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Community Integration Initiative and Congregations and Schools Empowered in association with American Immigration Lawyers Association and Ya es Hora Ciudadania! are bringing the second free Citizenship Workshop for lawful permanent residents eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Glenwood Springs Middle School, 120 Soccer Field Road, Glenwood Springs. Registration is required, call (303) 727-8032. Walk-ins will not be accepted. All interested lawful permanent residents (green card holders) should call to determine their eligibility for this event and register for this opportunity to obtain support and legal assistance with their naturalization application.

Applications for the Glenwood Community Gardens are now available at Good Health Grocery, the Glenwood Springs Community Center and in the lobby of the Glenwood Springs Library. Please do not disturb librarians with questions.Please call Jennifer at 945-9266 with questions.

Glenwood Medical Associates is hosting two free informational meetings on the Lifesteps program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 2, in the clinic lobby.The Lifesteps Weight Management Program teaches small groups of adults to successfully take gradual steps toward changing their eating and physical activity behaviors. Participants learn about nutrient needs, portion sizes, the benefits of moderate physical activity, and how to manage high-risk eating situations. For more information on the Lifesteps Weight Management Program at GMA, contact Jeanne Luetke at 309-0784. The next session will begin April 14.

Carbondales Boy Scout Troop 235 is hosting a fundraiser at Arbys in Glenwood Springs from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. Have dinner at Arbys on this night and ask for a scout coupon. A portion of the evenings proceeds will go to the scouts, who are trying to earn money for camps and next years National Jamboree.

A community contra dance will be held from 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Glenwood Springs Masonic Lodge, on the corner of Ninth and Colorado Avenue. Dance to the live music of the Last Minute String Band. No partner or experience required. All dances are taught. Fun, aerobic, and non-alcoholic. Beginners, please arrive at 7:30 p.m. for a 30-minute walk-through session. For more information, contact or 945-0350.

A Spring Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Glenwood Springs Mall.For more information, or to sign up for an employers booth by April 1, please call the Glenwood Springs Workforce Center, 945-8638.

A Community Garden, the next Womens After Five event, will be presented by Sarah Rumery at 6:30 p.m. April 16 at AmericInn of Glenwood Springs next to the Caverns Tramway off Sixth Street.Sarah will provide information about fresh-from-the-garden herbs and produce. Speaker and music will be provided by Sandy King.For information or reservations, call Sally at 945-2285 or e-mail After Five affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers are offering free dental varnishing clinics for children who dont have dental insurance. Each Roaring Fork Family Resource office (Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs) will hold two sessions between noon and 5 p.m.Call Lisa at 384-6055 for appointments at Glenwood Springs Elementary School April 20 and May 4.Call Pam at 384-5855 for appointments at Basalt Elementary School April 8 and April 30.Call Cheryl at 384-5746 for appointments at the Carbondale Bridges Center April 9 and April 29.

A free educational seminar for fundraising organizations, corporations and associations using golf tournaments will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 14 at the Battlement Mesa Golf Club. Lunch and golf to follow the three-hour program, which covers every aspect of producing a successful golf tournament.The speaker will be Phil Immordino, chairman of the Golf Tournament Association of America (GTAA), is the official association for the golf tournament and outing industry. They offer a free membership for any group which produces a golf outing. Seating is limited; sign up by calling 888-810-4822 or initiate registration online

Childhelp River Bridge Center is sponsoring a free public event with special guest speaker Marilyn Van Derbur, childhood incest survivor, prominent speaker and former Miss America, at 7 p.m. April 27 at Thunder River Theatre in downtown Carbondale. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Refreshments and book signing to follow. No purchase necessary, but ticket required for admission.Call Child Help River Bridge Center at 945-5195 for ticket information.

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