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Public open houseRepresentatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation are inviting the public to attend an open house to obtain information and ask questions about a resurfacing project that will get under way on Interstate 70 through Glenwood Springs this summer. The open house is from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Glenwood Springs CDOT Residency, located at 202 Centennial Street.In late June, CDOT will begin work on a project to resurface Interstate 70 between South Canyon and the Glenwood Springs exit. Work in the summer and fall will involve milling off 3 inches of the existing pavement, hot-in-place recycling of the underlying pavement, which will be overlaid with 3.5 inches of new asphalt. The project will also include guardrail improvements and upgrading the rockfall barrier on westbound I-70 between South Canyon and Canyon Creek.Details of the projects will be provided at the open house and CDOT will be available to answer questions.Equine therapy volunteer workshopSopris Therapy Services, presents a workshop for volunteers from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at H2J Boarding Facility (formerly Aspen Equestrian Center) in Carbondale. Volunteers are needed as horse handlers and safety spotters during therapy sessions. Horse experience is helpful but not necessary. Extensive and on-going training is provided. Horse groomers and general office help also needed. Sopris Therapy has been providing equine assisted therapeutic programs to disabled and challenged children and adults in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1994.Please call 963-4677 for more information and an application.New Mexican restaurant at old Los Dos locationMr. Amigo, the newest Mexican restaurant in Glenwood Springs, is open for business from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and is closed Mondays. Serving traditional Mexican food, steak and seafood. Happy Hour is from 3-6 p.m. and includes half-priced margaritas. Located in the old Los Desperados building in West Glenwood. Call 928-0771.Basic Budgeting Made EasyThe Salvation Army is offering a free workshop for anyone that needs help establishing a monthly budget from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. This fun, informative, hands-on workshop will help participants with their budgeting needs. The workshop will be facilitated by Allan Collins, chief financial officer for Cross Propane Gas & Supply Inc.Free child care and snacks will be provided. Please call 945-6976 to reserve child care.Meals on Wheels volunteer opportunitiesMeals on Wheels has several volunteer opportunities, including the gift shop; Web site; and events for ages 14 and up. Call Susan at 625-6423.Meals on Wheels serves Parachute, Rifle, Silt and New Castle with tasty, nutritious meals to homebound and home-limited friends & family. For inquiries, please call the number above. Blue Acacia Theatre performanceBlue Acacia Theatre Company presents “Bill’s Diner,” written and directed by China Kwan, at 7:30 p.m. June 16 and 17 at the Blue Acacia Playhouse, 901 Colorado Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call 618-6211 for reservations.Eagles Club bingoEagles Club bingo starts at 7 p.m. on first and third Wednesdays of the month. A new Progressive Bingo has started. Food and pull tabs will be available. For more information, please call 945-8295. Bring a friend and receive a free special sheet.Ahoy, mateys!Roaring Fork Volvo launches a “Pirate” treasure hunt for a SUV that has been buried somewhere in the world. From June 12 through July 11, individuals can visit Roaring Fork Volvo to pick up a free treasure map. Contestants will then get online and go http://www.volvocars.us/thehunt and register for the world’s first hunt for a buried vehicle, participating in a challenging online adventure to solve a series of clues and puzzles. Individuals must visit Roaring Fork Volvo at 115 Sixth St. in Glenwood Springs to pick up a treasure map. Winner will only be eligible if they can produce the original treasure map upon conclusion of the hunt.Summer schoolGlenwood Learning Center is now accepting students who need extra help with the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 5 through July 28. Other activities are planned. For more information, please call 945-8295.


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