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Registration for kindergarten classes at Sopris Elementary School for the 2009/10 school year will be held on Friday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.The childs birth certificate and record of immunizations are required at registration. Children must be 5 years old by Oct. 1. Full time kindergarten is tuition based and a $75 deposit is required at time of registration. Part time kindergarten is also available with no tuition charged.An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sopris Elementary cafeteria.. Call 384-5400 for more information or questions regarding boundaries.

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 Outreach’s volunteer tutoring program. Please call Literacy Outreach at 945-5282 for more information.

Contact Rotary Club members, or see web site at for a ticket, and estimate when the Colorado River will crest. Winners split the pot. Sixty percent of net sales go to local charities. Call 389-0879 for more information.

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,

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is proud to present the 2009 Annual Awards Gala, honoring achievements of local businesses and individuals, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Aspen Glen Club. Award categories include: ATHENA, ATHENA Young Professional, DECA Entrepreneur of the Year, Bosco Tourism Business of the Year, Green Business of the Year, Philanthropic Business of the Year (small and large business categories), Top Brass Awards and the Chamber Volunteer of the Year. Tickets are available at or by calling the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association at (970) 945-6589. This years gala marks the sixteenth year for the annual ATHENA award honoring an exceptional local woman or man who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in assisting women in reaching their full leadership potential. Last years ATHENA recipient was Deb Wiepking. The ATHENA Young Professional Award will be presented again this year as well. This award recognizes an emerging leader who gives back to the community and serves as a role model for young women. Andrea Porter received the honor last year of being Glenwood Springs first-ever ATHENA Young Professional. The DECA chapter at the Glenwood Springs High School will present its annual award for local Entrepreneur of the Year, and Schmueser Gordon Meyer will present the Green Business of the Year Award, recognizing a business which has minimized its environmental footprint and encourages the communitys environmental stewardship. The Chamber Ambassador Committee will select the Top Brass Awards based on personal or professional achievement, business expansion or milestones of the past year. Awards will also be presented to the Large and Small Philanthropic Business of the Year, Bosco Tourism Business of the Year and Chamber Volunteer of the Year. The Annual Awards Gala is sponsored by Alpine Bank, Berthod Motors, Colorado Lending Source, Schmueser Gordon Meyer and U.S. Bank.

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.

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