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Kids Kapers art programPreschoolers are back to fun for arts and crafts galore, held from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 12 and 26. Each session has a different holiday, seasonal or other special theme. Children should wear clothes they can get messy in. Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not required. This class will take place at the Glenwood Springs Community Center in the Iron Mountain Room A. Information: 384-6301.Masons do degree workThe Rifle Masonic Lodge will do Entered Apprentice degree work at the stated meeting, held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. There will be a dinner preceding the degree. 421 Railroad Ave. Information: 285-9330.Carbondale gym cancelledCarbondale Open gym for Thursday, Feb. 11, has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Call the Carbondale Recreation Department at 704-4116 if you have any questions.Downtown development meetingThe downtown retail and restaurant committee of the Glenwood Springs Downtown Development Authority will host a workshop to develop a marketing plan, special events, promotions schedule and other programs for downtown in 2004, from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. This is a very important opportunity to get involved with the future of downtown Glenwood. RSVP the DDA office by Feb. 13: 384-6477.CMC offers Peruvian learning adventureThe Search for Eldorado begins with a new Study Abroad program offered by Colorado Mountain College this June. The program will travel to Peru to spend three weeks exploring the culture, archaeology, language, and geography of this important South American Country. The program begins June 18 and runs through July 10, 2004. The program is open to anyone with a sense of adventure, an interest in Spanish, archaeology, indigenous cultures, and/or Peru. Information: or call Mary Ebuna, (719) 486-4224, Candy Chant, (719) 486-4206, or Sandy Jackson, 945-6746.How to buy a homeHomebuyers Mortgage is offering How to Buy a Home, a free, step-by-step homebuyers seminar held 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Mason & Morse offices in Glenwood Springs (801 Colorado Ave.). Republican luncheonGarfield County Republicans will hold their monthly luncheon at noon Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Buffalo Valley Inn in south Glenwood Springs. Colorado Republican Party State Chairman Ted Halaby has been invited to the luncheon. If he is unable to attend a representative from the state Republican Party will be the featured speaker. Information: Jim Larson, 945-9456, Dorothy Cerise, 928-8260 or Tom Beard, 285-9740.Irrigation measurement workshopMount Sopris Conservation District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Bureau of Reclamation are offering a workshop on irrigation water measurement from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the El Jebel Community Center. Severe drought over the last several years has brought attention to the importance of irrigation improvements; the workshop will focus on measurement techniques for Parshall Flumes and weirs. Reservations required: 945-5494, ext. 101.Cajun Clay Night volunteer callVolunteers are needed for Cajun Clay Night, Carbondale Clay Centers spring party, to be held May 15. Help is needed with food, decorations, ticket sales, the auction and more. Information: 963-CLAY.

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