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St. Stephens Catholic School is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, May 5, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. School will be in session so interested families can observe a typical day in the life of a St. Stephens student. St. Stephens is a private, Catholic school educating children from pre-school through 8th grade. The school is located at 414 S. Hyland Park Drive. For more information, call 945-7746.

Chill the Drills: Oil Development and Climate Change in Americas Arctic. A presentation 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 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Roaring Fork Sierra Club Group. For information, call 947-9613.

Bridges High School in Carbondale hosts a community spaghetti and chili dinner from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6. The cost is $5 per person to help raise funds for an upcoming school trip to Europe.There will be a recognition of students Abbey Leone and Tyler Newcomb, who placed first and third, respectively, in the recent statewide Moral Courage essay contest sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League. The students were given awards by Gov. Bill Ritter in Denver last week.The guest speaker will be Kathleen Keelan, program director of Creating Caring Communities of Denver.Bridges is located in the Bridges Center (former middle school) at the intersection of Fourth Street and Sopris Avenue in Carbondale. For more information, call 384-6160.

Basalt High School is hosting its annual Student Art Show featuring incredibly creative and innovative student art projects. The students work in paint, pencil, clay, mixed media and much more. This year the artists have created an incredible portfolio of work.The show will be open in the school gym on Wednesday and Thursday, May 6-7, from noon to 8 p.m., and Friday, May 8, from noon to 4 p.m.

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.

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

Tweens, ages 9 to 12 are welcome to join us May 15th from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for Tween Fridays at the Library. We will have a Wii console hooked up to a projector for the ultimate gaming experience. There will also be board games to enjoy. So plan on stopping in, hanging out, and playing games. If you have questions please call the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 945-5958.

The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 Ninth St., will hold its spring Used Book Sale from May 2-9, 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 Glenwood Hot Springs Sport Shop has the largest selection of the cuddly Webkinz animals on the Western Slope, and collectors may purchase special editions of Webkinz, with proceeds donated to Glenwood Springs Youth Zone May 1-3 . This special sale is part of the now-annual Webkinz Extravaganza which celebrates the fourth year of production for Ganzs popular stuffed animal pets. Each animal comes with a unique secret code which enables owners to enter Webkinz World online to access tips on how to care for their virtual pet, answer trivia questions, and play games. The Sport Shop opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m., and is located inside the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool lobby.

Valley View Hospital will be holding one more community health fair this spring (blood tests and informational booths):New Castle/Silt: 7-11 a.m. May 2, Coal Ridge High SchoolHealth information and testing is available to anyone 18 years of age or older. Optional blood chemistry analysis, including tests for cholesterol, cardiac risk, blood sugar, kidney and liver function are provided for a fee. Blood chemistry testing requires fasting 12 hours before screening; however, diabetics should not fast.For more information see: or call 384-6651.

The annual Mayfaire Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 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

Graduation ceremonies for the Colorado Mountain College Roaring Fork Campus, honoring graduates from the Spring Valley, Glenwood and Lappala centers, is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at the student center gymnasium at the colleges Spring Valley site on County Road 114.The public is invited to attend. A total of 89 graduates are earning various associate degrees or occupational certificates. A reception is planned in the cafeteria following the ceremony.Colorado Mountain College President Dr. Stan Jensen will be the commencement speaker.For more information, call CMC Spring Valley at 945-7481.

A mid-valley Unitarian Fellowship is forming, made up of members of the defunct Aspen Unitarian group as well as some of the congregation from Glenwood Springs.The fellowship will be holding meetings in Basalt on May 3 and May 7 featuring Unitarian-Universalist Minister Robert Latham.The gatherings will both start at 10:30 a.m. at the WIN Health Institute, behind the Mid-Valley Medical Center at Highway 82 and Original Road. For more information call Bill or Sue at 963-2163.

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for volunteers for the 10th annual Prince Creek Clean-up May 2 from 8:30-11:30 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.

Volunteers are invited to join the Red Hill Council and Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers every Thursday evening in May at 5:30 p.m. for trail work sessions on the Red Hill biking and hiking system.Pre-registration is not necessary, organizers said. Volunteers should simply show up in the parking lot at 5:30 p.m. after work. There will be an information/sign-up table in the parking lot, and someone will be there after 5:30 to direct late comers to the work site.For additional information, contact Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers at or call 927-8241.To learn more about the trail system itself, go to

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