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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Needle and I Quilt Guild of Carbondale and the Quilters of the Rockies Guild of Glenwood Springs will sponsor the 16th annual Mothers Day Quilt Show at the Glenwood Springs Mall. The event features local quilt artists with over 70 quilts on display. The show times are noon to 8 p.m., Friday, May 8; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 9; and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 10.

Join Carbondale Environmental Board and Roaring Fork Conservancy for the Crystal River Cleanup at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 9 at Sopris Park in Carbondale. Kick off Dandelion Day with a fun community service project to help clean up the Crystal River. Volunteers of all ages welcome. Please dress appropriately; long pants, layers, hat, sunscreen, and gloves are recommended. Prizes will be awarded for the Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful, and Most Unusual Trash. For more information, visit or call 927-1290.

Restaurant SIX89 and Jennifer Olson, publisher of Colorado Organic: Cooking Seasonally, Eating Locally, are making plans for a special dinner event to celebrate seasonal, local eating and farm-to-table cooking.Set to take place at 7 p.m. May 13, the Colorado Organic Cookbook Dinner includes five courses organized around the recipes Mark Fischer contributed to Colorado Organic, and complemented by wines from Jack Rabbit Hill. Restaurant SIX89 is located at 689 Main St. in Carbondale. Reservations suggested. For more information, call 963-6890 or visit the web site at

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.

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Cowen Drive between Latigo Loop and Eighth Street in Carbondale will be intermittently closed to thru traffic between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from April 23 until May 1 for utility work. Cowen Drive will be open to thru traffic between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. each day. Traffic may use Village Road as an alternate route.

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.

Due to the economy crisis, the Aspen Deaf Camps donations have decreased considerably. Donations are vital to the survival of our camp and for the children we serve. Aspen Deaf Camp needs your support now more than ever. Please consider making a small donation and ask friends and family to do the same so children will not be turned away from the Aspen Deaf Camp. Send donations to Aspen Camp of the Deaf/HH, P.O. Box 1494, Aspen, CO 81612.

Community volunteers are needed to help with Yampah Mountain High Schools new greenhouse, used to teach students about food and where it comes from, as part of a grant-funded environmental education project.Help will be needed over the next few weeks to build a rock retaining wall, a walkway and prepare the garden beds inside the greenhouse once it is constructed.To volunteer or for more information about the project, contact Susy Ellison at 945-9463 ext. 112.

The annual Mayfaire Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork. This family event offers Maypole dancing, crafts, storytelling, a marionette play, flower crowns, pony rides and more. Tickets will be available at the door, and extra parking will be offered at the Aspen Equestrian Center Parking Lot.For more information, call the Waldorf School at 963-1960 or visit

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

Triangle Park, located along Highway 133 in Carbondale, and the adjacent soccer and baseball field will be closed beginning April 22 for reconditioning. The River Valley Ranch Master Association is charged with the care and maintenance of this park as well as Orchard Park. River Valley Ranch will be top dressing, seeding and fertilizing the field over the next two weeks and then will keep it closed for two to four more weeks to allow the grass to re-establish. Signs will be posted advising people to stay off the field.

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