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The Hot Springs Lodge and Pool has generously given permission for the Garfield County Humanitarian Service Award attendees to park in the upper parking lot directly across from the mini golf course.The event will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 9 at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs.

Join the fight to keep Jose 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 384-5582Financial contributions may be sent to U.S. Bank Jose Mendoza Turbin benefit account.Proceeds go for costs to oppose the deportation of Jose Mendoza TurbinPlease e-mail your support to John Salazar and our state senate @gail.schwartz.senate@state.co.us.

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The demonstration this month will be done by Joyce Webb on the subject of inlayed designs into ceramic slabs using several types of clay. This will be a hands-on class, with each participant creating a ceramic soapdish. Following the demonstration will be a short business meeting, and refreshments will be served. As always, meetings are open to the public, so join the fun, join the Guild!



The Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimiteds sixth annual Ice Out for Trout fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs.A big raffle and silent auction, as well as hors doeuvres and cocktails will be available. The program at 7:30 p.m. will be Drift, a film about the world of flyfishing, also a short film Eastern Rises by Felt Soul Media.Trout Unlimited is the nations foremost cold water fisheries conservation organization, and the Ferdinand Hayden Chapter covers the central mountains of Colorado from Vail to Rifle and Glenwood to Aspen.For more information, contact Jeff Dysart at 963-9245.

Helping Hands for Seniors may be able to help Glenwood Springs area senior citizens (or disabled) who need assistance with basic yard and household maintenance.This new service program sponsored by High Country RSVP can help with basic yard work, basic maintenance, and basic home repair.Please call 384-8746. Someone will call you back to match you up with skilled volunteers and other available community resources to get your job done.Also call if you want to volunteer to help in this program.



The eighth annual Scandinavian Smorgasbord will be held Saturday, March 14 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Seating for dinner will be in two shifts. Seating #`1will be from 4-5 p.m. and seating #2 will be at 6:30 p.m.Lutefisk, lefse, Swedish meatballs and plenty of desserts will be on the menu.Call Rolf at 947-9009 for more info, to RSVP or if you would like to help.

Hospice of the Valley is offering a three session Newly Bereaved Support Group meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays beginning March 19 through April 2, at Rifle Realty office. This group is open to anyone in the community who is in the early months of mourning the loss of a loved one. Must plan to attend all three sessions.Please call 970-261-7131 for information.

The Snowmass Village Recreation Center is currently developing its Summer Recreation Brochure and is looking for high energy, fun and qualified tennis instructors to teach kids and adults. For more information, please call the Snowmass Village Recreation Center at 922-2240.

A fun cancer awareness night will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Fiesta Guadalajara in Rifle. Join the Rifle Relay Team America’s Got Talent group for a fun night of Bunco, prizes and a silent auction. Reservations required. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.For more information and to make reservations, contact Kathy Terry at 876-2896.


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