Merry Two Rivers MOPSThe Two Rivers Mothers of Preschoolers invite all expecting mothers and mothers of preschoolers to take a break from the holiday rush and join the merriment of a white elephant gift exchange from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at Mountain View Church by Buffalo Valley. Bring a gift to share and plan to stay for games as well. Child care is provided. The first meeting is free; additional meetings cost $5. Information: Jo, 876-1941.Taking Legal ActionAlpine Legal Services presents Tuesday Night Bar at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the Garfield County Courthouse. Volunteer attorneys will provide 15-minute private consultations regarding divorce, custody, renter’s rights, etc. Please bring all necessary documentation related to a case such as leases, contracts, court papers, etc. No consultations for criminal or traffic matters. Tuesday Night Bar takes place the third Tuesday of every month, alternating between the Garfield County Courthouse and the Rifle City Hall. Information: Deborah Smith, 948-0068, or the Aspen office, 920-2828.High Country HelpersHigh Country RSVP is looking for volunteers to help senior citizens and low income individuals with simple taxes in the Glenwood Springs area for four hours per week from Feb. 1 to April 15 in Colorado Mountain College’s Glenwood Center. The group will provide training and support. Registration: Kate, 947-8462 by Jan. 1.Now Showing at the PoolLog on to http://www.hotspringspool.com and click on the new Web cam. The camera is mounted at the pool’s west end and provides a full image of the large pool, lap lanes, the historic bath house, and the entrance to the Athletic Club. Viewing options include a still image or live action shot in a small or large format. The display also shows local weather statistics from The Weather Channel at weather.com. Information: 1-800-537-SWIM (7946) or http://www.hotspringspool.com.Roaring Fork IdolAuditions for the annual Stars of Tomorrow talent showcase will be Thursday, Jan. 6, at the Glenwood Springs Middle School choir room. Piano acts will audition from 4-5 p.m., vocal acts from 5-6 p.m., and all other acts 6-6:30 p.m. All auditioners must have a $100 sponsor if selected for the show. Due to scheduling conflicts, the show is earlier this year. Stars of Tomorrow will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Glenwood Springs High School Auditorium. Information: Rosario Young, 947-9734.Crafty Retreat Attention all quilters and scrapbookers: Anvil Points Quilt Guild presents a “Regret Minimization” retreat at the Hotel Grand Junction (formerly the Adams Mark) Jan. 7-9. Start the New Year out right by finishing all those WIPS (work in progress). Information: Pat Peterson, 876-5160.Life-inspiring CourseA Spiritual Center in Carbondale offers the “Science of Mind Foundation” course from 6:45-9:15 p.m. starting Tuesday, Jan. 18, and running for 12-weeks. Cost: $200 (includes course manual). Partial scholarships are offered and a $30 discount is available for returning students with manuals. A $30 deposit is due by Friday, Jan. 14. Information/deposits: Golden Sha, 963-5516, P.O. Box 202, Snowmass, CO 81654.4-H Leaders in DenverThe 2005 Leadership Development Conference and 4-H Day at the Colorado State Capitol will take place between Feb. 5-7 (with conference at the Renaissance Denver Hotel). Garfield County Council will pay half for attending local delegates, making registration $50 per person. The conference is open to all 4-H leaders and those members 14 years and older. Senators and alternate senators are expected to attend. Registration and payment are due in the Garfield County 4-H Extension Office in Rifle by noon on Monday, Jan. 10. Information: 625-3969.Help Basalt Barn RaiseThe Basalt Regional Heritage Society is offering a collectors series of wooden carved ornaments for the holidays. The Luchsinger Half-Way House is available at Community Bank of Basalt, Town Center Book Sellers, The Town of Basalt, Alpine Bank and Bank of Colorado. A limited number of last year’s ornament, The Arbaney Barn, are also for sale. All proceeds go to the restoration of the Arbaney Barn into a museum/educational center. Cost: $15 for BRHS members and $20 for nonmembers. Information: 927-4693.The Basalt Regional Heritage Society is offering a collectors series of wooden carved ornaments for the holidays. The Luchsinger Half-Way House is available at Community Bank of Basalt, Town Center Book Sellers, The Town of Basalt, Alpine Bank and Bank of Colorado. A limited number of last year’s ornament, The Arbaney Barn, are also for sale. All proceeds go to the restoration of the Arbaney Barn into a museum/educational center. Cost: $15 for BRHS members and $20 for nonmembers. Information: 927-4693.
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