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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 Ninth Street, will hold its spring Used Book Sale from May 2 through May 9, with the preview for members scheduled for May 1. Volunteers estimate there are well over 15,000 used hardback and paperback books available, including works of fiction and non-fiction, and both adult and childrens books. Books are sorted by category. The sale is held in the basement. Book donations are gratefully accepted year-round, during the librarys regular hours of operation. Please call the library at 945-5958 for specific times for the book sale or for more information.

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for volunteers for the Tenth Annual Prince Creek Clean-up on May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Volunteers will meet and sign in at 8:30 a.m. at McIntyres Red Barn at 1625 County Road 111 (Prince Creek Road). Volunteers should come dressed in long pants, sturdy work shoes and leather gloves. Trash bags and soft drinks will be provided. For further information call 963-2888.

The State of the Roaring Fork Watershed Report is available at the Roaring Fork Conservancy office in Basalt. The Executive Summary and full report are available online at http://www.roaringfork.org/watershedplan.This State of the Watershed Report, which comprises Phase I of the Roaring Fork WatershedPlan, is the product of dedicated effort by a host of people including technical experts, government planners and administrators, conservation professionals, and water managers. The State of the Roaring Fork Watershed Report illustrates the current status of the Roaring Fork Watershed in terms of its water quality and quantity and its water-dependent ecosystems. The report identifies acute and immediate threats to local water resources from pollution, diversions, channel instability, and other sources.For more information call 927-1290 or visit http://www.roaringfork.org.

Learn to make 3-D origami using only scraps of paper. Sandy Sekeres will teach how to turn many small folded pieces into amazing origami structures from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Rifle Branch Library. Registration by May 2 is required. For more information call 625-3471.

U.S. Bank is hosting a free financial wellness seminar from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 27 for all high school students and young adults. Topics will include finances, credit scores and budgeting.

A special evening story time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library in Carbondale. Wear pajamas and bring a favorite teddy bear for fantastic stories and lemonade. For more information, please call the library at 963-2889.

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

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library invites all teens age 13-18 to a Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 3. The Teen Book Club meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Join the group for fun, snacks, and great discussions at one or both of these meetings. For questions about either meeting, please call 945-5958.

David Berceli, Ph.D, world-renowned authority in trauma and trauma release will be conducting a one-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at a location to be announced. Transcend Your Toughest Times, the trauma release exercise, will be explained. To register, please contact Jaclyn or Jan at 970-384-2880.

The Glenwood Springs Rotary is seeking host families for Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE). The program involves students age 15-17, for the 2009/10 academic year. Local hosting Rotary clubs provide monthly stipend, school fees, etc., as well as a club member counselor to support host families and student. Students stay just 3-4 months in each host home as a member of the family, sharing cultural and family experiences. Each student attends Glenwood Springs High School full-time and participates in school activities as much as possible. All district exchange students meet at least three times per year for mandatory training meetings with District Rotary committee. Consider hosting a student in the RYE program, successful in spreading good will and understanding around the world. For more information, contact Rotarian Trish Kramer at 945-9874.

Play board games and have fun all day Saturdays in May at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library in Carbondale. Different level board games will be set around the library.The Gordon Cooper Branch Library will be canceling the Friday morning Lap Sit Story time May 8 and May 15 to make room for the Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library Spring Book Sale. Lap Sit Story time will resume at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22. If you have any questions, please call 963-2889.The New Castle Branch Library invites all third, fourth, and fifth graders to the Kids Book Club meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7. Read great books and have fun with friends. Call 984-2346 with questions.

Theatre Aspen is currently accepting registration for the 2009 Summer Theatre Camps. Eight different camps will be available in June, July, and August, for students ages 5 to 18. The July Tweens musical is Cinderella, while the Conservatory will perform Sweeney Todd, School Edition. We also have a new class this summer called Acting for Film and Television, which takes place July 27 to August 6. This two-week camp will hold separate classes for tweens and teens. Also available are a very limited number of paid internships and work/study apprenticeships for teens.Please contact Marisa Post, director of education, with any questions you may have. For a brochure, call 925-9313 ext. 3 or marisa@theatreaspen.org. You can also register by visiting the web site at http://www.theatreaspen.org.

The State of the Roaring Fork Watershed Report is available at the Roaring Fork Conservancy office in Basalt. The Executive Summary and full report are available online at http://www.roaringfork.org/watershedplan.This State of the Watershed Report, which comprises Phase I of the Roaring Fork WatershedPlan, is the product of dedicated effort by a host of people including technical experts, government planners and administrators, conservation professionals, and water managers. The State of the Roaring Fork Watershed Report illustrates the current status of the Roaring Fork Watershed in terms of its water quality and quantity and its water-dependent ecosystems. The report identifies acute and immediate threats to local water resources from pollution, diversions, channel instability, and other sources.For more information call 927-1290 or visit http://www.roaringfork.org.

Learn to make 3-D origami using only scraps of paper. Sandy Sekeres will teach how to turn many small folded pieces into amazing origami structures from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Rifle Branch Library. Registration by May 2 is required. For more information call 625-3471.


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