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Lindley and Ingram

Return to buff

Renowned folk, blues, reggae and world music oddballs David Lindley and Wally Ingram will return to Buffalo Valley for a performance at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Tickets are $21 in advance and are available at Watersweeper and the Dwarf, Glenwood Music, Harrelson Music in Rifle and Sounds Easy in Carbondale. Charge by phone: 945-5297 or 963-1303.

Take stock of your IRA

David Jones, Carbondale’s Edward Jones investment representative, will host “Taking Stock of Your IRA,” a free program held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Carbondale office, located at 0326 Highway 133. The program will discuss why individuals should fund their Individual Retirement Accounts as early as possible, the advantages of blue chip investments and strategies to get the most out of the account. Information: 963-4513.

Carbondale Independent Film Fest

Carbondale’s Gordon Cooper Library begins its Independent Film Fest at 8 p.m. March 19 with “Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity.” Five other films will be shown on Friday evenings every other week for 10 weeks, including March 19, April 2, 16 and 30 and May 14. There’s only space for 50 viewers per show; please stop by the library before each screening to get your free ticket and put your name on the list for future shows. Information: 963-2889.

Living at altitude

High-altitude health expert Peter Hackett, MD, will present “Altitude Matters: Playing, Living and Working in the Colorado Mountains,” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, at the Given Institute (100 E. Francis St., Aspen). Hackett is an international authority on high-altitude medicine and physiology and will speak about both the short- and long-term effects of living at more than 8,000 feet. Information: 925-3730.

St. Patty’s

at Hotel Colorado

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Hotel Colorado just a bit early with a traditional St. Patrick’s Day party, Saturday, March 13. Celtic music by Fifth Reel, Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage and soda bread, drinks and more. $25.95 per person. Reservations: 945-6511, ext. 117.


scholarships available

Local individuals interested in pursuing new or continuing careers in healthcare professions are invited to apply for several scholarship programs administered by the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation. Altogether, $2,000 is available, provided through the Dr. Rodney E. Kirk Memorial Scholarship; nursing scholarships are also available for study at Colorado Mountain College, the University of Northern Colorado or the University of Colorado. The deadline to apply is 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31. Applications are reviewed for funding consideration by the Education Committee of the Medical Foundation. Application guidelines and forms are available at the foundation office, located within Aspen Valley Hospital, or by visiting the foundation’s Web site, Information: Denise Miller, 544-1298.

Irish fun

A St. Patrick’s Day banquet and silent auction will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. A traditional Irish supper and entertainment will be provided by the church’s Youth Group. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children 3-12, free for kids under 3. Tickets at Watersweeper and the Dwarf and Through the Looking Glass. Proceeds benefit the Youth Group’s service trip to Tecate, Mexico. Information: 945-6848

Steve Ferguson

to perform

Christian music artist Steve Ferguson will appear in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at Mountain View Church in Glenwood Springs. Ferguson, a minister and singer-songwriter, is also representative for the international relief organization “Mission of Mercy.” Ferguson began his career as the lead singer of Gospel Hall of Fame members The Imperials. Admission is free, although donations will be accepted. Information: 945-8328.

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