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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Come to the Whimsical Women of the Wests Spring Show, with the opening reception from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 8; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast, five miles up Four Mile Road on the road to Sunlight.The show will include artwork, jewelry, folk art, container gardens, yard art, food goodies, collectibles and more.A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the new Glenwood Springs and Carbondale community gardens.For more Information, please call 945-4004.

Chill the Drills: Oil Development and Climate Change in Americas Arctic will be presented by Kit McGurn, national arctic organizer for the Sierra Club. Come and learn about the impacts of fossil fuel development and climate change on the pristine American arctic landscape, and what you can do to help. Glenwood Springs Community Center, Tuesday, May 5, 7-9 pm. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Roaring Fork Sierra Club Group. For information, call 947-9613.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, CMC, the city of Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork Community Health Plan will present the Eye on the Economy Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road. The event is free for Glenwood Springs Chamber members, and lunch will be provided by Chomps Deli. Tickets can be reserved at or by calling 945-6589.

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers invites organizations that offer youth activities during the summer to participate in the Summer Activities fairs in El Jebel on Saturday, May 9, and in Carbondale on May 15. The fairs allow children of all ages to sign up for fun and educational summer programs. Last year, more than 500 people attended these events, and 31 scholarships were offered to local scholarship applicants. Please contact Katie Marshall at 384-5689 or to reserve your spot, or to get answers to your questions.

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library invites all teens age 13-18 to a Teen Book Club Meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, April 30. Fun, snacks, and a great discussion.For questions, please call 945-5958.

Mountain Valley Textiles and Gifts is selling kits to benefit the Susan G. Komen Knit for the Cure event. All proceeds from the kits go directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation as well as proceeds of donated hand-knit and crocheted items.Mountain Valley Textiles and Gifts is a nonprofit retail store operating under Mountain Valley Developmental Services. For more information about Knit for the Cure or to obtain information on upcoming knitting, crocheting, felting and weaving classes for all levels, call 928-0774.

The Glenwood Springs Community Center Aquatics Department is hosting a kayak gear exchange. Drop off the gear to sell at Glenwood Springs Community Center between 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 28 and 29. Pick up unsold gear between noon and 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30. The Community Center will keep 10 percent of all sales; 5 percent goes to the Community Center for administrative costs, and 5 percent goes to the White Water Park. Checks for merchandise sold will be mailed out. For more information, 384-6306.

Colorado Mountain College recently added a 40 degree, 160-square-foot overhang to its existing 1,200-square-foot climbing wall. Plans for the addition were engineered and donated by Nathan Torres and Bill Swigert of Schmueser Gordon Meyer. The wall is located inside the campus gymnasium at Spring Valley, located at 3000 County Road 114 in Glenwood Springs.Materials for the addition were funded by the campus Student Government Association, and labor was provided by the colleges in-house construction crew. During the academic year, the climbing wall is open to the community during scheduled hours. Community members may reserve instructor-led sessions on the wall or enroll in upcoming rock climbing classes which utilize the wall.For more information regarding the climbing wall, please call 947-8237.

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