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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Habitat for Humanity will be hosting a family selection orientation at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. All interested families are encouraged to attend.Four families will be selected for homes in Rifle. Families with a current housing need, steady income, willingness to partner and permanent residents are being sought.More information available at HabitatRoaringFork.org.

Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt is offering free fly-fishing clinics every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. This Saturdays clinic is Intro to Fly Fishing, Equipment Setup and Knots. No equipment necessary. Call or e-mail questions to 927-4374 or tcreek@ssv.net.

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 the naturalization application.

A Pet First Aid & CPR class will be offered 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at High Tails in Glenwood Springs. Terena Thomas will teach the class for Red Cross certification, and participants will learn to recognize and act in a medical emergency affecting pets.Please leave your pets at home. Space is limited; RSVP to 947-0014.

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 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. 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, call 928-0774.

Carbondale Boy Scout troop 235 is holding a fundraising carwash from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Bank of Colorado parking lot in El Jebel, weather permitting. The troop is raising funds for summer camp and to attend the National Jamboree in July 2010.

The Brain Injury Association of Colorado presents a free self-advocacy workshop for people with brain injuries and their families from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the U.S. Bank Building in Glenwood Springs.Self-advocacy means standing up for your/or your loved ones needs and goals.RSVP by April 22 to Carrie at 945-8349 or Lenny@biacolorado.org.

The Roaring Fork Audubon April program will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, with the program In Praise of Beavers presented by Sherri Tippie. Dessert potluck and refreshments accompany the program. Public welcome.

The St. Mary 2009 Winter Performance Series will conclude its formal season with Paired Pianists, a joint piano concert by Andrea Elias and Linda Jenks at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Seventh and Birch streets in Rifle. Elias made her debut performing with the Cordoba National Symphony of Argentina at age 14. She teaches and performs both nationally and internationally. Jenks is also a Doctor of Musical Arts and is former managing director of the Las Vegas Symphony, former co-director of the Las Vegas Junior Conservatory, a former member of American Mensa, and current musical director for the St. Mary Performance Series.The program will feature the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin and Dvorak.Tickets for the postseason dinner-dance, to be held May 9 at the Columbine Restaurant at Rifle Creek Golf Course, can be made by calling the number below. For information regarding either or both events, call 625-2333.

The New Castle Branch Library will be teaching a free E-mail for Beginners class from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22. Participants will set up an e-mail account and learn to read, compose, reply to and forward e-mail. Registration is required, and space is limited. To register, call 984-2346.

The Amazing Racers will host a fundraiser, 10 a.m. to noon April 18 and 26, and from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, outside the Glenwood Springs City Market. Tickets will be sold for a doggy gift basket, which will be drawn June 4. Bake goods on sale, too. For more information, call Heidi Vosbeck at 947-9160.

A Murder Mystery Dinner for those 21 and older is planned for 4:30-8 p.m. April 18 at the Winchester Night Club in Rifle. Dinner served at 5 p.m., enjoy the sounds of Black Timber after the dinner. For more information, call Charlotte Squires at 618-3847 or Kelley Timmer 309-2659.

The Homeownership Fair, scheduled for Saturday, May 2, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, has been postponed.


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