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Garfield Democrats meet

Garfield County Democrats will hold their “Public Weekly Summit” at noon Thursday, March 11, at the Brew Pub. Kathleen Curry will be the featured speaker. Information: Don Kaufman, 945-2396, or Dana Barker, 285-9826, or

Waldorf School Hosts Early Childhood Open House

The Early Childhood Center will host an open house from 9:30-11 a.m. on Friday, March 12. Visit the school, meet the teachers and other parents and children. Light refreshments served. Open to the public. Information: Julie Mulcahy, 963-1960.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Join the American Legion in Carbondale for a corned beef and cabbage dinner, held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 12. $8 per person.

Make ’em stay up late

Identity Crisis Youth Radio is sponsoring the “I Wanna Make ‘Em Stay Up All Night” show and fund-raiser, a 10 hour radio-thon to be held on KDNK from 10 p.m. Saturday, March 13, to 8 a.m. Sunday, March 14. Young DJs will be pitching for KDNK memberships and generating support for the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program. Information: 963-0139.

RoFintUG scholarships available

The Roaring Fork Internet Users Group (RoFIntUG) is accepting scholarship applications from local high school seniors who are planning to attend college or trade school in the fall. Five $1,000 scholarships are to be awarded. You do not have to be a RoFIntUG member to apply. Application deadline is April 15. Go to to fill out the application form. Information: Kim Walton, 945-4920, ext. 18.

Eagles’ Aerie and Auxiliary celebrate anniversary

The Eagles Club will be celebrating the Aerie’s 102nd year and the Auxiliary’s 52nd anniversary during a special all-day party held Saturday, March 13. The memorial service will be at 1 p.m., an Auxiliary meeting at 2 p.m. and the Aerie meeting at 3 p.m. Social hour from 5-6 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and music by White River following the meal. Information: 945-8333.

SHARE Colorado registration

SHARE Colorado registration will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Eagles Club, 312 7th St., Glenwood Springs. Information: 945-8333.

Polish up the dog or cat

Bring your dog or cat for low-cost nail clipping and polishing at KDNK’s first “Peticure,” held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at R.J. Paddywacks, located in the City Market shopping center in El Jebel. $10 for nail clipping, $15 for polishing and baths (with blow-drying) are $15. Proceeds benefit KDNK programming and operations; KDNK members’ pets get a 25 percent discount. Information: 963-0139.

Quilting workshop

Anvil Points Quilt Guild hosts an all-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, at the Re-2 Learning Opportunities Center, 839 Whiteriver, Rifle. Bring your lunch. Information: Gerry Pratt, 625-2571.

Learn about assault

and harassment

“Until Someone Wakes Up,” a play and interactive discussion about sexual assault and harassment, will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at the New Space Theater on CMC’s Spring Valley Campus. Free admission. Information: 963-3483.

Clay Center spring

classes begin

Carbondale Clay Center’s spring class session begins March 22. Classes include hand-building historical vessels, “readjusting the atmosphere,” beginning and intermediate pottery, hand-building and RAKU firing, relief tiles, brush and tool making and kids classes. Various times, dates and prices: Call 963-CLAY for details.

Fossil road trip

Fossil fans can take part in “Cambrian Trilobites and the Western Deserts,” a five-day field trip organized by Grand Junction’s Museum of Western Colorado, held April 25-30. Collect trilobites at the famous quarries in Utah’s House Range and the Marble Mountains in Eastern California; other stops include the Great Basin, Death Valley and Grand Canyon national parks, plus Monument Valley. $695 per person for members. Information: (970) 242-0971.

Restoration weekends planned

Join the Colorado Environmental Coalition and the Colorado Mountain Club on a series of Restoration Weekends, held in a number of Citizens Wilderness Proposal areas. Projects include illegal ATV route restoration in Black Mountain and Windy Gulch, 12 miles west of Meeker (May 4-6); a project in Castle Peak, north of Eagle (June 18-20); ATV route restoration on Oil Spring Mountain, 25 miles south of Rangely (Sept. 17-18); and a further project in Dominguez Canyons, 20 miles southeast of Grand Junction. Car camp, bring work clothes and a $35 donation for food; tools, breakfasts and dinners provided for volunteers. Information: (303) 534-7066, ext. 205, or

Why Vote? Big money!

Young locals who would like to win $1,000 may want to know that the deadline approaches to submit your entry to the “Why Vote” contest. People between 18 and 25 who live from Aspen to Rifle are asked to create an essay, video or political cartoon which answers the question. First prize, $1,000; second prize, $400; third prize, $250. Submission deadline is April 1. Information: or P.O. Box 1955, Carbondale CO 81623.

BLM needs resource

advisory council help

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on three Resource Advisory Councils in the state. Nominations will be accepted through April 19 to fill spots on the following general areas: holders of federal grazing permits, representatives of mining, timber, off-road vehicle businesses and commercial recreation; representatives of environmental groups, archeological or historical interests; and state, county or local elected officials, representatives of Indian tribes, academics and the general public. Details: Steven Hall, 244-3052 or

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