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The public is invited to a reception for 10 retiring Roaring Fork School District teachers and staff, from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in the Sopris Room at the Aspen Glen Club, located between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. The reception is hosted by the Roaring Fork School District and the Roaring Fork Community Education Association.This years retirees include: Laurie Strong, reading specialist at Sopris Elementary School; Carol Burns, transportation supervisor; Jan Giezentanner, kindergarten teacher, Sopris Elementary; Bernice Kindall, cook, Carbondale Middle School; Sheila Mincer, speech/language therapist, Crystal River Elementary School; Shirley Frank, third grade teacher, Basalt Elementary; Marilynn Robison, American History teacher, Glenwood Middle School; Wes Burke, social studies teacher, Glenwood High School; Jane Bryan, reading specialist, Carbondale Middle; and Evelyn McGill, seventh grade teacher, Basal Middle School.

Laurie Loebs Rhythms of the Heart presents a beyond-beginner African-inspired drumming workshop on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carbondale Community School. Focus will be on an African-inspired multi-part rhythm, rhythmic sensibility, fluidity of strokes, and mind-body coordination and transformation. In addition to djembe, participants will also have the opportunity to play dunun, shekere and cowbell. The workshop will conclude with a facilitated improvisational drum circle in which everyone will create their own rhythms and/or use those just taught or otherwise known. Participants must have their own djembe or ashiko, command of the three basic djembe strokes (bass, open tone, slap), and preferably experience playing multi-part rhythms. This workshop is for all levels of intermediate drummers.Workshop fee is $45. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If you wish to register for this AND the June 13th intermediate level workshop (which will contain different material!), the fee is $80 for both. For more information call Laurie Loeb at 970-963-2798, or register by sending check made out to Laurie Loeb at PO Box 363, Carbondale, CO 81623 along with your name, town of residence, e-mail address and which workshop(s) youll attend.For those who might be interested in purchasing a drum, the Rhythms of the Heart drum shop is open by appointment only (same number as above), and offers a wide range of drums and percussion instruments.

The Forest Conservancy, a nonprofit partner of our White River National Forest, announces a free mountain weather forecasting seminar with Denver 9-News meteorologist Ashton Alteri on Wednesday, May 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Inn at Aspen (Buttermilk Room). Advance registration is appreciated at or 963-8071.

The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 Ninth St., will hold its spring Used Book Sale through May 9. Volunteers estimate there are many more than 15,000 used hardback and paperback books available, including works of fiction and nonfiction, 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 Colorado Rocky Mountain School Garden Program holds its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school greenhouse (1493 County Road 106, Carbondale).This years organically grown selection includes more than 200 varieties, all selected for their suitability to the climate of the Roaring Fork Valley.Vegetable plants will include more than 25 short-season tomato varieties, nine types of peppers (hot and sweet), artichokes, arugula, squashes, melons, sorrel, rhubarb and Italian alpine strawberries. The valleys historic Red McClure seed potatoes will also be available.Herbs include 26 different culinary varieties and 10 types of basil. Annual flowers are also available, including a perennial section featuring native and adapted plants and a small selection of unusual rock-garden plants. A complete plant list is posted on the schools website []. Any remaining plants can be purchased from 5-6 p.m. May 17-21. For more information, e-mail or call Linda Halloran 379-3567.

Students with shovels will take the lead at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new east wing at the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork near Carbondale, taking place at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 8. The school is beginning construction on the new wing, which will house the middle school classrooms, a handwork room, music room and science lab. A blessing will be offered by the children at the ceremony.The new building will keep with the schools tradition of using straw bale construction and sustainable design, including solar thermal heating provided by Solar Flair with grant support from the Community Office for Resource Efficiency.Jeff Dickinson of Energy and Sustainable Design is the lead architect; Chuck Cole of Cole West is the lead contractor; and Keith Brand of Terralink Structures in the lead for framing. A community bale raising is expected in June.For more information, contact Catherine Wolcott at 963-1960.

Cactus Valley Elementary will be holding its eighth annual art auction on Monday, May 11, at 6 p.m. at the Miners Claim Restaurant, 740 Main St., Silt. Proceeds will benefit reading incentive and fine art assemblies for all students at the school. A silent auction will open at 6 p.m. to be followed by a formal auction of student artwork. Complimentary hors doeuvres will be served.

Paint your own mug for Fathers Day (or any occasion) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Carbondale Clay Center with artist Sandie Gardner. No appointment is necessary, and cost is $25 per mug. Children must be accompanied by an adult helper. Fathers Day is June 21.

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 Thursday, May 7, from noon to 8 p.m., and Friday, May 8, from noon to 4 p.m.

The Glenwood Springs High School Key Club will be hosting a fundraiser Friday, May 8, at Beau Jos. Bring your family to Beau Jos for lunch or dinner and 20 percent of sales will go the the Key Club. You must present a Key Club fundraising flyer in order for the cost of your meal to be eligible. You can e-mail or fax a request for flyer to (970) 384-5565 before Friday.

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