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Community news & notes

Mountain Family Health Centers will be conducting free health screenings throughout the region in April. Checking risk factors regularly can help prevent serious health conditions from developing. Free screening includes cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body mass index, and a heart disease risk assessment. Fasting is Ideal, but not required, and no appointment is necessary. (Please note: this free screening service is only available two times per person, in accordance with Community Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program regulations.)Area businesses may also arrange for free screenings at your workplace for employees or customers. Contact Sharla Gallegos at 618-3159 for more information. Screenings will be offered at the following locations and times:Aspen: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Aspen Community Health Services, 0405 Castle Creek Rd. Suite 6Carbondale: 2:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, Gordon Cooper Library, 76 S. Fourth St. Glenwood Springs:9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 10, Glenwood Springs Rite Aide, 1412 Grand Ave.9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 17, Mountain Family Health Center, 1905 Blake Ave., Suite 101 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, Glenwood Springs Library, 413 Ninth St.9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, Glenwood Springs Health Department (WIC Office), 2014 Blake Ave.Rifle:9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5, Rifle City Market, 1320 Railroad Ave.9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 6, Rifle Public Health Department (WIC), 195 W. 14th St.9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 20, Rifle Public Health Department (WIC)2:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, Rifle Public Library, 107 E. Second St.

Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE)announces Movie Night with Aspen Film, at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 5, at the Wheeler Opera House, Aspen. Aspen Film will present two films: Addicted to Plastic, and Eco Trip: The Real Cost of Living Cell Phones.The Roaring Fork Valley community will join to discuss ideas for action, comments, or concerns about climate change at the Earth Day Community Conversation on Climate Action, to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) Education Room, Aspen.For more information on these events, please visit COREs web site,

Local photographer Scott Pope will be explaining the basic skills needed to get the most out of your digital camera at a free Digital Photography Workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 at the New Castle Branch Library. For more information, call 984-2346.

All teens (grades 7-12) are encouraged to join the Teen Advisory Group at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at the Rifle Library for a discussion about what you would like to see at the Rifle Branch Library. Voice opinions, share ideas, and improve the programs and collections in the library. Come and have fun, and help make your library a better place. For more information call 625-3471.

Rivers Restaurant, 2525 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs, will be open for lunch one day only Wednesday, April 22, for Administrative Professionals Day. Rivers will be open from 11 2:30 p.m. with a special luncheon menu, reservations require. Call 928-8813.Let your administrative angel know how much you care.

The Carbondale Parks Department will be burning the pastureland at the Carbondale Nature Park the week of April 20 24, 2009, weather permitting. This controlled burn may be postponed until the following week due to inclement weather.

Unfortunately, there will be no New Castle Easter Egg hunt this year. Please make other arrangements. The town of New Castle had been given massive egg hunts for decades by Rhonda and Marvin Coller of Canyon Plumbing. Perhaps someone can pick up the egg and provide this service next year.

Literacy Outreach is looking for volunteers to tutor people eager to improve their reading, writing and math or English speaking skills. Volunteers need at least two hours of time per week to work one-on-one with an adult, the ability to read and speak English, and a desire to help someone who wants to learn. Volunteer information sessions will be held at at 12:30 p.m. April 7; and at 6 p.m. April 9 at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. These informal, brief presentations will provide details about Literacy Outreachs volunteer tutoring program. Please call Literacy Outreach at 945-5282 for more information.

The Glenwood Dance Academy has established a fund to help dancers attend summer programs. Addie Tapp will be attending Pacific Northwest Ballet, Nicole Zinn will be attending American Ballet Theatre and Hannah Zon will be attending Kirov Ballet Academy.If you would like to donate to this fund, please send a check to the Glenwood Dance Academy at 100 Midland Avenue, Suite 230, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Specify the check is for the Adopt a Dancer fund. If you wish to donate via credit card, please call 945-2717 or stop by the Academy with your card. Please try to make your donation before May 30.

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