for Jerry’s Kids.Bail for MDA Jailbirds has been set at $1,600, the cost of sending two local children living with a neuromuscular disease to MDA Summer Camp in Empire. For more information about the Lock-Up or MDA, please contact Terri Hasstedt at (970) 241-2181 or via e-mail at

Paula Jaggi will return to the New Castle Branch Library from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 28, to lead a Scrapbooking for Everyone workshop. Participants will need to bring pictures to scrapbook. Register today at the New Castle Branch Library. Call 984-2346 with questions.

The public is invited to the second annual Scotch Tasting at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. Call 945- 2414 to reserve your tickets, and support the arts.

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