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The May 6 meeting of the Western Colorado Chapter, National Railway Historical Society will feature railroad historian Jerry Day with a multi-media presentation titled A brief history of Denver & Rio Grande Western standard gauge snow fighting operations from 1890 to the present. It will include photographs of the equipment used and of snow fighting operations all over the system, including the Aspen Branch. The presentation is based on many years of research and actual incidents and stories shared by D&RGW crews.The meeting will be a 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Railroad Museum and is free and open to the public.Day served for 22 years in the U. S. Air Force as a photographer and photography instructor, then worked as Technical Training & Technical Publications Manager at Hewlett-Packard for 15 years. He has written two books on the Rio Grande narrow gauge Since the Amtrak station will be closed at that time, use the wide outdoor stairway to the west to get down to the passenger loading platform, then proceed east to the museum doorway. Call (970) 928-8721 if more information is needed.

Summer camps at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts run on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting in June! Give your children the gift of art for this years summer camp! Wednesdays are Art and Pottery Camp, Thursdays are Dance, Music and Theater Camp. Affordable prices, talented staff, and endless fun! Call 945- 2414 to register today, or visit

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.

Local photographer Scott Pope will continue his journey through the wonderful world of digital photography with the new Digital Camera Club. Join the discussions on lighting, focus, color, angles, lenses, software, and all aspects of turning a photo into art. The club will meet at the New Castle Branch Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 13. Please remember your camera and recent photos (either printed or stored). For more information, please call 984-2346.

The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 Ninth St., will hold its spring Used Book Sale from May 2-9. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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