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The Aspen Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will hold its annual meeting and grant and volunteer awards luncheon at noon, Friday, March 27, at the Aspen Glen Club, 0545 Bald Eagle Way in Carbondale.The guest speaker will be Nancy Reinisch, author Chemosabe: A Triathletes Journey Through the First Year of Breast Cancer.Komen Aspen provides free mammograms, among other services, to women without insurance in Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield counties.

Space is still available for Lunch Bunch, creative art and play for children 18 months to 6 years old. Take some time for yourself while the little ones hang out with the Lunch Bunch from noon-2 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.Call 384-6301 to register.

Valley View offers free yoga sessions to those affected by cancer.Restorative yoga for patients currently in treatment, will be held from 4-5 p.m. Mondays. Call 384-6954 for more information.Vibrant Health yoga for patients who are not currently in treatment, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.Contact Nova Loverro-Sprick, yoga therapist and cancer survivor, at 945-9515 for more information. For more information on continuing classes, call the Integrated Therapies Department at 384-6954.



The second Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen is scheduled to take place June 11 through 14.The festival will include the semi-finals and finals for the nationwide Campus Comedy Competition, which will pit teams of new comics from American universities and colleges against each other.Passes for the festival are now on sale. For Roaring Fork Valley residents with proof of residency, a special early-bird price will be good through April 17. Passes must be purchased in person or by phone through the Wheelers Aspen Show Tickets box office. Single tickets for all shows will go on sale June 1.For more information, please call Wheeler Opera House Executive Director Gram Slaton at 920-5790, or e-mail gram.slaton@ci.aspen.co.us.

Two new daytime Anusara Yoga classes will be held at Pyramid Peaks Center, 65 N. Fourth St. in Carbondale. They will be taught by certified Anusara teacher Sujata Stephens, RYT E-500, who has 35 years of extensive yoga study and teaching experience. The classes will be offered in five-session courses and in two levels. Yoga Basics will begin at 10 a.m. April 14, and is suitable for those new to yoga and for those who prefer a slower paced practice. Anusara Yoga Level 2 will begin at noon April 16 and is designed for those who have a firm foundation of basic postures, can move fluidly through Sun Salutations, and embrace the challenge of advancing poses. For more information or to register, call Sujata at 384-2524. The classes require a minimum of eight participants and have a maximum of 14. Advance registration is highly recommended.



The Gunnison National Forest and White River National Forest are jointly preparing an Environmental Assessment for the construction and authorization of a winter backcountry ski hut near Taylor Pass on the Gunnison Ranger District. The Taylor Pass Hut would be constructed and authorized by special use permit to Alfred A. Braun Hut System, Inc. The proposed hut location would allow multiple hut-to-hut winter travel opportunities between the Friends Hut and the existing Braun Huts. The proposed hut would be similar in scope and size to the existing Friends Hut and Braun Huts. Construction would occur in summer 2009 or 2010.Project information is available at the Gunnison Ranger District Office. Information is available from the Gunnison District Office and at http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/gmug/policy/#recreation.The comment period for this proposal will end 30 days following the publication of the legal notice in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel and Glenwood Springs Post Independent. Comments may be submitted in writing by mail, e-mail, fax, or by hand delivery to: Taylor Pass Hut Project, c/o Bill Jackson, 216 N. Colorado St., Gunnison, CO 81230; 970-642-4425 (FAX); or email to wfjackson@fs.fed.us.

March 25, Glenwood Springs High School and Roaring Fork High School are joining thousands of youth who are taking part in Kick Butts Day (KBD), a nationwide initiative to stop youth tobacco use. As part of the Kick Butts Day celebration, events will be taking place at both Glenwood Springs High School and Roaring Fork High School to raise the awareness of the dangers of tobacco use. One event will be the creation of a graffiti/pledge wall. Students may draw anti-tobacco messages on the wall, pledge to stay tobacco free or pledge to help others who use tobacco to quit. There will be contests and prizes for the students contributions to the wall. For more information about the KBD events, contact Missy Ivy at 945-6614 ext. 1007, or mivy@garfield-county.com.

The third annual Earth Day Expo 2009 is planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the New Castle Community Center in downtown New Castle.The free educational, family event will feature information from local experts, childrens activities, giveawys and refreshments.For more information or to volunteer, call Suzie at 984-0502.


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