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Public Skating Canceled

There will be no public skating at the Glenwood Springs Community Center ice rink on Friday and Saturday, March 12-13. Regular hours resume on Sunday, March 14.

CarbonDale Trip to

Cabaret Dinner Theatre

Come and enjoy “The King and I” to be held on Sunday, April 4, at the Grand Junction Cabaret Theatre ” with other adults aged 50-plus. Tickets are only $35 for the entire day, which includes transportation, lunch and theater ticket. This is an afternoon matinee show, so the van will depart from the Carbondale Town Hall at 10 a.m., with the doors opening at 11:45 a.m. The registration deadline is Friday, March 19 ” so reserve your seat early, as this trip is sure to fill quickly. Information: Carbondale Recreation Department, 704-4115.

Basalt Biz After Hours

Celebrate spring with the Shops of Riverwalk at the Basalt Chamber of Commerce’s March Business After Hours, held 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 18. Participating businesses, located at 227 Midland Ave., include Heather Gallery, Iota, Tezaal, Everything Casual, Frachie Home, Val’s Gourmet and Bandana Kids. Refreshments, appetizers and prizes at each shop. Information: 927-4031.

Community Focus Group

in Carbondale

Carbondale Community Focus (CCF) is working to bring Carbondale residents and business owners together to discuss important issues and explore potential solutions. CCF is forming this citizens’ group in order to openly and honestly focus on building a healthy community. CCF hopes other citizens will join them in focusing on the opportunities and challenges that face the community. CCF is not supporting specific candidates for office and is not taking positions in support or against any ballot issue. Citizens are welcome to provide comments, and candidate question suggestions are encouraged. Contact information for the public is provided at Those who do not have computer access may call 963-2959 to request information.

Garfield Republicans meet

Garfield County Republicans will hold their monthly luncheon at noon Wednesday, March 17, at the Buffalo Valley Inn. Becky Rippy, Republican candidate for State Representative (House District 61) will be the featured speaker. Information: Jim Larson, 945-9456, Dorothy Cerise, 928-8260, or Tom Beard, 285-9740.

Parent Info Night

The Roaring Fork School District, including Assistant Superintendent Judy Haptonstall and Carbondale technology teacher Bonnie Fischer, will present a special “Parent Info Night” regarding the standards-based report cards and grading system, from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Carbondale Elementary School. All school district parents with questions (from elementary to high school levels) are encouraged to attend. Information: Bonnie Fischer, 384-5691 or

Contra Dance comes back home

On Saturday, March 20, Glenwood’s monthly Community/Contra Dance resumes at its original location, the Blue Acacia Playhouse, on the corner of 9th and Colorado. Dance starts at 7:30 p.m. with music by the Last Minute String Band and friends. As always, no partners required and beginners welcome ” all dances are walked through the steps. This month’s caller is Kenny Wilson. $7 per adult. Information: 945-0350.

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