from previous pageHOUR OF POWER A mid-winter bouldering competition sanctioned by the American Bouldering Series will take place at Glenwood Springs Community Center climbing wall on Friday, Jan. 7, with a red-point format including a separate youth competition. A series of 30 different bouldering problems will challenge novice to expert climbers in a noncompetitive environment. The climbing wall will be closed for competition set-up on Jan. 5 and 6. Information: 384-6301.Avalanche safetyLearn how to travel safely in avalanche terrain with Aspen Expeditions’ Avalanche Education Level I Course beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7. The course features an evening of instruction, followed by two field days with certified mountain guides teaching decision-making skills, understanding snow, and use of avalanche rescue gear and hazard assessment. It is recommended for anyone who travels outside of controlled ski areas and in avalanche terrain. Information: 925-7625.Fantastic foodShare Colorado registration will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Eagles Club, 312 Seventh St., Glenwood Springs. Information: Vicky at 945-5657 or Anita at 945-8295 after 6 p.m. exercising spiritual Awareness A free workshop featuring an introduction and history of Falun Gong (Falun Dafa), exercise teaching and Q&A will take place from 2-3:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Glenwood Springs Library, 413 9th St. Information: Jim, 389-1910, Leejun, 949-6547 or http://www.falundafa.org. Comment on your parksColorado State Parks invites public comment on its draft Five Year Strategic Plan, 2005-09. This document will serve as a blueprint for the overall direction, priority setting and policy analysis for State Parks in the next five years. The strategic plan is available online at http://www.parks.state.co.us from the home page or under the “About Parks” section. Those without Internet access can visit any state park, the regional offices in Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and Fruita, or call (303) 866-3437 to receive a copy. All comments are due by Jan. 21.Catch some writing wisdomTown Center Booksellers, as part of its January Special Events, is hosting author presentations and book-signings, starting with Patrick Hasburgh, author of “Aspen Pulp,” from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11. He will discuss his book and share his wit and wisdom on the writing and publishing process. This new bookstore is under the clock tower at 211 Midland Ave., Basalt. Information: 927-2665.Cleaning the poolThe Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool will be closed for routine maintenance on Wednesday, Jan. 12. The Sport Shop and the Deli will also be closed. The Athletic Club will remain open from 6:15 a.m. to 10 p.m.Sunlight Skier Appreciation Day fridayLift tickets are $10, and all proceeds go to The United Way. The Ditch Cup fun races are at 1p.m. SoulFeel will provide live music, and there will be a ski or snowboard giveaway in the Last Turn Lounge and much more. All events are sponsored by LaFarge, Encana, Post Independent and KMTS. Sunlight Telemark Festival Register from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, for the Telemark Festival at Sunlight. At 9 a.m., telemark demonstrations start, at 10 a.m. free telemark lessons start and are limited to the first 20 people, at 1 p.m. is the Telemark Dual Slalom, and at 3 p.m. the Telemark Bumps Exhibition begins. Steady as you goThe Glenwood Springs Community Center, in partnership with Valley View Hospital, will offer a balance and stability class for seniors beginning 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7. Information: 384-6300.Support Group for asperger’sIf interested in forming a support group for Asperger’s syndrome, e-mail your interest and contact information to email@example.com. Your contact is confidential. Asperger’s is an autistic spectrum disorder. Information: 945-6369.Writers get warm fuzziesWriters at all levels of experience are welcome at the Glenwood Springs Writers Workshop. This is its sixth year of working with words, encouraging and supporting writing in all genres. Bring a poem, a children’s story, a memoir or a novel you’ve been working on – or just come and listen. The group meets from 7-10 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, in the basement of the Glenwood Mennonite Church. Information: Carol Bell at 876-2628 or Karen Chamberlain at 947-1236.Writers at all levels of experience are welcome at the Glenwood Springs Writers Workshop. This is its sixth year of working with words, encouraging and supporting writing in all genres. Bring a poem, a children’s story, a memoir or a novel you’ve been working on – or just come and listen. The group meets from 7-10 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, in the basement of the Glenwood Mennonite Church. Information: Carol Bell at 876-2628 or Karen Chamberlain at 947-1236.
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