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Food First classes for women

Give your health a boost and resist disease and hot flashes using food. Certified nutritionist Ricky McKenn will speak on food information from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Mondays in February and March at the Crystal River Yoga Center (0695 Buggy Circle, Carbondale). Get facts and practical ideas on how to stimulate your metabolism by eating right. Information: Ricki, 927-1373.

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 24. One entry per applicant, color is preferable, with submissions no larger than 17 by 22 inches. Deadline is March 1. Information: LadyHawke, 384-2287.

Winning in Life

Dave Weimer, Carbondale’s Edward Jones investment representative, will host a free program for women called “Winning in Life” from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Edward Jones office (0326 Highway 133). This one-hour televised event will feature motivational speaker Bonnie St. John. Information or reservations: 963-4513.

Chili and literacy

A chili dinner and Literacy Night will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Sopris Elementary School; dinner begins at 5 p.m., and the literacy event starts at 6:30 p.m. Literacy sessions include art, science and math, book-making, reading games and student factors for success. $6 for adults, $4 for children and $20 for a family. Information: 384-5400.

Lunch with Bill Efting

The Basalt Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon to welcome Bill Efting as the new Basalt Town Manager, at noon on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Roaring Fork Club Members Lodge. There will be a $15 charge for lunch. RSVP is necessary. Information: 927-4031 or

Rockin’ ’50s, Twistin’ ’60s

The Carbondale Middle School seventh-grade will present “Rockin’ ’50s, Twistin’ ’60s,” a fund-raiser musical revue combining the talents of students and professionals, at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 and 28 at Roaring Fork High School. The show is written and directed by stage and television performer Joyce Bulifant, now of Carbondale, and features Cindy Glowacki from the Crystal Palace, television and movie actor Roger Perry and Las Vegas entertainer Johnny McNearny. Advance tickets are now on sale at Sounds Easy in Carbondale and Carbondale Middle School. $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Proceeds from the fund-raiser musical show will benefit on-going theater projects at CMS. Break out your dancing shoes for the “Great Balls of Fire” sock hop to follow Friday evening’s performance. Dance tickets are $5.

Carbondale Mountain Fair

Application Deadlines

This year’s Carbondale Mountain Fair will be held July 23 – 26. The deadline for all artists and crafts persons interested in a booth for this year’s Mountain Fair is Feb. 28. This includes all local artists interested in sharing booth space. The entertainment application is due by March 3. Applications or information: or 963-1680.

“Fast Food Nation” author speaks

Eric Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation” and “Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market,” will appear at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Aspen’s Paepcke Auditorium, part of the Winter Words series. $15. Information or tickets: 920-5770.

Easter Egg class

Learn how to decorate Ukrainian Easter eggs at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale. Jaci Spuhler will be demonstrating the technique. Workshop limited to 10. Information: 963-2889.

Seeking history

of the Midland Building

In celebration of Rifle’s Midland Building’s 100th birthday, long-time residents or their families are being asked to write with their memories, thoughts and images of the building’s past. Letters, photographs and memorabilia are being collected for a display in the new lobby. Material can be sent to: 111 E. 3rd St., Suite 221, Rifle, CO 81650. Information: Jen Firmin, 618-5009, or Tammy Gose, 625-5544.

Community Health Fairs approach

The Community Health Fair will take place from 7 a.m. to noon on April 17 at the Valley View Medical Office building and from 7 a.m. to noon April 24 at Riverside Middle School in New Castle. Both fairs will have free health screening and testing available (for a small fee) including blood chemistry analysis, prostate specific antigen and colorectal kit. Early blood tests will also be available from 7-10 a.m. on April 3 at the VVH Cancer Center. Information: 945-6535 or

Ducks Unlimited fund-raiser banquet

The Rifle area chapter of Ducks Unlimited is holding its annual fund-raising banquet and auction at 5 p.m. April 3 at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Information: Jane or Lynn, 285-9740.

Lions Club speech contest

The Lions Club Speech contest is open to any student of high school age. This year’s speech topic is: “What teacher or other person influenced your life and why?” The written manuscripts are due by March 24 for the Rifle High School competition sponsored by the Silt and Rifle Lions clubs. The speeches will be judged March 31 by a team of three to five judges. Local prizes are $50 for first place, $30 for second and $20 for third. Other local contests include Basalt Lions Club contest to be held April 7 (call Kevin Morley at 927-2461). The winners of each of these local competitions will compete in the regional competition in Glenwood Springs April 13 for the right to compete at the Western Slope competition in Grand Junction April 25. Information: Debra Brainard at 230-0446, or Rifle High School Councilor Cindy Skinner, 625-7777.

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