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A Native American art demonstration by Mae Peshlakai, a respected weaver and silversmith, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Fiesta Guadalajara Restaurant in Rifle; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the CRMS Barn in Carbondale. She has conducted seminars on Navajo lifestyles, beliefs, arts and culture across the country.This event is sponsored by Bookcliffs Council on Arts & Humanities of Rifle.For more information call 625-3043 or 963-1344.

Chef Jimmy Nadell and Bravo Fine Catering will be sponsoring a huge gala event on March 21 at the New Harley Davidson Dealership in Glenwood Springs to benefit CARE (Colorado Animal Rescue). The event will have runway models, three full bars, a silent auction, four food stations, stationary appetizers and thousands of elegant hors d oeuvres in addition to a huge light, sound and video production. Dozens of animals available for immediate adoption. Tickets are available at the dealership or call Steve or Cindy at 928-7493. All profits will go to CARE.Bravo is seeking model-type volunteers to help with food service, bartending, passing hors d oeuvres, setup and breakdown of the event. Each volunteer will receive a gift certificate from Harley Davidson along with a letter of recommendation from Harley Davidson and CARE. To sign up, please contact Jimmy Nadell at (970) 618-6737.

Carbondale Clay Center is offering Decorate Your Own Ceramic Egg for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult helper. Finished eggs fired and ready for pick-up by Monday, April 6. All-day drop ins (no appointment necessary): noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 15; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, with Sandie Gardner, CCC artist.



Dance to the live music of the Last Minute String Band from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Glenwood Springs Masonic Lodge, corner of Ninth and Colorado Avenue in Glenwood Springs. No partner or experience required. All dances are taught. This months caller is Andrea Early Coen.Fun, aerobic and nonalcoholic.Beginners please come by 7:30 for a 30-minute walk through.Contact: justuspaines@sopris.net or 945-0350.

Garfield County Department of Human Services is hosting a presentation about foster parenting, kinship care and adoption to families and anyone interested in learning more about this opportunity in our community from 5-7 p.m. March 12 at the Garfield County Department of Human Services building in Rifle, 195 W. 14th St., across from City Market. Anyone is welcome to attend. Help is needed for children and families who are struggling in Garfield County. Dinner and child care will be provided to those who RSVP to 625-5282, ext. 274.



Energy Medicine Master Healer Catherine L. Morgan will teach techniques to quiet thought processes, intentionally release issues and regenerate with mother earth energy, at the free Grounding Meditation With Mother Earth workshop from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at The WIN Institute in Basalt.Musical guests include Barry Chapman, Conor Johnson and Steve Cook on the gong and drum.Catherine is also offering an Energy Medicine Level 1 course for beginners from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the WIN Institute.Call Catherine at 274-1625 for more information.

The West Garfield County landfill will go back to summer hours starting 9 a.m. Sunday, March 8. The landfill will be open seven days per week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WindWalkers equine assisted learning and therapy provides comprehensive prevention and intervention treatment through therapeutic riding activities, and serves children, youth, adults and families who are facing physical disabilities or emotional, behavioral and social development challenges.WindWalkers is hosting a fundraising effort from March 1 through March 10 in which donations are matched 1.5 to 1 from Susan and Wilson Lyle and the Bruce R. Halle Family Foundation challenge grant.Call Molly Robison at 963-2909 or mail donations to WindWalkers, 3059 County Road 103, Unit #3, Carbondale, CO 81623.

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.

Tickets are on sale for Symphony Swing, the Symphony in the Valleys gala to benefit the community orchestra.The gala events feature the full orchestra and the Symphony in the Valley Jazz Ensemble playing top tunes from the Big Band era, with a variety of guest vocalists, including Jeannie Walla, Debbie Dawson and the ensemble Mixed Emotion.Symphony Swing will be presented at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs; and at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Grand Valley High School in Parachute.The Glenwood Springs event is a swanky dinner dance, with a full-course meal and a cash bar in the Devereux Room at the Hotel Colorado. The Parachute event will be more casual, with light refreshments, bistro-style table seating and dancing in the Grand Valley High School auditorium-cafeteria. A live auction will be held between the two music sets at both events.Seating is limited for both events, and tickets are available. Call (970) 285-3548, or order tickets online at http://www.symphonyswing.com.

Local photographer and retired CMC photography professor Jim Elliott will discuss the techniques of black and white photography at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Jim uses images of famous photographers who successfully used their cameras to capture our imaginations in the free program. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 945-5958 with questions.The Carbondale Council of Arts and Humanities and the Gordon Cooper Branch Library will be exhibiting the Valley Visual Art Show during the month of March. Original art produced by artists from all over the valley will be on display in the library during regular library hours March 6-31. This is an unjuried show, giving local artists an opportunity to not only show their work, but to sell pieces through the Arts Council.The public is invited to an opening night to be held from 5-7:30 p.m. March 7 in the library. Refreshments will be served.


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