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The first annual Duke Earl Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament will be held with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start Sunday, April 19. The tournament is poker style with a 7 a.m. check-in. Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf and lunch.Duke Earl was the Rifle High School golf coach and the assistant golf pro at Rifle Creek Golf Course for the last several years. A silent auction will be held before and after rounds. Proceeds will go to scholarship fund and the Duke Earl family.Call Rifle Creek Golf course at 625-1093 to enter.No handicaps required, and no golfing ability required.For those who do not wish to golf but would like to participate, there will be a nominal fee for lunch, which will be served approximately 1:30 p.m. Please call the number above for reservations.

Mountain Valley Textiles and Gifts is participating in the Knit for the Cure by offering pre-made kits for donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.Knitters and crocheters can also donate finished products to be sold at the Race for the Cure in this July in Aspen. Drop-offs should be made to Mountain Valley Textiles by June 15.Other upcoming events include a beginning knitting class held April 8 or April 25 and knitting with beads April 18. The April Fiber Arts night, a social gathering for knitters and crocheters, will be held from 4-7 p.m. April 9.Mountain Valley Textiles and Gifts is a nonprofit retail store operating under Mountain Valley Development Services. For more information about the events or to register for a class, please call 928-0774.

A Parenting Through Divorce Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, in Carbondale. The class is designed to equip parents with the skills to raise healthy, well-adjusted children despite the challenges of divorce. It is an accepted class in finalizing divorces. Preregistration is required. Call Tammy Perry at 963-1010.



Volunteers are needed to help from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18 (National Citizenship Day), at Glenwood Springs Middle School, 120 Soccer Field Road, Glenwood Springs. This is a free citizenship workshop for lawful permanent residents eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship.Volunteers are needed to help applicants fill out N-400 forms; make copies of applicants documents; and help people throughout the day of the workshop to explain the process and answer questions.For more information, call 319-1677.

The Glenwood Springs Ladies Golf Club is extending an open invitation to all lady golfers interested in playing in its 2009 season opener, for the Mixer nine-hole scramble, April 25 at Glenwood Springs Golf Course. Lunch is included in the entry fee, and the action kicks off with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Participation does not require membership to the GSLGC.To sign up, call the Glenwood Springs Golf Course pro shop at 945-7086 or e-mail gslgc@aol.com.



A showcase of womens soccer will feature the Colorado Force W-League club from Fort Collins playing in an exhibition game at Gates Soccer park on Friday, June 5. The Force will be playing against the newly organized Colorado Mountain United Soccer Club, which will field players from area high schools and clubs that have been recommended by their coaches as having the ability to play at a high level, according to the clubs organizer and former Colorado Mountain College soccer coach Steve White.Coaches can nominate a player to the select team by contacting CMUSC at swhite@sopris.net. Include information about the nominated player.The exhibition game is the start to the three-day tournament. Kickoff for the game is at 7 p.m., and $5 donations will be accepted at the gate.For more information visit, http://www.emilyjohnsonplayitforward.org.

Bring your family (kids age 8 and up) and for a free tour of the Crystal River Hatchery, 2.5 miles south of Carbondale on Highway 133, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 1. No other hatchery in the state of Colorado produces as many eggs each year as the Crystal River Hatchery. Please dress appropriately; the tour will happen rain or shine. Space is limited, and registration is required. This event is part of Roaring Fork Conservancys 2009 Watershed Explorations and is sponsored by Colorado Division of Wildlife and Roaring Fork Conservancy.


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