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Big Green Buildings

Snowmass’ Rocky Mountain Institute begins its “Quest for Solutions” speaker series at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, with “Big Green Buildings,” an investigation into the use of environmentally friendly materials and techniques in new projects such as the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site in New York City. RMI’s William Browning, founder of the institute’s Green Development Services, will host. The presentation will take place at the Given Institute in Aspen. Information: 927-3851.

Alpine Singles meet

Alpine Singles will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, downstairs at Los Desperados. Bring a single friend and meet other singles from the area. Information: 945-7007.

Outlook for health

When people join together they are more successful in meeting their weight loss and exercise goals. OUTLOOK, a member-run meeting designed to keep you motivated and on track, meets at 5:30 p.m. every second Thursday in Carbondale. No dues, no membership fees. Next meeting Thursday, Feb. 19. Information: 984-5877 or 963-9685.

Do It Yourself Divorce Class

Garfield Legal Services presents the Do It Yourself Divorce Class from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 19 at the County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Attendees are provided with all required documents to file for divorce, along with all necessary information on how to manage their cases from start to finish. Preregistration is required. Information: 945-8858.

Sopris MOPS discuss

health issues

Sopris MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. Nancy Bacheldor will talk on women’s health issues. Day care is provided for children for a $5 fee. All mothers of preschool-aged children are welcome. Information: Marla, 704-9014.

New jazz group forms

A new Roaring Fork Valley Jazz Workshop is currently being formed and will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Carbondale Middle School band room. Local jazz musician Tim Fox will facilitate the meeting. If you are an adult or serious high school student interested in improvising jazz in a small group context, this meeting is for you. Information: 963-3874, or

Personality issues explained

Colorado West Counseling Services is offering “How Not to Let Your Personality Get in the Way,” the next workshop in the mental health awareness series. Dr. Stratton, a psychiatrist, will speak from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, in Room 3A at Glenwood Springs’ CMC campus. $30. Information: 945-2583.

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