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Community center ice rink closed until Saturday

Due to a mechanical malfunction, the Glenwood Springs Community Center Ice Rink will be closed until Saturday, Feb. 7. All activities have been canceled. Information: the Recreation Hotline, 384-6340.

Great deal for kids



at the Caverns

Wee Ones Wednesdays, a new, specially priced lunch buffet for children under 10, is available every Wednesday at Exclamation Point restaurant, located at the top of the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park tram. Food is available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $3.95 per child. Information: 945-9799.



Silt Historical Society

annual meeting

The Silt Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Silt Historical Park. The public is invited; help keep the park a viable and functioning part of the community. Information: Alice Boulton, 876-2668, or Bill Smith, 876-1980.

Second City comics

come to Carbondale

Chicago’s famed Second City Comedy group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Roaring Fork High School. $20 general admission, $15 for Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities members. Tickets available at Sounds Easy: 963-1303.

Embroiderers sew up a storm

The Glenwood Springs group of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet Monday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. till noon, at Mountain View Church. All interested stitchers are welcome. Please call Becca with any questions, 945-7434.

CSAP training seminar

A one-day training seminar designed to help educators better understand how Colorado’s CSAP is constructed, scaled and scored will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Hotel Colorado. Cost is $125. Information/registration: http://www.exstudies.adams.edu/csap/ or (800) 548-6679.

BLM advisory council meets

The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Public comment periods will be at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Information: (970) 244-3000.

Trekking in Peru

The Redstone Community Association will present its next Winter Series program at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Redstone Inn. The presentation will be of the two-week trekking adventure to Peru in 2002 by a group of four local Roaring Fork Valley women, which took Karla Miller, Molly Garland, Marty Bauer and Sue McEvoy to Cusco, Peru, the Kingdom of the Incas. Information: Sue at 704-1843.

Wild Turkey party

The Garfield County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation Bookcliff Longbeards is hosting its annual fund-raising dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. Silent and live auctions will showcase wildlife art, guns, calls and more. $50 for singles, $75 per couple. Information: Ron Weidler, 625-0370, or Christiaan Maurer, 625-2356.

ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR STUDY ABROAD

The Rotary Club of Glenwood Springs is actively soliciting applicants for various Rotary Foundation Scholarships being awarded this summer for study abroad in 2005-2006 and 2007. Any college students or graduates ” undergraduate or graduate level ” who live in the area or whose families live in or around Glenwood Springs are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. Year-long academic Ambassadorial Scholarships and three-month cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are available, as well as the two-year Rotary World Peace Scholarship. Information: Pat Fitzgerald, 945-5554, or http://www.rotary.org. The deadline this year for receipt of complete applications is April 30.

Art Guild student

grants available

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild offers three art-related grants for the 2004-2005 school year, available to graduating seniors from the Re-1, Re-2 or Grand Valley school districts. All privately schooled and home-schooled students are also eligible for these grants. These include the $2,000 Nancy Piper Memorial Art Education Grant, available to a student planning on majoring in art at a two- or four-year institution, as well as $1,000 and $750 Jan Worden Continuing Education Grants, given to students interested in furthering their art education. Applications and rules are available from local schools or by writing to the Glenwood Springs Art Guild at P.O. Box 64, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602. Deadline is 5 p.m., April 24. Information: Kikuko Woodyard at 945-8270.

Plant sale

Mountain Valley Developmental Services will be holding a plant sale through the end of February. The greenhouse is located at 700 Mount Sopris Drive, Glenwood Springs. Foliage plants, succulent gardens, shamrocks, and hanging baskets will be available. Information: 945-2306.

Montessori speaker visits

Mt. Sopris Montessori School will host a visit by renowned Montessori speaker and educator Alice Renton at 7 p.m., Feb. 16, at Crystal River Elementary school. Renton will discuss Montessori philosophy, multicultural education and more. Free. Information: 963-3506.

Join the Rat Race

The 33rd annual Rat Race Extravaganza will bring loads of costumed skiers to the Spring Gulch Trail System on Sunday, Feb. 8, for the Colorado Rocky Mountain School’s annual fund-raiser, with registration from 8-9 a.m. The event officially kicks off at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, with an all-ages barn dance, held at the CRMS barn and featuring the Hell Roaring String Band. Information: Andrew Gardner, 963-8456, or CRMS, 963-2563.

New Castle Art Guild gathers

The New Castle Art Guild will be having its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 5, at 303 Main St. Information: Jeannie Hoppal, 625-0246.

Chamber online

auction continues

Only a few days are left to take part in “GSCRA-Bay,” an online fund-raising auction held by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. Log on to http://www.glenwoodchamber.com to place bids on Nevada gambling trips, lodging in Montana and Arizona, Rockies and Pacers tickets and more. The bids continue at Saturday evening’s Annual Ball and Auction, at 6 p.m Feb. 7 at the Hotel Colorado.


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