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Snowmobilers meet

The Flattoppers Snowmobile Club monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Los Desperados restaurant. The Sleepy Cat ride is on Saturday, Feb. 21. Meet at Hiner Springs at 4 p.m. Information: Harry, 876-0123, or Joe, 945-6993.

Learn nightclub-style two-step

The Glenwood Springs Community Center will present a workshop in nightclub two-step, intermediate level, from 8-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20. Lesly Adams, who has 20 years’ experience teaching and performing, will teach the workshop. You are welcome to come without a partner. Registration: Lesly, 309-1726.

MOPS meet again

The Two Rivers MOPS group will be meeting on Friday, Feb. 20. All moms of preschoolers and expecting mothers are invited for fun, fellowship, speakers, food and more. This week’s speaker is Charla Belinski, on “Birth Order.” Meetings held every 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of the month from 9-11:30 a.m. Child care for children up to kindergarten age.

Photograph your artwork

Learn to archive your creations and promote your work through a special workshop, “Photograph Your Artwork,” led by Richard Schwartz. Sessions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 22 to March 7. $125. Carbondale Clay Center. Information: 963-CLAY.

Choir parents’ meeting

A Glenwood Springs High School Choir parent meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the high school choir room. March’s fund-raiser will be planned. Information: Jeannie Miller, 384-5584.

Valley Visual Arts Show starts

The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities presents the 24th annual Valley Visual Arts Show. The show represents over 60 local artists and takes place at the CCAH Arts Annex at La Fontana Plaza, Highway 133 in Carbondale. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m. thru March 20. There will be artist chats at 6pm. on Fridays, Feb. 27 and March 12. Information: 963-1680.

Evening of the Arts

Alpine Christian Academy presents its Fourth Annual Evening of the Arts on Friday, Feb. 27. Entertainment will include music, song and dance numbers performed by academy students. Student art projects will also be on display. The show will be held at the Basalt Middle School auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. The community is invited. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children/students 5-18 years and free for children 4 years and younger. Information: 927-9106.

Breaking the Silence

The Roaring Fork Peace Coalition presents a free video showing of “Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror,” 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the Glenwood Springs High School library; and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Roaring Fork High School (room 109), Carbondale. John Pilger, award-winning journalist and filmmaker, investigates the discrepancies between American and British claims for the “war on terror” and the facts on the ground as he finds them in Afghanistan and Washington, D.C. Includes interviews with General Wesley Clark and former intelligence officers. Information: 945-1030 or

Business Workshop series begins

A series of educational workshops designed to assist the valley’s business community in acquiring new skills and networking with other businesses will begin next week, organized by the Carbondale Chamber. First up is “Bookkeeping 101,” held on Feb. 25 at CMC’s Lappala Center; on March 3, “You, Your CPA and the IRS,” held at the Eagle County Building in El Jebel; April 21, “Marketing Your Business,” also held at the Eagle County Building in El Jebel; June 23, “Employment: Practical and Legal Perspectives,” CMC Lappala Center. All courses from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Workshop costs: pre-registered, $15 for chamber members, $30 for nonmembers; day of event, $25/$40. Reservations/information: 963-1890.

Protect your retirement accounts

Chambers and Associates will be holding a free educational seminar on enhancing the value of your retirement funds from 10-11:30 a.m. on March 4 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center and also at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center from 3-4:30 p.m. the same day. The seminar will show you how to protect your retirement accounts from being eroded by inflation, taxation and market loss. Information: Sara Blackard, (970) 241-6338.

Guaranteed Ride Home

program debuts

Glenwood area businesses who are members of the City of Glenwood Springs Transportation Demand Management Program can benefit from the new Guaranteed Ride Home Program, which provides occasional subsidized rides home to commuters or carpoolers who need to get home but can’t make other arrangements. Trips of less than 15 miles can be provided at a reduced rate by Valley Taxi; trips longer than 15 miles can be made with rental vehicles provided at a lower cost by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Participation in the Transportation Demand Management meetings is necessary to extend benefits to your employees. Information: Melissa Laeser, 384-6437.

Get a jump on student loans

The clock is ticking for the student financial aid process for 2004, and Colorado students looking toward college should apply soon to have the best shot at the range of financial assistance opportunities. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid window is now open and many funds, scholarships, grants, work-study programs and student loans are available on a first-come, first-served basis, FAFSA forms should be submitted as soon as possible. For information, contact the Colorado state government’s CollegeInvest program at (303) 866-2723 or Information is also available from the National Academic Funding Advisory organization ” send a double-stamped business envelope and $2 to NAFA, 188 Summer St., Scholarship Dept. F04, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

ACT test deadline approaches

Registration deadline for the ACT Assessment test, a college-entry test covering English, reading, math and science, to be held nationally on April 3, is Feb. 27 (or a late registration deadline is March 12, although an additional fee is required). The test fee is $26. Students who would like to take the test should contact their high school guidance counselor or register online at

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