Mid-Valley MOPS will meet from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Christ Community Church, off of Highway 82 between Basalt and El Jebel. Jody Chelle of Grand Junction will speak on Keeping Love Alive. Child care is provided and brunch is available. The first time is free, a $5 donation is requested for additional meetings. Information: Wendy Rickard, 927-5154, or Jacy Allen, 927-8722.
Earth Day poster contest
Students K-12 in Glenwood Springs are invited to participate in the Earth Day Poster Contest, previewing celebrations held locally on April 22. One entry per applicant, color is preferable, with submissions no larger than 17×22 inches. Deadline is March 1. Information: LadyHawke, 384-2287.
Family Resource Centers offer parenting classes
The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers will offer free, one-night parenting workshops each month in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt. The courses will be offered in both English and Spanish separately, and will include free child care and refreshments. February’s topic is “Power Struggles: Creating a more peaceful home.” Held from 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Carbondale Elementary School Library, Feb. 25 at the Glenwood Springs Elementary School Library and Feb. 26 at Basalt Elementary School’s Family Resource Center office. Information: Nancy La Joy, 384-5694 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silt library treasure hunt
A treasure hunt will take place at the Friends of the Silt Branch Library Open House and Used Book Sale, held during regular library hours Feb. 17-21 at 600 Home Ave. Extended evening browsing available Feb. 17 until 8 p.m. By selecting from the daily rotated titles, your contributions will help the Friends purchase new books and multi-media items as well as fund year-round and special summer community children’s programs beyond the regular library budget.
Butter Braids fund-raiser
Alpine Christian Academy is selling Butter Braids as a school fund-raiser, beginning Feb. 17. They are all-natural hand-braided pastry loaves filled with a choice of five different flavors. Each loaf costs $9. Stock up for spring break and Easter. Call 927-9106 to place an order. All proceeds benefit Alpine Christian Academy.
Contra dance relocates
Attention Glenwood Contra Dancers: This month’s Feb. 21 Community/ Contra Dance is being moved to the Waldorf School for this month only. Dance starts at 7:30, music by The Last Minute String Band with caller John Unger. As always, beginners welcome, all ages, and no partner required. The Waldorf School is located a half mile upvalley of the Catherine Store on Old Highway 82 beyond Carbondale. Information: 945-0350.
Back from Antarctica
Susy Ellison, a teacher at Yampah Mountain High School, recently spent two and a half months in Antarctica as part of a National Science Foundation program called “Teachers Experiencing Antarctica and the Arctic.” She will present a slide show and talk on her experiences at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale. Information: 963-2889.
Have a seat, Carbondale
“Have a Seat, Carbondale,” the new Carbondale Public Arts Commission fund-raising project, is being launched this month, and the commission is looking for Roaring Fork Valley artists to participate. Three artists will be selected from those applying and commissioned to add their artistic touches and ornamentation to the prototype concrete bench. The three benches will then be on center stage at the fund-raising auction to be held during the July 4 weekend. Application deadline is March 1. All artists who are interested in being considered for selection can send examples of their work and an idea for the bench project, along with their name, address and phone number, to Jody Ensign, CPAC, 320 Main Street #300, Carbondale, CO 81623. Information: Jody Ensign, 963-0641, or Ro Mead, 963-3610.
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