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Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is sponsoring a free Valley Kids Hands-on Art Party from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Kids aged 3 and up are invited to create art pieces to live music by Brad Vierheller at the Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs. All supplies are complimentary, and your children get to take their artful creations home at the end of the party.For more information, call 945-2414.

Join the fight to keep Jos Mendoza Turbin in our community. The fun will include a silent auction, food and soccer games from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Glenwood Springs High School.To donate auction items contact Annie Brooks at 945-8970 or brooks@rof.net.To donate food to sell the day of the event, contact Annie Brooks.Anyone interested in playing soccer. contact John Mount at 384-5582.Financial contributions may be sent to U.S. Bank Jos Mendoza Turbin benefit account.Proceeds go for costs to oppose the deportation of Mendoza TurbinPlease e-mail your support to John Salazar and our state senate at gail.schwartz.senate@state.co.us.

Valley View Hospital will be conducting three community health fairs this spring. Three opportunities for an early blood draw are offered to help participants avoid lines during the health fair and and to get blood chemistry results before the health fair. Results can be brought to the Ask a Doc information booth at the health fair to have questions answered.Health Fairs (blood tests and informational booths):Carbondale: 7-11 a.m. April 18 – Roaring Fork High SchoolGlenwood: 7-11 a.m. April 25 – Glenwood Medical AssociatesNew Castle/Silt: 7-11 a.m. May 2 – Coal Ridge High SchoolPreDraws (blood tests only):Carbondale: 7-10 a.m. March 14 – Roaring Fork High School Glenwood: 7-10 a.m. April 4 – Glenwood Medical AssociatesSeniors (50+) 7-10 a.m. April 8, CMC, Blake Ave.Health information and testing is available to anyone 18 years of age or older. Optional blood chemistry analysis, including tests for cholesterol, cardiac risk, blood sugar, kidney and liver function are provided for a fee. Blood chemistry testing requires fasting 12 hours before screening; however, diabetics should not fast.For more information see: http://www.vvh.org or call 384-6651.



The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association holds its next networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Wells Fargo Bank (Glenwood Meadows), 205 E. Meadows Drive in Glenwood Springs. The event is sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Land Title Guarantee Co., Mason Morse Real Estate and Zheng Asian Bistro. The Business After Hours mixer is free to chamber members and their guests and includes complimentary beer provided by Coors, appetizers from Zheng Asian Bistro and networking. Guests will have a chance to win a Zheng Asian Bistro gift certificate and other great prizes. Contact Joni at 945-6589 for more information.

Aspen resident baritone Scott MacCracken will sing a recital of American and British songs as part of the St. Mary Winter Performance Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at St. Mary Catholic church in Rifle.MacCracken has performed throughout Europe, South America and the United States. He sang leading roles in New York with The Producers Foundation and at Town Hall. He is a regular at the Aspen Chapels annual Bach Festival, has soloed with Symphony in the Valley and The Aspen Choral Society, and is a member of Broadway Players, Dickens Carolers and the Aspen Chapels Gospel Quartet.For more information, call 625-2333.



An exciting and artistic brass quintet will be presented by the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association at 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Mountain View Church. Admission is by membership ticket in the association. Spanish Brass will play a program ranging from Bach to Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini and Fats Waller. Their program displays a wide variety, and their presentation is unique with each piece choreographed. From concert series to brass festivals and guest appearances with symphonies, Spanish Brass has given hundreds of concerts across the globe in such events as the Great American Brass Band Festival, the New York Brass Conference and European festivals in Germany, Spain, Greece, France, Switzerland and Italy.For information on the concert series, please call Sue at 945-8722 or Judy at 945-5834.


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