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You, your CPA and the IRS

The Carbondale Chamber and Vectra Bank will host “You, Your CPA and the IRS,” a business workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 3. Carbondale accountant Bill Hofto, CPA, is a veteran of the business tax field in Aspen and a certified expert in QuickBooks. $15 for Chamber members if preregistered, $30 for nonmembers; $25/$40 day of registration. Information: 963-1890.

High Country

4-Wheelers To meet

The High Country 4-Wheelers will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, at Los Desperados Mexican Restaurant in West Glenwood. All four-wheeling and ATV enthusiasts are invited to attend.

Valley leadership


“Civic Leadership ” How Decisions Get Made in the Roaring Fork Valley,” a seminar facilitated by Chris Gates, president of the National Civic League, will take place from 12:30-5 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in Aspen at the Koch Seminar Building at Aspen Meadows. Panelists will include activist Gerry Vanderbeek, former county commissioner Leslie Lamont, Aspen Valley Land Trust director Martha Cochran and Valley Journal editor John Colson. A pre-seminar luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. $50 for seminar, $75 for luncheon and seminar. Information/reservations: Victoria Newton at Roaring Fork Leadership, 922-6035.

Biodiesel for the valley

The Roaring Fork Biodiesel Cooperative is having an informational meeting for all people interested in biodiesel in the Roaring Fork Valley, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, in the Solar Energy International (SEI) classroom, 2nd and Main, Carbondale. (Look for the solar panels). Information: Soozie, 309-1588.

Iraq experience

To be discussed

Hear about the war in Iraq from Iraqi-American freelance reporter and author Urban Hamid, who specializes in war reporting ” especially the human side of the conflict. Hamid appears at 7 p.m., Friday, March 5, at Glenwood Springs High School Library. Hamid was at the Palestine Hotel when it was shelled last April. He accompanied U.S. soldiers during night raids on suspected “Saddam sympathizers” and will share video footage and photos. Suggested donation $5-10. Information 984-3161, 945-1030 or

Embroiderers’ Guild meets

The Glenwood Springs Group of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will hold its monthly meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 8, at Mountain View Church. All interested stitchers are welcome. Information: 945-6381.

All the clay in China

The Carbondale Clay Center is pleased to host a slideshow on Tuesday, March 9, by Hyko Laeyendecker on his recent excursion to China through the National Ceramics Museum of Holland. Hyko was born in Heemstede, Holland, and has traveled extensively throughout the world. He now lives in Eagle with his wife Dosia, and participates regularly in Clay Center events and activities. This show is free and open to the public. Potluck dinner begins at 6 p.m., immediately followed by slideshow. Information: 963-CLAY (2529).

Denim to Diamonds fund-raiser approaches

Denim to Diamonds, the annual fund-raiser for the Garfield County 4-H Council, will be held Saturday, March 13, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. This year’s program features a prime rib dinner and dancing to the music of Derringer. A silent and live auction will be featured throughout the evening with hundreds of items to bid on. Doors to the event open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the entire program are $30 for adults and $15 for youth 14 and younger. Entry for the dance only, which begins at 8 p.m., is $15 for singles and $25 per couple. Sponsorships are still available at several levels, and include free tickets to Denim to Diamonds as well as sponsorship advertising during this year’s event and at the Garfield County Fair. Tickets, sponsorship info or donations: Tiffany Richardson, 945-0346; or Amanda Burk, 876-2388 or 625-3969.

“Run for Your Wife” extra show dropped

Due to a scheduling conflict, Defiance Community Players has been forced to cancel its encore performance of the comedy “Run For Your Wife,” originally planned for Friday, March 5, at the Blue Acacia Theatre in Glenwood Springs.

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